Sunday, 8.30pm, Ten, Ten SC As the 11th pilgrimage draws closer, the colony braces for war. HANNEL 7 launches its summer tennis coverage from the Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday.
Four of the top 20 ranking men and eight of the top 20 women start in this year’s field.
Maria Sharapova (4) has withdrawn from the event because of an ankle injury, leaving Samantha Stosur (6), Serena Williams (12), Kim Clijsters (13) and Ana Ivanovic (22), last year’s Brisbane International finalist Andrea Petkovic (10), 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone (11), former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic (14), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (16) and Dominika Cibulkova (18).
In the men’s draw, world No. 3 Andy Murray makes his Brisbane International debut.
He is joined by seven players who have been in the top 10 during their career. They include Gilles Simon, fan favourites James Blake and Marcos Baghdatis, Brisbane International