2006 Australian Open

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2006 Australian Open
Date:   16 – 29 January
Edition:   94th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
China Yan Zi / China Zheng Jie
Mixed Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Mahesh Bhupathi
Australian Open
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Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursunov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round.

The 2006 Australian Open was played between 16 and 29 January 2006.

Marat Safin could not defend his 2005 title, due to an injury he suffered in late 2005. Roger Federer won his second Australian Open title, defeating little-known Marcos Baghdatis in the final in four sets. Serena Williams was unsuccessful in defending her 2005 title, losing in the third round against Daniela Hantuchová. Amélie Mauresmo won her first Australian Open title, defeating 2004 champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in the final; Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire at 1–6, 0–2 down due to a stomach virus. It began Henin-Hardenne's run of reaching the final of all four Grand Slam events, winning the French Open.

Leadup[edit]

Several leading men's players declined to attend the Open due to injury, including Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal and defending champion Marat Safin.

The women's tournament fared much better, with no absentees among the top 20 ranked players.

It was Martina Hingis' first grand slam event in her comeback to the game. Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams were among those who welcomed her return to the circuit as a positive step forward for women's tennis.

Day-by-day schedules[edit]

Day 1 (16 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Lindsay Davenport [1] Australia Casey Dellacqua [WC] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina David Nalbandian [4] Thailand Danai Udomchoke [Q] 6–2, 6–2, 1–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Germany Sandra Kloesel 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Serena Williams [13] China Li Na 6–3, 6–7 (1–7), 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Andy Roddick [2] Switzerland Michael Lammer [Q] 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
|Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Robby Ginepri [13] Austria Jürgen Melzer 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova United States Venus Williams [10] 2–6, 6–0, 9–7
Men's Singles 1st Round Croatia Ivan Ljubičić [7] Australia Chris Guccione [WC] 7–6 (7–5), 6–4, 7–6 (7–3)
Women's Singles 1st Round Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne [8] Poland Marta Domachowska 6–2, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina Gastón Gaudio [8] Romania Răzvan Sabău 6–2, 5–0 ret.
Women's Singles 1st Round France Virginie Razzano Australia Jelena Dokić [WC] 3–6, 7–6 (8–6), 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain Guillermo García-López United States Taylor Dent [27] 7–6 (7–4), 6–3, 7–6 (7–4)
Men's Singles 1st Round Russia Dmitry Tursunov United Kingdom Tim Henman 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5

Day 2 (17 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Uzbekistan Denis Istomin [WC] 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round France Amélie Mauresmo [3] China Sun Tiantian 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [3] Czech Republic Robin Vik 6–4, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6 (7–4), 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Switzerland Martina Hingis [WC] Russia Vera Zvonareva [30] 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round France Sébastien Grosjean [25] Australia Mark Philippoussis [WC] 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
|Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round France Mary Pierce [5] Australia Nicole Pratt {WC] 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Germany Tommy Haas France Richard Gasquet [14] 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [2] South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6–3, 6–0
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina Guillermo Coria [6] Romania Victor Hănescu 6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round Australia Samantha Stosur France Séverine Brémond 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. [Q] Chile Fernando González [9] 4–6, 7–6 (8–6), 6–3, 6–7 (3–7), 7–5
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero [15] Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb 7–5, 6–0, 6–2

Day 3 (18 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round Croatia Ivan Ljubičić [7] Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne [8] Czech Republic Hana Šromová 7–6 (7–2), 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States Andy Roddick [2] South Africa Wesley Moodie 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] United States Ashley Harkleroad [Q] 6–1, 7–5
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina David Nalbandian [4] Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Lindsay Davenport [1] Croatia Karolina Šprem 7–6 (7–4), 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round Croatia Mario Ančić [18] Czech Republic Jan Hernych 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Serena Williams [13] France Camille Pin 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States James Blake [20] France Jean-Christophe Faurel [Q] 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round Germany Denis Gremelmayr [Q] United States Robby Ginepri [13] 2–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Slovenia Daniela Hantuchová [17] Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova [WC] 6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round France Gilles Simon [Q] Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [19] 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round Sweden Thomas Johansson [10] Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Finals[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Switzerland Roger Federer defeated Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis,[1] 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2

  • It was Federer's 2nd title of the year, and his 35th overall. It was his 7th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd Australian Open title.

Women's Singles[edit]

France Amélie Mauresmo defeated Belgium Justine Henin, 6–1, 2–0, retired

  • It was Mauresmo's 1st title of the year, and her 20th overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated Czech Republic Martin Damm / India Leander Paes, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Women's Doubles[edit]

China Yan Zi / China Zheng Jie[2] defeated Australia Samantha Stosur / United States Lisa Raymond, 2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Mahesh Bhupathi defeated Russia Elena Likhovtseva / Canada Daniel Nestor, 6–3, 6–3

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

France Alexandre Sidorenko defeated Australia Nick Lindahl, 6–3, 7–6(4)

Girls' Singles[edit]

Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Denmark Caroline Wozniacki, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Poland Błażej Koniusz / Poland Grzegorz Panfil defeated United States Kellen Damico / United States Nathaniel Schnugg, 7–6(5), 6–3

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Canada Sharon Fichman / Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated France Alizé Cornet / Italy Corinna Dentoni, 6–2, 6–2

