2019 Australian Open: Top-ranked Halep, defending champ Wozniacki headline entry list

The 2019 Australian Open main draw entry list was finalized on Tuesday, with last year's WTA Year-End World No.1 Simona Halep leading the pack.
Last year’s finalist, Halep looks set to take her spot as the No.1 seed for the fifth Grand Slam in a row, while champion Caroline Wozniacki sits at No.3, just behind 2016 champion Angelique Kerber. Halep claimed her maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros after featuring in three major finals.
For Wozniacki, it’ll be the first Grand Slam as defending champion - and the first since revealing her diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis after her WTA Finals run came to an end. The Dane told reporters she was diagnosed shortly before the US Open, after struggling with fatigue and joint pain during the season.   
Every player from the WTA’s Top 100 features on the entry list, save for the retired Agnieszka Radwanska. The Pole held the No.74th spot before she hung up her racquets during the off-season.
Three players have used a Special Ranking: Timea Bacsinszky (23), Laura Siegemund (32) and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (90).
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Check out the first 32 players on the entry list right here:
1. HALEP, Simona
2. KERBER, Angelique
3. WOZNIACKI, Caroline
4. SVITOLINA, Elina
5. OSAKA, Naomi
6. STEPHENS, Sloane
7. KVITOVA, Petra
8. PLISKOVA, Karolina
9. BERTENS, Kiki
10. KASATKINA, Daria
11. SEVASTOVA, Anastasija
12. MERTENS, Elise
13. SABALENKA, Aryna
14. GOERGES, Julia
15. BARTY, Ashleigh
16. WILLIAMS, Serena
17. KEYS, Madison
18. MUGURUZA, Garbiñe
19. GARCIA, Caroline
20. WANG, Qiang
21. KONTAVEIT, Anett
22. OSTAPENKO, Jelena
23. SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla
24. BACSINSZKY, Timea (SR)
25. BUZARNESCU, Mihaela
26. CIBULKOVA, Dominika
27. GIORGI, Camila
28. TSURENKO, Lesia
29. HSIEH, Su-Wei
30. SHARAPOVA, Maria
31. SASNOVICH, Aliaksandra
32. SINIAKOVA, Katerina
For the full entry list, visit ausopen.com.