The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The other Grand Slams are the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open Tennis. Until 1968, the Australian Open was called the Australian Championships, and was an amateur event until the era of “open” tournaments began that year. The tournament was first played in 1905 as the Australian Championships, then as the Australian Championships in 1927, becoming the Australian Open in 1968. The tournament has moved a few times to different cities in Australia and has even been played in New Zealand 3 times.
The Australian Open is a unique tennis experience for fans to watch their tennis heroes brave the Australian summer and see how players play on the Rebound Ace court surface. Each of the majors highlights different skill sets of the players due to the fact that none share the same surface. There are plans in the works to replace the Rebound Ace surface at the Australian Open with a new surface less likely to cause injury or lead to unpredictable ball behavior from the intense heat often seen in Australia in January. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Australian Open tennis tickets.
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2017 Australian Open Preview
The 2017 Australian Open will take place at Melbourne Park at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australian from January 16th to January 29th. The Australian Open will be the 1st major Grand Slam event of the year, as the top tennis players come from around the world to play on the hardcourt service. Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic will be looking for his third consecutive title in Melbourne and 6th Australian Open title in the last 7 years. Djokovic is expected to be the favorite for the upcoming Australian Open, but following him will be Andy Murray and the 2016 US Open winner Stan Wawrinka who beat Djokovic in the final. On the women’s side, Serena Williams is still the favorite contender even after not making it to the US Open finals. Not far behind is the Australian Open defending champion, Angelique Kerber. The 2017 Australian Open will feature a packed bracket on both sides and will be an exciting tennis event of the year.
Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena Address: Batman Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park sports arena in Melbourne. The most well-known venue at the park is the center court or Rod Laver Arena, which holds 15,000 spectators and has a unique retractable roof. Hisense Arena is slightly smaller but also features a retractable roof. A visit to the land down under and some of the finest tennis played anywhere in the world make this an experience every tennis fan should have.
2017 Australian Open Schedule
- January 16th-17th - Men's and Women's First Round
- January 18th-19th - Men's and Women's Second Round
- January 20th-21st - Men's and Women's Third Round
- January 22nd-23rd - Men's and Women's Fourth Round
- January 24th-25th - Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
- January 26th - Men's Singles and Women's Singles Semifinals
- January 27th - Mixed Doubles Semifinals, Women's Doubles Final & Men's Singles Semifinals
- January 28th - Women's Singles Final & Men's Doubles Final
- January 29th - Mixed Doubles Final & Men's Singles Final
Australian Open Event Guide
What can I not bring into the Australian Open?
No alcohol, cans, glass, large containers, chairs or camera tripods are allowed inside the grounds. Containers smaller than 1.5 liters are allowed.
What are the best hotels to stay at around Melbourne Park?
The venue is accessible via train for the entire city, but if you prefer to stay close, check out the Hilton on the Park, Adelphi Hotel, Sofitel Melbourne or Hotel Lindrum. They are all very nice and near the venue.
Where can I find the 2017 Australian Open schedule?
The 2017 Australian Open schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the tournament. TicketCity has the complete schedule listed above for this year’s tournament, down to the times for both the day and night sessions. The times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather in Melbourne. All times listed are local to Melbourne, and the gates will open at approximately one hour before the first match for each session. The Australian Open welcomes folks to a relaxing (and hot!) atmosphere from January 16-29.
What is the draw for the Australian Open tennis tournament?
There are 64 entrants in both the men’s and women’s singles draws, while there are 32 doubles teams in each of the men’s and women’s draws.