This year round, the Australian open Grand Slams are scheduled to be held from 19 January to 01 February 2009 where the world’s best tennis players will showcase their abilities to millions of tennis fans worldwide. Like every year, the Grand Slam tournaments will hold men and women singles competitions, including men’s, women’s and mixed doubles as well as junior’s and master’s competitions.
Each year Australian Open receives an enthusiastic audience, which increases every year. Just last year, Australian Open 2008 achieved the highest ever day/night attendance record of 605,735 fans at Melbourne Park who entered the gates! This year, Australian Open 2009 Grand Slams are expected to be an even larger event, where top tennis elites will battle for the Grand Slam title.
Australian Open 2008 saw some of the most active and physically fit players, battling for the Grand Slam victory. Novak Djokovic from Serbia took the men’s single crown by defeating Jo-Wilfred Tsonga from France in the final. Maria Sharapova from Russia breezed through the last two weeks of the tournament without the loss of a livescore set against former world number one Ana Ivanovic from Serbia. Maria Sharapova showed tennis scores of 7-5 and 6-3 after overcoming a season riddled with injury.
2009 is expected to be no less, as Australian Open tournament 2009 promises to be an event of epic proportions, due to the prize money which is being offered as well as due to the spectators who are expected to make it to the grand event.
The Early Rounds are scheduled from Monday 19 January to Thursday 22 January, 2nd and 3rd Rounds from Wednesday 21 January to Saturday 24 January, Later Rounds from Sunday 25 January to Wednesday 28 January, and the final rounds from Thursday 29 January to Sunday 01 February 2009.
Novak Djokovic will again be playing to defend his trophy, against players like Andy Murray from Scotland and Roger Federer, along with a few others. Americans John Isner and Christina McHale have also earned wild card entries into the 2009 Australian Open men’s and women’s singles main draws by winning the United States Tennis Association wild card tournaments.This year will be one exciting year, which is not to be missed at all.