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Australian Open Tournament Schedule
Australian Open 2021
|Date – Time||Event Name||Location|
|18 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R1 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|18 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R1 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|19 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R1 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|19 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R1 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|20 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R2 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|20 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R2 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|21 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R2 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|21 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R2 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|22 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R3 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|22 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R3 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|23 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R3 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|23 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R3 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|24 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R16 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|24 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R16 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|25 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s R16 matches (day)||Melbourne Park|
|25 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s R16 matches (night)||Melbourne Park|
|26 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s quarterfinals (day)||Melbourne Park|
|26 Jan 2021 08:00||Men’s & women’s quarterfinals (night)||Melbourne Park|
|27 Jan 2021 00:00||Men’s & women’s quarterfinals (day)||Melbourne Park|
|27 Jan 2021 08:30||Men’s & women’s quarterfinals (night)||Melbourne Park|
|28 Jan 2021 02:00||Women’s semifinals (day)||Melbourne Park|
|28 Jan 2021 08:30||Men’s semifinal (night)||Melbourne Park|
|29 Jan 2021 08:30||Men’s semifinal (night)||Melbourne Park|
|30 Jan 2021 08:30||Women’s final (night)||Melbourne Park|
|31 Jan 2021 08:30||Men’s final (night)||Melbourne Park|
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Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles matches, as well as junior, legends and wheelchair doubles, are also available to watch and bet on live.
When is the 2021 Australian Open?
The 2021 Australian Open begins live from Melbourne on Monday 18 January and runs through to Sunday 31 January, with the very best in men’s and women’s tennis battling it out at Melbourne Park for one of the sport’s biggest prizes.
With a full off-season under their belt, players arrive in Melbourne fresh and determined to put everything they have into the first Grand Slam of a long and energy-sapping season. Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic, the most successful men’s singles player in Australian Open history, will return to defend his title alongside Sofia Kenin, the young American who shot to stardom when she claimed her maiden major title in Melbourne in 2020.
Australian Open Seeds
|Seed||Player||Latest result||Tournament finish|
|1||Rafael Nadal||d. Hugo Dellien, 6-2, 6-3, 6-0
d. Federico Delbonis, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-1
d. Pablo Carreno Busta (27), 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
d. Nick Kyrgios (23), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
Lost to Dominic Thiem (5), 6-7(3), 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-7(6)
|2||Novak Djokovic||d. Jan-Lennard Struff, 7-6(5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
d. Tatsuma Ito (WC), 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
d. Yoshihito Nishioka, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
d. Diego Schwartzman (14), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
d. Milos Raonic (32), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(1)
d, Roger Federer (3), 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3
d. Dominic Thiem (5), 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
|3||Roger Federer||d. Steve Johnson, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
d. Filip Krajinovic, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1
d. John Millman, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8)
d. Marton Fucsovics, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
d. Tennys Sandgren, 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-3
Lost to Novak Djokovic (1), 6-7(1), 4-6, 3-6
|4||Daniil Medvedev||d. Frances Tiafoe, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
d. Pedro Martinez (Q), 7-5, 6-1, 6-3
d. Alexei Popyrin, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Lost to Stan Wawrinka (15), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(2), 2-6
|5||Dominic Thiem||d. Adrian Mannarino, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
d. Alexander Bolt (WC), 6-2, 5-7, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2
d. Taylor Fritz (29), 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4
d. Gael Monfils (10), 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
d. Rafael Nadal (1), 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6)
d. Alexander Zverev (7), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4)
Lost to Novak Djokovic (1), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6
|6||Stefanos Tsitsipas||d. Salvatore Caruso, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
d. Philipp Kohlschreiber (W/O)
Lost to Milos Raonic (32), 5-7, 4-6, 6-7(2)
|7||Alexander Zverev||d. Marco Cecchinato, 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3
d. Egor Gerasimov, 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5
d. Fernando Verdasco, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
d. Andrey Rublev (17), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
d. Stan Wawrinka (15), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Lost to Dominic Thiem (5), 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(3), 6-7(4)
|8||Matteo Berrettini||d. Andrew Harris, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Lost to Tennys Sandgren, 6-7(9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 5-7
|9||Roberto Bautista Agut||d. Feliciano Lopez, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
d. Michael Mmoh (WC), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Lost to Marin Cilic, 7-6(3), 4-6, 0-6, 7-5, 3-6
|10||Gael Monfils||d. Yen-Hsun Lu, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
d. Ivo Karlovic, 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4, 7-5
d. Ernests Gulbis (Q), 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-3
Lost to Dominic Thiem (5), 2-6, 4-6, 4-6
|11||David Goffin||d. Jeremy Chardy, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
d. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 6-3
Lost to Andrey Rublev (17), 6-2, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-7(4)
|12||Fabio Fognini||d. Reilly Opelka, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(10)
d. Jordan Thompson, 7-6(4), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(4)
d. Guido Pella (22), 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-3
Lost to Tennys Sandgren, 6-7(5), 5-7, 7-6(2), 4-6
|13||Denis Shapovalov||Lost to Marton Fucsovics, 3-6, 7-6(7), 1-6, 6-7(3)||R1|
|14||Diego Schwartzman||d. Lloyd Harris, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
d. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
d. Dusan Lajovic (24), 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(7)
Lost to Novak Djokovic (2), 3-6, 4-6, 4-6
|15||Stan Wawrinka||d. Damir Dzumhur, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4
d. Andreas Seppi, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
d. John Isner (19), 6-4, 4-1 (ret.)
