Australian hard-court tournaments set to merge in '09
SYDNEY, Australia -- Two of Australia's oldest tournaments will merge into one in 2009 as part of a proposal to streamline the lead-up schedule to the Australian Open.
The Australian men's and women's hard-court championships, which have been held respectively at Adelaide and the Gold Coast, will be combined in one event at Brisbane.
The tournament will be held at a state-of-the-art tennis center yet to be constructed and played on the same Rebound Ace surface used for the Australian ...
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