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Australian Open 2020

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
20 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R1 matches (day)Melbourne Park
20 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R1 matches (night)Melbourne Park
21 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R1 matches (day)Melbourne Park
21 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R1 matches (night)Melbourne Park
22 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R2 matches (day)Melbourne Park
22 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R2 matches (night)Melbourne Park
23 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R2 matches (day)Melbourne Park
23 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R2 matches (night)Melbourne Park
24 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R3 matches (day)Melbourne Park
24 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R3 matches (night)Melbourne Park
25 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R3 matches (day)Melbourne Park
25 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R3 matches (night)Melbourne Park
26 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R16 matches (day)Melbourne Park
26 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R16 matches (night)Melbourne Park
27 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's R16 matches (day)Melbourne Park
27 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's R16 matches (night)Melbourne Park
28 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's quarterfinals (day)Melbourne Park
28 Jan 2020 08:00Men's & women's quarterfinals (night)Melbourne Park
29 Jan 2020 00:00Men's & women's quarterfinals (day)Melbourne Park
29 Jan 2020 08:30Men's & women's quarterfinals (night)Melbourne Park
30 Jan 2020 02:00Women's semifinals (day)Melbourne Park
30 Jan 2020 08:30Men's semifinal (night)Melbourne Park
31 Jan 2020 08:30Men's semifinal (night)Melbourne Park
01 Feb 2020 08:30Women's final (night)Melbourne Park
02 Feb 2020 08:30Men's final (night)Melbourne Park

When is the 2020 Australian Open?

The 2020 Australian Open begins live from Melbourne on Monday 20 January and runs through to Sunday 2 February, with the very best in men’s and women’s tennis battling it out at Melbourne Park for one of the sport’s biggest prizes.

With a full off-season under their belt, players arrive in Melbourne fresh and determined to put everything they have into the first Grand Slam of a long and energy-sapping season. Novak Djokovic, now possessed of a record seven Australian Open titles, and Naomi Osaka, who became world no. 1 when she claimed the women's title in 2019, will lead the draw in Melbourne in 2020.

Australian Open Players 2020

The 'Australian championships', the 'Happy Slam', the 'Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific' - the Australian Open wears many hats but even with the upheaval in the calendar promised by the new ATP Cup, there's one thing that is absolutely certain: The 2020 Australian Open will once again feature a full cast of the best players in the world.

The official entry list for the 2020 Australian Open won't be released for some time but here are some players who are certain to feature!

Novak Djokovic
World no. 1 Novak Djokovic won't just be the defending champion when he returns to the Australian Open in 2020 - he will be the all-time title leader, having broken a three-way tie with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson when he delivered a brilliant beatdown of Rafael Nadal in the 2019 final. Now holding 15 Grand Slams overall, Djokovic is rapidly closing the gap on rivals Federer and Nadal - will he continue to do so at the 2020 Australian Open?

Naomi Osaka
Having been ranked outside the top 70 12 months previously, Naomi Osaka completed a meteoric rise to the very top of the rankings when she won her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, defeating Petra Kvitova in a thrilling three-set final. The first player since Jennifer Capriati almost 20 years previously to win her first two major titles at back-to-back Grand Slams, the sky is surely the limit for Osaka - but will she still be holding the top spot when she returns to defend her title in 2020?

Rafael Nadal
The 2009 champion Rafael Nadal once again fell short in his attempt to become the second man in the Open Era to win all Grand Slams at least twice when he was beaten by Djokovic in straight sets in the final - but his dominant run to the final without dropping a set shows there's plenty of life in Nadal's Australian Open career despite some tough luck with injuries.

Petra Kvitova
Seven years after she reached her first Australian Open semifinal, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova did it again - and went one better, reaching her maiden Melbourne final without dropping a set in a series of dazzling performances. The left-hander even staged a gallant fightback in the final, saving three championship points to drag Osaka to a third set. She said after the final that she wanted to win the title but had already won two years ago when she survived a knife attack in her home and managed to rebuild her career despite severe injuries to her playing hand - can she find the same magic in Melbourne in 2020?

Roger Federer
The 2017-18 champion found himself on the losing end of a generation clash with new star Stefanos Tsitsipas - a man 17 years his junior - in the round of 16 and exited the Australian Open before the quarterfinals, then ignited speculation in some quarters and hysteria in others with his announcement that he would be playing the French Open in 2019 after skipping it in previous years. If Federer, who by then will be 38, is back for the 2020 Australian Open - and he's given no indication that he won't be - he will still be a legitimate threat to win a seventh title.

