2021 Gippsland Trophy

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2021 Gippsland Trophy
Date31 January – 7 February
Edition1st
CategoryWTA 500
Draw54S / 28D
Prize money$447,620
SurfaceHard
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Singles
Belgium Elise Mertens
Doubles
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková / Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Australian Open Series · 2022 →

The 2021 Gippsland Trophy was a tournament on the 2021 WTA Tour. It was played on outdoor hard courts in Melbourne, Australia. It was organised as a lead-up tournament to the 2021 Australian Open, and was held at the same venue, due to other tournaments in Australia being cancelled as a result from the COVID-19 pandemic. This tournament took place simultaneously with the 2021 Yarra Valley Classic and the 2021 Grampians Trophy. Players who had originally intended to participate in this tournament or the Yarra Valley Classic, but were forced to undergo strict quarantine measures upon arrival in Australia, were able to participate in the 2021 Grampians Trophy. The entry list of 2021 Australian Open was used to determine the entry list of this tournament; with half the players (selected randomly) playing the Gippsland Trophy, and the other half playing the 2021 Yarra Valley Classic.[1]

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Points and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles 470 305 185 100 55 30 1
Doubles 1 N/A

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Singles $50,000 $33,520 $18,610 $8,770 $5,500 $4,250 $3,000
Doubles* $20,890 $13,370 $8,350 $4,310 $2,670 $2,020 N/A

*per team

Singles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Rank1 Seed
 ROU Simona Halep 2 1
 JPN Naomi Osaka 3 2
 UKR Elina Svitolina 5 3
 BLR Aryna Sabalenka 7 4
 GBR Johanna Konta 14 5
 POL Iga Świątek 17 6
 BEL Elise Mertens 20 7
 CZE Karolína Muchová 27 8
 RUS Ekaterina Alexandrova 33 9
 CHN Wang Qiang 34 10
 CHN Zheng Saisai 42 11
 FRA Caroline Garcia 44 12
 LAT Jeļena Ostapenko 45 13
 USA Cori Gauff 48 14
 SLO Polona Hercog 49 15
 GER Laura Siegemund 51 16
  • 1 Rankings are as of 25 January 2021

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards:

The following players received entry using a protected ranking into the Australian Open singles main draw, and hence this tournament as well:

The following players received entry from the Australian Open qualifying draw:

The following players received entry into this tournament as they were potential Lucky Losers for the Australian Open singles main draw:

The following players received entry as an alternate:

Withdrawals[edit]

Before the tournament
During the tournament

Doubles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
 CZE Barbora Krejčíková  CZE Kateřina Siniaková 15 1
 TPE Chan Hao-Ching  TPE Latisha Chan 30 2
 CAN Gabriela Dabrowski  USA Bethanie Mattek-Sands 32 3
 SLO Andreja Klepač  BEL Elise Mertens 46 4
 AUS Samantha Stosur  CHN Zhang Shuai 60 5
 USA Hayley Carter  BRA Luisa Stefani 64 6
 GER Laura Siegemund  RUS Vera Zvonareva 75 7
 RUS Anna Blinkova  RUS Veronika Kudermetova 75 8
  • Rankings are as of 25 January 2021

Other entrants[edit]

The following pairs received a wildcard into the doubles main draw:

The following pair received entry using a protected ranking:

Withdrawals[edit]

During the tournament

References[edit]

External links[edit]