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.
- 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 only the second Russian player to win the Australian Open men's singles title, following Yevgeny Kafelnikov's victory in 1999.
- 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 was noted for featuring a long injury time out for Williams in the second set at 3-3.
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