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Tennis - Women's Australian Open

Held each year in January in Melbourne, the Australian Open is the first of the year's Grand Slam tournaments. It is followed by the French Open in Paris (May-June), Wimbledon's All England Championships in London (June-July) and finally the US Open in New York (September).
From its inception in 1922 through to 1987 is was, like Wimbledon, contested on grass courts until adopting a hard surface similar to that found at the US Open in 1988 at the new Flinders Park complex.
 
*Held in January 1977
^ Held in December 1977
+ No tournaments due to date being moved from December to January

YEAR WINNER
1922 MARGARET MOLESWORTH (Aus)
1923 MARGARET MOLESWORTH (Aus)
1924 SYLVIA HARPER (Aus)
1925 DAPHNE AKHURST (Aus)
1926 DAPHNE AKHURST (Aus) 
1927 ESNA BOYD (Aus)
1928 DAPHNE AKHURST (Aus)
1929 DAPHNE AKHURST (Aus)
1930 DAPHNE AKHURST (Aus)
1931 CORAL BUTTSWORTH (Aus)
1932 CORAL BUTTSWORTH (Aus)
1933 JOAN HARTIGAN (Aus)
1934 JOAN HARTIGAN (Aus)
1935 DOROTHY ROUND (Gbr)
1936 JOAN HARTIGAN (Aus)
1937 NANCYE WYNNE (Aus)
1938 DOROTHY BUNDY (Usa)
1939 EMILY WESTACOTT (Aus)
1940 NANCYE WYNNE (Aus)
1941-45 No Tournaments
1946 NANCYE BOLTON (Aus) *
1947 NANCYE BOLTON (Aus) *
1948 NANCYE BOLTON (Aus) *
1949 DORIS HART (Usa)
1950 LOUISE BROUGH (Usa)
1951 NANCYE BOLTON (Aus) *
1952 THELMA LONG (Aus)
1953 MAUREEN CONNOLLY (Usa)
1954 THELMA LONG (Aus)
1955 BERYL PENROSE (Aus)
1956 MARY CARTER (Aus)
1957 SHIRLEY FRY (Usa)
1958 ANGELA MORTIMER (Gbr)
1959 MARY REITANO (Aus) +
1960 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1961 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1962 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1963 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1964 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1965 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1966 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1967 NANCY RICHEY (Usa)
1968 BILLIE-JEAN KING (Usa)
1969 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1970 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1971 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1972 VIRGINIA WADE (Gbr)
1973 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1974 EVONNE GOOLAGONG (Aus)
1975 EVONNE GOOLAGONG (Aus)
1976 EVONNE CAWLEY (Aus) ~
1977* KERRY REID (Aus)
1977^ EVONNE CAWLEY (Aus) ~
1978 CHRIS O'NEIL (Aus)
1979 BARBARA JORDAN (Usa)
1980 HANA MANDLIKOVA (Cze)
1981 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1982 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1983 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1984 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1985 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1986+ No Tournament
1987 HANA MANDLIKOVA (Cze)
1988 STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1989 STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1990 STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1991 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1992 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1993 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1994 STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1995 MARY PIERCE (Fra)
1996 MONICA SELES (Usa)
1997 MARTINA HINGIS (Swi)
1998 MARTINA HINGIS (Swi)
1999 MARTINA HINGIS (Swi)
2000 LINDSAY DAVENPORT (Usa)
2001 JENNIFER CAPRIATI (Usa)
2002 JENNIFER CAPRIATI (Usa)
2003 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2004 JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (Bel)
2005 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2006 AMELIE MAURESMO (Fra)
2007 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2008 MARIA SHARAPOVA (Rus)
2009 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2010 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2011 KIM CLIJSTERS (Bel)
2012 VICTORIA AZERENKA (Blr)
2013 VICTORIA AZERENKA (Blr)
2014 LI NA (Chn)
2015 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2016 ANGELIQUE KERBER (Ger)
2017 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2018 CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (Den)

* Nancye Bolton (nee Wynne)
+ Mary Reitano (nee Carter)
# Margaret Court (nee Smith)
~ Evonne Cawley (nee Goolagong)
> Chris Lloyd (nee Evert)


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