21 January 2012

Day 6 at the 2012 Australian Open

Today, 80,000 people attended the Australian Open - amazing! The grounds passes sold out as did Rod Laver Arena and Hisense during the day - tennis is loved!

I stayed away during the day and attended just one match - Serena Williams vs Greta Arn. Serena is my top fave on the WTA and I hadn't seen her play in Melbourne since 2008, when she lost to Jankovic in the quarterfinals. Last year I was gutted that she was out injured so I had to go see her play at least once at the Aussie Open.

Greta Arn had upset Dominika Cibulkova in the second round but she could do nothing to win points from Serena. It was very one-sided and Serena advanced to the fourth round 6-1 6-1. During her pre-match interview, Greta said Serena was the player of the century and it was a privilege to play her. Such respect! The two actually had a nice exchange after they shook hands and it was lovely to see.

Some photos:

This was after Serena missed a smash on set point. Ha!

Had an amazing seat (yes that's my foot)

Lovely night - view of city over Margaret Court Arena

Crowds watch Hewitt/Raonic in Garden Square

Big crowds in the Heineken Bar

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