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Big-Name Stars in Tennis Boom Brisbane's Tourism

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Caroline Wozniacki

Although Brisbane, Australia isn't necessarily on many people's "must-visit" list of cities, many are flocking to the area for the Brisbane International tennis tournament to watch their favorite sports celebrities duke it out on the court. And, to the delight of city officials, spend their money on local businesses.

THE world tennis spotlight will shine on Brisbane for the next week as a galaxy of women's stars and past, present and future men's champions headline a crowd-pleasing start to the 2013 world tours.

The Brisbane International begins at the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson today, with the entire event broadcast live on free-to-air television for the first time and an unprecedented field of superstars to grace Pat Rafter Arena.

Although the women's field has attracted most of the headlines, the presence of Lleyton Hewitt, reigning champion Andy Murray and Canadian Milos Raonic is certainly a bigger drawcard than in previous years.


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