2018 Australian Open – Main Draw Wildcard Entries

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2018 Australian Open – Main Draw Wildcard Entries
Date November 2017 – January 2018
Edition 106th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Location (various) United States
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The 2018 Australian Open Wildcard Playoffs and Entries are a group of events and internal selections to choose the eight men and eight women singles wildcard entries for the 2018 Australian Open, as well as seven male and seven female doubles teams plus eight mixed-doubles teams.

Wildcard entries[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Country Name Method of Qualification
 USA Tim Smyczek American Wildcard Challenge
 KOR Kwon Soon-woo Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
 FRA Corentin Moutet French internal selection
 AUS Alex De Minaur Australian Wildcard Playoff
 AUS Thanasi Kokkinakis Australian internal selection
 AUS Alex Bolt Australian internal selection
 AUS Jason Kubler Australian internal selection
 AUS Alexei Popyrin Australian internal selection

Women's Singles[edit]

Country Name Method of Qualification
 USA Kristie Ahn[a] American Wildcard Challenge
 CHN Wang Xinyu Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
 FRA Jessika Ponchet French internal selection
 AUS Destanee Aiava Australian Wildcard Playoff
 AUS Olivia Rogowska Australian Wildcard Challenge
 AUS Jaimee Fourlis Australian 18/U Championships
 AUS Ajla Tomljanović[b] Australian internal selection
 AUS Lizette Cabrera Australian internal selection

Men's Doubles[edit]

Country Name Method of Qualification
 THA
 THA
Sanchai Ratiwatana
Sonchat Ratiwatana
Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
 AUS
 AUS
Sam Groth
Lleyton Hewitt
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Alex Bolt
Bradley Mousley
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Alex de Minaur
James Duckworth
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Matthew Ebden
John Millman
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Thanasi Kokkinakis
Jordan Thompson
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Max Purcell
Luke Saville
Australian internal selection

Women's Doubles[edit]

Country Name Method of Qualification
 CHN
 CHN
Jiang Xinyu
Tang Qianhui
Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff
 AUS
 AUS
Alison Bai
Zoe Hives
Australian Wildcard Challenge
 AUS
 AUS
Astra Sharma
Belinda Woolcock
Australian Wildcard Playoff
 AUS
 AUS
Naiktha Bains
Isabelle Wallace
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Kimberly Birrell
Jaimee Fourlis
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Priscilla Hon
Ajla Tomljanović
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Jessica Moore
Ellen Perez
Australian internal selection

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Country Name Method of Qualification
 AUS
 AUS
Monique Adamczak
Matthew Ebden
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Lizette Cabrera
Alex Bolt
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Zoe Hives
Bradley Mousley
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Priscilla Hon
Matt Reid
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Ellen Perez
Andrew Whittington
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Arina Rodionova
John-Patrick Smith
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Storm Sanders
Marc Polmans
Australian internal selection
 AUS
 AUS
Samantha Stosur
Sam Groth
Australian internal selection

US Wildcard Challenge[edit]

The USTA awarded a wildcard to the man and woman that earned the most ranking points across a group of three ATP/Challenger hardcourt events in the October and November 2017. For the men, the events included ATP Paris, $75K Canberra, $75K Charlottesville, $75K+H Shenzhen, €106K+H Bratislava, €85K+H Mouilleron-le-Captif, $50K+H Kobe, $75K Knoxville, $75K Champaign and $50K+H Pune events. For the women, the events included $80K Macon, $80K Tyler and $80K Waco. Only the best two results from the three weeks of challengers were taken into account with the winners being Tim Smyczek and Taylor Townsend.[a]

Men's Standings[edit]

Place Player ATP Paris
Canberra
Charlottesville
Shenzhen
Bratislava
Mouilleron-le-Captif
Kobe
Knoxville
Champaign
Pune
Best Two Results[1]
1 Tim Smyczek 80 15 80 160
2 Denis Kudla 15 48 63
Tennys Sandgren 48 15 63
Bjorn Fratangelo 7 15 48 63
5 Taylor Fritz 15 29 44

Women's Standings[edit]

Place Player Macon Tyler Waco Best Two Results[2]
1 Taylor Townsend 1 21 115 136
2 Kristie Ahn 1 115 1 116
3 Sofia Kenin 1 42 42 84
4 Victoria Duval 70 10 1 80
Danielle Collins 10 70 80

Australian Women's Wildcard Challenge[edit]

Tennis Australia awarded a singles wildcard and a doubles wildcard to the Australian women that earned the most ranking points across a group of two ITF hardcourt events in the October and November 2017. The events included the 2017 Canberra Tennis International and the 2017 Bendigo Women's International. The winners of the wildcards were Olivia Rogowska, and Alison Bai and Zoe Hives, respectively.

