Last Updated on April 30, 2023 by Joan Hahn
As a tennis fanatic, you’d agree that Adelaide International is one of Adelaide’s biggest summer of tennis.
As it combines ATP 250 and WTA 500 tournaments, it usually features a star-studded lineup of players like Madison Keys, Ash Barty, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Gael Monfils, etc.
But, if you’re a beginner in this field, you’d like to familiarize yourself more with Adelaide International.
If you’re ready, let’s get started!
All About Adelaide International Tennis Tournament
Adelaide International is a professional tennis tournament in Adelaide, South Australia. This event has been taking place in the Memorial Drive Tennis Center.
It is held in January and is also a part of the ATP and WTA Tours. And it is like a warm-up for a grand slam tournament– the Australian Open.
In 1972, this tournament was a part of Grand Prix Circuits. It only became a regular part of the ATP schedule in 1981. In 2008, it was dicontinued in Adelaide and merged with the women’s tournament, becoming a new event called the Brisbane International.
Then in 2020, it returned to Adelaide after the ATP Cup started on Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney courts. It was later launched as Adelaide International, with Simona Halep as the first player to play in this new event.
Adelaide International has been taking place at the tennis hard courts  of Memorial Drive Tennis Center since 2020. But in 2021, the tournament took place in Melbourne, Australia, due to the pandemic. This year, it moved back to Adelaide, South Australia.
This year’s prize money in Adelaide International differs depending on the tournament– ATP and WTA.
For the ATP Tours, the prize money for the Adelaide 1 is US$416,800 and US$430,530 for Adelaide 2.
For the WTA Tours, the prize money for the Adelaide 1 is US$703,580 and US$239,477 for Adelaide 2.
This year, the winners in Adelaide International are as follows:
Gael Monfils (men’s singles), Rohan Bopanna & Ramkumar Ramanathan (men’s doubles), Ash Barty (women’s singles), and Ash Barty & Storm Sanders (women’s doubles).
Madison Keys (women’s singles), Eri Hozumi & Makoto Ninomiya (women’s doubles), Thanasi Kokkinakis (men’s singles), and Neal Skupski & Wesley Koolhoof (men’s doubles).
And some of the players who joined this year’s tournament include:
- Karen Khachanov
- Ugo Humbert
- Tommy Paul
- Frances Tiafoe
- Marton Fucsovics
- Garbine Muguruza
- Iga Swiatek
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Barbora Krejcikova
- Ons Jabeur
The number of draws and qualifying players may vary depending on the tournament.
- For WTA, there are 32 singles, 24 qualifying players, and 16 doubles.
- For ATP, there are 28 singles, 16 qualifying players, and 24 doubles.
2 Adelaide International Tennis Tournaments
Adelaide International 1
Adelaide International 1 is the tournament held from January 3 to 9, 2022. This is the second edition of the men’s tournament and the third edition of the women’s tournament.
Adelaide International 2
Adelaide International 2 is the tournament held from January 10 to 15, 2022. One of the remarkable events was when Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis won the title on his home soil.
Why Are There Two Adelaide International Tournaments?
Adelaide International decided to host two ATP and WTA tournaments during the Australian summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The first event features the combined ATP 250 and WTA 500. Then, the second event features the combined ATP 250 and WTA 250.
How can I watch Adelaide International 2022?
You can watch the Adelaide International 2022 at live streaming online. Visit the Adelaide International official website and see the “Live Stream” option.
When will Adelaide International 2023 be held?
The Adelaide International 2023 is scheduled for January 2023. But no particular date and ticket sale yet.
The new event, Adelaide International, has been gaining more attention worldwide since its foundation 2 years ago.
This is something that tennis fans will surely look forward to every year, along with other tournaments across the globe like the French Open, ATP Lyon Open, and so on.
What’s more interesting about Adelaide International is its two-time event this year– capturing more attention from fans.
So for sure, fans are getting excited about what Adelaide International has to surprise us next!