Serena Williams
It was a dramatic Australian Open for Serena Williams in 2019 as she continued to chase down Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slams - but she left Melbourne still trailing by one, scoring a dazzling victory over top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round, but suffered a shocking letdown in her quarterfinal match against Karolina Pliskova, losing despite leading 5-1 in the decider and holding three match points. Williams is still searching for her absolute dominant best in the wake of maternity leave - would anyone really be willing to bet that she won't find it again by the time the 2020 Australian Open comes around?

Andy Murray
This might be a long shot given that Andy Murray tearfully admitted he's facing the end of his playing career thanks to a hip injury which surgery has so far failed to repair - but the news that broke in the days following the 2019 Australian Open that he has undergone hip resurfacing, allowing for a slim ray of hope that we will see the five-time finalist lighting up Melbourne Park again in 2020.

Simona Halep
A finalist in 2018, Simona Halep was the top seed in 2019 but it didn't do her any good where the draw was concerned as she was handed some truly terrible opening rounds. The Romanian impressed with gritty wins over Kaia Kanepi, Sofia Kenin and Venus Williams before taking Serena Williams the distance, leaving no doubt in anyone's mind that the French Open champion will be a real contender for the Australian Open title in 2020.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
At a 2019 Australian Open which saw several men aged 22 or under going deep into the draw, including Australia's own Alex de Minaur and the USA's charismatic Frances Tiafoe, it was tousle-haired Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who staked a claim to be the brightest rising star in men's tennis. Supported every inch of the way by Melbourne's substantial Greek community, Tsitsipas defeated Federer in four sets in the round of 16 and went on to make his first Grand Slam semifinal before losing to Nadal. Expectations will be high for the offbeat young athlete in 2020 ...

Ashleigh Barty
Australia's own 'Ash' made her first Australian Open quarterfinal in 2019 after impressing with a win over Maria Sharapova. The two-time Sydney finalist has established herself firmly into the top 15 over the past two years and her varied game continues to impress - could she be in the top 10 by the time the 'Barty Party' returns to Melbourne for the 2020 Australian Open?

These are just a handful of the stars who will be taking to the courts at the 2020 Australian Open - not to mention all the ones we don't know yet who will explode on to our screens with big upset wins! Check back here for more information on the player field for the 2020 Australian Open throughout the season.

Australian Open Seeds

The seeds for the 2020 Australian Open are not yet known - check back here for a full list once the draw is released! 

Here are how the seeds fared at the 2019 Australian Open.

