The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Holding the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam event in 2020, the Australian Open precedes the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, featuring men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, and juniors championships, while also including wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.
Originally known as the Australasian Championship, the tournament was created in 1905 and played on the hardcourts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The event was not held from 1916 to 1918 and 1941 to 1945 due to World War I and Ⅱ respectively.
The move to Melbourne Park, and from grasscourt to green hardcourt in 1988, brought incredible results as the attendance jumped 90% immediately. In 2007, the surface was changed to the current blue hardcourt.
The Australian Open has always been held in January, but due to a shift in the Australian Open draw and the subsequent tournament in December, the event was held twice in 1977.
The Center Court and the main stadium at Melbourne Park are named after Rod Laver, 11-time Grand Slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest players ever.
The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2022 is scheduled from January 17 to 30 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This is the 110th edition of the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2022 is the third edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a unique hardcourt surface from the company GreenSet Worldwide.
Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles - Naomi Osaka
Men's Doubles - Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek
Women's Doubles - Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka
Mixed Doubles - Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram
Full list of Australian Open Winners
Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Andrey Rublev
Women's Singles - Noami Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Emma Raducanu, Garbine Muguruza, Iga Swiatek, and Simona Halep
Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.
Women’s Singles: Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Bianca Andreescu.