The Australian Open – Lets Get Playing Mate

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held in January in Melbourne, Australia annually. Chronologically The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year. The Australian Open features women’s singles, men’s, women’s and mixed doubled and junior’s championships. The Australian Open also features wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. This gives all sports betting fans the opportunity to enjoy multiple facets of the betting world so read on for more on this prestigious tournament below.

MELBOURNE - JANUARY 29: Rod Laver arena during the epic 2012 Australian Open final between Noval Djokavic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Australian Open Television coverage

Since 1973 the broadcast network, Seven Network has been broadcasting The Australian Open; however between 2003 and 2009 it was co-broadcasted by Fox Sports. In 2011 Fox Sports began to co-broadcast the tournament again.

In the U.S the tournament is broadcast by ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Tennis Channel, both pre-recorded and live. In Europe the tournament is broadcast on Eurospot.

In the United Kingdom the BBC broadcast the men’s and women’s finals live on BBC Two.

Internationally the tournament is broadcast on ESPN International.

The Australian Open Recent Attendance

  • 2015– 703,899
  • 2014 – 643,280
  • 2013– 684,457
  • 2012– 686,006
  • 2011– 651,127
  • 2010– 653,860
  • 2009– 603,160
  • 2008– 605,735
  • 2007 – 554,85
  • 2006– 550,550
  • 2005– 543,873
  • 2004– 521,691

The Australian Open Prize Money and Trophies

Event W F SF QF
Singles $3,100,000 $1,550,000 $650,000 $340,000
Doubles $575,000 $285,000 $142,500 $71,000
Mixed Doubles $142,500 $71,500 $35,600 $16,300

The Australian Open Records

Record Player(s) Years
Men since 1905    
Winner of most Men’s Singles titles  Roy Emerson 1961, 1963 – 1967
 Novak Djokovic 2008, 2011 – 2013, 2015
Winner of most consecutive Men’s Singles titles  Roy Emerson 1963 – 1967
 Novak Djokovic 2011 – 2013
Winner of most Men’s Doubles titles  Adrian Quist 1936 – 1940, 1946 – 1950
 Bob Bryan 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
 Mike Bryan 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Winner of most consecutive Men’s Doubles titles  Adrian Quist 1936 – 1940, 1946 – 1950
 Bob Bryan 2009, 2010, 2011
 Mike Bryan 2009, 2010, 2011
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – Men  Harry Hopman 1930, 1936, 1937, 1939
 Colin Long 1940, 1946 – 1948
 Jim Pugh 1988 – 1990
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, men’s doubles,
mixed doubles) – Men
 Adrian Quist 1936–1950
 Bob Bryan 2006–2013 (6 men’s doubles)
 Mike Bryan 2006–2013 (6 men’s doubles)
Women since 1922    
Winner of most Women’s Single titles  Margaret Court 1960 – 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973
 Margaret Court 1960 – 1966
 Serena Williams 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015
Winner of most consecutive Women’s Signles titles  Margaret Court 1960 – 1966
 Margaret Court 1969, 1970, 1971
 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1974, 1975, 1976
 Steffi Graf 1988, 1989, 1990
 Monica Seles 1991, 1992, 1993
 Martina Hingis 1997, 1998, 1999
Winner of most Women’s Doubles titles  Thelma Coyne Long 1936 – 1940, 1947 – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1958
 Martina Navratilova 1980, 1982 – 1985, 1987 – 1989
Winner of most consecutive Women’s Doubles titles  Thelma Coyne Long 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940
 Nancye Wynne Bolton 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940
 Martina Navratilova 1982 – 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
 Pam Shriver 1982 – 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles – Women  Daphne Akhurst Cozens 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929
 Nell Hall Hopman 1930, 1936, 1937, 1939
 Nancye Wynne Bolton 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948
 Thelma Coyne Long 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955
 Jana Novotná 1988, 1989
 Larisa Savchenko Neiland 1994, 1996
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles) – Women  Nancye Wynne Bolton 1936–1952
 Martina Navratilova 1980–2003
Miscellaneous    
Youngest winner  Ken Rosewall: Men’s singles 18 years and 2 months (1953)
 Lew Hoad: Men’s doubles 18 years and 2 months (1953)
 Mirjana Lučić: Women’s dbls 15 years and 10 months (1998)
 Martina Hingis: Women’s singles 16 years and 4 months (1997)
Oldest winner  Ken Rosewall: Men’s singles 37 years and 8 months (1972)
 Norman Brookes: Men’s dbl 46 years and 2 months (1924)
 Thelma Coyne Long: W dbls 37 years and 7 months (1956)
 Thelma Coyne Long: W sngls 35 years and 8 months (1954)
 Horace Rice: m. dbl (m) 52 years (1923)
 Martina Navratilova: m. dbl (w) 46 years and 3 months (2003)

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Novelty tennis balls for sale at the Rod Laver Arena which holds the center court at the Australian Open, January 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia