Australian Open Live
The very first Tennis Grand Slam of the year happens this week, the 2013 Australian Open, which is going to happen at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia starting the 14th of January. This tournament goes till the 27th of January and last year was the 100th edition of this exciting event. This is one of the largest tennis tournaments in the world, featuring millions in prize money and titles for men's and women's singles and doubles, mixed doubles, juniors and wheelchair players and much more over the two weeks it is held.
Last year, it was Novak Djokovic who ended up on top for the men's singles competition, and then Victoria Azarenka ended up winning the title for the women's singles. For the men's doubles event, the team of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were the ones who were at the top when it was all over and then for the same event on the ladies side, it was Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva who took that title. Finally, the other major event for the 2012 Australian Open was the Mixed Doubles, and it was won by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Horia Tecau.
As far as the men go for this tournament, it all starts with the number one seed, the 25 year old Serbian Novak Djokovic. Last year he won 75 matches and lost only 12 and has 34 career singles titles. He has won the Australian Open three times. The number two seed is Roger Federer, from Switzerland, and he has won the Australian Open four times, the most recent in 2010. Andy Murray is the number three seed for the men's, with 24 singles titles and no Australian Open wins yet, but two finals, and then fourth and fifth seeds are David Ferrer and Thomas Berdych.
For the ladies, the number one seed is Victoria Azarenka, who is from Belarus. She has only one Major title, and that was last year's Australian Open. Twenty-five year old Maria Sharapova is the number two seed in this competition, and she hails from Russia. She was Victoria Azarenka's opponent last year in the Women's Singles final of the 2012 Australian Open. As for the number three seed, it is Serena Williams with five Australian Open titles, and the fourth is Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed is China's Li Na.
Posted: 16th January 2012
This week on the ATP and WTA Tours, the Australian Open will start up, our very first tennis Grand Slam of the year. This tournament will be from Sunday, January 15th to Saturday, January 28th. The Men's Final will be held on that day, and the Women's Final the day prior to that. This tournament has been held since 1905 and it is one of four Grand Slam Events held every year. This tournament has a singles draw of 128 and 64 for doubles for the men and the same amount for the ladies. It is held at Melbourne Park and the prize purse is 26,000,000 Australian Dollars.
Some of the men that will be competing include Potito Starace, Radek Stepanke and Milos Raonic. The top seed on the men's side is Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal is second seed and Roger Federer third. Andy Murray comes in at fourth. The top seed for the ladies is Caroline Wozniacki with Petra Kvitova coming in second and Victoria Azarenka as third seed. Click on the links on this page and you'll get instant access to live streaming tennis online, including this Grand Slam and much more throughout the season, in high quality video.
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Posted: 14th January 2013
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