Australian Open & Brisbane International

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The Brisbane International is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and of the WTA Premier tournaments of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. 5.0/5

Australian Open Brisbane International Serena Williams Grand Slam Roger Federer Maria Sharapova Australian Open Series Lleyton Hewitt Victoria Azarenka Andy Murray Melbourne Park Kei Nishikori Grigor Dimitrov Hopman Cup Angelique Kerber Caroline Wozniacki French Open

Kei Nishikori fires Australian Open shot as he moves into Brisbane International fina
Victoria Azarenka is the 2016 Women's Champion of Brisbane International - Australian Open Series .
Roger Federer maintained his record of never having lost in the Australian Open first round Monday as he started his quest to become only the second man in Australian Open history to win five titles. Roy Emerson won his sixth crown in 1967. The second seed, a winner of 17 Grand Slam championships, defeated Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 during the night session on Rod Laver Arena. He will next challenge Simone Bolelli, who was a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 winner over Juan Monaco. Federer, who has reached the Australian Open semi-finals for 11 straight years, struck 26 forehand winners in the pair's third meeting. Lu, who won his third ATP World Tour doubles title at the Aircel Chennai Open (w/Marray), could not convert any of his four break point opportunities. The 33-year-old Federer captured his 83rd tour-level title at the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp (d. Raonic) for his 1,000th career match win. Federer’s coach, Stefan Edberg, the 1985 and 1987 Australian Open champion, was celebrating his 49th bi ...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year's first Grand Slam at the Australian Open, organizers said on
Doing some fitness training ahead of the Brisbane International - Australian Open Series that starts on December 29th. Can’t wait to play in Queensland!
Djokovic, Serena Williams Win At Australian Open by The Associated Press January 13, 2014 5:18 PM MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A rusty Novak Djokovic began his bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title on Monday with a win over Lukas Lacko while Serena Williams looked as polished as ever beating Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty. With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. But as the second-seeded Djokovic's patience level began to drop, his skill level stepped up. He stayed on course for a fifth Australian title with a 6-5, 7-6 (2), 6-1 win, hoping to be the first man to achieve that feat since the Open Era began in 1968. Top-ranked Williams won her 23rd consecutive match — including 18 at the end of last season and four last week in winning the Brisbane International — after beating Barty ...
A pair of doddering 32-year-olds will give it a go in the hot cauldron of Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. Lleyton Hewitt is playing his 18th consecutive Australian Open and Roger Federer his 57th Grand Slam event in a row, breaking the record he shared with Wayne Ferreira of South Africa. Hewitt made his tournament debut in another millennium – 1997. “It’s the only time I’ve never played on Rod Laver Arena,” he laughed, “my only singles match on an outside court.” ‘Rusty’ from Adelaide is 30-17 at Melbourne Park and has only once made it past the round of 16 – losing the 2005 final to Marat Safin. His victory over Federer in the Brisbane International final two weeks ago has been a boost. “My ball striking at the moment is as good as it’s been in a long time,” he said. Hewitt is 3-3 head-to-head with this afternoon’s opponent, 29-year-old Andreas Seppi, but the Italian has not won a match in 2014, while Hewitt is 5-0. Federer, 4-1 this year, is no longer the force he was circa 2004 ...
Happy New Year to all from Kalynda Chase Tennis. We have already witnessed some great tennis at the Brisbane International, Hopman Cup and Hobart International, and next week the Australian Open kicks off. Well done to Leyton Hewitt in Brisbane, an outstanding achievement. We have our free open day on Saturday the 18th of January from 9am to 2pm. The day is free for anyone who wants to participate. We will have free court hire, Hot Shots Classes, cardio Tennis classes, Parent Child Challenge Matches, Speed serving contest and much more. There will also be a Charity Sausage sizzle and food and drinks available to purchase at the canteen. KalyndaFitness Townsville will also be running a free open day on the 18th of January. A strongman/lady contest, obstacle course, Bootcamp, and various classes are on offer for the day, starting from 7am. JT also has Hot FM broadcasting from the centre on the day. Come on down, bring your family and friends and join us for an awesome open day to launch 2014!! Please call t ...
Ready and Willing World number one Serena Williams is reportedly gunning to match former world number ones Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova by winning an 18th Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open. The American ace cemented her dominance of the sport with 11 titles last year, including the US and French Opens, and picked up where she left off by winning the Brisbane International on Saturday. According to Sport24, Williams, who will be entering the season-opening Grand Slam as red-hot favourite, however, said that she feels she still has room for improvement if she wants to win the Open.
