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Encyclopedia > 2006 Australian Open
Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursonov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round.
Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursonov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round.

The 2006 Australian Open was played between January 16 and January 29, 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1712x2304, 1723 KB) Summary Description: Tim Henman (far right) runs for the ball in his first round match against Dmitry Tursonov at the Margaret Court Arena, Australian Open 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1712x2304, 1723 KB) Summary Description: Tim Henman (far right) runs for the ball in his first round match against Dmitry Tursonov at the Margaret Court Arena, Australian Open 2006. ... // ITF Grand Slam events Australian Open (January 16–29) Mens Singles: Roger Federer d. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Leadup

Several leading men's players declined to attend the Open due to injury, including Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal and defending champion Marat Safin. Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former world number one professional tennis player from the United States. ... Rafael Rafa Nadal Parera (born June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish tennis player [1]. He is the nephew of former F.C. Barcelona footballer Miguel Ángel Nadal. ... Marat Safin (Tatar: Marat Mubin ulı Safin; Russian: Марат Мубинович (Михайлович) Сафин ; b. ...


The women's tournament fared much better, with no absentees among the top 20 ranked players.


It was Martina Hingis' first grand slam event in her comeback to the game. Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams were among those who welcomed her return to the circuit as a positive step forward for women's tennis. Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team is said to have achieved the Grand Slam if they succeed in winning all four of the following championship titles in the same calendar year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Insult. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an African-American professional womens tennis player, who is a former World No. ...


Finals

Singles

Men's Singles
Roger Federer (SUI) def. Marcos Baghdatis (ERI), 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... Motto: Latin: Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (traditional)[1] (English: One for all, all for one) Anthem: Swiss Psalm Capital Bern (federal capital) Largest city Zürich Official language(s) German, French, Italian, Romansh[2] Government Direct democracy, Federal republic  - Federal Council Moritz Leuenberger (Pres. ... Marcos Baghdatis (Μάρκος Παγδατής in Greek) (born 17 June 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. ... Motto: Never Kneel Down[1][2][3] Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Capital Asmara Largest city Asmara Official language(s) (working, not official languages) Tigrinya, Arabic and English [1][2] Government Transitional government  - President Isaias Afewerki Independence From Ethiopia   -   De facto May 29, 1991   -   De jure May 24, 1993  Area    - Total...


Women's Singles
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) def. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL), 6-1, 2-0 ret. Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (French: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”) Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Paris Largest city Paris Official language(s) French 1 Government Unitary republic  - President Jacques Chirac  - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation    - French State 843 (Treaty of Verdun)   - Current constitution 1958 (5th Republic)  Accession to EU March 25, 1957... Justine Henin-Hardenne ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a former World No. ... For other uses, see Belgium (disambiguation). ...


Men's Doubles
Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) def. Martin Damm (CZE)/Leander Paes (IND), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Bob Mike Country: United States United States Residence: Camarillo, Cal, USA Camarillo, Cal, USA Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 6 ft 3 in (190 cm) Weight: 202 lb. ... Martin Damm (born August 1, 1972 in Liberec) is a tennis player from the Czech Republic, who turned professional in 1990. ... Motto: Czech: Pravda vítÄ›zí (English: Truth prevails) [citation needed] Anthem: Kde domov můj Capital Prague Largest city Prague Official language(s) Czech Government Republic  - President Václav Klaus  - Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek Formation 9th century   - Independence from Austria-Hungary October 28, 1918   - Dissolution of Czechoslovakia January... Leander Adrian Paes (born June 17, 1973) is currently one of the most successful Indian tennis players on the Mens Doubles and Mixed Doubles circuits. ... Motto: Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit) DevanāgarÄ«: सत्यमेव जयते (IPA: []) (Truth Alone Triumphs) Anthem: Jana Gana Mana Capital New Delhi Largest city Mumbai Official language(s) Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Maithili, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu Government Federal republic...


