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The 2006 Australian Open was played between 16 and 29 January 2006.

2006 Australian Open
Date16 – 29 January
Edition94th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
China Yan Zi / China Zheng Jie
Mixed Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Mahesh Bhupathi
Boys' Singles
France Alexandre Sidorenko
Girls' Singles
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Boys' Doubles
Poland Błażej Koniusz / Poland Grzegorz Panfil
Girls' Doubles
Canada Sharon Fichman / Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Men's Legends Doubles
Australia John Fitzgerald / Australia Todd Woodbridge
Legends Mixed Doubles
Australia Phil Dent / Australia Dianne Balestrat
Wheelchair Men's Singles
France Michael Jeremiasz
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan / Austria Martin Legner
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Jiske Griffioen
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Tim Henman and Dmitry Tursunov playing on the Margaret Court Arena in the first round.

Marat Safin could not defend his 2005 title, due to an injury he suffered in late 2005. Roger Federer won his second Australian Open title, defeating Marcos Baghdatis in the final in four sets. Serena Williams was unsuccessful in defending her 2005 title, losing in the third round against Daniela Hantuchová. Amélie Mauresmo won her first Australian Open title, defeating 2004 champion Justine Henin in the final; Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire at 1–6, 0–2 down due to a stomach virus. It began Henin-Hardenne's run of reaching the final of all four Grand Slam events, winning the French Open.

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LeadupEdit

Several leading men's players declined to attend the Open due to injury, including Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal and defending champion Marat Safin. The women's tournament had no absentees among the top 20 ranked players.

It was Martina Hingis' first grand slam event in her comeback to the game. Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams were among those who welcomed her return to the circuit as a positive step forward for women's tennis.

Day-by-day schedulesEdit

Day 1 (16 January)Edit

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Lindsay Davenport [1]   Casey Dellacqua [WC] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   David Nalbandian [4]   Danai Udomchoke [Q] 6–2, 6–2, 1–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round   Maria Sharapova [4]   Sandra Kloesel 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round   Serena Williams [13]   Li Na 6–3, 6–7 (1–7), 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Andy Roddick [2]   Michael Lammer [Q] 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
|Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Robby Ginepri [13]   Jürgen Melzer 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Tsvetana Pironkova   Venus Williams [10] 2–6, 6–0, 9–7
Men's Singles 1st Round   Ivan Ljubičić [7]   Chris Guccione [WC] 7–6 (7–5), 6–4, 7–6 (7–3)
Women's Singles 1st Round   Justine Henin-Hardenne [8]   Marta Domachowska 6–2, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Gastón Gaudio [8]   Răzvan Sabău 6–2, 5–0 ret.
Women's Singles 1st Round   Virginie Razzano   Jelena Dokić [WC] 3–6, 7–6 (8–6), 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   Guillermo García-López   Taylor Dent [27] 7–6 (7–4), 6–3, 7–6 (7–4)
Men's Singles 1st Round   Dmitry Tursunov   Tim Henman 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5

Day 2 (17 January)Edit

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Roger Federer [1]   Denis Istomin [WC] 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Amélie Mauresmo [3]   Sun Tiantian 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Lleyton Hewitt [3]   Robin Vik 6–4, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6 (7–4), 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round   Martina Hingis [WC]   Vera Zvonareva [30] 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Sébastien Grosjean [25]   Mark Philippoussis [WC] 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Mary Pierce [5]   Nicole Pratt {WC] 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   Tommy Haas   Richard Gasquet [14] 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Juan Ignacio Chela   Andy Murray 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round   Kim Clijsters [2]   Cho Yoon-jeong 6–3, 6–0
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round   Guillermo Coria [6]   Victor Hănescu 6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round   Samantha Stosur   Séverine Brémond 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. [Q]   Fernando González [9] 4–6, 7–6 (8–6), 6–3, 6–7 (3–7), 7–5
Men's Singles 1st Round   Juan Carlos Ferrero [15]   Tomáš Zíb 7–5, 6–0, 6–2

