Around The World in 80 Tennis Tournaments - Page 9

RODLAVERARENA The most popular players such as Sharapova, Federer, Nadal, and Williams play in this arena, the main show court. Each day there is a day session, 2 women's matches and 1 men's, and a night session, 1 women's and 1 men's. Before the semi-finals, each round is played over 2 days. So if you have a favourite player they will play every OTHER day. The semi-finals are also played over two days. We recommend buying seats at the ends of the court (to avoid turning your head from side to side). This includes sections 1-2, 12-14, 24 and as you move further from the court sections 30 and 48. These sections also shield you from the Melbourne sun! MARGARETĀ COURTĀ ARENA The slightly less popular players compete on this court. In 2015, the 4th round clash between Bernard Tomic and Tomas Berdych was on this court. Best seats: sections 1-2, 9-11, 19-20, 30-31, and 41. GROUND PASS Includes entrance into the 10,000 seater Hisense Arena. Buy your ground pass for the first few days of the tournament. As the week progresses less and less singles matches are played on the outside courts. The matches also tend to be more competitive on the outer courts in the early rounds.