w/c 30 December: Brisbane, Doha, Pune, Shenzhen, Auckland and Hopman Cup

The 2018 tennis season gets off to it’s proper start with tournaments in Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, India and China.

We start with the Hopman Cup which begins in a few hours in the early hours of Saturday morning. Great Britain isn’t represented this year. The tournament is one of three covered by Eurosport this week Some of the sessions are only on Eurosport Player. There is no late session on Sunday or early session Monday.

Sat 30 1:40-6:30
9:15-14:00
9:30-13:00
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Sun 31 1:40-6:30 Eurosport Player
Mon 1 9:15-15:00
9:30-12:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Tue 2 1:40-6:30
9:15-14:00
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Wed 3 1:40-6:30
9:15-14:30
11:00-12:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Thu 4 1:40-6:30
9:15-14:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Fri 5 1:40-6:30
9:15-14:30
11:00-13:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Sat 6 8:00-13:00 Eurosport 2

Brisbane hosts a joint ATP and WTA event.  Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta are on the entry lists while Heather Watson will hope to qualify.

ATP matches are on Eurosport with only two per day on Tennis TV.

Sun 31 6:30-10:30
7:00-11:00
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Mon 1 2:45-5:00
8:45-11:00
Eurosport Player
Tue 2 2:45-7:00
3:00-7:00
10:30-12:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 1
Eurosport Player
Wed 3 0:45-3:00
1:00-3:00
4:30-6:45
5:00-7:00
8:45-11:00
9:00-11:00
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 1
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 1
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Thu 4 4:30-6:30
10:30-12:30
Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player
Fri 5 0:45-5:00
1:00-5:00
8:45-11:00
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 1
Eurosport Player
Sat 6 3:30-7:30 Eurosport 1
Sun 7 9:00-11:00 Eurosport 2

Brisbane’s WTA matches are on BT Sport and WTA TV.

Sun 31 3:30-7:00 BT Sport 3
Mon 1 1:00-9:00
10:30-12:30
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Tue 2 1:00-7:00
9:00-11:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Wed 3 1:00-7:00
10:30-12:30
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Thu 4 1:00-5:00
6:30-11:00
BT Sport 3
BT Sport 3
Fri 5 5:00-7:00
11:00-13:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 1
Sat 6
9:00-11:30
BT Sport 3

In the afternoons, Eurosport’s focus will shift to ATP Doha where Aljaz Bedene has entered under the GB flag although he has announced a return to Slovenian representation. Liam Broady is in qualifying. This tournament is not available on Tennis TV.

Mon 1 12:30-20:30
12:30-21:30
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Player
Tue 2 12:30-18:30
12:30-21:30
18:35-20:30
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Wed 3 12:30-18:30
12:30-21:30
18:40-20:30
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Thu 4 12:30-18:30
12:30-21:30
18:35-20:30
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Player
Eurosport 2
Fri 5 13:30-17:30
13:30-20:30
Eurosport 2
Eurosport Player
Sat 6 15:00-17:00 Eurosport 2

In New Zealand, Naomi Broady and Katie Bouter are looking to qualify for WTA Auckland, which is on BT Sport. Auckland is 13 hours ahead of GMT so coverage starts late evening UK time.

Sun 31/
Mon 1
23:30-5:30 BT Sport 2
Mon 1/ Tue 2 23:30-5:30 BT Sport 2
Tue 2/ Wed 3 23:30-5:30
6:00-8:00
8:00-10:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
BT Sport Extra 2
Wed 3/ Thu 4 23:30-8:00
8:00-9:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport Extra 2
Fri 5 4:00-8:00 BT Sport 3
Sat 6
1:30-4:00
BT Sport 2

WTA Shenzhen is also on BT Sport.

Sun 31 5:00-12:00 BT Sport ESPN
Mon 1 3:00-9:00 BT Sport 3
Tue 2 3:00-9:00 BT Sport 3
Wed 3 4:00-10:00 BT Sport 3
Thu 4 4:00-12:00 BT Sport ESPN
Fri 5 4:00-8:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sat 6 6:00-8:30 BT Sport 3

Lastly, the new ATP Pune tournament, replacing Chennai, is not being shown by any UK broadcaster, but five matches will be available on Tennis TV from Thursday 4 January.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @Tennis_UKTV.

Eurosport Player only has 7 days of listings so these will be updated later in the week.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP. Brydan Klein is competing in Playford.

Happy new year!