The 2022 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park, from 17 to 30 January 2022. It is the 110th edition of the Australian Open, the 54th in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments. As in previous years, the tournament's main sponsor is Kia.
Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were the defending champions in Men's Singles and Women's Singles, respectively. Djokovic was unable to participate in the tournament after his visa was cancelled by Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on the merits of Djokovic being "high profile unvaccinated individual" whose presence in Melbourne "may foster anti-vaccination sentiment". Osaka lost in the third round to Amanda Anisimova.
The 2022 Australian Open is the 110th edition of the tournament, held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The tournament is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2022 ATP Tour and the 2022 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as the mixed doubles events. There are singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments. The junior competitions will be returned after a year of absence. There are also singles, doubles and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category.
The tournament is played on hard courts and will take place across a series of 25 courts, including the four main show courts of Rod Laver Arena, John Cain Arena, Margaret Court Arena and 1573 Arena. It is also the debut of Kia Arena, which now makes five main tennis arenas. The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. It features men's and women's singles; men's, women's, and mixed doubles; junior's championships; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events. Before 1988, it was played on grass courts, but since then three types of hardcourt surfaces have been used: green-coloured Rebound Ace up to 2007, blue Plexicushion from 2008 to 2019, and blue GreenSet since 2020.