2017 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams pose with trophies
The 2017 Australian Open will take place from January 16 to January 29 when the men’s final concludes the tournament.

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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.

Current Champions:

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

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Australian Open Articles

How about everyone gives Sam Stosur a break?

How about everyone gives Sam Stosur a break?

by , 21 Jan 2017

While critics are suggesting it might be time for Sam Stosur to call it quits, that’s the wrong answer to a complex issue.

Evans condemns Tomic’s box of ‘idiots’

Evans condemns Tomic’s box of ‘idiots’

by , 21 Jan 2017

Dan Evans condemned members of Bernard Tomic’s courtside box as “complete idiots” after sending the last home hope crashing out of the Australian Open men’s singles.

Channel Seven’s Aussie cheerleaders – sorry, commentators – have gone too far

Channel Seven’s Aussie cheerleaders – sorry, commentators – have gone too far

by , 21 Jan 2017

The Nick Kyrgios versus Andreas Seppi match on Wednesday night, and the affiliated Channel Seven cheerleading team, was one of the most uncomfortable and disheartening things I have seen in tennis – in fact sport – for years.

Berdych salutes masterful Federer

by , 21 Jan 2017

Tomas Berdych believes Roger Federer’s jaw-dropping third-round Australian Open performance compares favourably with his all-conquering era at the top of the men’s game.

Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2017

Roger Federer will be hoping to build momentum when he takes on Czech Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from around 8:30pm (AEDT).

Lukas Lacko vs Kei Nishikori: Australian Open tennis live scores

Lukas Lacko vs Kei Nishikori: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 20 Jan 2017

Qualifier Lukas Lacko has a tough task on his hand when he takes on world No.5 Kei Nishikori. Can the Slovak cause a major upset or will Nishikori go a step further in his quest for a maiden grand slam title? Join The Roar for live scores from 7pm (AEDT).

Ashleigh Barty vs Mona Barthel: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Ashleigh Barty vs Mona Barthel: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2017

Ashleigh Barty will continue her dream Aussie Open campaign against qualifier Mona Barthel in the third round. Can the Australian go a step further or will the German cause a major upset? Join The Roar from 7pm (AEDT) for live coverage.

Bernard Tomic vs Daniel Evans Highlights: Australian Open tennis scores, blog

Bernard Tomic vs Daniel Evans Highlights: Australian Open tennis scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2017 Video

27th seed Bernard Tomic will be out to get back to his best in the third round of the Australian Open when he takes on the dangerous Englishman Daniel Evans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 5pm (AEDT).

Stan Wawrinka vs Viktor Troicki: Australian Open tennis live scores

Stan Wawrinka vs Viktor Troicki: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 20 Jan 2017

Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka kicks off round three at Melbourne Park against 29th seed Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:30pm (AEDT).

Andy Murray vs Sam Querrey: Australian Open tennis live scores

Andy Murray vs Sam Querrey: Australian Open tennis live scores

by , 20 Jan 2017

World No.1 and now outright favourite to take out his first Australian Open Andy Murray faces a tricky challenge in the third round, taking on big-serving American Sam Querrey. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 2pm (AEDT).


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