2015 Australian Open

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2015 Australian Open
Date19 January – 1 February 2015
Edition103rd
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money A$40,000,000
Surface Hard (Plexicushion)
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Attendance703,899
Champions
Men's Singles
Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Flag of Italy.svg Simone Bolelli / Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini
Women's Doubles
Flag of the United States.svg Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Šafářová
Mixed Doubles
Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis / Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
Flag of Russia.svg Roman Safiullin
Girls' Singles
Flag of Slovakia.svg Tereza Mihalíková
Boys' Doubles
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jake Delaney / Flag of Australia (converted).svg Marc Polmans
Girls' Doubles
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miriam Kolodziejová / Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Markéta Vondroušová
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jiske Griffioen
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Flag of France.svg Stéphane Houdet / Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Flag of Japan.svg Yui Kamiji / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jordanne Whiley
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Lapthorne / Flag of the United States.svg David Wagner
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The 2015 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park from 19 January to 1 February 2015. It was the 103rd edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

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Stan Wawrinka was the defending champion in men's singles but lost to four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. Reigning women's champion Li Na did not defend her title, as she retired from professional tennis in September, 2014. [1] Novak Djokovic won an Open Era record fifth men's singles crown by defeating Andy Murray in the final, and this was the third time they met each other in the final. [2] Serena Williams won an Open Era record six women's singles championships by defeating Maria Sharapova in the final, and this was the second time they met each other in the final. [3]

Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini teamed up to win the men's doubles title for the first time over the team of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. [4] Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová teamed up to win the women's doubles crown for the first time over the team of Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie. [5] Martina Hingis and Leander Paes teamed up to win the mixed doubles title, it was the second for Hingis and third for Paes, over the defending champions Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor. [6]

Tournament

Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open take place Rod Laver Arena (8984015851).jpg
Rod Laver Arena where the Finals of the Australian Open take place

The 2015 Australian Open was the 103rd edition of the tournament and was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which was part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and also singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 16 courts with Plexicushion surface, including the three main showcourts – Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena. [7] The latter was unveiled with a capacity increase from 6,000 to 7,500 and also as the third Melbourne Park venue with fully operational retractable roof to make the Australian Open the first Grand Slam tournament with three such tennis stadiums. [8] Partly due to the new roof, the 2015 event set an all-time attendance record of 703,899 fans. The cooler than normal temperatures may also have played a role. [9]

Broadcast

The tournament was broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world. In Australia, all matches were broadcast live by the Seven Network on the network's primary channel under the banner Seven Sport. In the Asia/Pacific region, the tournament was covered by CCTV, iQiyi, SMG (China), Fiji One (Fiji), Sony SIX (India), WOWOW, NHK (Japan), Sky TV (New Zealand) and Fox Sports Asia, in Europe by Eurosport, NOS (Netherlands), SRG SSR (Switzerland) and BBC (United Kingdom), in the Middle East by beIN Sports, in Africa by SuperSport, while in the Americas coverage was provided by ESPN. [10]

In 2015, live coverage emanated from all sixteen courts. Qualifying tournaments, draw ceremony and Kids' Day were shown on official tournament website, AusOpen.com. [11]

Controversy

Following a second round victory in Women's singles Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was approached by an interviewer, Ian Cohen, who cited tweets made by Bouchard the previous evening which complimented fellow competitor Serena Williams's on court attire. The interviewer, explaining that Williams "was kind enough to give us a twirl," asked Bouchard to offer her own twirl. [12] Though Bouchard obliged, the request was met with criticism, with many accusing the interviewer of being sexist. [13] The controversy was referred to by some media outlets as "twirlgate." [14] Billie Jean King responded to the interview by saying "This is truly sexist. If you ask the women, you have to ask the guys to twirl as well." For her part, Bouchard said the request would not be sexist if men were asked to "flex their muscles and stuff." At least one media outlet pointed out that as part of a pre-tournament interview Rafael Nadal was asked to take off his shirt for the enjoyment of female fans. [15]

Point and prize money distribution

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Senior points

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 64Round of 128QQ3Q2Q1
Men's Singles20001200720360180904510251680
Men's Doubles0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Women's Singles130078043024013070104030202
Women's Doubles10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Prize money