AO 19 men's seeds

SeedPlayerBest AO resultLatest 2019 AO result
1Novak Djokovic Champion (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)R1: d. Krueger (Q), 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
R2: d. Tsonga (WC), 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
R3: d. Shapovalov (25) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0
R4: d. Medvedev (15) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3
QF: d. Nishikori (8) 6-1 4-1 RET
SF: d. Pouille (28), 6-0, 6-2, 6-2
Final: d. Nadal (2), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
2Rafael NadalChampion (2009)R1: d. Duckworth (WC), 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
R2: d. Ebden, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
R3: d. de Minaur (27) 6-1 6-2 6-4
R4: d. Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4)
QF: d. Tiafoe 6-3 6-4 6-2
SF: d. Tsitsipas (14), 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
Final: Lost to Djokovic (1), 3-6, 2-6, 3-6
3Roger FedererChampion (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018)R1: d. Istomin, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
R2: d. Evans (Q), 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3
R3: d. Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2
R4: Lost to Tsitsipas (14) 7-6(11) 6-7(7) 7-5 7-6(5)
4Alexander ZverevR3R1: d. Bedene, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
R2: d. Chardy, 7-6(5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7(6), 6-1
R3: d. Bolt (WC) 6-3 6-3 6-2
R4: Lost to Raonic (16) 6-1 6-1 7-6(5)
5Kevin AndersonR16 (2014, 2015, 2016)R1: d. Mannarino, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
R2: Lost to Frances Tiafoe, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 5-7
6Marin CilicRunner-up (2018)R1: d. Tomic, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5)
R2: d. McDonald, 7-5, 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4
R3: d. Verdasco (26) 4-6 3-6 6-1 7-6(8) 6-3
R4: Lost to Bautista Agut (22) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4
7Dominic ThiemR16 (2017, 2018)R1: d. Paire, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3
R2: Lost to Popyrin (WC), 5-7, 4-6, 0-2 (ret.)
8Kei NishikoriQF (2012, 2015, 2016)R1: d. Majchrzak (Q), 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0 (ret.)
R2: d. Karlovic, 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(10-7)
R3: d. Sousa 7-6(6) 6-1 6-2
R4: d. Carreno Busta (23) 6-7(8) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 7-6(8)
QF: Lost to Djokovic (1) 1-6 1-4 RET
9John IsnerR16 (2010, 2016)R1: Lost to Reilly Opelka, 6-7(4) 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 6-7(5)
10Karen KhachanovR2 (2017, 2018)R1: d. Gojowczyk, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
R2: d. Nishioka, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
R3: Lost to Bautista Agut (22) 6-4 7-5 6-2
11Borna CoricR1 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)R1: d. Klahn, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
R2: d. Fucsovics, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
R3: d. Krajinovic 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3
R4: Lost to Pouille (28) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 7-6(2)
12Fabio FogniniR16 (2014, 2018)R1: d. Munur, 7-6(3), 7-6(7), 3-1 (ret.)
R2: d. Mayer, 7-6(3), 6-3, 7-6(5)
R3: Lost to Carreno Busta (23) 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-4
13Kyle EdmundSF (2018)R1: Lost to Tomas Berdych, 3-6, 0-6, 5-7
14Stefanos Tsitsipas Main draw debutR1: d. Berrettini, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(2)
R2: d. Troicki (Q), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
R3: d. Basilashvili (19) 6-3 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4
R4: d. Federer (3) 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5)
QF: d. Bautista Agut (22) 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6(2)
SF: Lost to Nadal (2), 2-6, 4-6, 0-6
15Daniil MedvedevR2 (2018)R1: d. Harris (Q), 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
R2: d. Harrison, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
R3: d. Goffin (21) 6-2 7-6(3) 6-3
R4: Lost to Djokovic (1) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3
16Milos RaonicSF (2016)R1: d. Kyrgios, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4
R2: d. Wawrinka, 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 7-6(11), 7-6(5)
R3: d. Herbert 6-4 6-4 7-6(6)
R4: d. Zverev (4) 6-1 6-1 7-6(5)
QF: Lost to Pouille (28) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4
17Marco CecchinatoR1 (2016)R1: Lost to Filip Krajinovic, 6-4, 6-0, 1-6, 6-7(8), 4-6
18Diego SchwartzmanR16 (2018)R1: d. Mollerker (Q), 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
R2: d. Kudla, 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-4
R3: Lost to Berdych 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4
19Nikoloz BasilashviliR3 (2018)R1: d. Eubanks (Q), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3
R2: d. Travaglia (Q), 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
R3: Lost to Tsitsipas (14) 6-3 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4
20Grigor DimitrovSF (2017)R1: d. Tipsarevic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
R2: d. Cuevas, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5
R3: d. Fabbiano 7-6 (5) 6-4 6-4
R4: Lost to Tiafoe 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(1) 7-5
21David GoffinQF (2017)R1: d. Garin, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2
R2: d. Copil, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
R3: Lost to Medvedev (15) 6-2 7-6(3) 6-3
22Roberto Bautista AgutR16 (2014, 2015, 2017)R1: d. Murray, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 6-2
R2: d. Millman, 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-4
R3: d. Khachanov (10) 6-4 7-5 6-4
R4: d. Cilic (6) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4
QF: Lost to Tsitsipas (14) 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6(2)
23Pablo Carreno BustaR16 (2018)R1: d. Vanni (Q), 6-7(5), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
R2: d. Ivashka, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(7)
R3: d. Fognini (12) 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-4
24Hyeon ChungSF (2018)R1: d. Klahn, 6-7(5), 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
R2: Lost to Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 2-6, 6-1, 2-6, 4-6
25Denis ShapovalovR2 (2018)R1: d. Andujar, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(5)
R2: d. Daniel, 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3
R3: Lost to Djokovic (1) 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0
26Fernando VerdascoSF (2009)R1: d. Kecmanovic (Q), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-3
R2: d. Albot, 6-1, 7-6(2), 6-3
R3: Lost to Cilic (7) 4-6 3-6 6-1 7-6(8) 6-3
27Alex de MinaurR1 (2018)R1: d. P. Sousa, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
R2: d. Laaksonen, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(7), 4-6, 6-3
R3: Lost to Nadal (2) 6-1 6-2 6-4
28Lucas PouilleR1 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)R1: d. Kukushkin, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
R2: d. Marterer, 7-6(8), 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-4
R3: d. Popyrin (WC) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(12) 4-6 6-3
R4: d. Coric (11) 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 7-6(2)
QF: d. Raonic 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4
SF: Lost to Djokovic (1), 0-6, 2-6, 2-6
29Gilles SimonQF (2009)R1: d. Fratangelo (Q), 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-2
R2: Lost to Alex Bolt (WC), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(8)< 4-6
30Gael MonfilsQF (2016)R1: d. Dzumhur, 6-0, 6-4, 6-0
R2: Lost to Fritz, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-7(10), 6-7(5)
31Steve JohnsonR3 (2015, 2016)R1: Lost to Seppi, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
32Philipp KohlschreiberR16 (2005, 2008, 2012)R1: d. Li (WC), 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
R2: Lost to J. Sousa, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5, 4-6

