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Australian Open 2018

It’s been a week of tennis in our household, as the Australian Open at Melbourne Park started on Monday 15 January. I love, love, love the Australian Open (a feeling that has grown over our last five years here, when I first thought it was not as good as Wimbledon). When we first arrived in Melbourne and stayed with our awesome Airbnb host April, she had the tennis on non-stop on TV and we did get a grounds pass on one day. I just went back and re-read my post from way back in 2013, and the atmosphere and facilities seem to have improved a lot since then. The price of a grounds pass has increased in that time from $35 to $54, and that gets you in to all of the courts except for Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court. Of course, all the big names play on those two courts, but if you get a grounds pass early on in the tournament you can sometimes catch some of them playing on outside courts or at Hisense Arena, the third big court which is included in the entry of a grounds pass.
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