d. Daniil Medvedev (4), 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2
Lost to Alexander Zverev (7), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 2-6
|16||Karen Khachanov||d. Mario Vilella Martinez (Q), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3
d. Mikael Ymer, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(8)
Lost to Nick Kyrgios (23), 6-7(5), 6-7(6), 7-6(6), 7-6(7), 7-6(8)
|17||Andrey Rublev||d. Christopher O’Connell (WC), 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)
d. Yuichi Sugita, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(5)
d. David Goffin (11), 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Lost to Alexander Zverev (7), 4-6, 4-6, 4-6
|18||Grigor Dimitrov||d. Juan Ignacio Londero, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-4
Lost to Tommy Paul, 4-6, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-7(3)
|19||John Isner||d. Thiago Monteiro, 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(7), 7-6(5)
d. Alejandro Tabilo (Q), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Lost to Stan Wawrinka (15), 4-6, 1-4 (ret.)
|20||Felix Auger-Aliassime||Lost to Ernests Gulbis (Q), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4||R1|
|21||Benoit Paire||d. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-0
Lost to Marin Cilic, 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(3)
|22||Guido Pella||d. John Patrick Smith, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
d. Gregoire Barrere, 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Lost to Fabio Fognini (12), 6-7(0), 2-6, 3-6
|23||Nick Kyrgios||d. Lorenzo Sonego, 6-2, 7-6(3), 7-6(1)
d. Gilles Simon, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
d. Karen Khachanov (16), 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-7(7), 7-6(10-8)
Lost to Rafael Nadal (1), 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-7(4)
|24||Dusan Lajovic||d. Kyle Edmund, 7-6(7), 6-3, 7-6(4)
d. Marc Polmans (WC), 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Lost to Diego Schwartzman (14), 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(7)
|25||Borna Coric||Lost to Sam Querrey, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6||R1|
|26||Nikoloz Basilashvili||d. Soon-woo Kwon, 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Lost to Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 6-7(5), 4-6, 4-6
|27||Pablo Carreno Busta||d. Jozef Kovalik (LL), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(2)
d. Peter Gojowczyk (Q), 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Lost to Rafael Nadal (1), 1-6, 2-6, 4-6
|28||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Lost to Alexei Popyrin, 7-6(5), 2-6, 1-6 (ret.)||R1|
|29||Taylor Fritz||d. Tallon Griekspoor (Q), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
d. Kevin Anderson, 4-6, 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-2
Lost to Dominic Thiem (5), 2-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 4-6
|30||Dan Evans||d. Mackenzie McDonald, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Lost to Yoshihito Nishioka, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6
|31||Hubert Hurkacz||d. Denis Novak (Q), 6-7(4), 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Lost to John Millman, 4-6, 5-7, 3-6
|32||Milos Raonic||d. Lorenzo Giustino (LL), 6-2, 6-1, 6-3
d. Cristian Garin, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
d. Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(2)
d. Marin Cilic, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
Lost to Novak Djokovic (1), 4-6, 3-6, 6-7(1)
|Seed||Player||Latest result||Next opponent|
|1||Ashleigh Barty||d. Lesia Tsurenko, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
d. Polona Hercog, 6-1, 6-4
d. Elena Rybakina (29), 6-3, 6-2
d. Alison Riske (18), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
d. Petra Kvitova (7), 7-6(6), 6-2
Lost to Sofia Kenin (14), 6-7(6), 5-7
|2||Karolina Pliskova||d. Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 7-5
d. Laura Siegemund, 6-3, 6-3
Lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (30), 6-7(4), 6-7(3)
|3||Naomi Osaka||d. Marie Bouzkova, 6-2, 6-4
d. Zheng Saisai, 6-2, 6-4
Lost to Coco Gauff, 3-6, 4-6
|4||Simona Halep||d. Jennifer Brady, 7-6(5), 6-1
d. Harriet Dart (Q), 6-2, 6-4
d. Yulia Putintseva, 6-1, 6-4
d. Elise Mertens (16), 6-4, 6-4
d. Anett Kontaveit, 6-1, 6-1
Lost to Garbine Muguruza, 6-7(8), 5-7
|5||Elina Svitolina||d. Katie Boulter, 6-4, 7-5
d. Lauren Davis, 6-2, 7-6(6)
Lost to Garbine Muguruza, 1-6, 2-6
|6||Belinda Bencic||d. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, 6-3, 7-5
d. Jelena Ostapenko, 7-5, 7-5
Lost to Anett Kontaveit (28), 0-6, 1-6
|7||Petra Kvitova||d. Katerina Siniakova, 6-1, 6-0
d. Paula Badosa, 7-5, 7-5
d. Ekaterina Alexandrova (25), 6-1, 6-2
d. Maria Sakkari (22), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-2
Lost to Ashleigh Barty (1), 6-7(6), 2-6
|8||Serena Williams||d. Anastasia Potapova, 6-0, 6-3
d. Tamara Zidansek, 6-2, 6-3
Lost to Wang Qiang (27), 4-6, 7-62), 5-7
