The 1983 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 72nd edition of the Australian Open and was held from 29 November through 11 December 1983.
|1983 Australian Open|
|Date||29 November – 11 December|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Venue||Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club|
|Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee|
|Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver|
|Jamie Harty / Des Tyson|
|Bernadette Randall / Kim Staunton|
1983 US Open
|Grand Slams||Succeeded by|
1984 French Open
The 1983 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to drivers of Australian Formula 1 racing cars. The winner of the title, which was the 27th Australian Drivers' Championship, was awarded the 1983 CAMS Gold Star.Italian born, Melbourne based driver Alfredo Costanzo won his fourth straight CAMS Gold Star driving his Tiga FA81 Ford. John Smith finished second in his Ralt RT4, including being the first Australian driver home in the final round of the championship, the Australian Grand Prix held at Melbourne's Calder Park. Port Macquarie privateer Andrew Miedecke drove his RT4 to 3rd in the championship despite only deciding to race after watching Costanzo win the first round of the series in Adelaide on television.1983 Australian Open – Men's Doubles
The Men's Doubles tournament at the 1983 Australian Open was held from 29 November through 11 December 1983 on the outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Mark Edmondson and Paul McNamee won the title, defeating Steve Denton and Sherwood Stewart in the final.1983 Australian Open – Men's Singles
Johan Kriek was the defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Mats Wilander.
Mats Wilander defeated Ivan Lendl 6–1, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1983 Australian Open.1983 Australian Open – Women's Doubles
Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver were the defending champions and won in the final 6–4, 6–7, 6–2 against Anne Hobbs and Wendy Turnbull.1983 Australian Open – Women's Singles
First-seeded Martina Navratilova defeated ninth-seeded Kathy Jordan 6–2, 7–6(7–5) in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1983 Australian Open tennis tournament. The tournament was played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne from 29 November through 11 December 1983. Navratilova earned $75,000 prize money for winning the title, her 8th career Grand Slam singles title and her 2nd title at the Australian Open after 1981. She improved her year record to 86 wins and 1 loss. This tournament was also notable for being the first Australian Open in which Steffi Graf appeared in the main draw, and the last time that Billie Jean King appeared in the main singles draw of a grand slam.
The draw consisted of 64 players with a seeding list of 16 players. Eight players qualified from a qualifying competition of 32 players. World no. 2 Chris Evert withdrew two weeks before the start of the tournament citing a foot injury.1983 US Open (tennis)
The 1983 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 103rd edition of the US Open and was held from August 30 to September 11, 1983.
The event was marred by the death of linesman Dick Wertheim from blunt cranial trauma after an errant serve by Stefan Edberg struck his groin, causing him to fall and hit his head.1984 Australian Open
The 1984 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 73rd edition of the Australian Open and was held from 26 November through 9 December 1984. Chris Evert became the first tennis player in the open era to win 1,000 matches during this fortnight. She ended the tournament with the title and a match winning record of 1,003 - 97.1984 Australian Open – Women's Doubles
Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver were the defending champions and won in the final 6–3, 6–4 against Claudia Kohde-Kilsch and Helena Suková. They thus completed the 1984 Calendar Slam in Women's Doubles.1984 Australian Open – Women's Singles
Martina Navratilova was the defending champion, and entered this tournament with a record 70-match winning streak, and 6 consecutive Grand Slam titles. However, she was upset in the semifinals by Helena Suková. Despite this loss, Navratilova's 74-match winning streak remains the longest in professional tennis history; she was attempting to complete the elusive Calendar Year Grand Slam.
Second-seeded Chris Evert won the tournament, defeating Suková, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–3. When winning her third round match, Evert became the first tennis player of the Open Era to win 1,000 matches. She finished the fortnight with a 1,003-97 match record.1984 French Open
The 1984 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 28 May until 10 June. It was the 88th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1984.The event was part of the 1984 Volvo Grand Prix and 1984 Virginia Slims World Championship Series.Brett Custer
Brett Steven Custer (born 1 April 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.Charles Strode
Charles "Buzz" Strode (born September 5, 1957) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.Des Tyson
Desmond "Des" Tyson (born 26 September 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.Kathy Jordan
Kathryn "Kathy" Jordan (born December 3, 1959) is a former American tennis player. During her career, she won seven Grand Slam titles, five of them in women's doubles and two in mixed doubles. She also was the 1983 Australian Open women's singles runner-up and won three singles titles and 42 doubles titles.Mark Edmondson
Mark Edmondson (born June 1954 in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional tennis player.
Edmondson won the 1976 Australian Open while ranked 212th in the world, and remains the lowest-ranked winner of a Grand Slam tournament since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973. He is the last Australian to date to win the men's singles at the Australian Open.Edmondson's best subsequent performance in Grand Slams was reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1981 and Wimbledon in 1982, which took him to a career-high singles ranking of #15. As a doubles player, he won 34 titles, including five in Grand Slams.Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee (born 12 November 1954) is an Australian retired tennis player and prominent sports administrator.Sherwood Stewart
Sherwood Stewart (born June 6, 1946) was an amateur and professional tennis player who was active in the 1970s and 1980s. Stewart was ranked as high as No. 60 in the world in singles on the ATP Rankings on December 31, 1978, and No. 4 in doubles on January 3, 1983.
He attended Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, and graduated in 1969. He was the NCAA College Division Singles Champion in 1967 and was inducted into the Lamar University Hall of Honor.
He won 52 doubles titles, the biggest of them coming at the 1984 Australian Open, the French Open in 1976 and 1982, in Cincinnati in 1974, in Monte Carlo in 1984, and in Hamburg in 1976. He was also in three additional Grand Slam doubles finals during his career.
After retiring from playing, he became a coach, most notably of Zina Garrison.Steve Denton
Steve Denton (born September 5, 1956) is a former professional tennis player for the ATP Tour. He is currently the head men's tennis coach at Texas A&M University.
After becoming an all-American at the University of Texas in 1978, Denton spent nine seasons playing for the ATP Tour. He reached the final of both the 1981 and 1982 Australian Open, and won the 1982 US Open doubles championship with Kevin Curren, attaining career-high rankings of World No. 12 in singles and World No. 2 in doubles. He won a total of 18 tour level doubles titles and, despite reaching 6 finals, never won a singles title. In 1984, his 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) serve broke the world record, which would not be broken until 13 years later. After retiring from the pros, he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, coaching several local junior tennis teams. In 2001, he debuted his college coaching career at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, where he led his teams to three conference championships and a first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. In 2006, he resigned to become the head coach at Texas A&M University.
For his accomplishments, he is a member of the ITA Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Blue-Gray Tennis Class Hall of Fame, and the Longhorn Hall of Honor.Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull, , (born 26 November 1952) is a retired professional tennis player from Australia. During her career, she won nine Grand Slam titles, four of them in women's doubles and five of them in mixed doubles. She also was a three-time Grand Slam singles runner-up and won 11 singles titles and 55 doubles titles.