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

Polmans goes back-to-back in Canberra
Polmans Canberra 2 final
26 March, 2017

Marc Polmans has won consecutive titles in Canberra after clinching the second ACT Clay Court International with a three-set win over Maverick Banes.
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Aiava claims second Pro Tour title
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26 March, 2017

Destanee Aiava has taken the Mornington Peninsula Tennis International #1 title with a three-set win over Czech Barbora Krejcikova.
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Beale plays Polmans in Canberra semi
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24 March, 2017

Wildcard Jeremy Beale has reached the semifinal at the second ITF Futures tournament in Canberra.
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Cabrera into Mornington #1 semis
Wildcard Lizette Cabrera dismissed fifth seed Misaki Doi in Hobart
24 March, 2017

Lizette Cabrera joins Destanee Aiava in the semifinal of the first $25,000 ITF event in Mornington after a fighting win over French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo.
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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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