|9||Kiki Bertens||d. Irina Camelia Begu, 6-1, 6-4
d. Arina Rodionova (WC), 6-3, 7-5
d. Zarina Diyas, 6-2, 7-6(3)
Lost to Garbine Muguruza, 3-6, 3-6
|10||Madison Keys||d. Daria Kasatkina, 6-3, 6-1
d. Arantxa Rus, 7-6(3), 6-2
Lost to Maria Sakkari (22), 4-6, 4-6
|11||Aryna Sabalenka||Lost to Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-7(6), 6-7(6)||R1|
|12||Johanna Konta||Lost to Ons Jabeur, 4-6, 2-6||R1|
|13||Petra Martic||d. Christina McHale, 6-3, 6-0
Lost to Julia Goerges, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7
|14||Sonia Kenin||d. Marta Trevisan (Q), 6-2, 6-4
d. Ann Li (Q), 6-1, 6-3
d. Zhang Shuai, 7-5, 7-6(7)
d. Coco Gauff, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0
d. Ons Jabeur, 4-6, 4-6
d. Ashleigh Barty (1), 7-6(6), 7-5
d. Garbine Muguruza, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
|15||Marketa Vondrousova||Lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6||R1|
|16||Elise Mertens||d. Danka Kovinic, 6-2, 6-0
d. Heather Watson, 6-3, 6-0
d. Cici Bellis, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0
Lost to Simona Halep (4), 4-6, 4-6
|17||Angelique Kerber||d. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Q), 6-2, 6-2
d. Priscilla Hon (WC), 6-3, 6-2
d. Camila Giorgi, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3
Lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (30), 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 2-6
|18||Alison Riske||d. Wang Yafan, 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3
d. Lin Zhu, 6-3, 6-1
d. Julia Goerges, 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
Lost to Ashleigh Barty (1), 3-6, 6-1, 4-6
|19||Donna Vekic||d. Maria Sharapova (WC), 6-3, 6-4
d. Alize Cornet, 6-4, 6-2
Lost to Iga Swiatek, 5-7, 3-6
|20||Karolina Muchova||d. Kirsten Flipkens, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(10)
Lost to CiCi Bellis, 4-6, 4-6
|21||Amanda Anisimova||Lost to Zarina Diyas, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6||R1|
|22||Maria Sakkari||d. Margarita Gasparyan, 6-2, 6-2
d. Nao Hibino (Q), 7-6(4), 6-4
d. Madison Keys (10), 6-4, 6-4
Lost to Petra Kvitova (7), 7-6(4), 3-6, 2-6
|23||Dayana Yastremska||d. Kaja Juvan (Q), 6-1, 6-1
Lost to Caroline Wozniacki, 5-7, 5-7
|24||Sloane Stephens||Lost to Zhang Shuai, 6-2, 5-7, 2-6||R1|
|25||Ekaterina Alexandrova||d. Jil Teichmann, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
d. Barbora Krejcikova (Q), 6-1, 6-3
Lost to Petra Kvitova (7), 1-6, 2-6
|26||Danielle Collins||d. Vitalia Diatchenko, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Lost to Yulia Putintseva, 4-6, 6-2, 5-7
|27||Wang Qiang||d. Pauline Parmentier (WC), 7-6(2), 6-3
d. Fiona Ferro, 6-1, 6-2
d. Serena Williams (8), 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5
Lost to Ons Jabeur, 6-7(4), 1-6
|28||Anett Kontaveit||d. Astra Sharma (WC), 6-0, 6-2
d. Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
d. Belinda Bencic (6), 6-0, 6-1
d. Iga Swiatek, 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5
Lost to Simona Halep (4), 1-6, 1-6
|29||Elena Rybakina||d. Bernarda Pera, 6-3, 6-2
d. Greet Minnen (Q), 6-3, 6-4
Lost to Ashleigh Barty (1), 3-6, 2-6
|30||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||d. Nina Stojanovic, 6-1, 7-5
d. Taylor Townsend, 7-5, 7-6(1)
d. Karolina Pliskova (2), 7-6(4), 7-6(3)
d. Angelique Kerber (17), 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-2
Lost to Garbine Muguruza, 5-7, 3-6
|31||Anastasija Sevastova||Lost to Ajla Tomljanovic, 1-6, 1-6||R1|
|32||Barbora Strycova||Lost to Sorana Cirstea, 2-6, 6-7(5)||R1|
Australian Open Players 2021
The ‘Australian championships’, the ‘Happy Slam’, the ‘Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific’ – the Australian Open wears many hats, but one thing is absolutely to be relied upon: A full cast of the best players in the world, and 2021 will be no exception.
Here are some of the top players who will be appearing at the 2021 Australian Open when it begins on Monday 18 January.
Djokovic will return to the Australian Open in 2021 not just as the defending champion, but as the all-time title leader, having broken a three-way tie with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson when he delivered a brilliant beatdown of Rafael Nadal in the 2019 final and then extended his dominance by winning an eighth title in 2020, beating Dominic Thiem in a gripping final.
Djokovic warmed up for the 2020 Australian Open with an impressive run at the inaugural ATP Cup where he led Serbia to the title, beating Nadal in the final. Despite dropping a set in the first round for the first time at the Australian Open since 2006, Djokovic impressed in a high-quality match against one of the tougher opponents he could have opened against, big-serving Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. The Serb went on to cruise to the final without dropping a second set in victories over wildcard Tatsumo Ito, Yoshihito Nishioka, 14th seed Diego Schwartzman, big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic and ultimately six-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer.
