Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, world primary, will return to competitors after virtually a year of absence from the Adelaide exhibition event on January 29, organizers introduced Thursday.
The 29-year-old, nonetheless on the prime of the WTA rankings regardless of her absence on the circuit since February 2020 and her loss within the semi-finals of the Qatar Open to Petra Kvitova, will be a part of a number of different high-level gamers in Adelaide, such because the Romanian Simona Halep (world No. 2), the Japanese Naomi Osaka (No. 3) or the American Serena Williams (No. 11).
In males, world No.1 Novak Djokovic, his runner-up, Spaniard Rafael Nadal, in addition to Austrian Dominic Thiem (No.3), may also play this exhibition event, which can happen on January 29.
“I can’t wait to play my first match in 2021 and I’m happy it is in Adelaide,” the Australian stated in a assertion from the Australian Federation (TA).
This event, which can happen over a single day, enters into the preparation of gamers for the Australian Open, which can start on February 8 after being postponed by three weeks due to the well being context linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. .