Top 10 Tennis Tournaments

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The following is a list of popular tennis tournaments which are famously shown around the world. The revenues for these events are in the tens of millions of dollars; some garnering 100s of millions.

 

1. Wimbledon:

Originating in 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It is also one of 4 grand slam tournaments to be held. Interestingly enough it is still played on grass rather than pavement.

 

2. French Open:

The tournament was named after a famous aviator, Roland Garros, and is one of 4 grand slam tournaments. It usually is held between late May and early June of every year. The tournaments originated in 1891.

 

3. US Open:

Held in August and September, the tournament is the final grand slam competition. The tournament was first held in 1881 and only included men. Women were allowed to play since 1887.

 

4. Australian Open:

Originating in 1905, it is one of 4 grand slam tournaments. It is held in Melbourne in the crux of Australian summer. The 2010 tournament had 653,860 attendees.

 

5. Rogers Cup:

This is a tennis tournament that is held in Toronto and Montreal alternatively every year. Competitions are held every August since 1881 for men and 1892 for women.

 

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