Brisbane International, APIA International, Kooyong Classic: guide

In addition to the Australian Open next month, Seven’s “Summer of Tennis” features the Brisbane International, APIA International, and the AAMI Kooyong Classic:

Brisbane International
January 1 – 8, 2012
Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane

Hosts: Johanna Griggs, Hamish McLachlan.
Commentators: John Fitzgerald, Todd Woodbridge, Sam Smith and Rennae Stubbs With four of the top 20 ranking men and nine of the top 20 women set to start in the Brisbane International, this year’s field is set to be the most exciting in the tournament’s history.

Joining Maria Sharapova (4), Samantha Stosur (6), Serena Williams (12), Kim Clijsters (13) and Ana Ivanovic (22) in the 2012 line-up are last year’s Brisbane International finalist Andrea Petkovic (10), 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone (11), former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic (14), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (16) and Dominika Cibulkova (18).

In the men’s draw, world No.3 Andy Murray will make his debut at the Brisbane International. He is joined by seven players who have been in the top 10 during their career, including Gilles Simon, fan favourites James Blake and Marcos Baghdatis, Brisbane International finalist and champion Radek Stepanek, Spaniard Tommy Robredo, Austrian Jurgen Melzer and Tommy Haas.

Dates and telecast times on 7TWO
MONDAY JANUARY 2
11.30am – 5pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10.30am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
11am – 4.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
8.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
TUESDAY JANUARY 3
11.30am – 5pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10.30am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
11am – 4.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
8.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4
11.30am – 5pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10.30am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
11am – 4.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
8.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
THURSDAY JANUARY 5
11.30am – 5pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10.30am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
11am – 4.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
8.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
FRIDAY JANUARY 6
12pm – 5pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
11am – 4pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
11.30am – 4.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
9am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
SATURDAY JANUARY 7 (WOMEN’S FINAL IN NIGHT SESSION)
1pm – 7pm, 8pm – 11.30pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
12pm – 6pm, 7pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
12.30pm – 6.30pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
10am – 4pm, 5pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
SUNDAY JANUARY 8 (MEN’S FINAL)
11am – 6pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – 5pm Live in Brisbane
10.30am – 5.30pm Live in Adelaide
8am – 3pm Live in Perth

APIA International
January 8 – 14, 2012
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Host Johanna Griggs
Commentators Todd Woodbridge, Kerryn Pratt, Sam Smith, Allan Stone, Rennae Stubbs, Geoff Masters.

US Open champion Samantha Stosur and defending champion Li Na, along with 2010 winner Marcos Baghdatis, Caroline Wozniacki and Grand Slam winner Ana Ivanovic will all headline January’s Medibank International Sydney.

This event has grown since 1885 to be one of a handful of tournaments on the entire circuit that highlights the top men and women competing in the same week. Played at one of the world’s best tennis facilities at Sydney Olympic Park, past champions have included Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Pete Sampras, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Dates and telecast times on 7TWO
SUNDAY JANUARY 8
End of BRIS INTL – 6pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
End of BRIS INTL – 5pm Live in Brisbane
End of BRIS INTL – 5.30pm Live in Adelaide
End of BRIS INTL – 3pm Live in Perth
MONDAY JANUARY 9
11am – 5pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – 4pm Live in Brisbane
10.30am – 4.30pm Live in Adelaide
8am – 2pm Live in Perth
TUESDAY JANUARY 10
11am – 5pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – 4pm Live in Brisbane
10.30am – 4.30pm Live in Adelaide
8am – 2pm Live in Perth
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11
End of AAMI – 6pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
End of AAMI – 5pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
End of AAMI – 5.30pm, 7pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
End of AAMI – 3pm, 4.30pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
THURSDAY JANUARY 12
End of AAMI – 6pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
End of AAMI – 5pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
End of AAMI – 5.30pm, 7pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
End of AAMI – 3pm, 4.30pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
FRIDAY JANUARY 13
End of AAMI – 6pm, 7.30pm – 11pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
End of AAMI – 5pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm Live in Brisbane
End of AAMI – 5.30pm, 7pm – 11pm Live in Adelaide
End of AAMI – 3pm, 4.30pm – 8.30pm Live in Perth
SATURDAY JANUARY 14
7.30pm – 10.30pm in Sydney and Melbourne
6.30pm – 9.30pm in Brisbane
7pm – 10pm in Adelaide
4.30pm – 7.30pm in Perth

AAMI Kooyong Classic
January 11 – 14, 2012
Kooyong, Melbourne
Host Bruce McAvaney
Commentators John Fitzgerald, Allan Stone, Peter Donegan
This is a fan-friendly “round robin” event featuring eight of the world’s best tennis players. Played over four days, just before the Open, it’s traditionally an entertaining competition with a high calibre of players.

Wimbledon quarter finalist and rising Aussie superstar Bernard Tomic comes back to Kooyong for his final preparations before his Australian Open tilt. Former world No.1 Andy Roddick (now ranked 15) will make a welcome return, along with 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils.

Dates and telecast times on 7TWO
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11
11am –COP Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – COP Two Live in Brisbane
10.30am – COP Two Live in Adelaide
8am – COP Live in Perth
THURSDAY JANUARY 12
11am – COP Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – COP Live in Brisbane
10.30am – COP Live in Adelaide
8am – COP Live in Perth
FRIDAY JANUARY 13
11am – COP Live in Sydney and Melbourne
10am – COP Live in Brisbane
10.30am – COP Live in Adelaide
8am – COP Live in Perth
SATURDAY JANUARY 14
1pm – 5pm Live in Sydney and Melbourne
12pm – 4pm Live in Brisbane
12.30pm – 4.30pm Live in Adelaide
10am – 2pm Live in Perth

14 Comments:

  1. Cant wait to see Tomic once again.He may lose but when he does play really good(even if its shorter) against top players, hes brilliant to watch.Hes better than Hewitt ever was.Hope to see him come into the net more in the future.Then watch he’ll become great.

  2. Why does Brisbane Not start till Monday. Then why not use two channels to show Tennis on the sunday. Why does Sydney get overtaken by the AAMI Classic again. Two channels should be used again. People with two sets will be able to watch both. All those people who have not Upgraded yet, will miss the tennis this year. A lot will find it hard to find. Where is high definition.

  3. @wayne

    don’t you find Eurosport commentators boring and monotonous? That’s just my opinion. Generally i find commentators for ATP Masters tournaments like Goodall, Koenig more engaging and exciting…

    Anyway, very keen that Australia’s Summer of Tennis is about to kick start!

  4. Eurosport generally start showing Sydney live from Wednesday so looking forward to their coverage again, always great to have commentators who know what they are talking about.

  5. So glad 7 is doing the Tennis live into Perth this year and would’ve love it to be on 7Mate and not 7TWO for HD coverage. With them showing the Tennis live, will they be doing the same with the AFL?

  6. @Guy

    Agreed. What a waste of HD on free to air when six million dollar man can make HD on 7mate and not live tennis. At least Foxtel understand the value of HD.

  7. Wimbledon was a big success on 7TWO so I am glad that Seven are using it again to get live coverage across the entire country.

    Also impressed that the Men’s final of the Oz Open will also be live into Perth this year. All steps in the right direction.

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