In the fiftieth installmen tof their legendary rivalry, Djokovic came back from 1-4 down in the first set but played a flawless tie-break, winning seven of eight points. He ultimately won the match 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3 and improved to 27-23 against Federer as well as maintaining his unbeaten record in Australian Open semifinals.
After beating Federer, Djokovic faced fifth seed Dominic Thiem, who had beaten Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev to reach his first Australian Open final. The two-time French Open runner-up had actually won four of the last five matches he and Djokovic had played and took a two-sets-to-one lead in the final with some brilliant power tennis before Djokovic roared back to win 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and claim his eighth Australian Open title. The victory saw Djokovic retake the world no. 1 ranking from Nadal.
Djokovic remains unbeaten in Australian Open semifinals and finals, having won each of the record eight finals he has reached in Melbourne, and his victory increased his overall Grand Slam title haul to 17 – closing in on the benchmarks set by Nadal (19) and Federer (20). Will the Serb’s Melbourne supremacy continue in 2021?
Surprise 2020 women’s champion Sofia ‘Sonya’ Kenin will return to defend her title at the 2021 Australian Open, after having cemented her reputation as one of the fastest-rising young stars in women’s tennis with a brilliant run in Melbourne.
Kenin was named the WTA’s Most Improved Player of the Year in 2019 after winning a trio of International-level titles, making back-to-back Premier-5 semifinals in Toronto and Cincinnati in August and claiming a signature win over Serena Williams at the French Open on her way to the fourth round.
Kenin did not face a seeded player on her way to a first Grand Slam semifinal in Melbourne in 2020, but still had to face some tough players like Chinese veteran Zhang Shuai and 15-year-old phenomenon Coco Gauff, who had eliminated Venus Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka from the tournament; Kenin came back from a set down to beat Gauff 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0 before beating the unseeded Ons Jabeur, who has been blazing a trail for Arab women in sport.
In the semifinals, Kenin had to face world no. 1 and home favourite Ashleigh Barty. In brutally hot conditions, Kenin came from behind in both sets to win 7-6(6), 7-5, saving set points in both sets and stunning the top seed to reach her first Grand Slam final.
In the women’s final, Kenin became the youngest Australian Open champion since Maria Sharapova in 2008 and guaranteed herself a place in the top 10 after coming back from a set down to beat two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
While Nadal’s solitary Australian Open title came more than a decade ago in 2009, the Spaniard has been at the heart of some of the most gripping, brutal competition in Melbourne over the past ten years and there is every indication that he will continue to be so in 2021.
Since winning the Australian Open in 2009, Nadal has made the final in Melbourne four times, most recently in 2019 when he was dismantled by Djokovic in straight sets in the final.
In 2020, Nadal raced through the first three rounds without dropping a set in wins over Hugo Dellien of Bolivia, Federico Delbonis of Argentina (despite only converting three of 20 break-point chances) and compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. In the last 16, he faced home favourite Nick Kyrgios, who had won two of their three previous hard-court clashes. In a thrilling four-set clash on Rod Laver Arena, Kyrgios put up a gallant fight and even broke Nadal as he served for the match, but the Spaniard’s relentless intensity saw him come through 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4).
Nadal fell to fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, however, as Thiem put on a brilliant display of shotmaking, coming back from breaks down in the first and second sets to beat Nadal 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6).
Rafa left Melbourne still one Grand Slam title away from tying Federer’s record haul of 20, but with the French Open to come, will he have tied or even overtaken Federer as the all-time title leader when he returns to the Australian Open in 2021?
The Barty Party returns to Melbourne in 2021, with Barty Australia’s best chance for their first homegrown singles champion since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
Australia’s own ‘Ash’ made her first Australian Open quarterfinal in 2019 after impressing with a win over Maria Sharapova, and went on to rise to the very top of the tennis world, claiming her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open, rising to world no. 1 and ending the year by winning the WTA Finals Shenzhen.
Barty lost her first set of the tournament in 2020 as she adjusted to conditions different from those prevailing in Adelaide, where she had warmed up for the first Grand Slam of the year by winning the Adelaide International, but came back to beat Lesia Tsurenko in three and sailed past Polona Hercog and in-form Elena Rybakina. Against Alison Riske, who had beaten Barty at Wimbledon in 2019, the top seed survived a second-set dip and windy conditions and edged through 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to set up a rematch of the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinal against Petra Kvitova.
Barty lost her first four matches against Kvitova but has now won four in a row against the Czech after she survived a tight first set and dominated in the second for a 7-6(6), 6-2 victory. It was Barty’s first win over a top-10 player at a Grand Slam and put her into the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time.
Barty was the first Australian woman to make the final four in Melbourne since Wendy Turnbull in 1984, 36 years ago, but was unable to reach the final, suffering a shock defeat to 14th seed Sofia Kenin 6-7(6), 5-7 despite having ample opportunities in both sets. Her quest to win her home Grand Slam will resume in 2021.
Tennis fans around the world will hope that six-time champion Federer will be returning to the Australian Open in 2021, with the 38-year-old Swiss understandably unable to commit to doing so after his 2020 campaign ended in the semifinals.
After winning back-to-back titles in 2017-18 to bring his overall haul of Australian Open titles to six, Federer’s winning streak in Melbourne was snapped by Stefanos Tsitsipas, a man 17 years his junior, in the round of 16 in 2019.
