Stosur's feat volition adjacent Lleyton Hewitt's grounds for the astir appearances astatine the tournament, the now-37-year-old making her Open debut successful 2000.
Fellow Australians Daria Saville (née Gavrilova), Storm Sanders and Maddison Inglis were besides announced arsenic wildcard recipients, with much spots inactive to beryllium revealed.
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Tournament manager Craig Tiley said Stosur deserved the accidental to play what is expected to beryllium her last Australian Open aft an illustrious career.
"It was a no-brainer, enactment it that way," helium said.
"She deserves it. She's a expansive slam champion. She's a fable of Australian tennis.
"We'd emotion her to beforehand and decorativeness connected a beardown note… [but] I wouldn't beryllium amazed if she keeps playing.
"She said this is astir apt going to beryllium the end, but we'll see.
"We're precise arrogant of the information that she has that opportunity."
Tiley besides provided an update connected COVID-19 measures that volition beryllium successful spot for the event, including the availability of aesculapian exceptions to a "very tiny percentage" of players.
Last year's champion Novak Djokovic has frankincense acold refused to corroborate whether oregon not helium has received the jab.
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