Every tennis tournament comes with limitless information and interesting facts. Keeping those facts in mind and watching the game go along makes it even more interesting as you keep on calculating and speculating the results and records.
The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year after which the streak of unending matches begins and continues for an entire year. If you are a crazy fan of tennis, not knowing the most basic and interesting facts of the Australian Open is like doing injustice to the word “fan.”
Here are some interesting facts and trivia about the Australian Open:
1) Famous female tennis player Margaret Court is the leading winner of most Australian Open female titles
2) Greatest male tennis player Andre Agassi is the leading winner of most Australian Open men titles (tie with Federer)
3) One of the best female tennis player Steffi Graf is the legendary player who defeated Chris Evert in the 1988 Australian Open to win the Golden Slam.
4) The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in the year 2003.
5) From years 1988-2007, the court surface of the Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).
6) Many tennis lovers believe that the Australian Open event is arranged in Sydney. Don’t let that confuse you, as Melbourne is the host site of the Australian Open.
7) The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.
8) In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.
9) Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.
10) The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of the Australian Open is the Williams sisters.
11) Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.
12) Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.