Singles Standings[edit]

Place Player Canberra Bendigo Total Points
1 Olivia Rogowska 80 48 128
2 Destanee Aiava 48 8 56
3 Alison Bai 29 1 30
4 Arina Rodionova 8 15 23
5 Tammi Patterson 1 15 16
Sara Tomic 1 15 16
Isabelle Wallace 1 15 16

Doubles Standings[edit]

Place Player Canberra Bendigo Total Points
1 Alison Bai
Zoe Hives
1 80 81
2 Jessica Moore
Ellen Perez
48 29 77
3 Genevieve Lorbergs
Isabelle Wallace
15 1 16
Astra Sharma
Belinda Woolcock
1 15 16
5 Alexandra Bozovic
Maddison Inglis
1 1 2
Tammi Patterson
Olivia Rogowska
1 1 2
Gabriella Da Silva Fick
Storm Sanders
1 1 2

Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff[edit]

The Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off featured 16-players in the men's and women's singles draws and took place from 29 November to 3 December 2017 at Hengqin International Tennis Centre in Zhuhai, China.

Men's singles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. South Korea Kwon Soon-woo (Winner)
  2. China Zhang Ze (Quarterfinals, withdrew)
  3. Japan Yusuke Takahashi (Quarterfinals)
  4. China Li Zhe (Final)
  5. Chinese Taipei Yang Tsung-hua (First round)
  6. India Sumit Nagal (First round)
  7. China Zhang Zhizhen (Semifinals)
  8. Japan Hiroki Moriya (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 South Korea S-w Kwon 7 6
Q China L Zhao 5 1 1 South Korea S-w Kwon w/o
5 Chinese Taipei T-h Yang 4 7 4 Q India V Vardhan
Q India V Vardhan 6 5 6 1 South Korea S-w Kwon 6 6
3 Japan Y Takahashi 6 6 8 Japan H Moriya 1 1
WC China Xia Zihao 1 1 3 Japan Y Takahashi 6 3 5
8 Japan H Moriya 7 6 8 Japan H Moriya 3 6 7
India S Balaji 5 0 1 South Korea S-w Kwon 6 6
Q Uzbekistan J Karimov 7 6 4 China Z Li 1 1
6 India S Nagal 5 4 Q Uzbekistan J Karimov 3 1
Q Japan Yo Watanuki 3 2 4 China Z Li 6 6
4 China Z Li 6 6 4 China Z Li 4 6 6
WC China Wu Hao 4 2 7 China Zh Zhang 6 4 4
7 China Zh Zhang 6 6 7 China Zh Zhang w/o
WC Thailand W Trongcharoenchaikul 5 4 2 China Ze Zhang
2 China Ze Zhang 7 6

Women's singles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Japan Misaki Doi (Semifinals)
  2. China Lu Jingjing (Semifinals)
  3. Japan Junri Namigata (First round)
  4. Japan Miharu Imanishi (First round)
  5. China Gao Xinyu (Quarterfinals)
  6. Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen (Quarterfinals)
  7. Japan Ayano Shimizu (First round)
  8. Japan Hiroko Kuwata (First round)

Draw[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Japan M Doi 6 77
Q Japan E Sema 1 63 1 Japan M Doi 6 6
6 Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 6 6 6 Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 3 2
Q Japan A Omae 3 3 1 Japan M Doi 6 4 3
4 Japan M Imanishi 2 7 1 WC China Xin Wang 1 6 6
WC China Xin Wang 6 5 6 WC China Xin Wang 6 6
8 Japan H Kuwata 7 3 2 Q China X Sun 2 1
Q China X Sun 5 6 6 WC China Xin Wang 4 7 6
Japan M Inoue 6 6 WC Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah 6 5 4
7 Japan A Shimizu 3 2 Japan M Inoue 3 4
WC Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah 6 6 WC Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah 6 6
3 Japan J Namigata 2 1 WC Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah 6 6
WC China F Xun 5 6 62 2 China Jin Lu 1 1
5 China X Gao 7 4 77 5 China X Gao 0 2
Japan R Sawayanagi 3r 2 China Jin Lu 6 6
2 China Jin Lu 5

