Interesting facts and information about the Australian open Tennis
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.
The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in the year 2003.
From years 1988-2007, the court surface of the Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).
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.
The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.
In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.
Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.
The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of the Australian Open is the Williams sisters.
Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.
Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.
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Facts and Information about Australian open Tennis 2006-2007
The year 2007 was a surprise as Gonzalez made his way into the final against Federer, where the King Fed won the championship (his 10th Grand Slam title). The year 2006 was again the year of Federer where he got emotional after receiving his trophy from Australia’s greatest player Rod Laver.
A look into the 2006-2007 Australian Open could be concluded in one post. Some of the incidents worth highlighting and information about Australian Open 2006-2007 are as follows:
In the 2006 Australian Open, Razvan Sabau, Filippo Volandri, Mariano Zabaleta, and Marcos Daniel retired in the first round.
In the 2006 Australian Open, 7 Australian tennis players, 12 American tennis players, and 2 British tennis players participated. Among these, only nine players managed to progress into the second round and four to the third round.
The 2006 Australian Open tennis championship was won by the greatest tennis player Roger Federer. It was his seventh career Grand Slam title.
In the 2006 Australian Open tournament, 34 tie-breaks were played.
The defending champions of the 2007 Australian Open title were famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo and best male tennis player Roger Federer. Amelie won her first Grand Slam title in 2006 at the Australian Open event.
In the 2007 Australian Open, only two Australian tennis players (Wayne Arthurs and Lleyton) and one Australian player (Alicia Molik) made their way to the third round. Nearly 10 Australian tennis players lost in the first two rounds of the 2007 Australian Open.
7) The 2007 Australian Open saw record tie-breakers in the first round of men’s title. Among the players, hottest male tennis player Andy Roddick won the longest tie-break against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by 20-18.
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Facts and Information about the 2005 Australian Open Tennis
Australian Open 2005 was special because the Australian superstar tennis player Lleyton Hewitt made it into the finals and the two-time runner-up, Marat Safin of Russia finally won the Australian Open final. It was in the year 2004 where Safin defeated Agassi in a thrilling semi-final, later to play Federer in the final.
The year 2005 in the Australian Open tournament brought some very interesting facts and records which were not parts of tennis world previously. Here is a sneak peek into the information and facts about the 2005 Australian Open:
1) One of the best female tennis players Serena Williams came strong in 2005 Australian Open and won the title by defeating Davenport.
Donald Young became the youngest tennis player to win the Australian Grand Slam title in the junior event. He was just 15 years and 19 days old.
Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper won the mixed doubles title of the 2005 Australian Open.
In the 2005 Australian Open women singles title, famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman to reach the third round of this Grand Slam.
Patty Schnyder defeated Dementieva. Along with her, another two seeded players Petrova and Anastasia Myskina were also bowed out.
6) Russian tennis player Marat Safin gave away the first set so easily in the 2005 Australian Open men singles title final but came back brilliantly later to claim it.
7) After Pat Cash, who reached the Australian Open finals in 1987, it was the Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt who made his way into the final of Australian Open 2005.
Facts and information about Australian open Tennis 2004
In tennis, it can be interesting to reflect on past events. Many notable occurrences take place within a particular Grand Slam. There are certain facts and records that are overlooked by many of us but they do make for interesting parts of the tournament. Australian Open is one such grand slams that have offered several different records, events, and facts that will definitely interest any avid tennis fan.
Here is the information and facts detail about Australian Open 2004:
Names previously unknown to tennis fans, Nenad Zimonjic and Elena Bovina won the open mixed doubles title of the 2004 Australian Open.
Fabrice Santoro and Michael Llodra won the 2004 Australian Open doubles title for the second year, beating the Bryan brothers in the final.
Famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from the 2004 Australian Open quarter-final while she was among the top ten female tennis players at that time.
Three American famous female singles tennis players Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond, and Chanda Rubin made their way into the Round of 16 of the Australian Open 2004.
Four American men singles tennis players Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri, Andre Agassi, and James Blake reached the Round of 16 in the 2004 Australian Open.
Justine Henin-Hardenne, being the top seed player in 2004, won the third Grand Slam, i.e. Australian Open 2004 after defeating Kim Clijsters.
7) Russian male tennis player Marat Safin snapped the 26-match win streak of Agassi at the Australian Open by defeating Agassi in the thrilling semi-final of the Australian Open 2004.
8) Among the top ten seeded male tennis players in 2004, Carlos Moya withdrew before the 2004 Australian Open event.
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