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To say the Australian Open has suffered from a identity crisis in the past may be an understatement. The annual tennis championships are now the first Grand Slam Championships of the year. Held since 1905, when it was called The Australasian Championships, all of the biggest names in the history of tennis have played in Australia.

The tournament has actually been held in five different cities in Australia and two cities in New Zealand. In 1972 officials decided to hold the tournament in the same city each year. Melbourne was chosen as the host city and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club as the venue. In 1988, a bigger venue was built in Melbourne at what was then Flinder?s Park. The tournament was now a huge draw and had outgrown Kooyong. The new tennis grounds were modern and massive. Attendance doubled from 1987 to 1988. Australian tennis officials now knew they were on to something. This tournament, which once had a hard time attracting top players and even a consistent date on the pro tennis calendar, now was a destination event.

Tennis is the most popular sport in Australia, and to keep up with the increasing attendance, the Melbourne Park center has been constantly upgraded and expanded. Attendance in 2008 and 2009 were over 600,000 for the two weeks.

The list of winners in Australia reads like a who?s who of tennis history. The early years had winners like Norman Brookes and Anthony Wilding. Once the modern era of tennis started in 1968 the likes of Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, and Guillermo Vilas claimed titles. Many of the top players still hated to travel to Australia at the end of beginning of the year to play. The best players of the 70?s Bjorn Borg, only came to Australia once. And Ilie Nastase never came. One the women?s side, Australian?s Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong dominated the tournament in the 60?s and 70?s. Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert dominated in the 80?s and then Steffi Graf had her reign. The 90?s had winners like Monica Seles and Martina Hingis. Since then, American?s Jennifer Capriati, and Venus and Serena Williams won multiple titles.

Recent winners on the men?s side include all the big names. Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier and of course, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Jimmy Connors only won the Australian Open once, and John McEnroe tried numerous times, but never won. Roger Federer has won the title numerous times, Spain?s Rafael Nadal is also on the winners list.

The Australian Open is one of the player's favourite events, and the fans in Australia are always rated the best. It should not be overlooked as one of the top Grand Slam tournaments.

This years Australian Open runs from the 19th of January to the 1st of February. Details of what live Australian Open tennis is being shown between those dates can be found by following the live sports schedules page. Bet365 will also be showing a massive number of games live online to viewers in many different countries around the world, just follow the link to our Bet365 page for more information.


The Bet365 Tennis Schedule (All Times GMT)


20.08.2019 00:00:00 - Tennys Sandgren vs Andy Murray (ATP Winston-Salem)
20.08.2019 00:30:00 - Lukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo vs Marcelo Demoliner / Dominic Inglot (ATP Winston-Salem MD)
20.08.2019 01:30:00 - Benoit Paire vs Prajnesh Gunneswaran (ATP Winston-Salem)
20.08.2019 16:00:00 - Shuko Aoyama / Aleksandra Krunic vs Nadiia Kichenok / Laura Siegemund (WTA New York WD)
20.08.2019 16:00:00 - Bernarda Pera vs Barbora Strycova (WTA New York)
20.08.2019 16:00:00 - Andrea Petkovic vs Camila Giorgi (WTA New York)

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Live Australian Open Tennis News Courtesy Of the BBC And Sky Sports

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Dan Evans says his surprise decision to split with coach David Felgate was because the pair start...

US Open 2019: British number four Naiktha Bains loses in first round of qualifying (Aug 19, 2019 19:11)
Britain's Naiktha Bains loses in the first round of qualifying for the US Open to Slovakia's Jana...

Murray hoping for 'decent run' in singles at Winston-Salem Open (Aug 18, 2019 23:29)
Britain's Andy Murray says he is hoping "to get through a few matches" as he plays his second sin...

Cincinnati Masters: Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys triumph in respective finals (Aug 18, 2019 22:54)
Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys claim final wins at the Cincinnati Masters in Ohio.

Murray and Skupski lose Cincinnati Masters semi (Aug 17, 2019 21:46)
Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski lose their semi-final in straight sets at the Cincinnati ...

Andy Murray loses to brother Jamie in Cincinnati (Aug 17, 2019 05:17)
Andy Murray will switch attention back to his singles comeback after losing to older brother Jami...

Kyrgios behaviour 'not good for tennis' - Murray (Aug 16, 2019 06:17)
Andy Murray says Nick Kyrgios' behaviour in his Cincinnati Masters defeat by Karen Khachanov was ...

Murray to skip US Open to focus on singles (Aug 16, 2019 05:49)
British former world number one Andy Murray says he will play no part in the US Open, which start...

Murray brothers to meet in Cincinnati quarter-finals (Aug 16, 2019 05:33)
Britain's Andy Murray will face brother Jamie in the men's doubles quarter-finals at the Cincinna...

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer loses to Andrey Rublev in third round (Aug 15, 2019 21:43)
Seven-time winner Roger Federer loses in straight sets to 21-year-old qualifier Andrey Rublev in ...


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