Australian Open: Facts and stats from the first week

Nina Kazmierczak- Partner and Principal Adviser

Sovereign Wealth Partners



The first week of the 2019 Australian Open is almost over, and each match has thrown up plenty to analyse. For every unreturned ace there are the numbers that tell the real story, and for every result there are the infinite variables that made it possible.

All these statistics add up to entertainment, especially for the Aussies. From Alex de Minaur’s tenacity to Ash Barty’s dominance, Melbourne has played host to some local talent that has kept the crowd on the edge of their seats from courtside to Kumarina.

Here are some current AO match stats:

  1. Ash Barty moves into the quarter-finals for the first time in her career in front of a home crowd. The Barty party continues.
  2. There have been over 8,400 sprints in the Open so far- that is like being late for the bus everyday for 32 years.
  3. Aussie Alex de Minaur has expanded the most energy in a match- 8026 Kj. Constructions workers can burn that each and every day.
  4. The fastest serve has been Marius Copil’s 231 km/h rocket on the men’s side. Venus Williams lobed a ball at 199km/h
  5. The distance covered in the Open so far would take you from Melbourne to Geelong and back … twice.
  6. Riley Opelka leads the men’s tally with the most Aces at 107. Ash Barty holds the women’s record at 30
  7. Roberto Baustista Agut has won 22 break points; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has won 21.
  8. Whereas, Marcus Cecchinato has converted 86% of his breakpoints and Magda Linette has 100% of her break points.
  9. John Isner has won 87% of his first serves and Vera Lapko has won 88% of hers.


Its lining up to be yet another cracking Australian Open final.


Follow the schedule at!8026 and watch the live coverage on channel 9. Yes that’s right, 9. After 40 years on channel 7, last year channel Nine nabbed the rights.


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