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The Adelaide International is a joint ATP and WTA event held at the start of every tennis season in Australia in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Date: 8 - 13 January
Category: ATP 250 / WTA 500
Surface: Hard
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Venue: Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List / WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $661,585 (ATP Prize Money) / $922,573 (WTA Prize Money)
Points: 250 for ATP champion (Distribution Overview) / 500 for WTA champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw / WTA Draw
Official website: https://adelaideinternational.com.au

The Adelaide International Tennis event is a joint event held by the ATP and WTA at the same tennis complex in the first week of January. Despite running simultaneously, the event belongs to different tiers in the event hierarchy, being an ATP 250 event and a WTA 500 event.

The city has a long tennis history, with the tournament format changing multiple times. The city hosted tennis events up until 2009 when the newly created Brisbane International left the city without a tennis tournament.

The Australian government entered a partnership with Tennis Australia to renovate the complex, which allowed tennis to return to the city in 2020. Play takes place at the Memorial Drive Park complex, which even hosted the Australian Open at one point in its 100+ year-old history.

Renovations made it so the highest tier of tennis returned recently, and it's been a huge success. The venue hosted double events for both the ATP and WTA in 2022 and 2023; however, the 2024 calendar will only feature one men's and one women's tournament with the return of Brisbane International to the calendar.

A plethora of great players have already won the event since its inception in 2020, such as Novak Djokovic, who was champion in 2023. Australian tennis legend Ashleigh Barty won the first edition of the WTA event in 2020, and she added another trophy there in 2022. Players like Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, and Belinda Bencic also were champions.

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