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2010 Australian Open

2010 Australian Open
Date:   18–31 January
Edition:   98th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Plexicushion)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Roger Federer
Women's Singles
Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
Cara Black / Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
Tiago Fernandes
Girls' Singles
Karolína Plíšková
Boys' Doubles
Justin Eleveld / Jannick Lupescu
Girls' Doubles
Jana Čepelová / Chantal Škamlová
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Korie Homan
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Florence Gravellier / Aniek Van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Nicholas Taylor / David Wagner
Australian Open
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The 2010 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 31 January. It was the 98th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year.

In the singles competition, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were the defending champions. Williams was able to retain her title with a win over Justine Henin, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 in the final,[1] while Nadal retired in his quarterfinals match against Andy Murray owing to a quadriceps injury. Roger Federer was the men's champion, defeating finalist Andy Murray in straight sets 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(11).[2]

In doubles, the 2009 champion pairs were successful in their respective title defenses – Bob and Mike Bryan in men's doubles and Serena and Venus Williams in women's doubles. Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi were not able to defend their mixed doubles title because they withdrew from the event beforehand. In mixed doubles, Cara Black and Leander Paes won the title, which made a mixed doubles career grand slam for Black.

Contents

  • Singles players 1
  • Day-by-day summaries 2
  • Seniors 3
    • Men's Singles 3.1
    • Women's Singles 3.2
    • Men's Doubles 3.3
    • Women's Doubles 3.4
    • Mixed Doubles 3.5
  • Juniors 4
    • Boys' Singles 4.1
    • Girls' Singles 4.2
    • Boys' Doubles 4.3
    • Girls' Doubles 4.4
  • Other events 5
    • Wheelchair Men's Singles 5.1
    • Wheelchair Women's Singles 5.2
    • Wheelchair Quad Singles 5.3
    • Wheelchair Men's Doubles 5.4
    • Wheelchair Women's Doubles 5.5
    • Wheelchair Quad Doubles 5.6
  • Singles seeds 6
    • Men's Singles 6.1
    • Women's Singles 6.2
  • Wildcard entries 7
    • Men's Singles Wildcard entries 7.1
    • Women's Singles Wildcard entries 7.2
    • Men's Doubles Wildcard entries 7.3
    • Women's Doubles Wildcard entries 7.4
    • Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries 7.5
  • Qualifier Wildcard entries 8
    • Men's Wildcards entries to qualifications 8.1
    • Women's Wildcards entries to qualifications 8.2
  • Qualifiers entries 9
    • Men's Qualifiers entries 9.1
    • Women's Qualifiers entries 9.2
  • Point distribution 10
  • Prize money 11
    • Men's and Women's Singles 11.1
    • Men's and Women's Doubles 11.2
    • Mixed Doubles 11.3
  • References 12
  • External links 13

Singles players

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries

Seniors

Men's Singles

Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)

  • This was Federer's first title of the year and his 62nd overall. It was his 16th career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Australian Open title tying Andre Agassi for most Australian Open titles in the Open Era (Novak Djokovic has since equalled this record). This was Federer's 5th final at the Australian Open that tied him with Stefan Edberg for the Open Era record.

Women's Singles

Serena Williams defeated Justine Henin, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2

  • This was Williams' first title of the year, a record 5th Australian Open title in the Open Era. The title was Williams' 12th major title, which tied her for 6th all-time with Billie Jean King and Suzanne Lenglen, and in the Open Era solo 4th having surpassed Court's 11 mark, which Williams' is behind Graf (22), Evert and Navratilova with (18) each.

Men's Doubles

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan defeated Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3

  • This was the Bryan Brothers' 57th doubles title together, 4th Australian Open title, and 8th major title.

Women's Doubles

Serena Williams / Venus Williams defeated Cara Black / Liezel Huber, 6–4, 6–3

  • This is the Williams Sisters' 11th Grand Slam doubles title together and 4th Australian Open title.

Mixed Doubles

Cara Black / Leander Paes defeated Ekaterina Makarova / Jaroslav Levinský, 7–5, 6–3

This was the pair's 3rd consecutive grand slam final and the 4th overall. The victory makes Paes India's joint-lead grand slam winner alongside his ex- doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi with a total of 11 grand slam doubles titles. This title gave Black a career mixed doubles grand slam, which Black has won one of each slam in mixed doubles.

