Brisbane International

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Brisbane International
Brisbane International logo.svg
Event nameBrisbane International
LocationAdelaide, SA (1972–2008)
Brisbane, Queensland (2009–)
VenueQueensland Tennis Centre
SurfacePlexicushion
brisbaneinternational.com.au
 ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
Draw32M/32Q/16D
Prize Money$484,750
 WTA Tour
CategoryWTA Premier
tournaments
Draw32M/32Q/16D
Prize Money$1,000,000
 
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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
Event nameBrisbane International
LocationAdelaide, SA (1972–2008)
Brisbane, Queensland (2009–)
VenueQueensland Tennis Centre
SurfacePlexicushion
brisbaneinternational.com.au
 ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
Draw32M/32Q/16D
Prize Money$484,750
 WTA Tour
CategoryWTA Premier
tournaments
Draw32M/32Q/16D
Prize Money$1,000,000
The 2010 men's singles runner-up, Radek Štěpánek, won the first edition of the event held in Brisbane
2008 Gold Coast runner-up Victoria Azarenka eventually won her first career title one year later in Brisbane
Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt reached four finals from 1998-2000 and 2014, winning on three occasions (1998, 2000, 2014)
Ai Sugiyama won the singles title twice and the doubles title once, reaching an additional singles final in Gold Coast
Patty Schnyder won the singles title twice in Gold Coast, in 1999 and 2005
Dinara Safina was successful at the event, winning the singles once, and the doubles three consecutive times between 2006 and 2008
Inside of Pat Rafter Arena during a day session

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

History[edit]

The origins of the Brisbane International trace back to the early 1970s, when the Grand Prix tennis circuit, formed in 1970, and which ran concurrently with other tours as the World Championship Tennis circuit, decided to feature on its calendar an event in Queensland to develop a South West Pacific season around the Australian Open - then taking place in Brisbane - alongside other Oceanian events of Sydney, New South Wales; Hobart, Tasmania; and Auckland, New Zealand. The Adelaide-based South Australian Tennis Championships, running as an amateur, then as a State championship, since 1889, were brought to the professional circuit in 1972. The first professional edition of the men's event, played, like the Australian Open, on outdoor grass courts, saw the victory of Soviet Alex Metreveli over Kim Warwick, while the women's event, still not featured in either the Commercial Union Grand Prix circuit or the Virginia Slims circuit, saw Australian Evonne Goolagong win the title.[1]

The tournament had a chaotic history over the following years, taking place on the professional tour again in 1974, in 1977, as the Marlboro-sponsored South Australian Men's Tennis Classic,[2] and in 1979, as the South Australian Open,[3] before it started a regular run in 1981 under the latter title. Moved from January to December in the Grand Prix circuit calendars of the early 1980s, the South Australian Open sealed its place as the opening event of the season in 1987, when it was scheduled again in January, following the return of the Australian Open as the first Grand Slam event of the year. After the surface change of the Australian Open, the tournament also switched to hard courts, starting with the 1988 edition. During the 1980s, the event saw the victories of Australian players as Wally Masur, Mark Woodforde, Mark Kratzmann or Darren Cahill. The taking over of the tour's organization in 1990 by the Association of Tennis Professionals led to several changes, when the tournament, an ATP World Series event, became the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships, and the prize money increased from $93,000 to $125,000.

In 1997, the Corel WTA Tour created a new event –played on outdoor hardcourts– in Gold Coast, Queensland.[4] 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.[4]

Meanwhile, the ATP International Series 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 ExxonMobil Open of Doha, Qatar, and the Chennai Open of Chennai, India. Many popular players added their names to the honor roll in the 1990s and the early 2000s, with Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanišević, Jim Courier, Lleyton Hewitt, Tommy Haas, Tim Henman, Nikolay Davydenko or Novak Djokovic winning the singles - and Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram reaching the doubles finals.

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.[5] 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."[5] The first Brisbane International took place in Brisbane's newly built Tennyson Tennis Centre – and its Patrick Rafter-named Centre Court – in January 2009.[6][7] In time for the 2012 event the tournament was promoted to a premier event on the WTA tour.[8]

Past finals[edit]

In the men's singles, Lleyton Hewitt (1998, 2000, 2014) holds the record for most titles with three. Mike Bauer (1982–83), Mark Woodforde (1988–89), Nicklas Kulti (1991, 1993), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1994, 1996) and Andy Murray (2012–13) each have two titles. Bauer, Woodforde and Murray co-hold the record for most consecutive titles. Hewitt alone holds the record for most finals with four (1998–2000, 2014).

