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Serena Williams accepts entry for Australian Open

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New mum and defending champion Serena Williams could make her comeback at next year’s Australian Open after she was named in the tournament’s entry list, released by the organizers of the event on Friday.

 

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia five months ago is expected to make her much publicized return to action after confirming her entry in the year’s first Major, famously called the ‘Happy Slam’.

Both the WTA and ATP No. 1s, Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal will be back in Melbourne, but the focus will be primarily on Serena, who bagged this year’s title while having entered the first trimester of her pregnancy.

Confirming the news, tournament director Craig Tiley said in a statement: “Last year’s tournament broke all of the records and we look forward to welcoming back new mum Serena as she attempts to equal Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slams.”

“We are definitely a family-friendly event and many players including reigning champion Roger Federer travel with their children to Melbourne so we remain optimistic that she will return.”

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, triple Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, top-ten players Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic are also expected to make their respective comebacks in the competition after being sidelined for months because of injuries.

“We have been in regular contact with Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka, who are all set for the Aussie summer,” said Tiley.

“They will all have lower rankings meaning there’s a real chance we’ll finally see a breakthrough from one of the rising stars like Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem or David Goffin.”

The tournament is scheduled to be held from January 15-28 at the iconic Melbourne Park.

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Entry List For The Australian Open Announced

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The acceptance list for the men’s Australian Open 2020 has been announced and it includes the world’s best 98 players.

 

The Australian Open 2020 will be played from the 20th of January to the 3rd of February on revamped courts, as “Greenset Worldwide” is set to replace the Plexicushion as the official court surface supplier. Greenset will work with the other ATP Australian tournaments as well, which are the ATP Cup and the Adelaide International.

The entry list has the original cut-off at 98 (Egor Gerasimov with last direct acceptance), while 6 players have used their protected-ranking to get in: they are Juan Martin Del Potro, Mackenzie McDonald, Vasek Pospisil, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Yen-Hsun Lu and Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Three wild-cards have already been given to USA’s Marcos Giron (USTA WC), Japan’s Tatsuma Ito (winner of the Asia-Pacific Wild-Card Play-off) and France’s Hugo Gaston.

 

Australian Open (AUS, Hard outdoor) entry list:
Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
Djokovic, Novak (SRB)
Federer, Roger (SUI)
Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
Medvedev, Daniil (RUS)
Tsitsipas, Stefanos (GRE)
Zverev, Alexander (GER)
Berrettini, Matteo (ITA)
Bautista-Agut, Roberto (ESP)
Monfils, Gael (FRA)
Goffin, David (BEL)
Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
Khachanov, Karen (RUS)
De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
Isner, John (USA)
Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
Pouille, Lucas (FRA)
Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
Paire, Benoit (FRA)
Pella, Guido (ARG)
Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
Carreno-Busta, Pablo (ESP)
Coric, Borna (CRO)
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
Raonic, Milos (CAN)
Fritz, Taylor (USA)
Garin, Cristian (CHI)
Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
Opelka, Reilly (USA)
Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
Djere, Laslo (SRB)
Cilic, Marin (CRO)
Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
Evans, Daniel (GBR)
Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
Querrey, Sam (USA)
Cuevas, Pablo (URU)
Albot, Radu (MDA)
Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
Millman, John (AUS)
Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
Londero, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
Norrie, Cameron (GBR)
Ruud, Casper (NOR)
Simon, Gilles (FRA)
Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
Bedene, Aljaz (SLO)
Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
Sousa, Joao (POR)
Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
Berankis, Ricardas (LTU)
Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)
Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
Edmund, Kyle (GBR)
Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)
Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
Ymer, Mikael (SWE)
Dellien, Hugo (BOL)
Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
Jarry, Nicolas (CHI)
Sinner, Jannick (ITA)
Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER)
Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
Uchiyama, Yasutaka (JPN)
Barrere, Gregoire (FRA)
Moutet, Corentin (FRA)
Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
Johnson, Steve (USA)
Munar, Jaume (ESP)
Davidovich Fokina, Alejandro (ESP)
Kwon, Soonwoo (KOR)
Monteiro, Thiago (BRA)
Paul, Tommy (USA)
Anderson, Kevin (RSA)
Mayer, Leonardo (ARG)
Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
Koepfer, Dominik (GER)
Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
Popyrin, Alexei (AUS)
Gerasimov, Egor (BLR)
Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) PR
McDonald, Mackenzie (USA) PR
Pospisil, Vasek (CAN) PR
Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER) PR
Lu, Yen-Hsun (TPE) PR
Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR) PR
WC Giron, Marcos (USA)
WC Ito, Tatsuma (JPN)
WC Gaston, Hugo (FRA)
(WC, Australian Open Play-off)
(WC)
(WC)
(WC)
(WC)
Alternates:
1. Harris, Lloyd (RSA)
2. Donaldson, Jared (USA) PR
3. Duckworth, James (AUS)
4. Majchrazak, Kamil (POL)
5. Giron, Marcos (USA)
6. Sugita, Yuichi (JPN)
7. Laaksonen, Henri (SUI)
8. Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
9. Schnur, Brayden (CAN)
10. Martin, Andrej (SVK)

