General Information

  • Event Information

  • Venue

    Canberra Tennis Centre
  • Surface

    Plexipave
  • Category

    Men ATP Challenger
    Women ITF Futures
  • Draw Size

    Men 32-32-16
    Women 32-32-16-4
  • Prize Money

    Men USD$50000
    Women USD$50000
  • Date

    Men 29/10/2016-06/11/2016
    Women 30/10/2016-06/11/2016

Latest News

Biggest movers: O’Connell, Purcell make gains
Max Purcell in action at the Toowoomba Pro Tour event in 2016; Tennis Australia
30 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell and Max Purcell have continued their breakout seasons, rising in the latest ATP rankings.
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Biggest mover: Barty jumps 50 spots
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Andrea Hlavackova at the WTA Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
22 November, 2016

Ash Barty is back in the top 300 after her quarterfinal finish in Taipei, while James Duckworth is within striking distance of a top-100 return.
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Sydney’s O’Connell claims Blacktown
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20 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell has defeated fellow Sydney local Max Purcell in the Blacktown final, earning his fifth ITF Futures title of 2016.
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Purcell halts Banes to reach Blacktown semi
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28:  Max Purcell of Australia plays a forehand in his junior quarter finals match against Oliver Anderson of Australia during the Australian Open 2016 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala/Getty Images)
18 November, 2016

Local teen Max Purcell has snapped Maverick Banes' seven-match winning streak at the Blacktown Pro Tour event.
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World class tennis in Canberra

The Apis Canberra International was held at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham from 29 October to 6 November 2016.

Part of the Australian Pro Tour, the Apis Canberra International, a $50,000 ATP Challenger and $50,000 Women’s ITF event is the perfect lead in to the Australian Summer of Tennis.

One hundred of the world’s top ranked male and female professional tennis players with ATP/WTA rankings between 100-300 participated, with the hope of improving their ranking ahead of the 2017 Australian Open.

James Duckworth (NSW) was crowned the 2016 men’s singles champion, after defeating fellow Aussie, Marc Polmans (VIC) 7-5, 6-3. In the women’s event, number one seed Risa Ozaki (JPN) defeated qualifier Georgia Brescia (ITA) 6-4, 6-4. For more, click here.

In doubles, Luke Saville (SA) and doubles partner Jordan Thompson (NSW) were the 2016 men’s champions, alongside Jessica Moore (WA) and doubles partner Storm Sanders (QLD). For more, click here.

The crowd numbers at the tournament increased from just over 3,000 in 2015 to 9,412 in 2016. For more, click here.

 

 

2015 Recap

The Canberra International was held at the Canberra Tennis Centre from 31 October to 8 November 2015. A men’s ATP Challenger $50,000 and women’s ITF $50,000 event, the tournament attract players from 17 countries including Australia, USA, Russia, Great Britain, and Japan.

The Canberra International Men’s draw featured 4 of the top Australian men including John Millman, Matt Ebden, Jordan Thompson and Luke Saville. The field also included former world number 39 Marikno Matosevic, and 2014 US Open boys singles and doubles winner, Omar Jasika.

The women’s event was an international affair with 14 countries represented in the 32 player main draw. Top seed Alexa Glatch, was forced to withdraw before her first round match due to illness, leaving Japan’s Eri Hozumi as the highest ranked player in the women’s draw at WTA 177. The American women had an impact at the event, with 4 of the 8 quarter finalists from the USA. 17 year old Kimberly Birrell from Queensland provided the stand out performance from the Australians. After a tough 3 set match against Jess Moore in the opening round, Birrell knocked out number 8 seed So-Ra Lee from Korea en-route to the semi finals. She fell to eventual winner Asia Muhammad in the semi finals, and was the only player to take a set off Muhammad during the tournament. Unseeded Muhammad, defeated the number 3 seed, Cindy Burger and number 2 seed, Hozumi to win the title. As a results of her tournament win, Muhammad currently sits at a career high ranking of WTA 230 (as a 23rd November).

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