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!

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