Grand Slam Major Championships
The 2021 tennis season is set to start and the first Grand Slam tournament, Australian Open (AO), is already scheduled for February for the first time in the tournament's history. It will be the 109th in tennis history and the 53rd in the Open Era. It was originally scheduled for 18–31 January 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s have a look at some important dates and facts!
Australian Open: A Little Bit About the History
When was the first AO Held?
The first Australian Open was held in 1905 on a grass court.
Who are the Australian Open trophies named after?
The men’s singles trophy is named after Norman Brookes. The women’s singles trophy is named after Daphne Akhurst.
Who has won the most Australian Open titles?
Djokovic has won eight the Australian Open for eight times, winning the first one in 2008 (Men). Margaret Court won the AO for eleven times (Women).
Where has the AO been held out of Australia?
The Australian Open is the only mega tennis tournament that has been played in different countries.
When did the First Foreign Players Play in AO?
The first foreign players to play in AO were from the USA in 1946.