Talk:Australian Open

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Can't wait for the last part of the intro to be updated with this year's record attendances! I'm also compiling a table of daily attendance numbers - had to build the table based on the Washington Post "Australian Open at a Glance" for each day... but this will drop into the 2012 Australian Open page, not here... Xbopper (talk) 11:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Winners list[edit]

There should be some kind of reference to the junior champions on the main page. Or they could get a page of their own like the adult winners. (talk) 07:23, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

The list of winners makes the page too long. A separate page called Australian Open Champions can be created. This has been done for the Wimbledon page.
Jay 18:46, 10 Aug 2003 (UTC)


Hi. The sentence "(...) has been held for 100 years since 1905 (...)" is somewhat misleading, since it gives the impression that the tournament has been in fact held 100 times. That is not the case, as it was not held several times, during World War I and World War II, not to mention the year 1986, when it was not held in order for the 1987 edition to take place in January (although when calculating the actual number of editions, one must remember that it was held 2 times in one year: 1977). I suggest that the sentence in question be altered to: "was held for the first time in 1905, making it 100 years old as of 2005". Any objections and/or other suggestions? Regards, Redux 21:20, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Hana Mandlikova[edit]

Hana Mandlikova's victory in the 1987 Open was achieved previous to gaining her Australian citizenship and thus, she should not be considered the last Australian to have won the title.

Irrelevant Info on Grand Slam[edit]

I decided to remove this information, which while correct and of appropriate quality, is irrelevant in this article, or at least definitely did not belong immediately following the introduction.

"Traditionally, accomplishing a Grand Slam in a calendar year; tennis fans have adopted the shorthand of referring to each of the four parts of the Slam (Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Opens) as a slam in itself. The Australian Rod Laver was the last man to complete a Grand Slam in men's singles in 1969. On the women's side, Steffi Graf was the last woman to win a Grand Slam in 1988, and she also won the Olympic Gold in Seoul in the same year, making it a Golden Slam." RedClaw42 02:13, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

I know this entry is old, but although it says the content was irrelevant, the first sentence would explain the use of the word slam in exactly the way described in the third paragraph of the lead. I'm tempted to put it back (in a slightly tidier way). HiLo48 (talk) 09:55, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Prizemoney ?[edit]

IS there any info on prizemoney ?? The Wimbledon Championships has a list of current prizes for each category. --Rulesfan 03:49, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

It's currently wrong, shows USD but source shows same amount in AUD, Wimbledon, US and French shows total prize money, this just shows Winners prize money, anyone got an up to date source? BigTurnip (talk) 15:25, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Prizemoney - Question[edit]

It isn't clear to me reading the "Trophies and Prize Money" chapter, if the prizes are cumulative. For example, if a player gets to 2nd round, do they get the second round prize, or do the get the first round plus second round prize? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:30, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Opening paragraph[edit]

I removed the superfluous info about the venue's amenities from the first paragraph because while someone planning to attend the AO might be pleased, that information belongs with the facilities' article. I removed the paragraph break following so that essential Who/What/Where/When/etc. all fell in the 1st para, but now it is a bit busy with secondary info. Perhaps when this is expanded, some can be moved down-article? 16:03, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Google Maps link[edit]

I changed the Google Maps link to a broader view, as the previous link showed only "We are sorry, we don't have imagery at this zoom level for this region" tiles. Cactus Wren 16:15, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Value of open to Australian economy[edit]

The event is worth around £38 million to the Australian economy.[3]

This takes a figure from the references, however it is inappropriate to quote such values in foreign currency units. What is the value in Australian dollars? Can an alternative reference be found that provides a figure in AUD? -- B.D.Mills  (T, C) 10:04, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Pity it isn't still the Australasian Open[edit]

What is the reason it was considered a 'Grand Slam' Tournament in the first place? What was a Grand Slam was set by what countries had won the Davis Cup up until the late 20's. They were the US, France, Great Britain and Australasia (New Zealand and Australia combined). The event was actually held in New Zealand twice 1906 & 1912. Anthony Wilding (a New Zealander) was a big part of those Davis Cup wins for Australasia.

Hence, my logic is

1/ It got GrandSlam status because of the Australasian Davis Cup wins 2/ Hence it should belong to Australasia still. (The 1906 & 1912 events being held in NZ give evidence to its shared historical ownership). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tmartin prof (talkcontribs) 22:59, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Also, why is the venue displayed as Ghangzhou, China? The page for 'Grand Slam (Tennis)' declares the first grand slam of the year as the Chinese Open! Through the article no reference to these changes can be found! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anand.rkrishnan (talkcontribs) 07:11, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Ranking points?[edit]

Can someone list how many points you get for winning the open? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:22, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Strange we never added it. Currently it is worth 2000 points to the winner for both the WTA and ATP. Fyunck(click) (talk) 17:59, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done It was such a good question that I added a chart to all 4 Major pages with links to the appropriate wikipedia WTA and ATP points pages. Fyunck(click) (talk) 19:15, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Links to per-year pages[edit]

First, I have to take my hat off to the editors who maintain all the detailed results pages for these tennis tournaments. It's tremendous stuff, and always seems up to date while a tournament is in progress. But on this main page, I wondered if greater prominence could/should be given to the links to historical per-year articles where all the results can be found (2011 Australian Open, 2010 Australian Open, 2009 Australian Open, etc.). At the moment there is an oddly presented subset of links under "Recent attendances" (I say "oddly presented" because one wouldn't particularly be looking for these links under the heading of such a specific topic). In fact, the full list is right down at the bottom of the page in the "Australian Open" navbox. I suppose this is reasonable and proper, but somehow they seem a bit lost to me. Should we have a section for these links in the main body of the article, rather than just including a few of them incidentally in a section about attendances? (talk) 03:14, 22 January 2012 (UTC)