Preview of the ATP & WTA Sydney International from January 6th, 2019 to January 12th, 2019
The weeks prior to the Australian Open in January involve some great tournaments in Australia as warm ups to the first Grand Slam of the year and they don’t come much bigger than the ATP & WTA’s co-sanctioned Sydney International from the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Many of the ATP‘s & WTA’s greatest players have prepared for the Australian Open by playing at the Sydney International and the tournament has a reputation for delivering first class entertainment both on and off the court.
Juan Martin Del Potro, Bernard Tomic, Gilles Simon and Marcos Baghdatis have all triumphed in the Men’s Singles in recent years. Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska have all held aloft the Ladies Singles trophy at the Sydney International in recent years.
Where is the tournament held?
The ATP & WTA Sydney International is competed for at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia
What dates does the tournament run?
January 6th, 2019 to January 12th 2019
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The surface is outdoor 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, Daniil Medvedev of Russia beat Alex De Minaur of Australia 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
In 2018, Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated Ashleigh Barty of Australia 6-4, 6-4
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
Alternatively you can watch the tennis live on television and full details of how to do this can be found 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:
KYLE EDMUND (14)
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS 15)
DANIIL MEDVEDEV (16)
DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN (17)
GILLES SIMON (30)
ALEX DE MINAUR (31)
LUCAS POUILLE (32)
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (34)
MARTON FUCSOVICS (36)
ANDREAS SEPPI (37)
JOHN MILLMAN (38)
FRANCES TIAFOE (39)
JEREMY CHARDY (40)
MARTIN KLIZAN (41)
ADRIAN MANNARINO (42)
NICOLAS JARRY (43)
MALEK JAZIRI (45)
MATT EBDEN (46)
DUSAN LAJOVIC (48)
So far the Ladies singles tournament entries are as follows:
SIMONA HALEP (1)
ANGELIQUE KERBER (2)
NAOMI OSAKA (5)
SLOANE STEPHENS (6)
PETRA KVITOVA (7)
KAROLINA PLISKOVA (8)
KIKI BERTENS (9)
DARIA KASATKINA (10)
ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA (11)
ELISE MERTENS (12)
ARYNA SABALENKA (13)
ASHLEIGH BARTY (15)
GARBINE MUGURUZA (18)
ANETT KONTAVEIT (21)
JELENA OSTAPENKO (22)
CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO (23)
TIMEA BACSINSZKY (23)
DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (25)
CAMILA GIORGI (26)
LESIA TSURENKO( 27)
SU-WEI HSIEH (28)