AO 19 women's seeds

PlayerSeedBest AO resultLatest AO 19 result
1Simona HalepRunner-up (2018)R1: d. Kanepi, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2
R2: d. Kenin, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4
R3: d. Venus Williams 6-2 6-3
R4: Lost to Serena Williams (16) 6-1 4-6 6-4
2Angelique KerberChampion (2016)R1: d. Hercog, 6-2, 6-2
R2: d. Haddad Maia (Q), 6-2, 6-3
R3: d. Birrell (WC) 6-1 6-0
R4: Lost to Collins 6-0 6-2
3Caroline WozniackiChampion (2018)R1: d. van Uytvanck, 6-3, 6-4
R2: d. Larsson, 6-1, 6-3
R3: Lost to Sharapova (30) 6-4 4-6 6-3
4Naomi OsakaR16 (2018)R1: d. Linette, 6-4, 6-2
R2: d. Zidansek, 6-2, 6-4
R3: R3: d. Hsieh (28) 5-7 6-4 6-1
R4: d. Sevastova (13) 4-6 6-3 6-4
QF: d. Svitolina (6) 6-4 6-1
SF: d. Pliskova (7), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Final: d. Kvitova (8), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4
5Sloane StephensSF (2013)R1: d. Townsend, 6-4, 6-2
R2: d. Babos, 6-3, 6-1
R3: R3: d. Martic (31) 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
R4: Lost to Pavlyuchenkova 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3
6Elina SvitolinaQF (2018)R1: d. Golubic (Q), 6-1, 6-2
R2: d. Kuzmova, 6-4, 6-1
R3: R3: d. Zhang 4-6 6-4 7-5
R4: d. Keys (17) 6-2 1-6 6-1
QF: Lost to Osaka (4) 6-4 6-1
7Karolina PliskovaQF (2017, 2018)R1: d. Muchova (Q), 6-3, 6-2
R2: d. Brengle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
R3: R3: d. Giorgi (27) 6-4 3-6 6-2
R4: d. Muguruza (18) 6-3 6-1
QF: d. Serena Williams (16) 6-4 4-6 7-5
SF: Lost to Osaka (4), 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
8Petra KvitovaSF (2012)R1: d. Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-2
R2: d. Begu, 6-1, 6-3
R3: R3: d. Bencic 6-1 6-4
R4: d. Anisimova 6-2 6-1
QF: d. Barty (15) 6-1 6-4
SF: d. Collins, 7-6(2), 6-0
Final: Lost to Osaka (4), 6-7(2), 7-5, 4-6
9Kiki BertensR3 (2018)R1: d. Riske, 6-3, 6-3
R2: Lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
10Daria KasatkinaR3 (2016)R1: Lost to Timea Bacsinszky, 3-6, 0-6
11Aryna SabalenkaR1 (2018)R1: d. Kalinskaya (Q), 6-1, 6-4
R2: d. Boulter, 6-3, 6-4
R3: Lost to Anisimova 6-3 6-2
12Elise MertensSF (2018)R1: d. Schmiedlova, 6-2, 7-5
R2: d. Gasparyan, 6-1, 7-5
R3: Lost to Keys (17) 6-3 6-2
13Anastasija SevastovaR16 (2011)R1: d. Barthel, 6-3, 6-1
R2: d. Andreescu (Q), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
R3: d. Wang (21) 6-3 6-3
R4: Lost to Osaka (4) 4-6 6-3 6-4
14Julia GoergesR16 (2012, 2013, 2015)R1: Lost to Danielle Collins, 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6
15Ashleigh BartyR3 (2017, 2018)R1: d. Kumkhum, 6-2, 6-2
R2: d. Wang, 6-2, 6-3
R3: d. Sakkari 7-5 6-1
R4: d. Sharapova (30) 4-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Lost to Kvitova (8) 6-1 6-4
16Serena WilliamsChampion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)R1: d. Maria, 6-0, 6-2
R2: d. Bouchard, 6-2, 6-2
R3: d. Yastremska 6-2 6-1
R4: d. Halep (1) 6-1 4-6 6-4
QF: Lost to Karolina Pliskova (7) 6-4 4-6 7-5
17Madison KeysSF (2015)R1: d. Aiava (WC), 6-2, 6-2
R2: d. Potapova, 6-3, 6-4
R3: R3: d. Mertens (12) 6-3 6-2
R4: Lost to Svitolina (6) 6-2 1-6 6-1
18Garbine MuguruzaQF (2017)R1: d. Zheng, 6-2, 6-3
