Top 7: Facts and trivia about the Australian Open

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3. Change of Surface

Initially, the Australian Open was played on grass. But, starting 1988, the surface shifted from grass to hard courts. Green Rebound Ace was used up till 2007 eventually getting replaced by blue Plexicushion. Mats Wilander holds the record for being the only player to win the title on both grass (1983 & 1984) and hard court (1988).

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