Australian Open 2023: Schedule, scores, results, draw, how to watch, seeds, notable matches (2023)

The first Grand Slam of the tennis season is underway in Melbourne

By Isabel Gonzalez

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Australian Open 2023: Schedule, scores, results, draw, how to watch, seeds, notable matches (2)

The 2023 Australian Open has already seen it all, from weather delays, late-night battles and shocking upsets -- and that's just through the quarterfinal round. Players are competing for a record pool of $76.5 million in prize money, and there is no shortage of interesting storylines:

  • Novak Djokovic, who has won at Melbourne Park a record nine times, is just one Grand Slam title shy of tying Rafael Nadal's career record of 22 major titles. Djokovic was deported from Australia a year ago because of his unvaccinated COVID-19 status, but he is back in Melbourne after the country relaxed its vaccine restrictions. He will be competing in the quarterfinal round against Andrey Rublev, who is coming off a five-set thriller against Holger Rune.
  • Nadal, last year's winner, was looking to defend his title as the No. 1 seed but fell to Mackenzie McDonald in the second roundafter heaggravated a hip injury during the second set. This was Nadal's earliest exit from a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open. No. 2 seed Casper Ruud was also ousted in the second round as American Jenson Brooksby pulled off a 6-3 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 upset.
  • No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was the first player on the men's competition to earn a ticket to the semifinals. He defeated Jiri Lehecka 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 on Tuesday.
  • Americans Ben Shelton and J.J. Wolf put on quite the show in their fourth round battle. Shelton advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory, which is an impressive achievement as he only turned pro last summer and this is just his second Grand Slam competition. The Australian Open is his first trip outside of the US.
  • Shelton's challenger in the quarterfinals will be fellow American Tommy Paul -- who made it to the fourth round of last year's Wimbledon. Whoever wins will become just the fourth American man to make a Grand Slam semifinal since 2017. There was a chance for another American in the semifinal round, but Sebastian Korda retired against Karen Khachanov due to a wrist injury.
  • Andy Murray put on quite the the show with a 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 7-5 comeback victory against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday. The battle went on for five hours and 45 minutes until 4:05 a.m. local time in Melbourne -- which became the second-latest finish in Grand Slam tennis history. Murray's Open bid would come to an end with a loss to Roberto Bautista Agut.

The men's competition is missing world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, who pulled out due to a right leg injury sustained in training. Also missing will be Marin Cilic, a former finalist in Melbourne Park, due to an injury.

On the women's side, the 2022 Australian Open winner Ashleigh Barty will not defend her singles title as she retired from tennis last year. Venus Williams, who was awarded a wild card entry, was getting ready to compete in her 22nd Australian Open but had to pull out due to an injury sustained at the ASB Classic in New Zealand. Naomi Osaka, who made a pregnancy announcement earlier this week, is not competing this month.

With those stars absent, this year's tournament is very much up for grabs.

  • World No. 1 Iga Swiatek -- the 2022 WTA Player of the Year -- had a breakout season last year and looked to continue that momentum, breezing through the third round as she beat Cristina Bucșa 6-0, 6-1 in 55 minutes. But Swiatek would end up being felled in the fourth round, losing an upset to Elena Rybakina.
  • No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula fell to No. 24 Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals round. Azarenka won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, but she had not been back to the semifinals since then.
  • The highest seed remaining on the women's competition is No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka, who is yet to drop a set in 2023 and will be looking to earn a ticket to the final four with a win against Donna Vekic.
  • World. 2 Ons Jabeur fell to Marketa Vondrousova in second round stunner. In a written statement to the media, Jabeur said she was having trouble breathing during the match. No. 7 Coco Gauff continued taking care of business with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Bernarda Pera on Thursday's third round. Gauff came in hot as she kicked off the year with a dominant win in the ASB Classic, but would lose in the fourth round to Jelena Ostapenko.

Here is all you need to know about the 2022 US Open:

How to Watch the 2023 Australian Open

  • Dates: Jan. 16 - 29
  • Where: Melbourne Park, Australia
  • Watch: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+
  • Stream:fuboTV (try for free)

(All times eastern)

Men's quarterfinal matches

  • No. 18 Karen Khachanov def. No. 29 Sebastian Korda, walkover
  • No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas def. Jiri Lehecka 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
  • No. 4 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 5 Andrey Rublev, Wednesday 3:30 a.m.
  • Ben Shelton vs. Tommy Paul, Tuesday 10:30 p.m.

Women's quarterfinal matches

  • No. 22 Elena Rybakina def. No. 17 Jeļena Ostapenko, 6-2, 6-4
  • No. 24 Victoria Azarenka def. No. 3 Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-1
  • No. 30 Karolina Pliskova vs. Magda Linette, Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka vs. Donna Vekic, Tuesday 9 p.m.

Men's Seeding

  1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  2. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  5. Andrey Rublev (N/A)
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  7. Daniil Medvedev (N/A)
  8. Taylor Fritz (USA)
  9. Holger Rune (DEN)
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
  11. Cameron Norrie (GBR)
  12. Alexander Zverev (GER)
  13. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
  14. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  15. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  16. Frances Tiafoe (USA)
  17. Marin Cilic (CRO)
  18. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
  19. Karen Khachanov (N/A)
  20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
  21. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  22. Borna Coric (CRO)
  23. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
  24. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
  25. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  26. Daniel Evans (GBR)
  27. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
  28. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  29. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG)
  30. Sebastian Korda (USA)
  31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  32. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

Women's Seeding

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
  6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  7. Coco Gauff (USA)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
  9. Veronika Kudermetova (N/A)
  10. Madison Keys (USA)
  11. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  12. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  13. Danielle Collins (USA)
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
  15. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  16. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  17. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  18. Liudmila Samsonova (N/A)
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova (N/A)
  20. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
  21. Martina Trevisan (ITA)
  22. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
  23. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
  24. Victoria Azarenka (N/A)
  25. Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
  26. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  27. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM)
  28. Amanda Anisimova (USA)
  29. Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
  30. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  31. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  32. Jil Teichmann (SUI)

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