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The 2014 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between 13–26 January 2014.[1] It was the 102nd edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament 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.

2014 Australian Open
Date13–26 January
Edition102nd
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize moneyA$33,000,000
SurfaceHard (Plexicushion)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Attendance643,280
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Women's Singles
China Li Na
Men's Doubles
Poland Łukasz Kubot / Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Women's Doubles
Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles
France Kristina Mladenovic / Canada Daniel Nestor
Boys' Singles
Germany Alexander Zverev
Girls' Singles
Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova
Boys' Doubles
Austria Lucas Miedler / Australia Bradley Mousley
Girls' Doubles
Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina / Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova
Men's Legends Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Legends Doubles
Australia Nicole Bradtke / Australia Rennae Stubbs
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Germany Sabine Ellerbrock
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United States David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne / United States David Wagner
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Li Na won the women's singles, beating Dominika Cibulková in the final. Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final to win his first grand slam title. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci defended their women's doubles title with a victory over Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Łukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt took the men's doubles title with a victory over Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen. The mixed doubles were won by Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor, with Sania Mirza and Horia Tecău the runners-up.

Both defending singles champions lost in the quarterfinals, the first time in the open era.[2] Novak Djokovic was the three-time defending champion in the men's singles, but failed to defend his title, losing to eventual champion Wawrinka. Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka also failed to defend her title in the women's singles, losing to Agnieszka Radwańska. In addition, the men's doubles defending champions Bob & Mike Bryan also failed to defend their title, while Errani and Vinci managed to retain their title. As in previous years, this tournament's title sponsor was Kia.

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TournamentEdit

 
Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open take place

The 2014 Australian Open was the 102nd edition of the tournament and was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2014 ATP World Tour and the 2014 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and also singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 16 courts, including the three main showcourts: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena. The latter was undergoing refurbishment, as part of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment project.[3]

BroadcastEdit

In Australia, all matches were broadcast live by the Seven Network. The majority of matches were shown on the network's primary channel Channel Seven, however during news programming nationwide and most night matches in Perth, coverage shifted to 7Two. Coverage was presented by Johanna Griggs, Jim Wilson, Matt White, Hamish McLachlan and Basil Zempilas, with commentary from Bruce McAvaney, Jim Courier, Sam Smith, Todd Woodbridge, John Newcombe, Rennae Stubbs, Henri Leconte and John Fitzgerald. Lleyton Hewitt, who was competing in the tournament, would become a commentator if he is knocked out.[4] Some outside court matches were shown on Fox Sports on Foxtel.

Point and prize money distributionEdit

Point distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Senior pointsEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize moneyEdit

The Australian Open total prize money for 2014 was increased by three million Australian dollars to tournament record A$33,000,000.[5][6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$2,650,000 A$1,325,000 A$540,000 A$270,000 A$135,000 A$75,000 A$50,000 A$30,000 A$14,400 A$7,200 A$3,600
Doubles * A$520,000 A$260,000 A$130,000 A$65,000 A$36,000 A$21,000 A$13,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$135,500 A$67,750 A$33,900 A$15,500 A$7,800 A$3,800 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money is also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

Singles playersEdit

2014 Australian Open – Men's Singles

2014 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

 
Li Na and Stan Wawrinka photographed at the 2015 Australian Open with the trophies they won in 2014.

Men's SinglesEdit

• It was Wawrinka's 1st career Major title.

Women's SinglesEdit

• It was Li's 2nd and last career Major title and her 1st and only title in Australian Open.

Men's DoublesEdit

• It was Kubot and Lindstedt's 1st career Major doubles title.

Women's DoublesEdit

• It was Errani and Vinci's 4th career Major doubles title and their 2nd respective title in Australian Open.

