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The 2019 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park from 14 to 27 January 2019. It was the 107th edition of the Australian Open, the 51st in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. The 2019 Australian Open was the first Australian Open to feature final set tie-breaks.

2019 Australian Open
Date14–27 January 2019
Edition107th
Open Era (51st)
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceHard (Plexicushion)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Japan Naomi Osaka
Men's Doubles
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert / France Nicolas Mahut
Women's Doubles
Australia Samantha Stosur / China Zhang Shuai
Mixed Doubles
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková / United States Rajeev Ram
Boys' Singles
Italy Lorenzo Musetti
Girls' Singles
Denmark Clara Tauson
Boys' Doubles
Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek / Czech Republic Dalibor Svrčina
Girls' Doubles
Japan Natsumi Kawaguchi / Hungary Adrienn Nagy
Men's Legends Doubles
France Mansour Bahrami / Australia Mark Philippoussis
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Belgium Joachim Gérard / Sweden Stefan Olsson
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Australia Dylan Alcott / Australia Heath Davidson
← 2018 · Australian Open · 2020 →

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were the defending men's and women's singles champions, but were unsuccessful in their respective title defenses; Federer lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round and Wozniacki lost to Maria Sharapova in the third round.[1][2]

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the men's singles title at the 2019 Australian Open, defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the men's final.[3] Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to win the women's singles title.[4]

TournamentEdit

 
Rod Laver Arena, the site of the 2019 Australian Open Finals.

The 2019 Australian Open was the 107th edition of the Australian Open. The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2019 ATP Tour and the 2019 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 the mixed doubles events. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments. There were 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 at Melbourne Park, including three main show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor was Kia.

Final set tie-breaks were introduced for all match formats for the first time at the 2019 Australian Open. If a match reached 6–6 in the final set, the first player to score 10 points and be leading by at least 2 points won the match.[5] Katie Boulter and Ekaterina Makarova were the first players in a main draw to compete in the new tie-break format.[6]

For the first time in the men's singles competition, a 10-minute break due to heat was allowed after the third set when the Australian Open Heat Stress Scale reached 4.0 or higher.[7] Hawkeye line-calling technology was extended to be included on all courts. A shot clock was introduced for the first time into the main draw, having been limited to qualifying only in 2018. Women gained parity in the qualifying competition as the draw was increased to 128 players in line with the men's draw.[8][9]

In a five-year deal starting at the 2019 tournament, Dunlop took over from Wilson as the suppliers of the tennis balls.[10][11][12]

Domestically, this was the first Australian Open to be broadcast by the Nine Network, after they secured the rights to televise the tournament from 2019 until 2024. Initially, the broadcast deal was to have started from 2020, however, the Seven Network, which had previously televised the event between 1973 and 2018, agreed to relinquish the rights to the 2019 tournament.[13][14]

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 2019 was increased by 14% to a tournament record A$62,500,000.[15]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 1281 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles A$4,100,000 A$2,050,000 A$920,000 A$460,000 A$260,000 A$155,000 A$105,000 A$75,000 A$40,000 A$25,000 A$15,000
Doubles * A$750,000 A$375,000 A$190,000 A$100,000 A$55,000 A$32,500 A$21,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * A$185,000 A$95,000 A$47,500 A$23,000 A$11,500 A$5,950 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

2019 Australian Open – Men's Singles
2019 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

LegendsEdit

Men's Legends' DoublesEdit

Women's Legends' 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. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings on 7 January 2019, while ranking and points before are as of 14 January 2019. Points after are as of 28 January 2019.

Men's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 9,135 180 2,000 10,955 Champion, defeated   Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2   Rafael Nadal 7,480 360 1,200 8,320 Runner-up, lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3   Roger Federer 6,420 2,000 180 4,600 Fourth round lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
4 4   Alexander Zverev 6,385 90 180 6,475 Fourth round lost to   Milos Raonic [16]
5 6   Kevin Anderson 4,810 10 45 4,845 Second round lost to   Frances Tiafoe
6 7   Marin Čilić 4,160 1,200 180 3,140 Fourth round lost to   Roberto Bautista Agut [22]
7 8   Dominic Thiem 4,095 180 45 3,960 Second round retired against   Alexei Popyrin [WC]
8 9   Kei Nishikori 3,750 0 360 4,110 Quarterfinals retired against   Novak Djokovic [1]
9 10   John Isner 3,155 10 10 3,155 First round lost to   Reilly Opelka
10 11   Karen Khachanov 2,835 45 90 2,880 Third round lost to   Roberto Bautista Agut [22]
11 12   Borna Ćorić 2,435 10 180 2,605 Fourth round lost to   Lucas Pouille [28]
12 13   Fabio Fognini 2,315 180 90 2,225 Third round lost to   Pablo Carreño Busta [23]
13 14   Kyle Edmund 2,150 720 10 1,440 First round lost to   Tomáš Berdych
14 15   Stefanos Tsitsipas 2,095 10 720 2,805 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
15 19   Daniil Medvedev 1,865 45 180 2,000 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
16 17   Milos Raonic 1,900 10 360 2,250 Quarterfinals lost to   Lucas Pouille [28]
17 18   Marco Cecchinato 1,889 (29) 10 1,870 First round lost to   Filip Krajinović
18 16   Diego Schwartzman 1,925 180 90 1,835 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych
19 20   Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,820 90 90 1,820 Third round lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
20 21   Grigor Dimitrov 1,790 360 180 1,610 Fourth round lost to   Frances Tiafoe
21 22   David Goffin 1,785 45 90 1,830 Third round lost to   Daniil Medvedev [15]
22 24   Roberto Bautista Agut 1,605 10 360 1,955 Quarterfinals lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [14]
23 23   Pablo Carreño Busta 1,705 180 180 1,705 Fourth round lost to   Kei Nishikori [8]
24 25   Chung Hyeon 1,585 720 45 910 Second round lost to   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
25 27   Denis Shapovalov 1,440 45 90 1,485 Third round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
26 28   Fernando Verdasco 1,410 45 90 1,455 Third round lost to   Marin Čilić [6]
27 29   Alex de Minaur 1,353 0 90 1,443 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
28 31   Lucas Pouille 1,245 10 720 1,955 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
29 30   Gilles Simon 1,280 45 45 1,280 Second round lost to   Alex Bolt [WC]
30 33   Gaël Monfils 1,195 45 45 1,195 Second round lost to   Taylor Fritz
31 34   Steve Johnson 1,190 10 10 1,190 First round lost to   Andreas Seppi
32 32   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,215 10 45 1,250 Second round lost to   João Sousa

