The Adelaide Internation takes place in the last week of February, serving as the final step in this year's Aussie swing that saw five Melbourne events.
World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty took a wild card, ready for more tennis after the Australian Open quarter-final loss to Karolina Muchova, seeking the second title of the season after the Yarra Valley Classic. Barty will face Danielle Collins or Saisai Zheng in the second round before a possible quarter-final clash with the Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek.
The Australian Open doubles champion Elise Mertens and Qiang Wang lead the second quarter, with Kristina Mladenovic, Jil Teichmann, Anastasiaja Sevastova and Caroline Garcia also seeking the quarter-final spot.