The Australian Open total prize money for 2015 was increased to A$40,000,000, with men's and women's singles champions to receive a tournament-record 3.1 million Australian dollars reward. [16] Out of total prize money, A$28,796,000 was paid for players competing in singles main draw, further A$1,344,000 for players, who lost in qualifying, A$5,165,200 – for doubles players, A$480,000 for mixed doubles players and A$605,330 for competitors in other events, while A$3,609,470 was used to cover other fees, including players' per diem and trophies. [17]

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 64Round of 1281Q3Q2Q1
SinglesA$3,100,000A$1,550,000A$650,000A$340,000A$175,000A$97,500A$60,000A$34,500A$16,000A$8,000A$4,000
Doubles*A$575,000A$285,000A$142,500A$71,000A$39,000A$23,000A$14,800N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mixed Doubles*A$142,500A$71,500A$35,600A$16,300A$8,200A$4,000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

1Qualifiers prize money is also the Round of 128 prize money.
*per team

Singles players

2015 Australian Open – Men's Singles

2015 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries

Events

Seniors

Men's Singles

This was the third time these two players met in the final. The other two times were in 2011 and 2013, when Djokovic won. This time would prove no different with Djokovic winning his fifth title, an Open Era record, to go along with his titles in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. [2] This victory was Djokovic's eighth grand slam title, tying him in the Open Era with Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi. This was Murray's fourth loss in the final of the Australian Open, three of them to Djokovic and one to Roger Federer in 2010. This marks the first time since Björn Borg at the US Open that someone has lost all four of his final appearances at a particular grand slam event.

Women's Singles

This marked the second time these two players met in the final. The other time was in 2007, which Williams won. This time would be exactly the same, with Williams winning her sixth title (an Open Era record), to go along with wins in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. [3] This was her nineteenth career grand slam singles title, behind only Steffi Graf's twenty-two titles in the Open Era of tennis. This was Sharapova's third loss in the final; the other two losses were in 2012 to Victoria Azarenka and to Williams in 2007. Sharapova won the title in 2008.

Men's Doubles

This was the first men's doubles title for the team of Bolelli and Fognini at the event and in their respective careers. [4]

Women's Doubles

This was the first women's doubles title for the team of Mattek-Sands and Šafářová at the event and in their respective careers. [5] One of their finalist opponents, Zheng Jie won the title in 2006 with Yan Zi.

Mixed Doubles

This was a match of past mixed doubles champions at the event, which Hingis won with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2006, while her partner Paes won titles in 2003 with Martina Navratilova and in 2010 with Cara Black. [6] Their finalist opponents' won the event last year, but Nestor won titles in 2007 with Elena Likhovtseva and 2011 with Katarina Srebotnik. This was Hingis' second mixed doubles title for her career, and for Paes' it is his seventh mixed doubles grand slam crown for his career.

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Girls' Singles

Boys' Doubles

Girls' Doubles

Wheelchair

Wheelchair Men's Singles

Wheelchair Women's Singles

Wheelchair Quad Singles

Wheelchair Men's Doubles

Wheelchair Women's Doubles

Wheelchair Quad Doubles

Singles seeds

Seedings are based on rankings as of 12 January 2015. Rankings and points before are as of 19 January 2015.
Points defending includes results from both the 2014 Australian Open and tournaments from the week of 27 January 2014 (Davis Cup for the men, and Paris and Pattaya for the women).

