Tickets on sale for entertainment-focused Australian Open

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Tickets for January’s Australian Open (AO) went on sale yesterday (Thursday) with the Grand Slam tennis tournament set to be played over 15 days, and additional entertainment offerings and fan activations planned for ‘Opening Week’.

Australian Open organisers introduced Opening Week for this year’s event, to turn the tennis tournament into a three-week festival of sport and entertainment. 

An expanded Opening Week will include AO Qualifying and daily Open Practice sessions at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, four exhibition and charity matches, giveaways and a ‘Kids Tennis Day’.

The main draw will commence on Sunday, January 14, and guests will be able to enjoy the tennis action, as well as a courtside bar, a new-look Garden Square, an AO superstore and an expanded wheelchair draw. 

Rounding off the tournament will be a four-day finals festival, expanding into John Cain Arena, from January 25-28 featuring international and national music artists. 

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: “We are looking forward to a three-week extravaganza of tennis and entertainment, with Opening Week bringing fans closer to the action than ever and giving unprecedented access to the top players as we lead into an historic Sunday start.”