|Barty has been placed in the same quarter of the draw as 2018 champion Kerber||Angelique Kerber as well as last year’s runner-up and seven-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams>.|
The Australian, who won the French Open earlier this month, will face Chinese Saisai Zheng in the first round, while she is set to face another ex-Wimbledon winner Gabine Muguruza in the third round.
Williams will face Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the opening round, while Kerber’s title defence commences against Tatiana Maria.
Barty, who withdrew from last week’s Eastbourne event due to an arm problem, is fine to take her place and enters as the favourite.
Pliskova is second favourite, with Kerber and Williams seen as the main contenders along with Osaka and two-time winner Kvitova.