1997 Australian Open

The 1997 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 85th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 13 through 26 January 1997.

1997 Australian Open
Date13 – 26 January
Edition85th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / United States Rick Leach
Boys' Singles
Germany Daniel Elsner
Girls' Singles
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
Boys' Doubles
United Kingdom David Sherwood / United Kingdom James Trotman
Girls' Doubles
Croatia Mirjana Lučić / Germany Jasmin Wöhr
← 1996 · Australian Open · 1998 →

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Pete Sampras defeated   Carlos Moyá 6–2, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was Sampras' 9th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last Australian Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Martina Hingis defeated   Mary Pierce 6–2, 6–2

  • It was Hingis' 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. Hingis became the first Swiss player – male or female – to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Todd Woodbridge /   Mark Woodforde defeated   Sébastien Lareau /   Alex O'Brien 4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 6–3

  • It was Woodbridge's 13th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd Australian Open title. It was Woodforde's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last Australian Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Martina Hingis /   Natasha Zvereva defeated   Lindsay Davenport /   Lisa Raymond 6–2, 6–2

  • It was Hingis' 3rd career Grand Slam title and her 2nd Australian Open title. It was Zvereva's 18th career Grand Slam title and her 5th and last Australian Open title.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Manon Bollegraf /   Rick Leach defeated   Larisa Neiland /   John-Laffnie de Jager 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5

  • It was Bollegraf's 3rd career Grand Slam title and her only Australian Open title. It was Leach's 7th career Grand Slam title and his 4th Australian Open title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Daniel Elsner defeated   Wesley Whitehouse 7–6, 6–2

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Mirjana Lučić defeated   Marlene Weingärtner 6–2, 6–2

Boys' DoublesEdit

  David Sherwood /   James Trotman defeated   Jaco van der Westhuizen /   Wesley Whitehouse 7–6, 6–3

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Mirjana Lučić /   Jasmin Wöhr defeated   Cho Yoon-jeong /   Shiho Hisamatsu 6–2, 6–2

Other eventsEdit

Legends' DoublesEdit

  Peter McNamara /   Fred Stolle defeated   Mark Edmondson /   Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–4

External linksEdit


Preceded by
1996 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 French Open