List of Australian Open singles finalists during the open era

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Australian Open Singles Finalists
Official web
Location Melbourne
 Australia
Created 1969
(49 finals, including 2017)
Men's Most 6: Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Men's Most
Consecutive
3: Mats Wilander
Ivan Lendl
Novak Djokovic
Women's Most 8: Serena Williams
Women's Most
Consecutive
6: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Martina Hingis
Most Meetings Men's (4 times):
Djokovic vs. Murray (4–0)
Women's (3 times):
Navratilova vs. Evert (2–1)
Main article: Australian Open

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 six times and won the title five times, all on hard courts, which the first three was on Rebound Ace and the last two 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 49 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 51 men have reached the Australian Open men's singles final. The final has included men from 18 different nationalities. Twelve of the 51 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
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Novak Djokovic is a six-time finalist (all wins).
Roger Federer has been a six-time finalist (five wins, one loss).
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)
Djokovic, NovakNovak Djokovic  Serbia 6 6–0 2008*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2015*, 2016*
Federer, RogerRoger Federer   Switzerland 6 5–1 2004*, 2006*, 2007*, 2009, 2010*, 2017*
Edberg, StefanStefan Edberg  Sweden 5 2–3 1985*, 1987*, 1990, 1992, 1993
Murray, AndyAndy Murray  Great Britain 5 0–5 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Agassi, AndreAndre Agassi  United States 4 4–0 1995*, 2000*, 2001*, 2003*
Wilander, MatsMats Wilander  Sweden 4 3–1 1983*, 1984*, 1985, 1988*
Lendl, IvanIvan Lendl  Czechoslovakia 4 2–2 1983, 1989*, 1990*, 1991
Nadal, RafaelRafael Nadal  Spain 4 1–3 2009*, 2012, 2014, 2017
Newcombe, JohnJohn Newcombe  Australia 3 2–1 1973*, 1975*, 1976
Vilas, GuillermoGuillermo Vilas  Argentina 3 2–1 1977(Jan), 1978*, 1979*
Sampras, PetePete Sampras  United States 3 2–1 1994*, 1995, 1997*
Safin, MaratMarat Safin  Russia 3 1–2 2002, 2004, 2005*
Rosewall, KenKen Rosewall  Australia 2 2–0 1971*, 1972*
Kriek, JohanJohan Kriek  South Africa [a]
 United States
2 2–0 1981*, 1982*
Becker, BorisBoris Becker  Germany 2 2–0 1991*, 1996*
Courier, JimJim Courier  United States 2 2–0 1992*, 1993*
Ashe, ArthurArthur Ashe  United States 2 1–1 1970*, 1971
Connors, JimmyJimmy Connors  United States 2 1–1 1974*, 1975
Kafelnikov, YevgenyYevgeny Kafelnikov  Russia 2 1–1 1999*, 2000
Denton, SteveSteve Denton  United States 2 0–2 1981, 1982
Cash, PatPat Cash  Australia 2 0–2 1987, 1988
Laver, RodRod Laver  Australia 1 1–0 1969*
Edmondson, MarkMark Edmondson  Australia 1 1–0 1976*
Tanner, RoscoeRoscoe Tanner  United States 1 1–0 1977(Jan)*
Gerulaitis, VitasVitas Gerulaitis  United States 1 1–0 1977(Dec)*
Teacher, BrianBrian Teacher  United States 1 1–0 1980*
Korda, PetrPetr Korda  Czech Republic 1 1–0 1998*
Johansson, ThomasThomas Johansson  Sweden 1 1–0 2002*
Wawrinka, StanStan Wawrinka   Switzerland 1 1–0 2014*
Gimeno, AndrésAndrés Gimeno  Spain 1 0–1 1969
Crealy, DickDick Crealy  Australia 1 0–1 1970
Anderson, MalcolmMalcolm Anderson  Australia 1 0–1 1972
Parun, OnnyOnny Parun  New Zealand 1 0–1 1973
Dent, PhilPhil Dent  Australia 1 0–1 1974
Lloyd, JohnJohn Lloyd  Great Britain 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
Marks, JohnJohn Marks  Australia 1 0–1 1978
Sadri, JohnJohn Sadri  United States 1 0–1 1979
Warwick, KimKim Warwick  Australia 1 0–1 1980
Curren, KevinKevin Curren  South Africa 1 0–1 1984
Mečíř, MiloslavMiloslav Mečíř  Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1989
Martin, ToddTodd Martin  United States 1 0–1 1994
Chang, MichaelMichael Chang  United States 1 0–1 1996
Moyá, CarlosCarlos Moyá  Spain 1 0–1 1997
Ríos, MarceloMarcelo Ríos  Chile 1 0–1 1998
Enqvist, ThomasThomas Enqvist  Sweden 1 0–1 1999
Clément, ArnaudArnaud Clément  France 1 0–1 2001
Schüttler, RainerRainer Schüttler  Germany 1 0–1 2003
Hewitt, LleytonLleyton Hewitt  Australia 1 0–1 2005
Baghdatis, MarcosMarcos Baghdatis  Cyprus 1 0–1 2006
González, FernandoFernando González  Chile 1 0–1 2007
Tsonga, Jo-WilfriedJo-Wilfried Tsonga  France 1 0–1 2008

