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2021 Australian Open

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The 2021 Australian Open ran from Monday, February 8 until Sunday, February 21.

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.

Novak Djokovic holds the record for the most Australian Open men’s singles titles, with nine. Margaret Court (after which one of the Open’s main venues is named) holds the record for most women’s singles titles, with 11.

Crowd records have consistently been broken during the last few years, with more than 780,000 people attending across the course of the fortnight in 2019, making the event the best attended Grand Slam.

Current Champions:

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
Women’s Singles: Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3

2021 schedule

Day Date Start time (AEDT) Matches
1 Mon Feb 8 11:00am Men’s and women’s first round
2 Tue Feb 9 11:00am Men’s and women’s first round
3 Wed Feb 10 11:00am Men’s and women’s second round
4 Thu Feb 11 11:00am Men’s and women’s second round
5 Fri Feb 12 11:00am Men’s and women’s third round
6 Sat Feb 13 11:00am Men’s and women’s third round
7 Sun Feb 14 11:00am Men’s and women’s fourth round
8 Mon Feb 15 11:00am Men’s and women’s fourth round
9 Tue Feb 16 11:00am Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
9 Wed Feb 17 11:00am Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
10 Thu Feb 18 11:00am Women’s semi-finals, men’s first semi-final
11 Fri Feb 19 3:00pm Men’s second semi-final, mixed doubles semi-finals, women’s doubles final
12 Sat Feb 20 1:00pm Women’s final, men’s doubles final
13 Sun Feb 21 4:30pm Men’s final, mixed doubles final

The tournament is broadcast on the Nine Network for Australian viewers.

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