Australian Open Fun Facts

Interesting trivia about the Australian Open

  1. Serena Williams won her record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne in 2017 against her sister Venus. Both of whom were keeping the secret that Serena was pregnant!
  2. The longest Grand Slam final ever played happened in Melbourne in 2012. An epic battle of 5 hours 53 minutes between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ended with the Serb eventually winning.
  3. The tournament used to be played in several cities across Australia, but from 1987 has always been played in Melbourne.
  4. 40,000 tennis balls are used every year in this tournament
  5. 49 nations were represented among the 256 players competing in main draw singles. USA was most represented with 21 players.
  6. The tournament was known as 'The Australian Championships' before it became the ‘Australian Open’ in 1969
  7. The opening Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open was founded in 1905. The tournament will take place from 15 Jan - 28 Jan, 2018.
  8. Host city Melbourne saves its best for the Australian Open, with an array of art, culture and music events adding to the atmosphere.
  9. Australian Open 2009 was the warmest event on record, with the average daily maximum 95F/34.7C; the coolest was in 1986, when temperature averaged just 74F/22.5C; and the wettest day was in 1963, 4.25 inches/108mm of rain fell on Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
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Australian Open 2018 Official Tour Packages

You can get tickets & accommodation and even a customized vacation around the Australian Open 2018! We are the Official Tour Operator to the Australian Open. Check out some of our Australian Open 2018 Offical Tour Packages here. Any of these can be modified to suit your interest, budget and timeframe.

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