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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 Stan 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
← 2013 · Australian Open · 2015 →

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   Stan Wawrinka [8]
2 2   Novak Djokovic 12,260 2,000 360 10,620 Quarterfinals lost to   Stan 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   Stan Wawrinka [8]
8 8   Stan Wawrinka 3,890 180 2,000 5,710 Champion, defeated   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 against   Guillermo García López
13 13   John Isner 2,310 0 10 2,320 First round retired against   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   Stan Wawrinka [8]
18 19   Gilles Simon 1,790 180 90 1,700 Third round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
19 21   Kevin Anderson 1,580 180 180 1,580 Fourth round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
20 20   Jerzy Janowicz 1,615 90 90 1,615 Third round lost to   Florian Mayer
21 23   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,420 90 0 1,330 Withdrew due to hamstring injury
22 22   Grigor Dimitrov 1,460 10 360 1,810 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
23 24   Ernests Gulbis 1,418 (20) 45 1,443 Second round lost to   Sam Querrey
24 25   Andreas Seppi 1,360 180 45 1,225 Second round lost to   Donald Young
25 32   Gaël Monfils 1,245 90 90 1,245 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
26 27   Feliciano López 1,310 45 90 1,355 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [4]
27 28   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 due to back injury
29 31   Jérémy Chardy 1,255 360 90 985 Third round lost to   David Ferrer [3]
30 26   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 against   Damir Džumhur [Q]

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2013. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew before the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
14   Nicolás Almagro 2,290 360 1,930 Right shoulder injury[7]
29   Jürgen Melzer 1,290 90 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, defeated   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 24   Dominika Cibulková 1,856 100 1,300 3,056 Runner-up, lost to   Li Na [4]
21 21   Sorana Cîrstea 2,170 160 10 2,020 First round lost to   Marina Erakovic
22 22   Ekaterina Makarova 2,061 500 240 1,801 Fourth round lost to   Li Na [4]
23 28   Elena Vesnina 1,745 280 10 1,475 First round lost to   Alison Riske
24 23   Kaia Kanepi 1,922 0 10 1,932 First round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
25 25   Alizé Cornet 1,840 100 130 1,870 Third round lost to   Maria Sharapova [3]
26 26   Lucie Šafářová 1,775 100 130 1,805 Third round lost to   Li Na [4]
27 27   Jamie Hampton 1,761 160 0 1,601 Withdrew due to 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 33   Daniela Hantuchová 1,475 5 130 1,600 Third round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
32 35   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

The following player would have been seeded, but not entered before the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
18   Maria Kirilenko 2,605 280 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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  3. ^ "First Glimpse of new-look Margaret Court Arena". Tennis.com.au. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Australian Open 2014: guide". tvtonight. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Australian Open prize money increased to almost £20m in £1.7m jump". Telepgraph.co.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Prize Money". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Almagro si ritira dagli Australian Open". corrieretennis.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Australian Open: Jurgen Melzer withdraws with shoulder injury". SkySports.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Maria Kirilenko withdraws from Australian Open 2014". TennisWorldUSA.org. Retrieved 6 January 2014.

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