January looks at the tennis season in the life of Melbourne's burning hardwood courts. The first Grand Slam in 2019 sees world number one Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for his third consecutive title and the seventh Australian Open. He faces fierce resistance from defending champion Roger Federer while Rafah Nadal strives for his first Down Under triumph since 2009. Good or bad.
On the part of women, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she strives for number 24 of the Grand Slam. Caroline Voznjacki and US Open winner Naomi Osaka.