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Upcoming Tournaments

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Ningbo, CHINA
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Sofia, BULGARIA
Oct 28 - Nov 02
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Limoges, FRANCE
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Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
Shenzhen Open

Shenzhen Open

Shenzhen, CHINA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
Apia International Sydney

Apia International Sydney

Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Jan 05 - Jan 10

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $710,000
Surface: Hard
Director: Craig Watson
The Apia International Sydney is one of the oldest tournaments in the world, dating back to 1885.

The Sydney Cricket Ground was the first venue for what was then called the New South Wales Open, followed by Double Bay and then White City, which hosted the event for 76 years through 1999. In 2000, the event moved to the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, which also hosted the Olympic tennis event that year, and where the combined ATP/WTA event continues to be held the week before the Australian Open.

In 2012, Victoria Azarenka became the first player in eight years to win Sydney and then go on to victory in Melbourne. At the 2013 staging, Agnieszka Radwanska recorded the first double bagel in a WTA final in over six years. Other champions include Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Gabriela Sabatini, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario and Monica Seles. Evonne Goolagong and Martina Navratilova share the Open Era tournament record with four titles each.

The state capital of New South Wales, the most populous city in Australia and the country's economic center, Sydney is situated on Australia's southeast coast off the Tasman Sea.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Tsvetana Pironkova Lucie Safarova / Timea Babos
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Nadia Petrova / Katarina Srebotnik
2012 Victoria Azarenka Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2011 Na Li Iveta Melzer / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
2010 Elena Dementieva Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 Elena Dementieva Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
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  • RTS Update: Power Shift After Week 2

    January 12, 2014
    Two unheralded qualifiers and an established Top 10 star made big moves on the Road To Singapore standings this week after outstanding performances at WTA stops in Sydney and Hobart.
  • Pironkova's Sydney Breakthrough

    January 10, 2014
    Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber - Tsvetana Pironkova outdid three Top 10 players in a row to capture the first WTA title of her career at the Premier-level Apia International Sydney.
  • Babos & Safarova's Sparkling Debut

    January 10, 2014
    Timea Babos and Lucie Safarova went all the way to the Apia International Sydney doubles title, beating co-World No.1s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the final. Not bad for their first event together.
  • Pironkova Reaches First WTA Final

    January 09, 2014
    Tsvetana Pironkova surprised Petra Kvitova at the Apia International Sydney for her 10th Top 10 win and will look for her 11th against fellow finalist Angelique Kerber.
  • Pironkova Upsets Errani In Sydney

    January 08, 2014
    Tsvetana Pironkova continued to come alive in 2014 after a tough 2013, upsetting Sara Errani in the quarterfinals of the Apia International Sydney. How many Top 10 wins does the Bulgarian have now?
  • Mattek-Sands Stuns Radwanska

    January 07, 2014
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands upset No.1 seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska at the Apia International Sydney on Tuesday. It was her second Top 5 win - what was her first?
  • Safarova Takes Out Wozniacki

    January 07, 2014
    Lucie Safarova beat Caroline Wozniacki for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Apia International Sydney. The last week has still been an exciting one for the former No.1 - see her engagement ring here...
  • Makarova Trips Up Jankovic In Sydney

    January 06, 2014
    On her first singles outing in over four months, Ekaterina Makarova shocked No.4 seed Jelena Jankovic at the Apia International Sydney.
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  • Sydney Gallery: Kids Day & Clinics

    January 12, 2014
    Clinics, autograph sessions and a Volkswagen function were among the off-court activities Apia International Sydney competitors enjoyed.
  • Gallery: Final Preparations For Melbourne

    January 11, 2014
    From Tsvetana Pironkova and Garbiñe Muguruza picking up their first WTA titles to Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova staying perfect together in 2014, see all the best pics from this week's finals.
  • Sydney Gallery: Towers & Ferry Rides

    January 07, 2014
    From ferry rides to climbing the Sydney Tower and hitting with SpongeBob SquarePants, the WTA stars have been entertaining fans off the court all week at the Apia International Sydney.
  • Sydney Gallery: Off-Court Activities

    January 12, 2013
    Crushing grapes, conducting clinics and participating in autograph sessions were just a few ways Sydney players spent their leisure time.
  • Sydney Gallery: Serving Notice

    January 12, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska wasn't the only player who sent a message at the Apia International Sydney - a supergroup pair won the doubles title and is hoping for even bigger things in 2013.
  • Sydney Gallery: Action Heating Up

    January 08, 2013
    It was a hot, muggy day at the Apia International Sydney on Tuesday, as all eight quarterfinal berths were up for grabs at the Premier-level event. Agnieszka Radwanska was among the winners.
  • Sydney Gallery: Wozniacki Goes Sky High

    January 07, 2013
    Before her Apia International Sydney campaign began, Caroline Wozniacki ascended the famous Sydney Tower Eye with Rory McIlroy, walking the SKYWALK high above the city. Check it out!
  • Sydney Gallery: Vika Shines In Prime Time

    January 15, 2012
    Victoria Azarenka lifted her game when it mattered to edge Li Na under the lights in Sydney.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Tsvetana Pironkova Lucie Safarova / Timea Babos
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Nadia Petrova / Katarina Srebotnik
2012 Victoria Azarenka Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2011 Na Li Iveta Melzer / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
2010 Elena Dementieva Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 Elena Dementieva Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2008 Justine Henin Zi Yan / Jie Zheng
2007 Kim Clijsters Meghann Shaughnessy / Anna-Lena Groenefeld
2006 Justine Henin Corina Morariu / Rennae Stubbs
2005 Alicia Molik Bryanne Stewart / Samantha Stosur
2004 Justine Henin Cara Black / Rennae Stubbs
2003 Kim Clijsters Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama
2002 Martina Hingis Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2001 Martina Hingis Anna Kournikova / Barbara Schett
2000 Amélie Mauresmo Julie Halard-Decugis / Ai Sugiyama
1999 Lindsay Davenport Elena Likhovtseva / Ai Sugiyama
1998 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Martina Hingis / Helena Sukova
1997 Martina Hingis Gigi Fernandez / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1996 Monica Seles Lindsay Davenport / Mary Joe Fernandez
1995 Gabriela Sabatini Lindsay Davenport / Jana Novotna
1994 Kimiko Date-Krumm Patty Fendick / Meredith McGrath
1993 Jennifer Capriati Pam Shriver / Elizabeth Smylie
1992 Gabriela Sabatini Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Helena Sukova
1991 Jana Novotna Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Helena Sukova
1990 Natasha Zvereva Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova
1989 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1988 Pam Shriver Ann Henricksson / Christiane Jolissaint
1987 Zina Garrison Betsy Nagelsen / Elizabeth Smylie
1985 Martina Navratilova Hana Mandlikova / Wendy Turnbull
1984 Martina Navratilova Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Helena Sukova
1983 Jo Durie Anne Hobbs / Wendy Turnbull
1982 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1981 Chris Evert
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