Australian Open By Numbers

1,197,739

The prize money in US dollars awarded to the winners of the Australian Open singles tournaments.

164,416

The number of ice creams consumed by spectators at the 2006 Australian Open.

62,885

The average daily attendance the at the 2008 Australian Open, a figure that set the attendance record for all grand slams.

4000

The average number of tennis balls used at each Australian Open tournament.

2007

The year the Hawk-Eye system for line call reviews made its debut at the Australian Open.

1969

The year the Australian Open first admitted professional tennis players.

1908

The year that American Fred Alexander became the first non-Australian to win the Australian Open.

1905

The year the first Australian Open was played at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.

231

The fastest serve by a man at the Australian Open measured in km/h. The serve was struck by Taylor Dent in 2006

194

The speed of the fastest serve struck by a woman at the Australian open in km/h. This record is shared by Venus and Serena Williams.

68

The number of wheelchair matches played at each Australian Open tennis tournament.

60

The percentage of all Australian Open television viewers living in Asia.

50

The temperature in degrees celcius reached during some center court matches during the Australian Open.

20

The number of years Rebound Ace was used as a surface at the Australian Open before being replaced by Plexicushion in 2008.

10

The number of players who competed for the Australian Open title in 1906.

9

The number of games played before a new ball is introduced into play.

7

The most titles won by any player at the Australian Open, a record held by Australia’s Margaret Court. This is also the record for the most consecutive titles won at the Australian Open.

6

The best record by a mens singles player at the Australian Open, held by Roy Emerson of Australia.

5

The number of cities in Australia and New Zealand to have hosted Australian Open tournaments.

2

The number of times the Australian Open was hosted in New Zealand.

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