Tennis: Australian Open
In between trips to the beach and barbecue nights, the Australian Open has become synonymous with the holidays. Today, the tournament kicks off and excitement is in the air as a new women’s champ is assured with 2017 winner Serena Williams missing the tournament. Who will shine brightest in her absence? Ashleigh Barty will certainly have the local support. On the men’s side of the draw, Roger Federer will be keen to defend his title, but will face plenty of challengers, including Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios, fresh off his first ATP title on home soil in the Brisbane International.