Thursday, February 28, 2013


The Australian Open 2013 Grand Slam

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013
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  • The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament which held annually in Melbourne, Australia over the last fortnight of January. First time it held in year 1905. The tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year. The other three are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The Australian Open typically has very high attendance, second only to the US Open. It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles and junior’s championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Since 1988 the Australian Open tennis tournament has been played on hard courts at Melbourne Park. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its two primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena, equipped with retractable roofs.

    The 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 14 to 27 January 2013. It was the 101st tournament of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.

    Here is the list of the main events in single and same-sex doubles won by-

    Men’s SingleNovak Djokovic(Serbia)
    Women’s SingleVictoria Azarenka(Belarus)
    Men’s DoubleBob and Mike Bryan (American)
    Women’s DoubleSara Errani and Roberta Vinci(Italian)
    Mixed DoubleJarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden

    The winners in this game earned money as prize:

    Men’s and Women’s Single  : 2.56 Million Dollor (each)

    Men’s and Women’s Single : 250,919 Dollor (each player)

    Mixed : 71,578 Dollor (each player)

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