The Swiss star bettered that result in 2020 when he reached the semifinals – but only after two of the most dramatic matches the Australian Open has witnessed in recent years. After breezing through the first two rounds, Federer faced Australian journeyman John Millman, who had scored an unlikely victory over him at the 2018 US Open, and found himself on the absolute brink of defeat, scattering 82 unforced errors as Millman outplayed him from the baseline. The Australian led 8-4 in the decisive ten-point tie-break in the fifth set, but lost the next six points and Federer claimed a dramatic win in four hours and seven minutes. It was a record 100th singles win at the Australian Open for Federer.
After beating Marton Fucsovics in four sets in the fourth round, Federer secured a place in the semifinals, but not without extreme drama. Facing Tennys Sandgren, the only unseeded man in the quarterfinals, Federer trailed by two sets to one and needed a medical time-out for a groin injury, before saving seven match points in the fourth set and coming back to win 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-3. Federer called it a ‘miracle’ win, and many thought he would not even take to the court to face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
In the end, Federer did take the court despite his injury and even led 4-1, with points for 5-1, in the first set. But he was clearly unable to play his best and suffered a 6-7(1), 4-6, 3-6 defeat to his great rival.
Halep will continue her quest for a first Australian Open title in 2021 after falling at the semifinal stage in 2020.
Champion at the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019, Halep made a memorable run to the Australian Open final in 2018, beating Angelique Kerber in a semifinal thriller before falling just short to Caroline Wozniacki in a gruelling final which saw the Romanian hospitalized due to dehydration.
With Australia’s own Darren Cahill back by her side as coach, Halep reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the second time in 2020 without dropping a set, beginning by scoring a stellar win over in-form American Jennifer Brady 7-6(5), 6-1 and going on to defeat Great Britain’s Harriet Dart 6-2, 6-4. Yulia Putintseva, who had eliminated 2019 Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins in the previous round, was Halep’s next victim as the Romanian dropped just five games to become one of three top-eight seeds to make it to the last 16.
Halep’s strong form continued as she beat 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-4 and crushed Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1, but her run was halted by Garbine Muguruza – like Halep, a French Open and Wimbledon champion – in the semifinals as Muguruza shook off a recent slump in superb fashion. Halep held set points in the first set and served for the second, but was denied both by a gritty display from the powerful Spaniard, falling 6-7(8), 5-7. Will Halep be able to make it back to the Australian Open final in 2021?
After defying his reputation as a Grand Slam under-performer with a semifinal run at the Australian Open in 2020, could Germany’s Zverev claim his maiden major title at the 2021 edition of the tournament?
Zverev won the Nitto ATP Finals in 2018 and has claimed three Masters 1000 Series titles, but had struggled to make headway at Grand Slams, with just two quarterfinals to his name – both at the French Open – coming into this year’s Australian Open. After a difficult season in 2019, as he struggled on and off court while still managing to preserve his top-10 status, Zverev made a poor start to 2020 when he went 0-3 at the ATP Cup Finals, at one point serving 14 double faults in a single match.
Expectations were low for the German in Melbourne. But Zverev suddenly found his game, and most significantly his serve, delivering a series of ruthless performances to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time without dropping a single set in wins over former French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato, Egor Gerasimov, 2009 Australian Open semifinalist Fernando Verdasco and Andrey Rublev, the powerful Russian who brought a 15-match winning streak into their last-16 clash.
Zverev lost his first set of the tournament against 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, but bounced back by not losing a single point on serve in the second set and recorded a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time. His run was ended by Dominic Thiem in the semifinals, when the Austrian came back from a set down to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(3), 6-7(4).
Resurgence was the name of the game for two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza at the 2020 Australian Open – will we see the Spaniard return to Melbourne as a top seed in 2021?
Muguruza won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, defeating Serena and Venus Williams in respective finals, and was ranked as high as world no. 1 in 2017. But a difficult 2018 season was followed by a worse 2019 in which Muguruza failed to make the quarterfinals of any major for the first year since 2013.
Unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2014 French Open, Muguruza showed the benefits of having split with coach Samuel Sumyk and teamed up instead with compatriot Conchita Martinez. Despite being ill at the beginning of the tournament, Muguruza battled to three-set wins over Shelby Rogers and Ajla Tomljanovic before stunning fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-2 in the third round.
Muguruza backed up her win over Svitolina by ousting ninth seed Kiki Bertens 6-3, 6-3 to make her second Australian Open quarterfinal, and felled Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – now coached by Sumyk – in two tight sets to make her first semifinal. Facing Simona Halep, Muguruza saved set points in the first set and came back from a break down in the second to beat the fourth seed 7-6(8), 7-5 in the semifinals and reach her first Australian Open final. But she was unable to defeat Sofia Kenin despite leading 6-4, the American coming back to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Austria’s Thiem has been a consistent performer at the French Open in recent years, making the semifinals in 2016-17 and finishing runner-up to Rafael Nadal in 2018-19, but had never made the quarterfinals at the Australian Open before a memorable run to the final in 2020.
However, Thiem made huge strides on hard courts in 2019 as he won his maiden Masters 1000 Series title at Indian Wells, defeating Federer in the final; claimed 500-level titles in Beijing and Vienna; and finished the year by reaching the final of the Nitto ATP Finals.
