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The Brisbane International will take place from Monday 6 until Sunday 12 January at the Queensland Tennis Centre
The Brisbane International has locked in the world no. 1, 2 and 3 to compete at next year’s event.
Our Aussie superstar, world no. 1 Ash Barty, had already thrown her hat in the ring, and now Brisbane Tennis have announced that no. 2 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) and no. 3 Naomi Osaka (Japan), will also compete.
Pliskova took out the title in Brisbane last year, whilst Osaka is the reigning Australian Open Champion after taking out Petra Kvitova in the Final.
It sets up an enticing tournament, with all three clearly big fans of competing in Australia.
Naomi Osaka is locked in to compete at the Brisbane International
Speaking about coming back to Brisbane, Pliskova says, “I am really looking forward to returning to Brisbane to defend my title. The conditions seem to work in my favour there and I have enjoyed great results.
“Winning the Brisbane title in 2019 set my season up and I am keen to lift the trophy for a third time in Queensland.”
The Brisbane International is taking its off-court game to the next level in 2020, with a children’s water park on site, plus a world stage of cultural entertainment, live shows, and amazing food and drink options aplenty.
Tournament Director Mark Handley spoke of the event appealing to all ages, saying, “We are creating a Brisbane International that will suit families, sports enthusiasts, and tennis fans.
“By adding a waterpark we are providing somewhere for children and the young-at-heart to cool off between world-class tennis matches. It will truly become an event that everyone wants to be at this summer.”
The Brisbane International will also run alongside the men’s ATP Cup event in January, a precursor to the Australian Open later in the month.
The Brisbane International will take place from Monday 6 January until Sunday 12 January at the Queensland Tennis Centre. You can find your tickets at Ticketmaster.com.au.