SYDNEY (AP) -- Only days after her New Year's Eve engagement to golfer Rory Mcilroy, Caroline Wozniacki opened her 2014 season on Monday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Julia Goerges of Germany in the first round of the Sydney International. Wozniacki withdrew from the Brisbane International last week after hurting her right shoulder in practice and struggled early against Goerges, who was replacing the injured Sloane Stephens in the draw. Another former No. 1, Jelena Jankovic, lost 6-4, 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the first round earlier Monday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 7-5 to move into the second round at the Sydney International, one of the last warm-up tournaments for the Australian Open. Kerber will next play Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, who beat American qualifier Victoria Duval 6-1, 6-3. In other first-round matches, Lucie Safarova beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-4 and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Eugenie B ...
Lleyton Hewitt will go into the Australian Open as the player the top seeds will hope to avoid in the first round, after digging into his famed store of resolve to beat Roger Federer in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.
Serena Williams has carried her momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International and set the tone for the Australian Open.
Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt will look to cap off a terrific week at the Brisbane International by upsetting all time great Roger Federer in the final. Join us for live scores and commentary from 4.30pm AEDT. Hewitt is appearing in his first ATP tour final on Australian soil since 2005 – the year that saw him reach the Australian Open final. For the first time in many years, Hewitt is playing with 100 percent fitness and he has certainly showed enough at the Brisbane International to suggest that he will be a dangerous floater in the men’s draw come the Australian Open. As per usual, Hewitt showcased determination and pure grit to come from a set down and beat Kei Nishikori in three tough sets in the semi-final. Played in grueling heat, Hewitt had to dig deep to eventually win in three sets against a player eight years his junior. Having beaten accomplished ATP players Feliciano Lopez and Nishikori this week, Hewitt will now have to produce something special to upset Federer. Federer has a domi ...
Serena Williams, Sharapova to meet in Brisbane semifinalsLeave a reply Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are set to renew their long and not-so-friendly rivalry after advancing to a semifinal match at the Brisbane International, a key warm up tournament for the Australian Open. The pair played bac...
Roger Federer showed shreds of evidence of Stefan Edberg's influence as he got his 2014 season underway, advancing to the Brisbane International quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Wednesday. Federer worked briefly with Edberg in the offseason and will again use the six-time major winner as a coach in Melbourne as he tries to end his Grand Slam drought at the Australian Open this month. The 32-year-old Swiss star is not suddenly reinforcing a serve-volley mindset, but he did venture to the net with good effect in his second-round match against Nieminen — he had a first-round bye — as he honed certain parts of his game. "I've been serving OK, my forehand is going well, my movement is OK, I'm seeing the ball OK," said Federer, who won the last of his 17 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2012. "I expect to play a bit better in the next match, even though today was already very good for a first match in so many weeks." After a day of injury withdrawals in the women's draw, second-see ...
JUST IN: Ash Barty has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to a left adductor tear. It comes after the 17-year-old pulled off a major upset beating Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 7-5 last night. She was to face Maria Sharapova in the next round. Barty has also pulled out of the Hobart event next week to allow recovery time ahead of Monday week's Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the Brisbane International with a right shoulder injury on yesterday night, putting his Australian Open hopes at risk. The teenager was to begin his Brisbane campaign with a round-one assignment against in-form countryman Matt Ebden on today. Kyrgios also made a late withdrawal from the Australian Open play-offs at the start of December with an elbow injury. The world Number 182 was a near certainty to be given wildcard into the Australian Open but with wildcards being announced later this week, that now looks unlikley.
Serena Williams TO PLAY BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL. BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams has confirmed she will play in the Brisbane International tuneup event before next year's Australian Open. Brisbane tournament officials said Wednesday that Williams, the defending champion, and Australian Lleyton Hewitt would join the previously announced Roger Federer at the hard-court tournament at the Queensland Tennis Centre from Dec. 29-Jan. 5. The Australian Open, which Williams has won five times, begins Jan. 13 at Melbourne Park. Williams, the world No. 1, will be attempting to win her 18th Grand Slam singles title. Williams won nine WTA titles this year, including her fifth U.S. Open title and second at the French Open. Hewitt recently led Australia back into the Davis Cup's elite World Group after a six-year absence. He also reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.Source:OlySports.com.
