The 2017 Australian Open will take place from January 16 to January 29 when the men’s final concludes the tournament.
Beginning in 1905, the competition was originally played on grass, until the switch was made to Rebound Ace in 1988. In 2008 the shift to the current playing surface, Plexicushion, was made.
Roy Emerson holds the record for the most Australian Open Men’s Singles titles, with six. While Margaret Court (after which one of the Open’s main venues is named) holds the record for most Women’s Singles titles, with 11.
In 2016 a record number of fans attended the Open with over 720,000 people walking through the turnstiles at Melbourne Park.
Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6
Women’s Singles: Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4