Australian Open winners and runner-ups (female): From 1980-1989

Steffi Graf, Australian Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1980-1989

Open Era has been a treat for some the female players in the Australian Open as they got the chance to win the Australian Open championship in straight sets. Not every player has been successful in achieving this landmark. Some of the players who won the Australian Open final in straight sets include the names of; Margaret Court in 1970 and 1973, Evonne Goolagant in 1975, 1976 and 1977, Chris O’Neil in 1978, Graf in 1988, 1989 and 1994, Mary Pierce in 1995, Martina Hingis 1997, Davenport 2000 and Sharapova in 2008. The female winners and runner-ups of Australian Open from 1980-1989 are:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hana Mandilkova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Wendy Turnbull

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (female): Christ Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis-1983

  • Australian Open winner (female): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kathy Jordan

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Helena Sukova

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hanna Madlikova
  • Australian Open run ner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (female): Steffi Graf
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (female): Steffi Graf
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Helena Sukova

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (female): From 1970-1979

Australian Open winners and runner-ups female,  From 1970-1979, Evonne Goolagong Court

Although Evonne Goolagong Court ruled the 70’s era of Australian Open but along with time, some other female tennis players took over the court with winning the title number of times. Greatest female tennis player Steffi Graf won the Australian Open title four times and won three of them consecutively. Along with her, Monica Seles is a four time Australian Open winner with winning three times consecutively. At times, you do wonder where those legendary players have gone. For this reason, we are bringing you their success. Here are the 1970-1979 Australian Open female winners:

Australian Open Tennis- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kerry Melville

Australian Open Tennis- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (female): Virginia Wade
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis-1973

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis- 1974

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Renata Tomanvoa

Australian Open Tennis-1977

  • Australian Open winner (female): Kerry Reid
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Dianne Fromholtz

Australian Open Tennis-1978

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris O’Neil
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Betsy Nagelsen

Australian Open Tennis- 1979

  • Australian Open winner (female): Barbara Jordan
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Sharon Walsh

Australian Open Winners and runner-ups (female): From 1960-1969

Margaret Court, Australian Open Winners and runner-ups female, From 1960-1969

The women’s singles Australian Open tennis tournament was first contested in 1922 along with mixed doubles. Since then, Australian Open women’s singles has been ruled by greatest female tennis players who with their spectacular performances won the hearts of tennis fans. In the Amateur Australian Open titles, Margaret Court holds the record for most titles and consecutive titles as well. In the Open Era, American famous tennis player Serena Williams has won the most number of titles (5 Australian Open titles). Here are the winners and runner ups (females) of Australian Open (1960-1969):

Australian Open Tennis- 1960

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1961

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1962

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis-1963

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1964

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Lesley Turner

Australian Open Tennis-1965

  • Australian Open winner (male): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Maria Bueno

Australian Open Tennis- 1966

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Nancy Richey

Australian Open Tennis-1967

  • Australian Open winner (female): Nancy Richey
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Lesley Turner

Australian Open Tennis-1968

  • Australian Open winner (female): Billie Jean King
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Margaret Smith-Court

Australian Open Tennis- 1969

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith-Court
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Billie Jean king

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 2000-2011

Roger Federer, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 2000-2011

What is the first name that pops up in mind when you talk about tennis in the last decade? Yes, he is none other than Roger Federer, the greatest male tennis player of all time. Not only he holds the record of winning the most number of Grand Slams (16) but he has also tied a record of winning the most number of Australian Open tennis championships. The winning streak of Roger Federer in Australian Open faced resistance from the two famous tennis players Rafael Nadal and Djokovic. Let us have a look on the winners and runner-ups of 2000-2011:

Australian Open Tennis- 2000

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Yengeny Kadelnikov

Australian Open Tennis- 2001

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arnaud Clement

Australian Open Tennis- 2002

  • Australian Open winner (male): Thomas Johannson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marat Safin

Australian Open Tennis-2003

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rainer Schuettler

Australian Open Tennis- 2004

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marat Safin

Australian Open Tennis-2005

  • Australian Open winner (male): Marat Safin
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open Tennis- 2006

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male):  Marcos Baghdatis

Australian Open Tennis-2007

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up  (male): Fernando Gonzalez

Australian Open Tennis-2008

  • Australian Open winner (male): Novak Djokovic
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open Tennis- 2009

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rafael Nadal
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Roger Federer

Australian Open Tennis-2010

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andy Murray

Australian Open Tennis-2011

  • Australian Open winner (male): Novak Djokovic
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andy Murray

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male): From 1990-1999

Andre Agassi, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1990-1999

The legendary and greatest tennis player Pete Sampras ruled the tennis courts in 90’s. Along with him, it was American famous tennis player Andre Agassi who gave a tough competition to Sampras and made them the best rivals of that era. Some extraordinary matches were played between them on Australian Open as well. Andre Agassi holds an Open Era record of winning 4 Australian Open singles titles. This record has been tied by Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer. Both these players also hold the record of winning 2 consecutive Australian Open tennis championship titles as well. Who else made their name to the title list in the 90’s, here is a quick look:

Australian Open Tennis- 1990

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1991

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan Lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1992

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis-1993

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1994

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Todd Martin

Australian Open Tennis-1995

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pete Sampras

Australian Open Tennis- 1996

  • Australian Open winner (male): Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Michael Chang

Australian Open Tennis-1997

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Carlos Moya

Australian Open Tennis-1998

  • Australian Open winner (male): Petr Korda
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marcelo Rios

Australian Open Tennis- 1999

  • Australian Open winner (male): Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Thomas Enqvist

