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2011 Australian Open

CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Date17-30 January
LocationMelbourne , Australia
SurfaceHardcourt ( Plexicushion )
VenueMelbourne Park

MELBOURNE, Australia It would have been tough enough to win a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title if Rafael Nadal had remain picture of health. Across the net on Wednesday night in the quarterfinals was David Ferrer, Nadals inspired Spanish opponent and friend, who was bouncing on his toes as he waited for each serve. Waiting for the next round was Andy Murray, who has been in fine form. After that was a potential final against Novak Djokovic or Nadals archrival, Roger Federer. It would have been quite a challenge to join Rod Laver in tennis history books, but Nadal, world No. 1 player, do not stay healthy enough on court name for Laver to mount even serious challenge against Ferrer. It was an opportunity I had, Nadal say. But I dont live for this or for records. Their match started out looking as if it might evolve into a marathon tussle first two games last 23 minutes, but Nadal injured his left hamstring in the second game, which extended to eight deuces before his serve was break. Nadal then sought treatment off court during the next changeover. Though he soldiered on with his left thigh wrap in tape, he was not the same player who won his first four matches here in straight sets, not the same player who won the French Open, Wimbledon and United States Open all in a row last year. This Nadal was beat, 6-4 6-2 6-3, in 2 hours 33 minutes, and, at one particularly demoralizing stage, he lost eight games in a row. In the third set, trailing by 0-3, Nadal sat forlornly on his chair during changeover, his chin resting on his hands and his eyes welling with tears: quite a different image from that of an energetic optimist whose face rarely betrays the scoreline. Look, I play my game; I am happy with what I succeeded in doing, and I want to enjoy the moment, Ferrer say. But it was obvious that Rafa had physical problems. And so, Ferrer, seventh seed, will now face Murray in Friday's semifinal after Federer and Djokovic play the first semifinal on Thursday. I hope he wins the tournament, Nadal said of Ferrer, his longtime Davis Cup teammate. Tennis stars have been trying for more than 40 years to win four Grand Slam tournaments in a row, but for now and perhaps quite a bit longer, Laver, former Australian champion, will remain the last man to manage it. I think I do everything perfectly to start the year off well, he say. There are some factors in life you cant control. Nadal, 24, has an intense, punishing style of play, and his latest injury underscored the durability of Federer, who at 29 is playing in his 45 consecutive major tournament. But Nadal was far from helpless on Wednesday. He broke Ferrers serve three times after injury.

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Points and prize money


2011Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2010
Round 4$93,000.00$98,905.50£62,9484.49%
Round 3$54,500.00$57,960.75£36,8894.81%
Round 2$32,000.00$34,032.00£21,6601.59%
Round 1$20,000.00$21,270.00£13,5372.56%

The 2011 Australian Open offer record prize money to both men and women of total of 25 million, up 3. 8 % on total prize money from 2010. Winners of singles titles take home 2. 2 million with finalists receiving 1. 1 million. To put it into perspective, Kim Clijsters and Rafael Nadal both took home the US 1. 7 million for winning the 2010 US Open. Below is a list of prize money given to each player in the main draw of professional competitions; all prize money is in Australian dollars; Doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

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2012Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2011
Round 4$109,250.00$116,187.38£73,94717.47%
Round 3$54,625.00$58,093.69£36,9740.23%
Round 2$33,300.00$35,414.55£22,5404.06%
Round 1$20,000.00$21,270.00£13,5370.00%


2013Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2012
Round 4$125,000.00$130,147.50£75,18314.42%
Round 3$71,000.00$73,923.78£42,70429.98%
Round 2$45,500.00$47,373.69£27,36736.64%
Round 1$27,600.00$28,736.57£16,60138.00%


2014Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2013
Round 4$135,000.00$117,423.06£71,2258.00%
Round 3$75,000.00$65,235.03£39,5695.63%
Round 2$50,000.00$43,490.02£26,3809.89%
Round 1$30,000.00$26,094.01£15,8288.70%


2015Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2014
Round 4$175,000.00$136,150.00£90,28129.63%
Round 3$97,500.00$75,855.00£50,29930.00%
Round 2$60,000.00$46,680.00£30,95320.00%
Round 1$34,500.00$26,841.00£17,79815.00%


2016Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2015
Round 4$193,000$136,375.81£95,76210.29%
Round 3$108,000$76,313.92£53,58710.77%
Round 2$67,000$47,342.90£33,24411.67%
Round 1$38,500$27,204.50£19,10311.59%


2017Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2016
Round 4$220,000$166,163.90£131,98913.70%
Round 3$130,000$98,187.76£77,99422%
Round 2$80,000$60,423.23£47,99617%
Round 1$50,000$37,764.52£29,99830%


2018Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2017
Round 4$240,000.00$194,712£137,666.789.09%
Round 3$142,500.00$115,610£81,739.659.62%
Round 2$90,000.00$73,017£51,625.0412.50%
Round 1$60,000.00$48,678£34,416.6920.00%


2019Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ £% Change vs 2018
Round 4$260,000.00$186,681£141,492.758.33%
Round 3$155,000.00$111,291£84,351.458.77%
Round 2$105,000.00$75,390£57,141.3016.67%
Round 1$75,000.00$53,850£40,815.2225.00%

