(CNN)Here's a look at what you need to know about the Australian Open, one of four competitions that make up the "Grand Slam" in professional tennis. The other three are Wimbledon, the French Open, and the U.S. Open.
January 19, 2015-February 1, 2015 - The Australian Open takes place at Melbourne Park.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Andy Murray of the United Kingdom in the men's final.
Serena Williams of the United States defeats Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's final.
Total prize money for 2015 was a record AUD 40 million (about U.S. $31 million), with a top prize of AUD 3.1 million (about U.S. $2.4 million) for both the men's and women's singles champions.
Youngest winners - Men's singles, Ken Rosewall (18) - Women's singles, Martina Hingis (16)
Oldest winners - Men's singles, Ken Rosewall (37) - Women's singles, Thelma Long (35) - Men's doubles, Norman Brookes (46) - Women's doubles, Thelma Long (39)
Most successive singles wins - Roy Emerson (five) 1963-1967 and Margaret Court (seven) 1960-1966.
Most singles titles overall - Roy Emerson (six) and Margaret Court (11).
1905 - The Australasian Championships are played in Melbourne.
1927 - The name is changed to the Australian Championships.
1954 - 35-year-old Thelma Long wins the Women's Singles Championship, becoming the oldest female to do so.
1969 - The name is changed to the Australian Open.
1972 - 37-year old Ken Rosewall wins the Men's Singles Champions, becoming the oldest male player to win the Australian Open. He also holds the record for youngest champion, winning at age 18 in 1953.
2003 - The Australian Open begins billing itself as the "Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific."