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Australian Open

Australian Open Logo
History of the Australian Open starts in 1905 on the lawns of the Warehousemans Cricket Club and the first champion in men's singles became Rodney HEATH. 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. Rod LAVER won 11 Grand Slam singles titles in 1960-1969. Laver is the only player, male or female, to twice achieve a Grand Slam in singles, in 1962 and 1969. Margaret Court Arena is one more stadium that's named after the greatest tennis player Margaret COURT. She won three Grand Slam - one in singles, in 1970, and two ones in mixed doubles, in 1963 and 1965.

Australian Open 2021 Winners

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

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2021
2020
Winners
$2,750,000
$4,120,000
Runners-Up
$1,500,000
$2,065,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2021
2020
Winners
$600,000
$760,000
Runners-Up
$340,000
$380,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2021
2020
Winners
$150,000
$190,000
Runners-Up
$85,000
$100,000