Six Australians have been awarded wildcards into their home grand slam, including local favourite Alexei Popyrin.
Jason Kubler, Rinky Hijikata, Storm Hunter, Talia Gibson, Olivia Gadecki and Popyrin were awarded wildcards to the event – which runs from January 16-29.
Popyrin has made the third round of the Australian Open twice, but the other five entrants are seeking their first main draw singles win at the event.
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Gadecki will be making her main draw debut at the event, with the 20-year-old mentored by Australian Open champion Ash Barty.
The Queenslander sat out last year’s event after opting not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Hunter faced off against big-hitting Belarusian…