It’s January and time for tennis action in First Grand Slam of the year 2019. It will run from 14 January to 27 January for 14 Days. Winner from each section in singles taking home whopping amount of AU$4.1 mn Australian Dollar. Doubles team will get AU$750 K and Mixed team get AU$185 K.
Winners of 2018
|2018 Men’s Singles||Roger Federer||Marin Čilić||6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1|
|2018 Women’s Singles||Caroline Wozniacki||Simona Halep||7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4|
|2018 Men’s Doubles|| Oliver Marach |
| Juan Sebastián Cabal |
|2018 Women’s Doubles|| Tímea Babos |
| Ekaterina Makarova |
|2018 Mixed Doubles|| Gabriela Dabrowski |
| Tímea Babos |
|2–6, 6–4, [11–9]|
Players to Watch Out
Roger Federer has take 2017 and 2018 trophies of AO open. He will be looking to take 3rd consecutive grand slam and start year in positive note and looking to take more grand slam in year. With likes of Andy Murray and Nadal not in best of form due to injury breaker. Only Novak can stop him from taking trophy.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran (India)
He is only second Indian male player to qualified for singles draw in Australian Open. He is promising player in single circuit after likes of Somdev devvarman. He will be looking to go past at least 2 3 rounds and make Indian supporters happy.
Serena Williams after being mom made comeback last year in tennis with reaching back to back final in Wimbledon and US Open and failing to claim trophy. She will have more energy and dedication after long offseason time. She has won Australian open in 2017. When she is in form she can beat any player in women section. Likes of Angie Kerber and Wozniacki last year of AO champion will look to give tough times to serena.