Men's doubles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Thailand Sa Ratiwatana
Thailand So Ratiwatana
6 6
Chinese Taipei C-p Hsieh
Chinese Taipei T-h Yang
6 6 Chinese Taipei C-p Hsieh
Chinese Taipei T-h Yang
4 3
Chinese Taipei H-y Peng
China Zh Zhang
4 4 1 Thailand Sa Ratiwatana
Thailand So Ratiwatana
79 6
4 Japan T Matsui
Chinese Taipei C-h Yi
64 1
4 Japan T Matsui
Chinese Taipei C-h Yi
4 6 [10]
China M Gong
China Ze Zhang
61 6 [10] China M Gong
China Ze Zhang
6 3 [4]
China Wu Hao
China Xia Zihao
77 3 [5] 1 Thailand Sa Ratiwatana
Thailand So Ratiwatana
78 6
WC China Du Ye
China Gao Qun
79 2 [10] 2 India J Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia C Rungkat
66 3
South Korea S-w Kwon
China Z Li
67 6 [6] China Y Du
China Q Gao
4 2
3 India S Balaji
India V Vardhan
6 6
3 India S Balaji
India V Vardhan
2 3
Japan H Moriya
Japan Y Takahashi
6 6 2 India J Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia C Rungkat
6 6
WC China Zheng Yanjie
China Zhou Xinmu
0 2 Japan H Moriya
Japan Y Takahashi
6 3 [5]
2 India J Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia C Rungkat
3 6 [10]

Women's doubles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 China Jin Lu
China Q Ye
4 6 [10]
WC China Wang Jiaqi
China Zhou Keyi
3 3 WC China X Sun
China M Wang
6 3 [6]
WC China X Sun
China M Wang
6 6 1 China Jin Lu
China Q Ye
2 6 [4]
4 Japan J Namigata
Japan R Sawayanagi
6 4 [10]
4 Japan J Namigata
Japan R Sawayanagi
6 6
China X Gao
China F Xun
3 3 Japan M Inoue
Japan K Takahata
2 4
Japan M Inoue
Japan K Takahata
6 6 4 Japan J Namigata
Japan R Sawayanagi
6 0 [4]
Japan M Imanishi
Japan A Omae
6 77 2 China X Jiang
China Q Tang
2 6 [10]
WC Indonesia B Gumulya
Indonesia J Rompies
2 64 Japan M Imanishi
Japan A Omae
7 6
3 Chinese Taipei K-c Chang
Japan H Kuwata
5 4
Japan M Imanishi
Japan A Omae
63 4
Japan E Sema
Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah
6 3 [10] 2 China X Jiang
China Q Tang
77 6
WC Japan M Kobori
Japan A Shimizu
4 6 [7] Japan E Sema
Papua New Guinea A Tere-Apisah
3 6 [7]
2 China X Jiang
China Q Tang
6 1 [10]

Australian Wildcard Playoff[edit]

The December Showdown is held annually for two weeks in December. The Showdown includes age championships for 12/u, 14/u, 16/u and 18/u age categories. It also hosts the 2018 Australian Wildcard Playoff which will be held from 11–17 December 2017 at Melbourne Park, offering a main draw singles wildcard for men and women and a main draw women's doubles wildcard. The winner of the girls' 18/u championship will also be given a main draw wildcard into the 2018 Australian Open.

Men's singles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Alex Bolt (Final)
  2. Australia Alex De Minaur (Winner)
  3. Australia Andrew Whittington (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Dayne Kelly (Withdrew)
  5. Australia Omar Jasika (Semifinals)
  6. Australia Maverick Banes (First round)
  7. Australia Bradley Mousley (First round)
  8. Australia Marc Polmans (Semifinals)
  9. Australia Christopher O'Connell (Quarterfinals)

Draw[edit]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Australia A Bolt 67 6 6 5 6
WC Australia Benard Nkomba 79 2 4 7 2 1 Australia A Bolt 6 6 6
WC Australia Alexander Crnokrak 6 1 6 6 WC Australia A Crnokrak 1 3 3
7 Australia B Mousley 4 6 3 4 1 Australia A Bolt 77 6 77
3 Australia A Whittington 67 77 77 1 6 8 Australia M Polmans 63 4 64
WC Australia Gavin van Peperzeel 79 64 65 6 4 3 Australia A Whittington 62 4 6 2
Australia L Saville 64 66 3 8 Australia M Polmans 77 6 4 6
8 Australia M Polmans 77 78 6 1 Australia A Bolt 2 4 77 1
5 Australia O Jasika 6 6 6 2 Australia A De Minaur 6 6 61 6
Alt Australia Matthew Dellavedova 4 4 3 5 Australia O Jasika 77 3 6 4 6
WC Australia B Ellis 77 4 3 4 9 Australia C O'Connell 62 6 1 6 4
9 Australia C O'Connell 64 6 6 6 5 Australia O Jasika 6 1 2 0
6 Australia M Banes 77 3 3 64 2 Australia A De Minaur 3 6 6 6
Alt Australia M Barton 64 6 6 77 Alt Australia M Barton 2 1 2
Australia Harry Bourchier 2 0 1 2 Australia A De Minaur 6 6 6
2 Australia A De Minaur 6 6 6

