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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The 2017 Australian Open

2017 Australian Open
The 2017 Australian Open was a special tournament due to the fact that four old legends, each toward the end of their tennis careers, were finally able to face off again. For the past few years, those four players have been consistently defeated and replaced by younger, newer players who were rising up into their peak performance. Yet, at the 2017 Australian Open, we finally saw Roger Federer compete against Rafael Nadal for the Men’s final! It was a huge surprise, as Nadal had been out of competitive play for months, and Federer has not been doing as well as he did before. Serena Williams battled Venus Williams for the Women’s championship, an amazing and equally surprising occurrence. Venus had been falling out of her prime time, and to see her play for the championship was revolutionary.

The 2017 Australian Open was a revival of the clash of rivalry between both Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal and Serena against her sister Venus. Both Federer and Nadal had been injured in the past year, and after taking a break from professional tennis were stomping out competition that had defeated them last year. After a close, long fought match that almost lasted 5 hours, Roger Federer prevailed against Rafael Nadal to take the championship!

Serena defeated her sister Venus in a close match, finally assuming the title of world champion yet again. As sisters and also the best of the best, they have always had a rivalry between them that had begun earlier than Federer had even known Nadal. The former champions had retaken their thrones against their long standing rivals, making the 2017 Australian Open a memorable visit of years before that we may never come across again.

If you want to watch tennis live, there are grand slams including: the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, all coming up this spring. You can watch these tournaments live online for free! Hopefully we’ll be able to watch exciting matches just like in the Australian Open in the months to come.

Post Written by Howard W., Homework Assistant

Source: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/18577175/australian-open-2017-hard-remember-more-significant-slam

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