Adelaide will host two events, including the Adelaide International, in the lead-up to the Australian Open in January, the South Australia state government has announced.

The Adelaide International was staged as a warm-up event in 2020, but this year all the warm-ups were held at Melbourne Park.

Marshall said both tournaments would feature men’s and women’s draws with the first taking place from January 2-9 and the second the following week.

“Our investment (in) the Memorial Drive Redevelopment is creating a world-class venue capable of hosting not just tennis but a range of sporting and entertainment events into the future,” premier Steven Marshall said.

Players vaccinated against Covid will be able play at the Open without undergoing any quarantine but organisers confirmed on Saturday that anyone who id not fully jabbed would be barred from entry into the country.