2008 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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2008 Australian Open
Champion   Russia Maria Sharapova
Runner-up   Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Final score   7–5, 6–3
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
 < 2007 2009 > 

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Jelena Janković.

Maria Sharapova, the runner-up to Williams in 2007, won in the final 7–5, 6–3, against Ana Ivanovic to win her third Grand Slam title and her first at the Australian Open. She was also the first Russian woman to win this tournament. Ivanovic lost in a Grand Slam final for the second time, though she would eventually win the French Open a few months later.

This was also 2004 champion Justine Henin's last Grand Slam appearance until two years later, as she announced her retirement in May before that year's French Open was held, returning at the 2010 Australian Open. The top seed was defeated in the quarterfinals by Maria Sharapova.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Belgium Justine Henin (Quarterfinals)
  2. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third round)
  3. Serbia Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  4. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Final)
  5. Russia Maria Sharapova (Champion)
  6. Russia Anna Chakvetadze (Third round)
  7. United States Serena Williams (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Semifinals)
  10. France Marion Bartoli (First round)
  11. Russia Elena Dementieva (Fourth round)
  12. Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (Fourth round)
  13. France Tatiana Golovin (Second round)
  14. Russia Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
  15. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Second round)
  16. Russia Dinara Safina (First round)
  17. Israel Shahar Pe'er (Third round)
  18. France Amélie Mauresmo (Third round)
  19. Austria Sybille Bammer (Second round)
  20. Hungary Ágnes Szávay (First round)
  21. Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (Second round)
  22. Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (First round)
  23. Russia Vera Zvonareva (First round)
  24. China Li Na (Third round)
  25. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
  26. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
  27. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Fourth round)
  28. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (Third round)
  29. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
  30. France Virginie Razzano (Third round)
  31. India Sania Mirza (Third round)
  32. Ukraine Julia Vakulenko (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Belgium Justine Henin 4 0    
5  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6    
  5  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6    
  3  Serbia Jelena Janković 3 1    
3  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 6  
  7  United States Serena Williams 3 4    
    5  Russia Maria Sharapova 7 6  
  4  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 5 3  
  8  United States Venus Williams 63 4    
4  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 77 6    
4  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 0 6 6
  9  Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6 3 4  
9  Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6 6  
  29  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 2 2    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Belgium J Henin 6 6    
   Japan A Nakamura 2 2       1  Belgium J Henin 6 7    
WC  Australia M Adamczak 4 0        Russia O Poutchkova 1 5    
   Russia O Poutchkova 6 6         1  Belgium J Henin 7 6    
   Estonia M Ani 6 3 2       25  Italy F Schiavone 5 4    
   Germany A Kerber 0 6 6        Germany A Kerber 2 3  
   France É Loit 3 65     25  Italy F Schiavone 6 6    
25  Italy F Schiavone 6 77         1  Belgium J Henin 6 6  
19  Austria S Bammer 66 6 6       Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 2 2  
Q  Thailand T Tanasugarn 78 4 2     19  Austria S Bammer 2 0    
Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 2 6 8   Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6    
   Czech Republic K Zakopalová 6 4 6       Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 63 6
   Ukraine K Bondarenko 64 2            France A Rezaï 2 77 4  
   France A Rezaï 77 6          France A Rezaï 6 3 6
   France S Cohen-Aloro 1 6 3   13  France T Golovin 3 6 3  
13  France T Golovin 6 4 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
    Israel T Obziler 2 2       11  Russia E Dementieva 5 6 6  
    Spain A Medina Garrigues 77 6        Spain A Medina Garrigues 7 2 3  
    Czech Republic P Cetkovská 61 0         11  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
WC   Australia J Moore 6 6         17  Israel S Pe'er 2 0    
    United States J Ditty 3 2       WC  Australia J Moore 0 5  
    Czech Republic R Voráčová 2 6 0   17  Israel S Pe'er 6 7    
17  Israel S Pe'er 6 2 6       11  Russia E Dementieva 2 0  
32  Ukraine J Vakulenko 4 6 4       5  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
    Russia E Vesnina 6 1 6        Russia E Vesnina 6 6    
    United States J Craybas 6 6        United States J Craybas 2 4  
    Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 4 2          Russia E Vesnina 3 0  
PR  United States L Davenport 6 3 7       5  Russia M Sharapova 6 6    
    Italy S Errani 2 6 5     PR  United States L Davenport 1 3  
    Croatia J Kostanić Tošić 4 3     5  Russia M Sharapova 6 6    
5  Russia M Sharapova 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Serbia J Janković 2 6 12  
   Austria T Paszek 6 2 10     3  Serbia J Janković 6 7    
   Canada S Dubois 67 3        Romania E Gallovits 2 5    
   Romania E Gallovits 79 6         3  Serbia J Janković 6 4 6  
   Italy F Pennetta 6 5 6       30  France V Razzano 2 6 1  
   Slovakia D Cibulková 4 7 4        Italy F Pennetta 2 7 3
   United States A Harkleroad 3 5     30  France V Razzano 6 5 6  
30  France V Razzano 6 7         3  Serbia J Janković 77 6  
