Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and American teenagers Amanda Anisimova and Coco Gauff have also entered the tournament before they head to Melbourne Park for the season opening Grand Slam that runs from January 20 to February 2.
When Sue Barker won the Roland Garros women's title in 1976 she became Britain's most recent champion in Paris - or did she?
"I am doing all right. I am playing on it. I let the ice take care of its business," he said.
"This decision was not taken lightly as Australia is one of my favourite places to compete."
"The whole season I've been humble, but I want to be defensive player of the year, and I feel like tonight showed it," Embiid said.
The latest FIFA rankings are expected to determine the seedings, meaning Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo will be in pot one.
For a long while games were played on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with players expected to manage 90 minutes on consecutive days. The practice only ended in the 1950s when it became more difficult to travel on Christmas Day and the final December 25th game was in the 1957-58 season.
October saw Murray win the European Open in Antwerp, beating his old rival Stan Wawrinka in the final.
Three of those came in a game against Watford in February, which also made Alexander-Arnold the youngest player to get a hat-trick of assists, beating Jermaine Pennant's record by 134 days and winning him the match ball after a 5-0 win over Watford.
Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and De Briyne were the only other players to get hat tricks of assists. They even have a goalkeeper, Ederson, who has got himself on the assists chart after setting up Sergio Aguero for a goal against Huddersfield Town.
Patrick McCaw had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while a resurgent Fred VanVleet also scored 18 points in the win for the defending NBA champs. Lowry also had seven assists in front of the crowd of 19,100 at the Boston Garden arena.
He averaged 27.5 points - the most for him since the 2009-10 season - along with 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists. He played in all 82 games of the regular season.
Serge Ibaka finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors snapped a two-game losing skid which included a 118-102 loss to Boston on Wednesday, as the two Eastern Conference contenders were playing for the second time in less than 72 hours.
That same season Manchester City, who would go on to win the title with a record number of points, also staked their claim.
"Anfield is amazing but they were celebrating a non-goal. It doesn't make sense. The referee should sustain his decision," said Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
Assisting Samoura is CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, who has not commented on various allegations against him, including corruption, financial misappropriation and sexual harassment.
Jurgen Klopp's side, who took all three points at Villa Park thanks to Sadio Mane's 94th-minute winner, were trailing to Trezeguet's opener when Roberto Firmino thought he had tapped home the leveller seven minutes later.