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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.
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.
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||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
|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
| Matthew Ebden
|Women's doubles|| Barbora Krejčíková
| Anna Danilina
Beatriz Haddad Maia
|6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Mixed doubles|| Kristina Mladenovic
| Jaimee Fourlis
Davis Cup Edit
Fed Cup Edit
Highest ranked players Edit
HR = Highest ranking, CR = Current ranking. Players are sorted by highest ranking, then by number of titles.
The lists include the 5 best ranked Australian players. The rankings were introduced in 1973 (men) and 1975 (women).
The lists include the 5 best ranked Australian players. The rankings were introduced in 1976 (men) and 1984 (women).
Performance timelines since 2000 Edit
Men's singles Edit
|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|
|ATP Finals||RR||W||W||DNQ||F||A||Did not qualify||2 / 4|
Women's singles Edit
|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
- 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.
- "History of Tennis". Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-29.