Day 3 (18 January)Edit

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Ivan Ljubičić [7]   Philipp Kohlschreiber 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Justine Henin-Hardenne [8]   Hana Šromová 7–6 (7–2), 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Andy Roddick [2]   Wesley Moodie 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Maria Sharapova [4]   Ashley Harkleroad [Q] 6–1, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round   David Nalbandian [4]   Stanislas Wawrinka 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Matches on Vodafone Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Lindsay Davenport [1]   Karolina Šprem 7–6 (7–4), 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Mario Ančić [18]   Jan Hernych 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Serena Williams [13]   Camille Pin 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round   James Blake [20]   Jean-Christophe Faurel [Q] 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Denis Gremelmayr [Q]   Robby Ginepri [13] 2–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Daniela Hantuchová [17]   Akgul Amanmuradova [WC] 6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Gilles Simon [Q]   Tomáš Berdych [19] 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Thomas Johansson [10]   Xavier Malisse 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

FinalsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Roger Federer defeated   Marcos Baghdatis,[1] 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2

  • It was Federer's 2nd title of the year, and his 35th overall. It was his 7th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd Australian Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Amélie Mauresmo defeated   Justine Henin, 6–1, 2–0, retired

  • It was Mauresmo's 1st title of the year, and her 20th overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan defeated   Martin Damm /   Leander Paes, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Women's DoublesEdit

  Yan Zi /   Zheng Jie[2] defeated   Samantha Stosur /   Lisa Raymond, 2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Martina Hingis /   Mahesh Bhupathi defeated   Elena Likhovtseva /   Daniel Nestor, 6–3, 6–3

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Alexandre Sidorenko defeated   Nick Lindahl, 6–3, 7–6(4)

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated   Caroline Wozniacki,[Note 1] 1–6, 6–2, 6–3

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Błażej Koniusz /   Grzegorz Panfil defeated   Kellen Damico /   Nathaniel Schnugg, 7–6(5), 6–3

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Sharon Fichman /   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated   Alizé Cornet /   Corinna Dentoni, 6–2, 6–2

LegendsEdit

Men's DoublesEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

WheelchairEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Michael Jeremiasz defeated   Satoshi Saida, 5–7, 6–4, 6-3

Women's SinglesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Jiske Griffioen, 6-4, 6-0

Men's DoublesEdit

  Robin Ammerlaan /   Martin Legner defeated   Michael Jeremiasz /   Satoshi Saida, 3–6, 6–3 7–6(5)

Women's DoublesEdit

  Jiske Griffioen /   Esther Vergeer defeated   Yuka Chokyu /   Mie Yaosa, 6-2, 6-0

SeedsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Player Result
1   Roger Federer Winner
2   Andy Roddick lost in R16 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
3   Lleyton Hewitt lost in R64 (to Juan Ignacio Chela)
4   David Nalbandian lost in SF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
5   Nikolay Davydenko lost in QF (to Roger Federer)
6   Guillermo Coria lost in R32 (to Sébastien Grosjean)
7   Ivan Ljubičić lost in QF (to Marcos Baghdatis)
8   Gastón Gaudio lost in R32 (to Fabrice Santoro)
9   Fernando González lost in R128 (to Alex Bogomolov, Jr.)
10   Thomas Johansson lost in R16 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
11   David Ferrer lost in R16 (to Fabrice Santoro)
12   Dominik Hrbatý lost in R16 (to Nikolay Davydenko)
13   Robby Ginepri lost in R64 (to Denis Gremelmayr)
14   Richard Gasquet lost in R128 (to Tommy Haas)
15   Juan Carlos Ferrero lost in R32 (to Nicolas Kiefer)
16   Tommy Robredo lost in R16 (to David Nalbandian)
17   Radek Štěpánek lost in R64 (to Marcos Baghdatis)
18   Mario Ančić lost in R32 (to David Ferrer)
19   Tomáš Berdych lost in R64 (to Gilles Simon)
20   James Blake lost in R32 (to Tommy Robredo)
21   Nicolas Kiefer lost in SF (to Roger Federer)
22   Gaël Monfils lost in R128 (to Luis Horna)
23   Igor Andreev lost in R32 (to Dominik Hrbatý)
24   Olivier Rochus lost in R64 (to Peter Luczak)
25   Sébastien Grosjean lost in QF (to Nicolas Kiefer)
26   Jarkko Nieminen lost in R32 (to David Nalbandian)
27   Taylor Dent lost in R128 (to Guillermo García-López)
28   Fernando Verdasco lost in R64 (to Kristof Vliegen)
29   Filippo Volandri lost in R128 (to Nathan Healey)
30   Max Mirnyi lost in R32 (to Roger Federer)
31   Feliciano López lost in R32 (to Ivan Ljubičić)
32   Carlos Moyá lost in R128 (to Andrei Pavel)

