1997 Australian Open

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1997 Australian Open
Date:   13 – 26 January
Edition:   85th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / United States Rick Leach
Boys' Singles
Germany Daniel Elsner
Girls' Singles
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
Boys' Doubles
United Kingdom David Sherwood / United Kingdom James Trotman
Girls' Doubles
Croatia Mirjana Lučić / Germany Jasmin Wöhr
Australian Open
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The 1997 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 85th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 13 through 26 January 1997.

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Pete Sampras defeated Spain Carlos Moyá 6–2, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was Sampras' 9th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last Australian Open title.

Women's Singles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated France Mary Pierce 6–2, 6–2

  • It was Hingis' 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. Hingis became the first Swiss player – male or female – to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated Canada Sébastien Lareau / United States Alex O'Brien 4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 6–3

  • It was Woodbridge's 13th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd Australian Open title. It was Woodforde's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last Australian Open title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Belarus Natasha Zvereva defeated United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Lisa Raymond 6–2, 6–2

  • It was Hingis' 3rd career Grand Slam title and her 2nd Australian Open title. It was Zvereva's 18th career Grand Slam title and her 5th and last Australian Open title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / United States Rick Leach defeated Latvia Larisa Neiland / South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5

  • It was Bollegraf's 3rd career Grand Slam title and her only Australian Open title. It was Leach's 7th career Grand Slam title and his 4th Australian Open title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Germany Daniel Elsner defeated South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 7–6, 6–2

Girls' Singles[edit]

Croatia Mirjana Lučić defeated Germany Marlene Weingärtner 6–2, 6–2

Boys' Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom David Sherwood / United Kingdom James Trotman defeated South Africa Jaco van der Westhuizen / South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 7–6, 6–3

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Croatia Mirjana Lučić / Germany Jasmin Wöhr defeated South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong / Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 6–2, 6–2

Other events[edit]

Legends' Doubles[edit]

Australia Peter McNamara / Australia Fred Stolle defeated Australia Mark Edmondson / Australia Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–4

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1996 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 French Open