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Australian Open, Women's

  • January 16 - January 29, 2017

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The first major of 2017, the Australian Open in Melbourne sets the tone for the rest of the season. The reigning champion, Angelique Kerber, returns to Australia as the top seed and the No. 1 player in the world. Serena Williams, seeded second, is a six-time Australian Open champion, and she'll be looking for revenge after a shocking loss to Kerber in the 2016 final. 

Fellow Top 10 players Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova and Garbine Muguruza are legitimate contenders for the coveted trophy. 

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"Crunch time": Australian Open finalizing quarantine requirements

Meanwhile, the All England Club has begun planning for an adjusted 2021 Wimbledon edition.

2021 Auckland tournaments canceled; Australian Open releases its plans

Tight restrictions are in effect on entry into New Zealand.

Roger Federer, Serena Williams commit to 2021 Australian Open

Tournament director Craig Tiley says "all the top players" will participate in the event.