On a day full of performances, in Adelaide, the great protagonists of ATP and WTA Tours such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are finally back on the court, with the crowd that filled the stands of the stadium.
In the women's exhibition, Simona Halep beat home-crowd tennis star Ashleigh Barty in the super tiebreak of the third set, who returned to court after missing most of 2020. The match ended with the final result of 3-6 6-1 10-8.
The two tenists both showed excellent form, alternating super shots with some mistakes. But both seem ready to play the highly anticipated Australian Open in Melbourne, which will begin on February 8th, with the likely presence of the crowd in the stands of the courts.
We have to recall that in the other challenge, Serena Williams beat the the Japanese Naomi Osaka with the final score of 6-2 2-6 10-7 in three sets, again after the super tie-break.