Reference Book. 1877 - 2019
History of the Australian Open starts in 1905 on the lawns of the Warehousemans Cricket Club.
In 1927 tennis tournament became known as Australian Championships and only in 1969 it got his official title - Australian Open.
In 1905-1927 Championships hold five Australian cities - Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and two New Zealand cities - Christchurch (1906), Hastings (1912).
The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne became the next home of the Australian Open in 1972-1987.
In 1988 Australian Open established a new home at Flinders Park (since 1996 - Melbourne Park) and attendance increase almost twice.
In 2000 Centre Court got name of Australian tennis legend - Rod Laver Arena.
All time Australian Open Winners
The next Australian Open Tennis Championships will be held from January 20 to Febuary 2, 2020.
The first tennis tournament was held on the courts of l'Ile de Puteaux in Paris in 1891 as one-day national championship.
Only French players and players from Francais clubs took part in tournament, but first winner was H. Briggs from England.
In 1925 French Tennis Federation decided to open the championship for the best foreign players.
When in 1927 the French Musketeers, Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet and Rene Lacoste beat USA in The Davis Cup it was required a new stadium to be built to host the following year's return match.
The French Tennis Federation allocated the area of three hectares near Porte d'Auteuil and their requirement was to name the new stadium as Roland Garros
in honor of the former member of the Stade Francais club, aviator, who was the first man who flew over the Mediterranean.
In 1968 French Open became the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis's Open Era and the first Open Era champions became Ken Rosewall and Nancy Richey.
In 2001 centre court got name of the former president of the French Tennis Federation - Court Philippe Chatrier.
All time French Open Winners
The next French Open tennis tournament will be held from May 24 to June 7, 2020.
In 1877 on the area of the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club the history of the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world began.
It's first ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon.
The competition had only 22 male participants and the first winner was Spencer Gore.
The Men's Doubles event was added in 1879, Women's Singles in 1884, and the Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 1913.
In 1905 May Sutton of the United States became the first Women's Singles overseas winner
and Norman Brookes of Australia in 1907 won first Men's Singles as international player.
In 1922 new ground in Church Road was opened by King George V.
New Centre Court had a capacity of 14 thousand people.
The Royal Box of Centre Court seats 75 people and is used for royalty and celebrities, who got official invitation from the Chairman of the Club.
In 2009 the new retractable roof was built on Centre Court which enable all weather play during The Championships.
In 2010 the longest match in tennis history took place at Wimbledon. John Isner of USA beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68 after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days.
All time Wimbledon winners
The next Wimbledon Championships will be held from June 29 to July 12, 2020.
The first tennis tournament for men was held at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1881 and was known as U.S. National Championships.
Only players from clubs who were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter.
In 1887 the first official U.S. Women's National Singles Championship was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Men and women competed at different cities before 1968 when five major events -
Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles moved to new location - West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.
Since 1968 Championship became known as U.S. Open.
In 1978 tournament moved to its current location - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
The Centre Court is located at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after tennis player who won men's final of the US Open in 1968.
All time US Open Winners
The last Tennis Major of the year, US Open Tennis Championships will be held from August 24 to September 6, 2020.
CHENGDU, China (AP) - Christian Garin of Chile defeated seventh-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Chengdu Open on Monday.
Garin broke Edmund's serve four times on his way to victory over the top-ranked British player.
It was the fourth loss in a row for Edmund, ...
WUHAN, China (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Anastasija Sevastova all fell to unseeded opponents in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Monday.
The 13th-seeded Wozniacki lost to Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 7-6 (2), 6-1, 6-2. Hsieh lost the first-set tiebreaker but hit her stride in the ...
GENEVA (AP) - After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World.
Zverev fired a cross-court forehand winner to clinch a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 victory in the decisive singles match ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final.
On a run of playing in five consecutive finals including his U.S. Open defeat to Rafael Nadal, the Russian never faced a break point ...
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Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point ...
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Enjoying strong support from a parochial crowd, the former No. 1-ranked Osaka dominated the match with her powerful groundstrokes and broke Pavlyuchenkova's ...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Long Beach has named its new main library after tennis star and women's rights activist Billie Jean King, who was born and raised in the city.
King was at the ceremony Saturday to officially open the Billie Jean King Main Library, a 92,000-square-foot, $42 million ...
GENEVA (AP) - Coaching each other courtside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their singles matches Saturday to help Team Europe retain its lead over Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup.
Federer got his great rival's input at his shoulder before rallying late and raising his game ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Daniil Medvedev reached his fifth straight final Saturday in St. Petersburg, continuing his strong form after reaching the final of the U.S. Open.
The top-seeded Russian beat qualifier Egor Gerasimov 7-5, 7-5 in front of his home crowd in Russia and will play Borna Coric ...
American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year.
Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added ...
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