Australian Tennis Open Women’s Doubles Champions 1922-2018

Australian Tennis Open Women’s Doubles Champions 1922-2018

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won An Australian Women’s Doubles Tournament Since 1979

Victor P Taffa

There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam.

Grand Slam itinerary consists of

  • Australian Open in mid January,
  • French Open in May and June,
  • Wimbledon in July,
  • US Open in August and September.

Each Major Championship is played over a 2 week period.

Major Championships Surfaces played on

  • Australian Open played on hard court,
  • French Open played on clay,
  • Wimbledon is played on grass,
  • US Opens are played on hard court.

Years That Each Major Championships began:

  • Australian Open in 1905,
  • French Open in 1891,
  • Wimbledon in 1877,
  • US Open in 1881.

Term Grand Slam, without qualification, and also originally, refers to the achievement of winning all 4 major championships within a single calendar year within one of the 5 events:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles;
  • Mixed doubles.

In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners.

However the Doubles Winners listed contains Australian Doubles Pairings only.


Australia’s Recent Tennis Major Championship Winners

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Singles Winners include:

Australian Open             French Open                        Wimbledon                                        US Open

1976 Mark Edmondson      1969 Rod Laver                  2002 Lleyton Hewitt                          2001 Lleyton Hewitt

1975 John Newcombe       1968 Ken Rosewall           1987 Pat Cash                           1998 Patrick Rafter

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Singles Winners include:

Australian Open            French Open                 Wimbledon                                        US Open

1978 Chris O’Neill             1973 Margaret Court         1980 Evonne Goolagong                    2011 Samantha Stosur

1977 Kerry Melville Reid     1971 Evonne Goolagong    1971 Evonne Goolagong                    1973 Margaret Court

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open              French Open                            Wimbledon                            US Open

1997 Todd Woodbridge      2000 Todd Woodbridge         2000 Todd Woodbridge              1996 Todd Woodbridge

1997 Mark Woodforde       2000 Mark Woodforde         2000 Mark Woodforde           1996 Mark Woodforde

1992 Todd Woodbridge    1985 Mark Edmondson     1997 Todd Woodbridge        1995 Todd Woodbridge

1992 Mark Woodforde     1985 Kim Warwick          1997 Mark Woodforde            1995 Mark Woodforde

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open              French Open                         Wimbledon                         US Open

1979 Judy Chaloner       1966 Margaret Court              1978 Kerry Melville Reid           1970 Margaret Court

1979 Dianne Evers          1966 Judy Tegart Dalton       1978 Wendy Turnbull                 1970 Judy Tegart Dalton

1977 Evonne Cawley     1965 Margaret Court        1969 Margaret Court          1963 Robyn Ebbern

1977 Helen Cawley    1965 Lesley Turner Bowrey      1969 Judy Tegart Dalton     1963 Margaret Court

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Mixed Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open        French Open                     Wimbledon                                        US Open

2013 Jarmila Gajdosova   1972 Evonne Goolagong-Cawley       1991 Elizabeth Sayers Smylie   2001 Rennae Stubbs

2013 Matthew Ebden     1972 Kim Warwick          1991 John Fitzgerald                  2001 Todd Woodbridge

2005 Samantha Stosur    1965 Margaret Court    1968 Margaret Court                   1992 Nicole Provis

2005 Scott Draper        1965 Ken Fletcher            1968 Ken Fletcher                              1992 Mark Woodforde


Champions By Year

Year    Australian Open                               

Women’s Doubles Started in 1922              

2018    Timea Babos (HUN)                          

            Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)               

2017    Bethanie Mattek Sands (USA)          

            Lucie Safarova (CZE)                        

2016    Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

            Sania Mirza (IND)                             

2015    Bethanie Mattek Sands (USA)          

            Lucie Safarova (CZE)                        

2014    Sara Errani (ITA)                               

            Roberta Vinci (ITA)                          

2013    Sara Errani (ITA)                               

            Roberta Vinci (ITA)                          

2012    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)              

            Vera Zvonareva (RUS)                      

2011    Gisela Dulko (ARG)                          

            Flavia Pennetta (ITA)                        

