Fourteen former top 10 players will return to the court and take part in the Annual Legends event at the Australian Open 2013. The lineup, which includes five former world number ones, will join the action at Melbourne Park from Jan. 19-25. The eight-team men’s doubles field will feature former world number ones and three-time Australian Open singles champion Mats Wilander, 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, Henri Leconte and former top 10 players Guy Forget, Thomas Enqvist, Cedric Pioline and Wayne Ferreira.
Aussie favourites Mark Woodforde & Todd Woodbridge, who together claimed two Australian Open men’s doubles titles in 1992 and 1997, will fly the flag for Australia alongside 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, Wayne Arthurs and Darren Cahill.
The four-team women’s draw features four former world number one players, Martina Navratilova, Amelie Mauresmo, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis, alongside Iva Majoli, Barbara Schett and Australians Nicole Bradtke and Rennae Stubbs.
Woodbridge & Woodforde, winners of a shared 11 Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, will open the Legends event against Mansour Bahrami & Wayne Ferreira on Saturday, Jan. 19.
"The Legends lineup for Australian Open 2013 is another strong field. It’s really pleasing to have so many former top 10 players, including five former world No. 1s, heading to Melbourne Park to contest the two titles,” said Woodbridge, tournament director of the Legends event.
“The Legends event has become a real favourite with Australian Open patrons and gives fans the chance to see not only the top tennis players in the world today, but to welcome some of the greats of the game back onto the court.”
The teams for the Legends event at Australian Open 2013 include:
Mark Woodforde & Todd Woodbridge
Mansour Bahrami & Wayne Ferreira
Darren Cahill & Goran Ivanisevic
Fabrice Santoro & Thomas Enqvist
Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis
Pat Cash & Wayne Arthurs
Mats Wilander & Cedric Pioline
Guy Forget & Henri Leconte
Martina Navratilova & Martina Hingis
Nicole Bradtke & Rennae Stubbs
Lindsay Davenport & Amelie Mauresmo
Iva Majoli & Barbara Schett