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Highs and lows from the Australian Open

The 2016 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place at Melbourne Park between 18–31 January 2016.  It was the 104th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.

Novak Djokovic successfully defended the men's singles title and thus won a record-equaling sixth Australian Open title. Serena Williams was the defending champion in the women's singles but failed to defend her title, losing to Angelique Kerber in the final; by winning, Kerber became the first German player of any gender to win a Grand Slam title since Steffi Graf won her last such title at the 1999 French Open. As in previous years, this year's tournament's title sponsor was Kia. This edition set a new attendance record for the tournament of 720,363.








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