Official entry list announced for Australian Open, which begins on January 13

Last Updated: 17/12/13 10:18am

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Novak Djokovic: Aiming for a fourth straight Australian Open crown

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Australian Open organisers have unveiled the official entry list for the first Grand Slam event of the season in January.

The only member of the men's top 100 missing is Serbia's Viktor Troicki, who is currently serving a ban for missing a drugs test.

The field is led by world No 1 Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic while in the women's section, top-ranked Serena Williams and reigning champion Victoria Azarenka, will feature with 98 of the current top 100 present.

"Once again we have an incredibly strong field coming to Melbourne to contest the Australian Open in 2014, proof that this is one of the players' favourite events and how much the title means to them."
Craig Tiley

Marion Bartoli, who retired back in the summer and is currently in the top 100, will be removed from the ranking list on January 1.

Former Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva gets into the draw on a protected ranking having been sidelined by a shoulder injury for more than a year.

Strong field

"Once again we have an incredibly strong field coming to Melbourne to contest the Australian Open in 2014, proof that this is one of the players' favourite events and how much the title means to them," tournament director Craig Tiley said.

"We're so lucky to have the world's two best men in Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the top of their game coming into the tournament, which could set the stage for a colossal struggle for the trophy and that number 1 ranking.

"It should be another fantastic fortnight of tennis and I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't wait to see how it all plays out in January."

The only Britons currently in the main draw are Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and British No 1 Laura Robson.

Eight wild-card entrants will be added to both singles draws, while there will be 16 men's qualifiers plus 12 women.

Qualifying starts in Melbourne on January 8 with the main draw getting under way on January 13.

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