Tag: Australian Open 2023

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of every tennis season. It is held in the second half of January every year and is one of the biggest sporting events in the country. The Grand Slam features singles and doubles events for men, women and juniors. Wheelchair events are also held at the major with a separate discipline for quad wheelchair matches.

Australian Open History

The first-ever edition of the Australian Open was played in November 1905 and was called the Australasian Championships. The tournament was renamed to Australian Championships in 1927. The Australian Open name was coined in 1969 with the start of the Open Era.

The tournament has been played in 5 cities of Australia and 2 cities of New Zealand before being permanently moved to Melbourne as it attracted the largest crowd. The Melbourne Park hosts the ‘Happy Slam’ every year since the permeant move of the tournament.   Since 1987, the tournament has been always in the second half of January except the 2021 edition when the Pandemic forced a 3-week delay.

Australian Open 2023 Dates and Venue

The Australian Open 2023 will be held from 16th to 29th January at the Melbourne Park. It will be the 111th edition of the Australian Open and the 55th edition in the Open Era.

Australian Open 2023 Prize Money

 

Event Winner Finals Semi-finals Quarterfinals
Singles TBD TBD TBD TBD
Doubles TBD TBD TBD TBD
Mixed Doubles TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

Australian Open 2023 Points Distribution

 

Event Winner Finals Semi-finals Quarter-finals
Men’s Singles 2000 1200 720 360
Women’s Singles 2000 1300 780 430
Men’s Doubles 2000 1200 720 360
Women’s Doubles 2000 1300 780 430

 

Australian Open 2022 Winners

 

Defending Champions

 

Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal

Women’s Singles – Ash Barty

Men’s Doubles – Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis

Women’s Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

Mixed Doubles – Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig

  

Players to watch out for in Australian Open 2023:

 

Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Holger Rune

Women’s Singles – Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu, Ons Jabeur, Paula Badosa, Maria Sakkari, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff

 

Notable absentees from the Australian Open 2023:

 

Men’s Singles: Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, Kei Nishikori,

Women’s Singles: Serena Williams, Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep

 

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