Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Andy Murray of the United Kingdom in the men's final, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6.
Angelique Kerber of Germany defeats Serena Williams of the United States in the women's final, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Total prize money for 2016 is a record 44 million AUD (about 31 million USD), a 10% increase from 2015.
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."