Ultimate guide to Aussie summer of tennis

AUSTRALIA’S SUMMER OF TENNIS:

Hopman Cup, Perth Arena, Jan 3-9

Format: mixed teams’ round robin and finals (men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles)

Prize money: $1 million

Drawcards: Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Gael Monfils, Sabine Lisicki, Daria Gavrilova

2015 champions: Poland (Agnieszka Radwanska and Jerzy Janowicz)

Brisbane International, Queensland Tennis Centre, Jan 3-10

Format: men’s and women’s singles and doubles

Prize money: $US1.5m ($A2.07m)

Drawcards: Roger Federer, Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur

2015 champions: Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova

Sydney International, Olympic Park, Jan 10-16

Format: men’s and women’s singles and doubles

Prize money: $US1.01m ($A1.40m)

Drawcards: Bernard Tomic, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Tommy Robredo, Simona Halep, Samantha Stosur, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic

2015 champions: Viktor Troicki and Petra Kvitova

Hobart International, Domain Tennis Centre: Jan 10-16

Format: women’s singles and doubles

Prize money: $US250,000 ($A345,000)

Drawcards: Sloane Stephens, Dominika Cibulkova, Johanna Konta, Eugenie Bouchard, Heather Watson

2015 champion: Heather Watson

World Tennis Challenge, Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Jan 12-14

Format: mixed teams’ exhibition (men’s and women’s singles, mixed doubles)

Drawcards: Thanasi Kokkinakis, Marin Cilic, Fernando Verdasco, Mark Philippoussis, Mats Wilander, Goran Ivanisevic, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Marion Bartoli, Iva Majoli

Kooyong Classic, Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Jan 12-15

Format: men’s exhibition singles

Drawcards: Nick Kyrgios, Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon, Feliciano Lopez, David Goffin, Marcos Baghdatis

2015 champion: Fernando Verdasco

Australian Open, Melbourne Park, Jan 18-31

Format: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, mixed doubles

Prize money: $US31.62 ($A43.74)

Drawcards: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios, Lleyton Hewitt, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Lucie Safarova, Samantha Stosur

2015 champions: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams

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