 

 

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Entry List For Winston-Salem LIVE

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The last ATP tournament before the Us Open will take place in Winston Salem (North Carolina) at the Wake Forest University. 

 

The Winston-Salem Open, an ATP 250 event, took the place of the Pilot Pen Tennis in New Haven in 2011. John Isner is the only American former champion, while Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won the last edition.

The tournament will be played on outdoor hard courts, from the 17th to the 24th of August. Kevin Anderson, Alexander Bublik, Tomas Berdych and Feliciano Lopez have committed to play.

NEWS: Andy Murray has received the last Wild-Card for the main draw.

NEWS: Nikoloz Basilashvili has withdrawn from the tournament, Joao Monteiro has taken his place.

NEWS: Kevin Anderson pulls out and he is replaced by Frances Tiafoe.

 

ATP 250 Winston-Salem (USA, Hard), entry list:
Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
OUT Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
Carreno-Busta, Pablo (ESP)
Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
Copil, Marius (ROU)
OUT Coric, Borna (CRO)
OUT Cuevas, Pablo (URU)
OUT Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
OUT Dellien, Hugo (BOL)
Evans, Daniel (GBR)
Fabbiano, Thomas (ITA)
Haase, Robin (NED)
Harris, Lloyd (RSA)
Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
Jarry, Nicolas (CHI)
Johnson, Steve (USA)
Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
OUT Klahn, Bradley (USA)
Klizan, Martin (SVK)
OUT Kovalik, Jozef (SVK)
Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
OUT Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)
Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
OUT Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
Millman, John (AUS)
Moutet, Corentin (FRA)
OUT Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
Paire, Benoit (FRA)
Querrey, Sam (USA)
Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
Ruud, Casper (NOR)
Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
Sousa, Joao (POR)
WC Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
WC Berdych, Tomas (CZE)
WC Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
WC Murray, Andy (GBR)
Alternates:
IN Munar, Jaume (ESP)
IN Gunneswaran, Prajnesh (IND)
IN Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
OUT Ebden, Matthew (AUS)
IN Stebe, Cedrik-Marsel (GER)
OUT Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
IN Laaksonen, Henri (SUI)
OUT Maden, Yannick (GER)
IN Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
OUT Jaziri, Malek (TUN)
IN Popyrin, Alexei (AUS)
OUT Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
IN Hoang, Antoine (FRA)
OUT Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
OUT Sousa, Pedro (POR)
OUT Majchrzak, Kamil (POL)
OUT Daniel, Taro (JPN)
IN Kudla, Denis (USA)
OUT Schnur, Brayden (CAN)
IN Monteiro, Thiago (BRA)
OUT Istomin, Denis (UZB)
OUT Giustino, Lorenzo (ITA)
IN Lee, Duckhee (KOR)
IN Weintraub, Amir (ISR)
1. Smith, Roy (USA)

 

 

