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Seriously? Little faith in Serena Williams Down Under

After the closest finish in the history of ESPN's experts' picks last season, our fearless prognosticators are ready to put their reputations on the line for the first time in 2016.

While the men's field appears to be more straightforward, the rash of injuries on the WTA has given our pundits a lot to think about.

Especially in the case of world No. 1 Serena Williams. In 2015, she dominated the tour until the US Open, then disappeared from the circuit. What's in store for her this season? Based on the predictions, our experts have their doubts heading into the first major of the year.

With that, our picks for the Australian Open.