Ashleigh Barty has started 2019 strong already. (AP)

The main draw of the Grand Slam of the year is only a few days away. That means that every player is hoping to be rewarded for their hard work during the preseason. The Australian players especially are looking to make deep runs and, possibly, even win the title.

But it won't be easy. The last WTA player from Down Under to win the Australian Open was Chris O'Neil in 1978. Over 40 years later, and the Australian players are still looking to reignite the legacy that began in the Open Era with Margaret Court.

Choose who you think has the best chance of winning the Australian Open: