THE TOURNAMENTS: ATP 250 + WTA PREMIER Apia International Sidney
Date: From 01/08 to 01/14
Money prize: $ 495,630 + $ 710,900
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre – Rod Laver Drive,
Sydney Olympic Park
General information: Sidney Olympic Park is located about 23 km from Sidney International Airport (30 minutes driving) and about 15 km from downtown. There is a frequent train service that runs to Sydney Olympic Park train station. In 2017, all event tickets will include Train travel to and from Olympic Park station on the Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink network.
Recent Atp Winners: 2016/2015 Victor Troicki – 2014 Juan Martin Del Potro – 2013 Bernard Tomic – 2012 Jarkko Nieminen – 2011 Gilles Simon
Recent Wta Winners: 2016 Svetlana Kuznetsova – 2015 Petra Kvitova – 2014 Svetlana Pironkova – 2013 Agnieszka Radwanska – 2012 Victoria Azarenka – 2011 Na Li
Top Seeded Atp Players: Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Pablo Cuevas (Uru) – Victor Troicki (Srb) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Nicolas Mahut (Fra) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Federico Delbonis (Arg)
Top Seeded Wta Players: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Karolina Pliskova (Cek) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – Timea Bacsinzky (Sui) – Elena Vesnina (Rus)
THE TOWN: Sidney, capital state of New Wales, is known as the Harbour City. It’s the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, Sydney’s set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Longterm immigration has led to the cities reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on this planet. Peter Dragicevich, writer of Lonely Planet, explains the reasons he loves this town with this words: “My visits to Sydney were becoming increasingly frequent before I moved there. Sure, it was the glitzy side that first attracted me – the sense that there was always something thrilling going on somewhere, and if you turned the right corner, you could be part of it. That sense remains, but I’ve discovered much more to love: the lively food scene, endless days at the beach and the way Sydney’s Indigenous and convict history is so often hidden in plain sight.“
TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS IN SIDNEY:
- Sydney Harbour
- Harbour Bridge
- Opera House
- Bondi to Coogee Beach Costal Walk
- Sydney Darling Harbour
BEST HOTELS TO STAY:
- Ibis Sydney Olympic Park. Modern *** hotel rated 8.2 on Booking. Perfect location for tennis fans because is very close to tennis courts but however at just 20 minutes driving from CBD. A 22 mq2 standard double room costs 117$ per night with breakfast included.
- Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street. Wonderful **** aparthotel located in Brisbane Central Business Distrisct.Rated 9.2 on booking and nr.1 accomodation on Tripdavisor, it offers superb classic studios with fully equipped kitchen and fantastic city views at just 134$ per night with an incredible value for money. Wifi is free.
- Primus Hotel Sydney. Luxury ***** boutique hotel situated in the lively district at just 500 mt from Capitol Theatre. It offers an outdoor pool, a design lounge bar and a restaurant. Price for a deluxe king room of 35 mq2 is 201$ with breakfast, free wifi and parking included. Rated 9.3 on Booking.
Enjoy this trip!!!!