The corona pandemic has of course also caused major postponements in the tennis world. Wimbledon has been canceled, whether the US Open can take place at the end of August as planned, is still not clear and the Grand Slam tournament in Paris, the French Open 2020, has been postponed several times.
Year after year, the Australian Open is the first of four Grand Slam tournaments in world tennis. The winners in the men’s and women’s singles are awarded prize money of around 4.5 million Australian dollars, which corresponds to around 4.1 million euros. The AO will be played on several courts in Melbourne. The largest tennis stadium at the Australian Open is the Rod Laver Arena with 14,820 seats.