Tennis Today: Australian Open to slash ticket prices and Eugenie Bouchard pokes fun at haters

Shahida Jacobs
Eugenie Bouchard smiling

In Tennis Today, good news for those who plan on attending next year’s Australian Open while Eugenie Bouchard has plenty of fun in the Dead Sea.

What’s on the site
Let’s start with your weekend winners with a couple of upsets over in Asia as Nikoloz Basilashvili stunned Juan Martin del Potro in the China Open final.

In Tokyo, qualifier Daniil Medvedev beat local hero Kei Nishikori in the Japan Open final.

Caroline Wozniacki, though, made sure there was no upset in the WTA China Open final.

The 2019 season is just around the corner and here is our Top 10: Andy Murray and other tennis stars who need to bounce back next year.

Injuries are starting to take its toll with US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulling out of the Hong Kong Open while Juan Martin del Potro is in a race against time to be fit for the Shanghai Masters.

Finally, if you still have a few minutes to spare after finishing Tennis Today, then do take our test your knowledge on the history of the Shanghai Masters.

What’s in the news
Good news coming from Down Under with the Herald Sun (via 9News as the Herald Sun story is behind pay wall) reporting that ticket prices for the 2019 Australian Open will be reduced.

“The starting price of a centre court seat will be cut by $15 during the day and $20 at night.

“Additionally, entry-level tickets to the men’s final in 2019 will be $110 cheaper than the 2018 price of $415, while the women’s final will cost $148 per seat, $55 cheaper than in 2018.”

The man accused of stabbing two-time Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova in 2016 has been charged with assault, reports Reuters.

What’s on social media
What a welcome for Djokovic on the practice courts in Shanghai.

Eugenie Bouchard gets a mud bath in the Dead Sea.


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This is the ultimate face/body mask ???? I’ll let you know if it works…. One of the coolest experiences of my life. So grateful.

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But this one brought out a chuckle.


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Found something saltier than the haters

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A special plane for Kei Niskhikori.


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🇯🇵🛫👍#JetKei on way to Shanghai with the team. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 @japanairlines_jal

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How brilliant is this? You can stay in Agnieszka Radwanska’s hotel, AGA Tenis Apartments by Radwanska.

If you are planning a visit to Krakow, then here is the link.

What’s on TV
ATP Shanghai Masters
06:00-15:00 (Monday and Tuesday)
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action

WTA Hong Kong Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1