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2017   Switzerland Roger Federer  Spain Rafael Nadal

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 (Djokovic), 2013 (Djokovic), 2015 (Djokovic), 2016 (Djokovic)
South Africa/United States Johan Kriek United States Steve Denton 2–0 1981 (Kriek), 1982 (Kriek)
United States Jim Courier Sweden Stefan Edberg 2–0 1992 (Courier), 1993 (Courier)
Switzerland Roger Federer 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

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

Women[edit]

During the 49 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 41 women have reached the Australian Open women's singles final. The final has included women from eleven different nationalities. Thirteen of the 41 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 a eight-time finalist (seven wins, one loss).
Martina Hingis was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
A lady facing forward holding a tennis racket out in front of her body
Martina Navratilova was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
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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)
Williams, SerenaSerena Williams  United States 8 7–1 2003*, 2005*, 2007*, 2009*, 2010*, 2015*, 2016, 2017*
Goolagong Cawley, EvonneEvonne Goolagong Cawley  Australia 7 4–3 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977(Dec)*
Navratilova, MartinaMartina Navratilova  United States [b] 6 3–3 1975, 1981*, 1982, 1983*, 1985*, 1987
Hingis, MartinaMartina Hingis   Switzerland 6 3–3 1997*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000, 2001, 2002
Evert, ChrisChris Evert  United States 6 2–4 1974, 1981, 1982*, 1984*, 1985, 1988
Graf, SteffiSteffi Graf  Germany 5 4–1 1988*, 1989*, 1990*, 1993, 1994*
Court, MargaretMargaret Court  Australia 4 4–0 1969*, 1970*, 1971*, 1973*
Seles, MonicaMonica Seles  Yugoslavia
 United States[c]
4 4–0 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1996*
Sharapova, MariaMaria Sharapova  Russia 4 1–3 2007, 2008*, 2012, 2015
Henin, JustineJustine Henin  Belgium 3 1–2 2004*, 2006, 2010
Na, LiLi Na  China 3 1–2 2011, 2013, 2014*
Mandliková, HanaHana Mandliková  Czechoslovakia 2 2–0 1980*, 1987*
Capriati, JenniferJennifer Capriati  United States 2 2–0 2001*, 2002*
Azarenka, VictoriaVictoria Azarenka  Belarus 2 2–0 2012*, 2013*
Melville Reid, KerryKerry Melville Reid  Australia 2 1–1 1970, 1977(Jan)*
Pierce, MaryMary Pierce  France 2 1–1 1995*, 1997
Mauresmo, AmélieAmélie Mauresmo  France 2 1–1 1999, 2006*
Davenport, LindsayLindsay Davenport  United States 2 1–1 2000*, 2005
Clijsters, KimKim Clijsters  Belgium 2 1–1 2004, 2011*
Suková, HelenaHelena Suková  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1984, 1989
Fernández, Mary JoeMary Joe Fernández  United States 2 0–2 1990, 1992
Sánchez Vicario, ArantxaArantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain 2 0–2 1994, 1995
Williams, VenusVenus Williams  United States 2 0–2 2003, 2017
Wade, VirginiaVirginia Wade  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1972*
O'Neil, ChrisChris O'Neil  Australia 1 1–0 1978*
Jordan, BarbaraBarbara Jordan  United States 1 1–0 1979*
Kerber, AngeliqueAngelique Kerber  Germany 1 1–0 2016*
King, Billie JeanBillie Jean King  United States 1 0–1 1969
Tomanová, RenátaRenáta Tomanová  Germany 1 0–1 1976
Fromholtz Balestrat, DianneDianne Fromholtz Balestrat  Australia 1 0–1 1977(Jan)
Gourlay Cawley, HelenHelen Gourlay Cawley  Australia 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
Nagelsen, BetsyBetsy Nagelsen  United States 1 0–1 1978
Walsh, SharonSharon Walsh  United States 1 0–1 1979
Turnbull, WendyWendy Turnbull  Australia 1 0–1 1980
Jordan, KathyKathy Jordan  United States 1 0–1 1983
Novotná, JanaJana Novotná  Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1991
Huber, AnkeAnke Huber  Germany 1 0–1 1996
Martínez, ConchitaConchita Martínez  Spain 1 0–1 1998
Ivanovic, AnaAna Ivanovic  Serbia 1 0–1 2008
Safina, DinaraDinara Safina  Russia 1 0–1 2009
Cibulková, DominikaDominika Cibulková  Slovakia 1 0–1 2014

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2017  United States Serena Williams  United States Venus Williams

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 (Court), 1973 (Court)
United States Jennifer Capriati Switzerland Martina Hingis 2–0 2001 (Capriati), 2002 (Capriati)
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams 2–0 2003 (Serena Williams), 2017 (Serena Williams)
United States Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 2–0 2007 (Williams), 2015 (Williams)

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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