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Tiago Fernandes defeated Sean Berman, 7–5, 6–3

Girls' Singles

Karolína Plíšková defeated Laura Robson, 6–1, 7–6(5)

Boys' Doubles

Justin Eleveld / Jannick Lupescu defeated Kevin Krawietz / Dominik Schulz, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' Doubles

Jana Čepelová / Chantal Škamlová defeated Tímea Babos / Gabriela Dabrowski, 7–6(1), 6–2

Other events

Wheelchair Men's Singles

Shingo Kunieda defeated Stéphane Houdet, 7–6(3), 2–6, 7–5

Wheelchair Women's Singles

Korie Homan defeated Florence Gravellier, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Quad Singles

Peter Norfolk defeated David Wagner, 6–2, 7–6(4)

Wheelchair Men's Doubles

Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda defeated Maikel Scheffers / Robin Ammerlaan, 6–2, 6–2

Wheelchair Women's Doubles

Florence Gravellier / Aniek Van Koot defeated Lucy Shuker / Daniela Di Toro, 6–3, 7–6(2)

Wheelchair Quad Doubles

Nicholas Taylor / David Wagner defeated Peter Norfolk / Johan Andersson, 6–2, 7–6(5)

Singles seeds

Men's Singles

Sd Player Points
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 Roger Federer 10550 1200 2000 11350 Champion, won in the final against Andy Murray [5]
2 Rafael Nadal 9310 2000 360 7670 Retired in quarterfinal to Andy Murray [5]
3 Novak Djokovic 8310 360 360 8310 Quarterfinal lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
4 Juan Martín del Potro 6580 360 180 6400 4th round lost to Marin Čilić [14]
5 Andy Murray 6780 180 1200 7800 Runner-Up, Final lost to Roger Federer [1]
6 Nikolay Davydenko 4930 0 360 5290 Quarterfinal lost to Roger Federer [1]
7 Andy Roddick 4510 720 360 4150 Quarterfinal lost to Marin Čilić [14]
8 Robin Söderling 3410 45 10 3375 1st round lost to Marcel Granollers
9 Fernando Verdasco 3300 720 180 2760 4th round lost to Nikolay Davydenko [6]
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2875 360 720 3235 Semifinal lost to Roger Federer [1]
11 Fernando González 2870 180 180 2870 4th round lost to Andy Roddick [7]
12 Gaël Monfils 2610 180 90 2520 3rd round lost to John Isner [33]
13 Radek Štěpánek 2525 90 10 2445 1st round lost to Ivo Karlović
14 Marin Čilić 2430 180 720 2970 Semifinal lost to Andy Murray [5]
15 Gilles Simon 2275 360 0 1915 Withdrew before the tournament[3]
16 Tommy Robredo 2175 180 10 2005 1st round lost to Santiago Giraldo
17 David Ferrer 1825 90 45 1780 2nd round lost to Marcos Baghdatis
18 Tommy Haas 1855 90 90 1855 3rd round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
19 Stanislas Wawrinka 1765 90 90 1765 3rd round lost to Marin Čilić
20 Mikhail Youzhny 1690 10 90 1770 Withdrew in 3rd round to Łukasz Kubot
21 Tomáš Berdych 1680 180 45 1545 2nd round lost to Evgeny Korolev
22 Lleyton Hewitt 1600 10 180 1770 4th round lost to Roger Federer [1]
23 Juan Carlos Ferrero 1555 10 10 1555 1st round lost to Ivan Dodig [Q]
24 Ivan Ljubičić 1405 45 90 1450 3rd round lost to Ivo Karlović
25 Sam Querrey 1240 10 10 1240 1st round lost to Rainer Schüttler
26 Nicolás Almagro 1305 90 180 1395 4th round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [10]
27 Philipp Kohlschreiber 1260 45 90 1305 3rd round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
28 Jürgen Melzer 1260 90 10 1180 1st round lost to Florent Serra
29 Viktor Troicki 1220 45 45 1220 2nd round lost to Florian Mayer
30 Juan Mónaco 1170 10 90 1260 3rd round lost to Nikolay Davydenko [6]
31 Albert Montañés 1185 10 90 1265 3rd round lost to Roger Federer [1]
32 Jérémy Chardy 1090 45 10 1065 1st round lost to Denis Istomin
33 John Isner 1260 10 180 1430 4th round lost to Andy Murray [5]

