Brisbane International

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Coordinates: 27°31′30.12″S 153°0′26.06″E / 27.5250333°S 153.0072389°E / -27.5250333; 153.0072389

Brisbane International
Brisbane International logo.svg
Tournament information
Event name Brisbane International
Founded 2009; 9 years ago (2009) [1]
Location Adelaide, SA (1880–2008)
Brisbane, Queensland (since 2009)
Venue Queensland Tennis Centre
Surface Hard (Plexicushion) - outdoors
Website brisbaneinternational.com.au
Current champions (2018)
Men's singles Australia Nick Kyrgios
Women's singles Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Men's doubles Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
Women's doubles Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
ATP World Tour
Category 250 series
Draw 28S / 16Q / 16D
Prize money US$468,910 (2018)
WTA Tour
Category WTA Premier
Draw 30S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money US$894,700 (2018)
The 2010 men's singles runner-up, Radek Štěpánek, won the first edition of the event held in Brisbane
Victoria Azarenka won her first career title one year later in Brisbane in 2009, and would win the tournament once again in 2016
Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt won the tournament once in (2014)
Inside of Pat Rafter Arena during a day session

The Brisbane International established in 2009 is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Brisbane, Queensland. It is 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. It is held annually in January at the Queensland Tennis Centre just before the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open as part of the Australian Open Series. It is owned by Tennis Australia.

History[edit]

In 1997, the Corel WTA Tour created a new event –played on outdoor hardcourts– in Gold Coast, Queensland.[2] The Tier III Gold Coast Classic was added the three preexisting tournaments of Auckland, Sydney and Hobart, and became one of the two events held in the first week of the women's calendar, parallel to the men's Adelaide tournament. Various players, among which Ai Sugiyama, Justine Henin, Patty Schnyder or Venus Williams found success over the years at the low tier tune-up event for the Australian Open. The Gold Coast Classic became the Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourts in 1998, took the sponsorship of Uncle Tobys in 2003, becoming Uncle Tobys Hardcourts, and changed names again in 2006 to Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts.[2]

Meanwhile, the ATP International Series Australian Hard Court Championships in Adelaide, which had evolved into the AAPT Championships in 1999, Next Generation Hardcourts in 2005, and Next Generation Adelaide International in 2006 had become one of the three stops of the calendar's first week, alongside the Qatar Open of Doha, Qatar, and the Chennai Open of Chennai, India.

As both the men's and the women's tour calendars were to undergo important changes from 2008 to 2009, with the WTA inaugurating its new roadmap of International and Premier tournaments, and the ATP Tour becoming the ATP World Tour, with new Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, it was decided in 2006 to merge the Next Generation Adelaide International and the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts into a larger ATP-WTA joint tournament in Brisbane, leading, similarly to the joint Medibank International Sydney, to the Australian Open.[3] Tennis Australia chief Steve Wood commented on the shift: "One of the reasons we are doing this is that there's a rise of more lucrative overseas tournaments in the lead-up to the Australian Open offering increasingly attractive alternatives to the top players looking to prepare for the first Grand Slam. [...] So we really wanted them to invest in having them continue to prepare here in Australia, on the road to the Australian Open."[3] The first Brisbane International took place in Brisbane's newly built Tennyson Tennis Centre – and its Patrick Rafter-named Centre Court – in January 2009.[4][5] In time for the 2012 event the tournament was promoted to a premier event on the WTA tour.[6]

Past finals[edit]

In the men's singles Andy Murray (2012–13) holds the record for most titles with two and Murray concurrently holds the record for most consecutive titles. In the women's singles Victoria Azarenka (2009, 2016) and Serena Williams (2013, 2014) share the record for most titles with two.

Women's Singles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Brisbane 2009 Belarus Victoria Azarenka France Marion Bartoli 6–3, 6–1
2010 Belgium Kim Clijsters Belgium Justine Henin 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
2011 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Germany Andrea Petkovic 6–1, 6–3
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2012 Estonia Kaia Kanepi Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6–2, 6–1
2013 United States Serena Williams Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1
2014 United States Serena Williams (2) Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6–4, 7–5
2015 Russia Maria Sharapova Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3
2016 Belarus Victoria Azarenka (2) Germany Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–1
2017 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková France Alizé Cornet 6–0, 6–3
2018 Ukraine Elina Svitolina Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–2, 6–1

Men's Singles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Brisbane 2009 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Spain Fernando Verdasco 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2010 United States Andy Roddick Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 7–6(7–2), 7–6(9–7)
2011 Sweden Robin Söderling United States Andy Roddick 6–3, 7–5
2012 United Kingdom Andy Murray Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–1, 6–3
2013 United Kingdom Andy Murray (2) Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 7–6(7–0), 6–4
2014 Australia Lleyton Hewitt Switzerland Roger Federer 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
2015 Switzerland Roger Federer Canada Milos Raonic 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
2016 Canada Milos Raonic Switzerland Roger Federer 6–4, 6–4
2017 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov Japan Kei Nishikori 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
2018 Australia Nick Kyrgios United States Ryan Harrison 6–4, 6–2

Women's Doubles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Brisbane 2009 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Vania King
Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 7–5, [10–5]
2010 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Hungary Melinda Czink
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–4]
2011 Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–3, 7–5
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2012 Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
2013 United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
India Sania Mirza
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
2014 Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
2015 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Germany Sabine Lisicki
France Caroline Garcia
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 7–5
2016 Switzerland Martina Hingis (2)
India Sania Mirza (2)
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Andrea Petkovic
7–5, 6–1
2017 United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands (2)
India Sania Mirza (3)
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–2, 6–3
2018 Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 6–2

Men's Doubles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Brisbane 2009 France Marc Gicquel
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
2010 France Jérémy Chardy
France Marc Gicquel
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2011 Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Australia Paul Hanley
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–4 retired
2012 Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6–1, 6–2
2013 Brazil Marcelo Melo
Spain Tommy Robredo
United States Eric Butorac
Australia Paul Hanley
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
2014 Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Canada Daniel Nestor (2)
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6-7(4–7), 6–4, [10–7]
2015 United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
Japan Kei Nishikori
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2016 Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers (2)
Australia James Duckworth
Australia Chris Guccione
7–6(7–4), 6–1
2017 Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australia Jordan Thompson
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
United States Sam Querrey
7–6(9–7), 6–4
2018 Finland Henri Kontinen (2)
Australia John Peers (3)
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearce, Linda (8 July 2006). "Adelaide event shifts to Brisbane - Tennis - Sport - theage.com.au". www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "WTA Finals - 2014 to 1971" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Retrieved 2017-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b Pearce, Linda (2006-07-08). "Adelaide event shifts to Brisbane". theage.com.au. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  4. ^ "atpworldtour.com Brisbane International profile". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  5. ^ "sonyericssonwtatour.com Brisbane International profile". sonyericssonwtatour.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/4513

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