1995 Australian Open final four day schedule

1995 Australian Open final four day schedule

Post by Jason Simmo » Fri, 07 Oct 1994 13:32:45


Tournament organisers have confirmed the schedule for the final four days
of next year's event.  This has changed slightly from past years but not as
much as Tournament Director Paul McNamee hoped for - the WTA earlier this
year ruled out a five set ladies final.

Thursday - 2 womens semis and 1 mens semi.
Friday - 1 mens semi and womens doubles final.
Saturday - womes singles final and mens doubles final.
Sunday - mens singles final and mixed doubles final.

Quater finals will start one day earlier on the second Monday with 16 matches
being played with 10 matches to be played on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

The first 7 days will have each half playing basically playing on consequtive
days till near Sunday and the round of 16's.

Reminder - tickets go on sale on October 12 for series tickets (1 week only)
and October 19 for individual session tickets.

Any questions - just email me!

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Jason Simmons
Melbourne, Australia


 
 
 

1995 Australian Open final four day schedule

Post by shun.cheu » Sat, 08 Oct 1994 02:44:37


Quote:

>Tournament organisers have confirmed the schedule for the final four days
>of next year's event.  This has changed slightly from past years but not as
>much as Tournament Director Paul McNamee hoped for - the WTA earlier this
>year ruled out a five set ladies final.

>Thursday - 2 womens semis and 1 mens semi.
>Friday - 1 mens semi and womens doubles final.
>Saturday - womes singles final and mens doubles final.
>Sunday - mens singles final and mixed doubles final.

Looks like what the Australian Open tells us is that they don't
believe women's (singles) competition can draw enough crowd by itself.
A couple of years ago, GS women's QF were usually held in the second
Tuesday (with no men's singles at all in that day) and the men's QF
on Wednesday. This year's (1994) French Open, the first day that
had no men's singles was the women's SF. The AO now goes even further
and supplements the women's SF by one men's SF.

If the general perception is that women's tennis cannot stand on its
own in GS events (plus the WTA and the tournaments are in a lot of
financial trouble), the WTA'd better act quickly. Earlier this year,
Tennis Week described that the 1994 Lipton tournament was so dominated
by the men's events that the women's events were like a subsidiary.
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