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Encyclopedia > Australian Open
Australian Open
Grand Slam
Location Melbourne
Flag of Australia Australia
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Men's Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Women's Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Prize Money AU$20,000,000
Official website
Grand Slam tournaments

The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. It is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments to be held each year. The tournament was held for the first time in 1905. Like the other three Grand Slam events, it was contested by top-ranked amateur players and known as the Australian Championships until the advent of open tennis in 1968. Originally based at the grass courts at Kooyong in the city of Melbourne's inner south-east, the tournament was in danger of fading into irrelevance before being revived in 1988 with a shift to Melbourne Park (then called Flinders Park), a new (Rebound Ace) hardcourt venue next to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the southern fringe of the central business district. Mats Wilander was the only player to win the tournament both on grass and on Rebound Ace. Image File history File linksMetadata Australian_Open. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 4% (Australia only) Source Reserve Bank of Australia, June 2006 Subunit 1/100 cent Symbol $ or AUD Coins 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c , $1, $2 Banknotes $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Central... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in the sport of tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... Melbourne Park at night. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kooyang Stadium is an tennis venueslocated in Melbourne, Australia. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Melbourne Park at night. ... Used at the Australian Open, Rebound Ace is a cushioned tennis hardcourt comprised of layers of polyurethane rubber, fiberglass, and other materials on top of an asphalt base. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “MCG” redirects here. ... Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ...


Like all the Grand Slam tournaments, there are men's and women's singles competitions, men's, women's, and mixed doubles, as well as junior and master's competitions.


The Australian Open was held in December from 1977 through 1985, returning to its original January date in 1987. In 1986, because of the return to January, no tournament was held.

Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open. Rod Laver Arena, the centre court, in the background.
Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open. Rod Laver Arena, the centre court, in the background.

The two main courts, Rod Laver Arena and Vodafone Arena, are unusual in that they feature retractable roofs which can be shut in case of rain or extreme heat. It is the only Grand Slam tournament that can feature indoor play. However, work has already commenced on a retractable roof for Wimbledon's Centre Court, which is expected to be completed by 2009. Download high resolution version (1080x720, 150 KB)Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Jarkko Niemenen on the Margaret Court arena at Australian Tennis Open. ... Download high resolution version (1080x720, 150 KB)Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Jarkko Niemenen on the Margaret Court arena at Australian Tennis Open. ... Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and current venue for the Australian Open in tennis. ... Vodafone Arena in use during the 2006 Australian Open. ...


Held in the middle of the Australian summer, the Australian Open is famous for its notoriously hot days. An extreme-heat policy is often put into play when temperatures (and humidity) reach dangerous levels. Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open. ...


In 2008, the Rebound Ace surface which has been in place for the past 20 years at Melbourne Park, will be replaced by a cushioned acrylic surface known as Plexicushion.[1] The main benefit of the new surface is a better consistency and it will also retain less heat due to the thinner top layer. This change will be accompanied by changes in the surfaces of all lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open. Work began on the removal of the old surface on June 4, 2007. The decision has been met with much controversy, primarily due to the new surface's similarity to DecoTurf, the surface already being utilized by the U.S. Open. Plexicushion is a tennis surface made by Plexipave, a company based in Massachussetts, USA. According to a technical manual found on Tennis Australias website, it is one of a number of so called Wet lay systems which include Rebound Ace Pro, Laykold and DecoTurf. ... Used at the US Open as well the US Open Series tournaments, DecoTurf is a tennis hardcourt comprised of layers of Acrylic, rubber, silica, and other materials on top of an asphalt base. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ...

Contents

Awards

Names of the winners are inscribed on the perpetual trophy Cups. Some loving-cup trophies seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ...

  • The Women's Singles winner is presented with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
  • The Men's Singles winner is presented with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.

Daphne Jessie Akhurst Cozens (born April 22, 1903, in Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales - died January 9, 1933, in Sydney) was an Australian tennis player. ... Sir Norman Brookes, KBE (November 14, 1877 – September 28, 1968) was an Australian tennis champion and president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia. ...

History

The Australian Open is now managed by Tennis Australia, formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA), and was first played at the Warehouseman's Cricket Ground in St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 2006 was the 94th staging of the event (over a 101 year period due to interruption of the War years), with the tournament celebrating its Centenary in 2005. The Tennis Australia is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia. ... St Kilda Road, through the waterwall at the National Gallery of Victoria St Kilda Road is a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...


