Tennis in Australia
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Tennis in Australia refers to the sport of tennis played in Australia. Tennis in Australia has been administered by Tennis Australia (formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA)) since 1904.
Australia hosts the first of the four Grand Slam events of the year, the Australian Open. The Australian Open is managed by Tennis Australia and was first played in Melbourne in 1905. The tournament was first known as the Australasian Championships and then became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969.
- 1 History
- 2 Major tournaments and current champions
- 3 Davis Cup
- 4 Fed Cup
- 5 Singles Grand Slam Performance Timeline (since 2000), Male
- 6 Current Top 100 ranked players
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
In the 1950s, Australia became a tennis power, and Australian men won the Davis Cup 15 times from 1950 to 1967, led by outstanding players such as Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Roy Emerson, and Ashley Cooper.
Rod Laver has twice achieved the Grand Slam in men's singles, in 1963 and 1969, the only tennis player to have accomplished this feat. Fellow Australian tennis player Margaret Smith Court also achieved the Grand Slam in women's singles in 1969, Smith Court also holds the record for the greatest number of women's singles Grand Slams won and is one of only three players ever to have won a career Grand Slam "boxed set".
Major tournaments and current champions
Pre- Australian Open
|Tournament||Category||Current Champion||Current Runner-up||Score|
|Hopman Cup||Team Event||France (Gasquet & Mladenovic)||USA (Sock & Vandeweghe)||2–1|
|Brisbane International||Male (ATP250)||Grigor Dimitrov||Kei Nishikori||6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Female (WTA Premier)||Karolína Plíšková||Alize Cornet||6–0, 6–3|
|Hobart International||Female (WTA International)||Alize Cornet||Eugenie Bouchard||6–1, 6–2|
|Sydney International||Male (ATP250)||Victor Troicki||Grigor Dimitrov||2–6, 6–1, 7–6(9–7)|
|Female (WTA Premier)||Svetlana Kuznetsova||Monica Puig||6–0, 6–2|
The Australian Open is one of four (along with the French Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open) Grand Slam tennis tournaments played annually in Melbourne, Victoria in the last two weeks of January. The Australian open is the biggest and most well known tennis event in Australia and is known for its large crowds. 2016 saw the Australian open have a record crowd of 720, 899.
|2016 Men's Singles||Novak Djokovic||Andy Murray||6–1, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)|
|2016 Women's Singles||Angelique Kerber||Serena Williams||6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|2016 Men's Doubles|| Jamie Murray
| Daniel Nestor
|2–6, 6–4, 7–5|
|2016 Women's Doubles|| Martina Hingis
| Andrea Hlaváčková
|2016 Mixed Doubles|| Elena Vesnina
| Coco Vandeweghe
|6–4, 4–6, [10–5]|
Novak Djokovic was the winner of the Men's Singles in 2016. It was his eleventh Major Singles title and his sixth at the Australian Open.
Angelique Kerber was the winner of the Women's Singles in 2016. It was her first Grand Slam singles title.
Jamie Murray was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2016. It was his first Grand Slam men's doubles title.
Bruno Soares was part of the winning Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles team in 2016. It was his first Grand Slam men's doubles title, and as well as his second Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
Martina Hingis was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2016. It was her twelfth Grand Slam women's doubles title and her fifth at the Australian Open.
Sania Mirza was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2016. It was her third Grand Slam women's doubles title.
Elena Vesnina was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in 2016. It was her first Major Mixed's Doubles title.
Singles Grand Slam Performance Timeline (since 2000), Male
Singles performance timeline for Australian, Male tennis players
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||4R||SF||2R||4R||4R||F||3R||3R||4R||2R||4R||3R||4R||2R||2R||QF||4R||0 / 16|
|French Open||4R||QF||4R||3R||QF||2R||4R||4R||3R||3R||3R||1R||2R||2R||2R||3R||3R||0 / 14|
|Wimbledon||F||F||W||F||QF||SF||QF||4R||4R||QF||4R||QF||1R||4R||QF||4R||4R||1 / 17|
|US Open||SF||W||SF||QF||F||SF||QF||2R||2R||3R||2R||2R||3R||4R||3R||3R||3R||1 / 15|
|ATP World Tour Finals||RR||W||W||DNQ||F||A||Did not qualify||2 / 4|
Current Top 100 ranked players
- John Peers (no. 9)
- Chris Guccione (no. 42)
- Sam Groth (no. 49)
- John-Patrick Smith (no. 79)
- Matt Reid (no. 83)
- Anastasia Rodionova (no. 40)
- Arina Rodionova (no. 84)
- Ashleigh Barty (no. 92)
- Jessica Moore (no. 93)
- Daria Gavrilova (no. 94)
- Category:Australian tennis players
- List of Australia Davis Cup team representatives
- List of tennis clubs in Victoria
- Tristan Foenander. "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". Australian Open. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2008.