Australian Open Tennis 2019: Draw, Schedule and Prize money

Australian Open Tennis 2019

Australian Open Tennis 2019: Melbourne will be in the spotlight yet again as the tennis world set their sights on the 107th Australian Open

The tennis world will swing to Melbourne for the primary terrific pummel of 2019, with the Australian Open set to commence on January 14.

The Open will have the world’s best 100 men and best 100 ladies in January, whose sight will be determined to a definitive prize. The 107th release of the Australian Open is the most extravagant yet, bragging an aggregate prize pool $62.5 million.

The competition involves people’s singles; men’s, ladies’ and blended duplicates and junior’s titles; and wheelchair, legends and display occasions.

First held in 1905, the Australian Open is presently the biggest yearly donning occasion in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Australian Open Tennis 2019 Schedule:

The 2019 Australian Open starts on Monday, January 14.The competition will happen day by day throughout the following two weeks and completions with the men’s last on Sunday, January 27.

The following is the round-by-round breakdown of the timetable for the two people.

SESSION DATE TIME FEATURE MATCHES
1-2 Monday, January 14 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 1st Round
3-4 Tuesday, January 15 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 1st Round
5-6 Wednesday, January 16 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round
7-8 Thursday, January 17 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 2nd Round
9-10 Friday, January 18 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round
11-12 Saturday, January 19 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s 3rd Round
13-14 Sunday, January 20 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Round of 16
15-16 Monday, January 21 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Round of 16
17-18 Tuesday, January 22 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Quarter Finals
19-20 Wednesday, January 23 Day: 11:00 am
Night: 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Quarter Finals
21 Thursday, January 24 Day: 11:00 am
Afternoon: 1.30pm
Women’s Semifinals 1 & 2
22 Thursday, January 24 Night: 7.30pm Men’s Semifinal 1
23 Friday, January 25 Twilight 3:00pm Women’s Wheelchair Doubles Final

Men’s Wheelchair Doubles Final

Mixed Doubles Semifinal

Men’s Singles Semifinal

24 Saturday, January 26 Day: 1:00 pm
Night: 7:00 pm
Girl’s & Boy’s Singles Finals

Women’s Singles Final

Men’s Doubles Final

25 Sunday, January 27 Twilight: 4:00 pm
Night: 7:30 pm
Mixed Doubles Final
Men’s Final

Prize Money for the Australian Open Tennis 2019

Prize Money for the Australian Open

The prize money record for the Australian Open has reached an all-time high for 2019, with the AUD$62.5 million prize money pool up 14 per cent on 2018.

Tennis Australia will split the money equally across the men’s and women’s tournaments, with the majority of the increases to be directed towards the players in qualifying, early rounds and doubles.

Last year, the victors – Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki – pocketed $4 million AUD.

  • First round doubles teams will earn $21,000 up 13.51 percent
  • First round qualifiers earn double 2018 with $15,000
  • First round main draw singles $75,000 up 25 percent on 2018
  • $105,000 for reaching the second round, up from $90,000 in 2018
  • Australian Open 2019 singles champions will pocket $4.1 million

Australian Open Tennis 2019 Facts:

