2018 Australian Open

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2018 Australian Open
Date 15–28 January
Edition 106th
Open Era (50th)
Category Grand Slam
Draw 128S / 64D /
Prize money A$55,000,000
Surface Hard (Plexicushion)
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Men's Doubles
Austria Oliver Marach / Croatia Mate Pavić
Women's Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / France Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles
Croatia Mate Pavić / Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Boys' Singles
United States Sebastian Korda
Girls' Singles
Chinese Taipei Liang En-shuo
Boys' Doubles
France Hugo Gaston / France Clément Tabur
Girls' Doubles
Chinese Taipei Liang En-shuo / China Wang Xinyu
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Marjolein Buis / Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / Australia Heath Davidson
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The 2018 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played at Melbourne Park between 15–28 January 2018, and was the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2018 season. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players compete in singles and doubles tournaments. Roger Federer was the defending champion in the men's singles event and successfully retained his title (his sixth), defeating Marin Čilić in the final, while Caroline Wozniacki won the women's title, defeating Simona Halep in the final to win her first Grand Slam.

The tournament was the 106th edition of the event (the 50th edition of the Open Era). Additionally, it was the 200th Major tournament of the Open Era. It also marked the 30th anniversary of the Australian Open moving from the Kooyong Tennis Club to Melbourne Park.

Tournament[edit]

Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open took place

The 2018 Australian Open was the 106th edition of the tournament and was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2018 ATP World Tour and the 2018 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which were part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and also singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

The tournament was played on hard courts over a series of 25 courts, including the three main show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena.[1]

Point and prize money distribution[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered for each event.

Senior points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money[edit]

The Australian Open total prize money for 2018 was increased by 10% to a tournament record A$55,000,000.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$4,000,000 A$2,000,000 A$880,000 A$440,000 A$240,000 A$142,500 A$90,000 A$60,000 A$30,000 A$15,000 A$7,500
Doubles * A$750,000 A$375,000 A$185,000 A$90,000 A$45,000 A$22,500 A$14,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$160,000 A$80,000 A$40,000 A$20,000 A$10,000 A$5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money was also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

Singles players[edit]

2018 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2018 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair events[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who have withdrawn from the event. Seeding are arranged according to ATP and WTA rankings on 8 January 2018, while ranking and points before are as of 15 January 2018. Points after are as of 29 January 2018.

Men's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Spain Rafael Nadal 10,600 1,200 360 9,760 Quarterfinals retired against Croatia Marin Čilić [6]
2 2 Switzerland Roger Federer 9,605 2,000 2,000 9,605 Champion, defeated Croatia Marin Čilić [6]
3 3 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 4,990 720 360 4,630 Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
4 4 Germany Alexander Zverev 4,610 90 90 4,610 Third round lost to South Korea Chung Hyeon
5 5 Austria Dominic Thiem 4,060 180 180 4,060 Fourth round lost to United States Tennys Sandgren
6 6 Croatia Marin Čilić 3,805 45 1,200 4,960 Runner-up, lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
7 7 Belgium David Goffin 3,775 360 45 3,460 Second round lost to France Julien Benneteau
8 9 United States Jack Sock 2,960 90 10 2,880 First round lost to Japan Yūichi Sugita
9 8 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3,060 720 45 2,385 Second round lost to United States Tennys Sandgren
10 11 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2,615 90 180 2,705 Fourth round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [6]
11 12 South Africa Kevin Anderson 2,610 0 10 2,620 First round lost to United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
12 10 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2,725 0 90 2,815 Third round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [19]
13 13 United States Sam Querrey 2,535 90 45 2,490 Second round lost to Hungary Márton Fucsovics
14 14 Serbia Novak Djokovic 2,335 45 180 2,470 Fourth round lost to South Korea Chung Hyeon
15 15 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,320 360 90 2,050 Third round lost to Australia Nick Kyrgios [17]
16 16 United States John Isner 2,265 45 10 2,230 First round lost to Australia Matthew Ebden
17 17 Australia Nick Kyrgios 2,260 45 180 2,395 Fourth round lost to Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov [3]
18 18 France Lucas Pouille 2,235 10 10 2,235 First round lost to Belgium Ruben Bemelmans [Q]
19 20 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2,050 90 360 2,320 Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
20 21 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2,015 180 10 1,845 First round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco
21 22 Spain Albert Ramos Viñolas 1,845 10 90 1,925 Third round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [14]
22 23 Canada Milos Raonic 1,750 360 10 1,400 First round lost to Slovakia Lukáš Lacko
23 28 Luxembourg Gilles Müller 1,490 45 90 1,535 Third round lost to Spain Pablo Carreño Busta [10]
24 26 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 1,675 45 180 1,810 Fourth round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
25 25 Italy Fabio Fognini 1,715 45 180 1,850 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [19]
26 27 France Adrian Mannarino 1,625 10 90 1,705 Third round lost to Austria Dominic Thiem [5]
27 29 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,415 90 10 1,335 First round lost to Japan Yoshihito Nishioka [PR]
28 30 Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Džumhur 1,391 10 90 1,471 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [1]
29 31 France Richard Gasquet 1,375 90 90 1,375 Third round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [2]
30 32 Russia Andrey Rublev 1,373 70+60 90+6 1,339 Third round lost to Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov [3]
31 34 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 1,345 10 45 1,380 Second round lost to United States Ryan Harrison
32 35 Germany Mischa Zverev 1,302 360 10 952 First round retired against South Korea Chung Hyeon

