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2024 Australian Open
Date14–28 January 2024
Edition112th
Open Era (56th)
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S / 64D
Prize moneyA$86,500,000
SurfaceHard (GreenSet)
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men’s singles
Italy Jannik Sinner
Women’s singles
Aryna Sabalenka
Men’s doubles
India Rohan Bopanna / Australia Matthew Ebden
Women’s doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Belgium Elise Mertens
Mixed doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / Poland Jan Zieliński
Wheelchair men’s singles
Japan Tokito Oda
Wheelchair women’s singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair quad singles
Netherlands Sam Schröder
Wheelchair men’s doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair women’s doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Jiske Griffioen
Wheelchair quad doubles
United Kingdom Andy Lapthorne / United States David Wagner
Boys’ singles
Japan Rei Sakamoto
Girls’ singles
Slovakia Renáta Jamrichová
Boys’ doubles
United States Maxwell Exsted / United States Cooper Woestendick
Girls’ doubles
United States Tyra Caterina Grant / United States Iva Jovic
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The 2024 Australian Open was a Grand Slam level tennis tournament held at Melbourne Park, from 14 to 28 January 2024.[1] It was the 112th edition of the Australian Open, the 56th in the Open Era, and the first major of the year. The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments. The tournament’s main sponsor is Kia.[2]

Novak Djokovic was the defending men’s singles champion.[3] He was defeated in the semifinals by Jannik Sinner,[4] who went on to beat Daniil Medvedev in a five-set final to win his first major title.[5] Aryna Sabalenka successfully defended the women’s singles title as she claimed her second major singles title, defeating Zheng Qinwen without losing a set during the tournament.[6][7]

In the tournament’s 119-year history, this was the first Australian Open Tennis Championships to be held on an opening Sunday.[8]

The tournament featured the following changes from previous tournaments:[9]

  • First-round matches took place over three days instead of two.
  • The daytime sessions on the central courts, Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, featured a maximum of two matches instead of three to avoid matches lasting into the early hours of the morning, such as the match between Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis in 2023, which ended at 4:05 am local time.[10] The John Cain Arena schedule remains the same. However, the success of this policy change is questionable, since some matches at this edition of the tournament still finished after midnight, including one between Daniil Medvedev and Emil Ruusuvuori which finished at 3:40 am local time.[11]
  • The number of game sessions for the event increased from 47 to 52 with the extra day of competition.

The tournament attracted an attendance of 1,020,763 (1,110,657 including pre-tournament qualifiers), making this the highest attended Australian Open ever, as well as the first Grand Slam to attract over a million spectators in a single tournament.[12][13]

Singles players

Events

Men’s singles

Women’s singles

Men’s doubles

Women’s doubles

Mixed doubles

Wheelchair men’s singles

Wheelchair women’s singles

Wheelchair quad singles

Wheelchair men’s doubles

Wheelchair women’s doubles

Wheelchair quad doubles

Boys’ singles

  • Japan Rei Sakamoto def. Czech Republic Jan Kumstát, 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–5.

Girls’ singles

Boys’ doubles

Girls’ doubles

Points and prize money

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each competition showing the ranking points offered for each event.[14][15][16]

Senior points

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 64Round of 128QQ3Q2Q1
Men’s singles200013008004002001005010301680
Men’s doubles1200720360180900N/A
Women’s singles130078043024013070104030202
Women’s doubles10N/A

 

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