An important thing for every sports bettor is to have knowledge about the events schedules. For Tennis there is no exception, that’s why at Online Betting Sports we share with you the latest news, updates and information about the tennis schedule.
Brief Introduction to Tennis Schedule
Tennis is nearly a year-round sport with professional tennis odds and picks set for tournaments spanning January to late November. Male players compete on the ATP Tour, and women compete on the WTA Tour, but most tournaments have draws for both male and females.
Other than the four Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, and US Open), tournaments run anywhere from seven to 11 days, depending on the size of the draw and breaks between matches. Grand Slams take place over the course of two weeks and involve 128 players with seven rounds of single-elimination matches.
Most tournaments also include draws for doubles teams. Others, like Wimbledon, have a mixed doubles draw and junior singles and doubles draws.
The ATP and WTA Tours conclude their respective seasons in November with a final tournament reserved for the top eight ranked players (the ATP and WTA Finals). Millions of prize money are up for grabs at this year-end event.
Understanding Tennis Schedule
Because there are often multiple tennis tournaments taking place simultaneously, players can pick and choose which events they compete in, although some, including the four Grand Slams, have qualification requirements.
With some exceptions, matches take place in outdoor stadiums, so the Grand Slam schedule is planned in accordance with weather patterns. The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, takes place in January and is preceded by smaller tournaments in Australia.
The French Open is the second Grand Slam on the ATP/WTA calendar and takes place in Paris in late May. Wimbledon is held in late June and early July, and the US Open is in late August and early September.
Each of the four Grand Slams is played at the same venue every year, but venues change every year for the ATP and WTA Finals. These tours also don’t have shared venues, as is the case with the Grand Slams, for their year-end championship.