It's been quiet for tennis fans enduring the off-season, but on January 1 the fervor starts again! The Australian tennis season kicks off in Brisbane on January 1, a tournament that includes our favorite tennis players: both men and women.
Do you recall what happened at Brisbane last year?
Last year at Bisbane an unseeded Petra Kvitova defeated the, also unseeded, Andrea Petkovic. This was only Kvitova’s 2nd WTA title. After winning the first tournament of the year, she would go on to win her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon and close the year by winning the WTA year-end championships (and winning a few titles in between).
How about Sydney, WTA’s premier tune-up for Australian Open?
Na Li upset Kim Clijsters. Na Li then went on to make her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open and then to win her first Grand Slam at Roland Garros.
See the the draw for this year’s Brisbane tournament