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 to 2017, is a professional tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, that was last played in January 2019. The tournament was played annually at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Homebush. It is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, dating to 1885. The tournament has not been scheduled in 2020 due to the new ATP Cup tournament.
Double Bay (1908–1921)
White City Stadium (1922–1999)
NSW Tennis Centre (since 2000)
|Surface||Grass – outdoors (1885–1988) |
Hard – outdoors (since 1989)
|Current champions (2019)|
|Men's singles||Alex de Minaur|
|Women's singles||Petra Kvitová|
|Men's doubles|| Jamie Murray |
|Women's doubles|| Aleksandra Krunić |
The Sydney International was last noted as an ATP 250 point event on the men's tour and a WTA Premier event on the women's tour. The tournament was held annually in January immediately prior to the Australian Open as a lead up tournament as part of the Australian Open Series.
The model for the Sydney International was formed in 1885 when colonial officials decided there was a need to discover the best tennis player in each of the colonies and to use the tournament to assist with selection to the Australasia Davis Cup team, however the first time the tournament was played as a permanent annual event was in 1935. Between 1970 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit and a Grand Prix Super Series tournament from 1970 to 1971.
The inaugural edition of the tournament was played in May 1885 at the "Association Ground" in Moore Park, part of the Sydney Cricket Ground. In 1908 control of the tournament was handed over to the NSW Tennis Association and the event moved to its location at Double Bay. From 1922 until 1999 the event was hosted at the White City complex, close to the Sydney CBD.
Since the 2000 edition, the event was played at the Sydney Olympic Park 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.
|2019|| Jamie Murray (2)
Bruno Soares (2)
| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|2018|| Łukasz Kubot
| Jan-Lennard Struff
|2017|| Wesley Koolhof
| Jamie Murray
|2016|| Jamie Murray
| Rohan Bopanna
|2015|| Rohan Bopanna
| Jean-Julien Rojer
|2014|| Daniel Nestor
| Rohan Bopanna
|2013|| Bob Bryan
| Max Mirnyi
|2012|| Bob Bryan
| Matthew Ebden
|2011|| Lukáš Dlouhý
| Bob Bryan
|6–7(6–8), 6–3, [10–5]|
|2010|| Daniel Nestor
| Ross Hutchins
|2009|| Bob Bryan
| Daniel Nestor
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