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2018. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.

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

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
5   Juan Martín del Potro 5,150 90 5,060 Knee injury
26   Richard Gasquet 1,535 90 1,445 Groin injury

Women's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Simona Halep 6,642 1,300 240 5,582 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [16]
2 2   Angelique Kerber 5,505 780 240 4,965 Fourth round lost to   Danielle Collins
3 3   Caroline Wozniacki 5,436 2,000 130 3,566 Third round lost to   Maria Sharapova [30]
4 4   Naomi Osaka 5,270 240 2,000 7,030 Champion, defeated   Petra Kvitová [8]
5 5   Sloane Stephens 5,077 10 240 5,307 Fourth round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6 7   Elina Svitolina 4,940 430 430 4,940 Quarterfinals lost to   Naomi Osaka [4]
7 8   Karolína Plíšková 4,750 430 780 5,100 Semifinals lost to   Naomi Osaka [4]
8 6   Petra Kvitová 5,000 10 1,300 6,290 Runner-up, lost to   Naomi Osaka [4]
9 9   Kiki Bertens 4,490 130 70 4,430 Second round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
10 10   Daria Kasatkina 3,415 70 10 3,355 First round lost to   Timea Bacsinszky [PR]
11 11   Aryna Sabalenka 3,365 10 130 3,485 Third round lost to   Amanda Anisimova
12 14   Elise Mertens 2,985 780 130 2,335 Third round lost to   Madison Keys [17]
13 12   Anastasija Sevastova 3,160 70 240 3,330 Fourth round lost to   Naomi Osaka [4]
14 13   Julia Görges 3,055 70 10 2,995 First round lost to   Danielle Collins
15 15   Ashleigh Barty 2,985 130 430 3,285 Quarterfinals lost to   Petra Kvitová [8]
16 16   Serena Williams 2,976 0 430 3,406 Quarterfinals lost to   Karolína Plíšková [7]
17 17   Madison Keys 2,976 430 240 2,786 Fourth round lost to   Elina Svitolina [6]
18 18   Garbiñe Muguruza 2,865 70 240 3,035 Fourth round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [7]
19 19   Caroline Garcia 2,660 240 130 2,550 Third round lost to   Danielle Collins
20 20   Anett Kontaveit 2,525 240 70 2,355 Second round lost to   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
21 21   Wang Qiang 2,485 10 130 2,605 Third round lost to   Anastasija Sevastova [13]
22 22   Jeļena Ostapenko 2,362 130 10 2,242 First round lost to   Maria Sakkari
23 23   Carla Suárez Navarro 2,153 430 70 1,793 Second round lost to   Dayana Yastremska
24 24   Lesia Tsurenko 1,896 70 70 1,896 Second round lost to   Amanda Anisimova
25 26   Mihaela Buzărnescu 1,700 10 10 1,700 First round lost to   Venus Williams
26 25   Dominika Cibulková 1,735 10 10 1,735 First round lost to   Zhang Shuai
27 28   Camila Giorgi 1,645 70 130 1,705 Third round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [7]
28 27   Hsieh Su-wei 1,680 240 130 1,570 Third round lost to   Naomi Osaka [4]
29 29   Donna Vekić 1,580 70 70 1,580 Second round lost to   Kimberly Birrell [WC]
30 30   Maria Sharapova 1,552 130 240 1,662 Fourth round lost to   Ashleigh Barty [15]
31 32   Petra Martić 1,465 240 130 1,355 Third round lost to   Sloane Stephens [5]
32 34   Barbora Strýcová 1,331 240 10 1,101 First round lost to   Yulia Putintseva

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Team Rank Seed
  Gabriela Dabrowski   Mate Pavić 13 1
  Nicole Melichar   Bruno Soares 21 2
  Barbora Krejčíková   Rajeev Ram 22 3
  Mihaela Buzărnescu   Oliver Marach 29 4
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Robert Farah 31 5
  Abigail Spears   Juan Sebastián Cabal 35 6
  Makoto Ninomiya   Ben McLachlan 39 7
  Ekaterina Makarova   Artem Sitak 41 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 7 January 2019.

Main draw wildcard entriesEdit

Main draw qualifier entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

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

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew due to injuries or other reasons

Before the tournament

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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