After being forced to retire in the second round in 2019, Thiem had some early struggles in 2020, having to battle all the way against Australian wildcard Alex Bolt in the second round and dropping a set against Taylor Fritz in the third. But the Austrian hit his stride in the last 16, playing his best match of the tournament so far to beat Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarterfinals, Thiem faced top seed Nadal, against whom he had a 4-9 record including losing their only previous meeting on hard courts. The Austrian produced a stellar performance to defeat Nadal in four sets, coming back from breaks down in the first and second sets and recovering from the disappointment of failing to serve out the match to win 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6). He had a more uneven time of it in the semifinals against seventh seed Alexander Zverev, but came back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4) and reach his first Australian Open final.
Taking on the ‘king of Australia’ in the final, Thiem dropped the first set but surged back to take a two-sets-to-one lead with some brilliant power tennis, and even had break points in the fourth set. Ultimately he was unable to close out the win, however, and Djokovic won the fourth and fifth sets to relegate the Austrian to runner-up status. It’s certain that Thiem will be burning to go one better in Melbourne in 2021.
Champions at the 2020 Australian Open
Here is a full list of the players who won titles at the 2020 Australian Open.
Men’s singles champion
Women’s singles champion
Men’s doubles champions
Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury
Women’s doubles champions
Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed doubles champions
Barbora Krejcikova/Nikola Mektic
Boys’ singles champion
Girls’ singles champion
Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva
Boys’ doubles champions
Nicholas David Ionel/Leandro Riedi
Girls’ doubles champions
Alexandra Eala/Priska Madelyn Nugroho
Wheelchair men’s singles champion
Wheelchair women’s singles champion
Wheelchair quad singles champion
Wheelchair men’s doubles champions
Alfie Hewett/Gordon Reid
Wheelchair women’s singles champions
Yui Kamiji/Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair quad doubles
Dylan Alcott/Heath Davidson
About the Australian Open
Known as the ‘Happy Slam’, the Australian Open has a history stretching back to 1905. It was then known as the Australasian Championships and then the Australian Championships, before becoming the Australian Open in 1969. The tournament has been staged in five Australian and two New Zealand cities before finding its current home in Melbourne in 1972, when it was played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club before moving to Melbourne Park in 1988. This was when the event switched from grass to its current surface of hard courts.
Melbourne Park’s main stadium is the Rod Laver Arena, seating nearly 15,000 people and equipped with a retractable roof. The Margaret Court and Hisense Arenas round out the major stages at the tournament.
Almost every legend of tennis, past and present, has lifted either the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup or the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy at the Australian Open. Until recently, Roy Emerson held the record for most men’s titles, winning his first of six titles in 1961 before dominating the tournament with five consecutive titles between 1963 and 1967, but he was joined in 2016 by Novak Djokovic when he claimed his sixth title (2008, 2011-13, 2015-16). Djokovic already held the record for most consecutive titles won in the Open Era. Roger Federer tied Emerson and Djokovic for six Australian Open titles in 2018, backing up his stunning comeback triumph of 2017 when he beat great rival Rafael Nadal in the final with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic in the final of 2018.
In 2019, Djokovic became the all-time record holder for Australian Open titles when he won his seventh, beating Nadal in straight sets in the final. The Serb extended his supremacy in Melbourne in 2020, defeating Federer in the semifinals and Dominic Thiem in the final to claim an eighth title. Djokovic is unbeaten in Australian Open semifinals and finals.
On the women’s side, Margaret Court won the Australian Open an incredible 11 times, including four times in the Open Era, finishing in 1973. 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, with her six Australian Open titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015), holds the record for most women’s titles in the Open Era, while Margaret Court (1969, 1970, 1971), Evonne Goolagong Crawley (1974, 1975, 1976), Steffi Graf (1988, 1989, 1990), Monica Seles (1991, 1992, 1993) and Martina Hingis (1997, 1998, 1999) are tied for the most consecutive Open Era titles.
The last Australian to win the men’s title was Mark Edmonson in 1967, while Chris O’Neil in 1978 holds the honour for the women.
The Australian Open is broadcast live around the world. From 1973 to 2018, the Seven Network served as the host broadcaster before the Nine Network acquired the rights in 2019. The tournament is currently broadcast on 13 different networks around the world. Australian Open matches are also available to watch and bet on live via bookmakers bet365.
Australian Open History
With a history that stretches all the way back to 1905 (when it was first played at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne), the Australian Open has gradually grown in prestige to become the global juggernaut it is today – one of the four biggest prizes in tennis.
First branded as the Australasian Championships, and then later the Australian Championships in 1927 and finally the Australian Open in 1969, the tournament was not recognised as a major tennis event until 1924. The Australian Open’s rich history has seen it contested across two countries and seven cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Christchurch and Hastings.
Due to its geographic isolation from the rest of the world, the Australian Open suffered in terms of attracting the superstars of tennis in its initial years. Many of the game’s greats such as Pancho Gonzales and Manuel Santana never played any form of the Australian Open, while more modern-day legends like Bjorn Borg and Ilie Nastase only competed once. Inconvenient scheduling around the Christmas and New Year period was also a factor in players opting to remain in Europe and America during the early stages of the Australian Open.
It wasn’t until well after the establishment of the ‘Open Era’ in 1968 – the date where Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to complete alongside amateurs – that the Australian Open really began to take off as a worldwide juggernaut. The Australian Open moved to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in 1972 and was played on grass until it was moved to Flinders Park (later renamed as Melbourne Park) in 1988. The ever-growing Melbourne Park precinct remains the location for the Australian Open today.
