The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held each year. The tournament was held for the first time in 1905 and was last contested on grass in 1987. Since 1988, the tournament has been held on hard courts at Melbourne Park. Mats Wilander is the only person to have won the tournament on both grass and hard courts.
BNP Paribas Open is a two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier event featuring the top men and women professional players. BNP Open is the largest combined ATP World Tour and WTA in the world next to the four Grand Slams. BNP Paribas Open is hosted at the magnificent Indian Wells Tennis Garden, located in the beautiful Southern California desert.
The Mutua Madrid Open presents both men and women's draws in singles and doubles right in the middle of the clay season. La Caja Mágica (translated to mean the "Magic Box") is one of the most magnificent tennis facilities in the world. The event is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the ATP tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA tour.
The Rome Masters (Italian Open) is a key warm up for the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam that follows shortly after this exciting and emotional tournament. Played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, the Internazionali BNL d’Italia is a combined event, with both the men and women playing over the nine-day tournament.
The French Open, or as it is known in France, Tournoi de Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held in Paris, France in May and June each year. The French Open is the second of the so-called Grand Slam tournaments held each year. The other Grand Slams include the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.
The Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and the only one still played on the game's original surface, grass, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name.
The Canadian Open, currently known as Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. The men's competition is a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour. Of the major tennis tournaments in the world today, only Wimbledon and the US Open have been around as long.
The US Open, formally the United States Open tennis championships, is a tennis tournament which is the modern incarnation of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, with the U.S. National Championship, which for mens' singles was first contested in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament each year.
The Shanghai Rolex Masters Cup captivates the sporting world with excellent organization, splendid matches and wonderful service and hospitality. Shanghai Rolex Masters is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts.
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is very unique because the players must finish the season in the Top 8 to be granted the right to play in the touranment. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals round-robin format, allows you to see all the players play a minimum of three matches. The matches are played on hard court indoors.
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