The tournament was first played in 1905 as The Australasian Championships, became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969. Since 1905, the Championships have been staged in five different cities as follows: Melbourne (50 times), Sydney (17 times), Adelaide (14 times), Brisbane (eight times), Perth (three times), as well as in New Zealand, (twice) in 1906 and 1912. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of 1. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


In 1972, it was decided to stage the Tournament in one city each year, as opposed to visiting various states across the nation, and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club was selected due to Melbourne attracting the biggest patronage.


Melbourne Park (formerly Flinders Park) was constructed in time for the 1988 Open to meet the demands of the evolving tournament that had outgrown Kooyong's capacity. The move to Melbourne Park was an immediate success, with a 90 percent increase in attendance in 1988 (266,436) on the previous year at Kooyong (140,000). Melbourne Park at night. ...


Recent attendances

The 2007 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 January through 28 January 2007. ... Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursonov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round. ... List of the 2005 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) d. ... List of the 2004 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) b. ...

Records

Record Open Era Player(s) Count Years
Gentlemen's Singles since 1905
Winner of most Gentlemen's Singles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Roy Emerson

Flag of Australia Jack Crawford

Flag of Australia Ken Rosewall
6

4
1961, 1963-67

1931-33, 1935

1953, 1955, 1971-72
After 1968: Flag of United States Andre Agassi

Flag of Sweden Mats Wilander

Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer
4

3
1995, 2000-01, 2003

1983-84, 1988

2004, 2006-07
Winner of most consecutive Gentlemen's Singles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Roy Emerson 5 1963-67
After 1968: Flag of Australia Ken Rosewall

Flag of Argentina Guillermo Vilas

Flag of South Africa Johan Kriek

Flag of Sweden Mats Wilander

Flag of Sweden Stefan Edberg

Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of United States Ivan Lendl

Flag of United States Jim Courier

Flag of United States Andre Agassi

Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer
2 1971-72

1978-79

1981-82

1983-84

1985-87[2]

1989-90

1992-93

2000-01

2006-07
Winner of most Gentlemen's Doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Adrian Quist & John Bromwich

Flag of Australia John Newcombe & Tony Roche
8

5
1938-40, 1946-50

1965, 1967, 1971, 1976 - 1973 John Newcombe with Mal Anderson, 1976 (December) Tony Roche with Arthur Ashe
After 1968: Flag of Australia Mark Edmondson

Flag of Australia John Newcombe & Tony Roche

Flag of Australia Kim Warwick

Flag of Australia Todd Woodbridge

Flag of Sweden Jonas Björkman
4

3
1980-81 (with Kim Warwick), 1983 (with Paul McNamee) 1984 (with Sherwood Stewart)

see above

1978 (with Wojtek Fibak), 1980-81

1992, 1996 (with Mark Woodforde, 2001 (with Jonas Björkman)

