Brisbane International 2018 presented by Suncorp will be held at Queensland Tennis Centre from 31 December 2017 to 7 January 2018. The tournament is part of the Emirates Australian Open Series.
Defending champions Grigor Dimitrov and Karolina Pliskova return to Brisbane!
Defending champions world No.8 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) and world No.4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) will both return to defend their titles at theBrisbane International presented by Suncorp in 2018.
Pliskova, who reached world No.1 in July, credits her rise to the top of the rankings with her win in Brisbane, where she beat Alize Cornet (FRA) in the final 6-0 6-3.
Twenty-six-year-old Dimitrov went on to reach a career high ranking of eight in 2017 after he defeated Kei Nishikori (JPN) in the Brisbane final, his first ATP title in more than two years.
For Dimitrov, it will be the sixth time he’s started his season in Brisbane, playing at a venue he thrives in, Pat Rafter Arena.
Both players say they look forward to returning to Queensland each year, the tournament of choice for many top 10 players leading into the Australian Open.
The announcement of Pliskova and DImitrov follows the news world No.1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) and world No.3 Andy Murray (GBR) will start their year in the Sunshine State in 2018.
The Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support Brisbane International 2018 presented by Suncorp as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, highlighting Australia’s best events in spectacular destinations.
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Brisbane International multi-session ticket packages go on sale today at midday. All tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 11 October 2017. Please visit Ticketek for more information.
For all tournament information please visit brisbaneinternational.com.au.
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