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Australian Open 2021: Important Dates and Facts

Understanding Australian Open 2021 (Important Dates and Facts)

 

The 2021 tennis season is set to start and the first Grand Slam tournament, Australian Open (AO), is already scheduled for February for the first time in the tournament’s history. It will be the 109th in tennis history and the 53rd in the Open Era.

It was originally scheduled for 18–31 January 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s have a look at some important dates and facts!

What is the 14-day Quarantine Before the AO 2021?

Players and their teams will arrive in Australia from 15 January and undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

When is the Qualifying Round for the Australian Open Tennis 2021?

For the first time, the Australian Open qualifying will be held outside Australia.

Men qualifying will be played in Doha, Qatar and women qualifying will be played in Dubai, UAE from 10-13 January.

When will the Australian Open Tennis 2021 Take Place?

Australian Open 2021

The Australian Open 2021 will take place at Melbourne Park, from 8–21 February 2021.

What are the AO 2021 Events?

For professional players, the tournament will consist of events in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

The AO Junior Championships has been postponed until later in the year.

What is the Australian Open Prize?

Competitors will fight for more than $80 million in prize money. In addition, the AO total prize pool remaining at the 2020 level of $71.5 million.

Tennis players who will exit in the first round of the AO will take home $100,000.

When will the Australian Open Final Matches be Played?

Australian Open Final Matches

Australian Open final 2021 matches are scheduled on the following days:

Women’s Singles Final, Men’s Doubles Final – Saturday, February 20, 2021

Mixed Doubles Final, Men’s Singles Final – Sunday, February 21, 2021

Where and How to Buy Australian Open 2021 Tickets?

AO 2021 tickets are on sale to the general public starting from Wednesday 23 December, 2020 via ticketmaster.com.au

 

A Little Bit About the History

Who are the Australian Open 2020 Winners?

Australian Open 2020 Winners

Novak Djokovic is the defending champion in Men’s Singles and Sofia Kenin in the Women’s Singles.

When was the first AO Held?

The first Australian Open was held in 1905 on a grass court. When it relocated to the new Melbourne Park complex, it moved to hard courts as well.

Who are the Australian Open trophies named after?

Australian Open Trophies

The men’s singles trophy is named after Norman Brookes, a three-time Grand Slam and six-time Davis Cup champion.

The women’s singles trophy is named after Daphne Akhurst, a five-time Australian Championships winner.

 

Who has won the most Australian Open titles?

Djokovic has won eight the Australian Open for eight times, winning the first one in 2008. 

Coming to women, Margaret Court won the AO for eleven times, with her first coming before the Open Era in 1960. In the Open Era, Serena Williams won most titles – seven AO trophies.

Where has the AO been held out of Australia?

The Australian Open is the only mega tennis tournament that has been played in different countries. In 1906 and 1912, the tournament was held in New Zealand.

When did the First Foreign Players Play in AO?

Because of the geographical location, Australian Open did not have foreign players until 1946. The first foreign players to play in AO were from the USA who came to Australia by plane.

 

The Australian Open 2021 Players

 

Who are the AO Men’s Singles?

Australian Open 2021 Men’s Singles

Rank Player
1 Novak Djokovic
2 Rafael Nadal
3 Dominic Thiem
4 Daniil Medvedev
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas
7 Alexander Zverev
8 Andrey Rublev
9 Diego Schwartzman
10 Matteo Berrettini
11 Gaël Monfils
12 Denis Shapovalov
13 Roberto Bautista Agut
14 Milos Raonic
15 Pablo Carreño Busta
16 David Goffin
17 Fabio Fognini
18 Stan Wawrinka
19 Grigor Dimitrov
20 Karen Khachanov
21 Félix Auger-Aliassime
22 Cristian Garín
23 Alex de Minaur
24 Borna Ćorić
25 John Isner
26 Dušan Lajović
27 Casper Ruud
28 Benoît Paire
29 Taylor Fritz
30 Filip Krajinović
31 Ugo Humbert
32 Dan Evans
33 Lorenzo Sonego

 

Who are the AO Women’s Singles?

Australian Open 2021 Women’s Singles

Rank Player
1 Ashleigh Barty
2 Simona Halep
3 Naomi Osaka
4 Sofia Kenin
5 Elina Svitolina
6 Karolína Plíšková
7 Bianca Andreescu
8 Petra Kvitová
10 Aryna Sabalenka
11 Serena Williams
12 Belinda Bencic
13 Victoria Azarenka
14 Johanna Konta
15 Garbiñe Muguruza
16 Madison Keys
17 Iga Świątek
18 Petra Martić
19 Elena Rybakina
20 Elise Mertens
21 Markéta Vondroušová
22 Maria Sakkari
23 Anett Kontaveit
24 Jennifer Brady
25 Angelique Kerber
26 Alison Riske
27 Karolína Muchová
28 Yulia Putintseva
30 Amanda Anisimova
31 Ons Jabeur
32 Donna Vekić
33 Ekaterina Alexandrova
34 Wang Qiang

 

Who are the AO Men’s Doubles?

Australian Open 2021 Men's Doubles

Team
Juan Sebastián Cabal Robert Farah
Marcel Granollers Horacio Zeballos
Nikola Mektić Mate Pavić
Wesley Koolhof Łukasz Kubot
Rajeev Ram Joe Salisbury
Pierre-Hugues Herbert Nicolas Mahut
Jamie Murray Bruno Soares
Marcelo Melo Horia Tecău
Ivan Dodig Filip Polášek
Kevin Krawietz Andreas Mies
John Peers Michael Venus
Henri Kontinen Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Jérémy Chardy Fabrice Martin
Robin Haase Oliver Marach
Raven Klaasen Ben McLachlan
Sander Gillé Joran Vliegen

 

Who are the AO Women’s Doubles?

Australian Open 2021 Women’s Doubles

Team
Hsieh Su-wei Barbora Strýcová
Tímea Babos Kristina Mladenovic
Elise Mertens Aryna Sabalenka
Barbora Krejčíková Kateřina Siniaková
Nicole Melichar Demi Schuurs
Gabriela Dabrowski Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Chan Hao-ching Latisha Chan
Shuko Aoyama Ena Shibahara
Duan Yingying Zheng Saisai
Alexa Guarachi Desirae Krawczyk
Samantha Stosur Zhang Shuai
Xu Yifan Yang Zhaoxuan
Lyudmyla Kichenok Jeļena Ostapenko
Kirsten Flipkens Andreja Klepač
Hayley Carter Luisa Stefani
Anna Blinkova Veronika Kudermetova

 

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