1998 Australian Open
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1998 Australian Open

The 1998 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Albert Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 86th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 19 January through 1 February 1998.

Seniors

Men's singles

Czech Republic Petr Korda defeated Chile Marcelo Ríos 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

  • It was Korda's only Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated Spain Conchita Martínez 6-3, 6-3

  • It was Hingis' 4th career Grand Slam title and her 2nd Australian Open title.[1]

Men's doubles

Sweden Jonas Björkman / Netherlands Jacco Eltingh defeated Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde 6-2, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

  • It was Björkman's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st Australian Open title. It was Eltingh's 4th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last Australian Open title.

Women's doubles

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Croatia Mirjana Lu?i?[a] defeated United States Lindsay Davenport / Belarus Natasha Zvereva 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

  • It was Hingis' 7th career Grand Slam title and her 4th Australian Open title. It was Lu?i?'s only career Grand Slam title.

Mixed doubles

United States Venus Williams / United States Justin Gimelstob defeated Czech Republic Helena Suková / Czech Republic Cyril Suk 6-2, 6-1

  • It was Williams' 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. It was Gimelstob's 1st career Grand Slam title and his only Australian Open title.

Juniors

Boys' singles

France Julien Jeanpierre defeated Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Girls' singles

Croatia Jelena Kostani? defeated Indonesia Wynne Prakusya 6-0, 7-5

Boys' doubles

France Jérôme Haehnel / France Julien Jeanpierre defeated Croatia Mirko Pehar / Croatia Lovro Zovko 6-3, 6-3

Girls' doubles

Australia Evie Dominikovic / Australia Alicia Molik defeated New Zealand Leanne Baker / New Zealand Rewa Hudson 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Notes

  1. ^ Lu?i? became the first Croatian tennis player to win the Australian Open.

References

  1. ^ "WTA | Women's Tennis News, Tournaments, Videos, Scores and Player Info". Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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