The Australian Open is the first of the world’s four major grand slam events that take place annually, held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This event was founded by the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia. A men’s tournament was first was held in 1905, and later on, in 1922 a women’s tournament was held. Having preceded the French, Wimbledon, and U.S Open, it is iconic, bestowing on it a lot of coverage. Most of this information is often not given much vigilance, yet intriguing for one’s knowledge. This is why we are committed to providing all there is to know about this magnificent Grand Slam event. We cover several things which, unless researched, might be overlooked, leaving you to seem to be oblivious of the whole event. Like a good fan, you need to know all that is encompassed within and around the event.
Rules of the Game
Tennis is a sport in which two opponents (singles) or four opponents (doubles) use rackets strung with cord to hit a ball over or around a net on a rectangular court. The dimensions of this court are 78ft by 27ft for singles and 78ft by 36ft for doubles. The net is placed at the centre of the court and is 3ft high. When a player is unable to return the ball over the net and within the set dimensions, points are awarded to the opponent. The main goal of the players is to gather enough points to win games that will help win sets which will win the match. Matches are either best of three or best of five sets.