The first week of the tour takes us down under, to Australia and New Zealand where preparations are being made for next week's Australian Open. The results of this week will decide the seedings for the Grand Slam. These "high" profile events carry barely any prizemoney, so if you're unlucky you won't even have enough to pay for the flight here. The Heineken Open takes place in Auckland, where there seem to be many tennis fans. But somehow, the lower ranked competition seems to have the better stadium. Anyway, feel free to decide where you're going/who you want to team up with in doubles/banter etc etc. We'll start on Monday.