The Australian Open was played on green Rebound Ace courts until 2008, when tournament organisers opted to switch to blue Plexicushion, which is the surface still in play to this day. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play due to wet weather or extreme heat, with the Australian Open leading the way with its three primary courts – Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena – all equipped with retractable roofs.
Why is the Australian Open called the ‘Happy Slam’?
For the better part of the last decade now, the Australian Open has been consistently referred to by players and fans alike as the ‘Happy Slam’. Why is this the case? There’s a combination of factors, including the feel-good vibe and nature of Melbourne in January, the top-notch and state-of-the-art facilities of Melbourne Park – the home of the Australian Open – and its easy-to-access location, with Melbourne Park located just a short walk from the central business district, allowing players and spectators smooth transport from the heart of the city to the tennis centre.
Roger Federer actually coined the term ‘Happy Slam’ during a pre-match interview a few years ago. This is because the general feeling amongst the majority of players is that the Australian Open is their favourite Grand Slam, with tournament officials genuinely listening to players concerns and wishes and acting accordingly to execute them, whether it be an increase in prize money or demands to build more stadiums with a roof, which allows players to compete when it’s raining or in scorching temperatures.
Also, being the first Grand Slam of the season also means that players are arriving in Melbourne fresh and relaxed after a much-deserved off-season, while it’s also the first time all the leading men and women are in the same place at once for the season – which in turn contributes to more feel-good vibes and a overall relaxed atmosphere.
Australian Open Statistics
Australian Open winners
Here is a complete list of all the men’s and women’s singles champions during the Open Era.
Former Australian Open champions (Open Era)
|Year||Men’s Champion||Men’s Runner-up||Women’s Champion||Women’s Runner-up|
|1968||Ken Rosewall||Rod Laver||Nancy Richey||Ann Haydon Jones|
|1969||Rod Laver (2)||Ken Rosewall||Margaret Court (3)||Ann Haydon Jones|
|1970||Jan Kodes||Zeljko Franulovic||Margaret Court (4)||Helga Niessen|
|1971||Jan Kodes (2)||Ilie Nastase||Evonne Goolagong||Helen Gourlay|
|1972||Andres Gimeno||Patrick Proisy||Billie Jean King||Evonne Goolagong|
|1973||Ilie Nastase||Nikola Pilic||Margaret Court (5)||Chris Evert|
|1974||Bjorn Borg||Manuel Orantes||Chris Evert||Olga Mozorova|
|1975||Bjorn Borg (2)||Guillermo Vilas||Chris Evert (2)||Martina Navratilova|
|1976||Adriano Pannatta||Harold Solomon||Sue Barker||Renata Tomanova|
|1977||Guillermo Vilas||Brian Gottfried||Mima Jausovec||Florenta Mihai|
|1978||Bjorn Borg (3)||Guillermo Vilas||Virginia Ruzici||Mima Jausovec|
|1979||Bjorn Borg (4)||Victor Pecci||Chris Evert (3)||Wendy Turnbull|
|1980||Bjorn Borg (5)||Vitus Gerulaitis||Chris Evert (4)||Virginia Ruzici|
|1981||Bjorn Borg (6)||Ivan Lendl||Hana Mandlikova||Sylvia Hanika|
|1982||Johan Kriek (2)||Steve Denton||Chris Evert||Martina Navratilova|
|1983||Mats Wilander||Ivan Lendl||Martina Navratilova (2)||Kathy Jordan|
|1984||Mats Wilander (2)||Kevin Curren||Chris Evert (2)||Helena Sukova|
|1985||Stefan Edberg||Mats Wilander||Martina Navratilova (3)||Chris Evert|
|1986||Not held||Not held||Not held||Not held|
|1987||Stefan Edberg (2)||Pat Cash||Hana Mandlikova (2)||Martina Navratilova|
|1988||Mats Wilander (3)||Pat Cash||Steffi Graf||Chris Evert|
|1989||Ivan Lendl||Miloslav Mecir||Steffi Graf (2)||Helena Sukova|
|1990||Ivan Lendl (2)||Stefan Edberg||Steffi Graf (3)||Mary Joe Fernandez|
|1991||Boris Becker||Ivan Lendl||Monica Seles||Jana Novotna|
|1992||Jim Courier||Stefan Edberg||Monica Seles (2)||Mary Joe Fernandez|
|1993||Jim Courier (2)||Stefan Edberg||Monica Seles (3)||Steffi Graf|
|1994||Pete Sampras||Todd Martin||Steffi Graf (4)||Arantxa Sanchez Vicario|
|1995||Andre Agassi||Pete Sampras||Mary Pierce||Arantxa Sanchez Vicario|
|1996||Boris Becker (2)||Michael Chang||Monica Seles||Anke Huber|
|1997||Pete Sampras (2)||Carlos Moya||Martina Hingis||Mary Pierce|
|1998||Petr Korda||Marcelo Rios||Martina Hingis (2)||Conchita Martinez|
|1999||Yevgeny Kafelnikov||Thomas Enqvist||Martina Hingis (3)||Amelie Mauresmo|
|2000||Andre Agassi (2)||Vevgeny Kafelnikov||Lindsay Davenport||Martina Hingis|
|2001||Andre Agassi (3)||Arnaud Clement||Jennifer Capriati||Martina Hingis|
|2002||Thomas Johansson||Marat Safin||Jennifer Capriati (2)||Martina Hingis|
