The Australian Open[a][b] is an annual tennis tournament created in 1905 and played on outdoor hardcourts[c][d] at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is played over a two-week period beginning in mid-January and has been chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year since 1987. The event was not held from 1916 to 1918 because of World War I, from 1941 to 1945 because of World War II and in 1986. The timing of the Australian Open has changed several

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The full match highlights of Naomi Osaka's championship win at the Australian Open 2019 with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win over Petra Kvitova. Share this. Naomi Osaka [JPN]. Petra Kvitova [CZE]. Night 14 highlights. Video. Night 14 highlights.  The AO champion says her rise to world No.1 is a fast ride that’s been a ‘long’ time coming. View article. Osaka world No. 1. Gallery. Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova. Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova, Final, Day 13, Rod Laver Arena, 26 January 2019. Photo: Luke Hemer/Tennis Australia.

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Friday afternoon at the Australian Open, the four-time winner of this tournament was knocked out in the third round, his first elimination before the fourth round since 2001. Read on to find out what else happened on Day 5 in Melbourne. Federer's frustrating day at the office: World No. 46 Andreas Seppi of Italy had never beaten Federer in 10 previous encounters, winning just one of the 22 sets they'd played. But that didn't matter in this match on Rod Laver Arena, where Federer started slowly and was never able to fully catch up in a 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5) loss to Seppi. Fede

The triumph also made Serena a seven-times winner of the Australian Open, while Venus had to be content with offering a reminder that her own greatness remains very much in the present tense. Whatever the result of this finale a record was going to tumble. Venus – 36-years-old, nine years on from her most recent grand slam triumph and playing in her 73rd major tournament – stood a chance of becoming the oldest champion of the open era. The woman who remains the record-holder now? Well, Serena, of course. This was the ninth time the sisters had met in a grand slam final. Eight years on from the

The Australian Open kicks off the Grand Slam tennis season in rich fashion as the world’s greatest descend down under and duel for a whopping $44 million in purse money, a 10 percent increase from last year  Even former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal—a 14-time major winner, including the 2009 Australian Open—believes Djokovic is so high atop the tennis world that only injury or a miraculous upset will remove him from his perch. "[He’s] playing at a better level than the rest of the players now,” Nadal said, courtesy of Leo Schlink of the Herald Sun.

Australian Open recieved another 10% increase in total prize money purse for 2019 grand slam women men singles winners will get $4.5 million.  Australian Open 2019 has got another prize money hike with 10% increase compared to 2018 prize money pool. The total prize money purse for 2019 Australian Open will be AUD$60.5 million (USD$42.8m). Men and women singles winners will pocket AUD$4.5 million (USD$3.2m) each. Below is the entire breakdown of Australian Open 2019 prize money. Australian Open 2019 will see another 10% increase in the total prize money pool which will take the total prize money for the entire competition to AUD$60.5 million (USD$4.85m) compared to AUD$55 million offered in 2018. Men and Women singles champions will t

Australian Open. Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 18-31 January. Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on all Andy Murray matches, plus highlights on BBC TV and BBC Sport website. Listen to Tennis Breakfast on Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website from 07:00 GMT. Britain's Gordon Reid recorded the biggest win of his career to reach the semi-finals of the men's wheelchair tennis at the Australian Open. The Scot, 24, beat eight-time winner and former world number one Shingo Kunieda 6-3 7-6 (7-1). "I'm absolutely thrilled," said Reid, who described his Japane

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2019 - australian open - australia. Osaka clinches second straight Slam, No.1 ranking at Australian Open over Kvitova. Naomi Osaka followed up her US Open triumph with aplomb in Melbourne, outlasting two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova to win her second Grand Slam title and the battle for World No.1 at the Australian Open. -A +A.  MELBOURNE, Australia - With a second major title and World No.1 on the line, Naomi Osaka stood tall to grab both mantles, capturing the Australian Open crown, 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4 over two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova. Read more: Naomi Osaka ascends to WTA World No.1 ranking.

