2002 Australian Open

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2002 Australian Open
Date 14 – 27 January
Edition 90th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Men's Singles
Sweden Thomas Johansson
Women's Singles
United States Jennifer Capriati
Men's Doubles
The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova
Mixed Doubles
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
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The 2002 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Australia. It was the 90th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 14 through 27 January 2002 and attracted an attendance of 518,248.[1]

Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati were the defending champions. Agassi, chose to withdraw the tournament due to wrist injury. Thomas Johansson won his first Grand Slam title, while Capriati successfully defended her title defeating three-time champion Martina Hingis in the final.

Kia Motors began its sponsorship in this season replacing Ford.


Men's Singles[edit]

Sweden Thomas Johansson defeated Russia Marat Safin, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Johansson's 1st title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Jennifer Capriati defeated Switzerland Martina Hingis, 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2

  • It was Capriati's 1st title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 3rd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor defeated France Michaël Llodra / France Fabrice Santoro, 7–6, 6–3

  • Note: This is the very first time where in men's doubles, a team only needs to win two sets to win a match. Previously, teams required to win three sets to win a match.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova defeated Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett defeated Argentina Paola Suárez / Argentina Gastón Etlis, 6–3, 6–2


Boys' Singles[edit]

France Clément Morel defeated Australia Todd Reid, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová defeated Russia Maria Sharapova,[2] 6–0, 7–5

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Australia Ryan Henry / Australia Todd Reid defeated Romania Florin Mergea / Romania Horia Tecău, walkover

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Argentina Gisela Dulko / Indonesia Angelique Widjaja defeated Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Croatia Matea Mezak, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4



  1. ^ "Tennis Australia Annual Report 2001-2002" (PDF). Chearinghouse for Sport. Tennis Australia. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Sharapova went on to reach the finals four times (2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015), she won the title in 2008 and lost to Serena Williams in 2007 and 2015, and Victoria Azarenka in 2012.

Preceded by
2001 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2002 French Open