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#1. When was the first Australian Open played?
The first Australian Open was played in November 1905 under the name “Australasian Championships”. The Australian Open name was adopted in 1969.
#2. What is the nickname of Australian Open?
Do not ask me why, but the the nickname is “happy slam”.
#3. Which city hosts the Australian Open?
The Australian Open is hosted by Melbourne since 1972.
It was played in seven different cities in the past, two of them are in New Zealand: Sydney (17 times), Adelaide (15 times), Brisbane (7 times), Perth (3 times), Christchurch (1 time), Hastings (1 time).
#4. At what court surface is the Australian Open played?
The Australian Open is played on hard courts since 1988 when it was held for the first time at Melbourne Park. It was played on grass courts before 1988.
#5. When is the Australian Open usually played?
Australian Open is the first grand slam tournament of the season (Find out more about Grand Slams here) and is played in January since 1987. (the only exception was the post-covid tournament that was held in February 2021).
#6. How many players won Australian Open singles on grass and hard courts?
Mats Wilander from Sweden is the only player who won the Australian Open on grass courts and hard courts. He won the Australian Open three times: 1983 and 1984 on grass courts, and 1988 on hard courts.
#7. Who has the most men singles titles at the Australian Open?
Novak Djokovic has ten titles from the Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023) followed by Roy Emerson and Roger Federer who have six titles (Emerson: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967; Federer: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018).
#8. Who has the most ladies singles titles at the Australian Open?
Margaret Smith Court won the Australian open singles 11 times (7 times in the amateur era (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966) and 4 times in the open era (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)).
Serena Williams won the AO seven times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017) and Steffi Graf won the Australian Open four times (1988, 1989, 1990, 1994).
#9. What players met most times in the Australian Open singles finals?
Novak Djokovic played Andy Murray four times in the Australian Open finals. Djokovic won all four matches:
2011 6:4 6:2 6:3
2013 6:7 7:6 6:3 6:2
2015 7:6 6:7 6:3 6:0
2016 6:1 7:5 7:6
Andy Murray played one more Australian Open final in 2010 but he lost it against Federer and never won the Australian Open title.
Djokovic played Nadal two times in finals (2012 and 2019) and won both matches.
Federer played Nadal two times in finals (2009 and 2017) and they split the wins (2009 Nadal, 2017 Federer).
#10. Who was the last Australian player who won the Australian Open singles?
Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open in 2022 (def. Collins 6:3 7:6) and became the latest Australian player who won the home Grand Slam. She retired later that year. The wait for the ladies’ singles title lasted for 44 years (from 1979 when Chris O’Neil won the Australian Open ladies’ singles).
Mark Edmondson was the last Australian man who won the Australian Open in 1976.