General Information

  • Event Information

  • Venue

    Canberra Tennis Centre
  • Surface

  • 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

Smith returns to post win in Traralgon
John-Patrick Smith in action during his quarterfinal victory over Blake Mott at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Mae Dumrigue
25 October, 2016

John-Patrick Smith returned to Australia for the first time in nine months and scored a win on home soil in the first round of the Traralgon Pro Tour event.
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Cabrera earns AO qualifying wildcard
Lizette Cabrera, Optus 18s Australian Championships, December Showdown, 2012, Melbourne.  XUE BAI
25 October, 2016

In-form Queenslander Lizette Cabrera has been rewarded for her scintillating form on the Pro Tour with a wildcard into Australian Open qualifying.
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Biggest mover: Gavrilova eyeing top 20
Daria Gavrilova in action against Svetlana Kuznetsova during the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow, Russia; Getty Images
24 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova has cemented an Australian Open seeding and is closing in on the top 20, Zhuhai and the Aussie No.1 ranking after her run to the final in Moscow.
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Biggest movers: Groth on the way back
Sam Groth; Getty Images
18 October, 2016

After a trying 2016 season, Sam Groth has began to climb his way back up the rankings after encouraging form on the Challenger circuit.
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Watch world class tennis, right here in Canberra

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 will aim to improve their rankings ahead of the Australian Open 2017.

Men’s qualifying begins on Saturday 29 October and women’s on Sunday 30 October, with play commencing from 9am each day. Main draw action is scheduled to commence on Monday 31 October.

Finals weekend will be Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 November, with doubles scheduled on Saturday and singles on Sunday. The weekend will be filled with activities and fun for the whole family, including face painting, jumping castle and speed serve.

Entry to the Canberra Tennis Centre is free for all five Pro-Tour 2016/2017 events, with a gold coin donation upon entry on finals days.

The Apis Canberra International will be held from 29 October to 6 November 2016 at the Canberra Tennis Centre, Lyneham.

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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