List of Australian Open singles finalists during the open era

The Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne & Olympic Parks grounds. Since 1969, the tournament became open to professionals, so it is now called the Australian Open.[1] The senior men's and women's tournaments are open to any player with a world ranking, although players below number 100 in the world rankings generally have to enter a preliminary qualification tournament or receive a wildcard to gain entry.[2]

Australian Open Singles Finalists
Location
Created1969
(52 finals, including 2020)
Men's Most8: Novak Djokovic
Men's Most Consecutive3: Mats Wilander
Ivan Lendl
Novak Djokovic
Women's Most8: Serena Williams
Women's Most Consecutive6: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Martina Hingis
Most MeetingsMen's (4 times):
Djokovic vs. Murray (4–0)
Women's (3 times):
Navratilova vs. Evert (2–1)
Official website

The men who have reached the final at least four times in the open era are Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal.[3] Wilander reached the final four times, three times while the event was held on grass and once on hard courts.[3] He won the title twice on grass and once on the other surface.[3] Lendl also reached the final four times, once on grass and three times on hard courts.[3] Both of his titles were on the latter surface.[3] Edberg made the final five times, twice on grass and three times on hard courts.[3] Both of his titles were on grass.[3] Agassi was undefeated in his four appearances in the final between 1995 and 2003, which all on hard courts.[3] Federer has reached the final seven times and won the title six times, all on hard courts, which the first three was on Rebound Ace and the last three on Plexicushion surface.[3] Djokovic is a record eight-time finalist, winning all of his appearances in the finals. Murray is a five-time finalist, but lost all of those appearances. Nadal reached five finals, winning in 2009.

The women who have reached the final at least four times in the open era are Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova.[4] Court reached the final and won the title four times between 1969 and 1973.[4] Goolagong Cawley reached the final seven times between 1971 and 1977, winning four titles.[4] Evert reached the final six times between 1974 and 1988, five on grass and once on hard courts.[4] Both of her titles were on grass.[4] All of Navratilova's six finals between 1975 and 1987 were on grass, with her winning three titles.[4] Graf reached five finals, all on hard courts, between 1987 and 1994.[4] She won four of those finals.[4] Seles was undefeated in her four finals between 1991 and 1996, all on hard courts.[4] Hingis reached six consecutive finals on hard courts between 1997 and 2002, winning three times.[4] Williams played eight finals since 2003, all on hard courts, with three on Rebound Ace and the last five finals on Plexicushion. She won her first six finals as well as her eighth.[4] In her four final appearances since 2007, Sharapova won the title in 2008.

MenEdit

During the 52 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 53 men have reached the Australian Open men's singles final. The final has included men from 19 different nationalities. Twelve of the 53 men have been from the United States, and eleven have been from Australia. Other countries well represented include Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, France, Czechoslovakia, and Chile.[5]

  • * = Champion
 
Novak Djokovic has been an eight-time finalist (all wins).
 
Roger Federer has been a seven-time finalist (six wins, one loss).
 
Stefan Edberg was a five-time finalist (two wins, three losses).
 
Rafael Nadal has been a five-time finalist (one win, four losses).
 
Andy Murray has been a five-time finalist (all losses).
 
Andre Agassi was a four-time finalist (all wins).
 
Mats Wilander was a four-time finalist (three wins, one loss).
 
