We have been in the venues of 2019 Australian Open for four days and things – the weather and the competition – are already very hot.
The prestigious tennis tournament also known as the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific, began on January 14 at the legendary Melbourne Park. Over the past few days, dozens of world-class athletes have gone through temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Celsius, and major headline news has already hit the headlines.
Have you not set anything yet? No sweat. Here's a background on the big tournament, summarizing the highlights so far, and explaining how and where you can follow the rest of the action until Sunday, January 27th.
The Australian Open is one of four Grand Slam tournaments held every year.
The Australian Open and the three other annual Grand Slam tournaments ( Wimbledon the French Open and the US Open ) are the "Tentpoles of the sport," said David Brewer, Tournament Director the US Open, previously opposite SELF . "They are the longest runs and are considered by players to be the most prestigious trophies to win every year."
These competitions are in part so prestigious as essentially any well-known tennis player joins in, unless he is injured or retired from the sport. The competition field is large and deep, with 128 individual races for men and women, 64 teams for men and women in doubles, and 48 teams for the doubles and many more at the additional events. (More about the other events in a minute.) Players and teams move up in a bracket style or retire – much like March Madness on a larger scale. This makes the whole tournament extremely exciting, no matter if you are regular or just tennis tracker tune in for the Grand Slam events.
Although the four Grand Slam tournaments have the same events and follow the same qualification process, they all have a unique flair.
"Every Grand Slam event has the personality of its host city," Brewer said. As far as the Australian Open is concerned, it is known that it has a relaxed atmosphere, a USTA spokesman told SELF. (USTA is the governing body of the US Open.)
The Australian Open is also unique in that it marks the first major contest of the season. Many players have several weeks or even months to avoid downtime, which means that the athletes' general field is rested and ready for action, the spokesman says. This gives the tournament a sense of optimism and promise, he adds, although it can also increase pressure as an athlete's performance at the Australian Open can set the tone for the better or worse for the entire season at the Australian Open.
Due to the already mentioned heat in Melbourne (after all it is summer in Australia summer), this Grand Slam tournament is a hard test of the endurance of the players.
Since First Games On Monday, January 14th, there were several surprises, and several emerging competitors defeated several emerging competitors.
The women's 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, the youngest player, at the top 100 of the Women's Tennis Association, beat # 24 Lesia Tsurenko from Ukraine. The victory took place No. 92 on the third place of Anisimova in the third round of the competition (individual players must win seven rounds to win the entire tournament title).
Among the men was Frances Tiafoe, a 20-year-old American (currently) ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals: # 38) # 6 Kevin Anderson from South Africa. With the victory, Tiafoe also secured his place in the third round of the competition.
After more than 10 days many exciting games are to be expected.
Female Individuals Contest Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Danish star Caroline Wozniacki (Australian Champion of the 2018 Australian Open Ladies) and Japanese Naomi Osaka (19459034) (19459034) Women's US Open Women's 2018 Women's Champion) are Important Players As mentioned above, big upsets can occur during Grand Slam tournaments and . That makes the competitions so exciting.
When it comes to men's individual title, long-time legends include Swiss rider Roger Federer (Australian champion of the 2018 Australian Open) and Spanish international Rafael Nadal (French Open Champion 2018). and Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2018 US Open and Wimbledon Champion), although, as noted, other athletes should not be excluded.
Men's and women's singles and men's competitions are also the most widely publicized Events at Wimbledon have more than a dozen different categories of competitions, including men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles (teams of one man) and a woman). This also applies to wheelchair single and double beds for men and women as well as singles and double beds for boys and girls (also known as junior competition).
Here's how and when you can follow the rest of the action:  As I said, it continues on Sunday, January 27th. The games are held daily as the winners enter the third round, the knockout stages, the semi-finals, the quarter-finals and the final. The women's singles final will be played on Saturday, January 26, at 3:30 pm. EST (5:30 PM local time), and the men's final is at 15:30 the next day. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME. The full schedule can be found on the Australian Open website here .
You can watch matches live on the Australian Open website although Melbourne is located 14 hours to the east of coastal time, so the games for American viewers often fall in the middle of the night. In this case, you may want to look only at the highlights available here . You can also see highlights on ESPN, which you can access via Cable, Hulu Live, Sling TV or DirecTV Now. If you do not have a cable or any of these subscriptions, you can download the ESPN + app (a seven-day trial is free and a monthly subscription costs $ 4.99) to view the coverage.