Amelie is back!

Entering Perth Arena today I immediately noticed somebody who has not been around for about six months. Amelie Mauresmo was there on court with Andy Murray for the warm-up. Andy certainly doesn´t belong to the chauvinist “women players are fat lazy pigs” men. She has often talked publicly very admiringly about various female players. And … Continue reading

Big arena, little atmosphere

Today I watched some live tennis here in Perth finally. I had chances since Saturday, but I just didn´t want to take them. Why? Simply because this type of  tournament just doesn´t appeal to me. You know beforehand that you have nowhere else to go if the match on a main arena doesn´t fulfill expectations. … Continue reading

The significant other brings trouble

Today I finally decided to buy another ticket for the Hopman Cup besides that France-Spain match next Friday.  I went for the Australia vs. Italy match on the New Years Eve, mainly because of the atmosphere the Australian presence might bring.  But the atmosphere around the Perth Arena was not so enthusiastic today. The organizers … Continue reading

What´s up, Hopman Cup?

Having bought Hisense arena series tickets for the Australian Open last week, this week I was looking forward to purchase some individual tickets for the Hopman Cup. The mixed teams tournament is played two weeks before the start of the Australian Open. It is the kind of tournament I don´t even consider buying a weekly … Continue reading