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Brisbane International is one of the traditional tournaments held at the start of the year, welcoming both men and women at the start of a new season.

Date: 31 December - 7 January (ATP) / 1 - 7 January (WTA)
Category: ATP 250 / WTA 500
Surface: Hard
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Venue: Queensland Tennis Centre
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List) / 64 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $661,585 (ATP Overview) / $1,736,763 (WTA Overview)
Points: 250 for ATP champion (Distribution Overview) / 500 for WTA champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw / WTA Draw
Official website: https://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/

Established back in 2009, many of the players competing in the 21st century got to experience the Brisbane International, which is held at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

With the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, coming already after a couple of weeks, tournaments in Australia and New Zealand are popular as many players want to get Down Under ahead of the schedule.

Therefore, it's not a surprise that the likes of Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer won the tournament before, even though the women's tournament is only in the WTA 500 category and men's ATP 250.

However, in 2021 and 2022, the tournament was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes to the calendar, which saw the Brisbane International disappear from the Tours for a couple of years.

But in 2023, the tournament once again returned, and the organizers made sure to attract as many visitors as possible to the hard courts in Brisbane, as the event will be a place of a comeback for multiple successful players.

After a 12-month hiatus, Rafael Nadal confirmed his comeback in Brisbane, and so did Naomi Osaka, who was away due to pregnancy.

The Brisbane International is usually held in the first week of a new season, and that's one of the main reasons why it attracts very strong line-ups of players, as usually, everyone is healthy and eager to kick off a new season of tennis.

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