Australian Open 2015

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the men’s and women’s single title, respectively in Australian Open 2015 played in Melbourne, Australia. Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes and Martina Hingis was the winner in mixed category.

Feb 2, 2015 15:15 IST
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Australian Open 2015 came to an end on 1 February 2015 at Melbourne, Australia. Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Serena Williams of the US won the men’s and women’s single title, respectively.

In the final clash for the title, Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title by defeating Andy Murray of Britain 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0. On the other hand, Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3, 7-6(5) to claim her sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title.

With this win, World Number 1 Djokovic became the most decorated Australian Open champion of the Open era, surpassing Andre Agassi and Roger Federer’s quartet of titles. Now only Roy Emerson, with six, stands above him in the men’s all-time records.

Results of other categories at Australian Open
Men’s Doubles title: Italian pair Simone Boleli and Fabio Fogini defeated French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4. Boleli and Fogini is the first all-Italian team to win a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title at a major were Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola at the 1959 French Open.
Women’s Doubles title: American-Czech pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands (the US) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) defeated Chinese-Taiwan pair Zheng Jie (China) and  Chan Yung-jan (Taiwan) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). This was the first grand slam women’s title for Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova and was the first new pairing to win the women’s doubles title at Melbourne Park since 2005
Mixed Doubles title: Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes (India) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) defeated Canadian-French team of Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Kristina Mladenovic (France), in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. This was Leander’s third Mixed Doubles title at the Australian Open and 15th overall. For Martina, it was the ninth title at Melbourne.


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