We are near the end of our trip now but before we leave Australia I get to fulfill one of my dreams of attending all four tennis grand slams before I die!! So we checked off the first one in Melbourne when we attended the first round of the Australian Open. It was so much fun to be there in person and see the tennis live. For the first match, we got to see Rodger Federer play and easily win his match (he ended up winning the whole tournament). Next we got to see Amelie M. (she's french) take on a great young competitor (Amelie also ended up winning the tournament on the women's side). Then we headed outside and watched several matches on the surrounding courts as well as head over to the 'Autograph Island" and get Mary Pierce's autograph! We weren't done yet though and we headed back inside the arena and watched the end of the very exciting 5 set game with Leyton Hewitt, who is from Australia. He actually pulled it off only to lose in the 2nd round.
What a great day of tennis! I can't wait to go to the next tournament!
megan and neil