Mar 26, 2014 · An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. 77. In 1940, two aircraft collided in midair, in NSW. Instead of crashing, the two planes became stuck together and made a safe landing.

The Australian Open was named like it is now in 1969, till that time it used to be called the Australasian Championship, which was founded in 1905. During the Australasian Championship days the tournament used to be played in all four major cities of Australia like Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Australian Open Fast Facts. The Lawn Tennis Association of Australasia was formulated in 1904 in order for Australasia to be eligible to contest the Davis Cup competition and for Australia to host the region's Championships. 1926 saw a name change to Lawn Tennis Association of Australia and Sir Norman Brookes became President for 29 years. Oct 30, 2013 · Read CNN's Fast Facts about the Australian Open, one of four competitions that make up the "Grand Slam" in professional tennis. Apr 24, 2013 · Check out these facts from the Australian Open. History. The tournament was first played in 1905 as the Australasian Championships and was renamed the Australian Open in 1969.

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The tournament reverted to being called the Australian Masters for the following season, but was dropped from the calendar after the 1995 event. In addition, the tournament was also held in 1995 as the Australian Open immediately following the Australian Masters, featuring mostly the same players and the same two players in the final. [2]

The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year excepting 1986, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.It features men's and women's singles; men's, women's, and mixed doubles; junior's championships; and wheelchair, legends, and Australian Open Tennis Facts - Apr 24, 2013 2020 Australian Open - US TV Schedule, Facts & Information