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1980-1989

Pat Cash, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1980-1989

The Australian Open Tennis has been a center stage for many records over the time by different famous tennis players. The youngest player to have won Australian Open was Donald Young who was just 15 years and 191 days. Many Australian tennis players made their way to Australian Open but not everyone claimed the title. After Pat Cash who won the Australian Open title in 1987, it was Lleyton Hewitt was the first Australian tennis player to claim the title. Who ruled the era of 1980-1989 of Australian Open, here is the list:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (male): Brian Teacher
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kim Warwick

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (male): Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis-1983 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kevin Curren

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander

Australian Open  Tennis wasn’t played in 1986

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Miloslav Mecir


Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1970-1979

Mats Wilander, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1970-1979

The Australian Open has gone through numerous changes specifically in the surface context from grass to hard courts. Famous tennis player Mats Wilander was the only tennis player to have played and won on both the grass and Rebound surfaces. Roger Federer is the only male tennis player of the current era to have won the Australian Open title on Plexicusion and Rebound Ace tennis surfaces. Enjoyed the facts? Now let’s move on to the winners and runner-ups of Australian open during the period of 1970-1979:

Australian Open Tennis- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (male): Arthur Ashe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Dick Crealy

Australian Open Tennis- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Australian Open Tennis- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Mal Anderson

Australian Open Tennis-1973

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Onnay Parun

Australian Open Tennis- 1974 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jimmy Connors
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Phil Dent

Australian Open Tennis-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Jimmy Connors

Australian Open Tennis- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mark Edmondson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Newcombe

Australian Open Tennis-1977

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rosco Tanner
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Guillermo Vilas

Australian Open Tennis-1978

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Marks

Australian Open Tennis- 1979

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open  runner-up (male): John Sadri

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1960-1969

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1960-1969

Australian Open tennis tournament is the first Grand Slam of the year that is played in the last fortnight of January. It is a hard court tournament and played at the Melbourne Park. Over the last decades, the greatest tennis players, both male and female have displayed tremendous talents and played some extraordinary games at the Australian Open tournament. Some have ruled the court over an extended period of time making it impossible for other players to penetrate the consistent win cycle. In the male category, famous male tennis players Rod Laver and Roy Emerson ruled the hard court Australian Open. Here are the winners and runner-ups (male players) of Australian Open from 1960-1969:

Year 1960- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Neale Fraser

Year 1961- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rod Laver

Year 1962: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male) Roy Emerson

Year 1963: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ken Fletcher

Australian open Tennis: 1964 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1965: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1966: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arther Ashe

Year 1967: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Year 1968: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Bill Bowrey
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Juan Gisbert

Year 1969: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andres Gimeno


Famous female tennis player: Li Na

Li Na, Famous female tennis player Li Na

Li Na, a Chinese tennis professional has become one of the famous female tennis players for being the only Chinese tennis player who reached the final of a Grand Slam. She was the runner-up in the women’s singles in Australian Open. Her current WTA ranking is No. 6 which is also her career high ranking. Li Na has won 19 ITF and 4 WTA singles titles. In doubles tournament, Li Na has been pretty successful and claimed 16 ITF and two WTA doubles titles. Initially, Li Na partnered with Li Ting in the doubles but recently she has been forming temporary partnerships in women’s doubles game with players like Nicole Pratt, Jelena Kankovic, Yan Zi and Peng Shuai who are her healthy rivals as well.

Li Na is famous for her brilliant game that includes athleticism and quick reflexes all over the court with ground strokes. She has the talent of spreading these ground strokes unpredictably which makes her a dangerous opponent. She is not only comfortable at baseline but also around the net. Of her two ground strokes, her backhand is very strong. The only weakness Li Na has is high number of unforced errors. However with her weaknesses, Li Na was able to make it to the French Open final where she played against Maria Sharapova. She played convincingly and on the French Open title, her first career grand slam becoming the only Chinese player (male/female) to have won any grand slam in the history of tennis. Right after her win, Li Na also wrote a book over her success and achievements. 

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous and legendary male tennis player, Mats Wilander is a Swedish tennis player born on August 22, 1964. His exemplary and impeccable game play helped him endeavor the World No. 1 rank. From 1982-1988, Mats Wilander with his top-notch performances won seven Grand Slam singles titles and one men’s double Grand Slam title. In year 1988, Mats Wilander won three of the four Grand Slams and ranked World No. 1.Although Mats never won the Wimbledon singles title, but he did win the Australian Open title twice when it was still being played on the grass court. For this reason, Mats Wilander is one of the five men (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors) who won the singles titles on hard courts, grass courts and clay courts. Rafael Nadal and Mats Wilendar are the only two tennis players to have won at least 2 Grand Slam singles’ titles on each of 3 surfaces. Windler won his fourth tennis Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20 which made him the youngest tennis player to achieve this milestone in the history of tennis. Some other career highlights and records of best Swedish male tennis player, Mats Wilander are:

1)      Major titles won by Mats Wilander are:

  1. Australian Singles titles: 1983, 1984, 1988
  2. French Singles titles: 1982, 1985, 1988
  3. US Singles titles: 1988
  4. Wimbledon doubles: 1986

2)      Davis Cup, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 with a record 36-14 in singles and 7-2 in doubles.

3)      Singles record in the Grand Slams: Australian (36-7), Wimbledon (25-10), French (47-9) and US (36-11)

4)      Mats Wilnder is the only player to have achieve the World No. 1 rank after winning the most number of Grand Slams.

5)      Mats Wilendar shares the record of appearing in three consecutive Australian Open finals with Ivan Lendl

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