List of Australian Open singles finalists during the open era

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Australian Open Singles Finalists
Location
Created1969
(50 finals, including 2018)
Men's Most7: Roger Federer
Men's Most Consecutive3: Mats Wilander
Ivan Lendl
Novak Djokovic
Women's Most8: Serena Williams
Women's Most Consecutive6: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Martina Hingis
Most MeetingsMen's (4 times):
Djokovic vs. Murray (4–0)
Women's (3 times):
Navratilova vs. Evert (2–1)
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The Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne & Olympic Parks grounds. Since 1969, the tournament became open to professionals, so it is now called the Australian Open.[1] The senior men's and women's tournaments are open to any player with a world ranking, although players below number 100 in the world rankings generally have to enter a preliminary qualification tournament or receive a wildcard to gain entry.[2]

The men who have reached the final at least four times in the open era are Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal.[3] Wilander reached the final four times, three times while the event was held on grass and once on hard courts.[3] He won the title twice on grass and once on the other surface.[3] Lendl also reached the final four times, once on grass and three times on hard courts.[3] Both of his titles were on the latter surface.[3] Edberg made the final five times, twice on grass and three times on hard courts.[3] Both of his titles were on grass.[3] Agassi was undefeated in his four appearances in the final between 1995 and 2003, which all on hard courts.[3] Federer has reached the final seven times and won the title six times, all on hard courts, which the first three was on Rebound Ace and the last three on Plexicushion surface.[3] Djokovic is a six-time finalist, and he won all of his appearances in the finals. Murray is a five-time finalist, but lost all of those appearances. Nadal reached four finals, winning in 2009.

The women who have reached the final at least four times in the open era are Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova.[4] Court reached the final and won the title four times between 1969 and 1973.[4] Goolagong Cawley reached the final seven times between 1971 and 1977, winning four titles.[4] Evert reached the final six times between 1974 and 1988, five on grass and once on hard courts.[4] Both of her titles were on grass.[4] All of Navratilova's six finals between 1975 and 1987 were on grass, with her winning three titles.[4] Graf reached five finals, all on hard courts, between 1987 and 1994.[4] She won four of those finals.[4] Seles was undefeated in her four finals between 1991 and 1996, all on hard courts.[4] Hingis reached six consecutive finals on hard courts between 1997 and 2002, winning three times.[4] Williams played eight finals since 2003, all on hard courts, with three on Rebound Ace and the last five finals on Plexicushion. She won her first six finals as well as her eighth.[4] In her four final appearances since 2007, Sharapova won the title in 2008.

Men[edit]

During the 50 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 52 men have reached the Australian Open men's singles final. The final has included men from 19 different nationalities. Twelve of the 52 men have been from the United States, and eleven have been from Australia. Other countries well represented include Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, France, Czechoslovakia, and Chile.[5]

