The Title Contenders on Stamps – Australian Open 2019

The Title Contenders on Stamps – Australian Open 2019

Australian Open 2019 – The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre. The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Men’s Singles – The Fab Four ( Federer, Nadal, Murray & Novak) of Men’s Tennis will take a Final Shot at the Title in Australian Open which begins today. They have won 50 of the last 55 Grand Slam Titles.

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss Tennis Player who has won a joint-record six Australian Open Men’s singles titles and a total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. He is the current Australian Open Champion having won the title in 2018. Switzerland issued a stamp to honour Roger Federer on 10 Oct 2007. He is seen holding the Wimbledon Trophy in the stamp.

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STAMP ON ROGER FEDERER

Serena Williams (born 26 September 1981) is an American tennis player who has won a record 39 Grand Slam titles ( 23 Singles, 14 Women’s Doubles and 2 Mixed Doubles). She has won Seven Australian Open Singles Titles which is an open era record.

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STAMP ON SERENA WILLIAMS

Novak Djokovic ( born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian Tennis player who is currently ranked No 1 in the World. He has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles including six joint-record Australian Open Titles. Serbia issued a stamp in his honour on 04 April 2008.  In 2008 Djokovic won the Australian Open and Olympic Gold.

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STAMP OF SERBIA ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Henin & Clijsters -Countdown Aus Open 2019.

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Countdown Aus Open 2019

Justin Henin Hardene (born 1 June 1982) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won Seven Grand slam singles titles including the Australian Open in 2004. She was also the runner-up at the  Australian Open in 2006 & 2010. She won the French Open in 2003,2005,2006 and 2007 and USOpen in 2003 & 2007. She also won Gold in Women’s Singles at 2004 Olympics. At Wimbledon, she was a runner -up in 2001 and 2006. In 2016 She became the first Belgian Tennis Player to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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JUSTIN HENIN – BELGIUM

Kim Clijsters ( born 8 June 1983) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won four Grand Slam Singles titles – three US Open titles and the Australian Open in 2011. She was runner-up at the Australian Open in 2004. She also won French and Wimbledon Women’s Doubles titles and was a finalist at Wimbledon Mixed Doubles in 2000. In 2009 She became the First Mother to win a Major (US Open) since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. In 2017 She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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KIM CLIJSTERS – BELGIUM -2003

Stamps on Winners at Australian Open – Countdown Australian Open 2019 -4 days to go

Stamps on Winners at Australian Open – Countdown Australian Open 2019 -4 days to go

St Vincent issued stamps 22 June 1987 on Tennis players some of whom have won titles at Australian Open

The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Jimmy Connors ( born 2 September 1952) is an American tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian Open in 1974. He also won Five US Open and two Wimbledon titles. He was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.

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STAMPS ON JIMMY CONNORS

Anne Hobbs  ( born 21 Aug 1959) is a British former Tennis Player. She was runner-up in Australian Open Women’s Doubles in 1983 and runner-up in Mixed Doubles in 1987.

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STAMP ON ANNE HOBBS

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a German former Tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including four Australian Open singles titles (1988,89,90 & 94).In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam -winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

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STAMP ON AUSTRALIAN OPEN WINNERS-STEFFI GRAF

Anders Jarryd ( 13 July 1961) is a Swedish tennis player who has won eight Grand Slam Men’s Doubles titles including the Australian Open Men’s Doubles Title in 1987 with Stefan Edberg of Sweden.

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ANDERS JARRYD -AUSTRALIAN OPEN WINNERS

Australian Open Tennis Champions on Stamps – Australian Open 2019 – Six days to go.

Australian Open 2019 – The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre. The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Anthony Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was New Zealand’s World No 1 Tennis Player.  Wilding had won 11 Grand Slam Titles (Six in Singles and Five in Doubles) and is the only player from New Zealand to have won a Grand slam Singles Title. He won Davis Cup four times playing for Australasia and a Bronze Medal at the Indoor singles tennis event in 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

He Won the 1906 and 1909 Australasian Open Titles and was also the runner’s up in 1908 & 1909 Australasian Men’s Doubles Championships. He was four-time Wimbledon Champion (1910-1913)

He was Killed in World War I in 1915 in France. He joined the Royal Marines and served as a Captain with the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division in the Battlefields of France in WWI. On 09 May 1915, during thebattle of Aubers Ridge at Neuve-Chapelle, France,he was killed in action

New Zealand issued a 45 cent stamp in honour of  Anthony Wilding on 12 Aug 1992.

