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Sharapova slams 'second-hand' Brisbane event as men take over

Jan 08, 2020 - 10:33 AM

As top women's tennis players get relegated to outside courts to make way for the men, Maria Sharapova says many of them are 'deserving of that center court spot'

Maria Sharapova Photo by Albert Perez/ EPA-EFE

Near-death experience gives Naomi Osaka perspective

Jan 05, 2020 - 2:10 PM

An upbeat Naomi Osaka says she tries to have a bit of fun and experience new things before heading into the new season

NEW SEASON. Naomi Osaka will play in the season-opening Brisbane International. File photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

Jan 01, 2020 - 5:28 PM

An 'unexpected setback' in training forces Venus Williams out of the season-opening Brisbane International

Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Brilliant Nishikori, Pliskova claim Brisbane titles

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Japanese star Kei Nishikori bags his first men's title in 3 years as Karolina Pliskova storms back to capture the women's crown at Brisbane International

Osaka says poor attitude cost her Brisbane semifinal

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'If I'm being really frank, I just feel like I had the worst attitude today,' says US Open champion Naomi Osaka after falling short at the Brisbane International

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after being defeated by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The world No. 2 withdraws to ensure he would be fit to play in the Australian Open

SIDELINED. Rafael Nadal is once again bitten by the injury bug. File photo by Oscar del Pozo

Osaka cruises as Konta sends Stephens packing

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Osaka and Konta both advance to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International

WINNING COLUMN. Naomi Osaka starts the new year on the right track. File photo Roslan Rahman/AFP

Murray upbeat after winning start in Brisbane

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Sidelined from competitive play since the China Open in September, the former world No. 1 is slowly returning to his old form

RIGHT TRACK. Andy Murray begins the year on a winning note. File photo by Gyln Kirk/AFP

After midnight: Brisbane match starts in 2018, ends in 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Ranked 139 in world tennis, Marie Bouzkova rings in the year with an upset win over former US Open champion Samantha Stosur at Brisbane International

WINNING START. Young bet Marie Bouzkova advances to the 2nd round against fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova. Photo from Brisbane Tennis Twitter

Murray happy with decision not to quit tennis

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The former world No. 1 misses 11 months of the year due to a hip injury

RIGHT CHOICE. Andy Murray says he would be full of regret had he decided to stop playing 6 months ago. Photo by Gyln Kirk/AFP

Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Muguruza and Murray hope for speedy recovery in order to be in shape in the coming Australian Open

WITHDRAWAL. With the Australian Open around the corner, tennis stars Muguruza and Murray opt out of Brisbane International. Photos from Facebook

Nadal storms into Brisbane second round

Jan 04, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Nadal takes only 74 minutes to see off Dolgopolov 6 3 6 3 and book a second round clash with Germany s Mischa Zverev

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the men's round one at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2017. SAEED KHAN / AFP

Illness not a concern for Federer before Aussie Open

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Roger Federer was sick last week but says he is not concerned about his fitness before the Australian Open and will be fully recovered in a few days

NO CONCERN. Roger Federer, seen here looking dejected after losing a point to Milos Raonic in the men's final of Brisbane International, had flu-like illness but says he will be fit for the upcoming Australian Open. Photo by BRADLEY KANARIS/EPA

Sharapova, Halep pull out of Brisbane International

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:20 PM

World number 4 Maria Sharapova and top seed Simona Halep withdraw from the competition due to injuries

BACK OUT. Maria Sharapova, seen here in the Tennis Fed Cup Final last November, backs out of Brisbane International due to an injury. File Photo by FILIP SINGER/EPA

Federer looks to Brisbane as 2016 launch-pad

Jan 02, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Roger Federer is set to take on Kei Nishikori Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov in this year s Brisbane International tournament

Federer claims Brisbane crown and 1,000th win

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Roger Federer wins his 83rd singles title as he closes in on Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl for most tour wins in tennis history

MILLENNIUM MAN. Roger Federer celebrates his Brisbane win and a major milestone in his career. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Perfect serve sets up Williams-Sharapova semis match

Jan 02, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Serena Williams hopes to dominate once more as Maria Sharapova looks to end her 13 game losing streak against Williams when they meet in the Brisbane International semi final

MASSIVE MATCH-UP. Women's tennis superstars Maria Sharapova (left) and Serena Williams (right) will be meeting once again in the semi-final of the Brisbane International. File photos by AFP