On January 1, 2017, a new Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tennis season begins with three main draw events taking place across three countries. The main draw of the Brisbane International in Brisbane, Australia starts on January 1st, and both the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand and Shenzhen Open in Shenzhen, China events commence on January 2nd.
The top 10 women will be starting their seasons at the following locations:
- Angelique Kerber – Brisbane, Australia
- Serena Williams – Auckland, New Zealand
- Agnieszka Radwanska – Shenzhen, China
- Simona Halep – Shenzhen, China
- Dominika Cibulkova – Brisbane, Australia
- Karolina Pliskova – Brisbane, Australia
- Garbine Muguruza – Brisbane, Australia
- Madison Keys – recovering from wrist surgery
- Svetlana Kuznetsova – Brisbane, Australia
- Johanna Konta – Shenzhen, China
For a more complete list of tournament entrants, go to the official WTA Tennis website.