Grand Slam

Full AO Live Stage Line-Up Revealed As Australian Open Excitement Builds

MELBOURNE, January 4, 2019 (AO Press Release) Hit duo Flight Facilities with Slum Sociable & Groove City, popular rock band DMA’S and Jack River and electronic indie pop band Safia and incredible young Australian talent RUEL have been added to the impressive AO Live Stage roster for 2019 and will perform as follows: […]

Destanee Aiava, Ellen Perez And Zoe Hives Awarded Australian Open Wildcards

MELBOURNE, January 4, 2019 (AO Press Release) Australia’s presence in the women’s draw at Australian Open 2019 has been boosted by three thanks to the awarding of wildcards to a trio of the nation’s brightest talents. Destanee Aiava, Ellen Perez and Zoe Hives will play in […]

Djokovic Heavy Favourite To Win The 2019 Australian Open

STARNBERG, January 3, 2019 Alexander Zverev ended 2018 on a high and his ATP Finals victory suggested that the new generation might just be able to vanquish the old guard in 2019. The 21-year-old went into the final of the […]

Record $62.5 Million In Prize Money For Australian Open 2019

MELBOURNE, January 1, 2019 (AO Press Release) The Australian Open has increased prize money to an historic high of $62.5 million, up 14 percent on 2018. Australian Open Tournament Director CEO Craig Tiley said the increase was just one way the organisers continued […]

Final Set Tiebreaks At Australian Open 2019

MELBOURNE, December 21, 2018 (Australian Open Press Release) The Australian Open will no longer play advantage final sets. As from AO 2019 the final set will be decided after six-games-all with the longer of the tiebreak formats – first to 10-points.  The […]

Kimberly Birrell And James Duckworth Win Australian Open Wildcards

MELBOURNE, December 16, 2018 (Press Release) Twenty-year-old Kimberly Birrell (Gold Coast, Qld) and James Duckworth (NSW) have been awarded Australian Open 2019 wildcards after winning the AO Play-off finals in Melbourne today. Birrell defeated Western Australia’s Astra Sharma 6-4 6-2 while James Duckworth(NSW) overcame wildcard Luke Saville (SA) 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-5(2). “I’m feeling […]

Australian Open And Country Road Partnership Continues

MELBOURNE, December 13, 2018 (Press Release) The Australian Open is proud to announce that Country Road will continue as the Official Lifestyle Fashion partner in 2019. Building on a successful partnership, the two iconic Australian brands have collaborated on an exclusive co-branded collection. Inspired by […]

Australian Open And Vegemite Announce Mitey 2019 Ballkid Squad

MELBOURNE, December 12, 2018 (Press Release) The Australian Open and Vegemite revealed the final 2019 Australian Open ballkid squad at Melbourne Park. For the second year in a row Vegemite is on board as official Australian Open ballkids’ partner and will fuel the ballkids throughout their […]