1998 (with Jacco Eltingh), 1999 (with Patrick Rafter), 2001 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former champion Australian tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jack Crawford (22 March 1775 in the East End of the Sunderland, England - 10 November 1831) was a sailor of the Royal Navy known as the Hero of Camperdown. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Rosewall and Lew Hoad in a 1952 Davis Cup doubles match Ken Robert Rosewall (born November 2, 1934 in Sydney, Australia) is a former champion tennis player with a renowned backhand who enjoyed an exceptionally long career at the highest levels, from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former champion Australian tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Rosewall and Lew Hoad in a 1952 Davis Cup doubles match Ken Robert Rosewall (born November 2, 1934 in Sydney, Australia) is a former champion tennis player with a renowned backhand who enjoyed an exceptionally long career at the highest levels, from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Guillermo Vilas (born August 17, 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a former Argentine professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Johan Kriek (April 5, 1958) is an American professional male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Stefan Bengt Edberg (born January 19, 1966 in Västervik, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ivan Lendl (IPA: ) (born March 7, 1960, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... James Spencer Jim Courier, Jr. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Adrian Quist (August 4, 1913 - November 17, 1991) was an Australian male tennis player. ... John Bromwich (1918-1999) was an Australian male tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Newcombe. ... Tony Roche was an Australian tennis player, born 17 May 1945 in Wagga Wagga. ... John Newcombe. ... The Three Major Professional Tournaments Professional tennis players in the years before the Open era began in 1968 played mostly on tours in head-to-head competition. ... Tony Roche was an Australian tennis player, born 17 May 1945 in Wagga Wagga. ... Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) Country: United States Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Weight: 73 kg (160 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1966 Retired: 1980 Highest singles ranking: 1 (1968 and 1975) Singles titles: 34 Career prize money: $2,584,909 Grand Slam Record Titles: 3 Australian Open W... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mark Edmondson (June 24, 1954) was a professional Australian male tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Newcombe. ... Tony Roche was an Australian tennis player, born 17 May 1945 in Wagga Wagga. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Woodbridge (back) with partner Jonas Björkman in the mens double final, Wimbledon 2004. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Jonas Lars Björkman (pronounced: YO-nas BYERK-mann) (born March 23, 1972, Alvesta, Sweden) is a Swedish professional male tennis player and former World No. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Paul McNamee (b. ... Sherwood Stewart played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Wojciech Fibak or shorter Wojtek Fibak (born August 3, 1952) was a Polish tennis player best known for his doubles success with Tom Okker and Kim Warwick. ... Mark Woodforde (born 23 September 1965) was a professional tennis player from Australia. ... Jonas Lars Björkman (pronounced: YO-nas BYERK-mann) (born March 23, 1972, Alvesta, Sweden) is a Swedish professional male tennis player and former World No. ... Jacco Eltingh (August 29, 1970) is a professional Dutch male tennis player. ...

Winner of most consecutive Gentlemen's Doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Adrian Quist & John Bromwich 8 1938-40, 1946-50[3]
After 1968: Flag of Australia Mark Edmondson & Kim Warwick

Flag of Australia Mark Edmondson

Flag of United States Rick Leach & Jim Pugh

Flag of France Fabrice Santoro & Michael Llodra

Flag of United States Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Adrian Quist (August 4, 1913 - November 17, 1991) was an Australian male tennis player. ... John Bromwich (1918-1999) was an Australian male tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mark Edmondson (June 24, 1954) was a professional Australian male tennis player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mark Edmondson (June 24, 1954) was a professional Australian male tennis player. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rick Leach (b. ... Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fabrice Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player. ... Michaël Llodra (May 18, 1980) is a professional French male tennis player. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Bob and Mike Bryan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Bob and Mike Bryan. ...

2 1980-81

1983 (with Paul McNamee), 1984 (with Sherwood Stewart),

1988-89

2003-04

2006-07
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles - Gentlemen Before 1968: Flag of Australia Colin Long 4 1963, 1965-66, 1968 (with Nancye Wynne Bolton)
After 1968: Flag of Australia Owen Davidson 4 1940, 1946-1948 (with Billie Jean King)
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, doubles, mixed) - Gentlemen Before 1968: Flag of Australia Jack Crawford 11 1929-1935 (4 singles, 4 doubles, 3 mixed)
After 1968: Flag of United States Jim Pugh 5 1988-90 (2 doubles, 3 mixed)
Ladies's Singles since 1922
Winner of most Ladies' Singles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court

Flag of Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton
11

6
1960-66, 1969-71, 1973

1937, 1940, 1946-48, 1951
After 1968: Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court

Flag of Australia Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Flag of Germany Steffi Graf
4 1969-71, 1973

1974-76, 1977

1988-90, 1994
Winner of most consecutive Ladies' Singles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court 7 1960-66
After 1968: Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court

Flag of Australia Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Flag of Germany Steffi Graf



Flag of Yugoslavia/ Flag of United States Monica Seles

Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis Paul McNamee (b. ... Sherwood Stewart played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Owen Davidson (born October 4, 1943 in Melbourne) was a professional tennis player of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jack Crawford (22 March 1775 in the East End of the Sunderland, England - 10 November 1831) was a sailor of the Royal Navy known as the Hero of Camperdown. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born July 31, 1951, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia) was one of the worlds leading female tennis players in the 1970s and early-1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For the Austrian middle distance runner Steffi Graf, see Stephanie Graf. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born July 31, 1951, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia) was one of the worlds leading female tennis players in the 1970s and early-1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For the Austrian middle distance runner Steffi Graf, see Stephanie Graf. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is an American professional tennis player, who originally played for her native Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Martina Hingis (pronounced: ) (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a former World No. ...

