Events

Serve up the best of the #AusOpen on Twitter

By Olly Wilton
Monday, 14 January 2019

The first Grand Slam of the year is off and running from Melbourne! Anticipation is higher than ever this year as @serenawilliams attempts to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, while in the man’s, Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) and @rogerfederer, both have their eyes on a record seventh #Auspen title at Melbourne Park.

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As hype has built, these have been the most mentioned women’s and men’s single players on Twitter since the start of 2019.

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As the action on the court heats up, Twitter will be the best place to keep up with and talk about what’s happening as the world’s best tennis players slug it out for #AusOpen glory.

#AusOpen emojis

Dive into the conversation using the official hashtag #AusOpen and you’ll see a special Twitter emoji just for the tennis. Check out all the Aussie summer of tennis emojis that you can use to add a little colour to your Tweets.

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#AusOpen events page

To help you keep up to date with all the action from Melbourne Park, we’ve created a special Australian-first event page where you can explore the latest news, must-see highlights and the can’t-miss moments from the #AusOpen.

You can access the #AusOpen event page via this Tweet.

 

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If you’ve previously engaged with tennis content on Twitter, you’ll also see a link to the pages at the top of your timeline, or you can search #AusOpen in the Explore tab.

The event page has loads of great #AusOpen contet to explore under three timelines to serve all your Twitter tennis needs:  Recap, Top Commentary, and Latest.

The page also features a Tweet prompt at the bottom that is pre-populated with the #AusOpen hashtag, so that you can jump right into the conversation.

AO Live shows

Away from the court, @AustralianOpen will also be hosting three lives shows every single day of the #AusOpen featuring interviews with players, celebrity fans and more, action from the practice courts, highlights from the previous day, previews and analysis.

AO Live show times are as follows:

  • AO Extra Morning Show – 9.30-11am AEDT/5:30-7pm ET daily
  • AO Extra Live Lunch – 1-2pm AEDT/9-10pm ET daily
  • AO Extra Evening Show – 6.30-7.05pm AEDT/2-3:05am ET daily

Best of the #AusOpen

Want your #AusOpen recaps served up in a nice little package? Simply Retweet or like this Tweet and we’ll deliver a wrap of all the best Tweets and reactions direct to your notifications after each round of play.

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#AusOpen highlights

Throughout the tournament, the @AustralianOpen Twitter account will be Tweeting bite-sized video highlights of every hot shot and major moments from Melbourne Park, all available to tennis fans around the world.  

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Locally, 2019 welcomes a new #AusOpen Australan broadcaster in @wwos, and they’ll be making sure tennis lovers don’t miss the best action, interviews and more with exclusive Tweet video highlights and content throughout the #AusOpen.

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@ollywilton

Olly Wilton

‎@ollywilton‎

Partnerships Manager, Twitter