AUSTRALIAN OPEN '20: Osaka, Djokovic try to defend titles

Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic will try to defend their Australian Open titles when the year's first Grand Slam tournament begins

SURFACE

Hard courts

SITE

Melbourne Park

SCHEDULE

The 14-day tournament begins Monday (Sunday EST). The women's singles final is Feb. 1; the men's singles final is Feb. 2. Like at the U.S. Open, there are separate day and night sessions.

NO. 1 SEEDS

Ash Barty is seeded No. 1 in the women's draw; Rafael Nadal is seeded No. 1 in the men's draw. The seedings follow the WTA and ATP rankings.

2019 WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION

2019 MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION

Novak Djokovic, Serbia

LAST YEAR

WHO IS MISSING

KEY STATISTICS

12 — Consecutive Grand Slam singles titles won by Roger Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. They've also combined to win 14 of the last 16 Australian Open trophies.

1 — Number of tour-level titles Serena Williams has claimed in the three years since she won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. Her first trophy as a mother came this month in Auckland, New Zealand. Williams has gone 0-4 in Grand Slam finals since that triumph in Melbourne as she tries to equal Margaret Court with 24 major titles.

PRIZE MONEY

A tournament-record total of 71 million Australian dollars (about $49 million), with 4.12 million Australian dollars (about $2.85 million) each to the women's and men's singles champions.

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