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Ana Ivanovic plays a shot at the ASB Classic Newmarket Exhibition Match.

Let’s see what the players have been up to ahead of the Australian Open.

The first tennis Grand Slam of 2016, the Australian Open, gets underway on Monday 18 Januaryat 02:00, live in HD on SS6.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams return to defend their respective titles against worthy opponents. Aside from the opposition, the heat is another factor that the tennis aces will have to deal with throughout the tournament.

Let’s see what the players have been getting up to before the Australian Open. Judging by their posts on Twitter, they have been having a jolly good time. 


Caroline Wozniacki has been practicing her aces before the start of the tournament. The 25-year-old will be looking to improve on her WTA singles ranking of 18.

 

 


Ana Ivanovic announced her arrival with a black and white snap. Needless to say, she is as beautiful as ever.

 

 


As laid back as ever, Novak Djokovic is happy about his return to Oz.

 

 

In other news, Roger Federer travelled in style to get to Melbourne.

 

 

Melbourne is a home away from home for most tennis stars. Japan’s Kei Nishikori is nice and comfy and ready to rumble.

 

Anyone want to trade places with Garbine Muguruza? That’s truly a breath-taking view.

 

 


Now we know that Petra Kvitova is a veggies kinda girl.

 

 

Victoria Azarenka enjoys her tennis practice sessions – another tough day at the office?

 

 


Stanislas Wawrinka and Djokovic don’t mind practicing together. The friendship will be on hold once the tournament starts.

 

 

Rafa has no issues with the scorching temperatures.

 

Another nice view from Melbourne; this time around from Tomas Berdych’s hotel room. Good morning to you too mate.

 

It’s nice to know that Eugenie Bouchard is not afraid to do the manual labour.

 

 

Catch the morning session of the Australian Open available on DStv Premium on Monday 18 January on SS6 between 02:10 and 10:00, and the night session between 10:00 and 17:00. Read up on Kevin's Australian Open diary on supersport.com. 

The first Grand Slam of 2016 will also be available via live video streaming on supersport.com and on DStv Now.