|2003||Andre Agassi (4)||Rainer Schuettler||Serena Williams||Venus Williams|
|2004||Roger Federer||Marat Safin||Justine Henin||Kim Clijsters|
|2005||Marat Safin||Lleyton Hewitt||Serena Williams (2)||Lindsay Davenport|
|2006||Roger Federer (2)||Marcos Baghdatis||Amelie Mauresmo||Justine Henin|
|2007||Roger Federer (3)||Fernando Gonzalez||Serena Williams (3)||Maria Sharapova|
|2008||Novak Djokovic||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Maria Sharapova||Ana Ivanovic|
|2009||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||Serena Williams (4)||Dinara Safina|
|2010||Roger Federer (4)||Andy Murray||Serena Williams (5)||Justine Henin|
|2011||Novak Djokovic (2)||Andy Murray||Kim Clijsters||Li Na|
|2012||Novak Djokovic (3)||Rafael Nadal||Victoria Azarenka||Maria Sharapova|
|2013||Novak Djokovic (4)||Andy Murray||Victoria Azarenka (2)||Li Na|
|2014||Stan Wawrinka||Rafael Nadal||Dominika Cibulkova||Simona Halep|
|2015||Novak Djokovic (5)||Andy Murray||Serena Williams (6)||Maria Sharapova|
|2016||Novak Djokovic (6)||Andy Murray||Angelique Kerber||Serena Williams|
|2017||Roger Federer (5)||Rafael Nadal||Serena Williams (7)||Venus Williams|
|2018||Roger Federer (6)||Marin Cilic||Caroline Wozniacki||Simona Halep|
|2019||Novak Djokovic (7)||Rafael Nadal||Naomi Osaka||Petra Kvitova|
|2020||Novak Djokovic (8)||Dominic Thiem||Sofia Kenin||Garbine Muguruza|
Greatest Australian Open champions
Almost all of the biggest names in the history of tennis have won the Australian Open title.
Until recently, there was a three-way tie at the top of the men’s honour roll with Roy Emerson, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic each having won six titles. But Djokovic’s 2019 triumph saw him take the overall lead with an all-time record of seven Australian Open titles, followed by Emerson and Federer on six – a lead that Djokovic extended in 2020 when he won an eighth Australian Open title.
Federer has won a record 100 singles matches at the Australian Open.
Other multiple-time winners of the tournament include Jack Crawford, Ken Rosewall, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, John Newcombe and Guillermo Vilas.
Margaret Court owns the record for the most titles on the women’s side with a staggering 11 triumphs in the Amateur and Open Era, with Serena Williams not too far behind with seven. Victoria Azarenka is the only other current active female player with multiple Australian Open titles, winning back-to-back in 2012-13, while legends such as Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf and Martin Hingis have all reigned supreme at Melbourne Park over the years.
Australian Open records (Open Era)
How the biggest stars fare at the Australian Open
Australian Open performance: Top men
|Player||Titles||Finals||Main draw appearances||Win-loss record||2020 result|
|Novak Djokovic||8 (2008, 2011-13, 2015-16, 2019-20)||–||16||75-8||Champion (d. Dominic Thiem)|
|Roger Federer||6 (2004, 2006-7, 2010, 2017-18)||1 (2009)||21||102-15||SF (lost to Novak Djokovic)|
|Rafael Nadal||1 (2009)||4 (2012, 2014, 2017, 2019)||15||65-14||QF (lost to Dominic Thiem)|
|Andy Murray||–||5 (2010-11, 2013, 2015-16)||13||48-13||Did not play|
|Stan Wawrinka||1 (2014)||–||15||42-14||QF (lost to Alexander Zverev)|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||–||1 (2008)||13||37-13||R1 (lost to Alexei Popyrin)|
|Marin Cilic||–||1 (2017)||12||32-12||R16 (lost to Milos Raonic)|
|Nick Kyrgios||–||–||7||14-7||R16 (lost to Rafael Nadal)|
|Dominic Thiem||–||–||7||16-7||Runner-up (lost to Novak Djokovic)|
Australian Open performance: Top women
|Player||Titles||Finals||Main-draw appearances||Win-loss record||2020 result|
|Serena Williams||7 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2015, 2017)||1 (2016)||19||87-12||R3 (lost to Wang Qiang)|
|Victoria Azarenka||2 (2012-13)||–||12||39-10||Did not play|
|Maria Sharapova||1 (2008)||3 (2007, 2012, 2016)||16||56-15||R1 (lost to Donna Vekic)|
|Angelique Kerber||1 (2016)||–||13||32-12||R16 (lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova)|
|Naomi Osaka||1 (2019)||–||5||18-4||R3 (lost to Cori Gauff)|
|Venus Williams||–||2 (2003, 2017)||20||53-20||R1 (lost to Cori Gauff)|
|Simona Halep||–||1 (2018)||10||24-10||SF (lost to Garbine Muguruza)|
|Petra Kvitova||–||1 (2019)||11||24-15||QF (lost to Ashleigh Barty)|
|Garbine Muguruza||–||1 (2020)||8||23-8||Runner-up (lost to Sofia Kenin)|
|Ashleigh Barty||–||–||7||13-7||SF (lost to Sofia Kenin)|
The 2021 Australian Open is live from Melbourne from 18-31 January, and matches from all courts will be streamed live via bet365.