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Australian Open 2021

8 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021

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 2018, 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.

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, and from grasscourt to blue grasscourt 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, 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 2021 Dates and Venue

The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2021 is scheduled from January 18 to 31 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This is the 109th edition of the Australian Open.


Australian Open 2021 is the second edition of the tournament with GreenSet, a unique hardcourt surface from the company GreenSet Worldwide.


Australian Open 2021 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 2021 Points Distribution


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


Australian Open 2020 Winners


Defending Champions


Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles - Sofia Kenin

Men's Doubles - Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Women's Doubles - Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic

Mixed Doubles - Barbora Krejcikova and Nikola Mektic


Full list of Australian Open Winners


Top players to watch out for in Australian Open 2021:


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


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Dominic Thiem clarifies position on split with fitness trainer, says Alex Stober "didn't admit" his mistake & "twisted the truth"
Dominic Thiem clarifies position on split with fitness trainer, says Alex Stober

Dominic Thiem clarifies position on split with fitness trainer, says Alex Stober "didn't admit" his mistake & "twisted the truth"

3 incredible deciding-set wins pulled off by Serena Williams in 2021
3 incredible deciding-set wins pulled off by Serena Williams in 2021

3 incredible deciding-set wins pulled off by Serena Williams in 2021

15 years ago Roger Federer attacked my son, he knew that someone would come who would be better than him: Novak Djokovic's father
15 years ago Roger Federer attacked my son, he knew that someone would come who would be better than him: Novak Djokovic's father

15 years ago Roger Federer attacked my son, he knew that someone would come who would be better than him: Novak Djokovic's father

Everything in the tennis world depends on Novak Djokovic, he loses only if he allows his opponents to beat him: Father Srdjan
Everything in the tennis world depends on Novak Djokovic, he loses only if he allows his opponents to beat him: Father Srdjan

Everything in the tennis world depends on Novak Djokovic, he loses only if he allows his opponents to beat him: Father Srdjan

"Naomi Osaka is in a class of her own, time will tell if she can maintain it" - Barbara Rittner

"Naomi Osaka is in a class of her own, time will tell if she can maintain it" - Barbara Rittner

It's difficult for people to understand the mistakes Daniil Medvedev made against Novak Djokovic: Coach Gilles Cervara
It's difficult for people to understand the mistakes Daniil Medvedev made against Novak Djokovic: Coach Gilles Cervara

It's difficult for people to understand the mistakes Daniil Medvedev made against Novak Djokovic: Coach Gilles Cervara

Stefanos Tsitsipas jokes about why Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, says "it was all because of the Greek food"
Stefanos Tsitsipas jokes about why Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, says

Stefanos Tsitsipas jokes about why Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, says "it was all because of the Greek food"

"Don’t know if Novak Djokovic can read my mind" - Alexander Zverev on why the Serb is the best returner in the world

"Don’t know if Novak Djokovic can read my mind" - Alexander Zverev on why the Serb is the best returner in the world

"Sorry I wasn't there" - Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda on missing the Serb's 18th Slam

"Sorry I wasn't there" - Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda on missing the Serb's 18th Slam

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was 'the better player': Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was 'the better player': Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open final because he was 'the better player': Daniil Medvedev

The new generation can achieve as much as Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic, claims Stefanos Tsitsipas
The new generation can achieve as much as Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic, claims Stefanos Tsitsipas

The new generation can achieve as much as Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic, claims Stefanos Tsitsipas

Goran Ivanisevic says media treatment of Novak Djokovic reminded him of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Goran Ivanisevic says media treatment of Novak Djokovic reminded him of

Goran Ivanisevic says media treatment of Novak Djokovic reminded him of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Slam tally shouldn't be the only factor in GOAT debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: Sascha Bajin
Slam tally shouldn't be the only factor in GOAT debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: Sascha Bajin

Slam tally shouldn't be the only factor in GOAT debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: Sascha Bajin

Novak Djokovic has become aware that before being a tennis player he is a human being, says Pepe Imaz
Novak Djokovic has become aware that before being a tennis player he is a human being, says Pepe Imaz

Novak Djokovic has become aware that before being a tennis player he is a human being, says Pepe Imaz

Naomi Osaka on her social work: "It will take everyone working together to enact change, not just athletes of color"
Naomi Osaka on her social work:

Naomi Osaka on her social work: "It will take everyone working together to enact change, not just athletes of color"

"This year I found Novak Djokovic the best he’s ever been, even though he was taking a lot of knocks from people" - Craig Tiley

"This year I found Novak Djokovic the best he’s ever been, even though he was taking a lot of knocks from people" - Craig Tiley

A month before Australian Open started, Naomi Osaka told her mother she was going to win it: Grandfather Tetsuo Osaka
A month before Australian Open started, Naomi Osaka told her mother she was going to win it: Grandfather Tetsuo Osaka

A month before Australian Open started, Naomi Osaka told her mother she was going to win it: Grandfather Tetsuo Osaka

Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own, especially mentally: Patrik Kuhnen
Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own, especially mentally: Patrik Kuhnen

Novak Djokovic is in a league of his own, especially mentally: Patrik Kuhnen

I see Naomi Osaka winning 11-12 Slams, she might even get close to Chris Evert at 18: Steve Flink
I see Naomi Osaka winning 11-12 Slams, she might even get close to Chris Evert at 18: Steve Flink

I see Naomi Osaka winning 11-12 Slams, she might even get close to Chris Evert at 18: Steve Flink

"Novak Djokovic has done it; I don't know how, but he has done it" - ATP physio on the Serb fighting through his muscle tear

"Novak Djokovic has done it; I don't know how, but he has done it" - ATP physio on the Serb fighting through his muscle tear

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