SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 30: Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates a point in her singles final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during day 8 of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore at Singapore Sports Hub on October 30, 2016 in Singapore. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sydney international set to field strongest women’s tournament for the year

The Sydney International will boast a plethora of top talent in 2017.

Six of the world’s top-10 women will compete in the Australian Open lead up tournament and the lowest ranked player in the tournament will be No.29 ranked Irina-Camelia Begu.

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It means the tournament will be boast the strongest field in a 32-player WTA tournament for the past 12 months.

Two Australian women, Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur, will compete in the week long tournament.

There are no Australians in the men’s side of the draw, with 2016 champion Bernard Tomic opting not to defend his crown, instead choosing to play the Kooyong Classic.

FULL 2017 SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL FIELDS

WOMEN

Angelique Kerber (GER)* – No.1

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) – No.3

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) – No.5

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – No.6

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)* – No.9

Johanna Konta (GBR) – No.10

Petra Kvitova (CZE)* – No.11

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) – No.12

Elina Svitolina (UKR) – No.14

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – No.15

Elena Vesnina (RUS) – No.16

Roberta Vinci (ITA) – No.18

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – No.19

Barbora Strycova (CZE) – No.20

Sam Stosur (Qld)* – No.21

Shuai Zhang (CHN) – No.23

Caroline Garcia (FRA) – No.24

Daria Gavrilova (Vic) – No.25

Daria Kasatkina (RUS) – No.26

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – No.27

Timea Babos (HUN) – No.28

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) – No.29

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)** – No.46

MEN

Dominic Thiem (AUT) – No.8

Pablo Cuevas (URU) – No.22

Viktor Troicki (SRB) – No.29

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – No.30

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – No.32

Gilles Muller (LUX) – No.34

Martin Klizan (SVK) – No.35

Marcel Granollers (ESP) – No.37

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) – No.39

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) – No.40

Federico Delbonis (ARG) – No.41

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) – No.42

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) – No.44

Kyle Edmund (GBR) – No.45

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – No.46

Benoit Paire (FRA) – No.47

Fabio Fognini (ITA) – No.49

Florian Mayer (GER) – No.50

Mischa Zverev (GER) – No.51

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