“I’ve only played in Sydney once before and I really enjoyed the conditions there, and the beautiful city,” the 24-year-old Spaniard said in a statement.
“This wildcard is a very valuable opportunity for me get back on the court and hopefully play a few more matches before the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne.
The tournament, which begins at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, will feature three of the four current women’s grand slam holders as Muguruza will be joined by US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko.
The opening grand slam of the season takes place at Melbourne Park from January 15-28.
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- Muguruza accepts Sydney wildcard after early Brisbane exitDaily Mail
- Muguruza accepts Sydney wildcard after Brisbane exitWTA Tennis
- Garbine Muguruza takes wild card to play WTA SydneyTennis World
- World No. 2 Garbine Muguruza pulls out of Brisbane, in doubt for Aus OpenESPN
- Brisbane International women's draw: Top seed Garbine Muguruza retires with crampsBrinkwire (press release)
- Muguruza exitsThe Hindu
- Reuters Sports News SummaryEconomic Times
- Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney InternationalDaily Mail