2010 Australian Open

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2010 Australian Open
Australian Open 2010 poster.jpg
Date:   18–31 January
Edition:   98th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Plexicushion)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
Brazil Tiago Fernandes
Girls' Singles
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Boys' Doubles
Netherlands Justin Eleveld / Netherlands Jannick Lupescu
Girls' Doubles
Slovakia Jana Čepelová / Slovakia Chantal Škamlová
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Korie Homan
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
France Florence Gravellier / Netherlands Aniek Van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United States Nicholas Taylor / United States David Wagner
Australian Open
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The 2010 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 31 January. It was the 98th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year.

In the singles competition, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were the defending champions. Williams was able to retain her title with a win over Justine Henin, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 in the final,[1] while Nadal retired in his quarterfinals match against Andy Murray owing to a quadriceps injury. Roger Federer was the men's champion, defeating finalist Andy Murray in straight sets 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(11).[2]

In doubles, the 2009 champion pairs were successful in their respective title defenses – Bob and Mike Bryan in men's doubles and Serena and Venus Williams in women's doubles. Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi were not able to defend their mixed doubles title because they withdrew from the event beforehand. In mixed doubles, Cara Black and Leander Paes won the title, which made a mixed doubles career grand slam for Black.

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Switzerland Roger Federer defeated United Kingdom Andy Murray, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6 (13–11)

  • This was Federer's first title of the year and his 62nd overall. It was his 16th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Australian Open title tying Andre Agassi for most Australian Open titles in the Open Era (Novak Djokovic has since equalled this record). This was Federer's 5th final at the Australian Open that tied him with Stefan Edberg for the Open Era record.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Serena Williams defeated Belgium Justine Henin, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2

  • This was Williams' first title of the year, a record 5th Australian Open title in the Open Era. The title was Williams' 12th major title, which tied her for 6th all-time with Billie Jean King and Suzanne Lenglen, and in the Open Era solo 4th having surpassed Court's 11 mark, which Williams' is behind Graf (22), Evert and Navratilova with (18) each.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated Canada Daniel Nestor / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić, 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–3

  • This was the Bryan Brothers' 57th doubles title together, 4th Australian Open title, and 8th major title.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6–4, 6–3

  • This is the Williams Sisters' 11th Grand Slam doubles title together and 4th Australian Open title.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes defeated Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský, 7–5, 6–3

This was the pair's 3rd consecutive grand slam final and the 4th overall. The victory makes Paes India's joint-lead grand slam winner alongside his ex- doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi with a total of 11 grand slam doubles titles. This title gave Black a career mixed doubles grand slam, which Black has won one of each slam in mixed doubles.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Brazil Tiago Fernandes defeated United States Sean Berman, 7–5, 6–3

Girls' Singles[edit]

Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková defeated United Kingdom Laura Robson, 6–1, 7–6(5)

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Justin Eleveld / Netherlands Jannick Lupescu defeated Germany Kevin Krawietz / Germany Dominik Schulz, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Slovakia Jana Čepelová / Slovakia Chantal Škamlová defeated Hungary Tímea Babos / Canada Gabriela Dabrowski, 7–6(1), 6–2

Other events[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated France Stéphane Houdet, 7–6(3), 2–6, 7–5

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Korie Homan defeated France Florence Gravellier, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Peter Norfolk defeated United States David Wagner, 6–2, 7–6(4)

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated Netherlands Maikel Scheffers / Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

France Florence Gravellier / Netherlands Aniek Van Koot defeated United Kingdom Lucy Shuker / Australia Daniela Di Toro, 6–3, 7–6(2)

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United States Nicholas Taylor / United States David Wagner defeated United Kingdom Peter Norfolk / Sweden Johan Andersson, 6–2, 7–6(5)

Singles seeds[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Sd Player Points
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 10550 1200 2000 11350 Champion, won in the final against Andy Murray [5]
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 9310 2000 360 7670 Retired in quarterfinal to Andy Murray [5]
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 8310 360 360 8310 Quarterfinal lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
4 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6580 360 180 6400 4th round lost to Marin Čilić [14]
5 United Kingdom Andy Murray 6780 180 1200 7800 Runner-Up, Final lost to Roger Federer [1]
6 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 4930 0 360 5290 Quarterfinal lost to Roger Federer [1]
7 United States Andy Roddick 4510 720 360 4150 Quarterfinal lost to Marin Čilić [14]
8 Sweden Robin Söderling 3410 45 10 3375 1st round lost to Marcel Granollers
9 Spain Fernando Verdasco 3300 720 180 2760 4th round lost to Nikolay Davydenko [6]
10 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2875 360 720 3235 Semifinal lost to Roger Federer [1]
11 Chile Fernando González 2870 180 180 2870 4th round lost to Andy Roddick [7]
12 France Gaël Monfils 2610 180 90 2520 3rd round lost to John Isner [33]
13 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 2525 90 10 2445 1st round lost to Ivo Karlović
14 Croatia Marin Čilić 2430 180 720 2970 Semifinal lost to Andy Murray [5]
15 France Gilles Simon 2275 360 0 1915 Withdrew before the tournament[3]
16 Spain Tommy Robredo 2175 180 10 2005 1st round lost to Santiago Giraldo
17 Spain David Ferrer 1825 90 45 1780 2nd round lost to Marcos Baghdatis
18 Germany Tommy Haas 1855 90 90 1855 3rd round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
19 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 1765 90 90 1765 3rd round lost to Marin Čilić
20 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 1690 10 90 1770 Withdrew in 3rd round to Łukasz Kubot
21 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 1680 180 45 1545 2nd round lost to Evgeny Korolev
22 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1600 10 180 1770 4th round lost to Roger Federer [1]
23 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 1555 10 10 1555 1st round lost to Ivan Dodig [Q]
24 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 1405 45 90 1450 3rd round lost to Ivo Karlović
25 United States Sam Querrey 1240 10 10 1240 1st round lost to Rainer Schüttler
26 Spain Nicolás Almagro 1305 90 180 1395 4th round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
27 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1260 45 90 1305 3rd round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
28 Austria Jürgen Melzer 1260 90 10 1180 1st round lost to Florent Serra
29 Serbia Viktor Troicki 1220 45 45 1220 2nd round lost to Florian Mayer
30 Argentina Juan Mónaco 1170 10 90 1260 3rd round lost to Nikolay Davydenko [6]
31 Spain Albert Montañés 1185 10 90 1265 3rd round lost to Roger Federer [1]
32 France Jérémy Chardy 1090 45 10 1065 1st round lost to Denis Istomin
33 United States John Isner 1260 10 180 1430 4th round lost to Andy Murray [5]

