May 12, 2021

Australian Open

The Australian Open is the youngest of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, dating back to 1905. For decades, the Australian Open has been held in Melbourne and has attracted the world’s best tennis players.

Australian Open records

The greatest number of Australian Open titles in men’s singles (eight) was won by Novak Djokovic, who won on the Melbourne courts in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020. The women’s record holder with 11 titles is Margaret Court-Smith, who won in 1960 – 1966, 1969 – 1971 and 1973. In the Open era, the best record (seven titles) is Serena Williams, won in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017.

The youngest champion in women is Martina Hingis (16 years and 4 months in 1997) and in men is Ken Roswall (18 years and 2 months, 1953). Curiously, Roswall is also the oldest winner of the Australian Open singles (37 years and 2 months, 1972). For women, it’s Thelma Coyne-Long (35 years and 8 months, 1954).

Australian Open 2021

DATE 8–21 February 2021
Draw 128S / 64D
Prize money A$80,000,000
Surface Hard
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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