Ivan Lendl was a four-time finalist (two wins, two losses).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Novak Djokovic   Serbia 8 8–0 2008*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2015*, 2016*, 2019*, 2020*
Roger Federer    Switzerland 7 6–1 2004*, 2006*, 2007*, 2009, 2010*, 2017*, 2018*
Stefan Edberg   Sweden 5 2–3 1985*, 1987*, 1990, 1992, 1993
Rafael Nadal   Spain 5 1–4 2009*, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019
Andy Murray   Great Britain 5 0–5 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Andre Agassi   United States 4 4–0 1995*, 2000*, 2001*, 2003*
Mats Wilander   Sweden 4 3–1 1983*, 1984*, 1985, 1988*
Ivan Lendl   Czechoslovakia 4 2–2 1983, 1989*, 1990*, 1991
John Newcombe   Australia 3 2–1 1973*, 1975*, 1976
Guillermo Vilas   Argentina 3 2–1 1977(Jan), 1978*, 1979*
Pete Sampras   United States 3 2–1 1994*, 1995, 1997*
Marat Safin   Russia 3 1–2 2002, 2004, 2005*
Ken Rosewall   Australia 2 2–0 1971*, 1972*
Johan Kriek   South Africa[a]
  United States
2 2–0 1981*, 1982*
Boris Becker   Germany 2 2–0 1991*, 1996*
Jim Courier   United States 2 2–0 1992*, 1993*
Arthur Ashe   United States 2 1–1 1970*, 1971
Jimmy Connors   United States 2 1–1 1974*, 1975
Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Russia 2 1–1 1999*, 2000
Steve Denton   United States 2 0–2 1981, 1982
Pat Cash   Australia 2 0–2 1987, 1988
Rod Laver   Australia 1 1–0 1969*
Mark Edmondson   Australia 1 1–0 1976*
Roscoe Tanner   United States 1 1–0 1977(Jan)*
Vitas Gerulaitis   United States 1 1–0 1977(Dec)*
Brian Teacher   United States 1 1–0 1980*
Petr Korda   Czech Republic 1 1–0 1998*
Thomas Johansson   Sweden 1 1–0 2002*
Stan Wawrinka    Switzerland 1 1–0 2014*
Andrés Gimeno   Spain 1 0–1 1969
Dick Crealy   Australia 1 0–1 1970
Malcolm Anderson   Australia 1 0–1 1972
Onny Parun   New Zealand 1 0–1 1973
Phil Dent   Australia 1 0–1 1974
John Lloyd   Great Britain 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
John Marks   Australia 1 0–1 1978
John Sadri   United States 1 0–1 1979
Kim Warwick   Australia 1 0–1 1980
Kevin Curren   South Africa 1 0–1 1984
Miloslav Mečíř   Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1989
Todd Martin   United States 1 0–1 1994
Michael Chang   United States 1 0–1 1996
Carlos Moyá   Spain 1 0–1 1997
Marcelo Ríos   Chile 1 0–1 1998
Thomas Enqvist   Sweden 1 0–1 1999
Arnaud Clément   France 1 0–1 2001
Rainer Schüttler   Germany 1 0–1 2003
Lleyton Hewitt   Australia 1 0–1 2005
Marcos Baghdatis   Cyprus 1 0–1 2006
Fernando González   Chile 1 0–1 2007
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   France 1 0–1 2008
Marin Čilić   Croatia 1 0–1 2018
Dominic Thiem   Austria 1 0–1 2020

Most recent finalEdit

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2020   Serbia Novak Djokovic   Austria Dominic Thiem

Multiple-time opponents in the open eraEdit

In 2016, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the same final for an unprecedented fourth time in six years; no other pair of players have contested more than two Australian Open finals in the Open era, and only the four finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the French Open matches the record in any of the other Slams during the Open era.

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
 /  Johan Kriek   Steve Denton 2–0 1981, 1982
  Jim Courier   Stefan Edberg 2–0 1992, 1993
  Roger Federer vs.   Rafael Nadal 1–1 2009 (Nadal), 2017 (Federer)
  Novak Djokovic   Andy Murray 4–0 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
  Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal 2–0 2012, 2019

Most consecutive finals in the open eraEdit

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
  Sweden Mats Wilander 3 1983–85 2 1
  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3 1989–91 2 1
  Serbia Novak Djokovic 3 2011–13 3 0
  United States Arthur Ashe 2 1970–71 1 1
  Australia Ken Rosewall 2 1971–72 2 0
  United States Jimmy Connors 2 1974–75 1 1
  Australia John Newcombe 2 1975–76 1 1
  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2 1978–79 2 0
  South Africa
  United States
Johan Kriek 2 1981–82 2 0
  United States Steve Denton 2 1981–82 0 2
  Sweden Stefan Edberg 2 1985–87[6] 2 0
  Australia Pat Cash 2 1987–88 0 2
  United States Jim Courier 2 1992–93 2 0
  Sweden Stefan Edberg 2 1992–93 0 2
  United States Pete Sampras 2 1994–95 1 1
  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 1999–2000 1 1
  United States Andre Agassi 2 2000–01 2 0
   Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2006–07 2 0
   Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2009–10 1 1
  Great Britain Andy Murray 2 2010–11 0 2
  Serbia Novak Djokovic 2 2015–16 2 0
  Great Britain Andy Murray 2 2015–16 0 2
   Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2017–18 2 0
  Serbia Novak Djokovic 2 2019–20 2 0

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

WomenEdit

During the 52 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 47 women have reached the Australian Open women's singles final. The final has included women from 19 different nationalities. Fourteen of the 47 women have been from the United States, and seven have been from Australia. Other countries well represented include Germany, Czechoslovakia, France, Russia, Spain, Belgium, China, and Belarus.[7]

  • * = Champion
 
Serena Williams has been an eight-time finalist (seven wins, one loss).
 
Martina Hingis was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
 
Martina Navratilova was a six-time finalist (three wins, three losses).
 
Chris Evert was a six-time finalist (four losses, two wins).
 
Steffi Graf was a five-time finalist (four wins, one loss).
 
