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Are you ready for the first Grand Slam of 2014?

Posted By Holly On November 21, 2013

Australia's getting all fired up for the Australian Open in 2014. Are you ready for the first Grand Slam of 2014?

Christmas is heating up even further with the official launch of the Australian Open series, paving the way for an exhilarating summer of tennis and one of the biggest series of sports events in Melbourne.

Catch all the superstars as they tear up the courts, competing in a series of lead-up matches and competitions before the Australian Open takes place from January 13-26.

It's all going down at Melbourne Park, so get in quick before the tickets are all gone! Mantra has plenty of holiday accommodation to see you sorted for your Melbourne getaway, with Mantra on Jolimont located just five minutes walk away from the Rod Laver Arena.

The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

As the sun warms up and international tennis superstars take to the courts at Melbourne Park, you can feel the excitement in the air at the Australian Open.

As the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open just keeps on getting bigger and better as the world's best come to stake their claim on the history books.


"Christmas is heating up even further with the official launch of the Australian Open series, paving the way for an exhilarating summer of tennis and one of the biggest series of sports events in Melbourne.


All eyes will be on Melbourne during this intense tournament, and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka will be looking to see if they can go for gold once more.

Be there to catch all the action as the greats battle it out with up-and-coming players from around the world, in what is sure to be one of the highlights of Australia's sporting calendar.

The Australian Open Series

As always, there's a great lineup of events leading up to the big tournament. From December 28 - January 4 the Hyundai Hopman Cup will take over the Perth Arena.

Meanwhile, Sabine Lisicki and Victoria Azarenka have both confirmed they will play at the Brisbane International from December 29 - January 5.

In Hobart, the Domain Tennis Centre will host the Hobart International from January 5-11 while the Apia International Sydney will be on during the same dates at the city's Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

From January 7-9, Adelaide gets its turn in the spotlight with the World Tennis Challenge, with Martina Hingis signed on to play as well as South Australia's own rising tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis.


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