The Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament created in 1905 and played on outdoor hardcourts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is played over a two-week period beginning in mid-January and has been chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year since 1987.
Australians dominated world tennis between 1950 and 1976, and players from this era featured in the curated collection include Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall.
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Arthur B Carvosso Earliest Australian Winner Overseas. August 28, 2016. In the early 1890′s an ex student of Brisbane Grammar was reported in Scottish literature playing for Edinburgh University and achieving some pretty good results. This was Arthur B Carvosso who was a student from 1876 to 1881 which corresponds with a new tennis set arriving with new English head master Reginald Roe.
The dates of Australian Open fluctuated in the early years of the tournament. In 1919, it took place in January, but in 1920, the event was shifted to March. In 1923, the tournament held at Brisbane was conducted in August. Thereafter, the Australian Open was held in January every year, until 1977.
In The Second Shepherds' Play (c. 1500) shepherds gave three gifts, including a tennis ball, to the newborn Christ. Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur 's round table, plays tennis against a group of 17 giants in The Turke and Gowin (c. 1500).
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History. The Australian Open is managed by Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA), and was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in Melbourne in November 1905. The facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre, and was a grass court.
Tennis was established in Australia from around 1877, but it was not until 1904, in preparation for the Davis Cup, that the sport began to organise, with the founding of Tennis Australia's predecessor, the Australasian Lawn Tennis Association. The organisation is based in Melbourne, Victoria, at Melbourne Park .
History. In the 1950s, Australia became a tennis power, and Australian men won the Davis Cup 15 times from 1950 to 1967, led by outstanding players such as Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Roy Emerson, and Ashley Cooper.