The Australian Open tennis tournament marks the first Grand Slam event of the annual tennis calendar. All the best tennis players from around the world will be heading to Australia hoping to start their year off with a win – sadly, we won’t be seeing Serena Williams or Roger Federer, after they both announced their retirement in 2022 – and the substantial amount of prize money on offer for winning the tournament.
The 2023 Australian Open starts on 16 January, with the final being played just under two weeks later at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, on 29 January.
Although the total prize money breakdown has not yet been released, the organisers have released the figures for the winners and runners-up.
Read on to find out about the 2023 Australian Open prize money, how to watch the event and more…
Australian Open 2023 Prize Money
Prize money for the 2023 Australian Open has yet to be announced, but we can pretty it will either match, or increase over the prize money on offer at the 2022 tournament. The total prize money pool for the 2022 tournament came in at $75 million, which was broken down as follows:
- Winner: $2.875 million
- Runner-Up: $1.575 million
- Semi-finalist: $895,000
- Quarter-finalist: $538,500
- Fourth Round: $328,000
- Third Round: $221,000
- Second Round: $154,000
- First Round: $103,000
- Third Round Qualifying: $53,500
- Second Round Qualifying: $35,500
- First Round Qualifying: $25,250
We’ll be sure to update this section as soon as prize money for the 2023 tournament has been announced.
When is the 2023 Australian Open?
- Monday 16 January – Sunday 29 January 2022.
The Australian Open is the first grand slam on the tennis calendar and runs for two weeks in January. First round action will kick off on Monday 16th January and run through to Sunday 29th January, when the Men’s Final will be played.
Qualifying matches will take place a few days before the event from 11 January until 13 January.
Where is the 2023 Australian Open?
The Australian Open takes place at Melbourne Park, which features 33 hard courts across the facility, including the iconic Rod Laver Arena.
The tournament has been held at Melbourne Park since its development in 1988. Located within the expansive venue are multiple arenas including:
- Rod Laver Arena – 14,820 seats
- John Cain Arena – 10,300 seats
- Margaret Court Arena – 7,500 seats
- Kia Arena – 5,000 seats
The Kia Arena was used for the first time in the 2022 tournament, to accommodate for the growing popularity of the event.
In 2023, the Australian Open is targeting a record attendance of 900,000 fans.
How to Watch the 2023 Australian Open?
If you don’t manage, or are unable to snag yourself some tickets to the 2023 Australia Open, then you can tune in to all the action on Stan Sport. But, if you don’t have yourself a Stan Sport subscription, then you will still be able to watch select tennis matches on the Nine Network, including being able to catch-up on games through the 9Now app.
Nine’s current contract to broadcast the Australian Open expires after the tournament, with Tennis Australia reportedly seeking AU $500 million to renew the contract.
Who won the Australian Open in 2022?
It was Aussie glory at last year’s tournament, with Ashleigh Barty becoming the first Australian to win the title since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
Despite holding the No. 1 Ranking at the time, Barty retired in March, meaning we’ll see a new Australian Open women’s champion be crowned at the 2023 tournament.
A familiar face was victorious in the men’s event, where Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in five sets to claim his second Australian Open.
This marked his 21st major title, breaking the record for all-time men’s major singles titles. At the time, he Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer all stood at 20 majors won.
It was an all-Australian affair in the men’s doubles with fan-favourite and this 2022 Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis picking up the win over Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.
2022 Men’s Singles
- Winner: Rafael Nadal
- Runner-Up: Daniil Medvedev
2022 Women’s Singles
- Winner: Ashleigh Barty
- Runner-Up: Danielle Collins
2022 Men’s Doubles
- Winners: Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios
- Runners-Up: Matthew Ebden & Max Purcell
2022 Women’s Doubles
- Winners: Barbora Krejčíková & Kateřina Siniaková
- Runners-Up: Anna Danilina & Beatriz Haddad Maia
2022 Mixed Doubles
- Winners: Kristina Mladenovic & Ivan Dodig
- Runners-Up: Jaimee Fourlis & Jason Kubler
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