Australian Open By The Numbers
Published January 30, 2013 04:52
MELBOURNE, Australia - One hundred and twenty-seven matches, 295 sets, 2741 games and 18,109 points over thirteen sunshine-drenched days. And that was just the singles. While numbers never tell the whole story, when it comes to this year's Australian Open, they certainly make for a good read…
684,457 - The total number of tennis fans who came through the Melbourne Park turnstiles this year.
208 - The number of minutes needed by Alizé Cornet to defeat Marina Erakovic in the first round, making it the longest match of the tournament. Honorable mentions go to Garbiñe Muguruza and Magdalena Rybarikova for their three hour, 20 minute effort.
79 - Serena's two 128mph bombs helped her win 79% of her first service points.
55 - The number of players at this year's tournament who were yet to be born when Kimiko Date-Krumm made her Australian Open debut in 1990. At 42 years and 109 days, Date-Krumm became the oldest player ever to win a match at the Australian Open when she knocked out Nadia Petrova in the opening round.
50 - Francesca Schiavone has now played in 50 consecutive Grand Slams.
40 - Valeria Savinykh jumped 40 spots in the rankings after her run through qualifying and into the third round.
21 - Azarenka's win streak on Australian soil now stands at 21 matches - her last defeat came to Li Na in the fourth round at Melbourne Park in 2011.
11 - The number of teenagers to survive the first round. Last year it was just three.
5 - Azarenka becomes the fifth active player to have won multiple Grand Slam singles titles; the others are Kuznetsova (two), Sharapova (four) and Serena (15) and Venus Williams (seven).
4.58 - The average number of Hawk-Eye challenges per match. For the record, 92 of them were correct.