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ANTHONY WILDING – NEW ZEALAND SPORTING HERO AND AUSTRALASIAN TENNIS CHAMPION.

Australian Open 2019 – Countdown

Australian Open 2019 – Countdown

Rodney George Laver, AC, MBE ( born 09 August 1938) is an Australian Tennis Legend. He was born in Rockhampton, Queensland.

He has won 11 Grand Slam Titles including Three Australian Open Men’s Singles Titles in 1960.1962 & 1969. He has won French Open twice in 1962 & 1969 , The US Open twice in 1962 & 1969 and Wimbledon four times (1961,62,68 & 69). He is the only player to twice achieve the Grand Slam (1962 & 1969) and only one to do in the open era. The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park is named after him in 2000.

Honours

MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1970.

Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000

Companion of  The Order of Australia (AC) -2016 Australia Day Honours.

International Hall of Fame -1981.

Margaret Court, AO, MBE (born 16 July 1942) is an Australian Women’s Tennis Legend who has won 11 Australian Open Women’s Singles titles including seven titles before 1969. She has won a total of 24 Grand Slam singles titles ( French Open -5, US Open -5 and Wimbledon-3). She also won 19 Women’s Doubles and 21 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles . These 64 Titles is a World record which still stands in her name . She is perhaps the Greatest Tennis Player of all times.

The Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park is named after her.

Honours

MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1967.

Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000

Officer of The Order of Australia (AO) -2007.

International Hall of Fame -1993.

Australia issued four stamps in honour of Rod Laver and Margaret Court on 24 January 2003. One stamp shows them in action and in the other one, each one is seen holding the trophy.

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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA – ROD LAVER -AUSTRALIAN OPEN TROPHY
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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA – ROD LAVER
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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA -MARGARET COURT

Australian Open Men Singles Trophy – Norman Brookes Challenge Cup

Sir Norman Everard Brookes ( 14 November 1877 – 28 September 1966) was an Australian Tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles (Wimbledon in 1907 & 1914, Australasian Championships in 1911). The Australian Open Men’s Singles Trophy the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is named in his honour. Australia issued a stamp in his memory on 18 February 1981.

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STAMP OF AUSTRALIA -SIR NORMAN BROOKES

Roger Federer Wins a record Third Hopman Cup Title.

Roger Federer Wins a record Third Hopman Cup Title.

Roger Federer added another title to his kitty and this time it is the mixed gender Hopman Cup. He won it for the record third time while doing National duty. Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 at Perth to Clinch the title. The team of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat the German Pair of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber. The Swiss Pair had defeated the same German pair last Year. Federer had won his first Hopman Cup pairing Martina Hingis in 2001. The trophy in the stamp held by Federer is Wimbledon trophy.

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ROGER FEDERER WINS THIRD HOPMAN CUP TITLE

Stamps on Australian Open -Australia

Australian Open 2019 – Stamps on Australian Open Centenary 2005

The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era. The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.

In a calendar year, four major tennis tournaments are played around the World. These are known as Grand Slam tournaments and anybody winning all four of them in the same year is supposed to have won a Grand Slam. In a case in the same year a player also wins an Olympic Gold Medal then it is known as a Golden Grand Slam.

The Grand Slam format consists of Australian Open in Mid January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and US Open in August-September. These tournaments are also known as Tennis Majors. Wimbledon the oldest was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian in  1905. The Wimbledon was the only Major prior to 1924-25.

Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, US Open and The Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. Three courts with retractable roofs will be used during 2019, which shall provide relief from extreme heat conditions. The courts are Rod Laver, Margaret Court & Melbourne Arenas.

Australia Post issued a set of two stamps on 11 January 2005 to commemorate the Centenary of Australian Open. The Stamps feature Man and a Woman playing Tennis. A  First Day Cover with a postmark of Melbourne (Venue City ) was also released.

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FDC AUSTRALIA 2005 – CENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CENTENARY GUTTER PAIR AUSTRALIA 2005
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STAMP AUSTRALIAN OPEN CENTENARY 2005