The change will come into effect at the upcoming edition of the Grand Slam. 

The decision comes after extensive consultation with past and present players, commentators, agents and TV analysts. 

“We went with a 10-point tiebreak at six-games-all in the final set to ensure the fans still get a special finale to these often epic contests, with the longer tiebreak still then allowing for that one final twist or change of momentum in the contest," Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.

"This longer tiebreak also can lessen some of the serving dominance that can prevail in the shorter tiebreak.

“We believe this is the best possible outcome for both the players and the fans around the world."

This means if in the third and final set, for a women's singles draw, is six-games-all a tiebreak has been added to break the deadlock.

However, this tiebreak won't be the normal first to seven points, seen per current practice, but has been extended to the first to 10-points with a two points advantage.

The rule change has already drawn criticism from fans across social media.