Wimbledon is just one of three Grand Slam tournaments held every year. The others are the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and the US Open.
The Australian Open
The first Grand Slam of the year happens in Melbourne, Victoria. Every end of the year, Melbourne-based The Ticket Merchant reveals that tennis fans avail of the AUS open tickets because it is scheduled during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere, which is in January. The main stadiums for the tournament are the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena. This year, the tournament was held from January 18-31 at Melbourne Park. The longest match to be played in the Australian Open was between men’s champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nada, who sweated it out for almost six hours in 2012.
Roland Garros is dubbed the French Open, and it is held every year around May in Paris. This Grand Slam tournament is played on outdoor red clay. The French Tennis Federation is currently preparing for this year’s French Open scheduled on May 22 to June 5, 2016. It started in 1891 but opened to international players only in 1925. The main tennis stadiums in Paris are Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen.
The Championships Wimbledon
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event currently played on grass. London comes alive during the tournament and tennis fans from around the world arrive in England’s capital to witness key matches. For top-seeded players, Wimbledon is the most important Grand Slam event of the year, and they are already gearing up for another attempt at winning the title. This year’s Wimbledon tournament will be held from June 27 to July 10, 2016.
The U.S. Open
New York is the Venue of the fourth Grand Slam event – the US Open. The matches are held on outdoor hard courts at Flushing Meadows. Arthur Ashe is the main stadium of the US Open and the biggest outdoor venue of its kind in the world. America will welcome the best of tennis once again from August 9-September 11, 2016.