2002 Australian Open

The 2002 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Australia. It was the 90th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 14 through 27 January 2002 and attracted an attendance of 518,248.[1]

2002 Australian Open
Date14–27 January
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Men's Singles
Sweden Thomas Johansson
Women's Singles
United States Jennifer Capriati
Men's Doubles
The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor
Women's Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova
Mixed Doubles
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Boys' Singles
France Clément Morel
Girls' Singles
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Boys' Doubles
Australia Ryan Henry / Australia Todd Reid
Girls' Doubles
Argentina Gisela Dulko / Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
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Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati were the defending champions. Agassi, chose to withdraw from the tournament due to wrist injury. Thomas Johansson won his first Grand Slam title, while Capriati successfully defended her title defeating three-time champion Martina Hingis in the final.

Kia Motors began its sponsorship of the Australian Open in this season replacing Ford.


Men's singlesEdit

  Thomas Johansson defeated   Marat Safin, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Johansson's 1st title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Jennifer Capriati defeated   Martina Hingis, 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2

  • It was Capriati's 1st title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 3rd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Mark Knowles /   Daniel Nestor defeated   Michaël Llodra /   Fabrice Santoro, 7–6, 6–3

  • Note: This is the very first time where in men's doubles, a team only needs to win two sets to win a match. Previously, teams required to win three sets to win a match.

Women's doublesEdit

  Martina Hingis /   Anna Kournikova defeated   Daniela Hantuchová /   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

Mixed doublesEdit

  Daniela Hantuchová /   Kevin Ullyett defeated   Paola Suárez /   Gastón Etlis, 6–3, 6–2


Boys' singlesEdit

  Clément Morel defeated   Todd Reid, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' singlesEdit

  Barbora Strýcová defeated   Maria Sharapova,[2] 6–0, 7–5

Boys' doublesEdit

  Ryan Henry /   Todd Reid defeated   Florin Mergea /   Horia Tecău, walkover

Girls' doublesEdit

  Gisela Dulko /   Angelique Widjaja defeated   Svetlana Kuznetsova /   Matea Mezak, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4


Men's Wheelchair singlesEdit

  Robin Ammerlaan defeated   David Hall, 6–2, 6-4

Women's Wheelchair singlesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Daniela Di Toro, 6–2, 6–0



  1. ^ "Tennis Australia Annual Report 2001-2002" (PDF). Chearinghouse for Sport. Tennis Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ Sharapova went on to reach the finals four times (2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015), she won the title in 2008 and lost to Serena Williams in 2007 and 2015, and Victoria Azarenka in 2012.
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