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Doubles: Koolhof/Skupski, Krejcikova/Siniakova headline

  • Alex Sharp

It's the turn of the doubles contingent to take their time in the spotlight.

DRAW: Australian Open 2023 men's doubles

DRAW: Australian Open 2023 women's doubles

Both men's and women's tournaments begin on Wednesday. Here are some of those who could work their way into title contention.  

Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski  

We start with the top men's seeds. Koolhof/Skupski were the headline act in 2022 with a stellar seven tour-level titles.

The Dutch-British team are seeking their first major as a partnership and will open facing John-Patrick Smith and Alexander Bublik. 

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova  

Three Grand Slam titles, 2022 was all about this dominant Czech combination. 

Krejcikova/Siniakova were crowned champions in Melbourne last summer. Can anyone stop them? Ulrikke Eikeri and Catherine Harrison have an almighty task in the opening round,  

Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas  

Alongside his Grand Slam pursuits in singles, world No.4 Stefanos in fact played plenty of doubles in 2022. The 24-year-old lifted the Acapulco title alongside Feliciano Lopez.  

Just like January 2021, Stefanos has reunited with his brother Petros. Can the siblings clear the first hurdle this time? 

If so, they are poised to meet Koolhof/Skupski in the second round. 

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova win Australian Open 2022
Belinda Bencic and Jil Teichmann  

Switzerland have excelled in team competition in recent seasons much thanks to these two. 

Bencic/Teichmann were instrumental as they lifted the Billie Jean King Cup in national colours last season.

No-one will want to face them in the draw, although the American Canadian combination of Madison Brengle and Rebecca Marino have that first honour. 

Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler 

How about this for a wildcard pair? Both Australians have already served up a special showing in singles play. 

Can they transfer that energy and positivity to the doubles arena? They'll definitely have a boisterous crowd on their side. 

Alize Cornet and Sam Stosur 

As many green and gold fans as possible will pack the stands to give Australian darling Stosur one last push at Melbourne Park. 

Back in 2019 Stosur, who is retiring after Australian Open 2023, won the women's doubles title together with Zhang Shuai.  

Alize Cornet is another seasoned pro brimming with experience as well as assurance for Stosur. 

Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 

Headlining the bottom half of the men's draw, the 2020 champions Ram/Salisbury bring plenty of major pedigree. 

They've collected three Grand Slams together, most recently defending their title at the US Open last September. The No.2 seeds also finished 2022 as the ATP Finals champions. 

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula  
Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula

Team USA superstars Gauff/Pegula start their campaign as the No.2 women's seeds. 

They thrived in singles and doubles in 2022, finishing the season in the top 10 in both disciplines. 

Another major final wouldn't be a surprise, the Americans were runners-up at Roland-Garros in June.