The first Grand Slam of the year is right here in Melbourne, make sure you’re here to see the world’s tennis elite battle it out. With tennis legends like Nadal, Federer, Sharapova and the Williams sisters all battling it out to claim the title, you can be guaranteed a fantastic day out when you book your tickets to the Australian Open. Each year, the prize gets bigger, the games more intense and the crowds more noisy.
Of course, as any Melburnian will tell you, the Australian Open is much more than just about the tennis. Along with the main court action, there's also live entertainment and live tennis action on the big screen at the Garden Square. Throughout the tournament, the AO Festival will also be running next door with the best of Melbourne dining from Hotel Jesus, Jimmy Grants, Tokyo Tina plus more.
In 2017, the Open Sessions will kick off the tournament with a blockbuster free weekend of entertainment including some of Australia's best musical artists plus a whole range of Melbourne's finest food trucks.
When: 16-29 January 2017
Where: Rod Laver Arena
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