Australian Open 2023: Schedule, dates, players, draw, odds, prize money, tickets and everything you need to know

Australian Open 2023: Schedule, dates, players, draw, odds, prize money, tickets and everything you need to know

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Fifteen-year-old Czech teen Brenda Fruhvirtova qualified for the the Australian Open joining her 17-year-old sister Linda Fruhvirtova, herself the youngest player in the top 100, in the main draw of a major for the first time.

Fruhvirtova became the youngest player in the top 250 and the fifth-youngest qualifier in Australian Open history and the youngest since Marta Kostyuk in 2018, when she defeated Spain’s Jessica Bouzas Maneiro.

The world No 135, had to back come from a set and 5-1 down in the previous round to get her chance.

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The 15-year-old dominated the ITF circuit last year, winning 27 matches in a row, including five consecutive titles and ended the season with eight ITF titles overall.

The 2023 Australian Open will mark the first time that both the sisters are playing in the same main draw at a major on the pro tour.

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Her qualification caps off a huge showing from the eastern European nation, with the Fruhvirtova sisters joining fellow 16-year-old Czech star Sara Bejlek in the calendar year’s opening grand slam.

The number of teenage qualifiers in the women’s draw is five.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Australian Open:

Australian Open 2023 dates

The two week tournament kicks off on Monday, January 16 with games from 11am and finishes on Sunday, January 29 with the men’s singles final.

Australian Open 2023 schedule Men’s & Women’s 1st round: Jan 16 – 17 Men’s & Women’s 2nd round: Jan 18 – 19 Men’s & Women’s 3rd round: Jan 20 – 21 Men’s & Women’s 4th round: Jan 22 – 23 Men’s & Women’s quarter-finals: Jan 24 – 25 Women’s semi-finals: Jan 26 Men’s semi-finals : Jan 27 Women’s singles final: Saturday, 28 January, 4pm Men’s singles final: Sunday, 29 January, 4pm

Is Novak Djokovic playing in the Australian Open 2023?

The Serbian star is chasing down a 10th crown at Melbourne Park and has added motivation after being controversially kicked out of the country last year. Djokovic is unbeaten in 34 matches in Australia since 2018.

Is Rafael Nadal playing in the Australian Open 2023?

The world No.2 and 22-time grand slam winner has been elevated to top seed following the withdrawal of injured world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz. The Spaniard is defending his crown in Melbourne for the first time in 13 years after capitalising on Djokovic’s absence 12 months ago.

Australian Open 2023 players

With Alcaraz missing the 2023 tournament, there’s every chance this year will be a battle between two of the legends of the sport, in Nadal and Djokovic, who are on opposite sides of the draw and are destined to meet in the final if they progress unscathed.

Crowd favourite Nadal is back at age 36 to defend his title while Djokovic is hoping to improve on his 22-2 record since last year’s US Open. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who went down to Nadal in an epic five-set final last year, is also a highly touted contender as is Australian Nick Kyrgios who is seeded 20 and faces Russia’s Roman Safiullin in the first round.

No. 23 seed Alex de Minaur takes Yu Hsiou Hsu in his opener while Aussies like Chris O’Connell, Olivia Gadecki, Jordan Thompson, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alexei Popyrin and Jaimee Fourlis are also in action

In the women’s draw, world number one Iga Swiatek is the raging hot the favourite while Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Coco Gauff are viewed as genuine threats.

Alja Tomljanovic has a real chance to make some noise despite having missed out on a seeding with her world No.35 ranking. She hopes to build on a career year in 2022 when she faces Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in her first round clash.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023 SEEDINGS

Men: 1. Rafael Nadal, 2. Casper Ruud, 3. Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4. Novak Djokovic, 5. Andrey Rublev, 6. Felix Auger-Aliassime, 7. Daniil Medvedev, 8. Taylor Fritz, 9. Holger Rune, 10. Hubert Hurkacz, 11. Cameron Norrie, 12. Alexander Zverev, 13. Matteo Berrettini, 14. Pablo Carreno Busta, 15. Jannik Sinner, 16. Frances Tiafoe, 17. Marin Cilic, 18. Lorenzo Musetti, 19. Karen Khachanov, 20. Nick Kyrgios, 21. Denis Shapovalov, 22. Borna Coric, 23. Alex de Minaur, 24. Diego Schwartzman, 25. Roberto Bautista Agut, 26. Dan Evans, 27. Miomir Kecmanovic, 28. Grigor Dimitrov, 29. Francisco Cerundolo, 30. Sebastian Korda, 31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, 32. Yoshihito Nishioka

Women: 1. Iga Swiatek, 2. Ons Jabeur, 3. Jessica Pegula, 4. Caroline Garcia, 5. Aryna Sabalenka, 6. Maria Sakkari, 7. Coco Gauff, 8. Daria Kasatkina, 9. Veronika Kudermetova, 10. Madison Keys, 11. Paula Badosa, 12. Belinda Bencic, 13. Danielle Collins, 14. Beatriz Haddad Maia, 15. Petra Kvitova, 16. Anett Kontaveit, 17. Jelena Ostapenko, 18. Liudmila Samsonova, 19. Ekaterina Alexandrova, 20. Barbora Krejcikova, 21. Martina Trevisan, 22. Elena Rybakina, 23. Zhang Shuai, 24. Victoria Azarenka, 25. Maria Bouzkova, 26. Elise Mertens, 27. Irina-Camelia Begu, 28. Amanda Anisimova, 29. Zheng Qinwen, 30. Karolina Pliskova, 31. Kaia Kanepi, 32. Jil Teichmann.

WHAT IS THE PRIZE MONEY FOR THE 2023 AUSTRALIAN OPEN?

In total there is $76.5 million on offer at the Australian Open, which is a 3.4 per cent increase from last year.

Singles (all in $AUD)

Winner: $2.975m

Runner-up: $1.625m

Semi-final: $925,000

Quarter-final: $555,250

Round 4: $338,250

Round 3: $227,925

Round 2: $158,850

Round 1: $106,250

Doubles

Winner: $695,000

Runner-up: $370,000

Semi-final: $210,000

Quarter-final: $116,500

Round 3: $67,250

Round 2: $46,500

Round 1: $30,975

Mixed doubles

Winner: $157,750

Runner-up: $89,450

Semi-final: $47,500

Quarter-final: $25,250

Round 2: $12,650

Round 1: $6,600

Who are the favourites to win the Australian Open 2023?

(Courtesy of Bet 365, correct as of Friday January 13 at 1pm)

Men’s draw

Novak Djokovic – $1.83

Daniil Medvedev – $7.00

Stefanos Tsitsipas – $13

Nick Kyrgios – $17

Rafael Nadal – $17

Women’s draw

Iga Swiatek – $3.20

Aryna Sabalenka – $8

Caroline Garcia – $12

Jessica Pegula – $13

Ons Jabeur – $15

Ajla Tomljanovic – $151

How can I watch the 2023 Australian Open?

The 2023 Australian Open is being broadcast on Nine, with every game available to be live-streamed via the 9Now app.

How can I get tickets for the 2023 Australian Open?

Tickets are available here, with ground pass tickets starting from $29, while tickets to the women’s and men’s finals are starting from $148.

Officials are planning for full capacity in all stadiums, however, there’ll be restrictions including density limits and mask-wearing enforced.

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