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2024 Australian Open

Jannik Sinner celebrates winning the 2024 Australian Open. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The 2024 Australian Open ran from Sunday, January 15 until Sunday, January 28.

2024 was the first time the tournament will begin on a Sunday rather than the usual Monday, in order to give organisers an extra day to reschedule matches in the event of rain or other weather interference.

Aryna Sabalenka won her second consecutive Australian Open title when she defeated Zheng Qinwen 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided women’s singles final.

Jannik Sinner won his maiden Grand Slam title after coming back from two sets to love down to defeat Daniil Medvedev 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the men’s singles final, while also ending Novak Djokovic’s unbeaten six-year winning streak at Melbourne Park in the semi-finals.

Australian Matt Ebden teamed up with Rohan Bopanna to win the men’s doubles crown, with the 43-year old Bopanna becoming the oldest doubles winner in the Open Era.

Current Champions:

Men’s singles – Jannik Sinner
Women’s singles – Aryna Sabalenka
Men’s doubles – Matt Ebden / Rohan Bopanna
Women’s doubles – Hsieh Su-wei / Elise Mertens
Mixed doubles – Hsieh Su-wei / Jan Zielinski
Men’s wheelchair singles – Tokito Oda
Women’s wheelchair singles – Diede de Groot
Wheelchair quad singles – Sam Schröder
Wheelchair men’s doubles – Alfie Hewett / Gordon Reid
Wheelchair women’s doubles – Diede de Groot / Jiske Griffioen
Wheelchair quad doubles – Andy Lapthorne / David Wagner
Boys singles – Rei Sakamoto
Girls singles – Renata Jamrichova
Boys doubles – Maxwell Exsted / Cooper Woestendick
Girls doubles – Tyra Caterina Grant / Iva Jovic

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

There was huge controversy before the tournament even got underway with Djokovic denied entry to Australia after a visa bungle.

Crowd records were consistently broken in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic forced restrictions on crowds in 2021 and 2022. More than 902,000 people attended across the course of the fortnight in 2023 when it returned to full capacity, making the event the best-attended Grand Slam.

2023 schedule

Day Date Start time (AEDT) Matches
1 Sun Jan 14 11:00am Men’s and women’s first round
2 Mon Jan 15 11:00am Men’s and women’s first round
3 Tue Jan 16 11:00am Men’s and women’s first round
4 Wed Jan 17 11:00am Men’s and women’s second round
5 Thu Jan 18 11:00am Men’s and women’s second round
6 Fri Jan 19 11:00am Men’s and women’s third round
7 Sat Jan 20 11:00am Men’s and women’s third round
8 Sun Jan 21 11:00am Men’s and women’s fourth round
9 Mon Jan 22 11:00am Men’s and women’s fourth round
10 Tue Jan 25 11:00am Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
11 Wed Jan 26 11:00am Men’s and women’s quarter-finals
12 Thu Jan 27 From 7:30pm (Women’s matches in prime time) Women’s semi-finals
13 Fri Jan 28 12:30pm Men’s semi-finals, mixed doubles final
14 Sat Jan 29 From 7:30pm (Women’s final in prime-time) Women’s final, men’s doubles final
15 Sun Jan 29 3:00pm (Men’s final in prime-time) Men’s final, women’s doubles final

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



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