Wildcard application and selection process – Australian Open and Australian Open Series

Main Draw and Qualifying

Athlete eligibility:

  • Must have entered tournament (with the exception of an unexpected schedule change due to Davis Cup or Fed Cup)
  • Preferably athlete expresses interest in being awarded a Wild Card via TA website

Decision criteria:
Selectors discretion will be based on:

  • Commitment
  • ATP / WTA ranking
  • Previous performances
  • Character
  • Potential

Selectors:

Men’s singles:

  • Head of Men’s Tennis
  • Davis Cup Captain
  • Tournament Director (Decision Maker)
  • Director, Performance (Decision Maker)

Women’s singles:

  • Head of Women’s Tennis
  • Fed Cup Captain
  • Tournament Director (Decision Maker)
  • Director, Performance (Decision Maker)

Doubles:

  • Head of Men’s Tennis
  • DC Captain
  • Head of Women’s Tennis
  • FC Captain
  • Tournament Director (Decision Maker)
  • Director, Performance (Decision Maker)

Mixed Doubles:

  • Tournament Director (Decision Maker)
  • Director, Performance (Decision Maker)

The Selectors decision is final and there is no avenue to appeal under this process.

Notes:

  • From time to time, independent advice will be sought from Tennis experts regarding athlete eligibility and suitability.
  • All Wild Card nominations to be cleared by Integrity Unit prior to any athlete communications.
  • Should an Integrity issue arise, the Integrity experts are to provide practical, relevant advice and guidance to the selection Panel regarding communication and management of the issue. This must be provided in a timely, proactive fashion.
  • If relevant, the Integrity experts must also be the point of contact with the athlete in question.