The Sports Almanac

Women's Australian Open


Through the 2017 Australian Open
Australia Open Champions Multiple Champions
YEAR
WINNER NATIONALITY
RUNNER-UP
NATIONALITY
SCORES
1922
Margaret Molesworth
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
6-3, 10-8
1923
Margaret Molesworth
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
6-1, 7-5
1924
Sylvia Lance Harper
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
6-3, 3-6, 8-6
1925
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
1-6, 8-6, 6-4
1926
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
6-1, 6-3
1927
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
Sylvia Lance Harper
Australia
5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1928
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Australia
Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia
7-5, 6-2
1929
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Australia
Louise Bickerton
Australia
6-1, 5-7, 6-2
1930
Daphne Akhurst Cozens
Australia
Sylvia Lance Harper
Australia
10-8, 2-6, 7-5
1931
Coral McInnes Buttsworth
Australia
Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia
1-6, 6-3, 6-4
1932
Coral McInnes Buttsworth
Australia
Katherine Le Mesurier
Australia
9-7, 6-4
1933
Joan Hartigan Bathurst
Australia
Coral McInnes Buttsworth
Australia
6-4, 6-3
1934
Joan Hartigan Bathurst
Australia
Margaret Molesworth
Australia
61-, 6-4
1935
Dorothy Round Little
Great Britain
Nancy Lyle Glover
Australia
1-6, 6-1, 6-3
1936
Joan Hartigan Bathurst
Australia
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
6-4, 6-4
1937
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Emily Hood Westacott
Australia
6-3, 5-7, 6-4
1938
Dorothy Bundy Cheney
United States
Dorothy Stevenson
Australia
6-3, 6-2
1939
Emily Hood Westacott
Australia
Nell Hall Hopman
Australia
6-2, 6-2
1940
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
5-7, 6-4, 6-0
1941
No Tournament - World War II
1942
No Tournament - World War II
1943
No Tournament - World War II
1944
No Tournament - World War II
1945
No Tournament - World War II
1946
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Joyce Fitch
Australia
6-4, 6-4
1947
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Nell Hall Hopman
Australia
6-3, 6-2
1948
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Marie Toomey
Australia
6-3, 6-1
1949
Doris Hart
United States
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
6-3, 6-4
1950
Louise Brough Clapp
United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
1951
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
6-1, 7-5
1952
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
Helen Angwin
Australia
6-2, 6-3
1953
Maureen Connolly Brinker
United States
Julie Sampson Haywood
United States
6-3, 6-2
1954
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
Jenny Staley Hoad
Australia
6-3, 6-4
1955
Beryl Penrose Collier
Australia
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
6-4, 6-3
1956
Mary Carter Reitano
Australia
Thelma Coyne Long
Australia
3-6, 6-2, 9-7
1957
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
Althea Gibson
United States
6-3, 6-4
1958
Angela Mortimer Barrett
Great Britain
Lorraine Coghlan Robinson
Australia
6-3, 6-4
1959
Mary Carter Reitano
Australia
Renee Schuurman Haygarth
South Africa
6-2, 6-3
1960
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia
7-5, 6-2
1961
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia
6-1, 6-4
1962
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia
6-0, 6-2
1963
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia
6-2, 6-2
1964
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Lesley Turner Browrey
Australia
6-3, 6-2
1965
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Maria Bueno
Brazil
5-7, 6-4, 5-2(retired)
1966
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Nancy Richey Gunter
United States
Walkover
1967
Nancy Richey Gunter
United States
Lesley Turner Browrey
Australia
6-1, 6-4
1968
Billie Jean King
United States
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
6-1, 6-2
1969
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Billie Jean King
United States
6-4, 6-1
1970
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Kerry Melville Reid
Australia
6-1, 6-3
1971
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
2-6, 7-6, 7-5
1972
Virginia Wade
Great Britain
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
6-4, 6-4
1973
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
6-4, 7-5
1974
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
Chris Evert
United States
7-6, 4-6, 6-0
1975
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia
6-3, 6-2
1976
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
Renata Tomanova
Czechoslovakia
6-2, 6-2
1977(Jan)
Kerry Melville Reid
Australia
