EN  RU

Australian Open

Australian Open Logo

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.

Rod Laver

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

Australian Open 2018 Winners

Australian Open Prize money
(all Prize money in Australian Dollars)

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2018
2017
Winners
$4,000,000
$3,700,000
Runners-Up
$2,000,000
$1,900,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2018
2017
Winners
$700,000
$650,000
Runners-Up
$350,000
$325,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2018
2017
Winners
$150,500
$150,500
Runners-Up
$75,500
$75,500

French Open

French Open Logo

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.

Roland Garros, aviator

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.

Philippe Chatrier

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

French Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2017
2016
Winners
€2,100,000
€2,000,000
Runners-Up
€1,000,000
€1,000,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
€660,000
€500,000
Runners-Up
€330,000
€250,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
€140,000
€116,000
Runners-Up
€70,500
€58,000

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Logo

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.

Wimbledon, Church Road

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

Wimbledon Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2017
2016
Winners
£2,200,000
£2,000,000
Runners-Up
£1,100,000
£1,000,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
£400,000
£350,000
Runners-Up
£200,000
£175,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
£100,000
£100,000
Runners-Up
£50,000
£50,000

US Open

US Open Logo

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.

Billie Jean King

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.

Arthur Ashe

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

US Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2017
2016
Winners
$3,700,000
$3,500,000
Runners-Up
$1,825,000
$1,750,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
$675,000
$625,000
Runners-Up
$340,000
$310,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
$175,000
$150,000
Runners-Up
$90,000
$70,000

ATP Ranking

1
Spain
8,770
2
Switzerland
8,670
4
Croatia
4,950
5
Bulgaria
4,870
7
South Africa
3,635
8
Austria
3,195
9
Belgium
3,020
10
USA
2,955

WTA Ranking

Tennis Headlines

Two-time champ Bertens begins Nuremberg Cup defense with win, 2018 May 21

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - Two-time champion Kiki Bertens began her Nuremberg Cup defense by beating Serbian qualifier Dejana Radanovic 6-1, 6-1 on Monday.

Second-seeded Julia Goerges saved a match point but was upset by Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5) in 2 ½ hours.

Bertens had no difficulties as ...

Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open, 2018 May 21

ROME (AP) - Several of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw.

Williams, who is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that ...

Weekend Sports In Brief, 2018 May 21

HORSE RACING

BALTIMORE (AP) - Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.

On a sloppy track similar ...

2016 Wimbledon runner-up Raonic pulls out of French Open, 2018 May 20

PARIS (AP) - Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins.

Raonic says on Twitter on Sunday that he needs "to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on the ...

With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open, 2018 May 20

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.

Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.

Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year's top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, ...

Super idea: tennis channel pushing Italian Open development, 2018 May 19

ROME (AP) - Even without Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the Italian Open is setting records for crowd attendance.

And it's not just Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova or the attractive courts lined by neo-classical statues and characteristic umbrella pine trees drawing fans to the Foro Italico.

This year marks the ...

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding, 2018 May 19

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams and soccer star David Beckham were among the famous from sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.

Williams said on Instagram before walking into St. George's Chapel on Saturday that she was "getting ready for my friends ...

Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title, 2018 May 19

ROME (AP) - The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set.

Then Nadal pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.

In their 51st meeting but first in more than a year, ...

Friday's Sports In Brief, 2018 May 19

NHL

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in October. Their surprisingly successful inaugural season is still rolling along, and they're one win from a berth to the Stanley Cup Final.

Reilly Smith scored ...

Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis, 2018 May 18

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals - and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday.

Nadal, who holds a record seven titles at the Foro Italico, overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd ...