2004 Australian Open
The 2004 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 January to 1 February, 2004.
|2004 Australian Open|
|Date||19 January – 1 February|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Surface||Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)|
|Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro|
|Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez|
|Elena Bovina / Nenad Zimonjić|
|Scott Oudsema / Brendan Evans|
|Chan Yung-jan / Sun Sheng-Nan|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Robin Ammerlaan / Martin Legner|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Maaike Smit / Esther Vergeer|
Andre Agassi was unsuccessful in defending his 2003 title, being defeated in the semi-finals by Marat Safin. This ended a 26-match winning streak for Agassi at the Australian Open, having previously won in 2000, 2001 and 2003, missing 2002 through injury. Roger Federer won his first Australian Open title, defeating Safin in the final. Serena Williams was unable to defend her 2003 title after withdrawing from the tournament due to a left knee injury. Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated compatriot and rival Kim Clijsters in the final to win her only Australian Open title.
- It was Federer's 1st title of the year, and his 12th overall. It was his 2nd career Grand Slam title, and his 1st Australian Open title.
- It was Henin-Hardenne's 2nd title of the year, and her 16th overall. It was her 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st Australian Open title.
- It was Llodra's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 2nd (consecutive) at the Australian Open.
- It was Santoro's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 2nd (consecutive) at the Australian Open.
- It was Bovina's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
- It was Zimonjić's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
- Federer became the first Swiss male player to win the Australian Open singles title.
- Henin-Hardenne became the first Belgian player (male or female) to win the Australian Open singles title.