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Women’s Tennis, 2017 Australian Open, Melbourne, Superb!

Girl’s tennis is a wonderful and vibrant world to live in.

As of this December 30, 2016 writing, the 2017 Australian Open promises to showcase some very talented female tennis players.

One of the most exciting is the current world’s number one ranked player.

Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in women’s singles tennis by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Having made her professional debut in 2003, she rose to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open, at which time she was ranked no. 92 in the world.

She achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 1 on September 12, 2016, becoming the twenty-second and oldest player to achieve the number one ranking for the first time, also as the first new number one player since Victoria Azarenka in 2012.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Kerber won an Olympic silver medal while representing Germany.

The 2017 Australian Open is a tennis tournament that will take place at Melbourne Park between 16–29 January 2017.

It is the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The tournament will consist of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments.

As in previous years, this year’s tournament’s title sponsor is Kia.

Here is fantastic news. The informative global UK site bbc.com reports, “The Australian Open has increased prize money to record levels for 2017, with the focus on those players beaten in the early rounds of the tournament.

The total prize fund is up 14% on 2016 at 50m Australian dollars (£29.4m), with the singles champions to each receive A$3.7m (£2.2m).

First-round losers will earn A$50,000 (£29,360), up 39%, while prize money across qualifying is up 39%.”

For many of us, this sunny masterpiece that is performed in Melbourne is one of our favorite of the year.

Let’s turn our attention to an engaging writer who expands our appreciation for the region that hosts it.

Melbourne – Australia’s Dynamic Capital

By Douglas H Wise

Since childhood I always wanted to visit Australia and being a frequent traveler, this year I chose to travel to Melbourne the dynamic capital city of Australia. I love outdoor activities, wonderful entertainment, rich historical culture and fine arts; amazingly Melbourne has all of them.

So without any second thoughts, I made my decision and booked mine and my wife’s business class flights to Melbourne. This city has something for everyone; as much as I loved outdoor activities my wife loved arts and historical culture. So this was our perfect holiday trip. Here is the list of amazing places we visited in Melbourne.

State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is the backbone of Melbourne’s fictional scene since the year 1854 in which it was established. In the year 2008 it earned the achievement of being titled as the UNESCO city of Literature. This library has more than two million books in its collection. In 1913 the epicenter of the library the octagonal La Trobe reading room was completed, where several intellectual writers of Melbourne come to write down their works.

Queen Victoria Market

It’s very difficult to stay away from the market when travelling with a lady. Same happened in my case, and to my wife’s delight she loved to shop in Queen Victoria Market. This open air market is located in the southern-hemisphere and has more than 600 traders selling their goods here. Here the Melbourners sniff out fresh products like fruits and veggies for their delicious Australian cuisines. In this market you will find all kinds of food items from wines, truffle oils, fishes, Greek dips to soft cheese.

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens is the finest botanic gardens in the world and are Melbourne’s best attractions. Located beside the Yarra River the exquisitely designed gardens comprise of several plants from around the globe and pervasive Australian flora. You will love the mini-ecosystems, succulents and cacti area as well as the home-grown rainforest. I and my wife spend some real quality time here.

Philip Island Little Penguins Parade

For years I have been fascinated by the Philip Island Penguin parade but this time seeing it in reality was a thrilling experience. Philip Island has the largest colony of Penguins, people travel to this island to watch these penguins emerge from the sea, feed their young and interact vocally with each other.


The award-winning Attica restaurant was the one place I really wanted to dine at in Australia. This restaurant serves amazing dishes of Ben Shewry you will get to taste delicious Australian cuisine here at this fine diner.

Yarra Valley Wine and Vineyard Tour

The most amazing part of our trip was the Yarra Valley vineyard tour. Visiting the regions four best wineries was simply amazing, Yering Station, Yering Farm, DomaineChandon and Balgowine Estate. Over the lunch we got a chance to taste some of the finest wines and also experienced the most picturesque landscapes of Australia.[adToAppearHere]

Traveling to Melbourne Australia was an amazing experience of our lives and starting the journey with our business class flight to Melbourne turned it into the best one.

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OPENING PHOTO  By By Mike McCune from Portland


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