ATP 250 Winston-Salem, qualifying:
Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
Fratangelo, Bjorn (USA)
OUT Gunneswaran, Prajnesh (IND)
OUT Hoang, Antoine (FRA)
OUT Kudla, Denis (USA)
OUT Laaksonen, Henri (SUI)
OUT Majchrzak, Kamil (POL)
OUT Mayer, Leonardo (ARG)
OUT Monteiro, Thiago (BRA)
OUT Paul, Tommy (USA)
OUT Popyrin, Alexei (AUS)
OUT Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
OUT Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
OUT Schnur, Brayden (CAN)
WC Chrysochos, Petros (CYP)
(WC)
Alternates:
IN Giron, Marcos (USA)
OUT Duckworth, James (AUS)
OUT Sock, Jack (USA)
OUT Krueger, Mitchell (USA)
IN Eubanks, Christopher (USA)
OUT Janvier, Maxime (FRA)
OUT Quiroz, Roberto (ECU)
OUT Smith, John-Patrick (AUS)
OUT Uchida, Kaichi (JPN)
IN Viola, Matteo (ITA)
IN Weintraub, Amir (ISR)
IN Krawietz, Kevin (GER)
OUT Stebe, Cedrik-Marsel (GER)
OUT Myneni, Saketh (IND)
IN Peliwo, Filip (CAN)
IN Gojo, Borna (CRO)
OUT Cressy, Maxime (USA)
IN Arevalo, Marcelo (ESA)
OUT Nam, Ji Sung (TPE)
OUT Cid Subervi, Roberto (DOM)
OUT Wang, Tak Khunn (FRA)
IN Smith, Roy (USA)
OUT Redlicki, Michael (USA)
IN King, Kevin (USA)
OUT Sarkissian, Alexander (USA)
OUT Mena, Facundo (ARG)
OUT Doumbia, Sadio (FRA)
IN Sarmiento, Raymond (USA)
OUT Bangoura, Sekou (USA)
IN Nguyen, Daniel (USA)
1. Galarneau, Alexis (CAN)
2. Redlicki, Martin (USA)
3. Mansouri, Skander (TUN)

 

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Entry List For Cincinnati LIVE

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The American hard-court season continues with the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

 

ATP Master 1000 Cincinnati (OH, USA, hard), entry list:
Albot, Radu (MDA)
OUT Anderson, Kevin (RSA)
Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
Bautista-Agut, Roberto (ESP)
Berrettini, Matteo (ITA)
Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
Cilic, Marin (CRO)
Coric, Borna (CRO)
De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
OUT Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG)
Djere, Laslo (SRB)
Djokovic, Novak (SRB)
Edmund, Kyle (GBR)
Federer, Roger (SUI)
Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
Fritz, Taylor (USA)
Garin, Cristian (CHI)
Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
Goffin, David (BEL)
Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
Isner, John (USA)
Khachanov, Karen (RUS)
Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
Medvedev, Daniil (RUS)
Monfils, Gael (FRA)
Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
Paire, Benoit (FRA)
Pella, Guido (ARG)
Pouille, Lucas (FRA)
Raonic, Milos (CAN)
Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)
Simon, Gilles (FRA)
Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
Tsitsipas, Stefanos (GRE)
Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
Zverev, Alexander (GER)
(SE)
Alternates:
IN Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
IN Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
IN Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
1. Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
2. Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
3. Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)
4. Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
5. Jarry, Nicolas (CHI)
6. Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
7. Norrie, Cameron (GBR)

 

 

ATP Master 1000 Cincinnati, qualifying:
Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
Evans, Daniel (GBR)
Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)
OUT Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
OUT Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
OUT Jarry, Nicolas (CHI)
Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
OUT Klizan, Martin (SVK)
Kohlschreiber, Philipp (GER)
Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ)
OUT Londero, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
Millman, John (AUS)
Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
Norrie, Cameron (GBR)
OUT Opelka, Reilly (USA)
Ruud, Casper (NOR)
Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
OUT Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
Sousa, Joao (POR)
OUT Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
OUT Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
Alternates:
IN Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
IN Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
IN Harris, Lloyd (RSA)
IN Copil, Marius (ROU)
IN Haase, Robin (NED)
IN Johnson, Steve (USA)
IN Klahn, Bradley (USA)
IN Popyrin, Alexei (AUS)
IN Kudla, Denis (USA)
1. Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
2. Hoang, Antoine (FRA)
3. Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
4. Istomin, Denis (UZB)
5. Barrere, Gregoire (FRA)
6. Daniel, Taro (JPN)
7. Ymer, Elias (SWE)
8. Paul, Tommy (USA)
9. Gulbis, Ernests (LAT)
10. Harrison, Ryan (USA)

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