Australian Open Total Prize Money History

YearTotal Prize Money% Change


Winner$ 4,100,000
Runner-up$ 2,050,000
Semifinal$ 920,000
Quarterfinal$ 460,000
Round 4$ 260,000
Round 3$ 155,000
Round 2$ 105,000
Round 1$ 75,000
Winner$ 750,000
Runner-up$ 375,000
Semifinal$ 190,000
Quarterfinal$ 100,000
Round 3$ 55,000
Round 2$ 32,500
Round 1$ 21,000
Round 3$ 40,000
Round 2$ 25,000
Round 1$ 15,000
Winner$ 185,000
Runner-up$ 95,000
Semifinal$ 47,500
Quarterfinal$ 23,000
Round 2$ 11,500
Round 1$ 5,950


2001$ 13,857,625
2002$ 16,500,000
2003$ 18,180,000
2004$ 19,000,000
2005$ 19,100,000
2006$ 19,300,000
2007$ 20,000,000
2008$ 20,600,000
2009$ 23,140,000
2010$ 24,094,000
2011$ 25,005,635
2012$ 26,000,000
2013$ 30,000,000
2014$ 33,000,000
2015$ 40,000,000
2016$ 44,000,000
2017$ 50,000,000
2018$ 55,000,000
2019$ 62,500,000
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Fundraising for the Queensland floods

They are rich and they care. One year on from raising 200 000 here for victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, world's leading tennis players will take time out from their preparations For Australian Open to do it again for those who have died and suffered in the Queensland floods. This time the target is 1m. World No Sam Stosur, who has a reasonable chance of winning her first slam here, and 2002 Wimbledon runner-up Pat Rafter, both from Queensland, have helped organise Rally For Relief with Tennis Australia at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Australian television, public and commercial, as well as radio and newspaper websites have given round-clock coverage to the floods, which Hit world headlines when the Brisbane River burst its banks this week, forcing thousands in the heart of the city and low-lying suburbs to abandon their homes. Everyone from overseas, all players, they actually really know what it's all about now, Stosur say, having seen pictures of Patrick Rafter Arena, where we were all playing last week. To see that underwater, everyone who is not from here realise how bad it is. It's just incredible, you get mesmerise watching television. Rafter, who was worried about the safety of his brother-in-law in Toowoomba before he was find, say: I'd like to think we can raise close to a million dollars. And that's such a small amount compared with what will be needed Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters will also play in the charity event. Floods here in Australia are devastating, says Federer, who helped organise Hit For Haiti last year. It would be great if the sport of Tennis could help out right before the Australian Open begins. Australia has suffered wild swings in climate in recent years, with drought and bushfires mixed with unstoppable floods that have hit Queensland and parts of parched Western Australia over the past month. In 1995, raging storms swamped Centre Court in Melbourne when the Yarra River rose so quickly that nearby storm drains failed to handle the volume of water. The Underground administration office and media work room were also flood. Victoria, with its reputation for four-seasons-aday weather, most fears ravages of fires in high summer, but this week Melbourne has been drench. Rain-most despised word in Australian lexicon right now-wipe out Thursday's qualifying rounds, forcing organisers to double up matches before Monday's start. As players, administrative staff and first arrivals of the media pack agree, it was toweringly inconsequential.

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What happened exactly on that day and why it is memorable in Tennis history. On this day, November 11 2007, Justine Henin won the Womens Masters Cup, know as the Sony Ericsson Championships, after she fought for 3 hours and 24 minutes to defeat Maria Sharapova. It was the longest best-of-three set final in tournament history. For the Belgian, this fifth consecutive title was cherry on top of amazing 2007 season, where she probably reached the peak of her domination, having only lost four matches. It was also her last major title as she would retire for the first time a few months later. Justine Henin, born in 1982, was one of the dominant players in the years 2003-2008. Her varied game not only amazed tennis fans-especially her wonderful one-hand backhand, very uncommon feature in modern Women tennis-but also made her the best clay-court player of her time. Henin had turned pro in 1999. After a few years of performing well without ever winning a major event, she hired Pat Etcheberry as fitness coach at the end of 2002. The hard work she put in paid off the following year, when she prevailed at Roland-Garros as well as the US Open, each time defeating her rival Kim Clijsters in straight sets. World No. 1 for first time on 20 of October 2003, she claimed four titles at Roland-Garros between 2003 and 2007, including three consecutive ones in the years 2005-2007. She also triumphed at the 2004 Australian Open. The Henin peak years were arguably 2006 and 2007. During these years, she participated in seven Grand Slam tournaments and reached the final six times. In 2006, she was runner-up twice to Amelie Mauresmo, at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, claiming the French Open title in between, defeating Svetlana Kuznetova. After losing to Maria Sharapova in the US Open final, she finished by winning the Masters Cup against Mauresmo. In 2007, after skipping the Australian Open, she triumphed at Roland-Garros, but at Wimbledon, only Grand Slam still missing from her list of achievements, she lost in the semi-finals to Marion Bartoli. Since then, she has not lost a single match, claiming three titles on top of her second US Open crown. Maria Sharapova was born in 1987 in Belarus, but she started playing tennis as a young child in Sotchi, where her parents had moved after the Chernobyl accident. Her father, Youri, took her to Florida when she was only seven years old to give her the best chance of becoming a professional tennis player. This happened quickly, as young Sharapova turned pro at the age of 14, and after a year on tour, she was already inside the top 200. In her early career, Maria Sharapova was often compared to Anna Kournikova: both players were Russian, they were both successful and famous at a very young age, and they Also share similar physical appearance, being both tall and blonde.

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