The tennis season is now well underway and with the first Grand Slam tournament of the year starting in Australia, it’s time to look at what you can expect to see on the tennis courts.
The Australian Open is the first major tournament of the year and is held every January. It is one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar, attracting the best players from around the world. The first Grand Slam tournament was held in 1968 and since then has been played at Melbourne Park.
The tournament will run for three weeks from January 15th until February 5th and this means that you can expect to see the tournament being played in full swing as the players get their match practice in before the start of the next Grand Slam event, the French Open.
The first round of the tournament starts on January 15th and runs for four days, with the final taking place on January 19th. The first round consists of the top eight seeded players in the draw. This means that you should be able to see some exciting matches throughout the tournament.
The draw for the Australian Open is made up of the top 32 players in the ATP rankings and the top 16 players in the WTA rankings. So if you are interested in following the tournament, you can do so by purchasing a subscription to one of the major sports magazines such as Tennis World or Tennis Australia.
If you would like to follow the tournament live on TV, there are a number of options available to you. You can purchase a subscription to a package of sports channels which includes the Australian Open. Alternatively you can buy a subscription to Sky Sports, which will allow you to watch the tournament from home.
The Australian Open also offers a free streaming service for those who do not have access to a subscription package. This allows you to watch the tournament online from any computer that has an internet connection.