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 56th Australian Open victory by beating local wildcard James Duckworth in straight sets in Melbourne on Monday. Former world number one Rafael Nadal equalled Stefan Edberg's record for the fourth-most wins by a man at the Australian Open. Nadal celebrated his 56th Australian Open victory by beating local wildcard James Duckworth in straight sets in Melbourne on Monday. The 17-time grand slam champion impressed in his first appearance since the US Open, winning 6-4 6-3 7-5. Spanish second seed Nadal is within striking distance of Jack Crawford (58) and six-time Australian

She unleashed an early onslaught and Halep was in danger crumbling before the French Open champion regrouped for a stirring comeback. "It was an intense match and there were some incredible points," Williams said. "She's the number one player in the world and there's a reason why (but) I'm such a fighter, I just never give up," she added. Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam Down Under two years ago while two months pregnant and is the bookies' favourite to claim an eighth Australian title, despite being seeded 16th. Another major would match Margaret Cou

Roger Federer, a four–time Australian Open winner, is set to play in his first tour event following a long injury spell. Federer returned to action in the Hopman Cup last week; his last non-exhibition event was at Wimbledon last summer. See the full draws here. Projected women’s quarterfinals. - Angelique Kerber v. Garbine Muguruza - Simona Halep v. Svetlana Kuznetsova - Karolina Pliskova v. Agnieszka Radwanska - Dominika Cibulkova v. Serena Willians. Projected men’s quarterfinals. - Andy Murray v. Kei Nishikori - Stan Wawrinka v. Marin Cilic - Gael Monfils v. Milos Raonic - Dominic Thiem v. N

* 350 Australian Open ballkids proudly fuelled by Vegemite aged between the ages of 12 and 15 participated including 304 from Victoria, three from Queensland, six from New South Wales, five from South Australia, two from Tasmania, two from Western Australia, 20 from Korea, six from China and two from France. * There were 21 sets of siblings including four sets of twins amongst the Australian Open 2018 Vegemite ballkid squad. * Fifteen-year-olds Emma Wong (Doncaster East, Vic) and Aidan Chu (Mont Albert North, Vic) received the Most Outstanding Ballkid Award for 2018, awarded to the top two bal  Each club had the opportunity to meet ANZ Tennis ambassador and four-time Australian Open quad wheelchair winner Dylan Alcott. * More than 140 ANZ Tennis Hot Shots players had the opportunity to toss the coin for a main draw singles match during the tournament.

Australian Open 2018, day one at Melbourne Park. Live Updates. January 15, 201811:38pm.  Meanwhile Australian Open favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced through to the second round with a straight-sets victory over Kevin King on Margaret Court Arena. Share. Share on Facebook.  Bananas were eventually brought out to her, but too much time had elapsed for the American to eat the banana before she was ordered back onto the court by Murphy. “So you want me to screw up routine because of an ill prepared court? That’s not fair,” she said.

The Australian Open, once the clear laggard among the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, has regained its luster by expanding relentlessly and taking chances. It was the first major tournament to build a stadium with a retractable roof and is now the first with three such stadiums. This year, it will become the first Grand Slam event to sell a small block of on-court tickets that will allow spectators to sit opposite the chair umpire, less than eight meters (or 26 feet) from the sideline on the Open’s main show court, Rod Laver Arena. But the tournament director Craig Tiley is interested in m

He has claimed the Australian Open four times, and he has won 31 of his last 32 matches here. This is the Grand Slam at which Murray has been most consistent, but even he cannot come close to that. The two players’ liking for Melbourne Park is just one of the many parallels that run between them.  One has just got married while the other is about to. Novak Djokovic in discussions with his coach Boris Becker ahead of his clash with Murray. Djokovic celebrates after beating Stanislas Wawrinka to secure his place in the Australian Open final. At this juncture of their careers there is another interesting comparison. Both made somewhat radical coaching appointments last year that invited scepticism, bordering upon ridicule in some quarters, but both of these arrangements have started to work out better than expected.

