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1984 Australian Open

The 1984 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 73rd edition of the Australian Open and was held from 26 November through 9 December 1984.[1] Chris Evert became the first tennis player in the open era to win 1,000 matches during this fortnight. She ended the tournament with the title and a match winning record of 1,003 - 97.

1984 Australian Open
Date26 November – 9 December
Edition73rd
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceGrass
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Men's Doubles
Australia Mark Edmondson / United States Sherwood Stewart
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Boys' Singles
Australia Mark Kratzmann
Girls' Singles
United Kingdom Annabel Croft
Boys' Doubles
Australia Mark Kratzmann / Australia Mike Baroch
Girls' Doubles
Australia Louise Field / Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
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SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Mats Wilander defeated   Kevin Curren 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–2

  • It was Wilander's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd Australian Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Chris Evert defeated   Helena Suková 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–3

  • It was Evert's 16th career Grand Slam title and her 2nd and last Australian Open title.
  • Helena Suková ended Martina Navratilova's streak after winning 6 majors in a row and stopped Navratilova 2 matches short of winning the Grand Slam.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Mark Edmondson /   Sherwood Stewart defeated   Joakim Nyström /   Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–2, 7–5

  • It was Edmondson's 5th career Grand Slam title and his 5th and last Australian Open title. It was Stewart's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 1st Australian Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Pam Shriver defeated   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch /   Helena Suková 6–3, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 30th career Grand Slam title and her 6th Australian Open title. It was Shriver's 10th career Grand Slam title and her 3rd Australian Open title. With this victory Navratilova and Shriver completed the first doubles Grand Slam in a calendar year in the Open Era, a feat not matched until Martina Hingis completed the same Grand Slam with two partners in 1998.

Mixed DoublesEdit

The competition was not held between 1970 and 1986.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Mark Kratzmann defeated   Patrick Flynn 6–4, 6–1

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Annabel Croft defeated   Helena Dahlström 6–0, 6–1

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Mike Baroch /   Mark Kratzmann defeated   Brett Custer /   David Macpherson 6–2, 5–7, 7–5

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Louise Field /   Larisa Savchenko defeated   Jackie Masters /   Michelle Parun 7–6, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steven Pye (30 January 2015). "Remembering the 1984 Australian Open, a tournament played in a different era". The Guardian.

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