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ATP SCHEDULE

JANUARY 2013

DATEEVENTNOTESWINNERRESULTS
7THAPIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
>> RESULTS
7THHEINEKEN OPEN
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
>> RESULTS
14THAUSTRALIAN OPEN
MELBOURNE PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT

Apia International Sydney

ATP World Tour 250 Tennis Tournament - Medibank International - Sydney, Australia
Sydney Maintains Rich Tennis Tradition
The Apia International Sydney has a rich history, dating back to 1885 when colonial officials used it as a means to select the Davis Cup team. Today, Sydney welcomes the world’s best men’s and women’s players in the week prior the Australian Open. Lleyton Hewitt thrilled hometown fans as he won titles in four straight tournament appearances, from 2000-01 and 2004-05.
Sydney
  • Name: Apia International Sydney
  • Category: ATP World Tour 250
  • Place: Sydney, Australia
  • Date: 07.01.2013-12.01.2013
  • Draw Size: S-28 D-16
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $ 436,630
  • Total Financial Commitment: $ 486,000
  • Ticket Hotline: +61 1300 888 104

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Heineken Open

ATP World Tour 250 Tennis Tournament - Heineken Open  - Auckland, New Zealand
The Pride Of New Zealand 
The Heineken Open is the biggest men’s professional sporting event…

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BRISBANE, Australia – From her serve to her groundstrokes and net play to court coverage, Serena Williams was on another level in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday night, dominatingAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the final of the Premier-level tournament, 62 61.

Things looked like they’d be closer early on in the match, as both players held their first two service games comfortably en route to 2-all in the first set; but the No.3-seeded Williams cracked the match open with a run of seven straight games to build a 62 30 lead, and she barely looked back. She finished the 51-minute encounter against the Russian with an angled backhand crosscourt winner.

In her acceptance speech, Williams spoke of her camaraderie with Pavlyuchenkova, as the two both practiced in Mauritius as part of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy off-season training camp.

“We were both in Mauritius working so hard, and…

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WTA SCHEDULE

JANUARY 2013

DATEEVENTNOTESWINNERRESULTS
6THAPIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
>> RESULTS
6THMOORILLA HOBART INTERNATIONAL
HOBART, AUSTRALIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
>> RESULTS
14THAUSTRALIAN OPEN
MELBOURNE PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT
28THOPEN GDF SUEZ
PARIS, FRANCE
INDOOR,
ASPHALT
28THPTT PATTAYA OPEN
PATTAYA CITY, THAILAND
OUTDOOR,
ASPHALT

Apia International Sydney

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
JAN 06 – JAN 11

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $690,000
SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Craig Watson
 
The Apia International Sydney is one of the oldest tournaments in the world, dating back to 1885.
The Sydney Cricket Ground was the first venue for what was then called the New South Wales Open, followed by Double Bay and then White City, which hosted the event for 76 years through 1999. In 2000, the event moved to the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, which also hosted the Olympic tennis event that…

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SYDNEY – Former champion Li Na advanced to the second round of the Sydney International with a 7-6 (2), 7-5 win over Christina McHale on Monday to continue her winning streak at the start of 2013.

The fourth-seeded Li, who won the Shenzhen Open title last week, started her breakthrough 2011 season with a title in Sydney before reaching her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, then winning her first major at Roland Garros.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Former champion Li advances to second round in Sydney

Malisse, Rochus cause upsets, reach Auckland second round

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BRISBANE, Australia — His voice cracking as he delivered his victory speech, an emotional Andy Murray dedicated his Brisbane International title to a sick friend.

Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defence of his Brisbane title, holding off the up-and-coming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 on Sunday.

“I’d like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends,” Murray said, moments after it seemed he’d finished his thank you list. “Thank you very much. He’s back home watching and, you’re going to get through.”

Janko Tipsarevic captured the Aircel Chennai Open title on his sixth visit to the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tennis tournament.

The second-seeded Serbian defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes on Sunday to lift his fourth ATP World Tour trophy (4-7 in finals).

Tipsarevic received a cheque for $69,500 and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings…

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