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Tennis Tournaments

Tennis tournaments are live around the world for 365 days a year. From the elite Grand Slams, Masters 1000 Series and WTA Premier tournaments starring the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams, to ITF Futures events where up-and-comers scrap it out with veterans for a handful of points, tennis has never been more global or more available to watch live.

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The Grand Slams

The four pillars of tennis are the Grand Slams: The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Also known as ‘majors’, these are the biggest and most important tournaments in tennis and winning one of them lifts a player into a different echelon, placing them firmly among the elite.

All four of the Grand Slams feature 128-player singles draws alongside men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, as well as wheelchair tennis, junior tennis and legends’ tennis. But each also has its own distinct identity and atmosphere, and poses different challenges to the players.

Australian Open

Played in January in the heat of the Australian summer at Melbourne Park, the Australian Open was first played in 1905.

Originally a grass-court tournament, the Australian Open has been played on hard courts since 1988. It is known as the ‘Happy Slam’, for its ebullient home fans – known as the ‘Fanatics’ – and cheerful, welcoming atmosphere; and the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific.

Many of the greatest tennis players in history have triumphed on Rod Laver Arena. Novak Djokovic has won a record eight men’s singles titles, while Serena Williams holds the women’s Open Era record with six singles titles. The 2020 Australian Open champions were Djokovic and Sofia Kenin.

French Open

Popularly known as ‘Roland Garros’ after its iconic Paris venue, named after the heroic aviator, the French Open is played on clay, a surface known for generating long, punishing rallies. Winning Roland Garros is often considered the toughest physical challenge in tennis.

The French Open takes place in the last week of May and the first week of June, although the 2020 edition has been rescheduled due to the global health crisis and will be played from 27 September-11 October.

Whatever the dates, however, one man has reigned supreme at Roland Garros since he first came there as a teenager: Rafael Nadal, the ‘King of Clay’, who has won an incredible 12 French Open titles.

Nadal won his most recent French Open title in 2019, and was joined in the winners’ circle by Australia’s Ashleigh Barty.

Roland Garros 2020: French Open live streams & tournament information


First played in 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world – and the most prestigious. Its combination of pristine green grass and crisp all-white outfits for the players is uniquely recognizable around the world.

Technically known as ‘The Championships’, the tournament is almost always known by the name of the London borough where the All England Club, its venue, is located – Wimbledon.

Played each year in early July, Wimbledon and its iconic Centre Court have witnessed some of the greatest matches in tennis history. Roger Federer has won a record eight men’s singles titles, while Martina Navratilova holds the women’s record with nine singles titles.

Wimbledon was cancelled in 2020 for the first time since the Second World War but will remain in 2021. The reigning champions, who won in 2019, are Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep.

Wimbledon 2021: Dates, schedule, players, history and more

US Open

Late summer sees tennis stars taking centre stage in New York for the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Raucous, star-studded and featuring the 23,771-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, the US Open has come a long way from its sedate beginnings as the U.S. National Championship, played on grass courts from 1881.

The US Open became a hard-court tournament in 1978 and is currently played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Its greatest champions are Serena Williams and Chris Evert, tied with six singles titles each, and on the men’s side, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, all of whom have won the men’s title five times.

Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu are the reigning singles champions at the US Open, which will be played behind closed doors from 31 August-13 September in 2020.

ATP Tournaments

The ATP Tour is the governing body of elite men’s tennis, and oversees all the biggest men’s tournaments in the world apart from the Grand Slam and Davis Cup.

Initially formed in 1972, the ATP first published its objective, merit-based ATP Rankings in August 1973. The rankings have been updated every Monday since.

The ATP Tour season begins at the beginning of January and ends in November, and includes almost 70 tournaments played all around the world. These tournaments are mainly divided into Masters 1000 Series events, ATP 500 events and ATP 250 events.

Masters 1000 Series Tournaments

The nine Masters 1000 Series events officially date back to the reorganization of the ATP Tour structure in 2009, although most tournaments are older.

These tournaments offer 1,000 points to the winner and feature draw sizes between 56 and 96 singles players. The ATP Masters 1000 Series events are:

  • Indian Wells & Miami:  Back-to-back Masters 1000 Series tournaments played on outdoor hard courts in the USA over the month of March
  • Monte Carlo: The picturesque and stylish Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is played on outdoor clay courts in late April
  • Madrid & Rome: Back-to-back Masters 1000 Series events played on outdoor clay courts in early May
  • Rogers Cup & Cincinnati: Back-to-back Masters 1000 Series events played on outdoor hard courts in the USA in August; the Rogers Cup alternates yearly between Toronto and Montreal
  • Shanghai: Played on outdoor hard courts in Shanghai, China, at the former venue of the ATP’s season-ending championships
  • Paris: The final Masters 1000 Series event of the season is also the only one to be played on indoor hard courts

ATP 500 Tournaments

The next tier of elite men’s tournaments are the ATP 500 events. As the name suggests, they offer 500 ranking points to the victor and reliably attract a high number of top-10 and top-20 players.

