2013 Australian Open
The 2013 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 14 to 27 January 2013. It was the 101st edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.
All four of the main events in singles and same-sex doubles were won by the top seeds—Novak Djokovic in men's singles, Victoria Azarenka in women's singles, Bob and Mike Bryan in men's doubles, and Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in women's doubles. This year's Australian Open was the first Grand Slam event since that tournament's 2004 edition in which the women's singles and doubles were won by the top seeds, and the first Grand Slam event since the 1997 Wimbledon Championships in which the men's and women's singles and doubles were all won by the top seeds. In addition, this year's Australian Open remains the most recent Grand Slam where the men's and women's singles titles were both successfully defended.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Q||Q3|
|Men's Singles||Men's Doubles||Women's Singles||Women's Doubles||Quad Singles||Quad Doubles|
The 2013 Australian Open featured a significant increase in prize money in comparison with previous years, with all players competing for a share of AUD$30 million, becoming the highest paying tournament of all time. This was the result of an ATP players' meeting, primarily focusing on the money received by players who exit the competition in the earlier rounds. All prize money is in Australian dollars (AUD).
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||$135,500||$67,500||$33,900||$15,500||$7,800||$3,800||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
* per team
- • It was Djokovic's 6th career Grand Slam singles title and his 4th title at the Australian Open (a record).
- • It was Azarenka's 2nd career Grand Slam singles title and her 2nd (consecutive) title at the Australian Open.
- • It was Bob and Mike's 13th career Grand Slam doubles title and their 6th title at the Australian Open. The victory also gave them sole possession of the all-time record for Grand Slam men's doubles titles by a team.
- • It was Errani's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the Australian Open.
- • It was Vinci's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the Australian Open.
- • It was Gajdošová's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
- • It was Ebden's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit
Aniek van Koot defeated Sabine Ellerbrock 6–1, 1–6, 7–5
Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit
Seeds and Rankings are as of 7 January 2013 and Points are as of 14 January 2013.
|Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||Champion, won in the final against Andy Murray |
|2||2||Roger Federer||Semifinals lost to Andy Murray |
|3||3||Andy Murray||Runner-up, lost to Novak Djokovic |
|4||5||David Ferrer||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|5||6||Tomáš Berdych||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|6||7||Juan Martín del Potro||Third Round lost to Jérémy Chardy|
|7||8||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|8||9||Janko Tipsarević||Fourth Round lost to Nicolás Almagro |
|9||10||Richard Gasquet||Fourth Round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|10||11||Nicolás Almagro||Quarterfinals lost to David Ferrer |
|11||12||Juan Mónaco||First Round lost to Andrey Kuznetsov|
|12||14||Marin Čilić||Third Round lost to Andreas Seppi |
|13||15||Milos Raonic||Fourth Round lost to Roger Federer |
|14||16||Gilles Simon||Fourth Round lost to Andy Murray |
|15||17||Stanislas Wawrinka||Fourth Round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|16||18||Kei Nishikori||Fourth Round lost to David Ferrer |
|17||19||Philipp Kohlschreiber||Third Round lost to Milos Raonic |
|18||20||Alexandr Dolgopolov||First Round lost to Gaël Monfils|
|19||21||Tommy Haas||First Round lost to Jarkko Nieminen|
|20||22||Sam Querrey||Third Round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|21||23||Andreas Seppi||Fourth Round lost to Jérémy Chardy|
|22||24||Fernando Verdasco||Third Round lost to Kevin Anderson|
|23||25||Mikhail Youzhny||Second Round lost to Evgeny Donskoy|
|24||26||Jerzy Janowicz||Third Round lost to Nicolás Almagro |
|25||28||Florian Mayer||Second Round lost to Ričardas Berankis (Q)|
|26||29||Jürgen Melzer||Third Round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|27||30||Martin Kližan||First Round lost to Daniel Brands [Q]|
|28||31||Marcos Baghdatis||Third Round lost to David Ferrer |
|29||32||Thomaz Bellucci||First Round lost to Blaz Kavčič|
|30||33||Radek Štěpánek||Third Round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|31||34||Marcel Granollers||Second Round lost to Jérémy Chardy|
|32||35||Julien Benneteau||Third Round lost to Janko Tipsarević |
Withdrawn players (Men's Singles)Edit
|Rank||Player||Points||Points Won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|4||Rafael Nadal||Stomach virus|
|13||John Isner||Knee injury|
|27||Mardy Fish||Health reasons|
|Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Victoria Azarenka||Champion, won in the final against Li Na |
|2||2||Maria Sharapova||Semifinals lost to Li Na |
|3||3||Serena Williams||Quarterfinals lost to Sloane Stephens |
|4||4||Agnieszka Radwańska||Quarterfinals lost to Li Na |
|5||5||Angelique Kerber||Fourth Round lost to Ekaterina Makarova |
|6||6||Li Na||Runner-up, lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|7||7||Sara Errani||First Round lost to Carla Suárez Navarro|
|8||8||Petra Kvitová||Second Round lost to Laura Robson|
|9||9||Samantha Stosur||Second Round lost to Zheng Jie|
|10||10||Caroline Wozniacki||Fourth Round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|11||11||Marion Bartoli||Third Round lost to Ekaterina Makarova |
|12||12||Nadia Petrova||First Round lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm|
|13||13||Ana Ivanovic||Fourth Round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|14||14||Maria Kirilenko||Fourth Round lost to Serena Williams |
|15||15||Dominika Cibulková||Second Round lost to Valeria Savinykh [Q]|
|16||16||Roberta Vinci||Third Round lost to Elena Vesnina|
|17||17||Lucie Šafářová||Second Round lost to Bojana Jovanovski|
|18||18||Julia Görges||Fourth Round lost to Li Na |
|19||19||Ekaterina Makarova||Quarterfinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|20||20||Yanina Wickmayer||Third Round lost to Maria Kirilenko |
|21||21||Varvara Lepchenko||Second Round lost to Elena Vesnina|
|22||22||Jelena Janković||Third Round lost to Ana Ivanovic |
|23||23||Klára Zakopalová||Second Round lost to Kirsten Flipkens|
|24||24||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||First Round lost to Lesia Tsurenko [Q]|
|25||25||Venus Williams||Third Round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|26||26||Hsieh Su-wei||Second Round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|27||27||Sorana Cîrstea||Third Round lost to Li Na |
|28||28||Yaroslava Shvedova||First Round lost to Annika Beck|
|29||29||Sloane Stephens||Semifinals lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|30||30||Tamira Paszek||Second Round lost to Madison Keys [WC]|
|31||31||Urszula Radwańska||First Round lost to Jamie Hampton|
|32||32||Mona Barthel||First Round lost to Ksenia Pervak|
Main Draw Wildcard EntriesEdit
Main Draw Qualifiers EntriesEdit
The following players received entry from a lucky loser spot:
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.
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