Australian Open 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying 1st Round

Lesia TsurenkoThe 2013 Australian Open women’s qualifying singles draw 1st round matches begin one day later than the men’s qualifying event. The women’s qualifying begins on Thursday 10 January at 11am local time in Melbourne and is FREE to enter and watch. OnCourt Advantage provides some interesting facts about the women’s qualifying and the full list of the qualifying draw below.

The 2013 Australian Open is the both the first Grand Slam tournament and the first MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments each year. There are 212 players vying for the title, a maximum of 2,000 WTA ranking points and $2,430,000 in prize money for the winner. To work out when to watch the Australian Open tennis in Singapore subtract 3 hours from local Melbourne time.

The Australian Open qualifying singles event is a 96-player draw divided up between 8 Wildcards [WC] and 88 Direct Acceptances vying for the 12 spots allocated to qualifiers in the singles main draw.

The Top 24 ranked players amongst the 88 Direct Acceptances according to the WTA rankings on 7 January 2013 become the 24 seeds. The 24 seeds were ranked from world No.83 (Lesia TSURENKO) through to No.145 (Eugenie BOUCHARD).

The 2013 Australian Open women’s qualifying singles draw is:

  1. (pictured above) Lesia TSURENKO [1] v Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  2. Maryna ZANEVSKA v Jill CRAYBAS
  3. Tamarine TANASUGARN v Cagla BUYUKAKCAY
  4. Lyudmyla KICHENOK v [21] Paula ORMAECHEA
  5. Monica PUIG [2] v WANG Qiang
  6. Priscilla HON [WC] v Valeria SOLOVIEVA
  7. Valeria SAVINYKH v Victoria LARRIERE
  8. Nastassja BURNETT v [19] Anastasia RODIONOVA
  9. Greta ARN [3] v Akiko OMAE
  10. Storm SANDERS [WC] v Yuliya BEYGELZIMER
  11. Irina KHROMACHEVA v Tereza MRDEZA
  12. Julia GLUSHKO v [23] Mariana DUQUE-MARINO
  13. Tatjana MALEK [4] v Madison BRENGLE
  14. Yurika SEMA v Nicole GIBBS
  15. Vera DUSHEVINA v Jessica PEGULA
  16. Grace MIN v [22] Anne KEOTHAVONG
  17. CHAN Yung-Jan [5] v [WC] Abbie MYERS
  18. Irina FALCONI v Irena PAVLOVIC
  19. Kathrin WOERLE v Zarina DIYAS
  20. Shelby ROGERS v [14] DUAN Ying-Ying
  21. Vesna DOLONC [6] v Anna SCHMIEDLOVA
  22. Ines FERRER SUAREZ v Erika SEMA
  23. Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA v Mervana JUGIC-SALKIC
  24. Ekaterina BYCHKOVA v [18] Stephanie DUBOIS
  25. Estrella CABEZA CANDELA [7] v Nudnida LUANGNAM
  26. Olga SAVCHUK v Sharon FICHMAN
  27. Julie COIN v Akgul AMANMURADOVA
  28. Monique ADAMCZAK v [20] Dinah PFIZENMAIER
  29. Karin KNAPP [8] v [WC] Jessica MOORE
  30. Corinna DENTONI v Raluca OLARU
  31. Aleksandra KRUNIC v Maria Elena CAMERIN
  32. Alison RISKE v [17] ZHENG SAISAI
  33. Julia COHEN [9] v Kurumi NARA
  34. Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ v Luksika KUMKHUM
  35. Marta SIROTKINA v Marie-Eve PELLETIER
  36. Viktorija RAJICIC [WC] v [16] Claire FEUERSTEIN 
  37. Alexa GLATCH [10] v Aranxta PARRA SANTONJA
  38. Arina RODIONOVA v Maria IRIGOYEN
  39. Zuzana ONDRASKOVA v [WC] Tammi PATTERSON
  40. Chiara SCHOLL v [13] Maria Joao KOEHLER
  41. Eva BIRNEROVA [11] v ZHOU Yi-Miao
  42. Anastasija SEVASTOVA v Johanna KONTA
  43. Stephanie VOGT v Daria GAVRILOVA
  44. Teliana PEREIRA v [24] Eugenie BOUCHARD
  45. Maria SANCHEZ [12] v Virginie RAZZANO
  46. Chanel SIMMONDS v Junri NAMIGATA
  47. Christina MITU v [WC] Sally PEERS
  48. Azra HADZIC [WC] v [15] Michelle LARCHER DE BRITO

Photo credit: Aleksandr Osipov

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