2005 Australian Open

The 2005 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 17 until 30 January 2005.

2005 Australian Open
Date17 – 30 January
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Men's Singles
Marat Safin
Women's Singles
Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett
Women's Doubles
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Alicia Molik
Mixed Doubles
Samantha Stosur / Scott Draper
Boys' Singles
Donald Young
Girls' Singles
Victoria Azarenka
Boys' Doubles
Kim Sun-young / Yi Chu-huan
Girls' Doubles
Victoria Azarenka / Marina Erakovic
Men's Legends Doubles
Richard Fromberg / Mats Wilander
Legends Mixed Doubles
Nicole Bradtke / Roy Emerson
Wheelchair Men's Singles
David Hall
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Mie Yaosa
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Robin Ammerlaan / Martin Legner
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Maaike Smit / Florence Gravellier

Roger Federer was unsuccessful in defending his 2004 title, being defeated in the semi-finals by eventual champion Marat Safin in a rematch of the 2004 final. Safin defeated third-seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final in four sets. Justine Henin-Hardenne could not defend her 2004 title due to an injury suffered in the second half of 2004. Serena Williams, the champion in 2003, defeated Lindsay Davenport in the women's final.


Men's Singles

Marat Safin defeated Lleyton Hewitt, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Safin's 1st title of the year, and his 15th overall. It was his 2nd career Grand Slam title, his 1st Australian Open title and the last championship of his career. Safin became only the second Russian player to win the Australian Open men's singles title, following Yevgeny Kafelnikov's victory in 1999.

Women's Singles

Serena Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0

  • It was Williams's 1st title of the year, and her 26th overall. It was her 7th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd Australian Open title. The final was noted for featuring a long injury time out for Williams in the second set at 3-3.[1][2]

Men's Doubles

Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett defeated Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–4

Women's Doubles

Svetlana Kuznetsova / Alicia Molik defeated Lindsay Davenport / Corina Morariu, 6–3, 6–4

Mixed Doubles

Samantha Stosur / Scott Draper defeated Liezel Huber / Kevin Ullyett, 6–2, 2–6, [10–6]


Boys' Singles

Donald Young defeated Kim Sun-yong, 6–2, 6–4

Girls' Singles

Victoria Azarenka[Note 1] defeated Ágnes Szávay, 6–2, 6–2

Boys' Doubles

Kim Sun-yong / Yi Chu-huan defeated Thiemo de Bakker / Donald Young, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' Doubles

Victoria Azarenka[Note 1] / Marina Erakovic defeated Nikola Fraňková / Ágnes Szávay, 6–0, 6–2


Men's Doubles

Mixed Doubles


Men's Singles

David Hall defeated Robin Ammerlaan, 7–5, 3–6, 6-1

Women's Singles

Mie Yaosa defeated Maaike Smit, 7-6(5), 6-1

Men's Doubles

Robin Ammerlaan / Martin Legner defeated David Hall / Anthony Bonaccurso, 6–2, 6–4

Women's Doubles

Maaike Smit / Florence Gravellier defeated Yuka Chokyu / Mie Yaosa, 6-3, 6-3


Withdrawals: Justine Henin-Hardenne,[4] Kim Clijsters, Jennifer Capriati[5]



  1. Azarenka made final of the Women's Singles in 2012, defeating Maria Sharapova, and again in 2013, defeating Li Na.


  1. "Serena Williams overcomes rib injury". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. "Serena outlasts exhausted Davenport". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. "Australian Open Championship Matches". Philadelphia Daily News. 31 January 2005. p. 76.
  4. NY Times (9 January 2007). "No Title Defense for Henin-Hardenne". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2008.
  5. The Age (12 January 2005). "Capriati out of Australian Open". Melbourne. Retrieved 7 February 2009.

Preceded by
2004 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2005 French Open
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