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The Australian Open Tennis Championships

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Complete the text below by putting the verbs in the correct form in each gap. In some cases you'll need to use passive voice. When you have entered all the answers, click on the "Check answers" button. Click on "Give me a letter" to get a free letter, but you'll lose points. If you make a mistake, please try again until you get all the answers right.
Australian OpenThe Championships (1) (run) by Tennis Australia, formerly the LTAA, and (2) (play) in 1905 first at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Historically, the tournament (3) (play) in the various states of Australia; however, in 1972 it (4) (decide) to keep the Open in the city that (5) (attract) the greatest patronage. Melbourne was that city, and Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club was the selected venue.
Since then the event (6) (grow) in stature and popularity, both in Australia and internationally. As the event (7) (grow), so too did the need to (8) (upgrade) and (9) (improve) facilities.
Flinders Park (10) (build) when the State Government (11) (realise) the existing facilities were not adequate for a Grand Slam tournament.
Construction of the Centre, a multi-purpose venue, (12) (commence) in 1986 and (13) (complete) in January 1988, to be the scene of the 1988 Ford Australian Open. Further development to the venue (14) (occur) during 1995, with these works (15) (complete) for the 1996 event.
The move to Flinders Park was an immediate success with an 80% increase in attendance on the previous year at Kooyong.
The venue name change from Flinders Park to Melbourne Park (16) (occur) on Monday 29 January, 1996.

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Exercise written by Elek Mathe - EnglishLearner.com - last modified on September 14, 2015