Simona Halep to lead at the new Adelaide International

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has been announced as the top player at the inaugural Adelaide International beginning in 2020.

With the ATP Cup also coming into circulation next year this meant that Sydney could no longer be used and a new tournament home in Adelaide will take place.

Adelaide International will take place between 12-18th of January before the Australian Open begins. Adelaide will host a WTA Premier event and a ATP 250 event simultaneously.

The official calendar isn’t out yet but the tournament looks set to run alongside the same week as Hobart and the week after Brisbane and Auckland.

Simona Halep is the only announced name so far and after just being announced yesterday there isn’t much more news at all at the moment.

It will be hosted right next to Tennis SA (South Australia) offices which is Memorial Drive Tennis Club. It is a big site with some grass courts there to but is expected to be more development with new tournament announced.

This video from a year ago shows some work to be done but is the same images from three years ago on a video Tennis Australia revealed.

Images credit – Tennis Australia / Tennis SA

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