Meanwhile, defending champion Roger Federer plays Denis Istomin, Rafael Nadal faces wildcard James Duckworth, while world No 1 Novak Djokovic will take on a qualifier. This year's edition of the season's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne Park begins Monday.
Kyle Edmund, back at the scene of his semi-final appearance 12 months ago, was also given a hard opener against former top-10 stalwart Tomas Berdych, who is unseeded following injury.
"If I had a chance to do it as well I'd be happy to try and go there as well".
'Tata' Martino ya tiene en la mira a Diego Lainez
Será en el 22 marzo cuando Martino se presente en San Diego ante Chile , y el 26 del mismo mes contra Paraguay en Santa Clara, California.
Australian Nick Kyrgios takes on 16th seed Milos Raonic in arguably the biggest first-round match-up in the men's draw.
Djokovic holds the slight edge, having won 25 to Federer's 22, and the Serbian hasn't lost to the 20-time Grand Slam champion since the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals.
But the lack of a seeding has left him exposed to a challenging early draw, and he will have to battle past a tough first-round opponent in Spanish 22nd seed and former world number 13 Roberto Bautista Agut. If it would happen defending this title, I would gladly accept it.
Eurosport pundit John McEnroe sees the changing of the guard coming in 2019, saying: "I believe this year will be the year that you are going to see one of these young kids break through".
#CES2019 - Samsung showcasing futuristic modular Micro LED technology
By adding Micro LED modules users can seamlessly expand the display size to their preference including; irregular 9×3, 1×7 or 5×1. Samsung hasn't released pricing or availability information on its 75-inch 4K Micro LED set but you can bet it'll be expensive.
"To finally get that (title) here was so special, it's the happy slam".
Serena Williams, who is seeded 16th, faces fellow mother Tatjana Maria of Germany in her first competitive match since her tempestuous US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka. Halep has drawn another first-round against Kaia Kanepi, who beat her at the same stage at last year's U.S. Open, and a possible third rounder against unseeded Venus Williams. "I feel like these courts are suited for me, so it's incredible to be back.
I always enjoy my matches against him", 20-time grand slam victor Federer said at the draw. "I'm just enjoying every minute of it".
Guatemala anuncia el fin unilateral de misión anticorrupción de la ONU
La comisión también ha investigado a particulares, empresarios, políticos y jueces acusados de corrupción. Se llevaron a cabo reuniones solicitadas por la Misión de Guatemala en la ONU sin ningún resultado.