In 2019, the month of January is going to be enticing for all the tennis lovers worldwide. It is because the next Grand Slam tennis Australian Open is going to take place on 14th to 27th January in Melbourne. There will be Tennis matches of singles, doubles and event mixes. This is the 107th year of the tournament, Hindi season junior players and wheelchair place will be facing singles and doubles matches.
This is one of the most important Tennis tournaments in international level. Every tennis lover waits for these two weeks of excitement and brilliant game.
Initially, Australian Open was organized by the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia. Later the organization names tennis Australia took the responsibility of the tournament. The very first tournament was played in the year 1905 in the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground located in Melbourne.
- At first the tournament it was titled as the Australasian Championships.
- Later it was named as Australian Championships.
- Finally got the name Australian Open in 1969.
Places Where the Tournament Has Been Played
There are a number of cities in which the tournament has been played.
- In Melbourne, Australian Open was staged for 55 times.
- The tournament got the proper honor in 1924. After this, it got recognition as one of the most major Tennis tournaments.
- In 1969, the tournament was staged in Brisbane comma on the Milton Courts.
It is a very great initiative to divide the prize amount of Australian Open between women’s and men’s singles. It has been calculated that a total amount of AUD $60,000,000 has been decided to be awarded to the winners.