Australian Open 2023
The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. It will be the 111th edition of the Australian Open, the 55th in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. 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 junior championships, while also including wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.
Australian Open History
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.
Australian Open 2023 Dates and Venue
The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2023 is scheduled from January 16 to 29 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This is the 111th edition of the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2023 is the fourth edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a unique hardcourt surface from the company GreenSet Worldwide.
Australian Open 2023 Prize Money
Australian Open 2023 Points Distribution
Australian Open 2022 Winners
Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles - Ashleigh Barty
Men's Doubles – Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
Women's Doubles - Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina
Mixed Doubles – Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig
Full list of Australian Open Winners
Top players to watch out for in Australian Open 2023:
Men's Singles – Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev
Women's Singles - Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka
Top players who are missing the Australian Open 2023:
Men’s Singles: Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and Gael Monfils
Women’s Singles: Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams and Simona Halep