Australian Open

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Australian Open

Major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia add

Category: Tennis

Activity starting in 2012.

Countries: Australia (25%), United States (12%), France (8%)

Main connections: French Open, Grand Slam (tennis), The Championships, Wimbledon

Linked to: Women's Tennis Association, BBC, ESPN2, International Tennis Federation

 

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2012

Stephanie Dubois - In January 2012, Dubois won her first round match at the Australian Open for the first time, with a win over Elena Vesnina

 

Mikhail Kukushkin - In January 2012, Kukushkin became the first player with Kazakh passport to reach the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open

 

Roger Rasheed - In October 2012 it was announced that Rasheed had been appointed as the full time coach of former Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


2013

In 2013 the prize money was distributed as follows: add something

 

It was announced the prize money will be increased to AUD 30 million from 2013 onwards add something

 

Nicolas Almagro - Almagro has had success on hard courts, reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2013, and has reached the quarter-finals in Cincinnati and Miami

 

Jim Courier - As of 2013, Courier is the last man to win the Australian Open and French Open back-to-back, in 1992

 

Kimiko Date-Krumm - At the 2013 Australian Open, Date-Krumm won a singles match in this tournament for the first time since 1996, defeating number 12 seed Nadia Petrova in straight sets, and becoming the oldest woman to ever win a main draw singles match in the Australian Open

 

Bernard Tomic - At the 2013 Australian Open, Tomic defeated Leonardo May er and Daniel Brands to reach the third round where he lost to World No. 2 Roger Federer in straight sets

 

Stanislas Wawrinka - At the 2013 Australian Open, he made it to the fourth round

 

Juan Martin del Potro - Del Potro lost in the third round of the 2013 Australian Open in five sets against Jérémy Chardy

 

Lleyton Hewitt - Due to his excellent result in the preparation event before the 2013 Australian Open, people posed high expectation on Hewitt

 

Matthew Ebden - Edben started 2013, ranked at world number number 105 and began with three first round losses, at the Brisbane International, Apia International Sydney, and a five set loss at the Australian Open to Mikhail Youzhny despite winning the first two sets

 

Roger Federer - Federer was beaten by Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the 2013 Australian Open

 

David Ferrer - Ferrer started his 2013 season by successfully defending his Auckland title and reached the semifinals at the 2013 Australian Open for the second time in three years

 

Gael Monfils - He made it to the third round of the 2013 Australian Open, but was defeated there by compatriot Gilles Simon

 

Tommy Robredo - He was eliminated in the first round in Sydney and at the 2013 Australian Open

 

Roy Emerson - He was honoured during the 2013 Australian Open at the Australian Open Legends' Lunch

 

Andy Murray - In 2013 Murray beat Federer for the first time in a Major in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, prevailing in five sets

 

Denis Kudla - In 2013 at the Australian Open he lost in the first round of qualifying to Julian Reister

 

Mark Beretta - In 2013, Beretta hosted Seven's coverage of the Australian Open

 

Marcelo Melo - In 2013, Melo won the ATP 250 Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open, along with Tommy_Robredo; this was his 11th ATP title

 

Magnus Norman - In 2013, he began working with Stanislas Wawrinka who won the 2014 Australian Open

 

Daniele Bracciali - In 2013, he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in men's doubles partnering Luká? Dlouhý

 

Daniele Bracciali - In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open and the semifinals of the 2012 French Open

 

Varvara Lepchenko - In the 2013 Australian Open Vavara defeated Slovenian Polona Hercog in the first round and lost to Elena Vesnina from Russia in the second

 

Anne Keothavong - Keothavong made a disappointing start to 2013, losing in the first round qualifier in the Australian Open, losing to Grace Min

 

Andy Murray - Murray trying to win his second Major in a row, began the 2013 Australian Open well with a straight sets victory over Dutchman Robin Haase

 

John Peers - Peers began the 2013 season playing with fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith, receiving a wildcard into the Australian Open

