A quick review of the key details of the ASB Classic, Brisbane International, Hopman Cup and other tennis news.
ASB Classic in Auckland Starts Monday 31 December
View the ASB Classic Singles Draw.
View the ASB Classic Player List.
Schedule of Play
View the ASB Classic Schedule of Play for Monday 31 December.
Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the ABC Classic and the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury. Read more.
View the Brisbane International Women’s Singles Draw
View the Brisbane International Men’s Singles Draw
Schedule of Play
View the Schedule for Monday 31 December.
No.7 seed Aussie Sam Stosur opens the centre court night session v Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden. Sam is really looking to improve on last year’s results.
The third match on Court 2 is Benneteau v Nieminen, the two players who met in the APIA International Final in Sydney last January, which Nieminen won.
Top Seed Results from Sunday 30 December
Serena Williams (3) d V Lepchenko 6-2, 6-1
Petra Kvitova (6) d C Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-4
Also today Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova d Robert Vinci
Schedule for Monday 31 January
10am: Serbia v Italy
Due to New Year’s Eve there will only be a day session.
Day Session Sunday 30 January: USA d South Africa
Women: Venus Williams d Scheepers
Men: Anderson d Isner
Mixed Doubles: USA d South Africa
Night Session Sunday 30 January
5:45pm Perth Time: Spain v France
Men: Tsonga d Verdasco
Women’s and Mixed Doubles: To be played
View what time the Hopman Cup starts in different time zones.
Yesterday’s Hopman Cup Results
Day Session Saturday 29 January: Spain d South Africa
Men: Anderson d Verdasco
Women: Medina Garrigues d Scheepers
Mixed Doubles: Spain d South Africa
Night Session Saturday 29 January: Australia d Germany
Men: Tomic d Haas
Women: Barty d Petkovic who unfortunately had to retire due to a knee injury.
Other Tennis News
Tomic shines in Hopman Cup win
Pat Cash offers to steer Bernard out of trouble
Sam Stosur’s Australian Open campaign hit by surgery to fix a bone spur
Djokovic wins Abu Dhabi exhibition
The tennis tournament is good for Brisbane, this Courier Mail article states that Brisbane will improve on last year’s event, which
drew more than 92,000 fans and saw visitors shell out for 28,000 bed nights, bringing an estimated $3.81 million to the Queensland economy.
Top Tennis Blogs
Brisbane, Chennai, Doha Previews
Until next time
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Quality field assembled for women’s Brisbane event. Should be a good indicator for who will do well at the Aus Open.