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.
|2002 Australian Open|
|Date||14 – 27 January|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Surface||Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor|
|Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova|
|Daniela Hantuchová / Kevin Ullyett|
|Ryan Henry / Todd Reid|
|Gisela Dulko / Angelique Widjaja|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati were the defending champions. Agassi, chose to withdraw 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.
- It was Johansson's 1st title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.
- 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.
- 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.
Men's Wheelchair SinglesEdit
Women's Wheelchair SinglesEdit
- "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.
- 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.
2001 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by|
2002 French Open