 

Vasek Pospisil - Pospisil had to skip all tournaments in early 2013, including the Australian Open, due to mononucleosis

 

Serena Williams - Serena's first scheduled tournament of the season is the 2013 Brisbane International where she will play Singles and be seeded 3 followed by the 2013 Australian Open where she will play Singles & Mixed Doubles

 

Kimiko Date-Krumm - She ended the year ranked 99, securing a berth in the upcoming 2013 Australian Open, and finishing in the top 100 for a 4th consecutive year

 

Sara Errani - She was the seventh seed at the Australian Open, where she had reached the quarterfinals in 2012

 

Kristina Mladenovic - She won the 2013 Wimbledon and 2014 Australian Open mixed doubles titles with Canadian Daniel Nestor

 

Li Na (tennis) - The left ankle injury she sustained in the Australian Open decider forced her to withdraw from all subsequent tournaments including the 2013 Qatar Total Open and the 2013 Indian Wells Masters, plus an exhibition match at the BNP Paribas Showdown in Hong Kong in which she was scheduled to play former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki

 

Maria Sharapova - This improvement in serving can be seen in the 2013 Australian Open and following tournaments where Maria Sharapova committed little double faults as compared to previous years

 

Stan Wawrinka - This partnership has been credited for improvement in Wawrinka's performance in important matches, and was evident in his victories over Andy Murray at the 2013 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), and Novak Djokovic at the 2014 Australian Open as well as his improved consistency

 

Juan Martin del Potro - This table is accurate as of the end of the 2013 Australian Open

 

Li Na - With victory nearing Li suddenly saw her accuracy shatter and 24 unforced errors let Sharapova back into the match to eventually take a three set victory over Li. The two met again in the 2013 Australian Open semifinal round, where Li achieved her most notable victory over Sharapova, winning in straight sets and giving up just four games

 

Li Na (tennis) - With victory nearing Li suddenly saw her accuracy shatter and 24 unforced errors let Sharapova back into the match to eventually take a three set victory over Li. The two met again in the 2013 Australian Open semifinal round, where Li achieved her most notable victory over Sharapova, winning in straight sets and giving up just four games

 

Donald Young (tennis) - Young failed to qualify for the 2013 Australian Open

 

James Ward (tennis) - In January 2013, Ward failed to qualify for the Australian Open, reaching the 3rd round of qualifying before losing to Julian Reister

 

Luke Saville - In January 2013, he competed in his first ATP main draw event at the 2013 Australian Open

 

Zeljko Krajan - Since May 2013, he returned to work in the ATP, currently coaching Former World No. 8 and Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis

 

Sandy Roberts - Roberts last day reading sport news was Friday November 29, 2013 and he finished his hosting duties for Seven at the Australian Open golf tournament on Sunday December 1, 2013


2014

Donald Young (tennis) - Australian Open - Young received a bid into the 2014 australian open

 

Jim Courier - As of 2014, Courier is the last man to win the Australian Open and French Open back-to-back, in 1992

 

Eugenie Bouchard - At the 2014 Australian Open, Ana Ivanovic stated that Eugenie is "a very aggressive player

 

Novak Djokovic - At the 2014 Australian Open, he won his first four matches in straight sets, against Luká? Lacko, Leonardo May er, Denis Istomin and number 15 seed Fabio Fognini respectively

 

Casey Dellacqua - Dellacqua took on Kirsten Flipkens for the second time in 2014 after crushing her in the Australian Open

 

Li Na - Due to fellow 2014 Australian Open Men's Champion Stanislas Wawrinka losing in the first round as well, it was the first time in the history of tennis that the reigning Grand Slam winners were ousted in the opening round of their next major

 

Mikhail Youzhny - He began his 2014 season at the Australian Open where he reached the second round before losing 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Florian May er

 

Henri Leconte - In 2014, Leconte appeared as a commentator for the 2014 Australian Open

