Grand Slam champions to play Adelaide International in 2021
Eight of the world’s top 20 and 15 of the world’s top 30 players are confirmed to compete at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide immediately after the Australian Open.
World No.8 and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu (CAN) leads the WTA field ahead of two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka (BLR) and world No.12 Belinda Bencic (SUI).
Top 20 players Johanna Konta (GBR), Iga Swiatek (POL), Petra Martic (CRO), Elena Rybakina (KAZ) and Elise Mertens (BEL) have also entered.
It has also been announced that Australian, Ash Barty is set to attend, defending her Adelaide title after winning last year.
On Wednesday Premier Steven Marshall said:
“Today’s announcement that eight of the world’s top 20 and 15 of the world’s top 30 players will compete at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre immediately after the Australian Open is yet another example of Adelaide serving up some of the best tennis players around the world…The WTA tournament will also be broadcast showcasing South Australia to the world.”
Adelaide International Tournament Director Alistair MacDonald is delighted to extend a warm welcome to the international playing group.
“We are pleased to announce the preliminary entry list for the Adelaide International,” MacDonald said.
“After a very difficult year, we are grateful to be welcoming world class tennis to Memorial Drive for the final time before the stage two redevelopment of the venue.
“The inaugural Adelaide International was a huge success and we are excited for tennis fans to join us once again for what is sure to be a great week of tennis.
“We wish the players the very best of luck while they compete at the Australian Open and look forward to welcoming them to South Australia very soon.”
Wildcards for the Adelaide International will be announced at a later date.
Tickets start at $20 for adults, with free tickets available for children at all sessions.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide International website or follow their Facebook page for updates.
What: Adelaide International
When: Monday 22 – Saturday 27 February 2021
Where: Memorial Drive Tennis Centre | Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Who: Tennis fans
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Image Source: Adelaide International Facebook page & website
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