The 2012 Brisbane Open began in earnest on January 1 in Australia, and Day 2 comes on January 1 in the United States. No matter what the date technically is, Serena Williams' first round match against South African Chanelle Scheepers will be Williams' first chance to flash her skills in 2012.
Williams isn't the only 2011 U.S. Open finalist in action on Day 2: Sam Stosur, who topped Williams for that Open title, is also playing her first round match on Day 2, and on the same Pat Rafter Arena court as Serena is. Stosur will play Anastasiya Yakimova.
World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic also opens her play at the Brisbane Open on Day 2, playing Tamira Paszek, and while the men in the field are quieter on Day 2, Marcos Baghdatis and Bernard Tomic will both begin their tournaments.
Game date, time: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. local time in Brisbane.
Location: Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane, Australia
TV channel: None in the United States.
Streaming: No streaming.