Women's Doubles
Yan Zi/Zheng Jie (CHN) def. Samantha Stosur (AUS)/Lisa Raymond (USA), 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-3 Yan Zi (born on November 12, 1984 in Sichuan) is a professional female tennis player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zheng. ... PRC redirects here. ... Samantha Stosur (born March 30, 1984, Brisbane, Australia) is a professional tennis player from Australia. ... Motto: none (formerly Advance Australia) Anthem: Advance Australia Fair Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Canberra Largest city Sydney Official language(s) English (de facto)1 Government Federal Const. ... Lisa Raymond is a professional female tennis player from the United States. ...


Mixed Doubles
Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)/Martina Hingis (SUI) def. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)/Daniel Nestor (CAN), 6-3, 6-3 Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born June 7, 1974, Madras, India) is a professional tennis player from India. ... Motto: Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit) DevanāgarÄ«: सत्यमेव जयते (IPA: []) (Truth Alone Triumphs) Anthem: Jana Gana Mana Capital New Delhi Largest city Mumbai Official language(s) Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Maithili, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu Government Federal republic... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in KoÅ¡ice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ... Motto: Latin: Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (traditional)[1] (English: One for all, all for one) Anthem: Swiss Psalm Capital Bern (federal capital) Largest city Zürich Official language(s) German, French, Italian, Romansh[2] Government Direct democracy, Federal republic  - Federal Council Moritz Leuenberger (Pres. ... Elena Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Лихоцева) (yi-LEN-ah LEE-half-tsih-vuh) is a Russian tennis player, born 8 September 1975 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. ... Motto: none Anthem: Hymn of the Russian Federation Capital Moscow Largest city Moscow Official language(s) Russian Government Semi-presidential Federal republic  - President of Russia Vladimir Putin  - Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Independence From the Soviet Union   - Declared June 12, 1990   - Finalized December 26, 1991  Area    - Total 17,075,400 km... Daniel Nestor (born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia - now Serbia and Montenegro - on September 4, 1972) is a Canadian tennis player from the Toronto, Ontario area. ... Motto: Latin: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (English: From Sea to Sea) Anthem: O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official language(s) English, French Government Federal constitutional monarchy  - Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  - Governor General Michaëlle Jean  - Prime Minister Stephen Harper Independence From...


Juniors

Boys' Singles
Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA) def. Nick Lindahl (AUS), 6-3, 7-6(4) Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (French: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”) Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Paris Largest city Paris Official language(s) French 1 Government Unitary republic  - President Jacques Chirac  - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation    - French State 843 (Treaty of Verdun)   - Current constitution 1958 (5th Republic)  Accession to EU March 25, 1957... Motto: none Anthem: (German for Land of Mountains, Land on the River) Capital Vienna Largest city Vienna Official language(s) German (official) Slovenian (reg. ...


Girls' Singles
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (born 3 July 1991 in Samara, Russia) is a Russian tennis player. ... The Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ... Caroline Wozniacki (born July 11, 1990) is a Danish tennis player, who is the reigning national champion. ... Motto: Royal Motto: Guds hjælp, folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke (Gods help, the peoples love, Denmarks strength) Anthem: Der er et yndigt land (national); Kong Christian (royal) Capital Copenhagen Largest city Copenhagen Official language(s) Danish1 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Margrethe II  - Prime Minister Anders Fogh...


Boys' Doubles
Blazej Koniusz/Grzegorz Panfil (POL) def. Kellen Damico/Nathaniel Schnugg (USA), 7-6(5), 6-3 Motto: None (See Unofficial mottos of Poland) Anthem: Polish: Mazurek DÄ…browskiego (Translation: DÄ…browskis Mazurka) Capital Warsaw Largest city Warsaw Official language(s) Polish[1] Government Republic  - President Lech KaczyÅ„ski  - Prime minister JarosÅ‚aw KaczyÅ„ski Formation    - Unification 10th century   - Christianisation Date[2] 966   - Redeclared November 11...


