Uzbekistan’s, first seeded, Sabina Sharipova announced that she will take part in the Australian Open 2018 in her interview to Uzbekistan National News Agency.
"This year was successful for me and brought great victories,” said Sharipova. “I was able to achieve my goals. Unfortunately, I couldn’t win Tashkent Open - 2017. Last two weeks I had time to have a rest. Now, I resumed training sessions.”
“In January, I will take part in the Australian Open - 2018, which refers to the tournament "Grand Slam". Also, I will participate in all the tournaments of the Grand Slam throughout the season and I will try to win WTA and ITF Woman's tournaments as well."