Tuesday with tournament officials saying today that they believe it to
the best field ever to come down under to compete for the championship.
18 of the top 20 men have entered with only Sergi Bruguera and Alberto
Berasategui confirmed as non-starters. Of the women, 19 out of the top
20 are coming with the exception of Iva Majoli.
Of the 100 positions available in both the mens and womens draw,
automatic inclusion stopped at ranking number 128 for the men and 119 for
Mats Wilander will not need a wildcard into the event as he was the
second last player to gain automatic entry. The same goes for Jennifer
Capriati due to the WTA giving her a injury-affected ranking of equal
10th in the world. Organisers have said that they believe that this does
not equal an automatic seeding for her as is the case with other players
with a normal ranking.
Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis are making their Australian Open debut
with Pat Cash making yet another comeback on the circuit. Michael Chang is
also entered for only his second attempt at the championship.
Eight Australian men and five Australian women gain automatic entry into
the tournament though Wally Masur and Nicole Bradtke (Provis) will need
wildcards into the draw after their time-off from the circuit.
Seedings for the event starting on January 16, 1995 will be announced on
the weekend prior to the start of the tournament with the draw to be
conducted on the morning of Friday January 13.