Hi Tennis Fans! It is another new year and you know what that means– the annual tennis season kicks off with a vengeance at the 2009 Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19th–only one week from today! Due to the fact that there are so many avid tennis fans out there I have decided to begin this blog as a way to communicate about the tournaments, players, and stories that are presently happening in the ‘tennis world!’ I would like for any of you readers to feel free to comment on my posts or notify me of your own stories of interest occurring in tennis. For all of you that follow tennis you know there is a lot to talk about–so lets get started!
As I previously mentioned The First Grand Slam Event of the year, the Australian Open, is right around the corner…and tickets are still currently available! If you are interested you can go to tennistours.com and learn more about their ticket packages and pricing…If you followed the 2008 Australian Open you were not disappointed! And this year is sure to be just as satisfying! The 2008 tournament was the 96th Edition of the Open and was the first year they changed to Plexicushion courts, which is said to be a faster surface! Last year in men’s singles Novak Djokovic was the first Serbian man to win a a Grand Slam title with a four-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga! (Which was also his first Grand Slam win!) And on the women’s side, Maria Sharapova won her third Grand Slam singles title over Ana Ivanovic.
This years Australian Open will last a total of 13 days with both day and evening sessions. And will include not only the men’s and women’s singles, but men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, juniors and wheelchair tennis matches–something for everyone! We will be sure to update you on the matches as they occur!
More to come soon!
Michael Bernstein is president of Championship Tennis Tours. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tennistours.com.
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