Early 2019 schedules coming together (Updated)

No, the 2018 season isn’t even done and dusted yet.

But it never stops.


Monday (this coming Monday!) is the first entry deadline for tournaments that kick off the 2019 season.

There are six weeks of lead time for entry deadlines ahead of events. Which feels like eons before the actual event, but are necessary for various reasons.

Some players’s representatives submit their entries way ahead of time (notably – randomly – Mona Barthel and Carla Suarez Navarro always seem to have everything done months ahead).

The first two players to enter the men’s singles at the Australian Open are Andy Murray and … Steve Darcis.

But some wait until the last minute, in case wild cards or appearance fees materialize.

So far, here’s where we know some of the better-known players are headed, as they tune up for the Australian Open.

We’ve got them by current ranking order. And we’ll update as much as we can, based on the information we’re able to sniff out.

(In no way is this to be considered a complete, comprehensive list)

Women’s 2019 tournament entries

Women’s top 10

1. Simona Halep (Sydney)
2. Angelique Kerber (Hopman Cup) (Sydney)
3. Caroline Wozniacki (Auckland)
4. Elina Svitolina (Brisbane)
5. Naomi Osaka (Brisbane) (Sydney)
6. Sloane Stephens (Brisbane) (Sydney)
7. Petra Kvitova (Brisbane) (Sydney – wild card)
8. Karolina Pliskova (Brisbane)
9. Kiki Bertens (Brisbane) (Sydney)
10. Daria Kasatkina (Brisbane) (Sydney)

Women players ranked 11-20

11. Aryna Sabalenka (Shenzhen) (Sydney)
12. Anastasija Sevastova (Brisbane) (Sydney)
13. Elise Mertens (Brisbane) (Sydney)
14. Julia Goerges (Auckland)
15. Ashleigh Barty (Hopman Cup)
16. Serena Williams (Hopman Cup)
17. Madison Keys
18. Garbiñe Muguruza (Hopman Cup)
19. Caroline Garcia (Shenzhen)
20. Qiang Wang (Shenzhen)

Women players of interest outside the top 20

22. Jelena Ostapenko (Brisbane) (Sydney)

23. Carla Suárez Navarro (Brisbane) (Sydney)

23SR. Timea Bacsinszky (Shenzhen) (Sydney)

29. Maria Sharapova (Shenzhen)

40. Venus Williams (Abu Dhabi) (Auckland)

51. Victoria Azarenka (Auckland)

88. Genie Bouchard (Auckland)

95. Amanda Anisimova (Auckland)

104. Coco Vandeweghe (Auckland)

155. Bianca Andreescu (Auckland qualifying)

Men’s 2019 tournament entries

Men’s top 10

1. Novak Djokovic  (Abu Dhabi) (Doha)
2. Rafael Nadal (Abu Dhabi) (Brisbane)
3. Roger Federer (Hopman Cup)
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Alexander Zverev (Hopman Cup)
6. Kevin Anderson  (Abu Dhabi) (Pune)
7. Marin Cilic (Pune)
8. Dominic Thiem (Abu Dhabi) (Doha)
9. Kei Nishikori (Brisbane)
10. John Isner

Selected men’s 11 – 30

11. Karen Khachanov (Abu Dhabi) (Doha)
12. Borna Coric
13. Fabio Fognini (Auckland)
14. Kyle Edmund (Brisbane) (Sydney)
15. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Hopman Cup) (Sydney)
16. Daniil Medvedev (Brisbane) (Sydney)
17. Diego Schwartzman (Sydney)
18. Milos Raonic (Brisbane)
19. Grigor Dimitrov (Brisbane)
20. Marco Cecchinato (Doha) (Auckland)
22. David Goffin (Doha)
24. Roberto Bautista Agut  (Doha) (Auckland)
25. Hyeon Chung  (Abu Dhabi) (Pune)(Auckland)
27. Denis Shapovalov (Auckland)
29. Gaël Monfils (Auckland)

Men players of interest outside the top 30

32. Lucas Pouille (Hopman Cup) (Sydney)

36. Nick Kyrgios (Brisbane)

66. Stan Wawrinka (Doha)

68. Andrey Rublev (Doha) (Sydney)

71. Tomas Berdych (Doha)(Auckland)

79. Vasek Pospisil (Doha) (Sydney)

109. Félix Auger-Aliassime (Pune)

261/34PR. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Brisbane) (Sydney)

262/2PR. Andy Murray (Brisbane)

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