2014 Australian Open
The 2014 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between 13–26 January 2014. 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|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Łukasz Kubot / Robert Lindstedt|
|Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci|
|Kristina Mladenovic / Daniel Nestor|
|Lucas Miedler / Bradley Mousley|
|Anhelina Kalinina / Elizaveta Kulichkova|
|Men's Legends Doubles|
|Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde|
|Women's Legends Doubles|
|Nicole Bradtke / Rennae Stubbs|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Quad Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley|
|Wheelchair Quad Doubles|
|Andrew Lapthorne / David Wagner|
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. 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.
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.
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. Some outside court matches were shown on Fox Sports on Foxtel.
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||Round of 64||Round of 1281||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|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.
- • It was Wawrinka's 1st career Major title.
- • It was Li's 2nd and last career Major title and her 1st and only title in Australian Open.
- • It was Kubot and Lindstedt's 1st career Major doubles title.
- • It was Errani and Vinci's 4th career Major doubles title and their 2nd respective title in Australian Open.
- • 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.
- Elizaveta Kulichkova defeated Jana Fett, 6–2, 6–1
Legends' Men DoublesEdit
Legends Women's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Quad SinglesEdit
- David Wagner defeated Lucas Sithole, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Quad DoublesEdit
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.
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points Before||Points defending||Points won||Points After||Status|
|1||1||Rafael Nadal||Runner-up, lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|2||2||Novak Djokovic||Quarterfinals lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|3||3||David Ferrer||Quarterfinals lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|4||4||Andy Murray||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|5||5||Juan Martín del Potro||Second Round lost to Roberto Bautista Agut|
|6||6||Roger Federer||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|7||7||Tomáš Berdych||Semifinals lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|8||8||Stanislas Wawrinka||Champion, won against Rafael Nadal |
|9||9||Richard Gasquet||Third Round lost to Tommy Robredo |
|10||10||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Fourth Round lost to Roger Federer |
|11||11||Milos Raonic||Third Round lost to Grigor Dimitrov |
|12||12||Tommy Haas||First Round retired vs. Guillermo García-López|
|13||13||John Isner||First Round retired vs. Martin Kližan [LL]|
|14||15||Mikhail Youzhny||Second Round lost to Florian Mayer|
|15||16||Fabio Fognini||Fourth Round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|16||17||Kei Nishikori||Fourth Round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|17||18||Tommy Robredo||Fourth Round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|18||19||Gilles Simon||Third Round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|19||20||Kevin Anderson||Fourth Round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|20||21||Jerzy Janowicz||Third Round lost to Florian Mayer|
||Withdrew because of hamstring injury|
|22||23||Grigor Dimitrov||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|23||25||Ernests Gulbis||Second Round lost to Sam Querrey|
|24||26||Andreas Seppi||Second Round lost to Donald Young|
|25||27||Gaël Monfils||Third Round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|26||28||Feliciano López||Third Round lost to Andy Murray |
|27||29||Benoît Paire||Third Round lost to Roberto Bautista Agut|
|28||30||Vasek Pospisil||Third Round withdrew vs. Stanislas Wawrinka |
|29||31||Jérémy Chardy||Third Round lost to David Ferrer |
|30||32||Dmitry Tursunov||Second Round lost to Denis Istomin|
|31||33||Fernando Verdasco||Second Round lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili|
|32||34||Ivan Dodig||Second Round retired vs. Damir Džumhur [Q]|
|Rank||Player||Points Before||Points won||Points After||Withdrew due to|
|14||Nicolás Almagro||Right shoulder injury|
|29||Jürgen Melzer||Shoulder injury|
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points Before||Points won||Points After||Status|
|1||1||Serena Williams||Fourth Round lost to Ana Ivanovic |
|2||2||Victoria Azarenka||Quarterfinals lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|3||3||Maria Sharapova||Fourth Round lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|4||4||Li Na||Champion, won against Dominika Cibulková |
|5||5||Agnieszka Radwańska||Semifinals lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|6||6||Petra Kvitová||First Round lost to Luksika Kumkhum|
|7||7||Sara Errani||First Round lost to Julia Görges|
|8||8||Jelena Janković||Fourth Round lost to Simona Halep |
|9||9||Angelique Kerber||Fourth Round lost to Flavia Pennetta |
|10||10||Caroline Wozniacki||Third Round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|11||11||Simona Halep||Quarterfinals lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|12||12||Roberta Vinci||First Round lost to Zheng Jie|
|13||13||Sloane Stephens||Fourth Round lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|14||14||Ana Ivanovic||Quarterfinals lost to Eugenie Bouchard |
|15||15||Sabine Lisicki||Second Round lost to Monica Niculescu|
|16||16||Carla Suárez Navarro||Third Round lost to Dominika Cibulková |
|17||17||Samantha Stosur||Third Round lost to Ana Ivanovic |
|18||19||Kirsten Flipkens||Second Round lost to Casey Dellacqua [WC]|
|19||20||Svetlana Kuznetsova||First Round lost to Elina Svitolina|
|20||21||Dominika Cibulková||Runner-up, lost to Li Na |
|21||22||Sorana Cîrstea||First Round lost to Marina Erakovic|
|22||23||Ekaterina Makarova||Fourth Round lost to Li Na |
|23||24||Elena Vesnina||First Round lost to Alison Riske|
|24||25||Kaia Kanepi||First Round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|25||26||Alizé Cornet||Third Round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|26||27||Lucie Šafářová||Third Round lost to Li Na |
|Withdrew because of hip injury|
|28||29||Flavia Pennetta||Quarterfinals lost to Li Na |
|29||30||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Third Round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|30||31||Eugenie Bouchard||Semifinals lost to Li Na |
|31||32||Daniela Hantuchová||Third Round lost to Serena Williams |
|32||33||Magdaléna Rybáriková||Second Round lost to Kurumi Nara|
|33||34||Bojana Jovanovski||Second Round lost to Yvonne Meusburger|
|Rank||Player||Points Before||Points won||Points After||Withdrew due to|
|18||Maria Kirilenko||Ankle injury|
Main draw wildcard entriesEdit
Main draw qualifier entriesEdit
The following players received entry from a lucky loser spot:
The following player 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, suspensions or personal reasons.
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