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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.
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
|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.