Bianca Andreescu, Victoria Azarenka and Others to Continue Tour in Oceania Post Australian Open 2021 Conclusion

Published 01/27/2021, 12:45 AM EST
Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays Angelique Kerber of Germany during the women’s final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


The Adelaide International Open is a tennis event that was started last year as a WTA 500 and ATP 250 tournament. It was played as a warm-up for the Australian Open, but this year, there have been some major changes.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 edition of the tournament will be played after the Melbourne Slam. In addition to that, it will also be a WTA-only event which is very unfortunate.

Despite these changes, there are many players who have decided to enter into the event. Here’s the entry list as of now.

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Bianca Andreescu and others to play Adelaide International after Australian Open

As you can see, many of the big names in tennis are making an appearance in Adelaide. Bianca Andreescu, who has just recovered from a knee injury, will be the top seed. She is followed by Belinda Bencic and Victoria Azarenka. The latter made a stunning comeback in 2020 by reaching the US Open final and could do great things in 2021.

Moving on, other players who are playing in Adelaide include Polish tennis star, Iga Swiatek. She saw a huge rise on the WTA Tour in 2020 as she won the French Open without dropping a set. She will want to capitalize on this amazing form and win some more titles this year.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 19: A ballboy on court during a match between Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. It was during day four of the 2012 Australian Open. It was at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

It is great to see a number of players give their entries for the Adelaide International Open. However, there is a huge possibility of them withdrawing from the event depending on their performance in Melbourne.

If a player reaches the latter stages of the Australian Open, they might be too fatigued to play in Adelaide. It would be a huge loss for the fans there, and they are definitely hoping that it will not happen.

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