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The 2018 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played at Melbourne Park between 15–28 January 2018, and was the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2018 season. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players compete in singles and doubles tournaments. Roger Federer was the defending champion in the men's singles event and successfully retained his title (his sixth), defeating Marin Čilić in the final, while Caroline Wozniacki won the women's title, defeating Simona Halep in the final to win her first Grand Slam.

2018 Australian Open
Date15–28 January 2018
Edition106th
Open Era (50th)
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S / 64D /
Prize moneyA$55,000,000
SurfaceHard (Plexicushion)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Men's Doubles
Austria Oliver Marach / Croatia Mate Pavić
Women's Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / France Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles
Croatia Mate Pavić / Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Boys' Singles
United States Sebastian Korda
Girls' Singles
Chinese Taipei Liang En-shuo
Boys' Doubles
France Hugo Gaston / France Clément Tabur
Girls' Doubles
Chinese Taipei Liang En-shuo / China Wang Xinyu
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Marjolein Buis / Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / Australia Heath Davidson
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The tournament was the 106th edition of the event (the 50th edition of the Open Era). Additionally, it was the 200th Major tournament of the Open Era. It also marked the 30th anniversary of the Australian Open moving from the Kooyong Tennis Club to Melbourne Park.

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TournamentEdit

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

The 2018 Australian Open was the 106th 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 2018 ATP World Tour and the 2018 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 were 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 over a series of 25 courts, including the three main show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena.[1]

Point and prize money distributionEdit

Point distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points offered 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 2018 was increased by 10% to a tournament record A$55,000,000.

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$4,000,000 A$2,000,000 A$880,000 A$440,000 A$240,000 A$142,500 A$90,000 A$60,000 A$30,000 A$15,000 A$7,500
Doubles * A$750,000 A$375,000 A$185,000 A$90,000 A$45,000 A$22,500 A$14,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$160,000 A$80,000 A$40,000 A$20,000 A$10,000 A$5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Singles playersEdit

2018 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2018 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Women's SinglesEdit

Men's DoublesEdit

Women's DoublesEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

Girls' SinglesEdit

Boys' DoublesEdit

Girls' 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 have withdrawn from the event. Seedings are arranged according to ATP and WTA rankings on 8 January 2018, while ranking and points before are as of 15 January 2018. Points after are as of 29 January 2018.

Men's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Rafael Nadal 10,600 1,200 360 9,760 Quarterfinals retired against   Marin Čilić [6]
2 2   Roger Federer 9,605 2,000 2,000 9,605 Champion, defeated   Marin Čilić [6]
3 3   Grigor Dimitrov 4,990 720 360 4,630 Quarterfinals lost to   Kyle Edmund
4 4   Alexander Zverev 4,610 90 90 4,610 Third round lost to   Chung Hyeon
5 5   Dominic Thiem 4,060 180 180 4,060 Fourth round lost to   Tennys Sandgren
6 6   Marin Čilić 3,805 45 1,200 4,960 Runner-up, lost to   Roger Federer [2]
7 7   David Goffin 3,775 360 45 3,460 Second round lost to   Julien Benneteau
8 9   Jack Sock 2,960 90 10 2,880 First round lost to   Yūichi Sugita
9 8   Stan Wawrinka 3,060 720 45 2,385 Second round lost to   Tennys Sandgren
10 11   Pablo Carreño Busta 2,615 90 180 2,705 Fourth round lost to   Marin Čilić [6]
11 12   Kevin Anderson 2,610 0 10 2,620 First round lost to   Kyle Edmund
12 10   Juan Martín del Potro 2,725 0 90 2,815 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [19]
13 13   Sam Querrey 2,535 90 45 2,490 Second round lost to   Márton Fucsovics
14 14   Novak Djokovic 2,335 45 180 2,470 Fourth round lost to   Chung Hyeon
15 15   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,320 360 90 2,050 Third round lost to   Nick Kyrgios [17]
16 16   John Isner 2,265 45 10 2,230 First round lost to   Matthew Ebden
17 17   Nick Kyrgios 2,260 45 180 2,395 Fourth round lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [3]
18 18   Lucas Pouille 2,235 10 10 2,235 First round lost to   Ruben Bemelmans [Q]
19 20   Tomáš Berdych 2,050 90 360 2,320 Quarterfinals lost to   Roger Federer [2]
20 21   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,015 180 10 1,845 First round lost to   Fernando Verdasco
21 22   Albert Ramos Viñolas 1,845 10 90 1,925 Third round lost to   Novak Djokovic [14]
22 23   Milos Raonic 1,750 360 10 1,400 First round lost to   Lukáš Lacko
23 28   Gilles Müller 1,490 45 90 1,535 Third round lost to   Pablo Carreño Busta [10]
24 26   Diego Schwartzman 1,675 45 180 1,810 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
25 25   Fabio Fognini 1,715 45 180 1,850 Fourth round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [19]
26 27   Adrian Mannarino 1,625 10 90 1,705 Third round lost to   Dominic Thiem [5]
27 29   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,415 90 10 1,335 First round lost to   Yoshihito Nishioka [PR]
28 30   Damir Džumhur 1,391 10 90 1,471 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
29 31   Richard Gasquet 1,375 90 90 1,375 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [2]
30 32   Andrey Rublev 1,373 70+60 90+6 1,339 Third round lost to   Grigor Dimitrov [3]
31 34   Pablo Cuevas 1,345 10 45 1,380 Second round lost to   Ryan Harrison
32 35   Mischa Zverev 1,302 360 10 952 First round retired against   Chung Hyeon

