Australian Open Trivia
Here is some trivia about the Australian Open tennis tournament.
- The women's tournament started in 1922, the men in 1905.
- In 1969 the tournament changed from an amateur to an Open Championship.
- In 1977, when changing from a January event to a December event, two tournaments were held; the first in January, the second in December. In 1987, the tournament moved back to January, so no championship was decided in 1986.
- Asia accounted for 60 per cent of Australian Open 2006 television coverage with more than 3,694 hours broadcast in the region during the fortnight.
- The fastest serving man at Australian Open 2006 was Taylor Dent (231km/h) while Sam Stosur and Venus and Serena Williams shared the women's honors (194km/h).
- Patrons consumed 37,247 buckets of hot chips, 37,305 BBQ sausages, 2,500kg of curry and 164,416 ice creams during Australian Open 2006.
- The prize-money at Australian Open 2007 totaled AUD$20-million
- In 2007, the Hawkeye Line Calling System was first officially used for matches at the Australian Open.
- The 2007 tournament included 254 singles matches, 157 doubles matches, 126 junior singles matches, 62 junior doubles matches and 68 wheelchair matches.
- The major news story of the 2022 Tournament was about the number one ranked Novak Djokovic, who had his visa canceled and was sent home after he lied on his application to enter Australia. If only he had his COVID vaccinations.
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