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No, the Australian Open has not always been on hard court.

Before 1988, the Australian Open featured grass courts, which was common at the time. However, it became very costly to maintain, so in 1988, the Australian Open switched to hard courts.

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Q: In which year did Australian Open move from grass courts to hard courts?
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