Brisbane Gallery: Shining Down Under
From koala visits to airport arrivals and chocolate making activities to golf stars, it's all happening at the Brisbane International. Check out the first batch of photos from the new WTA season!
Published December 29, 2012 12:00
Petra Kvitova, who won the Brisbane International two years ago, visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on Friday.
Meanwhile Maria Sharapova - who is making her tournament debut here - arrived at Brisbane International Airport.
And elsewhere young Australian stars Ben Mitchell and Olivia Rogowska took part in a chocolate making activity.
Olivia Rogowska, a Melbourne native, is a wildcard into the Brisbane International and opens against a qualifier.
Caroline Wozniacki - a former No.1 who snuck back into the Top 10 at the end of 2012 - at the practice courts.
Caroline Wozniacki has some star power cheering her on in Brisbane this year, namely golfing star Rory McIlroy.
Maria Sharapova at the practice courts. Sharapova had her second Top 2 finish in 2012 - she also did it in 2006.
Sam Stosur at the Brisbane International draw ceremony Saturday afternoon, alongside fellow Aussie Matthew Ebden.
Sam Stosur with fans. Stosur is Australia's top player by far at No.9 in the world - the next-highest is No.101.
Sam Stosur talked to the media after the draw ceremony. Stosur opens her week Monday against Sofia Arvidsson.