Australian Open betting
The annual Australian Open may be the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, but the men’s edition is actually the newest after Wimbledon, the US Open and French Open; though, actually officially became a major a year before the latter tournament achieved that status in 1924. Known as the Australasian Championships in the early days – where it was held in neighbouring New Zealand on occasion too - before becoming the Australian Championships in 1927 and then its present day name from 1969, English-born Aussie competitor Rodney Heath holds claim to being the first ever male champion in the event's history back in 1905. Brisbane’s Margaret Molesworth lifted the first women’s singles trophy in 1922. James Anderson, not to be confused with current England cricketer, meanwhile, won the maiden men’s title as a major, and he went on to add to his earlier success in 1922 a year later. While Anderson set an early benchmark, his trophy total of three has since been overtaken by six stars, including two Australian compatriots Ken Rosewall and Roy Emerson, who has the record of six to date. Not far behind Emerson’s total are retired American Andre Agassi (with four), Roger Federer (also four) and Novak Djokovic (five – the most in the Open Era). The latter Serb also happens to be the defending champion, with all-time great Federer still his main challenger, which means the 2016 edition of the event, from January 18th-31st, is all set up to be a classic. Can Djokovic win yet another? Or can Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal prove that they are not yet finished claiming Grand Slams? In the women’s singles section, American great Serena Williams is hoping to defend her own crown, and will be aiming to go one ahead of joint-second Nancye Wynne Bolton, though would still be four off Margaret Court.
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Meanwhile, there are a wide variety of bets available to customers from Coral including tournament and match outright betting for the upcoming 2016 competition, while there are more niche markets on offer too, such as correct set score, total games odd/even and many more. Also take advantage of our in-play markets offering great live odds on thousands of outcomes from the exact score of the next game and set winner to whether there's a tie-break and who wins it. Not only do we provide the best odds around we also offer tips, previews, insight and reaction on our dedicated news site . You can even watch games live through our integrated streaming service.
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2:05 Exeter35% Bobble Boru5/2 3.5016% Chance Taken11/2 6.5016% New Vennture6/1 7.0014% Lady Longshot16/1 17.0011% Martha Mccandles9/2 5.50
2:40 Exeter41% Grand Gold3/1 4.0017% Crown Hill15/2 8.5013% Leg Lock Luke6/1 7.0011% Winston Churchill6/1 7.005% Only Gorgeous12/1 13.00
2:55 Ayr54% Kilbree Chief3/1 4.0037% Nortonthorpelegend9/4 3.254% Grove Silver11/2 6.503% Jonny Eager15/2 8.502% Bonzo Bing6/1 7.00
3:05 Kempton27% Intransigent15/2 8.5019% Valbchek12/1 13.0013% Dutch Art Dealer3/1 4.0010% War Department7/1 8.008% Firmdecisions8/1 9.00
3:40 Kempton67% Sutter County2/1 3.0019% Second Thought10/3 4.335% Tomily6/1 7.005% Munro5/1 6.003% Visionary4/1 5.00
4:10 Kempton36% Noble Star9/4 3.2533% Starboard6/1 7.008% Miracle Ninetynine5/1 6.006% Pendo8/1 9.004% Ocean Tempest22/1 23.00