The Australian Open

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The Australian Open

Every year my family and I go to watch the Australian Open in Melbourne. Last year we watched the women’s semi-final match between Steffi and Serena.

It was an exciting and extra special match for the family because my brother Daniel was a ball boy. Mum bought him new sneakers especially for the match. The stadium that day was packed. We watched Daniel excitedly as he waited beside the umpire on the tennis court, ready to scoop up tennis balls.

Serena had the first serve. She positioned herself at the baseline and took a deep breath in. She tossed the tennis ball up into the air and hit it with her tennis racket. The ball soared over the net to Steffi, who returned the serve with a brilliant forehand. Unfortunately for Steffi, the line judge called the ball out and Serena scored the first points of the game.

The game continued, but Serena’s luck ran out. Steffi was a strong opponent with a good backhand. In the end she won the match in two straight sets and the final score was 6–4, 7–5.

Reading Comprehension Questions

Read the text. Are the statements true or false.

  1. The family regularly watches tennis together.[In the text: Every year my family and I go to the Australian Open in Melbourne.]
  2. Many people were there to see Steffi play against Serena.[In the text: The stadium that day was packed.]
  3. Daniel picked up all the tennis balls near the umpire.[In the text: We watched Daniel excitedly as he waited beside the umpire on the tennis court, ready to scoop up tennis balls.]
  4. Serena’s first serve hit the net.[In the text: Serena had the first serve. She positioned herself at the baseline and took a deep breath in. She tossed the tennis ball up into the air and hit it with her tennis racket. The ball soared over the net to Steffi …]
  5. Even though she lost, Steffi played a good game.[In the text: Steffi was a strong opponent with a good backhand.]

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