2019 Australian Open

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2019 Australian Open
Date14–27 January 2019
Edition107th
Open Era (51st)
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceHard (Plexicushion)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Japan Naomi Osaka
Men's Doubles
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert / France Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles
Australia Samantha Stosur / China Zhang Shuai
Mixed Doubles
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková / United States Rajeev Ram
Boys' Singles
Italy Lorenzo Musetti
Girls' Singles
Denmark Clara Tauson
Boys' Doubles
Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek / Czech Republic Dalibor Svrčina
Girls' Doubles
Japan Natsumi Kawaguchi / Hungary Adrienn Nagy
Men's Legends Doubles
France Mansour Bahrami / Australia Mark Philippoussis
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Belgium Joachim Gérard / Sweden Stefan Olsson
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / Australia Heath Davidson
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The 2019 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park from 14 to 27 January 2019. It was the 107th edition of the Australian Open, the 51st in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. The 2019 Australian Open was the first Australian Open to feature final set tie-breaks.

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were the defending men's and women's singles champions, but were unsuccessful in their respective title defenses; Federer lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round and Wozniacki lost to Maria Sharapova in the third round.[1][2]

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the men's singles title at the 2019 Australian Open, defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the men's final.[3] Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to win the women's singles title.[4]

Tournament[edit]

Rod Laver Arena, the site of the 2019 Australian Open Finals.

The 2019 Australian Open was the 107th edition of the Australian Open. The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2019 ATP Tour and the 2019 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 the mixed doubles events. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments. There were 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 at Melbourne Park, including three main show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor was Kia.

Final set tie-breaks were introduced for all match formats for the first time at the 2019 Australian Open. If a match reached 6–6 in the final set, the first player to score 10 points and be leading by at least 2 points won the match.[5] Katie Boulter and Ekaterina Makarova were the first players in a main draw to compete in the new tie-break format.[6]

For the first time in the men's singles competition, a 10-minute break due to heat was allowed after the third set when the Australian Open Heat Stress Scale reached 4.0 or higher.[7] Hawkeye line-calling technology was extended to be included on all courts. A shot clock was introduced for the first time into the main draw, having been limited to qualifying only in 2018. Women gained parity in the qualifying competition as the draw was increased to 128 players in line with the men's draw.[8][9]

In a five-year deal starting at the 2019 tournament, Dunlop took over from Wilson as the suppliers of the tennis balls.[10][11][12]

Domestically, this was the first Australian Open to be broadcast by the Nine Network, after they secured the rights to televise the tournament from 2019 until 2024. Initially, the broadcast deal was to have started from 2020, however, the Seven Network, which had previously televised the event between 1973 and 2018, agreed to relinquish the rights to the 2019 tournament.[13][14]

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 2019 was increased by 14% to a tournament record A$62,500,000.[15]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$4,100,000 A$2,050,000 A$920,000 A$460,000 A$260,000 A$155,000 A$105,000 A$75,000 A$40,000 A$25,000 A$15,000
Doubles * A$750,000 A$375,000 A$190,000 A$100,000 A$55,000 A$32,500 A$21,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$185,000 A$95,000 A$47,500 A$23,000 A$11,500 A$5,950 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]

2019 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2019 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]

Legends[edit]

Men's Legends' Doubles[edit]

Women's Legends' 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. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings on 7 January 2019, while ranking and points before are as of 14 January 2019. Points after are as of 28 January 2019.

Men's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 9,135 180 2,000 10,955 Champion, defeated Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 7,480 360 1,200 8,320 Runner-up, lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3 Switzerland Roger Federer 6,420 2,000 180 4,600 Fourth round lost to Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
4 4 Germany Alexander Zverev 6,385 90 180 6,475 Fourth round lost to Canada Milos Raonic [16]
5 6 South Africa Kevin Anderson 4,810 10 45 4,845 Second round lost to United States Frances Tiafoe
6 7 Croatia Marin Čilić 4,160 1,200 180 3,140 Fourth round lost to Spain Roberto Bautista Agut [22]
7 8 Austria Dominic Thiem 4,095 180 45 3,960 Second round retired against Australia Alexei Popyrin [WC]
8 9 Japan Kei Nishikori 3,750 0 360 4,110 Quarterfinals retired against Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
9 10 United States John Isner 3,155 10 10 3,155 First round lost to United States Reilly Opelka
10 11 Russia Karen Khachanov 2,835 45 90 2,880 Third round lost to Spain Roberto Bautista Agut [22]
11 12 Croatia Borna Ćorić 2,435 10 180 2,605 Fourth round lost to France Lucas Pouille [28]
12 13 Italy Fabio Fognini 2,315 180 90 2,225 Third round lost to Spain Pablo Carreño Busta [23]
13 14 United Kingdom Kyle Edmund 2,150 720 10 1,440 First round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
14 15 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 2,095 10 720 2,805 Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
15 19 Russia Daniil Medvedev 1,865 45 180 2,000 Fourth round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
16 17 Canada Milos Raonic 1,900 10 360 2,250 Quarterfinals lost to France Lucas Pouille [28]
17 18 Italy Marco Cecchinato 1,889 (29) 10 1,870 First round lost to Serbia Filip Krajinović
18 16 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 1,925 180 90 1,835 Third round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
19 20 Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,820 90 90 1,820 Third round lost to Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
20 21 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 1,790 360 180 1,610 Fourth round lost to United States Frances Tiafoe
21 22 Belgium David Goffin 1,785 45 90 1,830 Third round lost to Russia Daniil Medvedev [15]
22 24 Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 1,605 10 360 1,955 Quarterfinals lost to Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
23 23 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 1,705 180 180 1,705 Fourth round lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [8]
24 25 South Korea Chung Hyeon 1,585 720 45 910 Second round lost to France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
25 27 Canada Denis Shapovalov 1,440 45 90 1,485 Third round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
26 28 Spain Fernando Verdasco 1,410 45 90 1,455 Third round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [6]
27 29 Australia Alex de Minaur 1,353 0 90 1,443 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
28 31 France Lucas Pouille 1,245 10 720 1,955 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
29 30 France Gilles Simon 1,280 45 45 1,280 Second round lost to Australia Alex Bolt [WC]
30 33 France Gaël Monfils 1,195 45 45 1,195 Second round lost to United States Taylor Fritz
31 34 United States Steve Johnson 1,190 10 10 1,190 First round lost to Italy Andreas Seppi
32 32 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,215 10 45 1,250 Second round lost to Portugal João Sousa

