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News & Media for Pre-tournament

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Tennis stars bounce around Melbourne


Handing out ice-cream, meeting the locals and the odd cocktail party - all in a day's work for a tennis player!

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The final hurdle


Everything was put on the line as players battled it out in the final round of AO2018 qualifying matches 

Bernard Tomic is through to the final round of qualifying Australian Open Bernard Tomic

One step closer to the main draw


Aspiring qualifiers did battle in the remaining men's and women's singles second round qualifying matches

Caroline Wozniacki is knocking on the door of world No.1 again

Stepping up to the mic


Spectacular displays at Rod Laver Arena


Crowded house for player practices


Players put the finishing touches on their AO2018 preparations in front of a large audience at Melbourne Park

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Stars step out in Melbourne


Some of tennis' stars took time away from Melbourne Park to let their hair down at the Accor Hotels AO2018 Player Par

Colourful scenes for Kids Tennis Day


Kids took in the sights and sounds around Melbourne Park on the annual Kids Tennis Day

Ball Kids, Australian Open 2018

Rain, rain, go away

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Raising the roof in practice

Rafael Nadal

Nadal and Thiem gear up for AO2018

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The stage is set for AO2018

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Qualifying continues

Venus Williams practice session Australian Open 2018

Practice heats up


Tie Break Tens tantalises fans