  • * = Champion
Roger Federer has been a seven-time finalist (six wins, one loss).
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Novak Djokovic is a six-time finalist (all wins).
Stefan Edberg was a five-time finalist (two wins, three losses).
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Andre Agassi was a four-time finalist (all wins).
Mats Wilander was a four-time finalist (three wins, one loss).
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Ivan Lendl was a four-time finalist (two wins, two losses).
Andy Murray is a five-time finalist (all losses).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Roger Federer   Switzerland 7 6–1 2004*, 2006*, 2007*, 2009, 2010*, 2017*, 2018*
Novak Djokovic  Serbia 6 6–0 2008*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2015*, 2016*
Stefan Edberg  Sweden 5 2–3 1985*, 1987*, 1990, 1992, 1993
Andy Murray  Great Britain 5 0–5 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Andre Agassi  United States 4 4–0 1995*, 2000*, 2001*, 2003*
Mats Wilander  Sweden 4 3–1 1983*, 1984*, 1985, 1988*
Ivan Lendl  Czechoslovakia 4 2–2 1983, 1989*, 1990*, 1991
Rafael Nadal  Spain 4 1–3 2009*, 2012, 2014, 2017
John Newcombe  Australia 3 2–1 1973*, 1975*, 1976
Guillermo Vilas  Argentina 3 2–1 1977(Jan), 1978*, 1979*
Pete Sampras  United States 3 2–1 1994*, 1995, 1997*
Marat Safin  Russia 3 1–2 2002, 2004, 2005*
Ken Rosewall  Australia 2 2–0 1971*, 1972*
Johan Kriek  South Africa [a]
 United States
2 2–0 1981*, 1982*
Boris Becker  Germany 2 2–0 1991*, 1996*
Jim Courier  United States 2 2–0 1992*, 1993*
Arthur Ashe  United States 2 1–1 1970*, 1971
Jimmy Connors  United States 2 1–1 1974*, 1975
Yevgeny Kafelnikov  Russia 2 1–1 1999*, 2000
Steve Denton  United States 2 0–2 1981, 1982
Pat Cash  Australia 2 0–2 1987, 1988
Rod Laver  Australia 1 1–0 1969*
Mark Edmondson  Australia 1 1–0 1976*
Roscoe Tanner  United States 1 1–0 1977(Jan)*
Vitas Gerulaitis  United States 1 1–0 1977(Dec)*
Brian Teacher  United States 1 1–0 1980*
Petr Korda  Czech Republic 1 1–0 1998*
Thomas Johansson  Sweden 1 1–0 2002*
Stan Wawrinka   Switzerland 1 1–0 2014*
Andrés Gimeno  Spain 1 0–1 1969
Dick Crealy  Australia 1 0–1 1970
Malcolm Anderson  Australia 1 0–1 1972
Onny Parun  New Zealand 1 0–1 1973
Phil Dent  Australia 1 0–1 1974
John Lloyd  Great Britain 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
John Marks  Australia 1 0–1 1978
John Sadri  United States 1 0–1 1979
Kim Warwick  Australia 1 0–1 1980
Kevin Curren  South Africa 1 0–1 1984
Miloslav Mečíř  Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1989
Todd Martin  United States 1 0–1 1994
Michael Chang  United States 1 0–1 1996
Carlos Moyá  Spain 1 0–1 1997
Marcelo Ríos  Chile 1 0–1 1998
Thomas Enqvist  Sweden 1 0–1 1999
Arnaud Clément  France 1 0–1 2001
Rainer Schüttler  Germany 1 0–1 2003
Lleyton Hewitt  Australia 1 0–1 2005
Marcos Baghdatis  Cyprus 1 0–1 2006
Fernando González  Chile 1 0–1 2007
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  France 1 0–1 2008
Marin Čilić  Croatia 1 0–1 2018

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2018   Switzerland Roger Federer  Croatia Marin Čilić

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

In 2016, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the same final for an unprecedented fourth time in just six years; no other pair of players have contested more than two Australian Open finals in the Open era, and only the four finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the French Open matches the record in any of the other Slams during the Open era.

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
Serbia Novak Djokovic United Kingdom Andy Murray 4–0 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
South Africa/United States Johan Kriek United States Steve Denton 2–0 1981, 1982
United States Jim Courier Sweden Stefan Edberg 2–0 1992, 1993
Switzerland Roger Federer vs. Spain Rafael Nadal 1–1 2009 (Nadal), 2017 (Federer)

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
 Sweden Mats Wilander 3 1983–85 2 1
 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3 1989–91 2 1
 Serbia Novak Djokovic 3 2011–13 3 0
 United States Arthur Ashe 2 1970–71 1 1
 Australia Ken Rosewall 2 1971–72 2 0
 United States Jimmy Connors 2 1974–75 1 1
 Australia John Newcombe 2 1975–76 1 1
 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2 1978–79 2 0
 United States Steve Denton 2 1981–82 0 2
 South Africa
 United States
Johan Kriek 2 1981–82 2 0
 Sweden Stefan Edberg 2 1985–87[6] 2 0
 Australia Pat Cash 2 1987–88 0 2
 United States Jim Courier 2 1992–93 2 0
 Sweden Stefan Edberg 2 1992–93 0 2
 United States Pete Sampras 2 1994–95 1 1
 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 1999–2000 1 1
 United States Andre Agassi 2 2000–01 2 0
  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2006–07 2 0
  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2009–10 1 1
 Great Britain Andy Murray 2 2010–11 0 2
 Serbia Novak Djokovic 2 2015–16 2 0
 Great Britain Andy Murray 2 2015–16 0 2
  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2017–18 2 0

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

Women[edit]

During the 50 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 43 women have reached the Australian Open women's singles final. The final has included women from 13 different nationalities. Thirteen of the 43 women have been from the United States, and seven have been from Australia. Other countries well represented include Germany, Czechoslovakia, France, Russia, Spain, Belgium, China, and Belarus.[7]

