Tennis Australian Open
All you need to know about the tournament
Australian Open - All you need to know
The Australian Open, also known as the Happy Slam, is one of four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. In addition to the Australian Open, the Grand Slam tournaments include the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The Australian Open takes place once a year. It is played in parallel over two weeks in the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed competitions. All the top players in the world rankings play for the Australian Open title.
The Australian Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world – below we explain what makes the Australian Open so special – enjoy reading.
1. Where does the Australian Open take place?
The Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
The Australian Open grounds have a total of 24 hard courts. The most famous tennis courts include:
- Rod Laver Arena with 14,820 seats and lockable roof.
- John Cain Arena with 10,000 seats and lockable roof
- Margaret Court Arena with 7.500 seats and lockable roof
Separate tickets can be purchased for Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena. For the John Cain Arena a Ground Pass is sufficient.
2. When does the Australian Open take place?
The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The Australian Open begins in mid-January and lasts for two weeks.
The 2023 Australian Open will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from January 16-29, 2023.
3. How much does an Australian Open ticket cost?
Australian Open tickets get more expensive over the two weeks from round to round. The cheapest Australian Open ticket for the first round is available for under 60 Australian dollars. The most expensive Australian Open ticket for the final costs about 2,000 Australian dollars.
The so-called Ground Pass, which provides access to all courts besides Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, starts at under 60 Australian dollars per day.
Ticket prices rise to over 2,000 Australian dollars per ticket by the time the final is played at Rod Laver Arena.
4. On which surface is the Australian Open played?
The Australian Open is played on hard courts. The blue surface is based on several layers of acrylic resin and silica applied to a solid asphalt or other surface.
5. How much is the prize money at the Australian Open?
A total of 75 million Australian dollars in prize money is paid out at the Australian Open. The Australian Open individual winners will each receive 2.875 million Australian dollars. The finalists receive 1.575 million Australian dollars. For a first-round loss, there is 103,000 Australian dollars. The doubles winners will collectively receive 675,000 Australian dollars.
With 128-entries in the king disciplines, men’s and women’s singles, and prior qualification over 3 rounds, tennis players must win up to 10 matches to finish the tournament victorious.
Australian Open prize money 2022 – singles – men and women
Winner: 2.875.000 Australian dollars
Finalist: 1,575,000 Australian dollars
Semifinalist: 895,000 Australian dollars
Quarterfinalist: 538,500 Australian dollars
Round of the last 16: 328,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 32: 221,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 64: 154,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 128: 103.000 Australian Dollars
3rd qualifying round: 53,500 Australian dollars
2nd qualifying round: 35,500 Australian dollars
1st qualifying round: 25,250 Australian dollars
Australian Open prize money 2022 – doubles – men and women (per team)
Winner: 675,000 Australian dollars
Finalist: 360,000 Australian dollars
Semifinalist: 205,000 Australian dollars
Quarterfinalist: 113,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 16: 65,250 Australian dollars
Round of the last 32: 45,100 Australian dollars
Round of the last 64: 30,050 Australian dollars
Australian Open prize money 2022 – Mixed (per team)
Winner: 190,000 Australian dollars
Finalist: 100,000 Australian dollars
Semifinalist: 50,000 Australian dollars
Quarterfinalist: 24,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 16: 12,000 Australian dollars
Round of the last 32: 6,250 Australian dollars
Overall, the prize money to be distributed is usually increased from year to year. In recent years, the focus has been on the percentage increase of prize money in the first rounds.
6. Who won the Australian Open - all winners?
Australian Open Men’s Singles Winner
2022: Rafael Nadal
2021: Novak Djokovic
2020: Novak Djokovic
2019: Novak Djokovic
2018: Roger Federer
2017: Roger Federer
2016: Novak Djokovic
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Stan Wawrinka
2013: Novak Djokovic
2012: Novak Djokovic
2011: Novak Djokovic
2010: Roger Federer
2009: Rafael Nadal
2008: Novak Djokovic
2007: Roger Federer
2006: Roger Federer
2005: Marat Safin
2004: Roger Federer
2003: Andre Agassi
2002: Thomas Johansson
2001: Andre Agassi
2000: Andre Agassi
Australian Open women’s singles winner
2022: Ashleigh Barty
2021: Naomi Ōsaka
2020: Sofia Kenin
2019: Naomi Ōsaka
2018: Caroline Wozniacki
2017: Serena Williams
2016: Angelique Kerber
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Li Na
2013: Viktoryya Azaranka
2012: Viktoryya Azaranka
2011: Kim Clijsters
2010: Serena Williams
2009: Serena Williams
2008: Mariya Sharapova
2007: Serena Williams
2006: Amélie Mauresmo
2005: Serena Williams
2004: Justine Henin-Hardenne
2003: Serena Williams
2002: Jennifer Capriati
2001: Jennifer Capriati
2000: Lindsay Davenport
7. Summary and conclusion
The Australian Open in Melbourne is one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments. It is played on hardcourt and it is the first Grand Slam of the year every year. Ticket prices start at under 60 Australian dollars per ticket. For every tennis fan it is a dream to be live in Australian Open.
We keep our fingers crossed that your dream will come true!