A quick review of the key details of the Brisbane International and other tennis news.
The Brisbane International Starts Sunday 30 January
Dates: 30 December 2012 to 6 January 2013
2012 Singles Winners: Andy Murray and Kai Kanepi
ATP Prize Money
$436,630 (Brisbane is an ATP World Tour 250 Event)
WTA Prize Money
$1 million (Brisbane is a WTA Premier event, this year prize money increased from $655,000 in 2012)
View the full Brisbane International Prize Money Break Down
Play Pick ’em which starts with the Brisbane International
Join an online game to predict winners each day. Visit the Pick ’em website.
Hopman Cup Update
Day Session Saturday 29 January: Spain d South Africa
Anderson d Verdasco
Medina Garrigues d Scheepers
Mixed doubles Spain d South Africe
Night Session Saturday 29 January: Australia D Germany
Tomic d Haas
Barty d Petkovic who unfortunately had to retire due to a knee injury.
Find out how the round robin Hopman Cup format works
Day Session Sunday 30 January
USA v South Africa
Night Session Sunday 30 January
Spain v France
Other Aussie Summer of Tennis Tournament news
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Australian Open
Read the article on the Australian Open website
Caro and Rory engaged?
There is also speculation that Caroline Wozniaki and Rory McIlroy are engaged.
Mark Woodforde on Aussie Tennis
I love this quote from Mark Woodforde in this article on Australian Tennis Must Find Heart and Soul
The heart and soul of Australian tennis has been described as athletic, handsome, serve volleyers, attacking, aggressive. Love to grab a beer afterwards and talk about it win or lose,”
Get well soon Rafa. We’ll wait as long as it takes to see you back on court, fit and healthy.
Grand Slam Gal
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