The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually in the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. A two weeks event, this year’s (2015) edition kicked off few hours ago and will have in attendance the major tennis players on the planet, both females and males. The Australian Open will offer record prize money of AUD$36.3 million in 2015.
Australian Open Fast Facts
- Australian Open 2009 was the warmest event on record, with the average daily maximum 34.7°C, nine degrees above normal .
- The coolest Australian Open was in 1986, when the maximum temperature averaged just 22.5°C, 3.5 degrees below normal.
- On 29 January, 1963, 108mm of rain fell on Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, making it the wettest day in Australian Open history.
- Fans at Australian Open 2015 are expected to consume more than 200,000 bottles of Mount Franklin water and 150,000 ice creams.
Source: Australian Open