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
19 United Kingdom Andy Murray 2,140 180 1,960 Hip injury
24 Japan Kei Nishikori 1,735 180 1,555 Wrist injury

Women's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Romania Simona Halep 6,425 10 1,300 7,715 Runner-up, lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [2]
2 2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6,095 130 2,000 7,965 Champion, defeated Romania Simona Halep [1]
3 3 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6,050 430 70 5,690 Second round lost to Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
4 4 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 5,785 130 430 6,085 Quarterfinals lost to Belgium Elise Mertens
5 5 United States Venus Williams 5,568 1,300 10 4,278 First round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic
6 6 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5,445 430 430 5,445 Quarterfinals lost to Romania Simona Halep [1]
7 7 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 4,901 130 130 4,901 Third round lost to Estonia Anett Kontaveit [32]
8 8 France Caroline Garcia 4,385 130 240 4,495 Fourth round lost to United States Madison Keys [17]
9 10 United Kingdom Johanna Konta 3,185 430 70 2,825 Second round lost to United States Bernarda Pera [LL]
10 9 United States CoCo Vandeweghe 3,204 780 10 2,434 First round lost to Hungary Tímea Babos
11 11 France Kristina Mladenovic 2,935 10 10 2,935 First round lost to Romania Ana Bogdan
12 12 Germany Julia Görges 2,825 70 70 2,825 Second round lost to France Alizé Cornet
13 13 United States Sloane Stephens 2,803 0 10 2,813 First round lost to China Zhang Shuai
14 15 Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 2,600 130 70 2,540 Second round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova
15 18 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,485 430 70 2,125 Second round lost to Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
16 19 Russia Elena Vesnina 2,220 130 70 2,160 Second round lost to Japan Naomi Osaka
17 20 United States Madison Keys 2,214 0 430 2,644 Quarterfinals lost to Germany Angelique Kerber [21]
18 17 Australia Ashleigh Barty 2,486 130 130 2,486 Third round lost to Japan Naomi Osaka
19 21 Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 2,141 (18)[a] 240 2,363 Fourth round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [2]
20 24 Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová 1,940 240 240 1,940 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [6]
21 16 Germany Angelique Kerber 2,491 240 780 3,031 Semifinals lost to Romania Simona Halep [1]
22 25 Russia Daria Kasatkina 1,905 10 70 1,965 Second round lost to Poland Magda Linette
23 23 Australia Daria Gavrilova 1,990 240 70 1,820 Second round lost to Belgium Elise Mertens
24 26 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 1,860 130 10 1,740 First round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi
25 27 China Peng Shuai 1,765 70 10 1,705 First round lost to Ukraine Marta Kostyuk [Q]
26 35 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 1,510 70 130 1,570 Third round lost to Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
27 28 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 1,708 0 10 1,718 First round lost to Germany Andrea Petkovic
28 30 Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1,618 780 70 908 Second round lost to Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
29 29 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 1,650 70 130 1,710 Third round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [6]
30 32 Netherlands Kiki Bertens 1,605 10 130 1,725 Third round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [2]
31 31 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 1,605 240 10 1,375 First round lost to Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
32 33 Estonia Anett Kontaveit 1,560 10+80 240+30 1,740 Fourth round lost to Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
  1. ^ Rybáriková did not participate in the 2017 Australian Open. Accordingly, her 16th best result from the past 12 months will be subtracted from her ranking points instead.

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
14 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,702 240 2,462 Left wrist injury
22 United States Serena Williams 2,000 2,000 0 Maternity

Doubles seeds[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Team Rank1 Seed
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan United Kingdom Jamie Murray 10 1
Australia Casey Dellacqua Australia John Peers 13 2
Russia Ekaterina Makarova Brazil Bruno Soares 13 3
Czech Republic Květa Peschke Finland Henri Kontinen 23 4
Hungary Tímea Babos India Rohan Bopanna 26 5
Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 31 6
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching New Zealand Michael Venus 32 7
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Croatia Mate Pavić 34 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 8 January 2018.

Main draw wildcard entries[edit]

Main draw qualifier entries[edit]

The qualifying competition started in Melbourne Park on 10 January 2018 and was scheduled to end on 13 January 2018. However, matches were extended to 14 January 2018 due to bad weather on the third day of qualifying.

Protected ranking[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Withdrawals[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or other reasons.

Before the tournament

Retirements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Glimpse of new-look Margaret Court Arena". Tennis.com.au. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Alex Bolts into Australian Open". sbs.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler secure Australian Open wildcards". Herald Sun. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Lizette Cabrera one of four to earn wildcards into Australian Open". Herald Sun. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Australian Olivia Rogowska earns wildcard into 2018 Australian Open". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Doubles title paves way for Hives' Australian Open debut". thecourier.com.au. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Andy Murray heading home after pulling out of Australian Open". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Open d'Australie : Svetlana Kuznetsova forfait". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2017 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2018 French Open