The Apia International Sydney is a joint, WTA event held between January 10 and 16 in Sydney, Australia. In preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the prestigious event will celebrate its 123rd edition, making it one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.
As opposed to the men's total prize money, the ladies will be competing for a vastly bigger amount, precisely $753,000. The reigning champion of the tournament is the Czech Petra Kvitova, a 17-time WTA titlists and a 2-time Wimbledon champion. Kvitova would have been the third seed of the tournament but unfortunately she had to retire during last week's first match in Shenzhen. Originally second seed Agnieszka Radwanska will not compete either, and this means that the only top 10 players in the main draw will be top seed and world number two Simona Halep and world number 10 Angelique Kerber who will become the second seed of the tournament. The other seeds will include but not be limited to Karolina Pliskova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Belinda Bencic and wild card Ana Ivanovic who had an early exit last week in Auckland. The record champion of the tournament is Margaret Court who won the event as many as eight times, winning three of those titles in the open era. When it comes to the last 20 or so years, the tournament had its fair share of two-time champions and even a couple players who managed to win the event three times, namely Martina Navratilova and Justin Henin.
No player of this caliber will complete this year, but that doesn't mean the crowd won't have a good time. In the absence of Radwanska and Kvitova, the clear favorite will be the Romanian Halep.
Posted: 11th January 2015
The 2015 WTA Apia International, a WTA Premier category tournament, will take place from January 11th to January 16th 2015. The tournament will be hosted by New South Wales Tennis Centre at Sydney Australia.
The total prize money in the tournament is $ 731,000. There are 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams in the main draw. The defending champions are Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. The defending doubles champions are Timea Babos of Hungary and Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic. The winner of the tournament will get 250 WTA points and the doubles team will get 470 points.
The seeds for this year’s tournament are Simona Halep of Romania, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Angelique Kerber of Germany, Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
The doubles seeds are Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears of United States of America, Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Flavia Pennetta of Italy, Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Chan Hao-Ching of Chinese Taipei and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic.
There is a doubt about the participation of Caroline Wozniacki because of her ongoing injury problem.
Posted: 5th January 2014
The 2014 Apia International Sydney is a WTA Tennis Tournament to be played in Sydney from 5th January 2014 to 11th January 2014. The 2014 WTA Tour is the famous elite tennis tournament for women organized by the Women Tennis Association. It is the 44th edition of the tournament and in total 58 tournaments will be played.
The people of Sydney have always shown love for the tennis no matter which player wins, they have always shown their commitment for tennis. Seeing this commitment WTA is organizing the 122nd edition of 2014 Apia International to be played in Sydney, New South Wales.
The tennis tournament will be played on the hard courts of Sydney in weather that is said to be the best for the tennis players. Winner of the tournament will be given huge prize money of $710,000 along with the crowning of title of tournament champion.
Last year the tournament was won by the Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. This year too she is participating in the tournament as the defending champion and is hoping to win this year again.
Along with her Juan Martin delPotro, Jerzy Janowicz and Bernard Tomic has also announced their presence in the event.
Posted: 7th January 2013
On the WTA Tour this week, a tournament in Sydney, Australia that is the event right before the ladies and the men head to Melbourne, to play the Australian Open, the first of the four Grand Slam Tennis events held annually on the ATP Tour. That Grand Slam starts on the 14th but before that we have the Apia International Sydney, held from the 6th of January to the 11th in Australia, as well as a tournament held at the same time on the WTA Tour, the Moorilla Hobart International, which start on the 6th and ends on the 12th in Hobart.
This is one of the Premier level events on the WTA Tour and features a prize purse of $690,000 and is played on hard courts. This is also one of the oldest events in the world of tennis, dating all the way back to 1885. The first venue for this tournament, which was originally called the South Wales Open was the Sydney Cricket Ground. In 2012, Victoria Azarenka set a record by winning in Sydney and then going on to Melbourne to lift the title as well. Others that have won this tournament include Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters.
Posted: 9th January 2012
The WTA Tour heads to Sydney, Australia for the Apia International Sydney, a premier leavel event that is worth $637,000 and starts on the 8th of January. It is outdoors and played on hard courts, and features a singles draw of 30 and a doubles draw of 16. Na Li is the defending singles champion for this event, and Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova are the defending doubles champions. The following tournament on the WTA Tour is the Moorilla Hobart International, which is played in Hobart, Australia starting the 8th as well.
Sam Stosur will be playing in this tournament, hailing from Australia, and Serbian player Ana Ivanovic as well. Carolina Wozniacki from Denmark will be in attendance along with Li Na from China and Petra Kvitova. Victoria Azarenka, Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanksa will all be playing, as well as Marion Bartoli and Andrea Petkovic. Sign up now at the links that you see on this page for access to high quality streaming tennis online from your computer or mobile device. All you have to do is click on the banners to get started right away.
Posted: 11th January 2011
The WTA Tour will go to Sydney Australia for the next tournament on the calendar, the Medibank International Sydney Live as January starts off on the 2011 season of professional tennis for the Tour. It will be followed by the Moorilla Hobart International, which will happen starting January 9th and then the last tournament in January, the first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open. Get your membership now at any of the links on this page for access to high quality video and the ATP Sydney streams right from your computer.
The Medibank International Sydney in Sydney, Australia will take place from January 9th, 2011, to January 14th, and this Premier level event is just the third Women's Tennis Association event held this year so far. It happens outdoors on hard courts and the prize purse is $618,000 with a singles draw of twenty eight and a doubles draw of sixteen. Last year in Sydney, the final match came down to two great tennis players, Elena Demetieva and Serena Williams, and Dementieva was able to defeat Williams to win her second straight title of 2010.
This is a combined women's and men's event, and the women's field is quite impressive. Playing this year in the Medibank International Sydney are Australia's Jelena Dokic, Belgium's Kim Clijsters, Jelena Jankovic from Serbia, Flavia Pennetta from Italy, Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez from Spain. If you want to watch Medibank International Sydney streams then get your membership at the links on this page for access to high quality video from your computer for access to live streaming tennis all year long.
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Posted: 10th January 2016
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