The #AusOpen aced it again in 2018 on and off the court, with emotional final victors in the men’s and women’s sides of the tournament, and raising the bar again for the Grand Slams on Twitter.
The women’s final went the distance in three sets, with @CaroWozniacki defeating world number one @Simona_Halep to claim her first ever Grand Slam victory. With the win, @CaroWozniacki reclaims the number one ranking.
Beyond the tournament champions, the #AusOpen always delivers a surprise star. This year saw the arrival on the big stage of @HyeonChung, the first Korean men’s player to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam before sadly succumbing to injury. To celebrate his success, he joined Twitter during the tournament, so give his shiny new account a follow now!
Here are the five most-mentioned women’s players during #AusOpen 2018, from start to finish:
And these are the most-mentioned men’s players over the two-week tournament:
This year, Twitter delivered better access than ever before, with @AustralianOpen live streaming two daily 90 minute behind the scenes and preview shows to give Twitter users a unique look at what goes on away from centre court.
Tennis fans could also stay in touch with the best of the #AusOpen wherever they were in the world by simply Retweeting or Liking a Tweet from @AustralianOpen to receive a Moment with the best Tweets from the biggest names in the world of tennis. Here’s the Moments review of the #AusOpen finals.
The local Australian broadcaster, Channel 7 delivered amazing on-court highlights and behind the scenes access for fans in Australia via @7Tennis.
The final word, as always, goes to the victors:
See you in Melbourne next year!