Mixed DoublesEdit

• It was Nestor's 8th career Major mixed doubles title and his 4th title in Australian Open.
• It was Mladenovic's 3rd career Major mixed doubles title and her 1st title in Australian Open.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

Girls' SinglesEdit

Boys' DoublesEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

LegendsEdit

Legends' Men DoublesEdit

Legends Women's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair eventsEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seeding are arranged according to ATP and WTA rankings on 6 January 2014, while ranking and points before are as of 13 January 2014.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points Before Points defending Points won Points After Status
1 1   Rafael Nadal
13,130
0
1,200
14,330
Runner-up, lost to   Stanislas Wawrinka [8]
2 2   Novak Djokovic
12,260
2,000
360
10,620
Quarterfinals lost to   Stanislas Wawrinka [8]
3 3   David Ferrer
5,640
720
360
5,280
Quarterfinals lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
4 4   Andy Murray
5,560
1,200
360
4,720
Quarterfinals lost to   Roger Federer [6]
5 5   Juan Martín del Potro
5,415
90
45
5,370
Second Round lost to   Roberto Bautista Agut
6 6   Roger Federer
4,355
720
720
4,355
Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
7 7   Tomáš Berdych
4,180
360
720
4,540
Semifinals lost to   Stanislas Wawrinka [8]
8 8   Stanislas Wawrinka
3,890
180
2,000
5,710
Champion, won against   Rafael Nadal [1]
9 9   Richard Gasquet
3,140
180
90
3,050
Third Round lost to   Tommy Robredo [17]
10 10   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3,065
360
180
2,885
Fourth Round lost to   Roger Federer [6]
11 11   Milos Raonic
2,860
180
90
2,770
Third Round lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [22]
12 12   Tommy Haas
2,435
10
10
2,435
First Round retired vs.   Guillermo García-López
13 13   John Isner
2,310
0
10
2,320
First Round retired vs.   Martin Kližan [LL]
14 15   Mikhail Youzhny
2,145
45
45
2,145
Second Round lost to   Florian Mayer
15 16   Fabio Fognini
1,930
10
180
2,100
Fourth Round lost to   Novak Djokovic [2]
16 17   Kei Nishikori
1,915
180
180
1,915
Fourth Round lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
17 18   Tommy Robredo
1,810
10
180
1,980
Fourth Round lost to   Stanislas Wawrinka [8]
18 19   Gilles Simon
1,790
180
90
1,700
Third Round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
19 20   Kevin Anderson
1,580
180
180
1,580
Fourth Round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
20 21   Jerzy Janowicz
1,615
90
90
1,615
Third Round lost to   Florian Mayer
21 22   Philipp Kohlschreiber
1,420
90
0
1,330
Withdrew because of hamstring injury
22 23   Grigor Dimitrov
1,460
10
360
1,810
Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
23 25   Ernests Gulbis
1,418
(20)
45
1,443
Second Round lost to   Sam Querrey
24 26   Andreas Seppi
1,360
180
45
1,225
Second Round lost to   Donald Young
25 27   Gaël Monfils
1,245
90
90
1,245
Third Round lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
26 28   Feliciano López
1,310
45
90
1,355
Third Round lost to   Andy Murray [4]
27 29   Benoît Paire
1,300
10
90
1,380
Third Round lost to   Roberto Bautista Agut
28 30   Vasek Pospisil
1,289
(20)
90
1,359
Third Round withdrew vs.   Stanislas Wawrinka [8]
29 31   Jérémy Chardy
1,255
360
90
985
Third Round lost to   David Ferrer [3]
30 32   Dmitry Tursunov
1,314
(45)
45
1,314
Second Round lost to   Denis Istomin
31 33   Fernando Verdasco
1,235
90
45
1,190
Second Round lost to   Teymuraz Gabashvili
32 34   Ivan Dodig
1,190
90
45
1,145
Second Round retired vs.   Damir Džumhur [Q]