Halep, the top seed at the Australian Open, has lost all three Grand Slam finals that she’s taken part in. She’s been a high-ranked player for years, but can’t seem to get the finish she needs. She has now lost to Wozniacki in five of seven meetings.  Halep hit 40 winners to Wozniacki’s 25, but still came out on the losing end. Halep is now 0-3 in Grand Slam finals, while Wozniacki is 1-2, having previously made the finals of the US Open twice before. Halep’s run through the bracket included some fantastic matches, including a drubbing of Eugenie Bouchard in round two, a marathon match against Lauren Davis that included a 15-13 tiebreak in the third set, and strong wins over sixth seed Karolina Pliskova and 21st seed Angelique Kerber. Wozniacki’s run was also impressive, taking down No. 30 Kiki Bertens and No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova in str

Australian open 2018 winners. Grand Slam tournaments-. These are the four most important annual tennis tournaments which are- (i) Australian Open (Mid-January) (ii) French Open (May and June) (iii) Wimbledon (June and July) (iv) US Open (August and September). These tournaments are played on the different type of grounds. These are-. Tournament. Playing Area. Australian Open. Hard Courts. US Open. Hard Courts. French Open. Clay. Wimbledon.

The four-time winner here had 40 winners and 17 unforced errors, but more importantly he won 95 per cent of the points on his first serve and didn't face a single breakpoint in this Australian Open third-round clash. Berdych, 31, who had last beaten Federer some four years ago in the semifinals in Dubai, didn't have much to show in their 23rd meeting. The Czech couldn't quite say if in their latest clash he had seen the best of his 35-year-old opponent, he simply nailed it at 'very impressive'. “I was on the backfoot every single time, he showed how to play two-shot te

With Australian Open finals weekend upon us, Sporting News has you covered with everything you need to know about the Aus Open prize money. From qualifiers and doubles to the champions, there's plenty of money being paid over the tournament's two weeks. Here's how it breaks down. Australian open 2019 prize money: men'S and women's singles. Winner. $4.1 million.  That figure for players knocked out in the first round is up 25% on last year's amount. Meanwhile, the second-round pay cheques have increased from $90,000. Australian open 2019 doubles prize money - men'S and women's, per team. Winner.

Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as Hyeon Chung clinically took advantage of the six-time champion's elbow injury to win 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 7-6 (7-3). The Serbian, who had also struggled with his hip in the third round, was on the back foot from the off and failed to claw back the first set before suffering further at the start of the second. Djokovic's fighting spirit never wavered, but he could not shake off NextGen champion Chung, who was unrelenting en route to claiming the biggest scalp of his career.  Amazingly, the 26-year-old missed out on qualifying in the last four years to reach the main draw in Melbourne. Sandgren beat former winner Stan Wawrinka in the second round and this time eliminated the world No.5. Tomas Berdych will face a familiar tricky problem after powering past Fabio Fognini into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday for a seventh time.

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They have met 52 times, an Open era record, but only once in an Australian Open final. That was back in 2012, when Djokovic beat Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final in the history of pro tennis. The five-set thriller lasted five hours and 53 minutes. Djokovic, 31, is hoping to win his 15th Grand Slam, while Nadal, 32, is vying for his 18th. Both players have earned more than $100,000 in prize money over their careers. Sunday's winner will collect another $4.1 million AUD, or about $2.9 million USD. The runner-up will earn about half that amount: $2.05 million AUD ($1.45 million). Novak

The 16-time major winner broke again in the next game and withstood more break points — seven in all in the last set and 15 of 18 in the match — before clinching it in 3 hours, 51 minutes. "It was a good test for me. It was a lot of hours on court.  Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina started her fourth-round match just before midnight Sunday at the Australian Open and was finished within an hour, beating Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals here for the first time. Svitolina was ruthless in the second set, conceding only eight points in the first five games. Even when Allertova had game point at 40-0 in the last, Svitolina went on a five-point roll an closed it out with a backhand winner down the line. The result extended her winning to nine matches, including a run to the title at the Brisbane International tw

World No 2 Andy Murray produced an assertive display to reach the Australian Open fourth round for the ninth time in his career with a competitive four-set win against Joao Sousa. The two-time Grand Slam winner barely broken sweat in his opening two rounds in Melbourne after sailing past Germany's Alexander Zverev and then thrashing Australian Sam Groth to make round three. And despite dropping his first set of the tournament against the 32nd seed from Portugal, Murray came through 6-2 3-6 6-2 6-2 in in two hours and 38 minutes on Margaret Court Arena to extend his unbeaten run against So

Five-time champion Roger Federer hits 61 winners, including 15 aces, for victory over Tomas Berdych on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Peter Staples/ATP World Tour. Tomas Berdych held two set points in the first set of his quarter-final loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Wednesday.  Grigor Dimitrov searches for a silver lining after four-set loss in the Australian Open quarter-finals to Kyle Edmund on Tuesday. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images. Marin Cilic celebrates winning the second set against Rafael Nadal, having come within one point of trailing 2-4, on Tuesday at the Australian Open. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images. Top seed and 2009 champion Rafael Nadal had to bide his time to register his first service break against Marin Cilic on Tuesday at the Australian Open. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images.

THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN final will see the first Grand Slam winner of the year crowned champion on Rod Laver Arena.  First round – £28.9k. Australian Open 2018 women's final start time. The two finalists - Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki - will meet on Saturday January 27. The final is scheduled to get underway at 7.30pm local time in Melbourne - which is 8.30am UK time. Australian Open 2018 final start time. The two finalists will meet on Sunday January 28. The final is scheduled to get underway at 7.30pm local time in Melbourne - which is 8.30am UK time. Australian Open 2018 final TV channel. The live coverage of the tennis in the UK has been exclusively taken up by Eurosport UK. The Discovery-own

Australian Open: provides readers with an in-depth look into the world of professional ATP and WTA tennis with the latest tennis news, results, rankings, quotes and information.  Margaret Court achieved the feat four times and Wendy Turnbull three times. Women's Champions in First Australian Open Appearance (Open Era) 1972 - Virginia Wade 1979 - Barbara Jordan 1991 - Monica Seles. Women's Champions without losing a set (Open Era): 1968 - Billie Jean King 1972 - Virginia Wade 1975-77 - E Goolagong-Cawley 1978 - Chris O'Neil 1988, 1989, 1994 - Steffi Graf 1995 - Mary Pierce 1997 - Martina Hingis 2000 - Lindsay Davenport 2008 - Maria Sharapova. The 2015 final between S.Williams vs. Sharapova marked the first Australian Open final between the No.1 and No.2 s

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The four-time Australian Open winner will be returning for his first tour event after a two-month break due to a chronic wrist injury . Due to his break, the Swiss star was seeded 17th in the tournament—his lowest ever Australian Open ranking . That didn’t stop him from making it to the final round of the men’s singles tournament, where he will face Rafa, his long time rival. Nadal leads their 12-year rivalry (23-11) , but Federer may have a slight advantage this time because of Nadal’s nearly five-hour, intense match against Grigor Dimitrov on Friday ( 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 ).  “Any time a white deputy is involved in contact with using force on a black youth, this thing blows up.” He added that despite the furor against the officers, he can’t fire them. “There’s been a large cry of just go out and fire them.

Venus Williams ended Chinese hopes at the Australian Open on Friday, defeating Duan Yingying in a completely one-sided affair to make the fourth round for a 10th time. The 13th seed was in a different league, beating Duan 6-1, 6-0 on Margaret Court Arena and showing no signs of the elbow injury that forced her out of the doubles with sister Serena. FOLLOW | Tennis live score, Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych. She will next play German qualifier Mona Barthel, who beat Australian hope Ashleigh Barty.  This is despite the seven-time Grand Slam winner being one of the game’s most prominent players over the past two decades. She paid dearly against Williams who remains a force, making the fourth round or better at three of the four Grand Slams last year. READ | Australian Open: Bernard Tomic goes down fighting against Britain’s Dan Evans.

Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal stunned by Fernando Verdasco. Updated 2109 GMT (0509 HKT) January 19, 2016. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.  Nadal exited the Australian Open at the first round stage -- for the first time in his career -- after losing to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 3-6 7-6 (4-7) 6-2 in a thrilling match between the two left-handers that lasted four hours and 40 minutes. Mallorcan Nadal had ended 2015 in positive fashion, making finals in Beijing and Basel then reaching the semis at the year-end championships before losing to Novak Djokovic, and the world No. 5 might have gone 3-0 up in the decider had Verdasco not saved a break point.  Verdasco, who hit 20 aces, 10 return winners and 57 groundstroke winners, advances to play Dudi Sela of Israel in the second round. "I just started hitting winners, I don't know how," Verdasco told reporters.

