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Australian Open 2016 – Overview

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104th edition of $44,000,000 Australian Open 2016 was held at Melbourne in Australia from January 18 to January 31 2016. It was the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

  • The tournament event were consists of singles, doubles and mixed doubles play.
  • Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.

Australian Open 2016 - OverviewHere is the list of winners

CategoryWinner Runner up
Men’s SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Andy Murray (UK)
Women’s SinglesAngelique Kerber (Germany)Serena Williams (US)
Men’s DoublesJamie Murray (UK)/Bruno Soares (Brazil)Daniel Nestor (Canada)/Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic)
Women’s DoublesMartina Hingis (Switzerland)/Sania Mirza (India)Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic)/Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic)
Mixed DoublesElena Vesnina (Russia)/Bruno Soares (Brazil)Coco Vandeweghe (US)/Horia Tecau (Romania)

About Australian Open:
Establishment in 1905, Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass. Since 1988 two types of hardcourt surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park green Rebound Ace to 2007 and blue Plexicushion from 2008.

  • It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the refurbished Margaret Court Arena equipped with retractable roofs.
  • The tournament was first known as the Australasian Championships and then became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969.