Guided by the four-time grand slam champion, Swiatek, and the world’s second-ranking player, Hubert Hurkacz, Team Poland has cinched the top seed status for the 2024 edition. This esteemed ranking follows the release of entries from the top 16 countries, as announced by Tennis Australia on Friday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari team up to steer Greece into the second-seeding bracket. Right on their heels, clinching the third position, is the defending champion, the United States, sporting the prowess of Jessica Pegula and Taylor Fritz. France, with Caroline Garcia and Adrian Mannarino at the helm, settles comfortably into the fourth seed.
The Czech Republic will entrust its representation to Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and Jiri Lehecka. Croatia, represented by Borna Coric and Donna Vekic, rounds out the leading six.
2024 will see four nations making their debut. Serbia, guided by the talented Djokovic and Olga Danilovic, along with Canada, rallying behind Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Fernandez, are set to compete for the first time. In addition, China’s Qinwen Zheng and Zhizhen Zhang, alongside the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor and Arantxa Rus, also join the foray into their maiden events.
Among the other notable mentions are Norway’s Casper Ruud, Germany’s duo of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, and Britain’s Cameron Norrie.
The tournament guarantees an exhilarating series of men’s singles, women’s singles, and mixed doubles rounds.
Pencil in the dates as the Australian Open is set to roll out at Melbourne Park, from January 14-28, promising a fiercely competitive and exhilarating spectacle.