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Australian Open
Offeecial wabsteid
Foondit1905
LocationMelbourne
Australie
VenueMelbourne Park
SurfaceGrass (1905–87)
Reboond Ace (1988–2007)
Plexicushion (2008–present)
Prize moneyA$30,000,000 (2013)[1]
Men's
Draw128S / 128Q / 64D
Current championsNovak Djokovic (singles)
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (doubles)
Maist singles titles6
Roy Emerson
Maist doubles titles10
Adrian Quist
Weemen's
Draw128S / 96Q / 64D
Current championsVictoria Azarenka (singles)
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (doubles)
Maist singles titles11
Margaret Court
Maist doubles titles12
Thelma Coyne Long
Mixed Doubles
Draw48
Current championsJarmila Gajdošová / Matthew Ebden
Maist titles (male)4
Harry Hopman
Colin Long
Maist titles (female)4
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long
Grand Slam

The Australian Open is a major tennis toornament held annually ower the last fortnicht o Januar in Melbourne, Australie. First held in 1905, the toornament is chronologically the first o the fower Grand Slam tennis events o the year – the ither three bein the French Open, Wimbledon an the US Open. It featurs men's an weemen's singles; men's, weemen's, an mixed doubles an junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends an exhibeetion events. Syne 1988 the toornament haes been played on haird coorts at Melbourne Park.

The Australian Open typically haes very heich attendance, seicont anly tae the US Open. It wis an aa the first Grand Slam toornament tae featur indoor play durin wet wather or extreme heat wi its twa primary coorts, the Rod Laver Arena an Hisense Arena, equipped wi retractable ruifs.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Prize Money". australianopen.com. Retrieved 10 January 2012.