The Australian Open is the first of the world's four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. 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. Australian Open History.  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 per cent increase in attendance in 1988 (266,436) on the previous year at Kooyong (140,000). List of Australian Open Men's Singles Champions. Here the latest Melbourne winners : Year. Champion.

Roger Federer, a six-time winner, has said so. So has reigning men’s champion, Novak Djokovic. Martina Navratilova once said she watched the event when she was 7 years old and knew that someday, she would be there. She won the women’s singles event nine times. Wimbledon is the oldest of the four Grand Slams. It is still played on the sport’s original surface. Players must still wear all-white clothing (though that rule will be temporarily lifted for the tennis events in the 2012 London Olympics, which will be played there.)

Five-time winner Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open. next article. Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez Pre-Tournament News & Notes.  Webb has not played full-time since 2017. She spent four months in Australia last year at her Townsville, north Queensland home base, and when she teed it up last week in Barwon Heads in the Vic Open, it was her first competitive outing for almost eight months. The 44-year-old Webb played just eight tournaments last year and missed the cut in the U.S. Open and British Open. She won previous Australian Opens in 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2014. Webb, who was tied for third with Madelene Sagstrom and Bronte Law, started on the back nine Thursday and was 4-under through eight holes. Her only bogey

18-times Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has said that the newly crowned Australian Open champion Na Li is right up there with the World No.1 Serena Williams, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and double Major winner Victoria Azarenka as far as the hot-favorites for winning the rest of the Slams in 2014 are concerned. Read Full News. Novak Djokovic: Happy for Stanislas Wawrinka. Serbinator Novak Djokovic has claimed that he was extremely happy for Stanislas Wawrinka when the Swiss won the Australian Open defeating the overwhelming favorite Rafael Nadal in a dramatic four set final

Federer, a four-time champion in Australia, secured a quarterfinal against No. 6 Tomas Berdych, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 winner over Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic's struggles increased the drama after a relatively routine start to Day 7, when six-time champion Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova confirmed their quarterfinal date with straight-set wins, ensuring a rematch between last year's finalists.  It's a statistic she tries to block from her mind. ''I got myself into the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam,'' the 2008 Australian Open champion said. ''There's no reason I shouldn't be looking to improve and to getting my game in a better position than any other previous round. It's only going to be tougher, especially against Serena.''

The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, held. annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Holding the record for the. highest attendance at a Grand Slam event in 2108, the Australian open precedes the French. Open ,Wimbledon and the US Open , featuring men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s. and mixed doubles and junior’s championships including wheelchair, legends and exhibition.  was held twice in one calendar. The central court and the main stadium at Melbourne park are named after Rod Laver, eleven time Grand slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest player in the history. of sports. Most Australian Open tennis titles (men) 1968-2018. Roger Federer become the first man to ever win 20 Grand Slam championships after.

Serena Williams needed 3 sets to continue her march towards another Australian Open title. She defeated Elina Svitolina 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 in 1 hour 39 minutes. Serena came out looking lethargic, flat footed and slow. The results were 14 unforced errors and dropping serve 3 times in the opening set. Serena got a wakeup call in the 2nd set and played overpowering tennis in the final set. Over the last two sets Serena hit 33 winners and made 14 unforced errors holding serve 6 of 7 times and breaking serve 6 of 7 times to advance to the 4th round. The New Radwanska… Working with Martina Navratilova mu

Third seed Serena Williams eased into the Australian Open fourth round Saturday but defending champion Victoria Azarenka was made to work hard and play "ugly" to stay in the tournament. Five-time champion Williams powered past Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-3 after a minor second-set wobble, but it was much tougher for the top seed who survived a scare before beating injured American Jamie Hampton in three sets. The Belarusian came through the match on Rod Laver Arena 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to set up a clash with unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina, who upset 16th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci.  But the 15-time major winner, who has an eye on the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988, wavered on her serve in the second set and Morita raced to 3-0 lead. It was a shortlived advantage with Morita imploding and Williams reeling off six games in a row to easily clinch the match.

Australian Open prizemoney hits $60 million. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Our network.  Last year, the winners of each singles title received $4 million. Tournament director Craig Tiley said at the official launch at Melbourne Park that the Open was "leading the way in terms of player compensation" and would have the top-100 players in both the men's and women's events, including the return of Serena Williams, a seven-time winner.

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