R2: d. Konta, 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5
R3: d. Bacsinszky 7-6(5) 6-2
R4: Lost to Pliskova 6-3 6-1
19Caroline GarciaR16 (2018)R1: d. Ponchet (Q), 6-2, 6-3
R2: d. Hives (WC), 6-3, 6-3
R3: Lost to Collins 6-3 6-2
20Anett KontaveitR16 (2018)R1: d. Sorribes Tormo, 6-3, 6-2
R2: Lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 3-6, 3-6
21Wang QiangR2 (2016)R1: d. Ferro, 6-4, 6-3
R2: d. Krunic, 6-2, 6-3
R3: Lost to Sevastova (13) 6-3 6-3
22Jelena OstapenkoR3 (2017, 2018)R1: Lost to Maria Sakkari, 1-6, 6-3, 2-6
23Carla Suarez NavarroQF (2009, 2016, 2018)R1: d. Burel (WC), 7-5, 6-2
R2: Lost to Dayana Yastremska, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6
24Lesia TsurenkoR3 (2013)R1: d. Alexandrova, 6-4, 7-6(4)
R2: Lost to Amanda Anisimova 0-6, 2-6
25Mihaela BuzarnescuR1 (2018)R1: Lost to Venus Williams, 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 2-6
26Dominika CibulkovaRunner-upR1: Lost to Zhang Shuai, 2-6, 6-4, 2-6
27Camila GiorgiR3 (2015)R1: d. Jakupovic, 6-3, 6-0
R2: d. Swiatek (Q), 6-2, 6-0
R3: Lost to Karolina Pliskova (7) 6-4 3-6 6-2
28Su-Wei HsiehR16 (2008, 2018)R1: d. Voegele, 6-2, 6-1
R2: d. Siegemund, 6-3, 6-4
R3: Lost to Osaka (4) 5-7 6-4 6-1
29Donna VekicR2 (2013, 2017, 2018)R1: d. Mladenovic, 6-2, 6-4
R2: Lost to Kimberley Birrell (WC), 4-6, 6-4, 1-6
30Maria SharapovaChampion (2008)R1: d. Dart (Q), 6-0, 6-0
R2: d. Peterson, 6-2, 6-1
R3: d. Wozniacki (3) 6-4 4-6 6-3
R4: Lost to Barty (15) 4-6 6-1 6-4
31Petra MarticR16 (2018)R1: d. Watson, 6-1, 6-2
R2: d. Vondrousova, 6-4, 7-5
R3: Lost to Stephens (5) 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
32Barbora StrycovaR16 (2016, 2017, 2018)R1: Lost to Yulia Putintseva 4-6, 6-7(4)

Champions at the 2019 Australian Open

Here is a full list of the players who won titles at the 2019 Australian Open.

Men's singles champion
Novak Djokovic

Women's singles champion
Naomi Osaka

Men's doubles champions
Nicolas Mahut/Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Women's doubles champions
Samantha Stosur/Zhang Shuai

Mixed doubles champions
Rajeev Ram/Barbora Krejcikova

Boys' singles champion
Lorenzo Musetti

Girls' singles champion
Clara Tauson

Boys' doubles champions
Jonas Forejtek/Dalibor Svrcina

Girls' doubles champions
Natsumi Kawagachi/Adrienn Nagy

Wheelchair men's singles champion
Gustavo Fernandez

Wheelchair women's singles champion
Diede de Groot

Wheelchair quad singles champion
Dylan Alcott

Wheelchair men's doubles champions
Joachim Gerard/Stefan Olsson

Wheelchair women's singles champions
Diede de Groot/Aniek van Koot

Wheelchair quad doubles
Dylan Alcott/Heath Davidson

About the Australian Open

Known as the ‘Happy Slam’, the Australian Open has a history stretching back to 1905. It was then known as the Australasian Championships and then the Australian Championships, before becoming the Australian Open in 1969. The tournament has been staged in five Australian and two New Zealand cities before finding its current home in Melbourne in 1972, when it was played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club before moving to Melbourne Park in 1988. This was when the event switched from grass to its current surface of hard courts.

