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Australian Open 2014

The Australian Open first staged in 1905, is a major tennis event contested yearly during the second half of January in Melbourne, Australia. Chronologically,this tournamenthappens to be the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It encompassesmen's and women's singles, men's, women's doubles, mixed doubles and junior's championships plus wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. This tournament has been played on hard courts at Melbourne Park, since 1988.

Australian Open Tennis 2014

Date January 13 to 26, 2014.
Edition 102
Category Grand Slam
Location Melbourn, Victoria, Australia.
Surface Hardcourt (Plexicushion)

 

Australian Open 2014
Australian Open Men's Singles Australian Open Women's Singles
Australian Open Men's Doubles Australian Open Women's Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Schedule Australian Open 2014 Mixed Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Prize Money Australian Open 2014 Points

 

Men's Singles Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles Victoria Azarenka
Men's Doubles United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles Australia Jarmila Gajdošová / Australia Matthew Ebden

 

 

Australian Open 2014 Tennis Schedule

 

 

Australian Open 2014
Australian Open Men's Singles Australian Open Women's Singles
Australian Open Men's Doubles Australian Open Women's Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Schedule Australian Open 2014 Mixed Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Prize Money Australian Open 2014 Points

The Australian Open first staged in 1905, is a major tennis event contested yearly during the second half of January in Melbourne, Australia. Chronologically,this tournamenthappens to be the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It encompassesmen's and women's singles, men's, women's doubles, mixed doubles and junior's championships plus wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. This tournament has been played on hard courts at Melbourne Park, since 1988.

The Australian Open, after the US Open,has a huge fan following and attracts very large audience.Also, this is the first Grand Slam tournament to conduct indoor play during the extreme weather conditions, in its two principal courts, the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena, completely furnishedwith retractable roofs.

Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA) organises The Australian Open. It was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground nowadays known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre,in Melbourne in 1905.

To start with, the tournament was known as the Australasian Championships and renamed as the Australian Championships in 1927 subsequently the Australian Open in 1969. The Australian Open ever since 1905, has been staged in five Australian and two New Zealand cities viz. Melbourne (55 times), Sydney (17 times), Adelaide (14 times), Brisbane (7 times), Perth (3 times), Christchurch (1906), and Hastings (1912).

Melbourne Park (formerly Flinders Park) houses modern amenities that were planned to accommodate the requirements of anever expanding competition that had grown beyond Kooyong's capacity. The decision to shift to Melbourne Park was met with immediate success, registering a 90% increase in the number of spectators in 1988 (266,436) compared to previous year (140,000)at Kooyong.

Australian Open Tennis two time defending champion Novak Djokovic, successfully defended his title by winning <6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2>over Andy Murray in the 2013final. Djokovic with the 2013 title became the first man in the open age to win the Australian Open three consecutive times and the third man after Roger Federer and Andre Agassi to win the title four times on the whole.





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