3 1969-71

1974-76

1988-90

1991-93

1997-99
Winner of most Ladies' Doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Thelma Coyne Long

Flag of Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton
13

10
1936-40, 1947-49, 1951-52 (with Nancye Wynne Bolton), 1954, 1956, 1958 (with Mary Bevis Hawton)

1936-40, 1947-49, 1951-52
After 1968: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of United States Martina Navrátilová 8 1980 (with Betsy Nagelsen), 1982-85, 1987-89 (with Pam Shriver)
Winner of most consecutive Ladies' Doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of Australia Thelma Coyne Long

Flag of Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton
5 1936-40
After 1968: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of United States Martina Navrátilová & Flag of United States Pam Shriver 7 1982-85, 1987-89
Winner of most Mixed Doubles titles - ladies Before 1968: Flag of Australia Daphne Akhurst Cozens

Flag of Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton

Flag of Australia Thelma Coyne Long

Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court
4 1924-25 (with John Willard), 1928 (with Jean Borotra), 1929 (with Gar Moon)

1940, 1946-48 (with Colin Long)



1951-51, 1955 (with George Worthington), 1954 (with Rex Hartwig)

1963-64 (with Ken Fletcher), 1965 (with John Newcombe), 1969 (with Marty Riessen) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thelma Dorothy Coyne Long (born in Sydney, Australia, October 14, 1918) was Australias dominant womens tennis player from the mid 1930s through the 1950s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Martina Navrátilová (b. ... Pamela Howard Shriver Lazenby (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thelma Dorothy Coyne Long (born in Sydney, Australia, October 14, 1918) was Australias dominant womens tennis player from the mid 1930s through the 1950s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Martina Navrátilová (b. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pamela Howard Shriver Lazenby (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daphne Jessie Akhurst Cozens was an Australian tennis player born on April 22, 1903, in Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nancye Wynne Bolton was a female tennis player from Australia and best remembered for being a six-time Australian Championships womens singles champion (second only to Margaret Smith Court with 11 titles). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thelma Dorothy Coyne Long (born in Sydney, Australia, October 14, 1918) was Australias dominant womens tennis player from the mid 1930s through the 1950s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... John Willard was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. ... Jean Borotra, the Bounding Basque Borotra (right), with Jacques Brugnon a great doubles player Jean Robert Borotra (born on August 13, 1898 in Domaine du Pouy, near Biarritz – died on June 17, 1994 in Arbonne) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated... Edgar Gar Moon (December 3, 1904 - May 26, 1976) was an Australian tennis player who won all three Mens titles at the Australian Open. ... George Worthington (Sept. ... Rex Noel Hartwig (born 2 September 1929, Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia) was an Australian tennis player. ... For the former Australian rules footballer (father of Dustin Fletcher) see Ken Fletcher (footballer). ... John Newcombe. ... Marty Riessen played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. ...

After 1968: Flag of Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

Flag of Latvia Larisa Neiland
2 1988-89 (with Jim Pugh)

1994 (with Andrei Olhovskiy), 1996 (with Mark Woodforde)
Winner of most Championships (total: singles, doubles, mixed) - ladies Before 1968: Flag of Australia Margaret Smith Court 22 1960-1973 (11 singles, 7 doubles, 4 mixed)
After 1968: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of United States Martina Navrátilová 11 1981-2003 (3 singles, 8 doubles, 1 mixed)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Jana Novotná (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Larisa Neiland (born August 21, 1966) is a Ukranian born tennis player who now plays for Latvia. ... Jim Pugh (born February 5, 1964 in Burbank, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ... Andrei Olhovskiy (born April 15, 1966 in Moscow) is a former tennis player from Russia, who turned professional in 1989. ... Mark Woodforde (born 23 September 1965) was a professional tennis player from Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Martina Navrátilová (b. ...

Champions

Main article: List of Australian Open champions Here is a list of winners of the Australian Open championship in tennis, including the winners of the main tournament competitions- Mens Singles and Doubles, Womens Singles and Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Boys Singles and Doubles and Girls Singles and Doubles- as well as the winners of...

