The Brisbane International is a tennis tournament held at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia, that features some of the best players from around the world. A prelude to the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, it dates back to the early 1970’s when it was held in Adelaide and was known as the South Australian Tennis Championships.
The Brisbane International features Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s doubles and Women’s doubles competitions. Debuting in Brisbane in 2009, the annual tournament commences in January and runs for a week. Offering more than $700,000 in prize money across the tournament, it has become one of the premier events on the Australian circuit. It is one of the few tournaments across the globe in which the Women’s singles champion receives a larger cheque than the Men’s winner.
There have been many great players successful at Pat Rafter Arena over the years, including Scotsman Andy Murray (2012 & 2013), American Andy Roddick (2010), Serbian Novak Djokovic (2007) and our very own Lleyton Hewitt, who also holds the record for the most titles (1998, 2000 & 2014). In the women’s, American Serena Williams has taken home the major prize twice (2013 & 2014), alongside Switzerland’s Patty Schnyder (1999 & 2005) and Japan’s own Ai Sugiyama (1998 & 2004). In the doubles, no combination has won more titles than the famous duo of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, also known as ‘The Woodies”, snaring the coveted trophy three times (1993, 1996 & 2000).
|YEAR||MEN'S WINNER||MEN'S RUNNER UP||WOMEN'S WINNER||WOMEN'S RUNNER UP|
|2016||MILOS RAONIC (CAN)||ROGER FEDERER (SUI)||VICTORIA AZARENKA (BLR)||ANGELIQUE KEBER (GER)|
|2015||ROGER FEDERER (SUI)||MILOS RAONIC (CAN)||MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS)||ANA IVANOVIC (SRB)|
|2014||LLEYTON HEWITT (AUS)||ROGER FEDERER (SUI)||SERENA WILLIAMS (USA)||VICTORIA AZARENKA (BLR)|
|2013||ANDY MURRAY (SCO)||GRIGOR DIMITROV (BUL)||SERENA WILLIAMS (USA)||ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS)|
|2012||ANDY MURRAY (SCO)||ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV (UKR)||KAIA KANEPI (EST)||DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ (SVK)|
|2011||ROBIN SÖDERLING (SWE)||ANDY RODDICK (USA)||PETRA KVITOVÁ (CZE)||ANDREA PETKOVIC (GER)|
|2010||ANDY RODDICK (USA)||RADEK ŠTĚPÁNEK (CZE)||KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL)||JUSTINE HENIN (BEL)|
|2009||RADEK ŠTĚPÁNEK (CZE)||FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP)||VICTORIA AZARENKA (BLR)||MARION BARTOLI (FRA)|