January in Australia is not just summer, but the start of another exciting season of tennis. Almost every state in Australia is involved in live tennis action for the lead up to Grand Slam excitement in Melbourne.
The Hopman Cup kicks it all off in Perth where top seeded players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams show why they are still amongst the best.
Next comes the Brisbane International tournament which draws the upcoming stars of tennis like Australia’s Alex De Minaur. It is good to see some new Aussie players on the rise this year. Brisbane is fast becoming Australia’s next global city and a hot destination for 2019.
Adelaide also gets involved with a mini exhibition match over two nights. Players like Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard and Fernando Verdasco are just a few of the names on the world tennis stage who played this year.
The Sydney International is the last tournament before the big one. It is the last opportunity for Australia’s upcoming tennis stars to not only compete in front of a home crowd, but to challenge themselves and learn from the experienced players on tour.
Finally, all players descend onto Melbourne to compete for Grand Slam glory.
January is an exciting time for fans to enjoy a month of live tennis action. Whether you attend live or watch it on TV, you can feel the electric atmosphere and get behind your favourite players.
Australian crowds are known for backing the underdog, which is possibly one reason rising tennis stars like to play down under.