Women's singles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Arina Rodionova (Semifinals)
  2. Australia Destanee Aiava (Winner)
  3. Australia Tammi Patterson (Final)
  4. Australia Kimberly Birrell (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Naiktha Bains (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Zoe Hives (Quarterfinals)
  7. Australia Anastasia Rodionova (First round)
  8. Australia Olivia Tjandramulia (Quarterfinals)

Draw[edit]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 Australia Ar Rodionova 77 6
Australia S Tomic 62 4 1 Australia Ar Rodionova 6 0 6
Australia A Bai 5 6 6 8 Australia O Tjandramulia 3 6 4
8 Australia O Tjandramulia 7 4 8 1 Australia Ar Rodionova 6 3 5
3 Australia T Patterson 4 6 6 3 Australia T Patterson 4 6 7
Australia Michaela Haet 6 0 0 3 Australia T Patterson 6 4 6
WC Australia B Woolcock 1 77 3 5 Australia N Bains 3 6 4
5 Australia N Bains 6 63 6 3 Australia T Patterson 4 0
7 Australia An Rodionova 3 3 2 Australia D Aiava 6 6
WC Australia Alexandra Bozovic 6 6 WC Australia A Bozovic 4 1
WC Australia M Inglis 4 6 2 4 Australia K Birrell 6 6
4 Australia K Birrell 6 4 6 4 Australia K Birrell 4 1
6 Australia Z Hives 6 6 2 Australia D Aiava 6 6
Australia A Sharma 3 4 6 Australia Z Hives 2 7 0
WC Australia M Jovanovic 6 3 2 2 Australia D Aiava 6 5 6
2 Australia D Aiava 4 6 6

Women's doubles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

First round Semifinals Final
1 Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Ellen Perez
6 6
Australia Masa Jovanovic
Australia Alexandra Walters
3 4 1 Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Ellen Perez
5 6 [7]
4 Australia Astra Sharma
Australia Belinda Woolcock
6 6 4 Australia Astra Sharma
Australia Belinda Woolcock
7 4 [10]
WC Australia Olivia Gadecki
Australia Kaitlin Staines
4 3 4 Australia Astra Sharma
Australia Belinda Woolcock
6 3 [10]
Australia Kimberly Birrell
Australia Jaimee Fourlis
6 7 2 Australia Destanee Aiava
Australia Tammi Patterson
1 6 [3]
3 Australia Naiktha Bains
Australia Sara Tomic
2 5 Australia Kimberly Birrell
Australia Jaimee Fourlis
4 4
WC Australia Alexandra Bozovic
Australia Maddison Inglis
2 4 2 Australia Destanee Aiava
Australia Tammi Patterson
6 6
2 Australia Destanee Aiava
Australia Tammi Patterson
6 6

Girls' singles[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Destanee Aiava (Final)
  2. Australia Jaimee Fourlis (Winner)
  3. Australia Alexandra Bozovic (Semifinals)
  4. Australia Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Renee McBryde (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Aleksa Cveticanin (Round robin)
  7. Australia Laura Ashley (Round robin)
  8. Australia Ivana Popovic (Round robin)

Draw[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Australia Destanee Aiava 6 6
5 Australia Renee McBryde 2 3
1 Australia Destanee Aiava 6 6
Australia Amber Marshall 1 1
Australia Amber Marshall 1 6 6
4 Australia Gabriella Da Silva-Fick 6 3 2
1 Australia Destanee Aiava 77 61 5
2 Australia Jaimee Fourlis 64 77 7
3 Australia Alexandra Bozovic 6 6
Q Australia Helena Spiridis 3 4
3 Australia Alexandra Bozovic 2 3
2 Australia Jaimee Fourlis 6 6
Australia Olivia Gadecki 2 2
2 Australia Jaimee Fourlis 6 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor Townsend was the original winner for the US Wildcard Playoff Challenge. When she was directly entered into the main draw, Townsend was ineligible to place the Wildcard entry and therefore it was given to the runner-up, Kristie Ahn.
  2. ^ Victoria Azarenka originally received the Wildcard as she later withdrew due to family reasons, Ajla Tomljanović took her place in the Wildcard spot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 AUS Open WC Challenge - Men" (PDF). usta.com.
  2. ^ "2018 AUS Open WC Challenge - Women" (PDF). usta.com.

External links[edit]