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Australian Open 2020

20 Jan 2019 - 2 Feb 2019

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 2108, 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’s championships 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. The move to Melbourne

park from grass court to blue grass court in 1988 brought incredible results as the attendance

jumped 90% immediately.

The Australian open has always been held in January, but due to a shift in Australian Open

draw and the subsequent tournament in December , 1977 was the only year when the event

was held twice in one calendar.

The central court and the main stadium at Melbourne park are named after Rod Laver,

eleven time Grand slam champion, who is regarded as one of the greatest player in the history

of sports.


Australian Open 2020 Dates and Venue


First grand slam of the year, the Australian Open 2020 is scheduled from January 20 to February 2 at Melbourne park in Melbourne, Australia and it is the 108th edition of Australian Open.


Australian Open 2020 is the first edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a third type of hard surface from company GreenSet worldwide.


Australian Open 2020 Prize Money


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
SinglesA$4,120,000A$2,065,000A$1,040,000A$525,000
DoublesA$760,000A$380,000A$200,000A$110,000
Mixed DoublesA$190,000A$100,000A$50,000A$24,000


Australian Open 2020 Points Distribution


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Men's Singles20001200720360
Men's Doubles20001200720360
Women's Singles20001300780430
Women's Doubles20001300780430


Australian Open 2019 Winners


Defending Champions


Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles - Naomi Osaka

Men's Doubles - Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić

Women's Doubles - Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai

Mixed Doubles - Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavić


Full list of Australian Open Winners


Top Players to watch out for in Australian Open 2020:


Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Women's Singles - Noami Osaka, Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova



Related links:

Australian Open 2020 Schedule

Australian Open 2020 Results

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