The Australian Open 2010 is knocking at the door. The first Grand Slam event of the season is 5 days away. With stars arriving in Melbourne and most of them already appearing on the practice courts the big question is, who will win the Aussie Open?
The Women’s Singles tournament is announced to be more spectacular than ever, having numerous title contenders. Kim Clijsters is maintaining solid form after winning the US Open 2009 and celebrating a perfect comeback to her professional tennis career.
Serena Williams is the defending title holder and is always a strong candidate for the title. She lost the US Open semifinal against Clijsters and she is aiming for revenge, especially now when she looks to defend her World Number 1 spot.
Next on the list seems to be Dinara Safina. The Russian, former World Number 1, has failed to win a Grand Slam event so far. However she seems able to do it and one can never know when she will succeed.
There is also Maria Sharapova. The Russian star returns to the Australian Open. The former 2008 Champion missed to defend her title last year, because of the shoulder injury. Masha holds though a run of 7 wins in a row.
Justine Henin is another ‘fresh’ arrival at the Australian Open 2010. The Belgian star has returned to the tennis world after 1 year and a half of break. She played great in Brisbane last weekend and almost defeated Clijsters for the trophy.
The Men’s Singles tournament, surly the most spectacular tournament of the Australian Open, is also wide open. Rafael Nadal is the title defender. He produced a dream run in 2009, but later knee injuries took a tool on the Spaniard. Nadal seems to have regained his rhythm though just in time for the Aussie Open.
Roger Federer is of course another huge favorite. However, Roger last won a title in 2007, at the Melbourne Park. He just failed last year as Nadal proved himself to powerful for the Swiss Champion. With 2 Grand Slams won in 2009 out of 4, Federer is for many the main favorite.
Andy Murray has never won a Grand Slam event. He definitely showed that he has potential to do it and the 2010 Australian Open might be his wake-up call. Other favorites are 2009 US Open Champion, Juan Martin Del Potro and 2008 Aussie Open Champion, Juan Martin Del Potro. Keep in touch with all the Aussie Open events by watching live tennis online.