Monday, January 2, 2012

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2012 - Australian Open Series

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2012 - Australian Open Series
1 - 8 Jan 2012
Queensland Tennis Centre
190 King Arthur Terrace

I'm here today at Pat Rafter Arena

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Luxury Corporate Suite 6 for Brisbane City Council
These suites has air-conditioned corporate suite for twelve guests, cushioned seating located in front of suite for 14 sessions, access to exclusive player visits, complimentary programs provided in suites (1 per person), access to the Brisbane International exclusive corporate bar, company signage on corporate suite door and a selection of food & beverages available on request (additional cost)

All 14 Sessions $28,650
Split Session Packages (7 nominated) $18,900
Individual Session $1,990

Brisbane International Student Ambassadors here with me today are (from left) Doris and Guillaume

Our corporate passes!

Photography © Brisbane International


Women's Singles - 1st Round
Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Ana Ivanović (SRB)

Photography © Brisbane International

Ana Ivanović is a former world no. 1 Serbian tennis player, ranked #22 on WTA rankings
Ana was featured on a Serbian postage stamp of 40 dinars ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing

Photography © Brisbane International

That "real tennis" was an indoor raquet sport played by royalties which
later evolved into the modern "lawn tennis" by the English in the late 19th century?

Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Ana Ivanović (SRB)
3-6 3-6

Ana Ivanović will play Kim Clijsters in a second-round blockbuster after winning her first-round match today.
“It’s going to be tough … last time had a battle I think it’s fair to say. She’s definitely a champion and a great player.”

Lord Mayor Cr. Graham Quirk with Ian Klug and John Aitken


Good food to give us more energy to cheer for our favourite tennis players!

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Serena Williams (USA) v Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)


Serena Williams has upped the ante on the crucial points to down a determined Chanelle Scheepers in the first round of the Brisbane International.
“I have to say I saw her practice yesterday and she’s slamming the ball really, really hard, she’s moving well so she’s due for some big matches.”

Photography © Brisbane International

Former world no. 1, Serena Williams is considered to be one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time!

Gordon Scott

Andy Murray (GBR), singles ranking #4
came to visit and have a chatter with us.

He will face Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) today (03 Jan 2012) at Pat Rafter Arena
Too easy, I reckon!

Andy christened the table with a champagne flute for good luck!
No.. Not really, he accidentally broke a glass
Now I have his DNA and we're gonna clone him in one of secret labs in Singapore

Steve Ayles, Brisbane International Tournament Director
came to visit and discussed how Brisbane is the perfect venue for Australian Open


Men's Singles - 1st Round
Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)

Photography © Brisbane International

Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Bernard Tomic (AUS) 2 -6 6 -4 5- 7

Hometown hero Bernard Tomic has won his first match at the Brisbane International, holding his nerve in an enthralling three-set contest against experienced French campaigner Julien Benneteau to move into the second round.
Link“I trained with him in the Davis Cup in a team, so I know Benny well and it’d be good if he could win … We’ll see how it goes. I’d like to play him in the second round,” he said.

Looking forward to seeing other international tennis superstars like Lebron James, Andy Murray, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kei Nishikori, Florian Mayer, Gilles Simon, Kim Clijsters, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur...
and of course, my favourite - Maria Sharapova

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