There are 13 ATP 500 tournaments on the current tennis calendar played on all different surfaces: Indoor hard courts (Rotterdam, Vienna and Paris); outdoor hard courts (Dubai, Acapulco, Washington, D.C., Beijing and Tokyo); clay (Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and Hamburg) and grass (Queen’s Club and Halle).

ATP 250 Tournaments

The lowest tier of elite men’s tennis tournaments at the 250s, of which there are currently almost 40, played on all different surfaces around the world.

ATP 250 tournaments typically feature a 28- or 32-player draw and offer 250 ranking points to the champion.

ATP Finals

The season-ending championships, currently known as the Nitto ATP Finals, are the biggest event in men’s tennis outside of the four Grand Slams.

Eight players who have accumulated the most ranking points over the calendar year – tracked by what is known as the ATP Race to London – face off in round-robin matches until a single champion is crowned. The winner can claim up to 1,500 ranking points and US$9,000,000 in prize money.

First played in 1970, the tournament traditionally moves from city to city and has taken place in some of the world’s most iconic venues, such as Madison Square Garden. Most recently the ATP Finals has enjoyed a successful sojourn at London’s O2 Arena. It will move to Turin, Italy in 2021.

The reigning ATP Finals champion is Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Next Gen ATP Finals

Introduced in 2017, the Next Gen ATP Finals aims to showcase the talents and personalities of the best young players in the game.

The Next Gen ATP Finals features eight of the best players aged 21 or under facing off in round-robin matches and featuring innovations such as sets played first to four games, no-ad scoring and electronic line-calling.

The tournament has been played in Milan since its inception and will remain there until 2022. Italy’s Jannik Sinner thrilled the home fans when he won the title in 2019.


A brand new event in 2020, the ATP Cup aims to bring international tennis competition under the banner of the ATP Tour.

The only ‘team’ competition on the ATP Tour, the ATP Cup features 24 nations fielding teams of 3-5 players. Eighteen nations qualify on the basis of their top player’s singles ranking in September, followed by the remaining six in November (the host nation can be given a wildcard).

Currently the ATP Cup is played in Australia across host cities Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Novak Djokovic led Serbia to victory in the inaugural edition in 2020, defeating Spain in the final.

WTA Tournaments

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) is the governing body for elite women’s professional tennis, and probably the biggest and most prestigious women’s sport organisation in the world.

Founded in 1973 by the legendary Billie Jean King and the rest of the ‘Original Nine’, the WTA now has over 2,500 players competing for $146 million in prize money in tournaments around the world.

The WTA Tour season lasts from January to early November. Like the ATP, its tournaments are divided into categories: Premier Mandatory, Premier-5, Premier and International.

WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments

The highest strata of women’s tennis events outside the four Grand Slams and the WTA Finals, the WTA Premier Mandatory events offer prize money of $4.5 million and offer 1,000 ranking points to the champion.

Like ATP Masters 1000 Series events, WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments are compulsory for all players who are ranked highly enough to play, so are guaranteed to feature the very best players in the world.

The four WTA Premier Mandatory events are:

  • Indian Wells, played on outdoor hard courts in California, USA in March and officially known as the BNP Paribas Open
  • Miami, which immediately follows Indian Wells and is played on outdoor hard courts in Miami, Florida
  • Madrid or the Mutua Madrid Open, played on outdoor clay courts at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain in early May
  • Beijing or the China Open, the only WTA Premier Mandatory which is not also a Masters 1000 Series event for the men and which is played on outdoor hard courts in September

WTA Premier-5 Tournaments

The next rung down from the Premier Mandatories are the WTA Premier-5 tournaments, which are also often combined with ATP Masters 1000 Series events.

Premier-5 tournaments offer prize money of $2 million and 900 ranking points to the winner. There are currently five on the WTA Tour calendar:

  • Doha/Dubai: Premier-5 status is alternated yearly between the Qatar Total Open and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, both outdoor hard-court events played in February
  • Rome: The Internazionali BNL d’Italia takes place at the Foro Italico on outdoor clay courts in May
  • Montreal/Toronto: This tournament, officially known as the Rogers Cup, alternates yearly between two Canadian cities and is always played on outdoor hard courts in August
  • Cincinnati: The Western & Southern Open immediately follows the Rogers Cup and is the last big tournament before the US Open, which is also played on outdoor hard courts
  • Wuhan: One of the highlights of the WTA’s autumn Asian swing and played on outdoor hard courts in Wuhan, China

WTA Premier Tournaments

The most frequent type of ‘Premier’ tournament, there are currently 12 WTA Premier tournaments on the calendar.

