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Australian OpenAustralian Open

The Australian Open / The Grand Slam of Asia Pacific is major hard court tennis tournament, which started in 1905. The competition currently held at Melbourne Park, in Australia.

Men's Singles Women's Singles

Surface

Grass (1905-1987), Rebound Ace (1988-2007), Plexicushion Prestige (2008-)

Venue

Warehouseman's Cricket Ground (1905), Hagley Park (1906), Auchenflower Courts (1907, 1915), Sydney Cricket Ground (1908), Zoo(logical Gardens) 1909, Adelaide Oval Courts (1910, 1920), Albert Reserve (1911), Hastings Lawn Tennis Club (1912), Mueller Park (1913), Albert Cricket Ground (1914), Double Bay Ground (1919), Kitchener Park (1921), White City Tennis Club (1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970-1971), Milton Tennis Centre (1923), Albert Ground (1924), Memorial Drive (1926, 1929, 1932, 1936, 1938, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967), Kooyong Stadium At The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club (1927, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1972-1987), Milton Courts (1956, 1960, 1964, 1969), National Tennis Centre At Flinders Park (1988-1995), Melbourne Park (1996-present)

Eras

Australasian Championship (1905-1926), Australian Championship (1927-1968) Australian Open (1969-present)

History

Since 2019, Australian Open organizers have moved to spare players from fatigue by introducing a tie-break at 6-6 in the fifth set and, for an extra slice of variation, will use the slightly expanded first-to-10-points version seen in doubles matches.

Australian Open
„...we start the year on the other side of the world, at the Australian Open, and then just chase the sun.”
by Andre Agassi

President

W. H. Forrest (1906-1909)
P. B. Colouhoun (1909-1926)
Sir Norman E. Brookes (1926-1955)
Donald M. Ferguson (1955-1960)
Norman W. Strange O.B.E. (1960-1965)
C. A. Edwards C.B.E. (1965-1969)
Wayne. V. Reid O.B.E. (1969-1977)
Brian R. Tobin (1977-1989)
Geoff N. Pollard (1989-2010)
Stephen Healy (October 2010-April 2017)
Chris Freeman (April 2017 - October 2017)
Jayne Hrdlicka (October 2017 - present)