Australian Open 2024 venue: Where is the first Grand Slam of the season going to be held?

The Australian Open is set to commence on January 14.

Australian Open 2024 venue: Where is the first Grand Slam of the season going to be held?

Rod Laver Arena (Image via Wikipedia)

The biggest tennis event of the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian Open, is all set to begin from Sunday, 14th January. It will continue for 15 days until Sunday 28th January.

The time for the first set of games each day will start from 0:00 GMT and the games at night will begin from 8:00 UK time. The venue for this mega event will be Melbourne Park in Victoria, Australia. It is one of the biggest tennis venues in the world.

Melbourne Park has three main courts- the Rod Laver Arena, which is one of the biggest indoor sports venues in Australia. Apart from that, it also has the John Cain Arena and Margaret Court Arena. Apart from this, the Kia Arena is also on the list of venues for this mega event. More than 9,02,000 spectators attended this mega event last year.

The Australian Open, as always, will be played on hard courts. The ball bounces much more than expected and a lot of spin to the ball can be provided by the players. This type of court demands a more balanced nature out of a player.

Excitement builds up as the Australian Open is just a few days away

As the first Grand Slam event of the year is set to commence, there have been a lot of stories building up to this event. The most prominent story of this event might be Rafael Nadal‘s last dance in the Australian Open.

With the Australian Open set to commence in a few days, the Melbourne Park is set to be a testament once again as major stories unfolds.
The Melbourne Park (Image via Australian Open)

The Spaniard has already clarified that this is his probable last time playing in Australia. Thus, Rafa will look to make it big this time around. However, with the defending champion Novak Djokovic around, it won’t be easy for the Spaniard. Nole is an absolute beast of the hard courts.

In the women’s division, Aryna Sabalenka will be looking to defend her title. Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka are her major competitors to the title. All eyes would be glued to the mega event as what story unfolds this time around.

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