MELBOURNE - All but two of the world's top 200 men and women's tennis players will compete at the 2017 Australian Open, tournament directors have announced.
The all-star field of players, which is missing one of the top 100 players from both the men's and women's field, will be led by two new world number ones in five-time finalist Andy Murray and defending champion Angelique Kerber.
In addition to Kerber and Murray, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, who have both won the tournament six times each, will be chasing history.

Djokovic will be seeking to become the first ever man to win the Australian Open seven times while Williams will be hoping to win her 23rd Grand Slam title, surpassing Steffi Graf to set the new record for Grand Slams won in the Open Era.

The only top-100 player missing from the women's draw is two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka who in July announced she was pregnant while world number 20 Ivo Karlovic is missing from the men's draw.
The 2017 Australian Open will run from the 16th to the 29th of January 2017.

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