The first tournament of Australian Tour was Brisbane International, which started on the 31st of December 2017 and went until January 7th, 2018. Brisbane hosted both events, WTA and ATP.
Elina Svitolina won her first WTA tournament of 2018 by beating Carla Suarez Navarro, Ana Konjuh, Johanna Konta, Karolina Pliskova and Aliaskandra Sasnovich. With this win, Elina secured number 4th ranking in the world, making her 4th seed at Australian Open.
Nick Kyrigos was the winner on men’s side (ATP), making him a strong contestant for the title in Melbourne. In the semi-finals, he has beaten Grigor Dimitrov and in the finals Ryan Harrison.
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