Thursday 12 December 2013 -
Australian Open, tennis
Game, set and match!
As part of the prestigious quartet of tournaments that make up the Grand Slam, the Australian Open is the favourite among specialists on fast and synthetic surfaces.
The tournament is organised each year in Melbourne in January and February and is the first major tournament of the year before Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.
With six victories in the men’s division, the Australian Roy Emerson remains the most titled player in tennis history. Andre Agassi, Mats Wilander and Roger Federer are other particularly notable former champions.
Among women players, Margaret Court who has won seven titles is unique, while other illustrious female tennis players to have won here include Nancye Wynne Bolton, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Serena Williams.
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