Women's Singles

Sd Player Points
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 Serena Williams 9195 2000 2000 9195 Champion, won in the final against Justine Henin [WC]
2 Dinara Safina 7600 1400 280 6480 Retired in 4th round to Maria Kirilenko
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6081 500 280 5861 4th round lost to Nadia Petrova [19]
4 Caroline Wozniacki 5785 160 280 5905 4th round lost to Li Na [16]
5 Elena Dementieva 5505 900 100 4705 2nd round lost to Justine Henin [WC]
6 Venus Williams 5126 100 500 5526 Quarterfinal lost to Li Na [16]
7 Victoria Azarenka 4740 280 500 4960 Quarterfinal lost to Serena Williams [1]
8 Jelena Janković 3965 280 160 3845 3rd round lost to Alyona Bondarenko [31]
9 Vera Zvonareva 3560 900 280 2940 4th round lost to Victoria Azarenka [7]
10 Agnieszka Radwańska 3450 5 160 3605 3rd round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
11 Marion Bartoli 3325 500 160 2985 3rd round lost Zheng Jie
12 Flavia Pennetta 3200 160 100 3140 2nd round lost to Yanina Wickmayer [Q]
13 Samantha Stosur 3045 160 280 3165 4th round lost to Serena Williams [1]
14 Maria Sharapova 2820 0 5 2825 1st round lost to Maria Kirilenko
15 Kim Clijsters 2620 0 160 2780 3rd round lost Nadia Petrova [19]
16 Li Na 2541 0 900 3441 Semifinal lost to Serena Williams [1]
17 Francesca Schiavone 2445 5 280 2720 4th round lost to Venus Williams [6]
18 Virginie Razzano 2200 160 5 2045 1st round lost to Ekaterina Makarova
19 Nadia Petrova 2220 280 500 2440 Quarterfinal lost to Justine Henin [WC]
20 Ana Ivanovic 2127 160 100 2067 2nd round lost to Gisela Dulko
21 Sabine Lisicki 2035 100 100 2035 2nd round lost to Alberta Brianti
22 Daniela Hantuchová 1985 160 160 1985 3rd round lost to Li Na [16]
23 Dominika Cibulková 2063 280 5 1788 1st round lost Vania King
24 María José Martínez Sánchez 1970 160 100 1910 2nd round lost to Zheng Jie
25 Anabel Medina Garrigues 1980 280 5 1705 1st round lost to Karolina Šprem
26 Aravane Rezaï 2055 5 100 2150 2nd round lost to Angelique Kerber [Q]
27 Alisa Kleybanova 1870 280 160 1750 3rd round lost Justine Henin [WC]
28 Elena Vesnina 1900 5 5 1900 1st round lost to Tathiana Garbin
29 Shahar Pe'er 1930 5 160 2085 3rd round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [4]
30 Kateryna Bondarenko 1740 160 100 1680 2nd round lost to Elena Baltacha
31 Alyona Bondarenko 1900 160 280 2020 4th round lost to Zheng Jie
32 Carla Suárez Navarro 1715 500 160 1375 3rd round lost to Serena Williams [1]

Wildcard entries

Mixed Doubles Wildcard entries

  1. Sophie Ferguson / Carsten Ball
  2. Carly Gullickson / Bernard Tomic
  3. Sally Peers / Peter Luczak
  4. Alicia Molik / Matthew Ebden
  5. Anastasia Rodionova / Paul Hanley
  6. Jarmila Groth / Samuel Groth
  7. Casey Dellacqua / Jordan Kerr

Qualifier Wildcard entries

Qualifiers entries

Point distribution

Stage Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion 2000
Finals 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd Round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd Round 8 40
Qualifying 1st Round 0 2

Prize money

All prize money is in Australian dollars (A$); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.[4]

References

  1. ^ Robin Scott (30 January 2010). "Australian Open 2010 Tennis: Serena Williams is Women's Champion". The Global Herald. 24 Hour Trading. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Roger Federer beats Andy Murray to win Australian Open, BBC Sport, 31 January 2010, archived from the original on 31 January 2010, retrieved 31 January 2010 .
  3. ^ "France's Gilles Simon pulls out of Australian Open". yahoo sports. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open 2010: Prize Money Breakdown". tennisguru.net. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

External links

  • Australian Open official website
Preceded by
2009 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2010 French Open
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