Milos Raonic of Canada with the trophy after winning last year's Brisbane International title.
Milos Raonic of Canada with the trophy after winning last year's Brisbane International title. Tertius Pickard

Summer of tennis: Your guide to what's on when

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane, January 1-8

Began: 2009. Prizemoney: $1.83 million

Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles

Drawcards: Milos Raonic (world No.3) Stan Wawrinka (4), Kei Nishikori (5), Dominic Thiem (8), Rafael Nadal (9), Bernard Tomic (26); Angelique Kerber (1), Dominika Cibulkova (5), Karolina Pliskova (6), Garbine Muguruza (7), Samantha Stosur (21)

Defending singles champions: Milos Raonic, Victoria Azarenka

HOPMAN CUP

Perth Arena, January 1-7

Began: 1989. Prizemoney: $1 million

Format: Mixed teams (singles, mixed doubles)

Drawcards: Roger Federer (16), Nick Kyrgios (13), Richard Gasquet (18); Daria Gavrilova (25), Coco Vandeweghe (36), Heather Watson (76)

Defending champion: Australia (Kyrgios, Gavrilova)

HOBART INTERNATIONAL

Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart, January 6-14

Began: 1994. Prizemoney: $312,500

Format: Women's singles, doubles

Drawcards: Kiki Bertens (22), Anastasija Sevastova (34), Monica Niculescu (38), Alison Riske (39), Misaki Doi (40), Alize Cornet (41), Jelena Jankovic (134)

Defending singles champion: Alize Cornet

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL

Olympic Park, Sydney, January 8-14

Began: 1885. Prizemoney: $1.53 million

Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles

Drawcards: Angelique Kerber (1), Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Dominika Cibulkova (5), Karolina Pliskova (6), Caroline Wozniacki (19), Samantha Stosur (21), Daria Gavrilova (25); Dominic Thiem (8), Viktor Troicki (29)

Defending singles champions: Viktor Troicki, Svetlana Kuznetsova

FAST4 SHOWDOWN (AUS V WORLD)

Darling Harbour, Sydney, January 9

Began: 2015

Format: Exhibition men's singles and doubles

Drawcards: Nick Kyrgios (13), Bernard Tomic (25), Rafael Nadal (9), Kei Nishikori (5)

WORLD TENNIS CHALLENGE

Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, January 10-12

Began: 2009

Format: Exhibition men's singles and legends singles and doubles

Drawcards: Nick Kyrgios (13), Tomas Berdych (10), Bob and Mike Bryan, Mark Philippoussis (retired)

Defending champions: Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic and Iva Majoli

KOOYONG CLASSIC

Melbourne, January 10-13

Began: 1988

Format: Men's and women's exhibition singles

Drawcards: Bernard Tomic (26), David Goffin (11); Sabine Lisicki (94), Sorana Cirstea (80)

Defending men's champion: David Goffin (no women's competition in 2016)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Melbourne Park, January 16-29

Began: 1905. Prizemoney: $50 million

Format: Men's singles and doubles, women's singles and doubles, mixed doubles

Drawcards: Andy Murray (1), Novak Djokovic (2), Milos Raonic (3), Stan Wawrinka (4), Kei Nishikori (5), Rafael Nadal (9), Nick Kyrgios (13), Roger Federer (16), Bernard Tomic (26); Angelique Kerber (1), Serena Williams (2), Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Simona Halep (4), Dominika Cibulkova (5), Garbine Muguruza (7), Samantha Stosur (21), Daria Gavrilova (25)

Defending champions: Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber



Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Controlled blasts and road work to disrupt highway traffic

Changed traffic conditions continue next week on the Pacific Highway

Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

A LARGE plume of smoke was the cause of some local anxiety today

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police praise well-behaved Splendour crowds

Police have welcomed good behaviour at Splendour in the Grass

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