Serena confirms for Australian Open 02 Oct 2013 , Sydney, October 02, 2013 World tennis number one Serena Williams will begin her campaign for an 18th Grand Slam title by warming up for the 2014 Australian Open at the Brisbane International, she announced on Wednesday. Williams is the defending Brisbane champion and said the December 29-January 5 tournament fitted her preparations perfectly. "They have a great fitness centre; they have great courts that are identical to the surface played in Melbourne," she said in a statement. "Plus I have a week off after the tournament, so it's always a good preparation to play in Brisbane, and it's always fun to go back and try and defend your title." The American will be gunning for an 18th major title at the Australian Open, a feat that would put her alongside Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in the all-time Open Era win list, behind only Steffi Graf (22). Another 17-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, has previously confirmed he will also play at Brisbane, wh ...
Roger Federer to play Brisbane International in 2014 the lead up tournament to the Australian Open.
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Maestro will play the Brisbane International- Australian Open Series 2014 for the first time ever!
.to play Brisbane International in December for the first time as warm up for Australian Open.
The summer of Tennis is well and truly in full swing with the completion of the Brisbane International and the Hopman Cup in Perth. The crowds were handed top class tennis over the week and if the standard is anything to go by, the Australian Open which starts next Monday 14th January, is in for some very exciting Tennis. It will be hard to beat the epic matches. Who could ever forget last year’s final between Djokovic and Nadel! Two young Kalkie State School players, Simon Rathbone and Harry Waters had an experience of a life time standing on centre court at the Pat Rafter arena in Brisbane being presented to over 5000 people. Even though Simon and Harry played last year in it, they still got a real buzz to be playing beside some of the world’s best players. “The overall experience was awesome, playing against players from around the State and being able to gauge where I am in comparison and what I need to work on” Simon commented. “The play was tough and hot , but just being there amongst ...
World Sports News Tipsarevic third to quit Kooyong Classic World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic became the third player in 24 hours to pull out of the eight-man Kooyong Classic exhibition event with injury clouding their Australian Open ambitions on Wednesday. Just three days after winning the Chennai Open in India - and five days out from the Open - Serbian Tipsarevic quit the lead-in event on the opening day complaining of a wrist injury. Tipsarevic was trailing Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 1-6 0-1 in his first match when he said he was unable to continue. He said he was playing with the aid of painkillers when he scored his victory over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Chennai Open final on Sunday. The Kooyong tournament was battered by the withdrawal of star players as it got underway. Japan's Kei Nishikori, ranked 18 in the world, pulled out when unable to shake off the knee injury which forced him to forfeit his Brisbane International semi-final spot last week. He said he only began hitting again on Tuesday ...
Despite withdrawing from the Brisbane International, Maria Sharapova should be all set to play at the Australian Open which starts January 14...
UPDATE 10pm: Brisbane International champion Serena Williams admits she's in career-best form and getting better in an ominous warning the Australian Open is
US superstar Serena Williams is leaner, meaner and hungrier than ever HOW do you solve a problem like Serena? That's the question confronting the rest of the world's best female players as they prepare for an Australian Open tournament at which Serena Williams will be the hottest of favourites after scything through the field at last week's Brisbane International. Williams says she is "playing some of my best tennis", and who could argue based on her record over the past seven months. Since June, Williams has lost just one match, while collecting two Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon and the US Open), two Olympic Gold Medals and the year-ending WTA championships. In Brisbane last week, she blasted one of her serves at more than 200km/h, which is good going for men, let alone women. The weight of her shots allows her to push her opponents around, when she's not leaving them flailing at thin air. At 31, she is leaner and meaner (on court at least) than ever and seemingly as hungry for success. "I feel like I wan ...
Tennis News: Serena: I’m playing some of my best tennis - Serena Williams, who has won 35 of her last 36 matches and is coming off a title at the Brisbane International, says she is peaking ahead of the Aussie Open. Williams has won the last two majors, as well as the 2012 Olympic singles gold medal and the 2012 WTA Championships. She is in search of her sixth Australian Open crown. “I was looking at a lot of old matches on YouTube, and I feel like right now I&rs...
