What would be a trip Australia without seeing the Indy 500 of tennis, the Australian Open! It is held in one of the world’s great tennis arenas and is one of the world’s grate tennis championships with the world’s best tennis players; and lot’s of beautiful people.
My Facts about Australia: Australian Open
There is also lots of food and fashion! One of the four Grand Slam tourneys in the world – the Rod Laver Arena during the Oz Open – has got the lot. Melbourne becomes a Mecca for the tennis community and Australia’s A-list in the January fortnight of the Open.
My Facts About Australia: Arena In Australian Open
The 2006 Open was the 94th staging of the event that was first played at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground on St. Kilda Rd. in 1905, giving the tournament a rich history. The newer Melbourne Park was opened in time for the 1988 Australian Open.
My Facts About Australia: Fan in Australian Open
A bit of trivia: The youngest and oldest champion to win the men’s singles is the same person: Australia’s Ken Rosewall: just over 18 years old in 1953, and just 37 years and two months in 1972.