The 2023 Australian Open will be the 123rd edition of the Tennis Grand Slam tournament and is scheduled to take place at Melbourne Park between January 16th and 29th, 2023. The tournament is one of two annual tennis Grand Slams held every year – the other being the French Open. It’s been held since 1905 and is one of four annual tennis Majors that are part of the Professional Tennis Association (PTA) tour (others include Wimbledon and the US Open).


The Australian Open is held in Melbourne Park, which is located in the heart of the city. The main court, Rod Laver Arena, has a capacity of 15,000 people and features retractable roofs so that it can be used in all weather conditions.

However, some smaller courts are more suitable for watching live tennis matches up close. You can find these courts located by the three small lakes inside Melbourne Park: Kooyong (no matches played), Hisense Arena (matches played), and Margaret Court Arena (matches played). If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of some famous tennis players practicing at these smaller courts during their off-hours or when they’re not scheduled for matches during the US Open week, head over there early! The most popular practice times tend to be early mornings between 6 – 8 before tourists arrive at the park.

The Event

The 2023 Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. It’s the first Grand Slam of the year and one of four majors on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, as well as a Premier event on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour.

The tournament was first played in 1905 at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne but has been held at its current site at Melbourne Park since 1988. The Australian Open can be watched live online if you have a TV subscription with ESPN or ESPN3 channels, which are available through most cable providers or streaming services like fuboTV, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now.

Opening ceremony

It will take place from 6:30 PM to 8 PM on January 16, 2023, at Rod Laver Arena. The ceremony will see the past and present tennis stars parading down the catwalk to show off their elaborate costumes and some of Australia’s top performers and entertainers.

The ceremony is set to be held in Melbourne’s Federation Square, located just two blocks away from the venue where players will compete for glory over three weeks. It will be broadcasted live on television and online via 7 plus or Kayo Sports, with a highlights package set to air on Channel 9’s Sunday Night program later that night at 10:00 PM local time.


The tournament is scheduled for January 16, 2023, to January 29, 2023. The qualifying rounds will be held from Monday, January 14, through Friday, January 18. The main draw is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 19.

Expected final dates are Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of January (if necessary) or Thursday 28th or Friday 29th if necessary. The time zone for the Australian Open is Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is UTC -5 hours.


  • Men’s Singles – Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles – Iga Swiatek

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Previous winners

  • Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  • Women’s Singles – Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
  • Men’s Doubles – Nick Kyrgios / Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)
  • Women’s Doubles – Barbora Krej?íková / Kate?ina Siniaková (Czech Republic)
  • Mixed Doubles – Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia).


For tennis fans who want to watch tennis live, there are various options available for them:

  • NBC Sports Gold (US)
  • ESPN+ (US)
  • BBC iPlayer (UK)


As you can see, the 2023 Australian Open is going to be a great event. The tennis tournament will be held at Melbourne Park, and there are many exciting matches to watch. It will also include an opening ceremony with musical performances and fireworks displays during the event.


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