Re: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"
Originally Posted by thegreendestiny
Not the grounds, but the tournament itself. Since when was AO considered a slam? Wasn't it sometime in the 80's? Historical, because of the historical figures who took part in the event. I don't remember the likes of Lenglen, Borg, Perry et al. caring to win this tournament during their times.
Because it was so easy to go all the way to Australia back in the day...:rolleye:
Singles W: (12) Australian Open (11) 50K Monzon, Toronto F: (12) Montreal (09) 25K Redding, Bali YEC (08) Memphis, Stanford, 100K Krakow SF: (13) Toronto (12) Estoril Open (09) Roland Garros, Stanford (08) Auckland, Rome, Eastbourne, New Haven
Doubles W: (11) Hobart (09) 25K Redding (08) Doha, Istanbul (07) Estoril Open F: (12) Pattaya, Roland Garros, Stanford (11) Guangzhou(08) Memphis, Wimbledon, New Haven (07) Bali SF: (11) Trnava (10) Stuttgart (08) Budapest (07)Birmingham, US Open QF: (12) Australian Open (11) Roland Garros