2006 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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2006 Australian Open
Champion   France Amélie Mauresmo
Runner-up   Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Final score   6–1, 2–0 ret.
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
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Serena Williams was the defending champion, but she lost in the third round to Daniela Hantuchová.

Amélie Mauresmo, the third seed, ultimately won the tournament, her first major championship. Her finals opponent, eighth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne, retired down 2–0 in the second set, already down a set. Henin was suffering from stomach cramps resulting from the accidental misuse of anti-inflammatories for a chronic shoulder injury. This was the third match Mauresmo played during the tournament where her opponent retired.

Mauresmo and Henin would have a rematch in the final of Wimbledon, where Mauresmo would win in three sets.

This tournament was notable as it was the Grand Slam in which Martina Hingis made her comeback after a three-year absence from the WTA Tour,[1] and the first Grand Slam in which future World No. 1 and two-times Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka competed in the main draw.[2]

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  2. Belgium Kim Clijsters (Semifinals, retired due to ankle injury)
  3. France Amélie Mauresmo (Champion)
  4. Russia Maria Sharapova (Semifinals)
  5. France Mary Pierce (Second round)
  6. Russia Nadia Petrova (Quarterfinals)
  7. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
  8. Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne (Final, retired due to stomach cramps)
  9. Russia Elena Dementieva (First round)
  10. United States Venus Williams (First round)
  11. France Nathalie Dechy (First round)
  12. Russia Anastasia Myskina (Fourth round)
  13. United States Serena Williams (Third round)
  14. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
  15. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Fourth round)
  16. Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (Fourth round)
  17. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Fourth round)
  18. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (Second round)
  19. Russia Dinara Safina (Second round)
  20. Italy Flavia Pennetta (Third round)
  21. Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic (Second round)
  22. Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Second round)
  23. Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Janković (Second round)
  24. France Tatiana Golovin (First round)
  25. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Third round)
  26. Japan Ai Sugiyama (First round)
  27. France Marion Bartoli (Second round)
  28. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (First round)
  29. Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová (First round)
  30. Russia Vera Zvonareva (First round)
  31. Argentina Gisela Dulko (Second round)
  32. India Sania Mirza (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 2 3  
8  Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 2 6 6  
  8  Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 4 6 6  
  4  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 1 4  
4  Russia Maria Sharapova 78 6  
  6  Russia Nadia Petrova 66 4    
    8  Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 1 0 r
  3  France Amélie Mauresmo 6 2  
  7  Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3 0    
3  France Amélie Mauresmo 6 6    
  3  France Amélie Mauresmo 5 6 3
  2  Belgium Kim Clijsters 7 2 2r  
WC  Switzerland Martina Hingis 3 6 4
  2  Belgium Kim Clijsters 6 2 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States L Davenport 6 6    
WC  Australia C Dellacqua 2 1       1  United States L Davenport 77 6    
   Ukraine A Bondarenko 4 2        Croatia K Šprem 64 3    
   Croatia K Šprem 6 6         1  United States L Davenport 6 4 6  
   Switzerland E Gagliardi 4 3         25  Russia M Kirilenko 4 6 2  
   Russia G Voskoboeva 6 6          Russia G Voskoboeva 61 4  
