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Preview: What tennis events are coming up in January 2024?

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The 2024 season is upon us and we’re kicking off the year in style as the pros head down under for the Australian summer swing.

The beginning of the season is always a hectic one with players eager to get court time ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year. To make sure you don’t miss out on a minute of the action, we’ve pulled together the must-watch ATP, WTA and wheelchair tournaments for January.

Key events

29 December – 7 Jan: The 2024 season commences

  • United Cup
  • Adelaide International 1 (ATP 250)
  • ASB Classic (WTA 250)
  • Brisbane International presented by Evie (ATP 250/WTA 500)
  • Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open (ATP 250)

United Cup

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The United Cup is back, with a new and improved format to help get the season off to a bang. 18 nations are heading to the Perth and Sydney to compete in tennis’ only mixed tournament.

The British team – comprising of both British No.1’s Cam Norrie and Katie Boulter, Dan Evans, Neal Skupski, Fran Jones and Maia Lumsden – will take on Australia and USA in Perth’s round robin stage as they bid to reach the quarter-final for the second year in a row.

Find out more about the United Cup

Brisbane International

All eyes will be on the 2024 instalment of the Brisbane International, taking place between 31 December-7 January, as the tennis world prepares to welcome back 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and two-time Australian Open champion, Naomi Osaka.

The combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 event will see the likes of Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, Jelena Ostapenko, Andy Murray, world No.8 Holger Rune and Ben Shelton also take to the stage to compete for one of the first titles of the new season. 

ASB Classic

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Meanwhile, the ASB Classic – kicking off between the 1-7 January in Auckland, New Zealand – will welcome the return of 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu. The 21-year-old will make her first competitive appearance since April, after being forced to sit out of the majority of the 2023 season after undergoing three surgeries.

The 21-year-old received a wild card to the event next year, with her return to tennis set to make headlines as she looks to get back to winning ways.

8-13 Jan: 

  • Adelaide International 2 (ATP 250/WTA 500)
  • ASB Classic (ATP 250)
  • Hobart International (WTA 250)
  • Victorian Wheelchair Open (ITF Series 1)

Adelaide 2

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The second week of January will welcome week two of the tournament in Adelaide – the second combined tournament of the month. This year’s tournament saw Britain’s Jack Draper reach his first ATP tour-level semi-final, where he narrowly missed out to eventual champion Soonwoo Kwon in three sets.

Meanwhile, the WTA 500 event saw reigning Rothesay International Eastbourne champion Madison Keys come out on top in an all-American battle against Alison Riske. Entering its third year as part of the WTA calendar, the tournament has previously played host to some of the biggest stars in the game and will be a must-watch event of January.

14-19 Jan: 2024 Grand Slam action gets underway in Melbourne

  • Australian Open (Grand Slam)
  • Melbourne Wheelchair Open (ITF Super Series)

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An illustrious line-up of the world’s best ATP and WTA stars will flock to Melbourne to contest the first Grand Slam of 2024 at the Australian Open. The qualifying stages will take place between 8-11 January while the main draw action will kick off on the 14 January.

The Australian Open is set to serve up a fortnight of world class tennis action and entertainment, with a host of Brits taking to the stage at Melbourne Park.

Norrie heads up the field for the British men, with Evans, Andy Murray, and Draper all set to compete in the main draw, while British No.1 Boulter is joined by Jodie Burrage in the women's main draw. This year will mark Burrage's main draw debut at the Slam, with the pair eager to pick up where they left off in 2023.

Alongside our British stars, you can expect to see the world’s best international talent in action, with several stars, including Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber all set to make their Grand Slam comebacks at the tournament under a protected ranking. This year's tournament won't be one to miss.

20-28 Jan: AO action continues as the wheelchair draw begins 

  • Australian Open (Grand Slam)
  • Australian Open Wheelchair Championships (Grand Slam)

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The second week of the Australian Open will mark the beginning of the wheelchair draw, with defending men’s singles champion and world No.1 Alfie Hewett headlining the tournament’s entry list alongside compatriots, Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Cornelia Oosthuizen in the women’s draw and Andy Lapthorne in the quad.

2023 saw Hewett defeat Tokito Oda in the men’s singles final, while also teaming up with Reid for the men’s doubles draw which saw the pair pick up their fourth Australian Open title of their careers.

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