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2018. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
5 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5,150 90 5,060 Knee injury
26 France Richard Gasquet 1,535 90 1,445 Groin injury

Women's singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Romania Simona Halep 6,642 1,300 240 5,582 Fourth round lost to United States Serena Williams [16]
2 2 Germany Angelique Kerber 5,505 780 240 4,965 Fourth round lost to United States Danielle Collins
3 3 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5,436 2,000 130 3,566 Third round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [30]
4 4 Japan Naomi Osaka 5,270 240 2,000 7,030 Champion, defeated Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [8]
5 5 United States Sloane Stephens 5,077 10 240 5,307 Fourth round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6 7 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 4,940 430 430 4,940 Quarterfinals lost to Japan Naomi Osaka [4]
7 8 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 4,750 430 780 5,100 Semifinals lost to Japan Naomi Osaka [4]
8 6 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 5,000 10 1,300 6,290 Runner-up, lost to Japan Naomi Osaka [4]
9 9 Netherlands Kiki Bertens 4,490 130 70 4,430 Second round lost to Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
10 10 Russia Daria Kasatkina 3,415 70 10 3,355 First round lost to Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky [PR]
11 11 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 3,365 10 130 3,485 Third round lost to United States Amanda Anisimova
12 14 Belgium Elise Mertens 2,985 780 130 2,335 Third round lost to United States Madison Keys [17]
13 12 Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 3,160 70 240 3,330 Fourth round lost to Japan Naomi Osaka [4]
14 13 Germany Julia Görges 3,055 70 10 2,995 First round lost to United States Danielle Collins
15 15 Australia Ashleigh Barty 2,985 130 430 3,285 Quarterfinals lost to Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [8]
16 16 United States Serena Williams 2,976 0 430 3,406 Quarterfinals lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [7]
17 17 United States Madison Keys 2,976 430 240 2,786 Fourth round lost to Ukraine Elina Svitolina [6]
18 18 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 2,865 70 240 3,035 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [7]
19 19 France Caroline Garcia 2,660 240 130 2,550 Third round lost to United States Danielle Collins
20 20 Estonia Anett Kontaveit 2,525 240 70 2,355 Second round lost to Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
21 21 China Wang Qiang 2,485 10 130 2,605 Third round lost to Latvia Anastasija Sevastova [13]
22 22 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 2,362 130 10 2,242 First round lost to Greece Maria Sakkari
23 23 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 2,153 430 70 1,793 Second round lost to Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
24 24 Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko 1,896 70 70 1,896 Second round lost to United States Amanda Anisimova
25 26 Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu 1,700 10 10 1,700 First round lost to United States Venus Williams
26 25 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 1,735 10 10 1,735 First round lost to China Zhang Shuai
27 28 Italy Camila Giorgi 1,645 70 130 1,705 Third round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [7]
28 27 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 1,680 240 130 1,570 Third round lost to Japan Naomi Osaka [4]
29 29 Croatia Donna Vekić 1,580 70 70 1,580 Second round lost to Australia Kimberly Birrell [WC]
30 30 Russia Maria Sharapova 1,552 130 240 1,662 Fourth round lost to Australia Ashleigh Barty [15]
31 32 Croatia Petra Martić 1,465 240 130 1,355 Third round lost to United States Sloane Stephens [5]
32 34 Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová 1,331 240 10 1,101 First round lost to Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva

Doubles seeds[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Team Rank Seed
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Croatia Mate Pavić 13 1
United States Nicole Melichar Brazil Bruno Soares 21 2
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková United States Rajeev Ram 22 3
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu Austria Oliver Marach 29 4
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Colombia Robert Farah 31 5
United States Abigail Spears Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal 35 6
Japan Makoto Ninomiya Japan Ben McLachlan 39 7
Russia Ekaterina Makarova New Zealand Artem Sitak 41 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 7 January 2019.

Main draw wildcard entries[edit]

Main draw qualifier entries[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

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

Withdrawals[edit]

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

Before the tournament

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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2018 US Open
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