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Be a Part of Australian Open – the Hottest Grand Slam of the Year!

It’s that time of the year when Australia is basking in warm summers oozing with ample sunshine, illuminating its beautiful white-sand beaches and throwing open it’s fascinating secrets. While all the conventional, popular destinations of Europe are blanketed under a thick layer of white snow and grey, gloomy skies, Australia is bursting with warm colours of the deep blue waters, lush green valleys and myriad shades of red, yellow and orange (sunrise to sunset).

Best time to visit Australia:

The months of December to February are perhaps one of the best time to travel to Australia. Its white-sand beaches, green lush valleys and beautiful cities tend to come alive in the summers with plenty of festivals, events, and activities. One of the popular events is the world-famous tennis Grand Slam – Australian Open Tennis Championships 2016! Known as the “hottest Grand Slam of the year”, the Australian Open is certainly a scorching affair as the greatest players of the current circuit battle it out on the hard courts of the Melbourne Park, culminating in the finals, which are held at the iconic Rod Laver Arena each year.

Australian Open Tennis Championships 2016
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This year, the 2016 Australian Open is all ready to rock and roll from 18th of January to 31st January 2016. This will be the 104th edition of the prestigious tennis tournament, which forms an important tennis Grand Slams quadruplet comprising of the Championships, the Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open. Over the year, the Australian Open has achieved a cult following amongst fans, after witnessing iconic tennis matches featuring world-class players like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and many more.

Searing hot temperatures coupled with heated rivalries and fast, hard court tennis, is what makes this 104-year-old tournament a fan-favourite amongst all the remaining Grand Slams. This year, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are expected to defend their crown. However, the challengers are ready to upsurge the champions! Will Serena rule the heart once again, or will Maria Sharapova cause the ripples in the circuit? Can Rafa find his killer forehands or will Federer have the last glory for one more time? Can Andy Murray of Great Britain finally come of age, or is Novak going to go all the way with his ruthless efficiency?

Australian Open Tennis Championships 2016
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Best places to see in Australia:

Visit Melbourne in January to seek answers and witness the pulsating action of high-adrenaline tennis in the scorching heat. However, the Australian Open is the not the only highlight of Melbourne. Hit the stunning Great Ocean Road, famous for its beaches and withered limestone rock formations of Twelve Apostles. Breathe the cold and crisp air of Yarra Valley, the wine hub of Australia, and enjoy an early morning hot-air balloon flight. Revel in a stroll in the calm Dandenong Ranges, one of the oldest continuing forests in the world. Also, do enjoy a ride in the historic Puffing Billy Railway, one of the heritage railways of Australia.

Australia’s Food Capital – Melbourne

Melbourne is also the culinary and cultural heart of Australia, and keeps on competing with its much-fancied neighbouring cities of Sydney and Adelaide. Both cities are easily accessible from Melbourne and make a great excursion. So you can savour an ideal one-day trip to Sydney and Adelaide from Australia. However, if you have time more time at hand and are ready to explore the country at ease, the opportunities are endless in Australia! You can visit Perth known for its futuristic skyline, or maybe explore Brisbane and its highly popular Gold Coast dotted with world-class theme parks. Further up in the north of the continent, you can see the legendary Great Barrier Reef, and the city of Cairns surrounded by ancient forests. In the middle of the country lies the Red Zone – the vast rust-coloured desert shaped by dry river beds, withered mountains, and the legacy of explorers.

Australian Open 2016 promises to be the greatest, biggest and hottest event of the year! So, if you are sports fanatic or a travel reveller, kick-start your 2016 with the hottest Grand Slam of the year.

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