Monica Seles is a four-time finalist (all wins).
 
Maria Sharapova is a four-time finalist (three losses, one win)
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Serena Williams   United States 8 7–1 2003*, 2005*, 2007*, 2009*, 2010*, 2015*, 2016, 2017*
Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Australia 7 4–3 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977(Dec)*
Martina Navratilova   United States [b] 6 3–3 1975, 1981*, 1982, 1983*, 1985*, 1987
Martina Hingis    Switzerland 6 3–3 1997*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000, 2001, 2002
Chris Evert   United States 6 2–4 1974, 1981, 1982*, 1984*, 1985, 1988
Steffi Graf   Germany 5 4–1 1988*, 1989*, 1990*, 1993, 1994*
Margaret Court   Australia 4 4–0 1969*, 1970*, 1971*, 1973*
Monica Seles   Yugoslavia
  United States[c]
4 4–0 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1996*
Maria Sharapova   Russia 4 1–3 2007, 2008*, 2012, 2015
Justine Henin   Belgium 3 1–2 2004*, 2006, 2010
Li Na   China 3 1–2 2011, 2013, 2014*
Hana Mandliková   Czechoslovakia 2 2–0 1980*, 1987*
Jennifer Capriati   United States 2 2–0 2001*, 2002*
Victoria Azarenka   Belarus 2 2–0 2012*, 2013*
Kerry Melville Reid   Australia 2 1–1 1970, 1977(Jan)*
Mary Pierce   France 2 1–1 1995*, 1997
Amélie Mauresmo   France 2 1–1 1999, 2006*
Lindsay Davenport   United States 2 1–1 2000*, 2005
Kim Clijsters   Belgium 2 1–1 2004, 2011*
Helena Suková   Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1984, 1989
Mary Joe Fernández   United States 2 0–2 1990, 1992
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Spain 2 0–2 1994, 1995
Venus Williams   United States 2 0–2 2003, 2017
Virginia Wade   United Kingdom 1 1–0 1972*
Chris O'Neil   Australia 1 1–0 1978*
Barbara Jordan   United States 1 1–0 1979*
Angelique Kerber   Germany 1 1–0 2016*
Caroline Wozniacki   Denmark 1 1–0 2018*
Naomi Osaka   Japan 1 1–0 2019*
Sofia Kenin   United States 1 1–0 2020*
Billie Jean King   United States 1 0–1 1969
Renáta Tomanová   Germany 1 0–1 1976
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat   Australia 1 0–1 1977(Jan)
Helen Gourlay Cawley   Australia 1 0–1 1977(Dec)
Betsy Nagelsen   United States 1 0–1 1978
Sharon Walsh   United States 1 0–1 1979
Wendy Turnbull   Australia 1 0–1 1980
Kathy Jordan   United States 1 0–1 1983
Jana Novotná   Czechoslovakia 1 0–1 1991
Anke Huber   Germany 1 0–1 1996
Conchita Martínez   Spain 1 0–1 1998
Ana Ivanovic   Serbia 1 0–1 2008
Dinara Safina   Russia 1 0–1 2009
Dominika Cibulková   Slovakia 1 0–1 2014
Simona Halep   Romania 1 0–1 2018
Petra Kvitová   Czech Republic 1 0–1 2019
Garbiñe Muguruza   Spain 1 0–1 2020

Most recent finalEdit

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2020   United States Sofia Kenin   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza

Multiple-time opponents in the open eraEdit

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
  Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert 2–1 1981 (Navratilova), 1982 (Evert), 1985 (Navratilova)
  Margaret Court   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2–0 1971, 1973
  Jennifer Capriati   Martina Hingis 2–0 2001, 2002
  Serena Williams   Venus Williams 2–0 2003, 2017
  Serena Williams   Maria Sharapova 2–0 2007, 2015

Most consecutive finals in the open eraEdit

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
  Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6 1971–76 3 3
   Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 1997–2002 3 3
  United States Martina Navratilova 3 1981–83 2 1
  Germany Steffi Graf 3 1988–90 3 0
  Australia Margaret Court 3 1969–71 3 0
  Yugoslavia Monica Seles 3 1991–93 3 0
  United States Serena Williams 3 2015–17 2 1
  United States Chris Evert 2 1981–82 1 1
  United States Chris Evert 2 1984–85 1 1
  United States Martina Navratilova 2 1985–87[6] 1 1
  Germany Steffi Graf 2 1993–94 1 1
  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 1994–95 0 2
  United States Jennifer Capriati 2 2001–02 2 0
  Russia Maria Sharapova 2 2007–08 1 1
  United States Serena Williams 2 2009–10 2 0
  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 2 2012–13 2 0
  China Li Na 2 2013–14 1 1

Bolded years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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