Girls' Doubles
Sharon Fichman (CAN)/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def. Alize Cornet (FRA)/Corinna Dentoni (ITA), 6-2, 6-2 Motto: Latin: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (English: From Sea to Sea) Anthem: O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official language(s) English, French Government Federal constitutional monarchy  - Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  - Governor General Michaëlle Jean  - Prime Minister Stephen Harper Independence From... Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (born 3 July 1991 in Samara, Russia) is a Russian tennis player. ... The Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ... Alizé Cornet (born January 22, 1990 in Nice, France) is a female tennis player from France. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (French: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”) Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Paris Largest city Paris Official language(s) French 1 Government Unitary republic  - President Jacques Chirac  - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation    - French State 843 (Treaty of Verdun)   - Current constitution 1958 (5th Republic)  Accession to EU March 25, 1957... Anthem: Il Canto degli Italiani (also known as Fratelli dItalia) Capital Rome Largest city Rome Official language(s) Italian1 Government Republic  - President Giorgio Napolitano  - Prime Minister Romano Prodi Formation    - Unification 17 March 1861   - Republic 2 June 1946  Accession to EU March 25, 1957; Founding Member Area    - Total 301,318...


Seeds

Men's Singles

Seed Player Result
1 Switzerland Roger Federer WON
2 United States Andy Roddick lost in R16 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
3 Australia Lleyton Hewitt lost in R64 (to Juan Ignacio Chela)
4 Argentina David Nalbandian lost in SF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
5 Nikolay Davydenko lost in QF (to Roger Federer)
6 Argentina Guillermo Coria lost in R32 (to Sebastien Grosjean)
7 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić lost in QF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
8 Argentina Gaston Gaudio lost in R32 (to Fabrice Santoro)
9 Chile Fernando González lost in R128 (to Alex Bogomolov Jr.)
10 Sweden Thomas Johansson lost in R16 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
11 Spain David Ferrer lost in R16 (to Fabrice Santoro)
12 Dominik Hrbatý lost in R16 (to Nikolay Davydenko)
13 United States Robby Ginepri lost in R64 (to Denis Gremelmayr)
14 France Richard Gasquet lost in R128 (to Tommy Haas)
15 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero lost in R32 (to Nicolas Kiefer)
16 Spain Tommy Robredo lost in R16 (to David Nalbandian)
17 Radek Štěpánek lost in R64 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
18 Croatia Mario Ančić lost in R32 (to David Ferrer)
19 Tomáš Berdych lost in R64 (to Gilles Simon)
20 United States James Blake lost in R32 (to Tommy Robredo)
21 Germany Nicolas Kiefer lost in SF (to Roger Federer)
22 France Gael Monfils lost in R128 (to Luis Horna)
23 Igor Andreev lost in R32 (to Dominik Hrbaty)
24 Olivier Rochus lost in R64 (to Peter Luczak)
25 France Sebastien Grosjean lost in QF (to Nicolas Kiefer)
26 Jarkko Nieminen lost in R32 (to David Nalbandian)
27 United States Taylor Dent lost in R128 (to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez)
28 Spain Fernando Verdasco lost in R64 (to Kristof Vliegen)
29 Italy Filippo Volandri lost in R128 (to Nathan Healey)
30 Belarus Max Mirnyi lost in R32 (to Roger Federer)
31 Spain Feliciano López lost in R32 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
32 Spain Carlos Moyá lost in R128 (to Andrei Pavel)

