Tennis in Australia refers to the sport of tennis played in Australia. Tennis in Australia has been administered by Tennis Australia (formerly the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA)) since 1904.

Australia hosts the first of the four Grand Slam events of the year, the Australian Open. The Australian Open is managed by Tennis Australia and was first played in Melbourne in 1905. The tournament was first known as the Australasian Championships and then became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969.[1]

History Edit

In the 1950s, Australia became a tennis power, and Australian men won the Davis Cup 15 times from 1950 to 1967, led by outstanding players such as Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Roy Emerson, and Ashley Cooper.[2]

Rod Laver has twice achieved the Grand Slam in men's singles, in 1962 and 1969, the only tennis player to have accomplished this feat. Fellow Australian tennis player Margaret Smith Court also achieved the Grand Slam in women's singles in 1970, Margaret Court also holds the record for the greatest number of women's singles Grand Slams won and is one of only three players ever to have won a career Grand Slam "boxed set"

Major tournaments and current champions Edit

Pre–Australian Open Edit

Tournament Category Current champion Current runner-up Score
United Cup Team Event

  United States of America

  Italy 4–0
Adelaide International (1) Men's Singles (ATP 250)   Novak Djokovic   Sebastian Korda 6–7(8–10), 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Women's Singles (WTA 500)   Aryna Sabalenka   Linda Nosková 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Adelaide International (2) Men's Singles (ATP 250)   Kwon Soon-woo   Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Singles (WTA 500)   Belinda Bencic   Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 6-2
Hobart International Women's Singles (WTA 250)   Lauren Davis   Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7–6(7–0), 6-2

Australian Open Edit

Current champions Edit

Most recent finals Edit

2022 Event Champion Runner-up Score
Men's singles   Novak Djokovic   Stefanos Tsitsipas 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Women's singles   Ashleigh Barty   Danielle Collins 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Men's doubles   Thanasi Kokkinakis
  Nick Kyrgios
  Matthew Ebden
  Max Purcell
7–5, 6–4
Women's doubles   Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Anna Danilina
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4
Mixed doubles   Kristina Mladenovic
  Ivan Dodig
  Jaimee Fourlis
  Jason Kubler
6–3, 6–4

Davis Cup Edit

See: Australian Davis Cup Team

Titles - 28 (1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1919, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1999, 2003).

Runners-up - 20 (1912, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1936, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2022).

Fed Cup Edit

See: Australia Fed Cup team

Titles - 7 (1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974)

Runners-up - 11 (1963, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1993, 2022)

Highest ranked players Edit

HR = Highest ranking, CR = Current ranking. Players are sorted by highest ranking, then by number of titles.

Singles Edit

The lists include the 5 best ranked Australian players. The rankings were introduced in 1973 (men) and 1975 (women).

Doubles Edit

The lists include the 5 best ranked Australian players. The rankings were introduced in 1976 (men) and 1984 (women).

Performance timelines since 2000 Edit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Men's singles Edit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 4R SF 2R 4R 4R F 3R 3R 4R 2R 4R 3R 4R 2R 2R QF 4R 3R 4R 3R 4R 3R 4R 4R 0 / 23
French Open 4R QF 4R 3R QF 2R 4R 4R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1 / 22
Wimbledon F F W F QF SF QF 4R 4R QF 4R QF 1R 4R QF 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R NH 3R F 1 / 21
US Open SF W SF QF F SF QF 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R 4R 3R 3R 3R 3R QF 4R QF 3R QF 1 / 22
Year-end championship
ATP Finals RR W W DNQ F A Did not qualify 2 / 4

Women's singles Edit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 SR
Australian Open 3R 3R 2R 4R 4R QF 4R 3R 4R QF 4R 3R 2R 2R 4R 2R 4R 4R 3R QF SF QF W 2R 1 / 24
French Open 2R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R SF F 3R SF 3R 4R 3R SF 4R 3R W 2R 2R 3R 1 / 23
Wimbledon SF 2R 1R 3R 4R 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R 4R NH W QF 1 / 22
US Open 4R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF W QF 2R 4R 4R 2R 3R 4R 4R 1R 3R QF 1 / 22

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Tristan Foenander. "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". Australian Open. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2008.
  2. ^ "History of Tennis". Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-29.

External links Edit