2005 Australian Open

The 2005 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 until 30 January 2005. Roger Federer was unsuccessful in defending his 2004 title, being defeated in the semi-finals by eventual champion Marat Safin in a rematch of the 2004 final. Safin defeated third-seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final in four sets. Justine Henin-Hardenne could not defend her 2004 title due to an injury suffered in the second half of 2004. Serena Williams, the champion in 2003, defeated Lindsay Davenport in the women's final.

2005 Australian Open
Date17–30 January 2005
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Men's singles
Russia Marat Safin
Women's singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's doubles
Zimbabwe Wayne Black / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Women's doubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Australia Alicia Molik
Mixed doubles
Australia Samantha Stosur / Australia Scott Draper
Wheelchair men's singles
Australia David Hall
Wheelchair women's singles
Japan Mie Yaosa
Wheelchair men's doubles
Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan / Austria Martin Legner
Wheelchair women's doubles
Netherlands Maaike Smit / France Florence Gravellier
Boys' singles
United States Donald Young
Girls' singles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Boys' doubles
South Korea Kim Sun-yong / Chinese Taipei Yi Chu-huan
Girls' doubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka / New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Men's legends doubles
Australia Richard Fromberg / Sweden Mats Wilander
Legends mixed doubles
Australia Nicole Bradtke / Australia Roy Emerson
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Men's singlesEdit

  Marat Safin defeated   Lleyton Hewitt, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Safin's 1st title of the year, and his 15th overall. It was his 2nd career Grand Slam title, his 1st Australian Open title and the last championship of his career. Safin became the second Russian player to win the Australian Open men's singles title, following Yevgeny Kafelnikov's victory in 1999.

Women's singlesEdit

  Serena Williams defeated   Lindsay Davenport, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Williams's 1st title of the year, and her 26th overall. It was her 7th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title. The final featured a long injury time out for Williams in the second set at 3-3.[1][2]

Men's doublesEdit

  Wayne Black /   Kevin Ullyett defeated   Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–4

Women's doublesEdit

  Svetlana Kuznetsova /   Alicia Molik defeated   Lindsay Davenport /   Corina Morariu, 6–3, 6–4

Mixed doublesEdit

  Samantha Stosur /   Scott Draper defeated   Liezel Huber /   Kevin Ullyett, 6–2, 2–6, [10–6]


Boys' singlesEdit

  Donald Young defeated   Kim Sun-yong, 6–2, 6–4

Girls' singlesEdit

  Victoria Azarenka defeated   Ágnes Szávay, 6–2, 6–2

Boys' doublesEdit

  Kim Sun-yong /   Yi Chu-huan defeated   Thiemo de Bakker /   Donald Young, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' doublesEdit

  Victoria Azarenka /   Marina Erakovic defeated   Nikola Fraňková /   Ágnes Szávay, 6–0, 6–2


Men's doublesEdit

Mixed doublesEdit


Men's singlesEdit

  David Hall defeated   Robin Ammerlaan, 7–5, 3–6, 6-1

Women's singlesEdit

  Mie Yaosa defeated   Maaike Smit, 7–6(5), 6-1

Men's doublesEdit

  Robin Ammerlaan /   Martin Legner defeated   David Hall /   Anthony Bonaccurso, 6–4, 6–3

Women's doublesEdit

  Maaike Smit /   Florence Gravellier defeated   Yuka Chokyu /   Mie Yaosa, 6–3, 6-3


Withdrawals:   Justine Henin-Hardenne,[4]   Kim Clijsters,   Jennifer Capriati[5]


  1. ^ "Serena Williams overcomes rib injury". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Serena outlasts exhausted Davenport". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Australian Open Championship Matches". Philadelphia Daily News. 31 January 2005. p. 76.
  4. ^ "No Title Defense for Henin-Hardenne". The New York Times. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Capriati out of Australian Open". The Age. Melbourne. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2009.

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