Australian Open - Women's Entry List: Serena Williams bids to equal Court

Tennis - Svetlana Kuznetsova won't play. World No. 107 Duque Marino last player to enter

Author: Luigi Gatto | 2017-12-07 12:40 | 2391 reads
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Main draw entry list of the first Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open, is out. Serena Williams bids to equal Margaret Court's 24 Major titles record and win her eighth Australian Open.

The World No. 1 Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova, who never went beyond quarters, the 2016 winner Angelique Kerber are committed to play as well. For the first time since 2016 Australian Open, Maria Sharapova will play a Grand Slam with no need of a wild card. Here the Russian won in 2009 and lost three finals overall.

The 2012 and 2013 winner Victoria Azarenka needs a wild card, but she is involved in a legal battle for her son's custody and may skip Auckland, that is played in the first week of January, too. World No. 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova she won't play due to a left wrist injury that will force her to skip Hopman Cup and then St. Petersburg in late January too. 

Two players used protected ranking: Anna-Lena Friedsam and Kristina Kucova. Mariana Duque Marino is the last to enter, Anna Tatishvili is the first alternate. Here below all the players who entered:

1 Simona Halep (ROU)
2 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
3 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
5 Venus Williams (USA)
6 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
7 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
8 Caroline Garcia (FRA)
9 Johanna Konta (GBR)
10 Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
11 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
12 Sloane Stephens (USA)
13 Julia Goerges (GER)
14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
15 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
16 Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
17 Elena Vesnina (RUS)
18 Madison Keys (USA)
19 Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
20 Angelique Kerber (GER)
21 Serena Williams (USA)
22 Barbora Strycova (CZE)
23 Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
24 Daria Gavrilova (USA)
25 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
26 Shuai Peng (CHN)
27 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
28 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
29 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
30 Kiki Bertens (NED)
31 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
32 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
33 Anett Kontaveit (EST)
34 Shuai Zhang (CHN)
35 Elise Mertens (BEL)
36 Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
37 Alizé Cornet (FRA)
38 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
39 Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
40 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
41 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
42 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
43 Ana Konjuh (CRO)
44 Qiang Wang (CHN)
45 Tatjana Maria (GER)
46 Mona Barthel (GER)
47 Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
48 Lauren Davis (USA)
49 Carina Witthoeft (GER)
50 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)
51 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
52 Maria Sakkari (GRE)
53 Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)
54 Donna Vekic (CRO)
55 Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)
56 Timea Babos (HUN)
57 Monica Puig (POR)
58 Shelby Rogers (USA)
59 Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)
60 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
61 Catherine Bellis (USA)
62 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
63 Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
64 Christina Mchale (USA)
65 Jennifer Brady (USA)
66 Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
67 Marketa Vondrousova (CRO)
68 Naomi Osaka (JPN)
69 Laura Siegemund (GER)
70 Alison Riske (USA)
71 Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
72 Magda Linette (SWE)
73 Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
74 Heather Watson (GBR)
75 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
76 Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)
77 Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)
78 Monica Niculescu (ROU)
79 Camila Giorgi (ITA)
80 Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
81 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
82 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
83 Su-Wei Hsieh (TAW)
84 Madison Brengle (USA)
85 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)
86 Oceane Dodin (USA)
87 Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)
88 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
89 Ons Jabeur (TUN)
90 Petra Martic (CRO)
91 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN)
92 Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
93 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
94 Saisai Zheng (CHN)
95 Taylor Townsend (USA)
96 Kristina Kucova (CZE)
97 Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)
98 Nao Hibino (JPN)
99 Belinda Bencic (SUI)
100 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
101 Kaia Kanepi (EST)
102 Polona Hercog (SLO)
103 Kurumi Nara (JPN)
104 Jana Fett (CRO)
105 Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
106 Ana Bogdan (ROU)
107 Richel Hogenkamp (NED)
108 Mariana Duque Marino (COL)

Alternates:

1. Anna Tatishvili [PR]
2. Sofia Kenin
3. Jana Cepelova
4. Misa Eguchi [SR]

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