Australian Open 2018 wrap
Thrilling tournament ends after amazing displays of skill in both finals.
Monday 15 January – Sunday 28 January 2018
The 2018 Australian Open has concluded and what a final two days it was. A women’s final with so much more on the line than just the no. 1 ranking. A chance for two of the best women in tennis right now to secure a maiden grand slam victory.
Battling the hot and humid conditions of Summer in Melbourne, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki gave it their all. Some of the best tennis the world has ever seen with unbelievable shots being played by both women saw them both push beyond their physical and mental boundaries.
In the end, there could only be one winner, and after three gruelling sets Caroline Wozniacki can now call herself a grand slam winner.
The men’s final was no different. With all-time legend Roger Federer playing for a record 20th grand slam title, and Marin Cilic trying to stop the record maker in his tracks.
It was a match of high intensity, fast-paced tennis, with both men determined to show why they deserve to be the victor. Federer came out firing in the first set, before Cilic did in the second. They traded back and forth before the Suisse maestro showed supreme dominance in the fifth set, three hours after the first serve of the match, to claim a record breaking 20th grand slam title.
It wouldn’t be the Australian Open without some future stars breaking out and displaying their talent for the first time on the big stage. We cannot forget Korean Hyeon Chung who made it all the way to the semi-finals, and Elise Mertens from Belgium who did the same. British tennis is well and truly strong with up and comer Kyle Edmunds playing brilliantly throughout the tournament as well.
We hope you enjoyed the Australian Open as much as we did, we cannot wait for the 2019 edition.