Weekend Watch | January 8

Published 8 January 2016 (AEDT)

Daria Gavrilova plays a forehand in the women's single match against Heather Watson at the 2016 Hopman Cup. © Getty Images

Olá amigos,

É 2016 e é tempo de crise para os nossos atletas australianos como olham para se qualificar para Rio! (It is 2016 and it's crunch time for our Aussie athletes as they look to qualify for Rio!)

Our Road Cyclists kick off the year with the National Championships, our fencers are competing in Europe and the tennis season is starting to heat up.

Sport: Cycling - Road
Event: National Championships (Ballarat, Australia)
Start time: Sunday - Women's Road Race 8am, Men's Road Race 12pm
Athletes include: Shara Gillow, Katrin Garfoot, Tiffany Cromwell, Rohan Dennis, Caleb Ewan, Richie Porte

Sport: Tennis
Event: Brisbane Open (Brisbane, Australia)
Start time: Friday 2pm AEDT, Finals - Saturday-Sunday
Athletes include: Bernard Tomic (vs Kei Nishikori)

Sport: Tennis
Event: Hopman Cup (Perth, Australia)
Start time: Friday 8:30pm AEDT (Kyrgios), 10:30pm (Gavrilova), Finals - Saturday
Athletes include: Nick Krgios (vs Kenny De Schepper) and Daria Gavrilova (vs Caroline Garcia)

Sport: Beach Volleyball
Event: South Australian Open (Glenelg Beach, Australia)
Start time: Saturday - Sunday
Athletes include: Isaac Kapa/Chris McHugh, Bo Soderberg/Cole Duran, Damien Schumann/Josh Court

Sport: Fencing
Event: Senior women’s sabre FIE satellite (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Start time: Saturday – Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Sam Auty, Helen Phillips 

Sport: Fencing
Event: Senior Epee FIE Satellite – Stockholm, Sweden
Start time: Saturday
AUS athletes competing: Kristian Radford, James Lewis, Jo Halls.

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