  • * = Champion
Serena Williams has been an eight-time finalist (seven wins, one loss).
Martina Hingis was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
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Martina Navratilova was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
A blonde-haired female tennis player with multi-colored shorts and a black shirt, with the tennis racket out in front of her
Chris Evert was a six-time finalist (four losses, two wins).
Steffi Graf was a five-time finalist (four wins, one loss).
Monica Seles is a four-time finalist (all wins).
Maria Sharapova is a four-time finalist (three losses, one win)
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Serena Williams  United States 8 7–1 2003*, 2005*, 2007*, 2009*, 2010*, 2015*, 2016, 2017*
Evonne Goolagong Cawley  Australia 7 4–3 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977(Dec)*
Martina Navratilova  United States [b] 6 3–3 1975, 1981*, 1982, 1983*, 1985*, 1987
Martina Hingis   Switzerland 6 3–3 1997*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000, 2001, 2002
Chris Evert  United States 6 2–4 1974, 1981, 1982*, 1984*, 1985, 1988
Steffi Graf  Germany 5 4–1 1988*, 1989*, 1990*, 1993, 1994*
Margaret Court  Australia 4 4–0 1969*, 1970*, 1971*, 1973*
Monica Seles  Yugoslavia
 United States[c]
4 4–0 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1996*
Maria Sharapova  Russia 4 1–3 2007, 2008*, 2012, 2015
Justine Henin  Belgium 3 1–2 2004*, 2006, 2010
Li Na  China 3 1–2 2011, 2013, 2014*
Hana Mandliková  Czechoslovakia 2 2–0 1980*, 1987*
Jennifer Capriati  United States 2 2–0 2001*, 2002*
Victoria Azarenka  Belarus 2 2–0 2012*, 2013*
Kerry Melville Reid  Australia 2 1–1 1970, 1977(Jan)*
Mary Pierce  France 2 1–1 1995*, 1997
Amélie Mauresmo  France 2 1–1 1999, 2006*
Lindsay Davenport  United States 2 1–1 2000*, 2005
Kim Clijsters  Belgium 2 1–1 2004, 2011*
Helena Suková  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1984, 1989
Mary Joe Fernández  United States 2 0–2 1990, 1992
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain 2 0–2 1994, 1995
Venus Williams  United States 2 0–2 2003, 2017
Virginia Wade  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1972*
Chris O'Neil  Australia 1 1–0 1978*
Barbara Jordan  United States 1 1–0 1979*
Angelique Kerber  Germany 1 1–0 2016*
Caroline Wozniacki  Denmark 1 1–0 2018*
Billie Jean King  United States 1 0–1 1969
Renáta Tomanová  Germany 1 0–1 1976
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat  Australia 1 0–1 1977(Jan)
Helen Gourlay Cawley  Australia 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
Betsy Nagelsen  United States 1 0–1 1978
Sharon Walsh  United States 1 0–1 1979
Wendy Turnbull  Australia 1 0–1 1980
Kathy Jordan  United States 1 0–1 1983
Jana Novotná  Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1991
Anke Huber  Germany 1 0–1 1996
Conchita Martínez  Spain 1 0–1 1998
Ana Ivanovic  Serbia 1 0–1 2008
Dinara Safina  Russia 1 0–1 2009
Dominika Cibulková  Slovakia 1 0–1 2014
Simona Halep  Romania 1 0–1 2018

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2018  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki  Romania Simona Halep

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 2–1 1981 (Navratilova), 1982 (Evert), 1985 (Navratilova)
Australia Margaret Court Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2–0 1971, 1973
United States Jennifer Capriati Switzerland Martina Hingis 2–0 2001, 2002
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams 2–0 2003, 2017
United States Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 2–0 2007, 2015

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 1971–76 3 3
  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 1997–2002 3 3
 United States Martina Navratilova 3 1981–83 2 1
 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1988–90 3 0
 Australia Margaret Court 3 1969–71 3 0
 Yugoslavia Monica Seles 3 1991–93 3 0
 United States Serena Williams 3 2015–17 2 1
 United States Chris Evert 2 1981–82 1 1
 United States Chris Evert 2 1984–85 1 1
 United States Martina Navratilova 2 1985–87[6] 1 1
 Germany Steffi Graf 2 1993–94 1 1
 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 1994–95 0 2
 United States Jennifer Capriati 2 2001–02 2 0
 Russia Maria Sharapova 2 2007–08 1 1
 United States Serena Williams 2 2009–10 2 0
 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 2 2012–13 2 0
 China Li Na 2 2013–14 1 1

Bolded years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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