I apologise if this question may sound ridiculous. I would like to know if there are any limitations to qualify for the Australian Open.
For example, to qualify for the WTA Finals, WTA players compete throughout the year in over 53 tournaments plus the Slams. By doing so, players earn ranking points and ONLY the first 7 (or 8) top players can have access to the WTA finals.
Is there a similar rule also for the Australian Open?