By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 05:14 GMT, 21 January 2021 | Updated: 05:14 GMT, 21 January 2021
Australian world No.1 Ash Barty (pictured in December 2019) will finally make her return to the court next weekInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Australian world No.1 Ash Barty will finally make her return to the court in front of 8,000 tennis fans at the star-studded exhibition in Adelaide next week.
Barty hasn't played in 11 months but is a confirmed starter alongside world No.2 Simona Halep, third-ranked Naomi Osaka and 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams.
The one-off event, called 'A Day at the Drive', will be held at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Friday January 29, ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne on February 8.
The men's line-up includes the top-three ranked players, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem.
There are an impressive 67 Grand Slam single titles between the star-studded competitors taking to the court for the exhibition.
'I am looking forward to playing my first match for the 2021 season in Adelaide,' Barty said.
Barty, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals last year, hasn't played a competitive match since she was a semi-finalist at the Qatar Open in February
Barty is a confirmed starter alongside world No.2 Simona Halep, third-ranked Naomi Osaka and 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams. Pictured: Williams arrives in Adelaide on January 14Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer