A new year, and thus a new tennis season is upon us, which likely means plenty of WTA drama, on and off court, some spectacular and unexpected moments, plenty of seething about poor streams and another year of young ATP'ers not breaking through. This week we have 8 of the top 10 in WTA playing proper tournaments, plus one playing Hopman Cup. For ATP we have 4 top 10'ers playing proper tournaments and some playing Hopman Cup. Andy Murray is making his return (Brisbane) after a six month hiatus. Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play Doha, but withdrew. These threads are weekly threads with just tennis talk: match talk, past, current or upcoming events in tennis etc. Spamming (including muggy politics talk) and general sports talk can be done elsewhere such as the usual megathreads, current one is called It's time for S/OT 6.