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Preview: What tennis events are on in January 2023?

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The 2023 season is kicking-off with an action-packed January schedule down under. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action, we’ve pulled together all the must-watch ATP, WTA and Wheelchair tournaments for the upcoming month so you can add the dates to your diaries.

1 - 8 January: Tennis heads Down Under

Key Events:

  • United Cup
  • Adelaide International Week 1 (WTA 500 & ATP 250)
  • Tata Open Maharashtra (ATP 250)
  • ASB Classic (WTA 250)

The inaugural United Cup will launch the 2023 calendar, with 18 nations competing against each other in a mixed tennis event. You can expect to see some of the biggest names in the game, with Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Caroline Garcia lining the field.

The tournament begins on the 29 December, with the final scheduled to take place on the 8 January.

Find out everything you need to know about the United Cup

The first of two Adelaide International tournaments will be held between 2 – 9 January. Similarly to 2022, the combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 tennis tournament will take place across two weeks, with both events comprising of a star-studded field as players warm up for the Australian Open.

Week one is set to feature reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Daniil Medvedev, Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka; alongside British No. 4 Andy Murray - who reached his first final since 2019 last year during the Aussie swing in Sydney - Jack Draper and Kyle Edmund. Meanwhile doubles players Neal Skupski, Lloyd Glasspool and Jamie Murray (alongside Michael Venus) are scheduled to play in the doubles draw.

The Tata Open Maharashtra - South Asia’s only ATP 250 event - will take place from 31 December to 7 January, with reigning Nitto ATP Final champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram headlining the doubles field.

They will also be joined by defending champions Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan, while the singles draw will be led by world No. 17 Marin Cilic.

New Zealand will be hosting the WTA 250 ASB Classic event between 2 - 8 January. The womens draw, which takes place the week before the mens, will be lead by world No. 7 Coco Gauff, with Sloane Stephens, Leylah Fernandez and British No. 1 Emma Raducanu also set to compete.

9 – 15 January: Preparations continue for Australian Open

Key events:

  • ASB Classic (ATP 250)
  • Adelaide International 2 (WTA 500 & ATP 250)
  • Victorian Wheelchair Open (ITF 1 Series: 10 - 14 January)

The ATP ASB Classic event kicks-off on 9 – 15 January. The tournament, last held in 2020, will be headlined by world No. 3 Casper Rudd, while British men’s No.1 Cam Norrie will also be on the hunt for his first title of the season in his home city of Auckland.

The second instalment of the Adelaide International event will begin on 9 January through to the 14 January, with Australia’s highest-ranked male player, Nick Kyrgios, Britain’s Draper and Dan Evans and the top-four ranked WTA players (Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Jessical Pegula and Caroline Garcia) scheduled to play.

Last years doubles champions Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will also be making an appearance at the event, with the joint world No.1’s looking to have another year of success on tour.

16 – 29 January: Wheelchair action ramps up as the first Grand Slam of the year gets underway

Key events:

  • Melbourne Wheelchair Open (Super Series)
  • Australian Open (Grand Slam)
  • BW Open (ATP Challenger 125: 24 - 29 January)
  • Open Quimper Bretagne Occidentale (Challenger 125: 24 - 29 January)

The Melbourne Wheelchair Open marks the first ITF Super Series event of the year. The world’s best wheelchair tennis players will compete across men’s, women’s and quad fields from 16 – 20 January.

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Defending champion Alfie Hewett has been named in the tournament’s entry list alongside British compatriots Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Cornnelia Oosthuizen in the women’s draw and Andy Lapthorne in the quad.

A full line-up of the ATP and WTA's best players are set to compete at the first Grand Slam of 2023. The Australian Open will get underway on the 16 January for a fortnight of entertainment and action in Melbourne.

You can expect to see a host of Brits on the big stage, with Norrie, Evans, Draper, Murray and former semi-finalist, Edmund, featuring in the men’s main draw, while Raducanu will be looking start strong as she sets off on her second full season on the WTA tour in the women’s main draw. British No.2 Harriet Dart will also join Raducanu in the main draw.

Emma Raducanu serving at the Australian Open

Elsewhere, Britain’s Ben Bartram was awarded one of two wild cards for the men’s wheelchair event after a remarkable 2022 season; while defending doubles wheelchair champions Hewett and Reid will be looking to clinch the title again. In the doubles draw, former champion Salisbury, Glasspool and Skupski will all be looking to add a Grand Slam title to their names.

For the first time ever this year there will be International Deaf and Learning Disability tennis events taking place over the Australian Open fortnight. The Australian Open Deaf and Hard of Hearing Finals will take place between the 27 - 29 January, with British players Esah Hayat and Phoebe Suthers featuring. Also taking place on the same dates is the Australian Open People with Intellectual impairments Finals, which will see Brits Anna McBride, Fabrice Higgins and Oliver Beadle compete for the title.

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