2008 US Open – Women's Singles

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2008 US Open
Champion   United States Serena Williams
Runner-up   Serbia Jelena Janković
Final score   6–4, 7–5
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
US Open
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Main article: 2008 US Open (tennis)

Justine Henin was the defending champion, but retired from the sport on May 14, 2008.

Serena Williams defeated Jelena Janković 6–4, 7–5 in the final, winning her third US Open title. As a result Williams returned to World No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time since 2003.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Second Round)
  2. Serbia Jelena Janković (Final)
  3. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third Round)
  4. United States Serena Williams (Champion)
  5. Russia Elena Dementieva (Semifinals)
  6. Russia Dinara Safina (Semifinals)
  7. United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  8. Russia Vera Zvonareva (Second Round)
  9. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth Round)
  10. Russia Anna Chakvetadze (First Round)
  11. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (First Round)
  12. France Marion Bartoli (Fourth Round)
  13. Hungary Ágnes Szávay (Second Round)
  14. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Third Round)
  15. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
  16. Italy Flavia Pennetta (Quarterfinals)
  17. France Alizé Cornet (Third Round)
  18. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Third Round)
  19. Russia Nadia Petrova (Third Round)
  20. Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (Second Round)
  21. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Fourth Round)
  22. Russia Maria Kirilenko (First Round)
  23. United States Lindsay Davenport (Third Round)
  24. Israel Shahar Pe'er (First Round)
  25. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Second Round)
  26. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Second Round)
  27. Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (Third Round)
  28. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (Fourth Round)
  29. Austria Sybille Bammer (Quarterfinals)
  30. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Third Round)
  31. France Virginie Razzano (First Round)
  32. France Amélie Mauresmo (Fourth Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  16  Italy Flavia Pennetta 2 3    
6  Russia Dinara Safina 6 6    
  6  Russia Dinara Safina 3 2    
  4  United States Serena Williams 6 6    
4  United States Serena Williams 78 79  
  7  United States Venus Williams 66 67    
    4  United States Serena Williams 6 7  
  2  Serbia Jelena Janković 4 5  
  5  Russia Elena Dementieva 6 6    
15  Switzerland Patty Schnyder 2 3    
  5  Russia Elena Dementieva 4 4  
  2  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 6    
29  Austria Sybille Bammer 1 4  
  2  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 4 6  
   Russia V Dushevina 1 6 4     1  Serbia A Ivanovic 3 6 3  
Q  France J Coin 7 7     Q  France J Coin 6 4 6  
   Australia C Dellacqua 66 64         Q  France J Coin 4 4    
   Estonia K Kanepi 6 6         32  France A Mauresmo 6 6    
   Romania M Niculescu 0 3          Estonia K Kanepi 6 4 0
   France N Dechy 6 3 2   32  France A Mauresmo 2 6 6  
32  France A Mauresmo 4 6 6       32  France A Mauresmo 3 0  
19  Russia N Petrova 6 6         16  Italy F Pennetta 6 6  
   France O Sanchez 2 4       19  Russia N Petrova 6 6    
Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6     Q  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 4 2    
   Russia E Rodina 2 4         19  Russia N Petrova 6 4 3
   China S Peng 6 6         16  Italy F Pennetta 4 6 6  
   Greece E Daniilidou 1 0          China S Peng 2 7 1
Q  Switzerland S Vögele 6 2 2   16  Italy F Pennetta 6 68 6  
16  Italy F Pennetta 2 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 2    
Q  Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 6       Q  Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 6    
WC  Australia J Moore 7 7     WC  Australia J Moore 1 3    
WC  United States M Oudin 65 65         Q  Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 7    
   Poland M Domachowska 7 5 4       17  France A Cornet 4 5    
   United States B Mattek 67 7 6        United States B Mattek 65 1  
   France C Pin 5 0     17  France A Cornet 7 6    
17  France A Cornet 7 6         Q  Germany A-L Grönefeld 5 0  
31  France V Razzano 4 1         6  Russia D Safina 7 6  
   Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 6          Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 6    
   Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 5 3      Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 3 2    
   Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 4 7 6          Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 5 2
   France S Cohen-Aloro 1 4         6  Russia D Safina 3 7 6  
Q  Italy R Vinci 6 6       Q  Italy R Vinci 4 3  
Q  United States K Ahn 3 4     6  Russia D Safina 6 6    
6  Russia D Safina 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States S Williams 6 6    
   Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 4       4  United States S Williams 6 6    
   Russia E Vesnina 4 6 6      Russia E Vesnina 1 1    
   Ukraine J Vakulenko 6 1 2       4  United States S Williams 6 6    
   Belarus O Govortsova 6 6         30  Japan A Sugiyama 2 1    
Q  Czech Republic S Záhlavová 3 1          Belarus O Govortsova 6 64 1
   Slovenia A Klepač 6 3 2r   30  Japan A Sugiyama 4 7 6  
30  Japan A Sugiyama 4 6 4       4  United States S Williams 6 6  
20  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6         WC  France S Brémond 2 2  
   Czech Republic P Cetkovská 1 2       20  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 5 3    
WC  France S Brémond 7 6     WC  France S Brémond 7 6    
   Germany J Görges 60 4         WC  France S Brémond 7 3 6
