Australian Open 2022: Players’ list for qualifying rounds- Men’s and Women’s singles

Check out the players who made the cut for qualifying rounds of the 2022 Australian Open.

Australian Open
Australian Open

The 2022 season will kick start as usual with the Australian Open and the hype around it is already building. A lot of talk around the tournament is based on the vaccination status of players. A few weeks back, Tennis Australia made it mandatory for players to be vaccinated in order to compete at the Australian Open.

While the decision is well received by almost everyone all around the world, few have argued that getting vaccinated or not is a personal choice. The limelight throughout this talk has been on defending champion and World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who is yet to declare his vaccination status.

Amidst all this, Tennis Australia rolled out the entry list of the qualifying rounds which will take place a week before the main tournament starts. The qualifying rounds for both men’s and women’s singles will start from January 10 while the main draw matches will start from January 17. The best 32 players from both the men’s and women’s section will move into the main draw.

Entry list for Men’s singles qualifying

Egor Gerasimov and Dennis Novak
Egor Gerasimov and Dennis Novak

World No.111 Carlos Taberner headlines the entry list and will be the top seed followed by Maxime Cressy, Egor Gerasimov, Kamil Majchrzak, Norbert Gombos, Andrej Martin, Dennis Novak and Daniel Galan. Other notable names include Taro Daniel, Gilles Simon, Radu Albot and Liam Broady. Elias Ymer of Sweden and Thanasi Kokkinakis too make the list. India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran are also unseeded.

Entry list for Women’s singles qualifying

Qiang Wang and Fiona Ferro
Qiang Wang and Fiona Ferro

The women’s singles qualifying draw will be headlined by World No.104 Fiona Ferro. Chinese Qiang Wang is seeded second followed by Japanese Misaki Doi, Harmony Tan, Anna Kalinskaya, Martina Trevisan, Diana Parry, Nina Stojanovic and Viktoriya Tomava. Italian star Sara Errani, Harriet Dart, Olga Danilovic and Katie Boulter also make the cut.

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