The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar, and is considered the traditional curtain-raiser for the sport each year.
The event was first held in 1905, and has been staged at Melbourne Park since 1988, with the city itself hosting the tournament since 1972.
The 2022 tournament was the 110th edition of the competition, with a total prize fund of around $48 million up for grabs.
The matches themselves are played on a hard court surface, with the 14,800-seat Rod Laver Arena (named after one of Australia's greatest tennis players) hosting the final each year.
The 2023 Australian Open will the next tennis Grand Slam to take place, and is scheduled for January 16 to 29, 2023.