 

Robert Lindstedt - Lindstedt and Lukasz Kubot of Poland won the 2014 Australian Open together after failing to win a match before the grand slam started

 

Kristina Mladenovic - Mladenovic would start 2014 off strong capturing her second Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title at the 2014 Australian Open partnering again with Daniel Nestor

 

Kirsten Flipkens - She beat Laura Robson in the Australian Open 2014, where she ended up reaching the second round in which she was defeated by Casey Dellacqua

 

Stanislas Wawrinka - Wawrinka's mental game has been seen to improve over time, culminating in his win over Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open in which Wawrinka survived a fightback from Nadal to clinch the title

 

Stan Wawrinka - Wawrinka's mental game has been seen to improve over time, culminating in his win over Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open in which Wawrinka survived a fightback from Nadal to clinch the title

 

Jamie Hampton - "Current through 2014 Australian Open

 

Patrick Rafter - On January 12, 2014 Rafter, aged 41, announced that he would be partnering current Australian number one Lleyton Hewitt in the doubles draw of the 2014 Australian Open

 

Stan Wawrinka - He first attained this ranking on 27 January 2014 as a result of winning his first Grand Slam event, the 2014 Australian Open

 

Stanislas Wawrinka - His career-high singles ranking is world No. 3, which he officially attained on 27 January 2014 as a result of winning his first Grand Slam event, the 2014 Australian Open


2015

In 2015 the prize money is to be distributed as follows: add something

 

Malek Jaziri - Tennis - Jaziri started off 2015 making his first appearance at the Australian Open main draw, and beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin and France's Edouard Roger Vasselin, making him the first Arab male tennis player to make it to the third round of a major in over a decade

 

Victor Estrella Burgos - Tennis - Now, in 2015 he became the first tennis player from his country who has participated in all four Grand Slam playing in the Australian Open

 

Ana Ivanovic - Ana will kick-start her 2015 season at the Brisbane International as the no. 2 Seed followed by the Australian Open

 

Jim Courier - As of 2015, Courier is the last man to win the Australian Open and French Open in the same calendar year, which he did in 1992

 

An-Sophie Mestach - At the 2015 Australian Open, she made it to a Grand Slam main draw for the first time in her career, losing in the first round

 

Juan Martin del Potro - Del Potro began his 2015 season with wrist pain and wasn't sure if he would play Sydney and the Australian Open

 

Lucie Hradecka - Hradecká started 2015 ranked 141st in the world, and thus had to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open, which she successfully did with three wins in the qualifying rounds

 

Alexandr Dolgopolov - In 2015, Dolgopolov lost in first round of the Australian Open to Paolo Lorenzi

 

Bethanie Mattek-Sands - In 2015, Mattek-Sands won the Australian Open women's doubles final with Lucie ?afá?ová

 

Lucas Pouille - In 2015, Pouille lost to Gael Monfils at the Australian Open

 

Flavia Pennetta - In the Australian Open 2015 she lost to compatriot Camila Giorgi in the first round, failing to defend her quarterfinalist points from 2014

 

Kirsten Flipkens - In the Australian Open 2015, she was beaten by friend and doubles partner Dominika Cibulkova 3-6,6-3,6-1

 

Leander Paes - Paes won the 2015 Australian Open mixed doubles with Martina Hingis

 

Laura Robson - Robson did not enter the Australian Open in 2015 and subsequently left the WTA rankings, having not competed for 12 months

 

Roberta Vinci - The 2015 season saw Vinci attempt a freeflowing backhand pass at the Australian Open, only to enter directly into the hitting zone of Ekaterina Makarova at the net

 

Zheng Jie - Zheng played just one singles match in 2015, a first round loss at the 2015 Australian Open to Kai-Chen Chang

 

Ekaterina Makarova - As of June 2015, Makarova remains the only left-handed player to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the 2012 Australian Open

 

Ekaterina Makarova - As of November 2015, Makarova remains the only left-handed player to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the 2012 Australian Open


2016

In the United Kingdom, the BBC dumped its coverage of the 2016 tournament just a month prior to its start, due to budget cuts, leaving Eurosport as the exclusive broadcaster add something

 

John Isner - Australian Open - Later on in 2016 at the Australian open his attire is FILA.