Australian Open List of Australian Open Womens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Womens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Mens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Womens Singles champions List of US Open Mens Singles champions List of... Australian Open List of Australian Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Womens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Mens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Womens Singles champions List of US Open Mens Singles champions List of... Australian Open Australian Open champions (Womens Doubles) Category: ... See also Australian Open Australian Open champions (Mens Singles) Australian Open champions (Womens Singles) Australian Open champions (Mens Doubles) Australian Open champions (Mixed Doubles) French Open champions (Womens Doubles) List of Wimbledon Doubles champions US Open champions (Womens Doubles) Category: ... [edit] See also Australian Open Australian Open champions (Mens Singles) Australian Open champions (Womens Singles) Australian Open champions (Womens Doubles) Australian Open champions (Mens Doubles) Category: ...

See also

For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open. ...

External links


Coordinates: 37°49′18″S, 144°58′42″E The Australian Open tennis tournament, now held annually during the last two weeks of January, but formerly held in December in many years, is chronologically the first of the worlds four major tournaments which together constitute the Grand Slam. ... List of the 1969 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1969 Australian Open - Mens Singles Rod Laver (AUS) def. ... List of the 1970 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1970 Australian Open - Mens Singles Arthur Ashe (USA) def. ... List of the 1971 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1971 Australian Open - Mens Singles Ken Rosewall (AUS) def. ... List of the 1972 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1972 Australian Open - Mens Singles Ken Rosewall (AUS) def. ... List of the 1973 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1973 Australian Open - Mens Singles John Newcombe (AUS) def. ... List of the 1974 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1974 Australian Open - Mens Singles Jimmy Connors (USA) def. ... List of the 1975 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1975 Australian Open - Mens Singles John Newcombe (AUS) def. ... List of the 1976 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1976 Australian Open - Mens Singles Edmondson def. ... List of the 1977 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1977 Australian Open - Mens Singles Roscoe Tanner (USA) def. ... List of the 1977 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1977 Australian Open - Mens Singles Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) def. ... List of the 1978 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1978 Australian Open - Mens Singles Guillermo Vilas (ARG) def. ... List of the 1979 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1979 Australian Open - Mens Singles Guillermo Vilas (ARG) def. ... List of the 1980 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1980 Australian Open - Mens Singles Brian Teacher (USA) def. ... List of the 1981 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1981 Australian Open - Mens Singles Johan Kriek (RSA/USA) def. ... List of the 1982 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1982 Australian Open - Mens Singles Johan Kriek (RSA/USA) def. ... List of the 1983 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1983 Australian Open - Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) def. ... List of the 1984 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1984 Australian Open - Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) def. ... List of the 1985 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1985 Australian Open - Mens Singles Stefan Edberg (SWE) def. ... List of the 1987 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1987 Australian Open - Mens Singles Stefan Edberg (SWE) def. ... List of the 1988 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1988 Australian Open - Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) [3] def. ... List of the 1989 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1989 Australian Open - Mens Singles Ivan Lendl (CZE) def. ... List of the 1990 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1990 Australian Open - Mens Singles Ivan Lendl (CZE) def. ... List of the 1991 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1991 Australian Open - Mens Singles Boris Becker (GER) def. ... List of the 1992 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1992 Australian Open - Mens Singles Jim Courier (USA) def. ... List of the 1993 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1993 Australian Open - Mens Singles Jim Courier (USA) def. ... List of the 1994 Australian Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1994 Australian Open - Mens Singles Pete Sampras (USA) def. ... List of the 1995 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1995 Australian Open - Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) def. ... List of the 1996 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Boris Becker (GER) d. ... List of the 1997 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Pete Sampras (USA) d. ... List of the 1998 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Petr Korda (CZE) d. ... List of the 1999 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) d. ... List of the 2000 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) d. ... List of the 2001 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) d. ... List of the 2002 Australian Open Champions: Mens Singles Thomas Johansson (SWE) d. ... List of the 2003 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Andre Agassi (USA) d Rainer Schüttler (GER), 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Womens Singles Serena Williams (USA) d. ... List of the 2004 Australian Open Champions: // Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) b. ... List of the 2005 Australian Open Champions: // Seniors Mens Singles Marat Safin (RUS) d. ... Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursonov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round. ... The 2007 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 January through 28 January 2007. ... The 2008 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 14 January through 27 January 2008. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Preceded by
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Grand Slam Tournament
January
Succeeded by
French Open

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