australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize money

australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize money

australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize

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australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize money -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 winners list – australian open 2016 prize

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  • The tournament was first introduced in 1905, although it was originally known as the Australian Championships. It didn’t take on its new name, the Australian Open, until 1969.
  • From 1988 onwards, the tournament made its first change by introducing hard courts instead of grass ones.
  • The tournament is now played in Melbourne and has been since 1972, although previously it was played in a number of different Australian cities.
  • The Australian Open has the distinction of actually being played in a completely different country, as the 1906 and 1912 tournaments were played in New Zealand.
  • Amazingly the youngest and oldest ever winner of the men’s Australian Open is the same person, Ken Rosewall. He won the tournament at the age of 18 in 1953 and also at the age of 37 in 1972.
  • The youngest women’s winner of the Australian Open is Martina Hingis who became champion in 1997 at the tender age of 16.
  • Prior to the open era being introduced in 1969 (a year later than the other 3 Grand Slams), Roy Emerson won the tournament a record 6 times. Since the inception of the open era, which is when the tournament was opened to professionals, three players, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, have all won the tournament 4 times.
  • Margaret Court has won the tournament a total of 11 times, but only 4 times since the open era. Serena Williams can boast 5 titles since the open era began.

australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize money

 

CategoryWinnerRunner 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)

australian open 2016 winners list – australian open 2016 prize money

Mens SinglesWomen SinglsMens DoublesWomen DoublesMixed DoublesOther Events
Winners$3.85m$3.85m$650,000$650,000$150,500
Runnerups $1.9m$1.9m$325,000$325,000$75,500