2002 Australian Open
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2002 Australian Open

The 2002 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Australia. It was the 90th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 14 through 27 January 2002 and attracted an attendance of 518,248.[1]

Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati were the defending champions. Agassi, chose to withdraw from the tournament due to wrist injury. Thomas Johansson won his first Grand Slam title, while Capriati successfully defended her title defeating three-time champion Martina Hingis in the final.

Kia Motors began its sponsorship of the Australian Open in this season replacing Ford.

Seniors

Men's Singles

Sweden Thomas Johansson defeated Russia Marat Safin, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(7-4)

  • It was Johansson's 1st title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's Singles

United States Jennifer Capriati defeated Switzerland Martina Hingis, 4-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-2

  • It was Capriati's 1st title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 3rd (and last) career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title.

Men's Doubles

The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor defeated France Michaël Llodra / France Fabrice Santoro, 7-6, 6-3

  • Note: This is the very first time where in men's doubles, a team only needs to win two sets to win a match. Previously, teams required to win three sets to win a match.

Women's Doubles

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova defeated Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6-2, 6-7(4-7), 6-1

Mixed Doubles

Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett defeated Argentina Paola Suárez / Argentina Gastón Etlis, 6-3, 6-2

Juniors

Boys' Singles

France Clément Morel defeated Australia Todd Reid, 6-4, 6-4

Girls' Singles

Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová defeated Russia Maria Sharapova,[2] 6-0, 7-5

Boys' Doubles

Australia Ryan Henry / Australia Todd Reid defeated Romania Florin Mergea / Romania Horia Tec?u, walkover

Girls' Doubles

Argentina Gisela Dulko / Indonesia Angelique Widjaja defeated Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Croatia Matea Mezak, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Wheelchair

Men's Wheelchair Singles

Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan defeated Australia David Hall, 6-2, 6-4

Women's Wheelchair Singles

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Australia Daniela Di Toro, 6-2, 6-0

Seeds

References

  1. ^ "Tennis Australia Annual Report 2001-2002" (PDF). Chearinghouse for Sport. Tennis Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Sharapova went on to reach the finals four times (2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015), she won the title in 2008 and lost to Serena Williams in 2007 and 2015, and Victoria Azarenka in 2012.
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2001 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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