reference Results of the 2006 Australian Open tournament in the mens singles event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Andrew Stephen (Andy) Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... Marcos Baghdatis (Μάρκος Παγδατής in Greek) (born 17 June 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (born February 24, 1981, Adelaide, Australia), is a former World No. ... Juan Ignacio Chela (born August 30, 1979, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... David Nalbandian (born January 1, 1982, Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional tennis player from Argentina. ... Marcos Baghdatis (Μάρκος Παγδατής in Greek) (born 17 June 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Nikolay Davydenko (Russian: Николай Давыденко; June 2, 1981, Sieverodonetsk, Ukraine) is currently the #1 Russian male tennis player and winner of 6 singles titles to date. ... Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Nickname(s): El Mago, Mini-Moya Country: Argentina Residence: Venado Tuerto, Argentina Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg) Plays: Right-handed Turned pro: 2000 Highest singles ranking: 3 (05/03/2004) Singles titles: 9 Career prize money: $5,663,711 Guillermo Sebastián Coria... Sébastien René Grosjean (born May 29, 1978, Marseille, France) is a professional tennis player from France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Ivan Ljubičić [] (born March 19, 1979) is a Bosniak-Croat tennis player from Bosnia now playing for Croatia. ... Marcos Baghdatis (Μάρκος Παγδατής in Greek) (born 17 June 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gastón Gaudio (born December 9, 1978), nicknamed El Gato (The Cat in Spanish), is a professional tennis player from Argentina. ... Fabrice Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Fernando González at the 2004 Summer Olympics Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi (born July 29, 1980), nicknamed El Bombardero de La Reina (Spanish The La-Reina Bomber), is a professional tennis player from Chile. ... Alex Bogomolov Jr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Country: Sweden Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Weight: 80 kg (176 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1994 Highest singles ranking: 7(06/10/2002) Singles titles: 9 Career Prize Money: US$5,908,512 Grand Slam Record Titles: 1 Australian Open W (02) Thomas... Ivan Ljubičić [] (born March 19, 1979) is a Bosniak-Croat tennis player from Bosnia now playing for Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... David Ferrer is a ATP professional tour tennis player. ... Fabrice Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Dominik Hrbatý, (born January 4, 1978, Bratislava) is a professional tennis player from Slovakia. ... Nikolay Davydenko (Russian: Николай Давыденко; June 2, 1981, Sieverodonetsk, Ukraine) is currently the #1 Russian male tennis player and winner of 6 singles titles to date. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Robby Ginepri (born October 7, 1982) is an American tennis player who turned professional in 2001. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Richard Gasquet (born 18 June 1986) is a French tennis player. ... Thomas Mario Haas (born April 3, 1978 in Hamburg, Germany) is a German tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Country: Spain Residence: Villena, Spain Height: 182 cm (6 ft) Weight: 72 kg (160 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1999 Highest singles ranking: 1 (9/8/2003) Singles titles: 11 Career prize money: $10,027,728 Grand Slam Record Titles: 1 Australian Open SF (2004) French Open W (2003) Wimbledon... Nicolas Kiefer (born July 5, 1977 in Holzminden), is a tennis player from Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Tommy Robredo Garces (born May 1, 1982 in Hostalric, Girona) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ... David Nalbandian (born January 1, 1982, Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional tennis player from Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Radek Å tÄ›pánek (born November 27, 1978 in Karviná) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic, who turned professional in 1996. ... Marcos Baghdatis (Μάρκος Παγδατής in Greek) (born 17 June 1985, Limassol, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Mario Ančić (born March 30, 1984) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. ... David Ferrer is a ATP professional tour tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Tomáš Berdych (born September 17, 1985 in Valasske Mezirici) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. ... Simon at the 2006 Australian Open. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... James Riley Blake (born December 28, 1979) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the No. ... Tommy Robredo Garces (born May 1, 1982 in Hostalric, Girona) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nicolas Kiefer (born July 5, 1977 in Holzminden), is a tennis player from Germany. ... Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Gaël Monfils (born September 1, 1986) is a professional male tennis player from France. ... Luis Horna Viscari (born September 14, 1980 in Lima) is a tennis player from Peru, who turned professional in 1998. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Igor Andreev ( June 14, 1983) is a Russian professional tennis player, born in Moscow. ... Dominik Hrbatý, (born January 4, 1978, Bratislava) is a professional tennis player from Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Olivier Rochus (January 18, 1981) is a Belgian tennis player. ... Country: Australia Residence: Melbourne, AUS Height: 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) Weight: 77 Kg (170 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 2000 Highest singles ranking: 110 (21 March 2005) Singles titles: 0 Career Prize Money: US$457,360 Grand Slam Record Titles: 0 Australian Open R3 (2006) French Open R1... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Sébastien René Grosjean (born May 29, 1978, Marseille, France) is a professional tennis player from France. ... Nicolas Kiefer (born July 5, 1977 in Holzminden), is a tennis player from Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Country: Finland Residence: Helsinki, FIN Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Weight: 78 kg (172 lb) Plays: Left Turned pro: 2000 Highest singles ranking: 24 (16-01-2006) Singles titles: 1 Career prize money: $1,935,641 Jarkko Nieminen (born July 23, 1981 in Masku, Finland) is a professional... David Nalbandian (born January 1, 1982, Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional tennis player from Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Taylor Dent (b. ... Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (born June 4, 1983 in La Roda, Spain) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Fernando Verdasco (born November 15, 1983 in Madrid) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ... Kristof Vliegen (born in June 22, 1982, Maaseik) is a Belgian tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Filippo Volandri (born on September 5, 1981 in Livorno, Italy) is a professional male tennis player. ... Nathan Healey (born February 27, 1980 in Gosford, New South Wales) is an Australian tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Max Mirnyi (nicknamed The Beast) (Belarusian: Максім Мірны, Maksim Mirny; born July 6, 1977) is a tennis player from Belarus. ... Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Feliciano López (born on September 20, 1981) is a Spanish professional male tennis player. ... Ivan Ljubičić [] (born March 19, 1979) is a Bosniak-Croat tennis player from Bosnia now playing for Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Carlos Moyá Llompart (born August 27, 1976, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain) (also known as Carles Moyá, Carlos Moyá or Carlos Moya) is a former world number-1 ranked Spanish tennis player. ... Country: Romania Residence: Borgholzhausen, Germany Height: 6 ft (182. ...


