Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women's Singles Final match against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 13 of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 20, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Here’s a look at 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 US Open.

January 17-30, 2022 - The 110th Australian Open takes place.

February 8-21, 2021 - The 109th Australian Open takes place.

2022 Results

Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in the men’s final, clinching a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.

Ashleigh Barty became the first home Australian Open champion since 1978 after beating Danielle Collins in the women’s final.

Other Facts

Total prize money for 2022 is $75 million AUD.

Youngest winners - men’s singles - Ken Rosewall (18); women’s singles - Martina Hingis (16)

Oldest winners - men’s singles - Rosewall (37); women’s singles - Thelma Long (35)

Most consecutive singles wins - men’s - Roy Emerson (five) 1963-1967; women’s - Margaret Court (seven) 1960-1966

Most singles titles overall - men’s - Djokovic (nine); women’s - Margaret Court (11)


1905 - The Australasian Championships are played in Melbourne.

1927 - The name is changed to the Australian Championships.

1954 - Thelma Long wins the Women’s Singles Championship at age 35, becoming the oldest female to do so.

1969 - The name is changed to the Australian Open.

1972 - Ken Rosewall wins the Men’s Singles Championship at age 37, becoming the oldest male player to win the Australian Open. Rosewall also holds the record for youngest champion, winning at age 18 in 1953.

2001 - Begins paying men and women equal prize money.

January 15-16, 2022 - World No. 1 and 2021 men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic is detained and deported from Australia over a visa and vaccination dispute, missing the tournament.