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Australian Open stats and history

The Australian Open has played home to the best the game of tennis has ever seen.

It’s seen some of the most incredible comebacks in history. It’s hosted some of the longest games ever seen. It has seen unbelievable upsets, shocking blunders and is one of the most cherished titles on the world tour.

The sweltering heat in Melbourne has tested the greats and bought out the best in the competition, year after year.

Since turning into a professional tournament in 1969, the Australian Open has provided a mountain’s worth of interesting stats, records and quirky trivia.

In a game in which history often repeats, it pays to know your facts before you place a bet.

Let’s take a look:


 2018 Australian Open dates: January 15-28, 2018
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
Surface: Plexicushion Prestige
Most men’s singles titles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia), 6
Most women’s singles titles: Margaret Court (Australia), 11
Prize money, singles title: $4 million
Courts used: Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Hisense Arena
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List of past Australian Open winners

The following is a list of the men’s and women’s Australian Open Champions from 1969 when the tournament turned professional:

Year Men’s Singles winner Women’s Singles winner
1969 Rod Laver (AUS) Margaret Court (Aus)
1970  Arthur Ashe (USA) Margaret Court (AUS)
1971  Ken Rosewall (AUS) Margaret Court (AUS)
1972  Ken Rosewall (AUS)  Virginia Wade (USA)
1973  John Newcombe (AUS) Margaret Court (AUS)
1974  Jimmy Connors (USA) Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
1975  John Newcombe (AUS)  Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
1976  Mark Edmonson (AUS) Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
1977 (Jan)  Roscoe Tanner (USA) Kerry Reid (AUS)
1977 (Dec)  Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
1978  Guillermo Vilas (ARG) Chris O’Neil (AUS)
1979  Guillermo Vilas (ARG)  Barbara Jordan (USA)
1980  Brian Teacher (USA) Hanna Mandiklova (CZE)
1981 Johan Kriek (RSA)  Martina Navratilova (USA)
1982 Johan Kriek (RSA)   Chris Evert (USA)
1983 Mats Wilander (SWE)   Martina Navratilova (USA)
1984 Mats Wilander (SWE)   Chris Evert (USA)
1985  Stefan Edberg (SWE)  Martina Navratilova (USA)
1986** ** No tournament** **No tournament**
1987  Stefan Edberg (SWE)  Hanna Mandiklova (CZE)
1988 Mats Wilander (SWE)    Stefi Graf (GER)
1989 Ivan Lendl (RUS)  Stefi Graf (GER)
1990 Ivan Lendl (RUS)  Stefi Graf (GER)
 1991  Boris Becker (GER) Monica Seles (USA)
1992  Jim Courier (USA) Monica Seles (USA)
1993  Jim Courier (USA)  Monica Seles (USA)
1994 Pete Sampras (USA)  Stefi Graf (GER)
 1995  Andre Agassi (USA) Mary Pierce (FRA)
1996  Boris Becker (GER)  Monica Seles (USA)
1997  Pete Sampras (USA)   Martina Hingis (CHE)
1998  Petr Korda (RUS)  Martina Hingis (CHE)
1999  Yevgeny Kafelinkov (RUS)  Martina Hingis (CHE)
2000  Andre Agassi (USA) Lindsay Davenport (USA)
2001  Andre Agassi (USA)  Jennifer Capriati (USA)
2002  Thomas Johansson (SWE)  Jennifer Capriati (USA)
2003  Andre Agassi (USA)   Serena Williams (USA)
2004  Roger Federer (CHE)  Justine Henin (BEL)
2005 Marat Safin (RUS)  Serena Williams (USA)
2006  Roger Federer (CHE)  Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
2007   Roger Federer (CHE) Serena Williams (USA)
2008  Novak Djokovic (SER) Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2009  Rafael Nadal (SPA) Serena Williams (USA)
2010   Roger Federer (CHE)  Serena Williams (USA)
2011  Novak Djokovic (SER)  Kim Clijsters (BEL)
2012   Novak Djokovic (SER) Victoria Azarenka (BELA)
2013  Novak Djokovic (SER)  Victoria Azarenka (BELA)
2014 Stan Wawrinka (CHE)   Li Na (CHI)
2015  Novak Djokovic (SER)   Serena Williams (USA)
2016   Novak Djokovic (SER)  Angelique Kerber (GER)
2017   Roger Federer (CHE)   Serena Williams (USA)
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Australian Open records

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