Women's Singles

Seed Player Result
1 United States Lindsay Davenport lost in QF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
2 Kim Clijsters lost in SF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
3 France Amélie Mauresmo WON
4 Maria Sharapova lost in SF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
5 France Mary Pierce lost in R64 (to Iveta Benešová)
6 Nadia Petrova lost in QF (to Maria Sharapova)
7 Switzerland Patty Schnyder lost in QF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
8 Justine Henin-Hardenne lost in Final (to Amélie Mauresmo)
9 Elena Dementieva lost in R128 (to Julia Schruff)
10 United States Venus Williams lost in R128 (to Tszvetana Pironkova)
11 France Nathalie Dechy lost in R128 (to Zi Yan)
12 Anastasia Myskina lost in R16 (to Patty Schnyder)
13 United States Serena Williams lost in R32 (to Daniela Hantuchová)
14 Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in R16 (to Lindsay Davenport)
15 Italy Francesca Schiavone lost in R16 (to Kim Clijsters)
16 Nicole Vaidišová lost in R16 (to Amélie Mauresmo)
17 Daniela Hantuchová lost in R16 (to Maria Sharapova)
18 Elena Likhovtseva lost in R64 (to Virginia Ruano Pascual)
19 Dinara Safina lost in R64 (to Sofia Arvidsson)
20 Italy Flavia Pennetta lost in R32 (to Nicole Vaidišová)
21 Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic lost in R64 (to Samantha Stosur)
22 Germany Anna-Lena Groenefeld lost in R64 (to Maria Sanchez Lorenzo)
23 Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Jankovic lost in R64 (to Olga Savchuk)
24 France Tatiana Golovin lost in R128 (to Mara Santangelo)
25 Maria Kirilenko lost in R32 (to Lindsay Davenport)
26 Ai Sugiyama lost in R128 (to Conchita Martinez Granados)
27 France Marion Bartoli lost in R64 (to Roberta Vinci)
28 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues lost in R128 (to Zuzana Ondrášková)
29 Klára Koukalová lost in R128 (to Ekaterina Bychkova)
30 Vera Zvonareva lost in R128 (to Martina Hingis)
31 Argentina Gisela Dulko lost in R64 (to Aiko Nakamura)
32 India Sania Mirza lost in R64 (to Michaella Krajicek)