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat
Australia
7-5, 6-2
1977(Dec)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
Helen Gourlay Cawley
Australia
6-3, 6-0
1978
Christine O'Neil
Australia
Betsy Nagelsen
United States
6-3, 7-6
1979
Barbara Jordan
United States
Sharon Walsh
United States
6-3, 6-3
1980
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
Wendy Turnbull
Australia
6-0, 7-5
1981
Martina Navratilova
United States
Chis Evert
United States
6-7, 6-4, 7-5
1982
Chris Evert
United States
Martina Navratilova
United States
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
1983
Martina Navratilova
United States
Kathy Jordan
United States
6-2, 7-6
1984
Chris Evert
United States
Helena Sukova
Czechoslovakia
6-7, 6-1, 6-3
1985
Martina Navratilova
United States
Chris Evert
United States
6-2, 4-6, 6-2
1986
No tournament - Date change from December to January
1987
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
Martina Navratilova
United States
7-5, 7-6
1988
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Chris Evert
United States
6-1, 7-6
1989
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Helena Sukova
Czechoslovakia
6-4, 6-4
1990
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Mary Joe Fernandez
United States
6-3, 6-4
1991
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Jana Novatna
Czechoslovakia
5-7, 6-3, 6-1
1992
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Mary Joe Fernandez
United States
6-2, 6-3
1993
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Steffi Graf
Germany
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
1994
Steffi Graf
Germany
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
6-0, 6-2
1995
Mary Pierce
France
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
6-3, 6-2
1996
Monica Seles
United States
Anke Huber
Germany
6-4, 6-1
1997
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
Mary Pierce
France
6-2, 6-2
1998
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
Conchita Martinez
Spain
6-3, 6-3
1999
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
Amelie Mauresmo
France
6-2, 6-3
2000
Lindsay Davenport
United States
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
6-2, 7-5
2001
Jennifer Capriati
United States
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
6-4, 6-3
2002
Jennifer Capriati
United States
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2003
Serena Williams
United States
Venus Williams
United States
7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2004
Justine Henin
Belgium
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2005
Serena Williams
United States
Lindsay Davenport
United States
2-6, 6-3, 6-0
2006
Amelie Mauresmo
France
Justine Henin
Belgium
6-1, 2-0(retired)
2007
Serena Williams
United States
Maria Sharapova
Russia
6-1, 6-2
2008
Maria Sharapova
Russia
Ana Ivanovic
Serbia
7-5, 6-3
2009
Serena Williams
United States
Dinara Safina
Russia
6-0, 6-3
2010
Serena Williams
United States
Justine Henin
Belgium
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2011
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
Li Na
China
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2012
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus
Maria Sharapova
Russia
6-3, 6-0
2013
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus
Li Na
China
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2014
Li Na
China
Dominika Cibulkova
Slovakia
7-6(7-3), 6-0
2015
Serena Williams
United States
Maria Sharapova
Russia
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
2016
Angelique Kerber
Germany
Serena Williams
United States
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2017
Serena Williams
United States
Venus Williams
United States
6-4, 6-4

Multiple Winners  Australian Open Winners
Champion Nationality
Years
Wins
Margaret Smith Court Australia
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 11
Serena Williams United States
2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016 7
Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia
1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951
6
Daphne Akhurst Cozens Australia
1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930 5
Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977(Dec) 4
Stefi Graf Germany
1988, 1989, 1990, 1994 4
Monica Seles
United States
1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 4
Joan Hartigan Bathurst Australia
1933, 1934, 1936 3
Martina Navratilova United States
1981, 1983, 1985 3
Martina Hingis Switzerland
1997, 1998, 1999 3
Margaret Molesworth
Australia
1922, 1923
2
Coral McInnes Buttsworth Australia
1931, 1932
2
Thelma Coyne Long Australia
1952, 1954
2
Chris Evert
United States
1982, 1984
2
Jennifer Capriati
United States
2001, 2002
2
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus
2012, 2013
2