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The Australian Open is traditionally the first Grand Slam event of the year and it hosts one of the most impressive entry lists in the entire tennis calendar with the best ATP and WTA players attending.
The event is one of only four Grand Slam events each year and it's the first one taking place in the first month of the season. Generally, one of the strongest events of the year due to having full entry lists as most players are fully healthy, it's quite a spectacle and one to properly kick off the tennis season.
Played since 1905, the 2023 edition was the 111th edition of the event that saw a lot of tennis history unfold on its courts. Matches have been played at Melbourne Park since 1988, a state-of-the-art tennis complex which features three courts with roofs, the only Grand Slam complex to have that.
Some of the iconic venues include the Rod Laver Arena with a capacity of 14,820. Other courts include the 10,300-seater John Cain Arena. The Margaret Court Arena has 7,500 seats and is the 3rd largest venue in the park. The event has generally been associated with Melbourne which hosted 66 editions of the event but it happened in other Australian cities as well.
The event saw a lot of history happen as the most successful player in its history is Australian legend Margaret Court who won it 11 times. Novak Djokovic is the most successful ATP player with 10 trophies while Serena Williams is the most successful woman in the Open Era winning 7 trophies in Melbourne.
When it comes to the doubles the Bryan Brothers won the event six times as Martina Navratilova won it 8 times in the doubles. The 2023 Champions were Novak Djokovic on the ATP side and Aryna Sabalenka on the WTA side.
|Date:||16 - 29 January|
|Players:||128 players (ATP Entry List / WTA Entry List)|
|Prize Money:||$76.5 million (Distribution Overview)|
|Points:||2000 for champion (Distribution Overview)|
|Draw:||ATP Draw / WTA Draw|