AOFinal 2016

The 2016 Australian Open is done and dusted. With Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber celebrating their respective Grand Slam wins, we take a look at what the coming months hold for tennis around the globe.

We start off with women's tennis with the Fed Cup quarterfinals taking place across Europe with Romania, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia and the Netherlands all involved.

It all starts on Sunday, where Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will be part of a German team taking on Switzerland.

In the men's, the Davis Cup First Round will begin around the world on the 29th of February, where a host of stars will be involved including Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic, runner-up Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Closer to home, Sam Groth, Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will face the United States at Kooyong with Lleyton Hewitt as the new David Cup captain.

From there, players will move on to the Indian Wells Masters - the best attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slam tournaments - in California, both part of the ATP and WTA tours.

Serena Williams is expected to be joined by her sister Venus in the tournament, a year after Serena ended a 14-year boycott and returned to the desert tournament.

Venus hasn't played in the tournament since 2001 when she withdrew about 20 minutes before her semi-final against Serena in the 2001 event.

That angered the crowd, which heavily booed Serena during the title match, which she won. Serena, then 19, was so upset she refused to play in the tournament until last year.

The Miami Open will take place in late March, famously criticised as the slowest hardcourt on the tour, subjecting players to endless grinding rallies in extreme heat and humidity.

The Fed Cup semi-finals will take place on April 11, while the Monte Carlo Masters will kick off the clay season on the men's tour.

May will see both male and female players take part in the Madrid Open before both tours head to Rome for the Italian Open, which is seen as one of the most prestigious clay court tournaments in the world after the French Open.

Both of these are the last tournaments before the French Open takes place in mid May.

That's where we finish, with the 2016 French Open, which takes place at Roland Garros in Paris from May 16th to June 5th. Roland Garros ends the clay court season and is the premier clay court tournament in the world.

Going in to the 2016 edition, Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams are the defending champions.

So there is plenty of Tennis to keep us entertained between now and May as we get ready for the second Grand Slam of the year.