In the women's singles, Ai Sugiyama (1998, 2004), Patty Schnyder (1999, 2005), and Serena Williams (2013, 2014) share the record for most titles with two. Sugiyama also holds the record for most finals appearances (1997–98, 2004).

Men's singles[edit]

LocationYearChampionRunner-upScore
Brisbane2014Australia Lleyton HewittSwitzerland Roger Federer6–1, 4–6, 6–3
2013United Kingdom Andy MurrayBulgaria Grigor Dimitrov7–6(7–0), 6–4
2012United Kingdom Andy MurrayUkraine Alexandr Dolgopolov6–1, 6–3
2011Sweden Robin SöderlingUnited States Andy Roddick6–3, 7–5
2010United States Andy RoddickCzech Republic Radek Štěpánek7–6(7–2), 7–6(9–7)
2009Czech Republic Radek ŠtěpánekSpain Fernando Verdasco3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Adelaide2008France Michaël LlodraFinland Jarkko Nieminen6–3, 6–4
2007Serbia Novak DjokovicAustralia Chris Guccione6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
2006France Florent SerraBelgium Xavier Malisse6–3, 6–4
2005Sweden Joachim JohanssonUnited States Taylor Dent7–5, 6–3
2004Slovakia Dominik HrbatýFrance Michaël Llodra6–4, 6–0
2003Russia Nikolay DavydenkoBelgium Kristof Vliegen6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2002United Kingdom Tim HenmanAustralia Mark Philippoussis6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2001Germany Tommy HaasChile Nicolás Massú6–3, 6–1
2000Australia Lleyton HewittSweden Thomas Enqvist3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1999Sweden Thomas EnqvistAustralia Lleyton Hewitt4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1998Australia Lleyton HewittAustralia Jason Stoltenberg3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
1997Australia Todd WoodbridgeAustralia Scott Draper6–2, 6–1
1996Russia Yevgeny KafelnikovZimbabwe Byron Black7–6(7–0), 3–6, 6–1
1995United States Jim CourierFrance Arnaud Boetsch6–2, 7–5
1994Russia Yevgeny KafelnikovRussia Alexander Volkov6–4, 6–3
1993Sweden Nicklas KultiSweden Christian Bergström3–6, 7–5, 6–4
1992Croatia Goran IvaniševićSweden Christian Bergström1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1991Sweden Nicklas KultiGermany Michael Stich6–3, 1–6, 6–2
1990Austria Thomas MusterUnited States Jimmy Arias3–6, 6–2, 7–5
1989Australia Mark WoodfordeWest Germany Patrik Kühnen7–5, 1–6, 7–5
1988Australia Mark WoodfordeAustralia Wally Masur6–2, 6–4
1987Australia Wally MasurUnited States Bill Scanlon6–4, 7–6
1986Not Held
1985South Africa Eddie EdwardsAustralia Peter Doohan6–2, 6–4
1984Australia Peter DoohanNetherlands Huub van Boeckel1–6, 6–1, 6–4
1983United States Mike BauerCzechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1982United States Mike BauerAustralia Chris Johnstone4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1981Australia Mark EdmondsonAustralia Brad Drewett7–5, 6–2
1980Non-Tour Event
1979Australia Kim WarwickSouth Africa Bernard Mitton7–5, 6–4
1978Non-Tour Event
1977United States Victor AmayaUnited States Brian Teacher6–1, 6–4
1976Non-Tour Event
1975Non-Tour Event
1974United States Dick StocktonAustralia Geoff Masters6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1973Non-Tour Event
1972Soviet Union Alex MetreveliAustralia Kim Warwick6–3, 6–3, 7–6

Women's singles[edit]

