1985 Australian Open

The 1985 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 74th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 25 November through 8 December 1985; the last to be held at this time of year.

1985 Australian Open
Date25 November – 8 December
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
United States Paul Annacone / South Africa Christo van Rensburg
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Boys' Singles
Australia Shane Barr
Girls' Singles
Australia Jenny Byrne
Boys' Doubles
Australia Brett Custer / Australia David Macpherson
Girls' Doubles
Australia Jenny Byrne / United States Janine Thompson
← 1984 · Australian Open · 1987 →

With the decision to hold the tournament in January in future, the next Australian Open would be the 1987 Open, held just over a year later.


Men's singlesEdit

  Stefan Edberg defeated   Mats Wilander, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3

• It was Edberg's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Martina Navratilova defeated   Chris Evert, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2

• It was Navratilova's 13th career Grand Slam singles title and her 3rd and last title at the Australian Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  Paul Annacone /   Christo van Rensburg defeated   Mark Edmondson /   Kim Warwick, 3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4

• It was Annacone's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was van Rensburg's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's DoublesEdit

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

  • It was Navratilova's 37th career Grand Slam title and her 8th Australian Open title. It was Shriver's 12th career Grand Slam title and her 4th Australian Open title.

Mixed DoublesEdit

The competition was not held between 1970 and 1985.


Boys' SinglesEdit

  Shane Barr defeated   Steve Furlong 7–6, 6–7, 6–3

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Jenny Byrne defeated   Louise Field 6–1, 6–3

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Brett Custer /   David Macpherson defeated   Petr Korda /   Cyril Suk 7–5, 6–2

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Jenny Byrne /   Janine Thompson defeated   Sally McCann /   Alison Scott 6–0, 6–3

1986 Australian OpenEdit

The Australian Open was not held in 1986 due to the Open changing dates from December to January. This allowed it to count as a Grand Prix event after the movement of the Grand Prix Masters from March to early December. As such, the next Australian Open was the 1987 Australian Open.

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Preceded by
1985 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1986 French Open