Australian Open 2011, Tournament Information About the Open, Some Latest News, Review

There is information concerning the Open and the tennis world, people should be aware of.

Australian Open:

Of 2010, was the tournament in Melbourne Park in, Melbourne Australia. Tickets, for the Australian Open that are as much as $650.00 per ticket. Results, of the tournament, refers to the winners of the tournament in certain divisions, for example mens and women’s singles and mixed doubles etc. T.V. schedule, refers to the t.v. schedule of the Open. 2009 mens single winners, was Rafael Nadal. Mens Final, winner was Roger Federer. Bracket, is the round by round tournament listings. Draw, is who will play whom in an open bracketed elimination tournament. Website, refers to the official website of the Open.

Some latest news regarding the Australian Open is that Stan Wawrinka has defeated four-time Australian Open semifinalist Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-4, and 6-4 on Sunday, for a first time quarterfinal berth. Wawrinka beat Roddick who is known as one of the worlds most fantastic servers. Francesca Schiavone defeated the 23rd-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova the scores were 6-4, 1-6, and 16-14.

Maria Sharapova was defeated by Andrea Petkovic, 6-2,6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2011.

The Open is the first of four Annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The other three important tennis tournaments are the U.S. Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. The Open is a very important event in the world of tennis. The tournament is normally held in January, on hard courts. The time of year that the open is held is during the Australian summer. The Open is normally held on hard courts at a location called Melbourne Park.

The women’s competition will be excellent. Serena Williams may win the open, but due to her repeated absences the other contenders may still have a chance to win. Serena Williams won 5 of the last 9 Grand Slam titles. Serena currently has a foot injury. A tennis player by the name of Caroline Wozniacki has a very good chance of winning this year. Henin could win the tournament against Kim Clijsters. Clijsters won the 2010 season, WTA Championships. Henin is picked to win the Melbourne title, according to a some people. World Number 2 Vera Zvonareva will be competing and is anticipated to be in great shape. Sam Stoser, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka will also be hopefuls and competing in the tournament.

The two courts used in the tournament are the Hisense Arena and the Rod Laver Arena. The Grand slam tournament has men’s and women’s singles competition: wheel chair, junior’s, exhibition, legends, and men’s and women’s mixed doubles competition. The singles winners for Australian Open for 2010 were Roger Federer, and Serena Williams.

The Open is managed by a company called the Tennis Australia. Because of the location of the tournament, and its remoteness very few foreign players could enter into the tournament, when it first began. The Australian open is the least televised of the Grand Slam due to the difference in time between Australia, North America and Europe. Eurosport covers a large portion of the tournament.


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