Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, I must correct you: Kooyong was NOT always the venue of Australian Championships. Till 1971 the venues changed every year (Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide).
And, as always, you omit the US Pro in Cleveland because Hoad lost twice to Gonzalez there. That's biased account of history!
Kooyong is acknowledged as the pre-eminent Australian venue for tennis.
No, the US Pro is not minor because of that. Because it was a minor event, not a major in any way.