2005 Australian Open

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2005 Australian Open
Date 17 – 30 January
Edition 93rd
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Men's Singles
Russia Marat Safin
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Zimbabwe Wayne Black / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Women's Doubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Australia Alicia Molik
Mixed Doubles
Australia Samantha Stosur / Australia Scott Draper
Boys' Singles
United States Donald Young
Girls' Singles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Boys' Doubles
South Korea Kim Sun-young / Chinese Taipei Yi Chu-huan
Girls' Doubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka / New Zealand Marina Erakovic
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The 2005 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 until 30 January 2005.

Roger Federer was unsuccessful in defending his 2004 title, being defeated in the semi-finals by eventual champion Marat Safin in a rematch of the 2004 final. Safin defeated third-seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final in four sets. Justine Henin-Hardenne could not defend her 2004 title due to an injury suffered in the second half of 2004. Serena Williams, the champion in 2003, defeated Lindsay Davenport in the women's final.


Men's Singles[edit]

Russia Marat Safin defeated Australia Lleyton Hewitt, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Safin's 1st title of the year, and his 15th overall. It was his 2nd career Grand Slam title, his 1st Australian Open title and the last championship of his career. Safin became only the second Russian player to win the Australian Open men's singles title, following Yevgeny Kafelnikov's victory in 1999.

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Serena Williams defeated United States Lindsay Davenport, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Williams's 1st title of the year, and her 26th overall. It was her 7th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title. The final was noted for featuring a long injury time out for Williams in the second set at 3-3.[1][2]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Wayne Black / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett defeated United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–4

Women's Doubles[edit]

Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Australia Alicia Molik defeated United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Corina Morariu, 6–3, 6–4

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Samantha Stosur / Australia Scott Draper defeated South Africa Liezel Huber / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett, 6–2, 2–6, [10–6]


Boys' Singles[edit]

United States Donald Young defeated South Korea Kim Sun-yong, 6–2, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

Belarus Victoria Azarenka[Note 1] defeated Hungary Ágnes Szávay, 6–2, 6–2

Boys' Doubles[edit]

South Korea Kim Sun-yong / Chinese Taipei Yi Chu-huan defeated Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker / United States Donald Young, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Belarus Victoria Azarenka[Note 1] / New Zealand Marina Erakovic defeated Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková / Hungary Ágnes Szávay, 6–0, 6–2


Withdrawals: Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne,[3] Belgium Kim Clijsters, United States Jennifer Capriati[4]



  1. ^ a b Azarenka made final of the Women's Singles in 2012, defeating Maria Sharapova, and again in 2013, defeating Li Na.


  1. ^ "Serena Williams overcomes rib injury". Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Serena outlasts exhausted Davenport". Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ NY Times (9 January 2007). "No Title Defense for Henin-Hardenne". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  4. ^ The Age (12 January 2005). "Capriati out of Australian Open". Melbourne. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 

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Preceded by
2004 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2005 French Open