AO Rewind: @djokernole
Novak Djokovic cemented his place in #ausopen history at AO2019, becoming the first man to win the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup on seven occasions.
Djokovic's love affair with Melbourne shone through once again as he prevailed over all-comers before a resounding win over Rafael Nadal in the final.
AO Rewind: @naomiosakatennis
A star is born 🌟
Japan’s Naomi Osaka rose to world No. 1 as she captured her second straight Grand Slam title at AO2019.
Osaka powered her way to victory across two weeks of spellbinding play, culminating in a big-hitting, high-quality three-set win over Petra Kvitova as she became the first Japanese player to win an #ausopen singles title.
AO Rewind: @rafaelnadal
A decade on from his first #ausopen title, Rafael #nadal entered AO2019 looking to become just the second male in the Open era to have won all four Grand Slam singles titles at least twice. The Spaniard raced through to his fifth #ausopen final without dropping a single set and, although a fairytale ending wasn’t to be in 2019, the 17-time Grand Slam champion proved once again that he remains a force to be reckoned with.
AO Rewind: @petra.kvitova
In 2016, two-time Grand Slam champion Petra #kvitova wasn’t sure if she’d ever play professional tennis again after a knife attack left her with an injured hand. Just over two years later, Kvitova made it all the way to the #ausopen final through a combination of grit, determination and dazzling winners. The Czech would eventually fall to Naomi Osaka in an unforgettable clash, but while the Daphne Akhurst Trophy may have eluded her in 2019, Kvitova’s long road back to the top sees her fighting it out for major trophies once again.
AO Rewind: @stefanostsitsipas98
Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas had a tournament to remember at AO2019, reaching his first ever Grand Slam semifinal in just his second main draw appearance at Melbourne Park.
In the match of his young career, Tsitsipas handed 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer his first #ausopen defeat since 2016 in a classic fourth round contest.