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Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Player Result
1   Lindsay Davenport lost in QF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
2   Kim Clijsters lost in SF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
3   Amélie Mauresmo Winner
4   Maria Sharapova lost in SF (to Justine Henin-Hardenne)
5   Mary Pierce lost in R64 (to Iveta Benešová)
6   Nadia Petrova lost in QF (to Maria Sharapova)
7   Patty Schnyder lost in QF (to Amélie Mauresmo)
8   Justine Henin-Hardenne lost in Final (to Amélie Mauresmo)
9   Elena Dementieva lost in R128 (to Julia Schruff)
10   Venus Williams lost in R128 (to Tsvetana Pironkova)
11   Nathalie Dechy lost in R128 (to Yan Zi)
12   Anastasia Myskina lost in R16 (to Patty Schnyder)
13   Serena Williams lost in R32 (to Daniela Hantuchová)
14   Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in R16 (to Lindsay Davenport)
15   Francesca Schiavone lost in R16 (to Kim Clijsters)
16   Nicole Vaidišová lost in R16 (to Amélie Mauresmo)
17   Daniela Hantuchová lost in R16 (to Maria Sharapova)
18   Elena Likhovtseva lost in R64 (to Virginia Ruano Pascual)
19   Dinara Safina lost in R64 (to Sofia Arvidsson)
20   Flavia Pennetta lost in R32 (to Nicole Vaidišová)
21   Ana Ivanovic lost in R64 (to Samantha Stosur)
22   Anna-Lena Grönefeld lost in R64 (to María Sánchez Lorenzo)
23   Jelena Janković lost in R64 (to Olga Savchuk)
24   Tatiana Golovin lost in R128 (to Mara Santangelo)
25   Maria Kirilenko lost in R32 (to Lindsay Davenport)
26   Ai Sugiyama lost in R128 (to Conchita Martínez Granados)
27   Marion Bartoli lost in R64 (to Roberta Vinci)
28   Anabel Medina Garrigues lost in R128 (to Zuzana Ondrášková)
29   Klára Koukalová lost in R128 (to Ekaterina Bychkova)
30   Vera Zvonareva lost in R128 (to Martina Hingis)
31   Gisela Dulko lost in R64 (to Aiko Nakamura)
32   Sania Mirza lost in R64 (to Michaëlla Krajicek)

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AttendanceEdit

Day Day Session Night Session Total
1 36,890 12,855 49,745
2 42,533 15,300 57,833
3 40,291 16,391 56,682
4 37,668 17,728 55,396
5 32,664 15,454 48,118
6 41,247 15,439 56,686
7 22,679 14,958 37,637
8 25,350 15,033 40,383
9 19,385 15,115 34,500
10 17,570 14,542 32,112
11 15,954 14,943 30,897
12 16,303 16,303
13 15,452 15,452
14 18,806 18,806
Total 382,792 167,758 550,550

[4]

WithdrawalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baghdatis became the first Cypriot tennis player (male or female) to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
  2. ^ Yan and Zheng won the first ever Chinese Grand Slam title.
  3. ^ Pye, John (27 January 2006). "Federer favored; Baghdatis believing". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. C07.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 5 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wozniacki made the final of the Women's Singles in 2018, defeating Simona Halep in the final in three sets.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2005 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2006 French Open