Despite the absence of some well-known players and schedule disruptions caused by rain, organizers of the Australian Open reported on Tuesday that more than 900,000 spectators attended the event over the course of three weeks, breaking a Grand Slam attendance record.

From January 16 to January 29, a record 839,192 fans attended the first tournament in two years without COVID-19 restrictions at Melbourne Park.

This number surpasses the previous record of 812,174 fans, which was set in January 2020.

515,164 people attended Wimbledon, 613,500 people went to the French Open, and 776,120 people went to the U.S. Open last year.

These numbers are higher than the attendance figures for other Grand Slam main draws from last year.

Despite the absence of retired Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and last year’s homegrown champion Ash Barty, 94,854 spectators attended the tournament on January 21. 93,709 was the previous record, set in 2020.

Aryna Sabalena won her first Grand Slam title on Saturday by defeating Elena Rybakina. Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 10th Australian Open title, bringing him level with Rafa Nadal on 22 major titles.


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