MEN’S SINGLES

  • Roger Federer won his sixth Australian Open title in 2018, 14 years after his first win at the event; no player has won multiple Australian Open titles over a longer period in the Open Era.
  • Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have both won the Australian Open six times, the most of any male player in the Open Era.
  • Either Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray has been the runner-up in eight of the last nine Australian Open Men’s Finals, Murray losing five times and Nadal three times. Only Marin Cilic in 2018 has also lost an Australian Open final in that span.
  • The last time an Australian made it to the men’s final at the Australian Open was Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, though the last Australian to win the title was Mark Edmondson in 1976 (against fellow Australian John Newcombe).
  • The last time two players from the same nation contested the men’s final at an Australian Open was in 1995 when Andre Agassi (USA) defeated Pete Sampras (USA) in four sets.
  • Roger Federer has won the last two Australian Opens; Novak Djokovic between 2011 and 2013 is the only male player to have won the tournament three times in a row in the Open Era.
  • Last year in Australia Roger Federer won his 20th Grand Slam singles title, the first male player to reach that mark; Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament he has won more often (8 times) than the Australian Open (6).
  • Roger Federer has reached at least the semi-final stage in 14 of the last 15 Australian Opens (2015 being the exception).
  • In 2012, Novak Djokovic got the better of Rafael Nadal in the longest final of a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era (5 hours and 53 minutes).
  • Andy Murray has lost five Australian Open finals (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016), more than any other player in the Open Era.
  • Not since his first match at the tournament in 2009 against Jurgen Melzer (ranked 32) has Kei Nishikori lost to a player ranked outside the Top 20 at the Australian Open.
  • Kei Nishikori has never reached the Australian Open semi-finals (best result: QF in 2012, 2015 & 2016). No Asian player has ever won a men’s singles Grand Slam title.
  • Novak Djokovic failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2017 and 2018, after having won five of the previous six editions of the tournament.
  • Novak Djokovic is coming to the 2019 Australian Open after having won the last two Grand Slam tournaments (Wimbledon & US Open 2018). He hasn’t won three tournaments in a row since his four consecutive wins between 2015 and 2016.
  • 2006 was the last Australian Open in which there wasn’t Spanish representation in the men’s singles quarter finals.
  • 20 different players have won the Australian Open since the last time it was won by an Australian player (Mark Edmondson in 1976).
  • Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals of his last three Grand Slam tournaments (win at the French Open, semi-finals at Wimbledon & US Open) and will aim to reach the semi-final in four tournaments in a row for the first time since 2011-2012 (5 consecutive finals).
  • Australian Open 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic won 15 matches at Grand Slams in 2018, his best tally in a calendar year.
  • Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem made 83 double faults at Grand Slams in 2018, more than any other player.
  • John Isner hit 473 aces during Grand Slams in 2018, 118 more than any other player during these tournaments (Kevin Anderson, 355).
  • Lucas Pouille is yet to win a single game at the Australian Open, losing in the first round in the last five editions. He lost against players ranked outside the top 100 in 2017 (Alexander Bublik, 207) and 2018 (Ruben Bemelmans, 117).

WOMEN’S SINGLES

  • Caroline Wozniacki is aiming to become the first woman to win successive Australian Open titles since Victoria Azarenka (2012 and 2013);
  • Only Victoria Azarenka (2012, 2013), Serena Williams (2009, 2010) and Jennifer Capriati (2001, 2002) have won successive titles at the Australian Open since 2000.
  • Since 2005 only Serena Williams (2010, 2015) and Victoria Azarenka (2013) have won the title at the Australian Open as the #1 ranked player in the world.
  • Naomi Osaka is aiming to become the first woman to win successive Grand Slam titles since Serena Williams in 2014 (US Open) and 2015 (Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon).
  • Two of the last three women’s finals in Australian have been decided in three sets; Serena Williams’ 6-4, 6-4 win against her sister Venus in 2017 the outlier in that span.
  • Caroline Wozniacki won the 2018 Australian Open but had failed to reach the quarter finals in her previous five appearances in the tournament.
  • Caroline Wozniacki has failed to reach the quarter finals in any Grand Slam since she won the title at the Australian Open in 2018.
  • Simona Halep reached the final at the 2018 Australian Open but failed to pass through the first round in her two previous appearances in the tournament.
  • Simona Halep has made it to the quarter finals in four of her last seven Grand Slam appearances; she has also made it to three Grand Slam finals in that span.
  • Naomi Osaka has never reached the quarter finals at the Australian Open, falling in the fourth round in 2018 to finalist Simona Halep.
  • Angelique Kerber has reached the quarter finals in three of her last four Grand Slam appearances, including the semi-finals at the 2018 Australian Open.
  • Angelique Kerber has made it to the semi-finals in two of her last three appearances at the Australian Open and won the title in 2016 but had failed to reach the quarter finals in any of her previous runs in the tournament.
  • Serena Williams’ next Grand Slam victory will be her 24th, equalling Margaret Court for the most of all-time in women’s tennis.
  • Serena Williams has not won any of the last seven Grand Slams, with her last win coming at the Australian Open in 2017 – this is Serena Williams’ longest span without a Grand Slam title since 2012.
  • Serena Williams has participated in eight Australian Open finals, more than any other player in the Open Era, including three of the last four.
  • The last time an Australian contested the women’s final at an Australian Open was Wendy Turnbull in 1980; though, the last time an Australian won the women’s final was Chris O’Neil two years prior (1978).
  • Ashleigh Barty heads into the Australia Open ranked 15th in the world, her highest ever ranking and the highest ranking of any Australian at the moment.
  • Daria Gavrilova failed to reach the third round at the Australian Open in 2018 but has made it to the Round of 16 in each of her previous two appearances in the tournament.
  • Martina Hingis is the youngest winner of the Australian Open women’s singles trophy (16y 4m in 1997) and Thelma Coyne Long the oldest (35y 8m in 1954).
  • There were three new women’s Grand Slam winners in 2018 (Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka), the most there had been in the last seven years.

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