reference Results of the 2006 Australian Open tournament in the womens singles event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... Justine Henin-Hardenne ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Kim Clijsters IPA , almost universally mispronounced , (born 8 June 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium) is the current world number two female tennis player, and a former world number one. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: ; ( ) born April 19, 1987) is a former World No. ... Justine Henin-Hardenne ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Country: France Residence: Sarasota, Florida, USA Height: 1. ... Iveta BeneÅ¡ová (born on 1st February, 1983 in Most, Czech Republic) is a professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Country: Russia Residence: Moscow, Russia Height: 5 10 1/4 (178 cm) Weight: 143 lb. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: ; ( ) born April 19, 1987) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss tennis player. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Justine Henin-Hardenne ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a former World No. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva (yi-LEN-ah di-MENT-yi-vuh; Russian: Елена Вячеславовна Дементьева; born October 15, 1981, Moscow), better known as Elena Dementieva, is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Julia Schruff (born August 16, 1982) is a professional female tennis player from Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Venus Ebone Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an African-American former World No. ... Tszvetana Pironkova (born 13 September 1987, Bulgaria) is a female Bulgarian tennis player who made headlines by defeating tenth-seed Venus Williams in the first round of the 2006 Australian Open, when Pironkova was rated 94th in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Abimes, Guadeloupe) is a French professional tennis player. ... Yan Zi (born on November 12, 1984 in Sichuan) is a professional female tennis player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an African-American professional womens tennis player, who is a former World No. ... Country: Slovakia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 5 11 1/4 Weight: 124 lbs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova (svit-LAH-nah kooz-nit-SO-vuh; Russian: Светла́на Кузнецо́ва; born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Francesca Schiavone (June 23, 1980, Milan) is a professional Italian female tennis player from Italy. ... Kim Clijsters IPA , almost universally mispronounced , (born 8 June 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium) is the current world number two female tennis player, and a former world number one. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Nicole VaidiÅ¡ová (born April 23, 1989 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a Czech female tennis player. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Country: Slovakia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 5 11 1/4 Weight: 124 lbs. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: ; ( ) born April 19, 1987) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Elena Likhovtseva (Russian: Елена Лихоцева) (yi-LEN-ah LEE-half-tsih-vuh) is a Russian tennis player, born 8 September 1975 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. ... Virginia Ruano Pascual (born September 21, 1973) is a Spanish professional female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Dinara Mubin qızı Safina (pronunciation: dee-NAH-ruh SA-fee-nah, born April 27, 1986 in Moscow, USSR) is an ethnic Tatar professional tennis player from Russian Federation. ... Sofia Arvidsson (born 16 February 1984 in Halmstad) is a Swedish tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Flavia Pennetta (February 25, 1982) is an Italian tennis player. ... Nicole VaidiÅ¡ová (born April 23, 1989 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a Czech female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Ana Ivanovic (November 6, 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player. ... Samantha Stosur (born March 30, 1984, Brisbane, Australia) is a professional tennis player from Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Anna-Lena Groenefeld (born June 4, 1985, Nordhorn, Germany) is a professional tennis player from Germany. ... Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (born November 7, 1977, Salamanca, Spain) is a professional female tennis player from Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Jelena Janković (February 28, 1985) is a Serbian professional female tennis player. ... Olga Savchuk, born September 20, 1987 in Makiivka, Ukraine, is a female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Tatiana Golovin (Татьяна Головин or Татьяна Головина) (born January 25, 1988) is a professional tennis player. ... Mara Santangelo (born June 28, 1981 in Latina, Italy) is a professional female tennis player from Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko (Russian: Мария Ю́рьевна КИРИЛЕНКО; born January 25, 1987 in Moscow) is a Russian professional tennis player. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Ai Sugiyama (Japanese: 杉山愛 Sugiyama Ai, born July 5, 1975, Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese professional tennis player. ... Conchita Martínez Granados (born January 20, 1976 in Barcelona, Spain) is a professional female tennis player from Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Country: France Residence: Geneva, Switzerland Height: 56 3/4 Weight: 128 lbs. ... Roberta Vinci is an Italian tennis player, who reached the semi-finals of the womens doubles competition with Sandrine Testud at the French Open in 2004. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Anabel Medina Garrigues (born July 31, 1982, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish female tennis player. ... Zuzana Ondrášková (born May 3, 1980, Opava) is a professional female tennis player from the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... Klára Koukalová (born February 24, 1982) is a Czech professional female tennis player. ... Ekaterina Bychkova (born June 5, 1985) is a professional tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Date of birth: September 7, 1984 Place of birth: Moscow, Russia Country: Russia Residence: Moscow, Russia Height: 1. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in KoÅ¡ice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gisela Dulko (born January 30, 1985, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine female tennis player. ... 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Trivia

Men's singles

Men's doubles
Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. ... William Charles Renshaw (January 3, 1861 - August 12, 1904) was one of the greatest British male tennis players ever. ... Richard Dick Sears (October 16, 1861 - April 8, 1943) was an American male tennis player. ...

  • The Bryan Brothers reached their fifth consecutive Grand Slam finals.

Women's singles
Bob Mike Country: United States United States Residence: Camarillo, Cal, USA Camarillo, Cal, USA Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 6 ft 3 in (190 cm) Weight: 202 lb. ...

  • This edition of the tournament was noted for its strong player field. Among the quarterfinalists were seven of the top eight seeds, and a former three-time champion: (1) Lindsay Davenport, (2) Kim Clijsters, (3) Amélie Mauresmo, (4) Maria Sharapova, (6) Nadia Petrova, (7) Patty Schnyder, (8) Justine Henin-Hardenne and Martina Hingis. In addition, six of these eight players attained the #1 ranking, with five of them having already won a Grand Slam title (incidentally, Amélie Mauresmo was the one who didn't, she would go on to win the Australian Open).
  • Amélie Mauresmo's victory marked the second time in the Open Era (and the first in women's singles) that a Grand Slam final was won when a competitor retired.

Women's doubles
Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... Kim Clijsters IPA , almost universally mispronounced , (born 8 June 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium) is the current world number two female tennis player, and a former world number one. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: ; ( ) born April 19, 1987) is a former World No. ... Country: Russia Residence: Moscow, Russia Height: 5 10 1/4 (178 cm) Weight: 143 lb. ... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss tennis player. ... Justine Henin-Hardenne ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a former World No. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ... This is a list of all the female tennis player who have been or are ranked World No. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ...

  • The Chinese double Yan Zi/Zheng Jie saved two Championship Points in the second set tiebreak of the final; saved three match points in QF match vs. Ruano Pascual/Suarez; and earned the first Grand Slam title for China.

Mixed doubles
Yan Zi (born on November 12, 1984 in Sichuan) is a professional female tennis player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zheng. ...

  • Despite her well-known doubles pedigree, the victory of Martina Hingis (partnering Mahesh Bhupathi) in mixed doubles marked only the first time she won such an event in a Grand Slam.

Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ... Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born June 7, 1974, Madras, India) is a professional tennis player from India. ...

References

Pearce, Linda, "Dokic leaves shattered but philosophical", The Age, January 17, 2006.


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