Men's Singles

SeedRankPlayerPoints before Points defending Points won Points afterStatus
1
1
Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic
11,405
360
2,000
13,045
Champion, defeated Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray [6]
2
2
Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer
9,875
720+40
90
9,205
Third round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Andreas Seppi
3
3
Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
6,585
1,200
360
5,745
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych [7]
4
4
Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka
5,370
2,000+40
720
4,050
Semifinals lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic [1]
5
5
Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori
5,025
180
360
5,205
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka [4]
6
6
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray
4,675
360+145
1,200+90
5,460
Runner-up, lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic [1]
7
7
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych
4,660
720
720
4,660
Semifinals lost to Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray [6]
8
8
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic
4,575
90
360
4,845
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic [1]
9
10
Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer
4,145
360
180
3,965
Fourth round lost to Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori [5]
10
11
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov
3,645
360
180
3,465
Fourth round lost to Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray [6]
11
13
Flag of Latvia.svg Ernests Gulbis
2,455
45
10
2,420
First round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Thanasi Kokkinakis [WC]
12
14
Flag of Spain.svg Feliciano López
2,130
90
180
2,220
Fourth round lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic [8]
13
16
Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut
2,110
180
45
1,975
Second round lost to Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller
14
15
Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson
2,125
180
180
2,125
Fourth round lost to Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal [3]
15
17
Flag of Spain.svg Tommy Robredo
2,015
180
10
1,845
First round retired against Flag of France.svg Édouard Roger-Vasselin
16
18
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini
1,790
180+80
10
1,540
First round lost to Flag of Colombia.svg Alejandro González
17
19
Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils
1,770
90
45
1,725
Second round lost to Flag of Poland.svg Jerzy Janowicz
18
20
Flag of France.svg Gilles Simon
1,730
90
90
1,730
Third round lost to Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer [9]
19
21
Flag of the United States.svg John Isner
1,685
10
90
1,765
Third round lost to Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller
20
22
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin
1,669
(35)+55
45+35
1,659
Second round lost to Flag of Cyprus.svg Marcos Baghdatis
21
23
Flag of Ukraine.svg Alexandr Dolgopolov
1,455
45
10
1,420
First round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi
22
24
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Kohlschreiber
1,415
0
45
1,460
Second round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bernard Tomic
23
27
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović
1,365
10
45
1,400
Second round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nick Kyrgios
24
28
Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet
1,350
90+40
90
1,310
Third round lost to Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson [14]
25
25
Flag of France.svg Julien Benneteau
1,390
45
10
1,355
First round lost to Flag of Germany.svg Benjamin Becker
26
26
Flag of Argentina.svg Leonardo Mayer
1,389
45
45
1,389
Second round lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Viktor Troicki
27
29
Flag of Uruguay.svg Pablo Cuevas
1,227
(20)
10
1,217
First round lost to Flag of Germany.svg Matthias Bachinger [Q]
28
30
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Rosol
1,210
10
45
1,245
Second round lost to Flag of Israel.svg Dudi Sela
29
31
Flag of France.svg Jérémy Chardy
1,195
90
45
1,150
Second round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Andreas Seppi
30
32
Flag of Colombia.svg Santiago Giraldo
1,175
10
45
1,210
Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Steve Johnson
31
33
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Verdasco
1,135
45
90
1,180
Third round lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic [1]
32
34
Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Kližan
1,133
106
45
1,072
Second round retired against Flag of Portugal.svg João Sousa

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

RankPlayerPoints Before Points defending Points won Points afterWithdrawal reason
9
Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Čilić
4,150
45
0
4,105
Shoulder injury [18]
12
Flag of France.svg Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2,740
180+40
0+40
2,520
Forearm inflammation [19]

†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2014. Accordingly, this was the 18th best result deducted instead.

Women's Singles

SeedRankPlayerPoints Before Points defending Points won Points afterStatus
1
1
Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
8,016
240
2,000
9,776
Champion, defeated Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [2]
2
2
Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova
7,335
240+185
1,300
8,210
Runner-up, lost to Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams [1]
3
3
Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep
6,571
430
430
6,571
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova [10]
4
4
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová
6,360
10
130
6,480
Third round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys
5
5
Flag of Serbia.svg Ana Ivanovic
4,845
430
10
4,425
First round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Hradecká [Q]
6
6
Flag of Poland.svg Agnieszka Radwańska
4,810
780
240
4,270
Fourth round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams [18]
7
7
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eugenie Bouchard
4,715
780
430
4,365
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [2]
8
8
Flag of Denmark.svg Caroline Wozniacki
4,625
130
70
4,565
Second round lost to Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka
9
9
Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber
3,360
240
10
3,130
First round lost to Flag of Romania.svg Irina-Camelia Begu
10
11
Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova
2,970
240+280
780+55
3,285
Semifinals lost to Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [2]
11
10
Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominika Cibulková
3,007
1,300
430
2,137
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams [1]
12
12
Flag of Italy.svg Flavia Pennetta
2,861
430
10
2,441
First round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Camila Giorgi
13
13
Flag of Germany.svg Andrea Petkovic
2,780
10+100
10+55
2,735
First round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Brengle
14
14
Flag of Italy.svg Sara Errani
2,735
10+305
130+1
2,551
Third round lost to Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Yanina Wickmayer
15
15
Flag of Serbia.svg Jelena Janković
2,590
240
10
2,360
First round lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Timea Bacsinszky
16
16
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Šafářová
2,545
130
10
2,425
First round lost to Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yaroslava Shvedova
17
17
Flag of Spain.svg Carla Suárez Navarro
2,415
130
10
2,295
First round lost to Flag of Germany.svg Carina Witthöft
18
18
Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams
2,370
10
430
2,790
Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys
19
19
Flag of France.svg Alizé Cornet
2,255
130+185
130+55
2,125
Third round lost to Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominika Cibulková [11]
20
21
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Samantha Stosur
1,895
130
70
1,835
Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Coco Vandeweghe
21
22
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Peng Shuai
1,880
10+60
240+30
2,080
Fourth round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [2]
22
20
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková
2,075
70+180
130+60
2,015
Third round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova [10]
23
25
Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
1,820
130+470
10+1
1,231
First round lost to Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Yanina Wickmayer
24
24
Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza
1,845
240
240
1,845
Fourth round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams [1]
25
23
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
1,870
70
130
1,930
Third round lost to Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka
26
26
Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina
1,780
130+100
130+60
1,740
Third round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams [1]
27
27
Flag of Russia.svg Svetlana Kuznetsova
1,730
10+30
10+1
1,701
First round lost to Flag of France.svg Caroline Garcia
28
28
Flag of Germany.svg Sabine Lisicki
1,681
70+30
10+1
1,592
First round lost to Flag of France.svg Kristina Mladenovic
29
29
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Casey Dellacqua
1,542
240
70
1,372
Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys
30
30
Flag of the United States.svg Varvara Lepchenko
1,480
70
130
1,540
Third round lost to Flag of Poland.svg Agnieszka Radwańska [6]
31
31
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Zarina Diyas
1,460
170
130
1,420
Third round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [2]
32
34
Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic
1,391
110+12
10+1
1,280
First round lost to Flag of Germany.svg Julia Görges