Melbourne Park's main stadium is the Rod Laver Arena, seating nearly 15,000 people and equipped with a retractable roof. The Margaret Court and Hisense Arenas round out the major stages at the tournament.

Almost every legend of tennis, past and present, has lifted either the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup or the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy at the Australian Open. Until recently, Roy Emerson held the record for most men’s titles, winning his first of six titles in 1961 before dominating the tournament with five consecutive titles between 1963 and 1967, but he was joined in 2016 by Novak Djokovic when he claimed his sixth title (2008, 2011-13, 2015-16). Djokovic already held the record for most consecutive titles won in the Open Era. Roger Federer tied Emerson and Djokovic for six Australian Open titles in 2018, backing up his stunning comeback triumph of 2017 when he beat great rival Rafael Nadal in the final with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic in the final of 2018. 

In 2019, Djokovic became the all-time record holder for Australian Open titles when he won his seventh, beating Nadal in straight sets in the final.

On the women's side, Margaret Court won the Australian Open an incredible 11 times, including four times in the Open Era, finishing in 1973. 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, with her six Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015), holds the record for most women’s titles in the Open Era, while Margaret Court (1969, 1970, 1971), Evonne Goolagong Crawley (1974, 1975, 1976), Steffi Graf (1988, 1989, 1990), Monica Seles (1991, 1992, 1993) and Martina Hingis (1997, 1998, 1999) are tied for the most consecutive Open Era titles.

The last Australian to win the men’s title was Mark Edmonson in 1967, while Chris O’Neil in 1978 holds the honour for the women.

Australian Open history

With a history that stretches all the way back to 1905 (when it was first played at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne), the Australian Open has gradually grown in prestige to become the global juggernaut it is today - one of the four biggest prizes in tennis.

First branded as the Australasian Championships, and then later the Australian Championships in 1927 and finally the Australian Open in 1969, the tournament was not recognised as a major tennis event until 1924. The Australian Open’s rich history has seen it contested across two countries and seven cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Christchurch and Hastings.

Due to its geographic isolation from the rest of the world, the Australian Open suffered in terms of attracting the superstars of tennis in its initial years. Many of the game’s greats such as Pancho Gonzales and Manuel Santana never played any form of the Australian Open, while more modern-day legends like Bjorn Borg and Ilie Nastase only competed once. Inconvenient scheduling around the Christmas and New Year period was also a factor in players opting to remain in Europe and America during the early stages of the Australian Open.

It wasn’t until well after the establishment of the ‘Open Era’ in 1968 - the date where Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to complete alongside amateurs - that the Australian Open really began to take off as a worldwide juggernaut. The Australian Open moved to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in 1972 and was played on grass until it was moved to Flinders Park (later renamed as Melbourne Park) in 1988. The ever-growing Melbourne Park precinct remains the location for the Australian Open today.

The Australian Open was played on green Rebound Ace courts until 2008, when tournament organisers opted to switch to blue Plexicushion, which is the surface still in play to this day. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play due to wet weather or extreme heat, with the Australian Open leading the way with its three primary courts - Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena - all equipped with retractable roofs.

Why is the Australian Open called the 'Happy Slam'?

For the better part of the last decade now, the Australian Open has been consistently referred to by players and fans alike as the ‘Happy Slam’. Why is this the case? There’s a combination of factors, including the feel-good vibe and nature of Melbourne in January, the top-notch and state-of-the-art facilities of Melbourne Park - the home of the Australian Open - and its easy-to-access location, with Melbourne Park located just a short walk from the central business district, allowing players and spectators smooth transport from the heart of the city to the tennis centre.

Roger Federer actually coined the term ‘Happy Slam’ during a pre-match interview a few years ago. This is because the general feeling amongst the majority of players is that the Australian Open is their favourite Grand Slam, with tournament officials genuinely listening to players concerns and wishes and acting accordingly to execute them, whether it be an increase in prize money or demands to build more stadiums with a roof, which allows players to compete when it’s raining or in scorching temperatures. Also, being the first Grand Slam of the season also means that players are arriving in Melbourne fresh and relaxed after a much-deserved off-season, while it’s also the first time all the leading men and women are in the same place at once for the season - which in turn contributes to more feel-good vibes and a overall relaxed atmosphere.

Australian Open statistics

Australian Open winners

Here is a complete list of all the men's and women's singles champions during the Open Era.

Active players are given in bold.

Former Australian Open champions (Open Era)

YearMen's ChampionMen's Runner-upWomen's ChampionWomen's Runner-up
1969Rod Laver (3)Andres GimenoMargaret Court (8)Billie Jean King
1970Arthur AsheDick CrealyMargaret Court (9)Kerry Melville
1971Ken RosewallArthur AsheMargaret Court (10)Evonne Goolagong
1972Ken Rosewall (2)Malcolm AndersonVirginia WadeEvonne Goolagong
1973John NewcombeOnny ParunMargaret Court (11)Evonne Goolagong
1974Jimmy ConnorsPhil DentEvonne GoolagongChris Evert
1975John Newcombe (2)Jimmy ConnorsEvonne Goolagong (2)Martina Navratilova
1976Mark EdmonsonJohn NewcombeEvonne Goolagong (3)Renata Tomanova
1977Roscoe Tanner (Dec), Vitas Gerulaitis (Jan)Guillermo Vilas (Dec), John Lloyd (Jan)Kerry Melville Reid (Dec), Evonne Goolagong (Jan) (4)Dianne Fromholtz (Dec), Helen Gourlay (Jan)
1978Guillermo VilasJohn MarksChris O'NeilBetsy Nagelsen
1979Guillermo Vilas (2)John SadriBarbara JordanSharon Welsh
1980Brian TeacherKim WarwickHana MandlikovaWendy Turnbull
1981Johan KriekSteve DentonMartina NavratilovaChris Evert
1982Johan Kriek (2)Steve DentonChris EvertMartina Navratilova
1983Mats WilanderIvan LendlMartina Navratilova (2)Kathy Jordan
1984Mats Wilander (2)Kevin CurrenChris Evert (2)Helena Sukova
1985Stefan EdbergMats WilanderMartina Navratilova (3)Chris Evert
1986Not heldNot heldNot heldNot held
1987Stefan Edberg (2)Pat CashHana Mandlikova (2)Martina Navratilova
1988Mats Wilander (3)Pat CashSteffi GrafChris Evert
1989Ivan LendlMiloslav MecirSteffi Graf (2)Helena Sukova
1990Ivan Lendl (2)Stefan EdbergSteffi Graf (3)Mary Joe Fernandez
1991Boris BeckerIvan LendlMonica SelesJana Novotna
1992Jim CourierStefan EdbergMonica Seles (2)Mary Joe Fernandez
1993Jim Courier (2)Stefan EdbergMonica Seles (3)Steffi Graf
1994Pete SamprasTodd MartinSteffi Graf (4)Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1995Andre AgassiPete SamprasMary PierceArantxa Sanchez Vicario
1996Boris Becker (2)Michael ChangMonica SelesAnke Huber
1997Pete Sampras (2)Carlos MoyaMartina HingisMary Pierce
1998Petr KordaMarcelo RiosMartina Hingis (2)Conchita Martinez
1999Yevgeny KafelnikovThomas EnqvistMartina Hingis (3)Amelie Mauresmo
2000Andre Agassi (2)Vevgeny KafelnikovLindsay DavenportMartina Hingis
2001Andre Agassi (3)Arnaud ClementJennifer CapriatiMartina Hingis
2002Thomas JohanssonMarat SafinJennifer Capriati (2)Martina Hingis
2003Andre Agassi (4)Rainer SchuettlerSerena WilliamsVenus Williams
2004Roger FedererMarat SafinJustine HeninKim Clijsters
2005Marat SafinLleyton HewittSerena Williams (2)Lindsay Davenport
2006Roger Federer (2)Marcos BaghdatisAmelie MauresmoJustine Henin
2007Roger Federer (3)Fernando GonzalezSerena Williams (3)Maria Sharapova
2008Novak DjokovicJo-Wilfried TsongaMaria SharapovaAna Ivanovic
2009Rafael NadalRoger FedererSerena Williams (4)Dinara Safina
2010Roger Federer (4)Andy MurraySerena Williams (5)Justine Henin
2011Novak Djokovic (2)Andy MurrayKim ClijstersLi Na
2012Novak Djokovic (3)Rafael NadalVictoria AzarenkaMaria Sharapova
2013Novak Djokovic (4)Andy MurrayVictoria Azarenka (2)Li Na
2014Stan WawrinkaRafael NadalLi NaDominika Cibulkova
2015Novak Djokovic (5)Andy MurraySerena Williams (6)Maria Sharapova
2016Novak Djokovic (6)Andy MurrayAngelique KerberSerena Williams
2017Roger Federer (5)Rafael NadalSerena Williams (7)Venus Williams
2018Roger Federer (6)Marin CilicCaroline WozniackiSimona Halep
2019Novak Djokovic (7)Rafael NadalNaomi OsakaPetra Kvitova

