The yearly tradition

Every year we do a day out at the Australian Open. It's become one of our summer rituals.  We watch the players slog it out and try to perfect our spectating skills.  Anyone for an ice cream?  Yep it's a long day for us... Years ago we used to fork out quite a considerable amount to watch a game on Rod Laver Arena but then we stumbled across the appeal of having just a day (ground) pass.  If you head to see the tennis in the first week, you are guaranteed of seeing captivating games on the outer (smaller) courts which are all accessible with the day pass.  You can come and go as you please, go between the various courts depending on the play schedule and sit wherever you want. This is the real benefit of course because you can get uber lucky and find yourself in the best seats, directly next to all the action for minimal cost.  

This year we made a bee line for Margaret Court (on day 4) to see Tipsarevic verse Benneteau in the third round. A brilliant five set match which was compelling to watch right to the very end.  We also happened to score court side seats adjoining the players box, peering over to where the players enter the court.  What a result!  Only thing is, come the end of the game, these seats are always the ones where you get trampled on by every eager fan who is desperate to get their tennis idols autograph. Some people squeeze past others literally jump you standing on the edges of the seats.  Being in the thick of it was definitely a unique experience. It was brilliant in its own way to be a part of all the excitement and energy.  Here's a bit of a photo journal of our day.





Photographs by Tom


17 comments:

  1. How fun! I so wish I could attend the AO. Looks like a great day.

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  2. Great photos - looks like you were really close to it! :)


    Love your casual outfit with the printed shirt too :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  3. I love tennis - about to go to play later today. I probably would be one of those crazy fans desperately elbowing everyone around just to get a close glimpse of my favorites :-). lucky girl to go to Australian Open!

    www.azrakunworld.com

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  4. Wow! Amazing pics! You really managed to capture the action in these pictures! I love tennis and it looks so cool to be there. Also, you look great, love your outfit!

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    1. Thanks Kayin. I can't take credit for these gorgeous shots. They are all my bf's :)

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  5. Great photos and sounds like this would have totally been so much fun! Perfect casual look for a day watching tennis! :)

    xxTheresa

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    1. Thanks Theresa. I'm pretty fortunate that I get to take Tom everywhere with me to capture all the good times :)

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  6. I love your outfit!!! :D

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  7. Wonderful tradition and great photos! Glad you enjoyed a brilliant match and you looked fabulous doing it. I really want to attend the US Open one of these years.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. The US Open would be brilliant. I hope you get there soon too.

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  8. Love your shoes, got the same hihi! ;)

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

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  9. i really want to go to the aussie open! have to make it a point to next year ;) lovely photos!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  10. These pictures are beautiful! I'm a big tennis fan and I went to Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but my dream would be to do the Grand Slam, at least as a visitor! Your outfit was lovely!

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  11. Wow, Tom took incredible photos! I felt as if I was there. Great job, Tom! I feel guilty that I didn't even bother getting tickets to the Olympic Games. I'm sure it would've been a great experience. You look chic and cool in the hot heat.

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  12. amazing photos!!! so jealous, i always mean to go to the australian open but we never get there!

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