Australian Open 2017: Play Schedule And Opening Matches

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The annual Australian Open, held in Melbourne, starts on Monday, January 16 and will be broadcasted on Channel 7. To make it easier for you to watch the games you want, we've put together the schedule of Australian Open matches, first draw schedule and information on how you can watch the Australian Open at work.

The Australian Open 2017 Schedule Of Play

Bear in mind that the dates and times aren't set in stone. There are a few courts that matches will be played on, which may also be subject to change so it's best to check the official schedule website on the day that you want to watch the Australian Open.

Here's a list of featured matches that will be played on each of the days:

Date Featured Matches
Monday, January 16 1st singles round (Men and Women)
Tuesday, January 17 1st singles round (Men and Women)
Wednesday, January 18 2nd singles round (Men and Women)
Thursday, January 19 2nd singles round (Men and Women)
Friday, January 20 3rd singles round (Men and Women)
Saturday, January 21 3rd singles round (Men and Women)
Sunday, January 22 4th singles round (Men and Women)
Monday, January 23 4th singles round (Men and Women)
Tuesday, January 24 Quarterfinal singles round (Men and Women)
Wednesday, January 25 Quarterfinals singles round (Me and Women)
Thursday, January 26 2 x Women’s Singles Semifinal and 1 x Men’s Singles Semifinal
Friday, January 27 Women’s Doubles Final and 1 x Men’s Singles Semifinal
Saturday, January 28 Men’s Doubles Final and Women’s Final
Sunday, January 29 Mixed Doubles Final and Men’s Singles Final

See also: Watch The Australian Open Live Stream Here!

The Australian Open 2017 First Draw Schedule

The first draw of the Australian Open 2017 was released on Friday, which determined which players would be facing off with each other in round one. Here's the full list for the Men and Women Singles categories.

Men's Singles Draw

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This is subject to change (for example, if an athlete withdraws from the event ahead of the match) and boxes labelled "Qualifier" means that the player for that spot is yet to be determined.

Player One Player Two
Andy Murray (GBR) Illya Marchenko (UKR)
[Qualifier] Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Alex De Minaur (AUS) Gerald Melzer (AUT)
Andy Murray (GBR) Illya Marchenko (UKR)
[Qualifier] Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Alex De Minaur (AUS) Gerald Melzer (AUT)
Quentin Halys (FRA) Sam Querrey (USA)
John Isner (USA) Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) Mischa Zverev (GER)
Malek Jaziri (TUN) [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] Lucas Pouille (FRA)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [Qualifier]
Ryan Harrison (USA) Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
[Qualifier] [Qualifier]
[Qualifier[ Roger Federer (SUI)
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) [Qualifier]
Marcel Granollers (ESP) Dudi Sela (ISR)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) Martin Klizan (SVK)
Federico Delbonis (ARG) Steve Johnson (USA)
James Duckworth (AUS) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Pablo Cuevas (URU) Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
Steve Darcis (BEL) Sam Groth (AUS)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Gastao Elias (POR) Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) Stephane Robert (FRA)
Karen Khachanov (RUS) Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) Jack Sock (USA)
Bernard Tomic (AUS) Thomas Bellucci (BRA)
Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) Aljaz Bedene (GRB)
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) Daniel Evans (GRB)
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) Marin Cilic (CRO)
Gael Monfils (FRA) Jiri Vesely (CZE)
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Borna Coric (CRO)
[Qualifier] Donald Young (USA)
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Alexander Zverev (GER) Robin Haase (NED)
[Qualifier] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Florian Mayer (GER) Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) Guido Pella (ARG)
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) [Qualifier]
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) [Qualifier]
Omar Jasika (AUS) David Ferrer (ESP)
Gilles Simon (FRA) Michael Mmoh (USA)
Jared Donaldson (USA) Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
Gilles Muller (LUX) Taylor Fritz (USA)
Dustin Brown (GER) Milos Raonic (CAN)
Dominic Thiem (AUT) Jan-Lennard (GER)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) Joao Sousa (POR)
Tommy Haas (GER) Benoit Paire (FRA)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Adam Pavlasek (CZE) Andrew Whittington (AUS)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] David Goffin (BEL)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Christopher O'Connell (AUS)
Hyeon Chung (KOR) Renzo Olivio (ARG)
Radu Albot (MDA) Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
[Qualifier] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) [Qualifier]
Kyle Edmund (GRB) Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Denis Istomin (UZB) [Qualifier]
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) Novak Djokovic (SRB)

Women's Singles Draw

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This is subject to change (for example, if an athlete withdraws from the event ahead of the match) and boxes labelled "Qualifier" means that the player for that spot is yet to be determined.

Player One Player Two
Angelique Kerber (GER) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
[Qualifier] Carina Witthoeft (GER)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) Viktorija Golubic (SUI)
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) Shuai Peng (CHN)
Louisa Chirico (USA) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) Misaki Doi (JPN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) Jana Cepelova (SVK)
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
Alison Riske (USA) Madison Brengle (USA)
[Qualifier] Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) Nao Hibino (JPN)
Kristina Kucova (SVK) Christina McHale (USA)
Samantha Crawford (USA) Lauren Davis (USA)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
Simona Halep (ROU) Shelby Rogers (USA)
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Annika Beck (GER)
[Qualifier] Destanee Aiava (AUS)
Patricia Maria TIG (ROU) Monica Puig (PUR)
Kiki Bertens (NED) Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) [Qualifier]
[Qualifier] Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) Venus Williams (USA)
Elina Svitolina (UKR) Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) [Qualifier]
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) Anastasia Pavlyuchnkova (RUS)
Laura Siegemund (GER) Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) Julia Goerges (GER)
Anna Tatishvili (USA) Jaimee Fourlis (AUS)
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) Sara Tormo Sorribes (ESP)
[Qualifier] Monica Niculescu (ROU)
[Qualifier] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
Lara Apruabarrena (ESP) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) Naomi Broady (GBR)
Ana Konjuh (CRO) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Danka Kovinic (MNE) Saisai Zheng (CHN)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) [Qualifier]
Mandy Minella (LUX) Magda Linette (POL)
[Qualifier] Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Heather Watson (GRB) Samantha Stosur (AUS)
Alize Cornet (FRA) Myrtille Georges (FRA)
Maria Sakkari (GRE) Anett Kontaveit (EST)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) Qiang Wang (CHN)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) Denisa Allertova (CZE)
Karin Knapp (ITA) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
Sara Errani (ITA) Risa Ozaki (JPN)
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) Arina Rodionova (AUS)
Donna Vekic (CRO) Lizette Cabrera (AUS)
Luksika Kumkhum (THA) Namoi Osaka (JPN)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) Johanna Konta (GBR)
Barbora Strycova (CZE) [Qualifier]
Kayla Day (USA) Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) Oceane Dodin (FRA)
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Timea Babos (HUN) Nicole Gibbs (USA)
Irina Falconi (USA) Xinyun Han (CHN)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Belinda Bencic (SUI) Serena Williams (USA)

Watching The Australian Open 2017 At Work

We've already gone through the different options you have to watch the Australian Open online and for free in a previous article..

Besides broadcasting the events on free-to-air TV, Channel 7 is also streaming content through its dedicated Tennis website 7Tennis through a web browser on a computer or mobile device. You can read more about it here.


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