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Withdrew due to
14   Nicolás Almagro
2,290
360
0
1,930
Right shoulder injury[7]
29   Jürgen Melzer
1,290
90
0
1,200
Shoulder injury[8]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Status
1 1   Serena Williams
13,260
500
240
13,000
Fourth Round lost to   Ana Ivanovic [14]
2 2   Victoria Azarenka
8,151
2,000
430
6,581
Quarterfinals lost to   Agnieszka Radwańska [5]
3 3   Maria Sharapova
6,076
900
240
5,416
Fourth Round lost to   Dominika Cibulková [20]
4 4   Li Na
5,970
1,400
2,000
6,570
Champion, won against   Dominika Cibulková [20]
5 5   Agnieszka Radwańska
5,470
500
780
5,750
Semifinals lost to   Dominika Cibulková [20]
6 6   Petra Kvitová
4,835
100
10
4,745
First Round lost to   Luksika Kumkhum
7 7   Sara Errani
4,435
5
10
4,440
First Round lost to   Julia Görges
8 8   Jelena Janković
4,230
160
240
4,310
Fourth Round lost to   Simona Halep [11]
9 9   Angelique Kerber
4,070
280
240
4,030
Fourth Round lost to   Flavia Pennetta [28]
10 10   Caroline Wozniacki
3,520
280
130
3,370
Third Round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
11 11   Simona Halep
3,335
5
430
3,760
Quarterfinals lost to   Dominika Cibulková [20]
12 12   Roberta Vinci
3,170
160
10
3,020
First Round lost to   Zheng Jie
13 13   Sloane Stephens
3,075
900
240
2,415
Fourth Round lost to   Victoria Azarenka [2]
14 14   Ana Ivanovic
3,010
280
430
3,160
Quarterfinals lost to   Eugenie Bouchard [30]
15 15   Sabine Lisicki
2,915
5
70
2,980
Second Round lost to   Monica Niculescu
16 16   Carla Suárez Navarro
2,775
160
130
2,745
Third Round lost to   Dominika Cibulková [20]
17 17   Samantha Stosur
2,675
100
130
2,705
Third Round lost to   Ana Ivanovic [14]
18 19   Kirsten Flipkens
2,465
280
70
2,255
Second Round lost to   Casey Dellacqua [WC]
19 20   Svetlana Kuznetsova
2,202
500
10
1,712
First Round lost to   Elina Svitolina
20 21   Dominika Cibulková
1,856
100
1,300
3,056
Runner-up, lost to   Li Na [4]
21 22   Sorana Cîrstea
2,170
160
10
2,020
First Round lost to   Marina Erakovic
22 23   Ekaterina Makarova
2,061
500
240
1,801
Fourth Round lost to   Li Na [4]
23 24   Elena Vesnina
1,745
280
10
1,475
First Round lost to   Alison Riske
24 25   Kaia Kanepi
1,922
0
10
1,932
First Round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
25 26   Alizé Cornet
1,840
100
130
1,870
Third Round lost to   Maria Sharapova [3]
26 27   Lucie Šafářová
1,775
100
130
1,805
Third Round lost to   Li Na [4]
27 28   Jamie Hampton
1,761
160
0
1,601
Withdrew because of hip injury
28 29   Flavia Pennetta
1,735
0
430
2,165
Quarterfinals lost to   Li Na [4]
29 30   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
1,715
5
130
1,840
Third Round lost to   Agnieszka Radwańska [5]
30 31   Eugenie Bouchard
1,629
(40)
780
2,369
Semifinals lost to   Li Na [4]
31 32   Daniela Hantuchová
1,475
5
130
1,600
Third Round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
32 33   Magdaléna Rybáriková
1,450
5
70
1,515
Second Round lost to   Kurumi Nara
33 34   Bojana Jovanovski
1,475
280
70
1,265
Second Round lost to   Yvonne Meusburger

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points Before
Points defending
Points won Points After Withdrew due to
18   Maria Kirilenko
2,605
280
0
2,325
Ankle injury[9]

Main draw wildcard entriesEdit

Main draw qualifier entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries, suspensions or personal reasons.

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Almagro si ritira dagli Australian Open". corrieretennis.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
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