Yarra Valley Classic and Gippsland Trophy draws released

  • Tennis Australia

The draws for the Yarra Valley Classic and Gippsland Trophy, the two WTA 500 events leading into Australian Open 2021 are out.

World No.1 Ash Barty will headline the Yarra Valley Classic, alongside 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (USA), world No.4 and AO 2020 Champion Sofia Kenin (USA), world No.6 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) and Petra Kvitova (CZE).

Wildcards – Yarra Valley Classic

·         Maddison Inglis (WA)
·         Daria Gavrilova (Vic)
·         Kimberly Birrell (Qld)
·         Lizette Cabrera (Qld)

The Gippsland Trophy will feature world No.2 Simona Halep (ROU), world No.3 Naomi Osaka (JPN) and world No.5 Elina Svitolina (UKR).

Wildcards – Gippsland Trophy

·         Arina Rodionova (Vic)
·         Destanee Aiava (Vic)
·         Astra Sharma (WA)
·         Olivia Gadecki (NSW)

The draws for the ATP 250 tournaments, the Great Ocean Road Open and Murray River Open, will be conducted on Saturday at 11.00am AEDT.

Melbourne Summer Series acceptance lists and fast facts

For acceptance lists, please click each respective tournament below:

 

Date

Tournament and acceptance lists

Details

Draw

31 Jan-6 Feb

Yarra Valley Classic

WTA 500

54 singles, 28 doubles

5pm AEDT Fri 29 Jan - complete

31 Jan-6 Feb

Gippsland Trophy

WTA 500

54 singles, 28 doubles

5pm AEDT Fri 29 Jan - complete

1-7 Feb

Great Ocean Road Open

ATP 250

Expanded to 56 singles, 24 doubles

11am AEDT Sat 30 Jan

1-7 Feb

Murray River Open

ATP 250

Expanded to 56 singles, 24 doubles

11am AEDT Sat 30 Jan

3-7 Feb

Grampians Trophy

WTA 500

28 singles, no doubles

Mon 1 Feb

The Melbourne Summer Series will take place in the MCA Zone at Melbourne Park from 31 January to 7 February 2021. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster with prices starting at $20 for adults and $5 for kids.

More than 250 players will compete for $2.37 million in prizemoney across three WTA 500 and two ATP 250 tournaments, the biggest ever lead-in week to the Australian Open.

The ATP Cup will be played alongside the Melbourne Summer Series at the Rod Laver Arena Zone and John Cain Arena Zone from 2-6 February at Melbourne Park.