Australian Open Tennis 2018

Australian Open

The Australian Open is a tennis competition held every year finished the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. In the first place held in 1905, the competition is sequentially the first of the four Grand Slam tennis occasions of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It includes men’s and ladies’ singles; men’s, ladies’ and blended pairs and junior’s titles; and in addition wheelchair, legends and display occasions. Preceding 1988 the competition had been played on grass courts, yet from that point forward two sorts of hardcourt surfaces have been utilized at Melbourne Park – green hued Rebound Ace up to 2007 and, a short time later, blue Plexicushion.

The Australian Open commonly has high attendances, equaling and sometimes surpassing the US Open. The competition holds the record for the most astounding participation at a Grand Slam event. It was the principal Grand Slam competition to include indoor play amid wet climate or extraordinary warmth with its three essential courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the restored Margaret Court Arena furnished with retractable rooftops.

Australian Open Tennis Facts

Founded 1905; 113 years ago
Editions 106 (2018)
Location Melbourne (since 1972)
Venue Melbourne Park (since 1988)
Surface Grass – outdoors (1905–87)
Hard – outdoors (since 1988)
Prize money A$55,000,000 (2018)

Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Roger Federer (singles)
Henri Kontinen
John Peers (doubles)
Most singles titles 6
Roy Emerson
Novak Djokovic
Most doubles titles 10
Adrian Quist

Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Current champions Serena Williams (singles)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lucie Šafářová (doubles)
Most singles titles 11
Margaret Court
Most doubles titles 12
Thelma Coyne Long

Mixed Doubles
Draw 48
Current champions Abigail Spears
Juan Sebastián Cabal
Most titles (male) 4
Harry Hopman
Colin Long
Most titles (female) 4
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Nell Hall Hopman
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Thelma Coyne Long

The 2018 Australian Open is a progressing tennis competition to be played at Melbourne Park between 15– 28 January 2018. It will be the main Grand Slam competition of the 2018 season. It denotes the 106th release of the Australian Open ever, 50th version of the competition in the Open Era and the 200th general Grand Slam occasion of the Open Era. The competition comprise of occasions for proficient players in singles, pairs and blended duplicates play. Junior and wheelchair players contend in singles and copies competitions. As in earlier years, the competition’s title support is Kia.

Roger Federer is the protecting champion in the men’s singles occasion; Serena Williams was the safeguarding champion in the ladies’ singles occasion yet pulled back seven days before the competition, expressing that she was not “completely 100% fit” in the wake of bringing forth her little girl in September 2017.

The 2018 Australian Open will be the 106th version of the competition and will be held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The competition will be controlled by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is a piece of the 2018 ATP World Tour and the 2018 WTA Tour schedules under the Grand Slam classification. The competition will comprise of the two men’s and ladies’ singles and pairs draws and additionally a blended copies occasion. There will be singles and copies occasions for both young men and young ladies (players under 18), which are a piece of the Grade A class of competitions, and furthermore singles, pairs and quad occasions for men’s and ladies’ wheelchair tennis players as a major aspect of the NEC visit under the Grand Slam classification.

The competition will be played on hard courts over a progression of 25 courts, including the three fundamental show courts: Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena.

2018 Australian Open Facts

Date 15–28 January
Edition 106th
Open Era (50th)
Category Grand Slam
Draw 128S / 64D /
Prize money A$55,000,000
Surface Hard (Plexicushion)
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park

2017 Champions

Men’s Singles

Switzerland Roger Federer

Women’s Singles

United States Serena Williams

Men’s Doubles

Finland Henri Kontinen / Australia John Peers

Women’s Doubles

United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová

Mixed Doubles

United States Abigail Spears / Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal

Television coverage

The Australian Open is communicated universally on TV and online through the absolute most settled supporters in world games. In Australia, the Australian Open has been communicated by the Seven Network since 1973. In the vicinity of 2003 and 2009, it was co-communicated by Fox Sports. The Australian Open men’s singles last is customarily a standout amongst the most watched sports occasions in Australia. In whatever is left of Asia-Pacific, Fox Sports broadcasts it crosswise over South-East Asia, Wowow and NHK in Japan, CCTV, Shanghai TV and iQiyi in China, Sony Pictures Networks in India and the Sub-Continent, Sky in New Zealand and Fiji TV across Oceania-Pacific.

In Europe the competition is communicated on Eurosport. Different telecasters in the district have incorporated the BBC in the United Kingdom, SRG in Switzerland, NOS in Netherlands and RTS in Serbia. In the United Kingdom, the BBC dropped its live scope of the 2016 competition only a month prior to the begin because of spending cuts, leaving Eurosport as the selective live telecaster.

Elsewhere, beIN Sports broadcasts it into the Middle East and Northern Africa, and SuperSport in Sub-Sahara Africa. In the United States, the competition is communicated on ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Tennis Channel. The title matches are broadcast live on ESPN. While it is communicated on ESPN International in Central and Latin America. It is communicated on TSN in Canada.


The accompanying record of participation gives a steady year-to-year correlation given that since 1987 the sum total of what competitions have been played in the January time of the year (the quick going before competition was Dec 1985). 1987 was the latest year that the Kooyong Tennis Club was host to the terrific hammer and since 1988 Melbourne Park has facilitated all competitions. The normal development rate over the period secured beneath is 7% contrasted with 3% for a similar period for the US Open participation.

  • 2017: 728,763
  • 2016: 720,363
  • 2015: 703,899
  • 2014: 643,280
  • 2013: 684,457
  • 2012: 686,006
  • 2011: 651,127
  • 2010: 653,860
  • 2009: 603,160
  • 2008: 605,735
  • 2007: 554,858
  • 2006: 550,550
  • 2005: 543,873
    2004: 521,691
  • 2003: 512,225
  • 2002: 518,248
  • 2001: 543,834
  • 2000: 501,251
  • 1999: 473,296
  • 1998: 434,807
  • 1997: 391,504
  • 1996: 389,598
  • 1995: 311,678
  • 1994: 332,926
  • 1993: 322,074
  • 1992: 329,034
  • 1991: 305,048
  • 1990: 312,000
  • 1989: 289,023
  • 1988: 244,859
  • 1987: 140,089

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