   Estonia M Ani 0 65            Italy T Garbin 5 6 4  
   Italy T Garbin 6 7          Italy T Garbin 5 6 6
WC  United States G Brodsky 5 3     13  Hungary Á Szávay 7 2 3  
13  Hungary Á Szávay 7 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Poland A Radwańska 6 6    
Q  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 4 2       9  Poland A Radwańska 6 7    
   Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 3 2   LL  Colombia M Duque Mariño 0 63    
LL  Colombia M Duque Mariño 0 6 6       9  Poland A Radwańska 6 6    
Q  Romania IR Olaru 6 6         18  Slovakia D Cibulková 0 3    
   Romania E Gallovits 0 2       Q  Romania IR Olaru 2 2  
   United States J Craybas 3 64     18  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6    
18  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 7         9  Poland A Radwańska 1 3  
27  Ukraine A Bondarenko 2 6 6       7  United States V Williams 6 6  
WC  United States J Jackson 6 3 2     27  Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 1 6  
   Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 3 4        Germany S Lisicki 4 6 4  
   Germany S Lisicki 6 6         27  Ukraine A Bondarenko 2 1  
Q  Czech Republic H Šromová 3 6 3       7  United States V Williams 6 6    
Q  Paraguay R de los Ríos 6 2 6     Q  Paraguay R de los Ríos 0 3  
   Australia S Stosur 2 3     7  United States V Williams 6 6    
7  United States V Williams 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Russia E Dementieva 6 7    
   Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 4 5       5  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
   France P Parmentier 6 7        France P Parmentier 2 1    
   New Zealand M Erakovic 3 62         5  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
Q  United States A Glatch 2 2            United Kingdom A Keothavong 3 4    
   United Kingdom A Keothavong 6 6          United Kingdom A Keothavong 6 3 6
   Spain N Llagostera Vives 5 5     25  Italy F Schiavone 2 6 4  
25  Italy F Schiavone 7 7         5  Russia E Dementieva 6 6  
24  Israel S Pe'er 6 0 1          China N Li 4 1  
   China N Li 2 6 6        China N Li 4 6 6  
   Croatia J Kostanić Tošić 4 2        Italy S Errani 6 2 0  
   Italy S Errani 6 6            China N Li 6 4 6
   Russia E Bychkova 6 6            Russia E Makarova 1 6 2  
   Australia A Rodionova 1 3          Russia E Bychkova 6 5 3
   Russia E Makarova 1 6 6      Russia E Makarova 3 7 6  
10  Russia A Chakvetadze 6 2 3  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 6  
Q  Russia A Pivovarova 3 6 3     15  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
   United States V King 2 6 2      Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 3    
   Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 4 6       15  Switzerland P Schnyder 7 6    
   Argentina G Dulko 4 0            Slovakia M Rybáriková 64 4    
   Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6          Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6  
   Austria T Paszek 6 3 6      Austria T Paszek 1 2    
22  Russia M Kirilenko 3 6 4       15  Switzerland P Schnyder 4 6 6
28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 3 6 6       28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 3 3
   Belgium Y Wickmayer 6 0 3     28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6    
   Spain L Domínguez Lino 1 2        Austria Y Meusburger 1 3    
   Austria Y Meusburger 6 6         28  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 61 6
   Czech Republic L Šafářová 4 6 2       3  Russia S Kuznetsova 3 7 3  
   Romania S Cîrstea 6 4 6        Romania S Cîrstea 63 1  
Q  China S Zhang 4 2     3  Russia S Kuznetsova 7 6    
3  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  Russia V Zvonareva 6 6    
   Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 4 3       8  Russia V Zvonareva 3 3    
   Ukraine T Perebiynis 6 6        Ukraine T Perebiynis 6 6    
   Ukraine M Koryttseva 1 4            Ukraine T Perebiynis 3 0    
   France A Rezaï 6 6         29  Austria S Bammer 6 6    
WC  United States A Muhammad 2 4          France A Rezaï 1 5  
   Japan A Nakamura 4 2     29  Austria S Bammer 6 7    
29  Austria S Bammer 6 6         29  Austria S Bammer 7 0 6
23  United States L Davenport 6 6         12  France M Bartoli 63 6 4
   Canada A Wozniak 4 2       23  United States L Davenport 7 6    
   Russia A Kleybanova 6 7        Russia A Kleybanova 5 3    
   Spain C Suárez Navarro 2 5         23  United States L Davenport 1 63  
   Czech Republic P Kvitová 7 4 2       12  France M Bartoli 6 7    
   Spain V Ruano Pascual 63 6 6        Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 2  
   Russia G Voskoboeva 2 3     12  France M Bartoli 6 6    
12  France M Bartoli 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    
   Czech Republic K Zakopalová 2 1       14  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    
   Italy K Knapp 0 3        Czech Republic I Benešová 2 3    
   Czech Republic I Benešová 6 6         14  Belarus V Azarenka 4 4    
   France É Loit 0 2         21  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6    
Q  Italy ME Camerin 6 6       Q  Italy ME Camerin 1 2  
WC  United States A Rolle 2 1     21  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6    
21  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6         21  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 2 1
26  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 7         2  Serbia J Janković 3 6 6
   Bulgaria T Pironkova 4 5       26  Spain A Medina Garrigues 1 4    
   China J Zheng 6 6        China J Zheng 6 6    
Q  United States S Perry 2 3            China J Zheng 5 5  
   China Z Yan 2 4         2  Serbia J Janković 7 7    
   Sweden S Arvidsson 6 6          Sweden S Arvidsson 3 7 5
WC  United States C Vandeweghe 3 1     2  Serbia J Janković 6 65 7  
2  Serbia J Janković 6 6    

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