SATHIO GROUP Australian Open 2023 returns bigger as a Super 500 event following a three-season run as a 300. Here are some fascinating facts about the competition founded in 1989.
Zhang Shu Xian/ Zheng Yu and Seo Seung Jae/ Chae Yu Jung are the this edition. only champions defending their titles If successful, Zhang/Zheng will be the
, since Australians first women’s pair in 30 years Lisa Campbell/ Amanda Hardy in 1993, . to triumph twice in a row For third seeds Seo and Chae, glory would make them
in tournament history, after just the second three-time mixed doubles winners He Tim/Anna Lao (1989-1991). Seo/Chae also won in 2018. Seo is also the sole shuttler seeded in two events (No.8 in men’s doubles with
Kang Min Hyuk). Korean Kim Min Seo in 2010 was the (women’s and mixed doubles). most recent double titlist at the same edition
are Nine other former winners competing Hendra Setiawan (2012 with Markis Kido), Lee Chun Hei Reginald (2015 with Chau Hoi Wah), Kidambi Srikanth and Misaki Matsutomo (2017 with Ayaka Takahashi), Ayako Sakuramoto (2018 with Yukiko Takahata), Jonatan Christie, Yuki Fukushima/ Sayaka Hirota and Huang Dong Ping (2019 with Wang Yi Lyu). Australia remain the
, doing so in 1995. sole country to complete a sweep Women’s pair
Chia-chi Huang/ He Tian Tang are their . They triumphed in 2009. last representatives to be victorious
have won the category since 2013. Only Chinese and Japanese pairs
, with their last title coming in 2009 via men’s doubles duo Malaysia are going through a drought Teik Chai Gan/ Bin Shen Tan. It’s one of two categories, mixed doubles being the other, in which they
– No.2 have more than one seeded pair Aaron Chia/ Soh Wooi Yik and No.4 Teo Ee Yi/ Ong Yew Sin in men’s doubles and No.5 Goh Soon Huat/ Lai Shevon Jemie and No.8 Chen Tang Jie/ Toh Ee Wei in mixed doubles. With three seeds –
Ratchanok Intanon (2), Pornpawee Chochuwong (3) and Supanida Katethong (6), Thailand will hope to . The Thais have not had a finalist in the discipline after Nichaon Jindapon in 2013. finally celebrate a women’s singles champion Among
but have seeded entries are Singapore (men’s singles No.4 countries waiting for their maiden titlist (s) Loh Kean Yew) and USA (women’s singles No.4 Beiwen Zhang).
From 2011, China have Standout Stat: . continuously produced winners at every edition
BWF Hall of Famer Lin Dan won once in 2014.