The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.
The Australian Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is held annually in Melbourne, Australia, in January. The tournament was first held in 1905 and was originally known as the Australasian Championships. It became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969. Since 1987, it has been played on hard courts at Melbourne Park.
History of the Australian Tennis Open
The Australian Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held every year in late January or early February. It began in 1905 as the Australasian Championships, before becoming the Australian Championships in 1927 and then the Australian Open in 1969. It is played at Melbourne Park and was the first of the Grand Slam tournaments to be played on a hard court surface. The tournament is managed by Tennis Australia and consists of men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; junior’s championships; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events.
The prize money for the 2020 tournament totaled AUD$71 million, with AUD$6.5 million going to the winner of both the men’s and women’s singles competition. The event has been held at Melbourne Park since 1988 after moving from Kooyong Stadium where it had been held since 1972. Between 1924 and 1986 it was alternately held in Adelaide and Melbourne. It became a joint event between these two cities in 1972 before being fully relocated to Melbourne in 1987.
When is the Australian Tennis Open?
The Australian Tennis Open is held every year in January, and is the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The tournament is held at Melbourne Park, and draws the biggest names in tennis from around the world.
What Happens at the Australian Tennis Open?
The Australian Tennis Open is one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar. It is a grand slam tournament that is held every year in Melbourne, Australia. The event is played on hard courts and attracts some of the best players in the world.
The tournament is played over two weeks in January and February. The main draw consists of 128 players, with 64 men and 64 women. There are also qualifying rounds that take place before the main draw, which determine the final places in the draw.
Players compete for prize money and ranking points at the Australian Tennis Open. The winner of the men’s singles event receives $2.6 million, while the winner of the women’s singles event receives $2.4 million. In total, there is over $40 million in prize money up for grabs at the tournament.
As well as being a major tennis event, the Australian Tennis Open is also a major social occasion. The tournament is held during Australia’s summer school holidays, so many people come to Melbourne to watch the tennis and enjoy the city’s attractions.
The Australian Open is held every year in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament is usually scheduled for the last two weeks of January.