(click on image for Men's 2008 Australian Open highlights)
On Sunday 1-27-2008, No.3-ranked 20 year old Novak Djokovic of Serbia wins the Men’s 2008 Tennis Australian Open Tournament over No.38-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France with sets of 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. Tsonga had defeated No.2-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain in the semifinals to get to the finals. Djokovic had defeated defending 2 consecutive Australian Open champion, No.1-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland in the semi-finals to get to the finals. Djokovic ended Federer’s 10 straight Grand Slam Finals streak.
(click on image for Women's 2008 Australian Open highlights)
On Saturday 1-26-2008, No.5-ranked Maria Sharapova of Russia wins the Women’s 2008 Tennis Australian Open Tournament over No.3-ranked Ana Ivanovic of Serbia with sets of 7-5, 6-3. Sharapova wins a prize of $1.2 million (1.3 million in Australian Dollars), the same as the Men's tournament.