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Every year starts with the Grand Slam event—the Australian Open and as the new year has hit, the 113th Australian Open 2018 is awaited eagerly.

It was the year 1905 when the Australian Open commenced (Wimbledon-1877, the US Open-1881 and the French Open-1891). Although, before 1924 only Wimbledon was a major and only after that the rest of the 3 were added to the Majors.

All kinds of tennis courts are covered in the 4 events that take place around the year, with Australian and US Open held on hard courts and French Open and Wimbledon on clay and grass courts respectively.

Held at the popular sports venue—Melbourne Park in the city of Melbourne (which has been the host of the event for 55 times), Australian Open holds the distinction of being the highest attended event of the Grand Slam.

Australian Open 2018 is scheduled from 15th January to 28th January. A brief of the schedule is here:

First Round–Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16.

Second Round– Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18.

Third Round– Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20.

Fourth Round– Sunday, January 21 and Monday, January 22.

Quarter-Finals– Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24.

Women’s and Men’s (first) singles semi-final– Thursday, January 25.

Women’s doubles final and Men’s (second) singles semi-final– Friday, January 26.

Women’s singles final and Men’s doubles final– Saturday, January 27.

Mixed doubles final and Men’s singles final– Sunday, January 28.

As being the highest attended Grand Slam event, the Australian Open 2018 is expected to see a huge turnout. The city of Melbourne would fill up with people from around the continent as well as the globe pouring in. If you have got campers/caravanners, the place to place to stay during the Australian Open 2018 is the Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park.

Located just 15 KMs from the host venue—Melbourne Park, it would give you an easy access to the tennis event. The BIG4 Holiday Park has free BBQs, games and television rooms, camp kitchen solar-heated pools and spa etc. There are the Ensuite site, Powered site and unpowered site for the camping lovers.

Come to Melbourne, this Australian Open and witness one of the most spectacular sports event of the year.

 

 

 

 

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