Doubles seeds

Mixed Doubles

TeamRank1Seed
Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza Flag of Brazil.svg Bruno Soares 161
Flag of Slovenia.svg Katarina Srebotnik Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Melo 182
Flag of France.svg Kristina Mladenovic Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor 223
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Andrea Hlaváčková Flag of Austria.svg Alexander Peya 254
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Cara Black Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Sebastián Cabal 265
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yaroslava Shvedova Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić 286
Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis Flag of India.svg Leander Paes 347
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Květa Peschke Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Matkowski 378

Main draw wildcard entries

As part of an agreement between Tennis Australia, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the French Tennis Federation (FFT), one male and one female player from the United States and France received a wild card into the Australian Open singles event. USTA gave it to Denis Kudla and Irina Falconi, thanks to their positions in 2014 USTA Pro Circuit's Australian Open Wild Card Challenge standing, [20] while Lucas Pouille and Océane Dodin were chosen by internal FFT selection. [21]

Further four wildcards were awarded at Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Playoff into the men's and women's singles and doubles main draw events, [22] while Tennis Australia organized its own playoff competitions, where Jordan Thompson, Daria Gavrilova and Sam Thompson & Masa Jovanovic mixed doubles team received entries to Australian Open. [23]

Remaining wildcard places were filled by Australian internal selection.

Main draw qualifier entries

The qualifying competition took place in Melbourne Park on 14 – 17 January 2015. [24]

Protected ranking

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Withdrawals

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament but withdrew.

Retirements

Men's Singles

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Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered as one of the greatest doubles player in the history of the sport along with the record of most doubles wins in the Davis Cup.

The 2015 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 135th edition of the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The 2015 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 119th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 24 May to 7 June and consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships was a Grand Slam tennis tournament which took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, from 29 June to 12 July 2015.

The 2015 WTA Finals was a women's tennis tournament at Singapore. It was the 45th edition of the singles event and the 40th edition of the doubles competition. The tournament was contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams.

The 2015 BNP Paribas Open was a professional tennis tournament played at Indian Wells, California, in March 2015. It was the 42nd edition of the men's event, known as the BNP Paribas Open, and was classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2015 ATP World Tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the 2015 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, United States, from March 11 through March 22, 2015, on outdoor hard courts.

The 2015 China Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 17th edition of the China Open for the men. It was part of ATP World Tour 500 series on the 2015 ATP World Tour, and the last WTA Premier Mandatory tournament of the 2015 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events were held at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China, from October 5 to October 11, 2015.

The 2016 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 120th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 22 May to 5 June and consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.

The 2016 US Open was the 136th edition of tennis' US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took place on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

The 2014 Australian Open described in detail, in the form of day-by-day summaries.

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Preceded by
2014 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2015 French Open