   Russia E Linetskaya 1 1 r   25  Russia M Kirilenko 77 6    
25  Russia M Kirilenko 6 3         1  United States L Davenport 6 6  
24  France T Golovin 4 6 4       14  Russia S Kuznetsova 2 4  
   Italy M Santangelo 6 4 6        Italy M Santangelo 77 5 6  
   Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6        Slovenia K Srebotnik 65 7 3  
   France S Foretz 4 3            Italy M Santangelo 3 1  
   Russia T Panova 6 5 1       14  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    
   Spain A Parra Santonja 4 7 6        Spain A Parra Santonja 2 77 2
WC  Australia L Breadmore 1 3     14  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 63 6  
14  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  United States V Williams 6 0 7  
   Bulgaria T Pironkova 2 6 9        Bulgaria T Pironkova 5 2    
Q  Germany K Wörle 7 2 0      United States L Granville 7 6    
   United States L Granville 5 6 6          United States L Granville 3 3    
   Spain L Domínguez Lino 2 61            Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6    
   Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 77          Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
   United States L Raymond 64 65     18  Russia E Likhovtseva 4 4    
18  Russia E Likhovtseva 77 77            Spain V Ruano Pascual 0 3  
26  Japan A Sugiyama 4 3         8  Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
   Spain C Martínez Granados 6 6          Spain C Martínez Granados 63 3    
WC  Australia J Dokić 6 66 1      France V Razzano 77 6    
   France V Razzano 3 78 6          France V Razzano 4 1  
   Czech Republic H Šromová 3           8  Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6    
   Japan A Morigami 0 r          Czech Republic H Šromová 62 1  
   Poland M Domachowska 2 1     8  Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 77 6    
8  Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Russia M Sharapova 6 6    
   Germany S Klösel 2 1       4  Russia M Sharapova 6 7    
Q  United States A Harkleroad 6 6     Q  United States A Harkleroad 1 5    
   China S Peng 4 1         4  Russia M Sharapova 6 6    
   United States M Washington 1 2            Croatia J Kostanić 0 1    
   Croatia J Kostanić 6 6          Croatia J Kostanić 6 6  
   Czech Republic Z Ondrášková 6 6        Czech Republic Z Ondrášková 2 1    
28  Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 4         4  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
17  Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 6 6       17  Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 4  
   Japan S Obata 6 3 0     17  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 6    
   Madagascar D Randriantefy 3 6 1   WC  Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 4 1    
WC  Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 6 2 6       17  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 77  
   Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 6 5 4       13  United States S Williams 1 65    
   France C Pin 2 7 6        France C Pin 3 1  
   China N Li 3 77 2   13  United States S Williams 6 6    
13  United States S Williams 6 61 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Russia E Dementieva 5 2    
   Germany J Schruff 7 6          Germany J Schruff 0 5    
   Russia E Vesnina 6 6        Russia E Vesnina 6 7    
Q  China T Li 2 3            Russia E Vesnina 5 6 6  
Q  Israel T Obziler 1 6 4       Q  Ukraine O Savchuk 7 2 4  
Q  Ukraine O Savchuk 6 3 6     Q  Ukraine O Savchuk 6 6  
   United States J Craybas 2 6 4   23  Serbia and Montenegro J Janković 3 4    
23  Serbia and Montenegro J Janković 6 4 6          Russia E Vesnina 3 1  
29  Czech Republic K Koukalová 1 7 2       6  Russia N Petrova 6 6  
   Russia E Bychkova 6 5 6        Russia E Bychkova 6 67 2  
   Italy ME Camerin 6 6        Italy ME Camerin 4 79 6  
Q  Austria Y Meusburger 4 2            Italy ME Camerin 1 2  
Q  Slovakia J Gajdošová 6 2 3       6  Russia N Petrova 6 6    
   Germany M Müller 1 6 6        Germany M Müller 4 1  
WC  Australia S Ferguson 2 1     6  Russia N Petrova 6 6    
6  Russia N Petrova 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
