CANBERRA kevin durant 5 elite pas cher , Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Summer in Melbourne means a fortnight of top-level tennis at the Australian Open. Here are some key facts and figures for the year's first grand slam tournamen:
Dates: Jan. 18-31, 2016
Venue: Melbourne Park, Victoria. Melbourne Park has three main courts - Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena, two show courts and 19 outside courts. The three main courts all have retractable roofs which enables both indoor and outdoor play, depending on the weather.
Surface: Plexicushion, an acrylic-based hard court surface.
Prize money: The men's and women's singles champions will take home 2.69 million U.S. dollars each - from a total prize pool of 31 million U.S. dollars (a 10 percent increase on 2015).
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