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2024 Australian Open schedule and order of play

The opening Grand Slam tennis event of the year is underway, with the world's best players gathered in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Australian Open format – men's singles

No fewer than 128 players took their place in the men's singles first round of the tournament, with the draw split into two halves.

The finalists will have to win six matches to make their way to the showpiece event, which takes place on 28th January this year.

All matches are the best-of-five sets, with the player who wins three sets progressing to the next round of the event.

Australian Open format – women's singles

There were also 128 players in the first-round proper of the women's singles, which will get underway on the opening day – 14th January.

The ladies also need to win six matches to make their way to the final in Melbourne, with the winner receiving 3.150million Australian Dollars – the same amount as the men's champion.

The women's matches are the best-of-three sets, with the player who wins two sets progressing into the next stage of the tournament.

Australian Open Dates

Men's singles final – Sunday 28th January

Men's singles seedings

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Carlos Alcaraz
3. Daniil Medvedev
4. Jannik Sinner
5. Andrey Rublev
6. Alexander Zverev
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
8. Holger Rune

Women's singles seedings

1. Iga Świątek
2. Aryna Sabalenka
3. Elena Rybakina
4. Coco Gauff
5. Jessica Pegula
6. Ons Jabeur
7. Markéta Vondroušová
8. Maria Sakkari

Order of play - Sunday 28th January

Rod Laver Arena - 08.30am UK Time

Jannik Sinner (4) v Daniil Medvedev (3)

Women's singles final result

Aryna Sabalenka (2) BEAT Qinwen Zheng (12) 6-3 6-2

Men's singles semi-final results

Jannik Sinner (4) BEAT Novak Djokovic (1) 6-1 6-2 6-7 (6) 6-3
Daniil Medvedev (3) BEAT Alexander Zverev (6) 5-7 3-6 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) 6-3

Women's singles semi-final results

Aryna Sabalenka (2) BEAT Coco Gauff (4) 7-6 (2) 6-4
Qinwen Zheng (12) BEAT Dayana Yastremska 6-4 6-4

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