1997 Australian Open
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1997 Australian Open

The 1997 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 85th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 13 through 26 January 1997.

Seniors

Men's Singles

United States Pete Sampras defeated Spain Carlos Moyá 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

  • It was Sampras' 9th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last Australian Open title.

Women's Singles

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated France Mary Pierce 6-2, 6-2

  • It was Hingis' 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. Hingis became the first Swiss player - male or female - to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Men's Doubles

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated Canada Sébastien Lareau / United States Alex O'Brien 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3

  • It was Woodbridge's 13th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd Australian Open title. It was Woodforde's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 4th and last Australian Open title.

Women's Doubles

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Belarus Natasha Zvereva defeated United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Lisa Raymond 6-2, 6-2

  • It was Hingis' 3rd career Grand Slam title and her 2nd Australian Open title. It was Zvereva's 18th career Grand Slam title and her 5th and last Australian Open title.

Mixed Doubles

Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / United States Rick Leach defeated Latvia Larisa Neiland / South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 7-5

  • It was Bollegraf's 3rd career Grand Slam title and her only Australian Open title. It was Leach's 7th career Grand Slam title and his 4th Australian Open title.

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Germany Daniel Elsner defeated South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 7-6, 6-2

Girls' Singles

Croatia Mirjana Lu?i? defeated Germany Marlene Weingärtner 6-2, 6-2

Boys' Doubles

United Kingdom David Sherwood / United Kingdom James Trotman defeated South Africa Jaco van der Westhuizen / South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 7-6, 6-3

Girls' Doubles

Croatia Mirjana Lu?i? / Germany Jasmin Wöhr defeated South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong / Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 6-2, 6-2

Other events

Legends' Doubles

Australia Peter McNamara / Australia Fred Stolle defeated Australia Mark Edmondson / Australia Ken Rosewall 6-4, 6-4

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Preceded by
1996 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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