Grand Slam Betting
There are four events in tennis that tend to cast a shadow over all others. These are the events which can define players, and make or break careers. These annual major tournaments are collectively known as the Grand Slam Tournaments.
The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and kicks off during the last two weeks of January every year at Melbourne Park. Since the event happens during the Australian summer, it isn’t rare to see matches called off or delayed due to extreme heat.
128 entrants are invited to the men’s and women’s division, respectively, and 64 doubles pairings qualify for the major tournament where nearly $23,000,000 is up for grabs.
The French Open at Rolland Garros is famous for its slower playing surface and five-set matches. This Grand Slam is considered to be the most physically testing for athletes and, with over €16,000,000 to be won, the rewards are certainly there for the players with the stamina and endurance to prevail.
Wimbledon is Britain’s famous tennis Grand Slam, and it happens every year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Played on very quick grass surfaces, the 128 entrants in each category (as well as the 64 doubles teams) compete for their share of a massive £13,725,000 prize pool.
The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year and is played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. A massive purse totaling up to over $21,000,000 is up for grabs in one of the most lucrative sports tournaments on the planet.
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