Since the 2000 edition, the event has been played at the Sydney International Tennis Centre, in Homebush, a suburb of Western Sydney, which was constructed for the tennis events at the 2000 Olympic Games.
The venue consists of 15 outdoor courts and a centre court along with an administrative building, for the whole of Tennis NSW.
The inaugural edition of the tournament was played in May 1885 at the "Association Ground" in Moore Park, part of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
From 1922 until 1999 the event was hosted at the White City complex, close to the Sydney CBD.
The Sydney International (formerly known as the Championship of New South Wales and New South Wales Open, with various title sponsors), formerly sponsored as the Apia International Sydney from 2012-2017, is a professional tennis tournament in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The tournament is played annually at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Homebush.
S.) beat Klara Zakopalova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-4 6-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Sandra Kloesel (Germany) 6-2 2-6 6-3 Severine Bremond (France) beat Stephanie Dubois (Canada) 6-1 6-3 Emma Laine (Finland) beat Meilen Tu (U.
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Considering this was the first match she had played for five years without Sam Sumyk in her corner, it was no surprise that Victoria Azarenka was all smiles yesterday after her 6-0, 6-3 victory over Germany’s Angelique Kerber here at the Qatar Total Open.
Beating the world No 11 was just the start Azarenka needed to the next phase of a career that has not been without its challenges in the last 12 months.
The Frenchman broke the news after Azarenka’s fourth-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open.