LocationYearChampionRunner-upScore
Brisbane2014United States Serena WilliamsBelarus Victoria Azarenka6–4, 7–5
2013United States Serena WilliamsRussia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova6–2, 6–1
2012Estonia Kaia KanepiSlovakia Daniela Hantuchová6–2, 6–1
↑  Premier tournament  ↑
2011Czech Republic Petra KvitováGermany Andrea Petkovic6–1, 6–3
2010Belgium Kim ClijstersBelgium Justine Henin6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
2009Belarus Victoria AzarenkaFrance Marion Bartoli6–3, 6–1
Gold Coast2008China Li NaBelarus Victoria Azarenka4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2007Russia Dinara SafinaSwitzerland Martina Hingis6–3, 3–6, 7–5
2006Czech Republic Lucie ŠafářováItaly Flavia Pennetta6–3, 6–4
2005Switzerland Patty SchnyderAustralia Samantha Stosur1–6, 6–3, 7–5
2004Japan Ai SugiyamaRussia Nadia Petrova1–6, 6–1, 6–4
2003France Nathalie DechySwitzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2002United States Venus WilliamsBelgium Justine Henin7–5, 6–2
2001Belgium Justine HeninItaly Silvia Farina Elia7–6(7–5), 6–4
2000Croatia Silvija TalajaSpain Conchita Martínez6–1, 3–6, 6–0
1999Switzerland Patty SchnyderFrance Mary Pierce4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
1998Japan Ai SugiyamaVenezuela María Vento-Kabchi7–5, 6–0
1997Russia Elena LikhovtsevaJapan Ai Sugiyama3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3

Men's doubles[edit]

LocationYearChampionsRunners-upScore
Brisbane2014Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Canada Daniel Nestor
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6-7(4-7), 6-4, [10-7]
2013Brazil Marcelo Melo
Spain Tommy Robredo
United States Eric Butorac
Australia Paul Hanley
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
2012Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6–1, 6–2
2011Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Australia Paul Hanley
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–4 retired
2010France Jérémy Chardy
France Marc Gicquel
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2009France Marc Gicquel
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
Adelaide2008Argentina Martín García
Brazil Marcelo Melo
Australia Chris Guccione
Australia Robert Smeets
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
2007South Africa Wesley Moodie
Australia Todd Perry
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 4–6, [15–13]
2006Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(7–4), 7–6(12–10)
2005Belgium Xavier Malisse
Belgium Olivier Rochus
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
7–6(7–5), 6–4
2004United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
7–5, 6–3
2003South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Jeff Morrison
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
2002Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–2
2001Australia David Macpherson
South Africa Grant Stafford
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
2000Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–2
1999Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
United States Jim Courier
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 6–4
1998Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
1997Australia Patrick Rafter
United States Bryan Shelton
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1996Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Sweden Jonas Björkman
United States Tommy Ho
7–5, 7–6
1995United States Jim Courier
Australia Patrick Rafter
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
7–6, 6–4
1994Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
South Africa David Adams
Zimbabwe Byron Black
6–4, 6–3
1993Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 7–5
1992Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Switzerland Marc Rosset
Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
7–6, 7–6
1991South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Stefan Kruger
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1990United Kingdom Andrew Castle
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
Germany Alexander Mronz
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
7–6, 6–2
1989United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Stefan Kruger
Australia Mark Kratzmann
United States Glenn Layendecker
6–2, 7–6
1988Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1987Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
United States Bill Scanlon
Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1986Not Held
1985Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
Brazil Nelson Aerts
United States Tomm Warneke
6–4, 6–4
1984Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
Australia Peter Doohan
South Africa Brian Levine
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
1983Australia Craig Miller
United States Eric Sherbeck
Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Rod Frawley
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
1982Australia Pat Cash
Australia Chris Johnstone
Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wayne Hampson
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
1981Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel
South Africa Eddie Edwards
United States Craig Edwards
6–3, 6–4
1980Non-Tour Event
1979Australia Colin Dibley
Australia John James
Australia John Alexander
United States Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
1978Non-Tour Event
1977Australia Cliff Letcher
United States Dick Stockton
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–4
1976Non-Tour Event
1975Non-Tour Event
1974United States Grover Raz Reid
Australia Allan Stone
United States Mike Estep
Australia Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
1973Non-Tour Event
1972Competition Not Held

Women's doubles[edit]

LocationYearChampionsRunners-upScore
Brisbane2014Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6-3, 6-1
2013United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
India Sania Mirza
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
2012Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
↑  Premier tournament  ↑
2011Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–3, 7–5
2010Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Hungary Melinda Czink
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–4]
2009Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Vania King
Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Gold Coast2008Russia Dinara Safina
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–2
2007Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–4
2006Russia Dinara Safina
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–3
2005Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
2004Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 6–4
2003Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navratilova
France Nathalie Dechy
France Émilie Loit
6–4, 6–4
2002Belgium Justine Henin
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Sweden Åsa Svensson
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
2001Italy Giulia Casoni
Slovakia Janette Husárová
United States Katie Schlukebir
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
7–6(11–9), 7–5
2000France Julie Halard-Decugis
Russia Anna Kournikova
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Rita Grande
6–3, 6–0
1999United States Corina Morariu
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Australia Kristine Kunce
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–3
1998Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
South Korea Park Sung-hee
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1997Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
7–6, 6–1

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