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Australian Open

Australian Open Logo

History of the Australian Open starts in 1905 on the lawns of the Warehousemans Cricket Club. In 1927 tennis tournament became known as Australian Championships and only in 1969 it got his official title - Australian Open. In 1905-1927 Championships hold five Australian cities - Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and two New Zealand cities - Christchurch (1906), Hastings (1912). The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne became the next home of the Australian Open in 1972-1987.

Rod Laver

In 1988 Australian Open established a new home at Flinders Park (since 1996 - Melbourne Park) and attendance increase almost twice. In 2000 Centre Court got name of Australian tennis legend - Rod Laver Arena.

All time Australian Open Winners

Australian Open 2016 Winners

Australian Open Prize money
(all Prize money in Australian Dollars)

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2017
2016
Winners
$3,700,000
$3,400,000
Runners-Up
$1,900,000
$1,700,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
$650,000
$635,000
Runners-Up
$325,000
$315,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2017
2016
Winners
$150,500
$157,000
Runners-Up
$75,500
$78,500

French Open

French Open Logo

The first tennis tournament was held on the courts of l'Ile de Puteaux in Paris in 1891 as one-day national championship. Only French players and players from Francais clubs took part in tournament, but first winner was H. Briggs from England. In 1925 French Tennis Federation decided to open the championship for the best foreign players. When in 1927 the French Musketeers, Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet and Rene Lacoste beat USA in The Davis Cup it was required a new stadium to be built to host the following year's return match.

Roland Garros, aviator

The French Tennis Federation allocated the area of three hectares near Porte d'Auteuil and their requirement was to name the new stadium as Roland Garros in honor of the former member of the Stade Francais club, aviator, who was the first man who flew over the Mediterranean.

Philippe Chatrier

In 1968 French Open became the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis's Open Era and the first Open Era champions became Ken Rosewall and Nancy Richey. In 2001 centre court got name of the former president of the French Tennis Federation - Court Philippe Chatrier.

All time French Open Winners

French Open 2016 Winners

French Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2016
2015
Winners
€2,000,000
€1,800,000
Runners-Up
€1,000,000
€900,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
€500,000
€450,000
Runners-Up
€250,000
€225,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
€116,000
€114,000
Runners-Up
€58,000
€57,000

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Logo

In 1877 on the area of the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club the history of the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world began. It's first ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon. The competition had only 22 male participants and the first winner was Spencer Gore. The Men's Doubles event was added in 1879, Women's Singles in 1884, and the Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 1913. In 1905 May Sutton of the United States became the first Women's Singles overseas winner and Norman Brookes of Australia in 1907 won first Men's Singles as international player.

Wimbledon, Church Road

In 1922 new ground in Church Road was opened by King George V. New Centre Court had a capacity of 14 thousand people. The Royal Box of Centre Court seats 75 people and is used for royalty and celebrities, who got official invitation from the Chairman of the Club. In 2009 the new retractable roof was built on Centre Court which enable all weather play during The Championships. In 2010 the longest match in tennis history took place at Wimbledon. John Isner of USA beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68 after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days.

All time Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2016
2015
Winners
£2,000,000
£1,880,000
Runners-Up
£1,000,000
£940,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
£350,000
£340,000
Runners-Up
£175,000
£170,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
£100,000
£100,000
Runners-Up
£50,000
£50,000

US Open

US Open Logo

The first tennis tournament for men was held at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1881 and was known as U.S. National Championships. Only players from clubs who were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. In 1887 the first official U.S. Women's National Singles Championship was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Men and women competed at different cities before 1968 when five major events - Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles moved to new location - West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.

Billie Jean King

Since 1968 Championship became known as U.S. Open. In 1978 tournament moved to its current location - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

Arthur Ashe

The Centre Court is located at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after tennis player who won men's final of the US Open in 1968.

All time US Open Winners

US Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2016
2015
Winners
$3,500,000
$3,300,000
Runners-Up
$1,750,000
$1,600,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
$625,000
$570,000
Runners-Up
$310,000
$275,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2016
2015
Winners
$150,000
$150,000
Runners-Up
$70,000
$70,000

ATP Ranking

1
United_Kingdom
12,560
2
Serbia
11,780
3
Canada
5,290
4
Switzerland
5,155
5
Japan
5,010
6
Gael Monfis
France
3,625
7
Croatia
3,605
8
Dominic Thiem
Austria
3,415
9
Spain
3,195
10
Czech Republic
3,060

WTA Ranking

2
USA
7,080
4
Romania
5,073
8
Madison Keys
USA
4,137
9
Johanna Konta
United Kingdom
4,055

Tennis Headlines

Agassi relates to Kyrgios _ but doesn't want to coach him, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Troubled tennis player Nick Kyrgios acknowledged after his testy loss to Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open this week that he could certainly benefit from having a coach.

Andre Agassi says he feels a certain kinship with Kyrgios, but he's not the man for the job.

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Australian Open Glance, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A look at the Australian Open on Saturday:

WEATHER: Sunny, high of 23 Celsius (73 Fahrenheit).

ATTENDANCE: Day: 58,355; Night: 24,554. TOTAL: 82,909.

SEEDED MEN'S WINNERS: No. 3 Milos Raonic, No. 6 Gael Monfils, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 Rafael Nadal, No. 11 David Goffin, ...

Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes.

The player in question was ...

Lucic-Baroni, Brady take different paths to success at slams, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

How they ended up here, however, couldn't be more dramatically different.

Lucic-Baroni has been on this ...

Friday's Sports in Brief, 2017 January 21

TENNIS

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer showed against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 17th after spending six months on the sidelines last season, only needed 90 minutes to beat Berdych 6-2, ...

The Latest: You snooze, you lose: Dimitrov OK with timing, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):

3 a.m.

Grigor Dimitrov had his first win on the main court at Melbourne Park, so he didn't mind that the match started two minutes before midnight. "We had matches in the past finishing 4, ...

Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open, 2017 January 21

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back - for now.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner, still recovering from a couple of months off with an injured left wrist, rallied for a ...

Australian Open Glance, 2017 January 20

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A look at the Australian Open on Wednesday:

WEATHER: Early rain, then mostly sunny, high temperature of 21 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).

ATTENDANCE: Day: 42,343; Night: 27,365. TOTAL: 69,708.

SEEDED MEN'S WINNERS: No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 12 Jo-Wilfried ...

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd Grand Slam, 2017 January 20

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age. Not the way she keeps making self-deprecating jokes about it at the Australian Open.

Case in point: Asked about the Australian great Margaret Court after her third-round win over China's Duan Yingying at Margaret ...

Pliskova, Strycova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup against Spain, 2017 January 20

PRAGUE (AP) - Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova will lead defending champion Czech Republic against Spain in the first round of Fed Cup.

Pliskova and Strycova both have reached the third round at the Australian Open. They teamed up to win the decisive doubles in last year's final against France.

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