Saturday, 31 January 2015
Action for the last day: Australian Opens 2015
The only Grand Slam held Down Under, the Australian Opens is coming to a close. It is the middle of the Australian summer at this point of time there. Prize money amounts to Aus. $40 million, roughly amounts to $32 million in American dollars. First prize winners take home $2.5 million American dollars each. First round losers receive Aus$34,500.
Stan Wawrinka stumbled on his way to his title defense in the Australian Opens 2015, on Friday January 30. His nemesis was the terrible Djoker who won in 5 sets at the Rod Laver Arena. He will meet the winner of the other semifinals, Andy Murray who beat Berdych. Tomas Berdych hired former coach of Murray., Vallverdu and this seemed to have sparked off some tension during the match.
Murray beat the Czech 6-7, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the final where he will meet Djokovic. Djokovic won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to reach the final. This will be Djokovic’s id to win the fifth crown at the Australian Open, something no one else has done so far.
In the women’s final, Sharapova will clash with Serena Williams. Sharapova is trying the end the dominance of the Williams sisters. Australian Open opened its doors to professional tennis players from 1969 a year after the other 3 Grand Slam tournaments become Open tournaments. Australian tournament was first conducted in 1905. It lost popularity because players had to travel over the sea and this consumed enormous amounts of time and effort.