Australian Open 2016
18th January - 31st January 2016
Australian Open Betting
The Australian Open is one of the hottest tennis tournaments in the world (not metaphorically, literally!) The temperature on-court has been known to hit over 50 degrees Celsius. So, when Aussies say it’s going to be a ‘scorching summer of tennis’ they’re not speaking in euphemisms. As one of the four ‘Majors’, the Australian Open is the ‘Grand Slam of Asia Pacific’. While Australia’s remoteness meant very few foreign players entered this tournament in the early 20th century (the trip by ship from Europe to Australia took about 45 days) it now attracts players from all over the world.
Despite the heat, the Australian Open typically has very high attendance, second only to the US Open, with the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena equipped with retractable roofs. The conditions are notoriously hard on the players, but with a record $30 million on offer in the Australian Open 2016 – the biggest prize purse in the history of tennis – players don’t mind sweating to get a piece of the action.
When is the Australian Open Tennis
The Australian Open in 2016 will be held from January 18th until January 31st.
Australian Open BBQ 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.
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.
|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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What happened in the 2014 Australian Open?
Li Na won the women’s singles, beating Dominika Cibulkova. Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final to win his first Grand Slam title. Oh, and did we mention it was really, really, really, really hot?
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