Women's Singles[edit]

Sd Player Points
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 United States Serena Williams 9195 2000 2000 9195 Champion, won in the final against Justine Henin [WC]
2 Russia Dinara Safina 7600 1400 280 6480 Retired in 4th round to Maria Kirilenko
3 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6081 500 280 5861 4th round lost to Nadia Petrova [19]
4 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5785 160 280 5905 4th round lost to Li Na [16]
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 5505 900 100 4705 2nd round lost to Justine Henin [WC]
6 United States Venus Williams 5126 100 500 5526 Quarterfinal lost to Li Na [16]
7 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 4740 280 500 4960 Quarterfinal lost to Serena Williams [1]
8 Serbia Jelena Janković 3965 280 160 3845 3rd round lost to Alyona Bondarenko [31]
9 Russia Vera Zvonareva 3560 900 280 2940 4th round lost to Victoria Azarenka [7]
10 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 3450 5 160 3605 3rd round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
11 France Marion Bartoli 3325 500 160 2985 3rd round lost Zheng Jie
12 Italy Flavia Pennetta 3200 160 100 3140 2nd round lost to Yanina Wickmayer [Q]
13 Australia Samantha Stosur 3045 160 280 3165 4th round lost to Serena Williams [1]
14 Russia Maria Sharapova 2820 0 5 2825 1st round lost to Maria Kirilenko
15 Belgium Kim Clijsters 2620 0 160 2780 3rd round lost Nadia Petrova [19]
16 China Li Na 2541 0 900 3441 Semifinal lost to Serena Williams [1]
17 Italy Francesca Schiavone 2445 5 280 2720 4th round lost to Venus Williams [6]
18 France Virginie Razzano 2200 160 5 2045 1st round lost to Ekaterina Makarova
19 Russia Nadia Petrova 2220 280 500 2440 Quarterfinal lost to Justine Henin [WC]
20 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 2127 160 100 2067 2nd round lost to Gisela Dulko
21 Germany Sabine Lisicki 2035 100 100 2035 2nd round lost to Alberta Brianti
22 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 1985 160 160 1985 3rd round lost to Li Na [16]
23 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2063 280 5 1788 1st round lost Vania King
24 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 1970 160 100 1910 2nd round lost to Zheng Jie
25 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 1980 280 5 1705 1st round lost to Karolina Šprem
26 France Aravane Rezaï 2055 5 100 2150 2nd round lost to Angelique Kerber [Q]
27 Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1870 280 160 1750 3rd round lost Justine Henin [WC]
28 Russia Elena Vesnina 1900 5 5 1900 1st round lost to Tathiana Garbin
29 Israel Shahar Pe'er 1930 5 160 2085 3rd round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [4]
30 Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 1740 160 100 1680 2nd round lost to Elena Baltacha
31 Ukraine Alyona Bondarenko 1900 160 280 2020 4th round lost to Zheng Jie
32 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 1715 500 160 1375 3rd round lost to Serena Williams [1]

Wildcard entries[edit]

Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries[edit]

  1. Australia Sophie Ferguson / Australia Carsten Ball
  2. United States Carly Gullickson / Australia Bernard Tomic
  3. Australia Sally Peers / Australia Peter Luczak
  4. Australia Alicia Molik / Australia Matthew Ebden
  5. Australia Anastasia Rodionova / Australia Paul Hanley
  6. Australia Jarmila Groth / Australia Samuel Groth
  7. Australia Casey Dellacqua / Australia Jordan Kerr

Qualifier Wildcard entries[edit]

Qualifiers entries[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Stage Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion 2000
Finals 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd Round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd Round 8 40
Qualifying 1st Round 0 2

Prize money[edit]

All prize money is in Australian dollars (A$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Scott (30 January 2010). "Australian Open 2010 Tennis: Serena Williams is Women's Champion". The Global Herald. 24 Hour Trading. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Roger Federer beats Andy Murray to win Australian Open, BBC Sport, 31 January 2010, archived from the original on 31 January 2010, retrieved 31 January 2010 .
  3. ^ "France's Gilles Simon pulls out of Australian Open". yahoo sports. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open 2010: Prize Money Breakdown". tennisguru.net. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2010 French Open