2010    Serena Williams (USA)                      

            Venus Williams (USA)                      

2009    Serena Williams (USA)                      

            Venus Williams (USA)                      

2008    Alona Bondarenko (UKR)                

            Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)                       

2007    Cara Black (ZIM)                              

            Liezel Huber (SA)                              

2006    Yan Zi (CHI)                                     

            Zheng Jie (CHI)                                 

2005    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)              

            Alicia Molik (AUS)                           

2004    Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

            Paola Suarez (ARG)                          

2003    Serena Williams (USA)                      

            Venus Williams (USA)                      

2002    Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

            Anna Kournikova (RUS)                   

2001    Serena Williams (USA)                      

            Venus Williams (USA)                      

2000    Lisa Raymond (USA)                        

            Rennae Stubbs (AUS)                                   

1999    Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

            Anna Kournikova (RUS)                   

1998    Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

            Mirjana Lucic (CRO)                         

1997    Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

            Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1996    Chanda Rubin (USA)                        

            Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)        

1995    Jana Novotna (CZE)                          

            Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)        

1994    Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

            Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1993    Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

            Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1992    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)        

            Helena Sukova (CZE)                        

1991    Patty Fendick (USA)                         

            Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)               

1990    Jana Novotna (CZE)                          

            Helena Sukova (CZE)                        

1989    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1988    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1987    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1986    No competition                                  


1985    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1984    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1983    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1982    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1981    Kathy Jordan (USA)                          

            Anne Smith (USA)                            

1980    Martina Navratilova (USA)               

            Betsy Nagelsen (USA)                      

1979    Judy Chaloner (AUS)                        

            Dianne Evers (AUS)                          

1978    Betsy Nagelsen (USA)                      

            Renita Tomanova (CZE)                    

1977 (Jan) Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (AUS)

            Helen Cawley (AUS)                         

1977 (Dec) Evonne Cawley (AUS)               

            Helen Cawley (AUS)                         

Shared With

            Mona Guerrant (USA)                       

            Kerry Melville Reid (AUS)               

1976    Evonne Cawley (AUS)                      

            Helen Gourlay (AUS)                        

1975    Evonne Goolagong (AUS)                

            Peggy Michel (USA)                         

1974    Evonne Goolagong (AUS)                

            Peggy Michel (USA)                         

1973    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Virginia Wade (UK)                          

1972    Kerry Harris (AUS)                           

            Helen Gourlay (AUS)                        

1971    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Evonne Goolagong (AUS)                

1970    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS)                

1969    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS)                

Open Era Tennis Begins May 1968

1968 Australian Open Held From 19-29 January 1968

1968    Karen Krantzcke (AUS)                    

            Kerry Melville Reid (AUS)               

1967    Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            

            Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS)                

1966    Carole Caldwell Graebner (USA)      

            Nancy Richey Gunter (USA)            

1965    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            

1964    Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS)                

            Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            

1963    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Robyn Ebbern (AUS)                        

1962    Margaret Court (AUS)                       

            Robyn Ebbern (AUS)                        

1961    Mary Carter Reitano (AUS)              

            Margaret Court (AUS)                       

1960    Maria Bueno ( BRA)                         

            Christine Truman Janes (UK)            

1959    Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SA)     

            Sandra Reynolds Price (SA)              

1958    Mary Bevis Hawton (AUS)               

            Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

1957    Althea Gibson (USA)                        

            Shirley Fry (USA)                              

1956    Mary Bevis Hawton (AUS)               

            Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

1955    Mary Bevis Hawton (AUS)               

            Beryl Penrose (AUS)                         

1954    Mary Bevis Hawton (AUS)               

            Beryl Penrose (AUS)                         

1953    Maureen Connolly Brinker (USA)     

            Julie Sampson Haywood (USA)        

1952    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1951    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1950    Louise Brough Clapp (USA)             

            Doris Hart (USA)                              

1949    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1948    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1947    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1946    Joyce Fitch (AUS)                             

            Mary Bevis Hawton (AUS)               

1945    No competition                                  


1944    No competition                                  


1943    No competition                                  


1942    No competition                                  


1941    No competition                                  


1940    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1939    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1938    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1937    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1936    Thelma Coyne Long (AUS)               

            Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS)           

1935    Evelyn Dearman (AUS)                     

            Nancy Lyle (UK)                               

1934    Margaret Molesworth (AUS)             

            Emily Hood Westacott (AUS)          

1933    Margaret Molesworth (AUS)             

            Emily Hood Westacott (AUS)          

1932    Coral Buttsworth (AUS)                   

            Marjorie Cox Crawford (AUS)         

1931    Daphne Cozens (AUS)                      

            Louise Bickerton (AUS)                    

1930    Margaret Molesworth (AUS)             

            Emily Hood Westacott (AUS)          

1929    Daphne Akhurst (AUS)                     

            Louise Bickerton Couzens (AUS)     

1928    Daphne Akhurst (AUS)                     

            Esna Boyd Robertson (AUS)            

1927    Meryl O’Hara Wood (AUS)              

            Louise Bickerton (AUS)                    

1926    Meryl O’Hara Wood (AUS)              

            Esna Boyd Robertson (AUS)            

1925    Sylvia Harper (AUS)                         

            Daphne Akhurst (AUS)                     

1924    Daphne Akhurst (AUS)                     

            Sylvia Lance (AUS)                           

1923    Esna Boyd Robertson (AUS)            

            Sylvia Lance (AUS)                           

1922    Esna Boyd Robertson (AUS)            

            Marjorie Mountain (AUS)                 


Most Grand Slam Women’s Doubles Titles (all-time)

Titles               Players

31                    Martina Navratilova (CZE, USA),

21                    Louise Brough Clapp (USA), Margaret Osborne duPont (USA), Pam Shriver (USA)

19                    Margaret Court (AUS),

18                    Natasha Zvereva (SU, BEL),

17                    Elizabeth Ryan (USA), Gigi Fernandez (USA),

16                    Billie Jean King (USA),

14                    Doris Hart (USA), Serena Williams (USA), Venus Williams (USA),

13                    Darlene Hard (USA), Martina Hingis (SWI),

12                    Shirley Fry Irvin (USA), Thelma Coyne Long (AUS), Jana Novotna (CZE),

11                    Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA), Mario Bueno (BRA),

10                    Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS), Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA),

9                      Helen Wills Moody (USA), Simonne Mathieu (FRA), Rosemary Casals (USA), Helena Sukova (CZE),

8                      Suzanne Lenglen (FRA), Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS), Paola Suarez (ARG),

7                      Juliette Atkinson (USA), Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA), Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS), Francoise Durr (FRA),

6                      Mary Browne (USA), Alice Marble (USA), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS), Betty Stove (NET), Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA), Lisa Raymond (USA),

5                      Daphne Akhurst Cozens (AUS), Althea Gibson (USA), Renee Schuurman (SA), Helen Gourlay Cawley (AUS), Anne Smith (USA), Kathy Jordan (USA), Cara Black (ZIM), Liezel Huber (SA, USA), Sara Errani (ITA), Roberta Vinci (ITA), Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), Lucie Safarova (CZE),



ARG               Argentina

AUS                Australia

AU                  Austria

BAH               Bahamas

BEL                Belarus

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CAN               Canada

CHI                 China

CHT                Chinese Taipei

CRO                Croatia

CZE                Czech Republic

CZE                Czechoslovakia

DEN                Denmark

ECU                Ecuador

FIN                 Finland

FRA                France

GER                Germany

HUN               Hungary

IND                 India

ISR                  Israel

ITA                 Italy

JAP                 Japan

KAZ                Kazakhstan

MEX               Mexico

NAZ                Nazi Germany

NET                The Netherlands

NOR               Norway

PER                 Peru

POL                Poland

ROM               Romania

RUS                Russia

SA                   South Africa

SU                   Soviet Union

SER                 Serbia

SLO                Slovenia

SPA                 Spain

SWE                Sweden

SWI                 Switzerland

UKR               Ukraine

UK                  United Kingdom

URU               Uruguay

USA                United States of America

WEG               West Germany

YUG               Yugoslavia

ZIM                 Zimbabwe