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

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
19   Andy Murray 2,140 180 1,960 Hip injury
24   Kei Nishikori 1,735 180 1,555 Wrist injury

Women's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Simona Halep 6,425 10 1,300 7,715 Runner-up, lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [2]
2 2   Caroline Wozniacki 6,095 130 2,000 7,965 Champion, defeated   Simona Halep [1]
3 3   Garbiñe Muguruza 6,050 430 70 5,690 Second round lost to   Hsieh Su-wei
4 4   Elina Svitolina 5,785 130 430 6,085 Quarterfinals lost to   Elise Mertens
5 5   Venus Williams 5,568 1,300 10 4,278 First round lost to   Belinda Bencic
6 6   Karolína Plíšková 5,445 430 430 5,445 Quarterfinals lost to   Simona Halep [1]
7 7   Jeļena Ostapenko 4,901 130 130 4,901 Third round lost to   Anett Kontaveit [32]
8 8   Caroline Garcia 4,385 130 240 4,495 Fourth round lost to   Madison Keys [17]
9 10   Johanna Konta 3,185 430 70 2,825 Second round lost to   Bernarda Pera [LL]
10 9   CoCo Vandeweghe 3,204 780 10 2,434 First round lost to   Tímea Babos
11 11   Kristina Mladenovic 2,935 10 10 2,935 First round lost to   Ana Bogdan
12 12   Julia Görges 2,825 70 70 2,825 Second round lost to   Alizé Cornet
13 13   Sloane Stephens 2,803 0 10 2,813 First round lost to   Zhang Shuai
14 15   Anastasija Sevastova 2,600 130 70 2,540 Second round lost to   Maria Sharapova
15 18   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,485 430 70 2,125 Second round lost to   Kateryna Bondarenko
16 19   Elena Vesnina 2,220 130 70 2,160 Second round lost to   Naomi Osaka
17 20   Madison Keys 2,214 0 430 2,644 Quarterfinals lost to   Angelique Kerber [21]
18 17   Ashleigh Barty 2,486 130 130 2,486 Third round lost to   Naomi Osaka
19 21   Magdaléna Rybáriková 2,141 (18)[a] 240 2,363 Fourth round lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [2]
20 24   Barbora Strýcová 1,940 240 240 1,940 Fourth round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [6]
21 16   Angelique Kerber 2,491 240 780 3,031 Semifinals lost to   Simona Halep [1]
22 25   Daria Kasatkina 1,905 10 70 1,965 Second round lost to   Magda Linette
23 23   Daria Gavrilova 1,990 240 70 1,820 Second round lost to   Elise Mertens
24 26   Dominika Cibulková 1,860 130 10 1,740 First round lost to   Kaia Kanepi
25 27   Peng Shuai 1,765 70 10 1,705 First round lost to   Marta Kostyuk [Q]
26 35   Agnieszka Radwańska 1,510 70 130 1,570 Third round lost to   Hsieh Su-wei
27 28   Petra Kvitová 1,708 0 10 1,718 First round lost to   Andrea Petkovic
28 30   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1,618 780 70 908 Second round lost to   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
29 29   Lucie Šafářová 1,650 70 130 1,710 Third round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [6]
30 32   Kiki Bertens 1,605 10 130 1,725 Third round lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [2]
31 31   Ekaterina Makarova 1,605 240 10 1,375 First round lost to   Irina-Camelia Begu
32 33   Anett Kontaveit 1,560 10+80 240+30 1,740 Fourth round lost to   Carla Suárez Navarro
  1. ^ Rybáriková did not participate in the 2017 Australian Open. Accordingly, her 16th best result from the past 12 months will be subtracted from her ranking points instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew or not entered from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
14   Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,702 240 2,462 Left wrist injury
22   Serena Williams 2,000 2,000 0 Maternity

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Latisha Chan   Jamie Murray 10 1
  Casey Dellacqua   John Peers 13 2
  Ekaterina Makarova   Bruno Soares 13 3
  Květa Peschke   Henri Kontinen 23 4
  Tímea Babos   Rohan Bopanna 26 5
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 31 6
  Chan Hao-ching   Michael Venus 32 7
  Gabriela Dabrowski   Mate Pavić 34 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 8 January 2018.

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 or other reasons.

Before the tournament

RetirementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First Glimpse of new-look Margaret Court Arena". Tennis.com.au. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Alex Bolts into Australian Open". sbs.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler secure Australian Open wildcards". Herald Sun. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Lizette Cabrera one of four to earn wildcards into Australian Open". Herald Sun. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Australian Olivia Rogowska earns wildcard into 2018 Australian Open". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Doubles title paves way for Hives' Australian Open debut". thecourier.com.au. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Andy Murray heading home after pulling out of Australian Open". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Open d'Australie : Svetlana Kuznetsova forfait". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2017 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2018 French Open