Seeds[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Player Result
1 Switzerland Roger Federer Winner
2 United States Andy Roddick lost in R16 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
3 Australia Lleyton Hewitt lost in R64 (to Juan Ignacio Chela)
4 Argentina David Nalbandian lost in SF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
5 Russia Nikolay Davydenko lost in QF (to Roger Federer)
6 Argentina Guillermo Coria lost in R32 (to Sébastien Grosjean)
7 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić lost in QF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
8 Argentina Gastón Gaudio lost in R32 (to Fabrice Santoro)
9 Chile Fernando González lost in R128 (to Alex Bogomolov, Jr.)
10 Sweden Thomas Johansson lost in R16 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
11 Spain David Ferrer lost in R16 (to Fabrice Santoro)
12 Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý lost in R16 (to Nikolay Davydenko)
13 United States Robby Ginepri lost in R64 (to Denis Gremelmayr)
14 France Richard Gasquet lost in R128 (to Tommy Haas)
15 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero lost in R32 (to Nicolas Kiefer)
16 Spain Tommy Robredo lost in R16 (to David Nalbandian)
17 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek lost in R64 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
18 Croatia Mario Ančić lost in R32 (to David Ferrer)
19 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych lost in R64 (to Gilles Simon)
20 United States James Blake lost in R32 (to Tommy Robredo)
21 Germany Nicolas Kiefer lost in SF (to Roger Federer)
22 France Gaël Monfils lost in R128 (to Luis Horna)
23 Russia Igor Andreev lost in R32 (to Dominik Hrbatý)
24 Belgium Olivier Rochus lost in R64 (to Peter Luczak)
25 France Sébastien Grosjean lost in QF (to Nicolas Kiefer)
26 Finland Jarkko Nieminen lost in R32 (to David Nalbandian)
27 United States Taylor Dent lost in R128 (to Guillermo García-López)
28 Spain Fernando Verdasco lost in R64 (to Kristof Vliegen)
29 Italy Filippo Volandri lost in R128 (to Nathan Healey)
30 Belarus Max Mirnyi lost in R32 (to Roger Federer)
31 Spain Feliciano López lost in R32 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
32 Spain Carlos Moyá lost in R128 (to Andrei Pavel)

reference

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Player Result
1 United States Lindsay Davenport lost in QF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
2 Belgium Kim Clijsters lost in SF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
3 France Amélie Mauresmo Winner
4 Russia Maria Sharapova lost in SF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
5 France Mary Pierce lost in R64 (to Iveta Benešová)
6 Russia Nadia Petrova lost in QF (to Maria Sharapova)
7 Switzerland Patty Schnyder lost in QF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
8 Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne lost in Final (to Amélie Mauresmo)
9 Russia Elena Dementieva lost in R128 (to Julia Schruff)
10 United States Venus Williams lost in R128 (to Tsvetana Pironkova)
11 France Nathalie Dechy lost in R128 (to Yan Zi)
12 Russia Anastasia Myskina lost in R16 (to Patty Schnyder)
13 United States Serena Williams lost in R32 (to Daniela Hantuchová)
14 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in R16 (to Lindsay Davenport)
15 Italy Francesca Schiavone lost in R16 (to Kim Clijsters)
16 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová lost in R16 (to Amélie Mauresmo)
17 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová lost in R16 (to Maria Sharapova)
18 Russia Elena Likhovtseva lost in R64 (to Virginia Ruano Pascual)
19 Russia Dinara Safina lost in R64 (to Sofia Arvidsson)
20 Italy Flavia Pennetta lost in R32 (to Nicole Vaidišová)
21 Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic lost in R64 (to Samantha Stosur)
22 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld lost in R64 (to María Sánchez Lorenzo)
23 Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Janković lost in R64 (to Olga Savchuk)
24 France Tatiana Golovin lost in R128 (to Mara Santangelo)
25 Russia Maria Kirilenko lost in R32 (to Lindsay Davenport)
26 Japan Ai Sugiyama lost in R128 (to Conchita Martínez Granados)
27 France Marion Bartoli lost in R64 (to Roberta Vinci)
28 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues lost in R128 (to Zuzana Ondrášková)
29 Czech Republic Klára Koukalová lost in R128 (to Ekaterina Bychkova)
30 Russia Vera Zvonareva lost in R128 (to Martina Hingis)
31 Argentina Gisela Dulko lost in R64 (to Aiko Nakamura)
32 India Sania Mirza lost in R64 (to Michaëlla Krajicek)

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Attendance[edit]

Day Day Session Night Session Total
1 36,890 12,855 49,745
2 42,533 15,300 57,833
3 40,291 16,391 56,682
4 37,668 17,728 55,396
5 32,664 15,454 48,118
6 41,247 15,439 56,686
7 22,679 14,958 37,637
8 25,350 15,033 40,383
9 19,385 15,115 34,500
10 17,570 14,542 32,112
11 15,954 14,943 30,897
12 16,303 16,303
13 15,452 15,452
14 18,806 18,806
Total 382,792 167,758 550,550

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Baghdatis became the first Cypriot tennis player (male or female) to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
  2. ^ Yan and Zheng won the first ever Chinese Grand Slam title.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

External links[edit]


Preceded by
2005 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2006 French Open