Australian Open is one of the major tennis event which used to staged annually. It was previously known as Australian Championships. In 1969, it was renamed into Australian Open. It was founded in 1905. Since then it generally held regularly. It is one of the four most challenging Grand Slam tournament and the rest three are US Open, Wimbledon and French Open. This tournament consists of both men and women single, men and women double and also men and women mixed championship.
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Till now, almost 104th edition of this major tennis tournament has passed away. And the times has come for next edition.
# Short Details: 105th edition of AUS Open is going to be staged in next January, 2017 at Melbourne Park which is situated in Melbourne, Australia. This arena was founded in 1988 which has 720,363 attendance capacity. Let’s take a look below where the short details of upcoming Australian Championships 2017 is given.
- Tournament Name – Australian Open
- Edition – 105th
- Sport – Tennis
- Established – 1905
- Category – Grand Slam
- Location – Melbourne, Australia
- Ground – Melbourne Park
- Surface – Hard (Plexicushion)
- Founded – 1988
- Attendance – 720,363
Australian Open has the highest attendance where US Open is in 2nd in position. This tennis competition is organised by Tennis Australia which is also known as Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.
The current AUS Open men’s single champion is Novak Djokovic and men’s double champions are Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray. On the other hand, women’s single champion is Angelique Kerber and women’s double champions are Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis. Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson are the highest winner of men’s single in Australian tennis competition. They have both won six title each. Margaret Court is the top winner of women’s single with 11th title.
The Australian Championships is one of four largest Grand Slam tennis competition. So, it used to broadcast globally. Seven Network broadcasts this tournament in Australia since 1973 and it will telecast again in upcoming tournament. Fox Sports was the co broadcaster between the season of 2003 to 2009. ESPN holds the right to live telecast this event in America as well as ESPN3 and ESPN2 in United States. Besides, SuperSport in Africa, beIN Sports in Middle East, all over Europe will be broadcasted through Eurosport. Alongside, there are many networks which will also broadcast this largest tennis competition in their own territory.
If we consider the recent prize money of the winners, runners up, semi finalists and son on, they used to receive huge amount of money every season in Australian tennis competition. According to the last season, the winner of the tournament for both gender have got A$3,400,000 in singles and for doubles they have got A$635,000. And the winners of the mixed doubles have got A$157,000. The prize money was increased around A$4 million than before which was the record. So, hopefully the prize money of upcoming season of Australian Grand Slam 2017 will be increased somewhat.
Serbian star Novak Djokovic is the most title winner in Australian Championships in men’s single after 1969 where he has grabbed six most prestigious title in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. And also he is currently top ranked tennis player in the world and have maximum chance to win this title once more in 2017.