18  France A Mauresmo 66 6 6          Australia C Dellacqua 63 1  
   Belarus T Poutchek 78 0 0     18  France A Mauresmo 6 77    
   Russia Y Shvedova 6 6        Russia Y Shvedova 4 65    
   Germany T Malek 2 2         18  France A Mauresmo 6 4 4
   Australia C Dellacqua 4 6 8          Australia C Dellacqua 3 6 6  
   Italy K Knapp 6 3 6        Australia C Dellacqua 4 7 8
   United States L Osterloh 3 3     15  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 5 6  
15  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
   Romania IR Olaru 3 0       12  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
   Estonia K Kanepi 64 5        Australia A Molik 2 3    
   Australia A Molik 77 7         12  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6    
WC  United States M Brengle 5 2            Japan A Sugiyama 3 4    
   Ukraine T Perebiynis 7 6          Ukraine T Perebiynis 4 4  
   Japan A Sugiyama 6 1        Japan A Sugiyama 6 6    
23  Russia V Zvonareva 3 1 r       12  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 3 4  
26  Belarus V Azarenka 6 7         7  United States S Williams 6 6  
   Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 2 5       26  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    
Q  Germany S Klösel 6 61 6   Q  Germany S Klösel 1 1    
Q  Germany J Schruff 1 77 4       26  Belarus V Azarenka 3 4  
Q  Russia E Ivanova 6 4 2       7  United States S Williams 6 6    
Q  China M Yuan 4 6 6     Q  China M Yuan 3 1  
WC  Australia J Gajdošová 3 3     7  United States S Williams 6 6    
7  United States S Williams 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  United States V Williams 6 7    
   China Z Yan 2 5       8  United States V Williams 7 6    
   France C Pin 5 6 6      France C Pin 5 4    
Q  Romania M Niculescu 7 1 1       8  United States V Williams 77 6    
WC  Australia S Ferguson 4 3         31  India S Mirza 60 4    
Q  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 6       Q  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 1 6 5
WC  Uzbekistan I Tulyaganova 4 2     31  India S Mirza 6 4 7  
31  India S Mirza 6 6         8  United States V Williams 6 6  
24  China N Li 6 4 6       Q  Poland M Domachowska 4 4  
   France S Brémond 2 6 4     24  China N Li 6 6    
   Italy ME Camerin 6 6        Italy ME Camerin 4 3    
WC  Australia C Wheeler 1 2         24  China N Li 6 2 4
WC  France M Johansson 1 1         Q  Poland M Domachowska 2 6 6  
Q  Poland M Domachowska 6 6       Q  Poland M Domachowska 7 1 6
   Sweden S Arvidsson 63 6 6      Sweden S Arvidsson 5 6 1  
10  France M Bartoli 77 4 3  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Russia D Safina 64 6 2  
Q  Germany S Lisicki 77 4 6     Q  Germany S Lisicki 6 7    
   Argentina ME Salerni 2 3        Ukraine M Koryttseva 1 5    
   Ukraine M Koryttseva 6 6         Q  Germany S Lisicki 6 4 3  
   Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6            Denmark C Wozniacki 4 6 6  
   Argentina G Dulko 1 1          Denmark C Wozniacki 77 6  
   Russia A Kudryavtseva 4 64     21  Ukraine A Bondarenko 64 1    
21  Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 77            Denmark C Wozniacki 1 62  
28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 4 6 9       4  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 77  
   Spain L Domínguez Lino 6 0 7     28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6    
Q  Germany A Bachmann 63 4        Russia A Rodionova 4 1    
   Russia A Rodionova 77 6         28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 3 4  
   Italy T Garbin 6 6         4  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6    
   Greece E Daniilidou 2 2          Italy T Garbin 0 3  
   Romania S Cîrstea 5 3     4  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6    
4  Serbia A Ivanovic 7 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Russia A Chakvetadze 0      
   Germany A Petkovic 0 r       6  Russia A Chakvetadze 6 6    
   China S Peng 5 6 7   Q  Russia A Kleybanova 3 4    
Q  Russia A Kleybanova 7 4 9       6  Russia A Chakvetadze 78 1 2  
   Japan A Morigami 6 6         27  Russia M Kirilenko 66 6 6  
   Netherlands M Krajicek 2 2          Japan A Morigami 1 1  
   United States M Tu 4 6 3   27  Russia M Kirilenko 6 6    
27  Russia M Kirilenko 6 4 6       27  Russia M Kirilenko 6 4 4
22  Czech Republic L Šafářová 1 4         9  Slovakia D Hantuchová 1 6 6
   Colombia C Castaño 6 6          Colombia C Castaño 2 4    
   Italy R Vinci 4 4        Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6    
   Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6            Spain V Ruano Pascual 2 3
   France A Cornet 6 6         9  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 6    
   Argentina C Fernández 3 3          France A Cornet 2 5  
   United States V King 3 5     9  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 7    
9  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 7    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Russia N Petrova 6 6    
   Australia N Pratt 1 3       14  Russia N Petrova 7 7    
   Israel E Linetskaya 68 0        Luxembourg A Kremer 5 5    
   Luxembourg A Kremer 710 6         14  Russia N Petrova 6 7    
   United States L Granville 1 4            Russia E Makarova 1 68    
   Austria Y Meusburger 6 6          Austria Y Meusburger 3 1  
   Russia E Makarova 3 6 7      Russia E Makarova 6 6    
20  Hungary Á Szávay 6 4 5       14  Russia N Petrova 6 5 0
29  Poland A Radwańska 6 6         29  Poland A Radwańska 1 7 6
   Ukraine O Savchuk 0 1       29  Poland A Radwańska 7 6    
   Germany M Müller 5 3        France P Parmentier 5 4    
   France P Parmentier 7 6         29  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
   Belarus O Govortsova 1 1         2  Russia S Kuznetsova 3 4    
   Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6          Bulgaria T Pironkova 60 2  
   France N Dechy 3 1     2  Russia S Kuznetsova 77 6    
2  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    

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