Aussie Open survives, thrives over 100 years
MELBOURNE, Australia -- It began at a humble suburban cricket ground, has been played twice in New Zealand and was even once held in a zoo.
The Australian Open turns 100 this year, a remarkable feat for a tournament that has reinvented itself several times as it struggled to cement its place as the fourth Grand Slam of tennis.
Now billed as "The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific," the
tournament began in 1905 as the Australasian Championships soon
after Australian and New Zealand officials ...
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