This famous Australian tennis tournament is held in Melbourne every year in mid-January from 1905. This is the ideal time, as January is the warmest month in Australia. Competitions at the international level are held at one of the best tennis arenas in the world—Rod Laver Arena, located in the center of Melbourne. The prize fund of this tournament is the largest of all tennis competitions in the world.
The Australian Open is held at three sports arenas: the Rod Laver Arena, which is the main venue for important matches, as well as Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena. Tickets for the Australian Open are sold on the internet and in the city center on Federation Square and go on sale a few months before the start of the tournament. Ticket prices start at 54.90 Australian dollars, although after the start of the tournament prices increase significantly in price.
The most famous winner of this tournament was Norman Brookes, the tournament in the men's category was named in his honour, it was he who made a significant contribution to the history of development of the Australian Open. In the women's tournament Australia Open, Daphne Akhurst managed to conquer this competition five times.