The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. It is the 108th edition of the Australian Open. Not only is the 52nd held in the Open Era, but also the first Grand Slam of the season. Australian Open – the most exciting tennis tournament?
The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players compete in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament’s main sponsor is Kia.
There are two tennis players that are defending their titles! Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the defending champions in Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles, respectively. This is the first edition of the Australian Open with GreenSet, a hard surface produced by GreenSet Worldwide. Aditionally, GreenSet is the third type of hard surface used for the Australian Open.
The 108th edition of the tournament takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and it’s run by International Tennis Federation. To clarify, Australian Open is part of the 2020 ATP Tour and the 2020 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category.
The tournament is taking place across a series of 25 hard courts. Moreover, the three main show courts are: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena.
There are some big problems!
First thing to remember is the air’s low quality due to bushfires. The start was hard: today, Dalila Jakupović had to retire. Unfortunatley, she had a coughing fit as a result of poor air quality.
Serena Williams quallified without any effort in the second round at the Australian Open, following her two-set victory with Anastasia Potapova, 6-0, 6-3. Also, Naomi Osaka beat Marie Bouzková.
Simona Halep and “The Happy Tournament”
Simona Halep won the hearts of all tennis-lovers. She said that this tournament was always special and that it is “The Happy Tournament”. Surprisingly, her first tournament took place in Australia. At that time, she was a junior tennis player.