THIS IS WHY WE DON'T CUT TOENAILS WITH OUR PEDICURE!!! Victoria Azarenka, the 23-year-old Belarusian phenom, has shot up the ranks of the tennis world over the past year. She won the Australian Open in 2012 and captured the gold medal in mixed doubles at the London Olympics and the bronze in singles. She earned $7.9 million in 2012 to set a new single-season record in prize money. She's the world's top-ranked player and the top overall seed at the upcoming Australian Open. So what's the only thing that can stop Azarenka? A bad pedicure. Azarenka pulled out of the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Friday because of the pain from a minor procedure on an ingrown nail that infected her right big toe. She said that after a pedicure about 10 days ago, a piece of her nail was jamming into her toe. The injury became so painful that Azarenka had to have a doctor remove the nail from her toe. "It just got infected from a bad pedicure experience," Azarenka said . "They cut a little bit too much and it got ...
Andy Murray is in title-winning shape a week out from the Australian Open, after he defended his Brisbane International crown against Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday
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Andy Murray has made it back to back Brisbane International - Australian Open Series titles. Murray beat Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.
Tennis News from Brisbane. Top seed Andy Murray's preparations for the Australian Open began with a 7-6 6-4 victory in the final of the Brisbane International over Grigor Dimitrov. The world number three won his 25th tour title in the process ahead of the season's first Grand Slam. The Australian Open begins in Melbourne on January 14th. More to follow Eurosport - 06/01/2013 07:18
Most triumphant Murray defending and winning the Brisbane International - Australian Open Series
YES Andy Murray back to back Brisbane International - Australian Open Series CHAMPION - wish I was there!!! :D :D
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International tournament this week due to an injury to her right collarbone, but has said that the injury will not derail her chances at the upcoming 2013 Australian Open later this month...
[Tennis Andy will defend the Brisbane International title tomorrow as he warms up for the Australian Open.
Tennis Latest: Sharapova out of Brisbane event - Maria Sharapova pulls out of the Brisbane International on Tuesday as a precaution before the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova explains to the media the reasons for her pull out from the Brisbane International tournament.Maria Sharapova's preparations for the Australian Open suffered a blow when she was forced...
Good news for some young Aussies, with John Millman and Ashleigh Barty receiving wildcards to play in the main draw at this month's Australian Open. The 23-year-old Millman, who won through qualifying to play this week's Brisbane International, was rewarded by Tennis Australia for a strong year in which he hauled his world ranking up from number 541 to 199 after playing 25 tournaments. Barty, 16, also made a big move in 2012, rising from number 669 to 175. Wishing them both the best of luck!
Sports News: Maria Sharapova has emerged as a doubt for the Australian Open after she was forced to withdraw from the WTA Brisbane International. Michael Clarke is set to lead Australia out in the final Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney after passing a fitness test. The New Year's Day meeting at Exeter will go ahead as planned after an early inspection was cancelled. Philadelphia Eagles have fired head coach Andy Reid a day after completing a 4-12 season with a 42-7 defeat to the New York Giants.
Sharapova suffers Aussie Open injury blow Maria Sharapova has suffered a blow to her Australian Open title hopes after having to withdraw from the Brisbane International with a collarbone injury.
Maria is forced to withdrawn at Brisbane International due to collarbone injury but think she's ready for Australian Open. Wishing for her immediate recovery.
Maria had to withdraw because of a collarbone inflammation. She is still on schedule to play the Australian Open... but he struggles to serve. Video Interview
How good is it having the tennis back on telly! Brisbane International and Hopman Cup in action this week. Sydney and Hobart the week after, then, the Australian Open! Happy New Year!
With the 2013 Australian Open just weeks away, the world's top tennis players on both the men's and women's sides are gearing up for a brand New Year, which will begin in Brisbane, Australia for many...
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Seven’s summer of Tennis: guide seven has revealed its schedule for its summer tennis broadcasts. beginning with the Brisbane International and ending with the Australian Open. For the first time, the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Kooyong Classic will all air live on 7TWO. The Australian Open is on Seven and 7TWO Live on almost every broadcast in every city. Four new faces join Seven’s broadcast team for the Open this year, led by new host, Sunrise sport presenter Mark Beretta, and former Olympic champion Giaan Rooney who will report on all the action from out-and-about at Melbourne Park. The team will be led once again by the incomparable Bruce Mcavaney, as well as former world number one and four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier and Australian tennis legends Lleyton Hewitt and John Newcombe. Others to feature include Todd Woodbridge, Henri Leconte, Hamish McLachlan, Roger Rasheed, Sam Smith, Rennae Stubbs, John Fitzgerald, Basil Zempilas, Sandy Roberts and a host of the bigge ...
Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur, Petra Kvitova, Sara Errani, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, and Maria Sharapova are reportedly going to play in the Brisbane International in 2013, which is a tune up to the Australian Open.
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