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The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It features men's and women's singles; men's, women's and mixed doubles and junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass. Since 1988 two types of hardcourt surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park – green Rebound Ace to 2007 and blue Plexicushion from 2008.

Australian Open
Official website
Founded 1905; 111 years ago (1905)
Editions 104 (2016)
Location Melbourne
Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Surface Grass
Hard (Rebound Ace)
Hard (Plexicushion)
Prize money A$44,000,000 (2016)
Men's
Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Novak Djokovic (singles)
Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares (doubles)
Most singles titles 6
Roy Emerson, Novak Djokovic
Most doubles titles 10
Adrian Quist
Women's
Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Current champions Angelique Kerber (singles)
Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza (doubles)
Most singles titles 11
Margaret Court
Most doubles titles 12
Thelma Coyne Long
Mixed Doubles
Draw 48
Current champions Elena Vesnina / Bruno Soares
Most titles (male) 4
Harry Hopman
Colin Long
Most titles (female) 4
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long
Grand Slam
Last Completed
2016 Australian Open

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It features men's and women's singles; men's, women's and mixed doubles and junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass. Since 1988 two types of hardcourt surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park – green Rebound Ace to 2007 and blue Plexicushion from 2008.

The Australian Open typically has high attendance, second only to the US Open. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the refurbished Margaret Court Arena equipped with retractable roofs.

Final game: Serena Williams defeats Simona Halep (4R) | Australian Open 2019

The final game of Serena Williams 4R win over Simona Halep at the Australian Open 2019.

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Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova for second Grand Slam title | 2019 Australian Open Highlights

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Osaka v Kvitova and their road to the women's final | Australian Open 2019

Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka's journey through to the women's final at the Australian Open 2019.

How the men's final unfolded | Australian Open 2019

The story of how the mens final unfolded at the Australian Open 2019.