Adelaide International 2021 | WTA Draw Preview

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Adelaide International 2021 | WTA Draw Preview

The Adelaide International, played in Adelaide, Australia, is a WTA 500 event for the 2021 season. It will be played on an outdoor hardcourt and will be played following the Australian Open. The draw will be made up of 28 players in total with 8 seeded players. The field will include an impressive field including Ash Barty, Iga Swiatek and Belinda Bencic.

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SEEDED PLAYERS

1. Ash BARTY (#1)
2. Belinda BENCIC (#12)
3. Johanna KONTA (#15)
4. Elise MERTENS (#16)
5. Iga SWIATEK (#17)
6. Petra MARTIC (#19)
7. Yulia PUTINTSEVA (#28)
8. Qiang WANG (#34)

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WITHDRAWALS

Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA   >   replaced by Danielle COLLINS
Bianca ANDREESCU   >   replaced by Jil TEICHMANN
Victoria AZARENKA   >   replaced by Shuai ZHANG
Marie BOUZKOVA   >   replaced by Anna BLINKOVA
Jennifer BRADY  >   replaced by Shelby ROGERS
Anett KONTAVEIT   >   replaced by Caroline GARCIA
Elise MERTENS   >   replaced by Christina MCHALE
Rebecca PETERSON   >   replaced by Misaki DOI
Alison RISKE   >   replaced by Veronika KUDERMETOVA
Elena RYBAKINA   >   replaced by Laura SIEGEMUND
Maria SAKKARI  >   replaced by Anastasia PAVLYCHENKOVA
Donna VEKIC   >   replaced by Kristina MLADENOVIC
Marketa VONDROUSOVA   >   replaced by Saisai ZHENG
Dayana YASTREMSKA   >   replaced by Qiang WANG

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ash BARTY (#1)

After 12 months absent from the WTA Tour, Barty returned with a win at the lead up event in Melbourne. Her Australian Open 2021 campaign was derailed in the quarter finals (lost to Muchova) and will be looking to defend the title she won in Adelaide in 2020.

Elise MERTENS (#16)

Mertens started her Australia Summer Series by winning an event leading up to the 2021 Australian Open and made it to the Australian Open 4th round for the third time in four attempts (lost to Muchova). She also took home the doubles title (with Sabalenka) and will be full of confidence this week.

Iga SWIATEK (#17)

The Roland Garros 2020 champion, Swiatek, has proven that she is not just a clay courter by making it to the fourth round of the Australian Open for a secon straight year (lost to Halep). She will be looking to win her first WTA title on hard courts this week in Adelaide.

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PREDICTION

Prediction = Ash BARTY

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