The Australian Open is a tennis tournament, the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments to be held in the professional tennis calendar. Held on hard courts since 1988, it is one of the biggest sports events in the Southern Hemisphere.
Novak Djokovic has won a record 8 Men’s Singles titles, with Margaret Court winning a record 11 Women’s Singles titles. The 2020 Australian Open champions were:
2020 Men’s Singles Champion – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2020 Women’s Singles Champion – Sofia Kenin (USA)
2020 Men’s Doubles Champion – Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR)
2020 Women’s Doubles Champion – Timea Babos (HUN) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
2020 Mixed Doubles Champion – Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) / Nikola Mektić (CRO)
When is the Australian Open?
The event is the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar, taking place every year over 2 weeks in mid to late January. The next event was to be held from Monday 18th January to Sunday 31st January 2021, however was moved back by 3 weeks due to the complexities around the Covid-19 pandemic.
Where is the Australian Open?
The tournament moved to its currently home of Melbourne Park in 1988, replacing the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club which the event had outgrown.
How do I get to the Australian Open?
Melbourne Park is located within the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, around 3 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD.
Air: Tullamarine Airport is the second busiest in Australia and serves many domestic and international destinations. There is a SkyBus that operates from the airport for access to the city.
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Parking: There are 2 car parks available nearby to Melbourne Park – at Yarra Park Car Park via Gate 3 or Gate 5. Parking is charged at $10 per day.
Tram: Travelling by tram is free on event days for those with tickets for the Australian Open, with route 70 operating from the CBD to Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Arena tram stops.
Train: There are several train stations within walking distance of Melbourne Park, including Richmond, Flinders Street and Jolimont stations.
How do I get tickets to the Australian Open?
Tickets can be purchased either for a day or night session for each day and prices vary on where you sit and the session you attend.
Tickets can be purchased for the Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and as a Ground Pass (access to Melbourne Arena, Show Courts 2 and 3 and the outside courts).
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