With all of the world’s top 100 men and 98 of the top 100 women entered into the year’s first Grand Slam event, the Australian Open expects to have a very strong field.
The first entry lists have been released with injured Serena Williams and Agnes Szavay, the only omissions from the top 100 women.
The 104 direct acceptances into the men’s draw include Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) and Dmitry Tursunov (RUS), both of whom used their injury protected rankings.
The women’s draw includes 107 direct acceptances, with notable exceptions Elena Dementieva (RUS) who retired at the end of the season and world No.37 Szavay(HUN), also out with injury.
The men’s field will be completed by 16 qualifiers and eight wildcards, while the women’s field has 12 qualifiers and eight wildcard to be added.
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