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  Australian Open Tennis Tickets - Buy / Sell Australian Open Tennis Tickets
The Australian Open is the first of the world's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park.
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Australian Open Tennis Ticket deliveries are guaranteed no later than the day before the event unless stated otherwise, however every effort will be made to deliver Australian Open Tennis tickets as early as possible.
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  Australian Open - MSN Encarta
Australian Open, prestigious tennis tournament held each year in Melbourne, Australia.
The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open make up the sport’s so-called grand slam events.
The tournament became the Australian Open Championship in 1969.
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  Australian Open - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian Open is the first of the world's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park.
The Australian Rod Laver was the last man to complete a Grand Slam in men's singles in 1969.
The Australian Open is now managed by Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA), and was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Open   (632 words)

 Australian Open Tickets - Great Source for Australian Open Tennis Tickets!
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Australian Open tickets are generally delivered the week of the match.
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 Australian Open | Tennis | Facts & Information | Women's Tennis | History | Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Australian Open is played on a hard court surface, called Rebound Ace, which is made of ashphalt and sand.
Spectators at the 2006 Australian Open ate approximately 164,000 ice cream cones and 37,305 BBQ sausages.
At the 2006 Australian Open, there were 361 umpires making the call.
www.kidzworld.com /article/4125-australian-open-tennis-facts   (369 words)

 Australian Open Tennis Tournament Trivia
The Australian Open is held in Melbourne Australia, in January each year.
For many years the Australian Open has had a heat policy which has given it guidelines about under what conditions to stop matches that are being played in the summer sun.
The medical officials at the Australian Open now provide ice vests for all players, which are available once the wet bulb globe temperature exceeds 28°C. Ice rolls are available on court every day.
www.topendsports.com /events/tennis-grand-slam/australian-open/heat-policy.htm   (301 words)

 Australian Open - Tennis Game!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Australian Open is the first of the world's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park.
Held in the middle of the Australian summer, the Australian Open is famous for its notoriously hot days.
The tournament was first played in 1905 as The Australasian Championships, became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969.
www.managames.com /grand-slam_en/australian-open-tennis.html   (243 words)

 Australian Open History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1969 the Open era was born and the event's name changed again to the Australian Open.
By 1972, the authorities decided that the Australian Open deserved a settled home, and the honour fell to the city that had attracted the greatest patronage - Melbourne.
The Australian Open is perhaps the most adaptive of the Grand Slams, and as it enters its second century there are sure to be many new additions and memories created at one of the world's most special sporting events.
australian.open-tennis.com /history   (431 words)

 Australian Open at AllExperts
The Australian Open tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
The Australian Rod Laver was the last man to complete a Grand Slam in men's singles in 1969.
The Australian Open is now managed by Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA), and was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/au/australian_open.htm   (747 words)

 Australian Open (golf) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
It is one of the "national opens" which have a special status in the Official World Golf Rankings's points system, with a minimum level of points guaranteed for the winner regardless of the strength of the field.
However, in recent years fewer leading international players have entered and the winners list has come to be dominated by Australians again.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Open_(golf)   (223 words)

 Australian Open might move up to October to entice top players like Woods
Robert Allenby won the 2005 Australian Open on Sunday, although the tournament attracted few foreign players and the venue, Moonah Links, was heavily criticized by competitors.
Woods, who has not played in the Australian Open since his rookie year in 1996, said he'd consider traveling Down Under for the Australian Open if it was held soon after the bulk of the PGA Tour season finished next September, according to a report in The Australian newspaper.
The Australian Open had no trouble attracting the biggest stars in the 1960s and 70s.
www.pga.com /news/tours/pga-tour/australian112905.cfm   (546 words)

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In 1922 women's singles were introduced, in 1927 the term Australian Championship was forged,twenty grass courts were laid out, and a clubhouse and concrete stadium built at Kooyong's Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne to host the tournament.
In 1969 the name Australian Open was officially adopted, the competition was staged between Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
Half a million 'tennis lovers' visit the Australian Open each year in January, fortunately down under is summer time, but with temperatures on the courts reaching more than 100 degrees tennis players have an extra challenge in controlling a srinking bouncing ball on an hard surface and keep 'the cool' at the same time.
www.wimbledontennis.co.uk /australian_open.htm   (838 words)

 Golf: Kemp takes lead at Australian Open - Boston.com
Australian golfer Sarah Kemp putts on eighth hole during the first round of the Women's Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
She is attempting to win her third Australian Open title.
Laura Davies of Britain, who won the Australian Open when it was last played in 2004, shot a 73.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2007/02/01/kemp_takes_lead_at_australian_open   (555 words)

 swissinfo - Roger Federer wins the Australian Open
Sunday's match was the first time since Björn Borg won the 1980 French Open title that a champion went through a major without dropping a set, and the first time at the Australian Open since Ken Rosewall in 1971.
The 25-year-old Swiss and world number also becomes the first man in the Open era to win three straight majors twice and has won six of the last seven Grand Slam titles — his only loss was in the French Open to Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
The Australian Open is one of four grand slam tournaments of the ATP circuit.
www.swissinfo.org /eng/front/detail/Roger_Federer_wins_the_Australian_Open.html?siteSect=105&sid=7471607   (548 words)