Premier tournaments offer 470 ranking points to the winner and prize money of $600,000-$1,000,000.

WTA Premier tournaments take place on all different surfaces: Outdoor hard courts (Brisbane, Adelaide, Doha/Dubai, Zhengzhou and Tokyo); indoor hard courts (St Petersburg and Moscow); indoor clay (Stuttgart); outdoor green clay (Charleston) and grass (Berlin, Eastbourne).

WTA International Tournaments

The most numerous category of tournament on the WTA Tour are the Internationals, which replaced the Tier III and Tier IV categories when the Tour was restructured in 2009.

WTA International tournaments typically feature a 28- or 32-player singles draw, and offer 280 ranking points to the winner as well as prize money of $275,000 or more.

There are over 30 WTA International tournaments on the calendar.

WTA Finals

The season-ending championships of the WTA Tour have been known by many different names and hosted in many locations, but are currently known as the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen.

The elite tournament is held, as the name suggests, in Shenzhen, China, where it relocated from Singapore in 2019. Reserved for the best of the best, the WTA Finals field is comprised of the eight best players of the season, who then face off in round-robin matches.

The WTA Finals was first played in 1972, and its greatest player is Martina Navratilova, who won eight singles titles in addition to 13 doubles titles. The tournament currently offers a record $14,000,000 prize money, and the reigning champion is Ashleigh Barty.

International Tennis Tournaments

While the majority of tennis tournaments feature players competing as individuals, competition between nations and representing one’s country on the international stage is also a traditional and vibrant part of tennis.

Davis Cup

Often called the ‘World Cup of Tennis’, the Davis Cup began as a competition between the USA and Great Britain in 1900 and now features over 130 teams at various levels of the tournament.

The Davis Cup was radically reorganised in 2019, with the yearlong format of the competition replaced by a single week-long ‘Davis Cup Finals’ to be played at a neutral venue. The Davis Cup Finals feature 18 nations and matches played to the best-of-three sets format.

The most successful nation in Davis Cup history is the USA, with 32 titles, followed by Australia (28) and France (10). The 2019 Davis Cup Finals were won by Spain.

The 2020 Davis Cup Finals has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The competition will resume in 2021.

Fed Cup

The women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup – then known as Federation Cup – was launched in 1963. Fed Cup is the largest annual women’s international team sports competition and features over 100 countries.

The Fed Cup was restructured in 2020 to feature a week-long finals tournament played at a neutral venue in April. The inaugural edition was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.

The USA are the most successful Fed Cup nation in history with 18 titles, followed by the Czech Republic, who have dominated the competition in recent years, winning six of their 11 titles between 2011 and 2018.

The most recent Fed Cup champions are France, who beat Australia to win the title in 2019.

The Olympics

Tennis was part of the Summer Olympics from the very beginning, as it was part of the programme at the inaugural competition in 1896, but the sport’s troubled transition from amateur to professional caused it to be dropped in 1924.

Making its comeback at the 1988 Olympics, which saw Steffi Graf complete the first ever ‘Golden Slam’ when she won a singles gold medal in addition to all four Grand Slams that year, tennis has been a part of the competition ever since.

Serena and Venus Williams have each won a record four gold medals, while Andy Murray is the only player to have won two gold medals in singles, doing so in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021 due to the global health crisis.

Challenger Tournaments

The second tier of men’s tennis is the ATP Challenger Tour, which is also run by the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals).

Divided into Challenger 125, Challenger 110 and Challenger 100 tournaments, with the categories named for the number of ranking points the winner will earn, there are around 35 Challenger tournaments each season. Prize money ranges from $35,000 to $162,480.

Challenger tournaments are played by young players looking to make their way up the rankings, older players coming back from injury or other periods of inactivity and players who narrowly miss out on qualifying for ATP Tour events.

ITF and Futures Tournaments

The lowest tier of men’s and women’s professional tennis are the tournaments which are organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), who also oversee the Grand Slams and Davis and Fed Cup.

Futures tournaments allow players to win titles, collect small amounts of prize money and most significantly, accumulate ranking points which can allow them to transition upwards to the ATP and WTA Tours. Unranked players can enter qualifying draws at ITF tournaments, which offer them the opportunity to win their first ranking points and begin their professional careers for real.

The ITF Tour was reorganized in 2019 to serve as a more streamlined pathway for young players hoping to become professionals, and renamed the ITF World Tennis Tour.

Multiple ITF tournaments take place almost every week of the year around the world, and many are live streamed so that matches are available to watch online.

How to Stream Tennis Tournaments Live with Bet365

Bookmaker bet365 offer customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of tennis matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch & bet on live-streamed tennis matches with bet365

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select ‘Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for the tennis match of your choice!

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply.