Publication date: 12 Aug 2022
About the Australian Open
The Australian Open Tennis Championships (known as the Australian Open) is the first of four Grand Slam tournaments held each year. It takes place in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre. The tournament takes place over a 2-week period in late January and early February. Both male and female tennis players compete in nine divisions: five for adults and four for juniors.
2023 Australian Open
The 2023 Australian Open will be held from 16 to 29 January.
History of the Australian Open
The first tournament was held in Melbourne in 1905 and was called The Australasian Championships. It attracted 17 players with around 5,000 people in attendance at the final match.
In 1922, the men’s tennis team was joined by women. Margaret Molesworth was the first Australian woman to win the title. From that year onwards, the championships were held in five divisions:
- men’s singles
- women’s singles
- men’s doubles
- women’s doubles
- mixed doubles
No mixed doubles tournaments were held from 1970 until 1985.
In 1969 a new era for tennis began. The event was opened to professionals and hence the name of the Australian Open.
Results of the previous Australian Open tennis championships
|2022||Melbourne Park Sports Venue, Melbourne (Australia)||men’s singles – Rafael Nadal (Spain);
women’s singles – Ashleigh Barty (Australia);
men’s doubles – Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)/ Nick Kyrgios (Australia);
women’s doubles – Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic)/ Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic);
mixed doubles – Kristina Mladenovic/ Ivan Dodig (Croatia).
|2021||Melbourne Park Sports Venue, Melbourne (Australia)||men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (Serbia);
women’s singles – Naomi Osaka (Japan);
men’s doubles – Ivan Dodig (Croatia) / Filip Polášek (Slovakia);
women’s doubles – Elise Mertens (Belgium)/Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
mixed doubles – Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic)/ Rajeev Ram (USA).
|2020||Melbourne Park Sports Venue, Melbourne (Australia)||men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (Serbia);
women’s singles – Sofia Kenin (USA);
men’s doubles – Rajeev Ram (USA)/ Joe Salisbury (UK);
women’s doubles – Tímea Babos (Hungary)/Kristina Mladenovic (France);
mixed doubles – Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic)/ Nikola Mektić (Czech Republic).
2024 Australian Open
Information on the 2024 Australian Open is still being specified
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