 Australian Open Tennis Championships - The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific - Official Site by IBM
When Marat Safin won the 2000 US Open, he felt like it was a victory he didn't fully deserve because it came too easily, but with his second Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open - after the disappointment of two Melbourne Park final losses - he now feels like he belongs.
Australian Alicia Molik and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova have put their disappointing exits from the quarter-finals in the singles competition behind them to win the women's doubles title at Australian Open 2005.
Formerly known as Flinders Park, the venue for the Australian Open was renamed Melbourne Park in 1996.
2005.australianopen.com /en_AU   (420 words)

 ABC Sport - Golf - Sydney secures Australian Open golf
The Australian Open golf championship will be held in Sydney for the next three years, Golf Australia has announced.
The 2007 championship will be held at The Australian golf course in November or December, while the 2008 and 2009 tournaments will be rotated among other courses in the city.
The Australian Open was first held in 1904 and is the world's fourth oldest Open behind the British, South African and US Opens, dating back to the days of hickory shafts and gutty balls.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/200702/s1844725.htm   (326 words)

 Australian Kelpie - Is the Australian Kelpie the Right Dog for You
The Australian Kelpie is extremely agile and light footed--it is even known for running on the backs of sheep going through a chute--capable of a lightning start and a quick dead stop.
The Australian Kelpie is an outstanding shepherd dog with strong natural herding and guarding instincts.
The Australian Kelpie is considered the best performing medium-sized sheepdog which has made them a favorite of sheep farmers worldwide.
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 Federer wins Australian Open crown | | The Australian
Federer previously won the Australian Open last year and in 2004.
It was Federer's third grand slam title in a row, following his wins last year at Wimbledon and the US Open, making him the first man in the Open era to have achieved that feat twice.
The only grand slam title still to elude Federer is the French Open, with his loss to Spain's Rafael Nadal in that tournament last year remaining the only grand slam final he has lost.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,21133050-1702,00.html   (224 words)

 wcbstv.com - Serena Routs Maria For Australian Open Crown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was her first title in 15 tournaments since winning the 2005 Australian Open, and the most dominating win in a completed championship match at Melbourne Park since Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-0, 6-2 in 1994.
She held to open and then won 12 straight points after Sharapova had a game point in the next to jump to a 4-0 lead.
Williams missed nine tournaments immediately after losing in the third round at the Australian Open last year and played only 16 matches in 2006, when she slumped as low as No. 140 in the rankings.
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 WashingtonPost.com: 1998 Australian Open
Martina Hingis (pictured) continued to make a name for herself Saturday, becoming the youngest player in the Open era to defend a Grand Slam title when she won her second Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Conchita Martinez.
Martina Hingis had revenge on her mind Wednesday as she romped over Mary Pierce, 6-2, 6-3 in the Australian Open, setting up a semifinal meeting with Anke Huber (pictured), a 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 upset victor over Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
Until 10 years ago, the Australian Open was considered the little fish in tennis's Grand Slam.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/tennis/longterm/1998/ausopen/ausopen.htm   (669 words)

 Arnold Palmer opens 100th Australian Open   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corey Pavin, the 1995 U.S. Open champion, is the highest-profile non-Australian in the field.
The big drawcards Wednesday were Palmer, the 1966 Australian Open titlist, and three-time Australian champion Thomson, both 75 and unable to contest the main event.
Devlin, who won the Australian Open as an amateur in 1960, and was runner-up to Gary Player in 1963 and Jack Nicklaus in 1964, is still in good enough shape to be playing in the tournament proper, but it will be the last of his career.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=29237   (672 words)

 CNN.com - Lonard grabs Australian Open title - Dec. 21, 2003
World number 42 Peter Lonard clinched his first Australian Open title when a birdie at the 72nd hole edged out U.S. Open runner-up Stephen Leaney and Chris Downes by one stroke in Rye.
The 2002 Australian PGA and Australian Masters winner, Lonard set up his win with a stunning approach shot to the par-five 18th.
Downes, 23, who held a one-stroke lead overnight from Leaney, had five bogeys in a 72 and had to be content with equal second place with Leaney (71) on 280, eight under, after picking up a birdie on the last hole.
cnn.com /2003/SPORT/12/21/golf.australia.reut   (441 words)

 Nadal in Australian Open drama - Sport news
The Australian Open men's singles draw may be on the verge of a shock omission with world number two Rafael Nadal retiring from the Medibank International in Sydney with a thigh injury.
The Spaniard was trailing Australian wildcard Chris Guccione 6-5 in the first set of their first round encounter before ending the match prematurely because of a pulled right thigh muscle.
With a quarter-final place for Davenport in Melbourne and at the US Open, and Venus reaching the last eight at Roland Garros, it was the thinnest of years in the grand slams.
www.sofiaecho.com /article/nadal-in-australian-open-drama/id_19832/catid_34   (671 words)

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