Open main menu

The Australian Open is a major tennis toornament held annually ower the last fortnicht o Januar in Melbourne, Australie. First held in 1905, the toornament is chronologically the first o the fower Grand Slam tennis events o the year – the ither three bein the French Open, Wimbledon an the US Open. It featurs men's an weemen's singles; men's, weemen's, an mixed doubles an junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends an exhibeetion events. Syne 1988 the toornament haes been played on haird coorts at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open
Offeecial wabsteid
Foondit 1905
Location Melbourne
Venue Melbourne Park
Surface Grass (1905–87)
Reboond Ace (1988–2007)
Plexicushion (2008–present)
Prize money A$30,000,000 (2013)[1]
Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Novak Djokovic (singles)
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (doubles)
Maist singles titles 6
Roy Emerson
Maist doubles titles 10
Adrian Quist
Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Current champions Victoria Azarenka (singles)
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (doubles)
Maist singles titles 11
Margaret Court
Maist doubles titles 12
Thelma Coyne Long
Mixed Doubles
Draw 48
Current champions Jarmila Gajdošová / Matthew Ebden
Maist titles (male) 4
Harry Hopman
Colin Long
Maist titles (female) 4
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long
Grand Slam

The Australian Open typically haes very heich attendance, seicont anly tae the US Open. It wis an aa the first Grand Slam toornament tae featur indoor play durin wet wather or extreme heat wi its twa primary coorts, the Rod Laver Arena an Hisense Arena, equipped wi retractable ruifs.


  1. "Prize Money". Retrieved 10 January 2012.