Greatest Australian Open champions

Almost all of the biggest names in the history of tennis have won the Australian Open title. 

Until recently, there was a three-way tie at the top of the men's honour roll with Roy Emerson, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic each having won six titles. But Djokovic's 2019 triumph saw him take the overall lead with an all-time record of seven Australian Open titles, followed by Emerson and Federer on six.

Other multiple-time winners of the tournament include Jack Crawford, Ken Rosewall, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, John Newcombe and Guillermo Vilas.

Margaret Court owns the record for the most titles on the women’s side with a staggering 11 triumphs in the Amateur and Open Era, with Serena Williams not too far behind with seven. Victoria Azarenka is the only other current active female player with multiple Australian Open titles, winning back-to-back in 2012-13, while legends such as Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf and Martin Hingis have all reigned supreme at Melbourne Park over the years.

Australian Open records (Open Era)

Longest men’s match (time) - Australian Open 2012 final: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 in five hours and 53 minutes.

Longest women’s match (time) - Australian Open 2011 R16:  Francesca Schiavone def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6–4 1–6 16–14.

Longest men’s match (total games: 84) - Australian Open 2017 first round: Ivo Karlovic def. Horacio Zeballos 6-7(6) 3-6 7-5 6-2 22-20.

Longest women’s match (total games: 48) - Australian Open 1996 quarter-finals: Chanda Rubin def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-4 2-6 16-14 and Australian Open 2018 third round: Simona Halep def. Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13

Hottest tournament: 2009 - the 2009 Australian Open was the warmest on record, with an average daily maximum of 34.7 degrees Celsius, 9 degrees above normal.

How the biggest stars fare at the Australian Open

Australian Open performance: Top men

PlayerTitlesFinalsMain draw appearancesWin-loss record2019 result
Novak Djokovic7 (2008, 2011-13, 2015-16, 2019)-1568-8Champion (d. Rafael Nadal)
Roger Federer6 (2004, 2006-7, 2010, 2017-18)1 (2009)2097-14R16 (lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas)
Rafael Nadal1 (2009)4 (2012, 2014, 2017, 2019)1461-13Runner-up (lost to Novak Djokovic)
Andy Murray-5 (2010-11, 2013, 2015-16)1348-13R1 (lost to Roberto Bautista Agut)
Stan Wawrinka1 (2014)-1438-13R2 (lost to Milos Raonic)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-1 (2008)1237-12R2 (lost to Novak Djokovic)
Marin Cilic-1 (2017)11 29-11R16 (lost to Roberto Bautista Agut)
Nick Kyrgios--611-6R1 (lost to Stan Wawrinka)

Australian Open performance: Top women

PlayerTitlesFinalsMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2019 result
Serena Williams7 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2015, 2017)1 (2016)1885-11QF (lost to Karolina Pliskova)
Victoria Azarenka2 (2012-13)-1239-10R1 (lost to Laura Siegemund)
Maria Sharapova1 (2008)3 (2007, 2012, 2016)1556-14R16 (lost to Ashleigh Barty)
Angelique Kerber1 (2016)-1229-11R16 (lost to Danielle Collins)
Caroline Wozniacki1 (2018)-1234-11R3 (lost to Maria Sharapova)
Naomi Osaka1 (2019)-416-3Champion (d. Petra Kvitova)
Venus Williams-2 (2003, 2017)1953-19R3 (lost to Simona Halep)
Dominika Cibulkova-1 (2014)1220-12R1 (lost to Zhang Shuai)
Simona Halep-1 (2018)919-9R16 (lost to Serena Williams)
Petra Kvitova-1 (2019)1020-11Runner-up (lost to Naomi Osaka)

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