Preview of the ATP & WTA Brisbane Open from December 31st 2018 to 6th January 2019
The opening of the 2019 ATP Tour season begins in Australia with the Brisbane Open where at least 7 Grand Slam champions will be competing in the lineup this year
Many of the ATP’s & WTA’s greatest players have opened their seasons at the Brisbane Open and the tournament has a reputation for delivering first class entertainment both on and off the court.
Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic have all triumphed in the Men’s Singles in recent years. Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina and Maria Sharapova have all held aloft the Ladies Singles trophy at Brisbane.
Where is the tournament held?
The ATP & WTA Brisbane Open is competed for at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
What dates does the tournament run?
December 31st, 2018 until January 6th, 2019
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The surface is outdoor and indoor hard courts
How many players and how many seeds are in the tournament?
There are a total of 28 men and 32 women in the singles and there will be 8 seeded players in the Men’s draw and the Women’s draw
What is the prize money for men and how many ATP ranking points are available?
The tournament is an ATP 250 which means that the winner receives 250 ATP World Ranking points, with the complete breakdown of points and prize money awarded as follows:
Who are the reigning Champions?
In 2018, Nick Kyrgios won the Men’s singles tournament beating Ryan Harrison in the final 6-4, 6-2
In 2018, Elina Svitolina won the Ladies singles tournament beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the final 6-2, 6-1
Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?
You can buy tickets online by clicking here
How can I follow the tournament without going there?
To watch the live scores of every match in this tournament as they happen you can use the Tennishead exclusive Live Scores service here. You can also follow this tournament on their official Twitter here
Who has entered the 2019 tournament draw? (This may change nearer the time depending on injuries)
So far the Men’s singles tournament entries are as follows:
RAFAEL NADAL (1)
ANDY MURRAY (2)
KEI NISHIKORI (9)
KYLE EDMUND (14)
DANIIL MEDVEDEV (16)
MILOS RAONIC (18)
GRIGOR DIMITROV (19)
ALEX DE MINAUR (31)
JOHN MILLMAN (34)
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (34)
NICK KYRGIOS (36)
JEREMY CHARDY (40)
TAYLOR FRITZ (49)
LEONARDO MAYER (56)
JAN-LENNARD STRUFF (57)
TENNYS SANDGREN (61)
RYAN HARRISON (62)
DENIS KUDLA (63)
ALJAZ BEDENE (67)
MISCHA ZVEREV (69)
JORDAN THOMPSON (72)
So far the Ladies singles tournament entries are as follows:
ELINA SVITOLINA (4)
NAOMI OSAKA (5)
SLOANE STEPHENS (6)
PETRA KVITOVÁ (7)
KAROLÍNA PLÍŠKOVÁ (8)
KIKI BERTENS (9)
DARIA KASATKINA (10)
ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA (12)
ELISE MERTENS (13)
ANETT KONTAVEIT (21)
CARLA SUÁREZ NAVARRO (23)
MIHAELA BUZARNESCU (24)
LESIA TSURENKO (27)
ALIAKSANDRA SASNOVICH (30)
KATERINA SINIAKOVA (31)
DONNA VEKIC (34)
DANIELLE COLLINS (35)
DARIA GAVRILOVA (36)
JOHANNA KONTA (37)
KRISTINA MLADENOVIC (43)
YULIA PUTINTSEVA (45)
SAMANTHA STOSUR (73)