1985 Australian Open

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1985 Australian Open
Date 25 November - 8 December
Edition 74th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Australia
Venue Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
United States Paul Annacone / South Africa Christo van Rensburg
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Boys' Singles
Australia Shane Barr
Girls' Singles
Australia Jenny Byrne
Boys' Doubles
Australia Brett Custer / Australia David Macpherson
Girls' Doubles
Australia Jenny Byrne / United States Janine Thompson
← 1984 · Australian Open · 1987 →

The 1985 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 74th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 25 November through 8 December 1985; the last to be held at this time of year.

With the decision to hold the tournament in January in future, the next Australian Open would be the 1987 Open, held just over a year later.

Seniors

Men's singles

Sweden Stefan Edberg defeated Sweden Mats Wilander, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3

• It was Edberg's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's Singles

United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Chris Evert, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2

• It was Navratilova's 13th career Grand Slam singles title and her 3rd and last title at the Australian Open.

Men's doubles

United States Paul Annacone / South Africa Christo van Rensburg defeated Australia Mark Edmondson / Australia Kim Warwick, 3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4

• It was Annacone's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.
• It was van Rensburg's 1st and only career Grand Slam doubles title.

Women's Doubles

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver defeated West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–3, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 37th career Grand Slam title and her 8th Australian Open title. It was Shriver's 12th career Grand Slam title and her 4th Australian Open title.

Mixed Doubles

The competition was not held between 1970 and 1985.

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Australia Shane Barr defeated Australia Steve Furlong 7–6, 6–7, 6–3

Girls' Singles

Australia Jenny Byrne defeated Australia Louise Field 6–1, 6–3

Boys' Doubles

Australia Brett Custer / Australia David Macpherson defeated Czechoslovakia Petr Korda / Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk 7–5, 6–2

Girls' Doubles

Australia Jenny Byrne / Australia Janine Thompson defeated Australia Sally McCann / Australia Alison Scott 6–0, 6–3

1986 Australian Open

The Australian Open was not held in 1986 due to the Open changing dates from December to January. This allowed it to count as a Grand Prix event after the movement of the Grand Prix Masters from March to early December. As such, the next Australian Open was the 1987 Australian Open.

External links

  • Official website Australian Open


Preceded by
1985 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1986 French Open
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