Serving up a storm
18 January 2017
The best of the best in world tennis have descended on Melbourne Park for two weeks of thrilling court action at the Australian Open; one of only four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world.
To get you in the mood for the next fortnight of tennis, here is a list of everything you can expect to see at the 105th Australian Open.
The main attraction, of course, can be found on the courts, with the highest ranked players in the world battling it out for the title.
Britain’s Andy Murray, the current men’s world number one, will be back again attempting to win the Norman Brook’s Challenge Cup, which has so far eluded him in his career. Meanwhile Novak Djokovic will be defending his title to win a record-breaking seventh Australian Open.
After a loss in the final last year, Serena Williams, the current world number two, is on top form and back to compete for her seventh Australian Open title against the women’s world number one, Germany’s Angelique Kerber.
Spectators courtside, and at home, can also expect some lively appearances from local Australian talent in Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova.
Visitors to the Australian Open can watch their favourite stars on the practice courts and try out Melbourne Park’s bars and restaurants between matches. Budding tennis players can also get the chance to measure their serve speed.
Don’t miss your chance to see some of the world’s best athletes compete in an international grand slam, all happening at Melbourne Park, just a 20-minute walk away from the T&G Building.