Bulgarian ice dancers Teodora Markova and Simon Daze will open the competition at ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Milan (Italy). The duo qualified for the Worlds in their first season and have no ranking. Even before the draw it was known that they are going to be first and all teams applauded them. In the first group there are very strong teams – Kavita Lorenz/ Joti Polizoakis (Germany), Cortney Mansourova/Michal Ceska (Czech Republic) and Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds (Australia). Two times champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (France) are last in the starting order.