Australian Open 2021

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Scarlett Lutz, Writer

Australian Open 2021

By:Scarlett Lutz

 

 The 2021 australian open, is the first out of 4 grand slam tournaments each year, the tournament is held each year at, Melbourne park, in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian open, has become one of the biggest sporting events in the southern hemisphere, and holds both men and womens doubles, and singles, mixed doubles, junior tournaments, and wheelchair tennis.  Rod Laver arena, one of the largest stadiums at the Australian Open, can sit around 14,820 people. 

Defending Champion, Sofia Kenin, has already been eliminated from the tournament where she lost in the second round to Kaia Kanepi and mens defending champion, Novak Djokovic has made it to the semifinals, and will face Aslan Karatsev at 1:30am. 

23 time grand slam champion, Serena Williams will face 3rd seed Naomi Osaka in the semifinals, on Wednesday, the 17 at 8:00pm. Williams is trying to win her 24th grand slam title, at the moment, she is one behind margret, WIlliams in by far the most accomplished player int he open era. In 2017 Williams married Alexis Ohanian, not long after giving birth to their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who goes my Olympia. 

20 time grand slam champion, Rafael nadal lost in the quarterfinals to Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets, after winning the first two.