   Greece E Daniilidou 4 3       7  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 79    
   Israel S Pe'er 6 1 4      Japan S Asagoe 1 67    
   Japan S Asagoe 3 6 6       7  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
WC  France A Cornet 2 6 2          Japan A Nakamura 2 3    
   Japan A Nakamura 6 4 6        Japan A Nakamura 6 6  
   Estonia M Ani 0 67     31  Argentina G Dulko 1 1    
31  Argentina G Dulko 6 79         7  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  
19  Russia D Safina 6 6         12  Russia A Myskina 2 1  
   Italy T Garbin 0 1       19  Russia D Safina 4 0    
   Venezuela M Vento-Kabchi 1 2        Sweden S Arvidsson 6 6    
   Sweden S Arvidsson 6 6            Sweden S Arvidsson 3 1  
   United States J Jackson 77 6         12  Russia A Myskina 6 6    
Q  Thailand T Tanasugarn 65 2          United States J Jackson 64 6 3
   Ukraine Y Fedak 66 1     12  Russia A Myskina 77 0 6  
12  Russia A Myskina 78 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
Q  Belarus A Yakimova 1 3       16  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
   Russia A Chakvetadze 5 6 6      Russia A Chakvetadze 2 1    
   China J Zheng 7 2 4       16  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
   Slovakia M Suchá 3 6 6       20  Italy F Pennetta 4 2    
   Israel A Smashnova 6 3 4        Slovakia M Suchá 3 0  
Q  Zimbabwe C Black 2 6 3   20  Italy F Pennetta 6 6    
20  Italy F Pennetta 6 2 6       16  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 1 1  
32  India S Mirza 78 6         3  France A Mauresmo 6 6  
Q  Belarus V Azarenka 66 2       32  India S Mirza 3 5    
   Netherlands M Krajicek 6 77        Netherlands M Krajicek 6 7    
   Puerto Rico K Brandi 4 61            Netherlands M Krajicek 2 r  
   France É Loit 6 6         3  France A Mauresmo 6      
   Ukraine V Kutuzova 2 0          France É Loit 61 2  
   China T Sun 6 2 2   3  France A Mauresmo 77 6    
3  France A Mauresmo 4 6 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  France M Pierce 6 6    
WC  Australia N Pratt 1 1       5  France M Pierce 3 5    
   Czech Republic I Benešová 2 6 7      Czech Republic I Benešová 6 7    
   Japan R Fujiwara 6 1 5          Czech Republic I Benešová 4 1    
   Finland E Laine 6 6         WC  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
   Spain N Llagostera Vives 1 1          Finland E Laine 1 1  
WC  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6     WC  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
30  Russia V Zvonareva 1 2         WC  Switzerland M Hingis 6 710  
21  Serbia and Montenegro A Ivanovic 6 6            Australia S Stosur 1 68  
   United States S Perry 4 4       21  Serbia and Montenegro A Ivanovic 3 5    
   Australia S Stosur 6 6        Australia S Stosur 6 7    
   France S Brémond 3 4            Australia S Stosur 7 4 6
   Czech Republic E Birnerová 5 4            Austria S Bammer 5 6 3  
   Austria S Bammer 7 6          Austria S Bammer 6 6  
   China Z Yan 65 6 6      China Z Yan 3 4    
11  France N Dechy 77 2 3  

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Italy F Schiavone 6 7    
   Italy A Serra Zanetti 2 5       15  Italy F Schiavone 6 4 6  
   Russia V Dushevina 7 3 1      Colombia C Castaño 1 6 3  
   Colombia C Castaño 5 6 6       15  Italy F Schiavone 6 6    
   Czech Republic L Šafářová 4 3            Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 0 0    
   Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6          Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 6 6
   Spain L Pous Tió 6 4 5   22  Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 4 1  
22  Germany A-L Grönefeld 2 6 7       15  Italy F Schiavone 65 4  
27  France M Bartoli 6 6         2  Belgium K Clijsters 77 6  
   United States A Frazier 3 2       27  France M Bartoli 4 6 3  
   Italy R Vinci 7 6        Italy R Vinci 6 3 6  
   United States M Shaughnessy 5 4            Italy R Vinci 1 2  
Q  China M Yuan 6 6         2  Belgium K Clijsters 6 6    
   Hungary M Czink 4 2       Q  China M Yuan 4 2  
   South Korea Y-j Cho 3 0     2  Belgium K Clijsters 6 6    
2  Belgium K Clijsters 6 6    

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