Slamming With the Pros at the Australian Open in Melbourne
For a tennis fan, there’s nothing better than the Slams. Each January, a new cycle begins in Melbourne, Australia, setting the tone for the upcoming year’s winners and losers. Just a quick trip down the Yarra River to Melbourne Park, the grounds of the Australian Open widen their doors to masses of eager, hungry fans. In Rod Laver Arena, the competition begins drawing the likes of Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Sharapova, and the Williams sisters. Melbourne has a distinctly different feel than the other Slams. It’s more laid back, and more remote, less Euro, and less certain an outcome. Let the games begin!