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Australian Open 2016

18th January - 31st January 2016







Australian Open betting

Australian Open

Grand Slam | Melbourne Park | Prizemoney: $40,000,000 | 18th January 2016 – 31st January 2016

The Australian Open has been played since 1905 where it was first staged at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne, becoming a ‘major’ in 1925. Because of Australia’s remote location (it took 45 days by ship to get here from Europe in the 1920s) early editions of the Open failed to attract the calibre of internationals seen today. Things really got going for the tournament in the early 1980s with an increase in prizemoney, and it was eventually moved from Kooyong to the purpose built Melbourne Park in 1988.

The Australian Open today is an iconic part of the summer sporting calendar, attracting people from across Australia and the globe. Played in mid to late January, the tournament is synonymous with stinking hot weather; it’s not uncommon for on court temperatures to hit 50 degreees (that’s f’n hot for those of you playing in fahrenheit). It’s not just the weather that’s hot either, the on court action over the years has seen some titanic battles, including the 2012 Men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, which lasted almost six hours and is widely considered as one of the greatest matches of all time.

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The Australian Open is a part of the ATP World Tour Season and WTA World Tour Seasons with players scoring the highest number of ranking points to go on to play in their respective finals for the world #1 men’s and women’s rankings.

Australian Open Winners

Below are previous Australian Open Winners.

Event Champion Runner-Up Score
2015 Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Andy Murray 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–0
2015 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Maria Sharapova 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2014 Men’s Singles Stanislas Wawrinka Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2014 Women’s Singles Li Na Dominika Cibulková 7–6(7–3), 6–0
2013 Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Andy Murray 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2
2013 Women’s Singles Victoria Azarenka Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2012 Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
2012 Women’s Singles Victoria Azarenka Maria Sharapova 6–3, 6–0
2011 Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Andy Murray 6–4, 6–2, 6-3
2011 Women’s Singles Kim Clijsters Na Li 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2010 Men’s Singles Roger Federer Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
2010 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6-2
2009 Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
2009 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3
2008 Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6
2008 Women’s Singles Maria Sharapova Ana Ivanovic 7–5, 6–3
2007 Men’s Singles Roger Federer Fernando Gonzalez 7-6, 6-4, 6-4
2007 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2
2006 Men’s Singles Roger Federer Marcos Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2
2006 Women’s Singles Amelie Mauresmo Justine Henin-Hardenne 6–1, 2-0
2005 Men’s Singles Marat Safin Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
2005 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
2004 Men’s Singles Roger Federer Marat Safin 7-6, 6-4, 6-2
2004 Women’s Singles Justine Henin-Hardenne Kim Clijsters 6–3, 4-6, 6-3
2003 Men’s Singles Andre Agassi Rainer Schuettler 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
2003 Women’s Singles Serena Williams Venus Williams 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2002 Men’s Singles Thomas Johansson Marat Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6
2002 Women’s Singles Jennifer Capriati Martina Hingis 4–6, 7-6, 6-2
2001 Men’s Singles Andre Agassi Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
2001 Women’s Singles Jennifer Capriati Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3
2000 Men’s Singles Andre Agassi Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
2000 Women’s Singles Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis 6-1, 7-5

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Australian Open Fast Facts

  • Heat causes the tennis balls to shrink and expand, making them react differently, which can cause problems for players during a match.
  • Around 48,000 tennis balls are used at the tournament every year.
  • To-date Serena Williams has won the most Australian Open titles (in the ‘Open Era’) with winning 6 finals since 2003.

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