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The @AustralianOpen is back to light up 2017

By Jonno Simpson
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The world’s best tennis players have landed Down Under for another sizzling summer of #AusOpen, and this year Twitter will bring you closer to what’s happening at the first Grand Slam of 2017.

With the game’s elite competing in Australia throughout the summer, the #AusOpen always puts on a treat for tennis fans around the world.

The players are fired up to be back on the circuit and heading to Australia:

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Roger Federer even took fans into his training session live via Periscope:

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The @AustralianOpen is just as glad to have them:

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Dive into the conversation using the official hashtag: #AusOpen and you’ll even see a special Twitter Emoji just for the tennis! Check out all the Aussie summer of tennis emojis that you can use in your Tweets.

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While emojis are cool, this year we’ve gone even bigger and have launched a series of Twitter Stickers for the tournament!

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Simply upload a photo to your Tweet and add a range of Australian Open stickers to add some fun to your photos. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam in the world to get their very own Twitter Stickers.

To keep up to speed with the tournament, start by following @AustralianOpen. They provide amazing access and insights throughout the tournament. Not only will they be sharing all the scores, stats and commentary, their account Tweets videos and photos, and gives you access to your favourite players with daily Twitter takeovers.

To get a taste for what you’ll see, here’s a look at what they did last year:

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The next account you must follow is @7Tennis. They will be Tweeting huge amount of amazing video content from every court and behind the scenes. You won’t miss a thing if you give them a follow and keep an eye on #7Tennis.

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And now that you’re following @AustralianOpen and @7Tennis, check out the official Twitter list of all the players. You won’t want to miss out on Tweets like these:

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If you’re lucky enough to grab a seat at Melbourne Park and catch a match, head down to the #AOSocialPark to discover all things #AusOpen online. You may even catch one of your favourite players and celebs being interviewed in our brand new Australian Open #BlueRoom!

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Finally, every tournament loves a hometown hero, and with hot shots like these, the Aussies will be backing top local hope @NickKyrgios to deliver the goods.

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@JonnoSimpson

Jonno Simpson

‎@JonnoSimpson‎

Director of Sports Marketing, Twitter