 

Coco Vandeweghe - After the Australian Open, CoCo participated at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where she scored her first win of 2016, knocking out the 6th seed Karolína Plí?ková

 

Lleyton Hewitt - At a media conference, Hewitt mentioned plans to retire after the 2016 Australian Open to become the captain of the Australian Davis Cup team after Pat Rafter moved on from the position, becoming the seventh man to captain the team

 

Rafael Nadal - At the Australian Open, Nadal was defeated in five sets by compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the first round, in a match that echoed memories of their marathon five-set semi-final from 2009

 

Dominika Cibulkova - At the 2016 Australian Open, Cibulková lost in the first round to 28th seed Kristina Mladenovic in two sets thus failing to defend her quarterfinal points from 2015

 

Roger Federer - At the 2016 Australian Open, he played in a record 65th consecutive Grand Slam tournament and earlier at the 2015 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)), he reached a record 46th Grand Slam quarterfinal, a record 38th Grand Slam semifinal and a record 27th Grand Slam final

 

Daria Gavrilova - In the 2016 Australian Open she had wins against Lucie Hradecká, sixth seed Petra Kvitová, twenty eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic which the third set went to 11-9, but lost in the fourth round to tenth seed Carla Suárez Navarro 0-6 6-3 6-2

 

Dudi Sela - In the first round of the 2016 Australian Open he defeated Benjamin Becker

 

Medibank Private - Medibank is the naming-rights sponsor for the 5th year in a row of the annual Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival in Victoria. it is a partner of parkrun Australia, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Medibank Feel Good Program in Brisbane, the 2016 Basketball Victoria Medibank Classic and the 2017 Australian Open

 

Andy Murray - Murray played his first competitive tournament of 2016 at the Australian Open where he was aiming to win his first title there after four runner-up finishes

 

Amy Frazier - She has appeared in 18 Australian Open, 18 Wimbledon, and 15 French Open tournaments for an all-time record of 71 Grand Slam appearances, until compatriot Venus Williams surpassed this record at the 2016 US Open

 

Coco Vandeweghe - She travelled to Melbourne to compete at the 2016 Australian Open

 

Denis Kudla - "Current till 2016 Australian Open

 

Santiago Giraldo - "This table is current through Australian Open 2016

 

Ekaterina Makarova - As of January 2016, Makarova remains the only left-handed player to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the 2012 Australian Open

 

David Marrero - In January 2016, Marrero was featured in a New York Times article about his suspected match-fixing at the Australian Open

 

Lleyton Hewitt - His last professional singles match was against David Ferrer in the second round of the 2016 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena on January 21, 2016

 

Lleyton Hewitt - He finished his professional tennis career on January 24, 2016 after 20 straight Australian Open appearances

 

Ekaterina Makarova - As of February 2016, Makarova is just one of two left-handed players to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the 2012 Australian Open

 

Maria Sharapova - In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, admitting to testing positive for meldonium, a substance banned by World Anti-Doping Agency at the start of 2016

 

Maria Sharapova - On March 7, 2016, Sharapova revealed that she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, which she described as the result of an oversight

 

Ekaterina Makarova - As of July 2016, Makarova is just one of two left-handed players to have ever beaten Serena Williams in a Grand Slam match, doing so at the 2012 Australian Open


2017

In 2017 the prize money is to be distributed as follows: add something


2018

In 2018 the prize money is to be distributed as follows: add something

 

In March 2018, it was announced that the Nine Network would acquire rights to the tournament beginning 2020 add something


2019

The network later bought the rights for the 2019 tournament as well add something