2016 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2016 Australian Open
ChampionGermany Angelique Kerber
Runner-upUnited States Serena Williams
Final score6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Angelique Kerber defeated the defending champion Serena Williams in the final, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2016 Australian Open. She became the first woman to win a singles major title after having saved a match point in the first round, which she did against Misaki Doi.[1] She also became the first German to win a major since Steffi Graf at the 1999 French Open.[2][3] Williams was attempting to equal Graf's Open Era record of 22 career major singles titles. Williams' loss in the final ended her 8-match winning streak in major finals.

The top three seeds (Williams, Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza) were in contention for the world No. 1 ranking. However, Halep and Muguruza were eliminated in the first and third rounds, respectively, with Williams retaining the top spot at the end of the tournament.

The twelve seeds that lost in the opening round was the most in the opening round of any women's major since the 32-seed draw was adopted at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships.[4]

Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the semifinals of a major since Jo Durie in 1983.[5] Zhang Shuai became the first qualifier to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals since Angélica Gavaldón in 1990.[6]

This was the first major appearance for future two-time champion Naomi Osaka. She lost to former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the third round.

This was the final professional event in which 2008 champion and former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova competed until the 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Sharapova failed a drug test at this tournament, testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, and was suspended from professional tennis for 15 months as a result. She lost in the quarterfinals to Serena Williams.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Serena Williams (Final)
02.   Romania Simona Halep (First round)
03.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Third round)
04.   Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Semifinals)
05.   Russia Maria Sharapova (Quarterfinals)
06.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Second round)
07.   Germany Angelique Kerber (Champion)
08.   United States Venus Williams (First round)
09.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
10.   Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (Quarterfinals)
11.   Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky (Second round)
12.   Switzerland Belinda Bencic (Fourth round)
13.   Italy Roberta Vinci (Third round)
14.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Quarterfinals)
15.   United States Madison Keys (Fourth round)
16.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (First round)
17.   Italy Sara Errani (First round)
18.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Second round)
19.   Serbia Jelena Janković (Second round)
20.   Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
21.   Russia Ekaterina Makarova (Fourth round)
22.   Germany Andrea Petkovic (First round)
23.   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Second round)
24.   United States Sloane Stephens (First round)
25.   Australia Samantha Stosur (First round)
26.   Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
27.   Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (First round)
28.   France Kristina Mladenovic (Third round)
29.   Romania Irina-Camelia Begu (First round)
30.   Germany Sabine Lisicki (Second round)
31.   Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko (First round)
32.   France Caroline Garcia (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying[edit]

Wildcards[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Serena Williams 6 6
5 Russia Maria Sharapova 4 1
1 United States Serena Williams 6 6
4 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 0 4
4 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
10 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 1 3
1 United States Serena Williams 4 6 4
7 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 3 6
7 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 7
14 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3 5
7 Germany Angelique Kerber 7 6
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 5 2
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 6 6
Q China Zhang Shuai 4 1

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third round Fourth round
1 United States S Williams 6 7
Italy C Giorgi 4 5 1 United States S Williams 6 6
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 3 7 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 1 2
Latvia J Ostapenko 6 5 1 1 United States S Williams 6 6
Poland U Radwańska 6 4 3 Russia D Kasatkina 1 1
Croatia A Konjuh 0 6 6 Croatia A Konjuh 4 3
Russia D Kasatkina 6 6 Russia D Kasatkina 6 6
27 Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 3 3 1 United States S Williams 6 6
17 Italy S Errani 6 5 1 Russia M Gasparyan 2 1
Russia M Gasparyan 1 7 6 Russia M Gasparyan 6 6
Japan K Nara 77 6 Japan K Nara 4 4
WC France O Dodin 62 2 Russia M Gasparyan 6 6
Colombia M Duque 2 1r Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 3 4
WC China X Han 6 2 WC China X Han 3 1
Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 1 77 6 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6
16 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 63 4

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Switzerland B Bencic 6 6
United States A Riske 4 3 12 Switzerland B Bencic 6 6
United Kingdom H Watson 77 5 5 Hungary T Babos 3 3
Hungary T Babos 64 7 7 12 Switzerland B Bencic 4 6 6
Australia A Tomljanović 62 3 Ukraine K Bondarenko 6 2 4
Ukraine K Bondarenko 77 6 Ukraine K Bondarenko 6 7
Slovakia D Hantuchová 0 2 23 Russia S Kuznetsova 1 5
23 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6 12 Switzerland B Bencic 5 5
26 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 3 4 5 Russia M Sharapova 7 7
United States L Davis 1 6 6 United States L Davis 79 0
Slovakia M Rybáriková 3 6 7 Slovakia M Rybáriková 67 0r
Belgium Y Wickmayer 6 3 5 United States L Davis 1 77 0
Belarus A Sasnovich 6 77 5 Russia M Sharapova 6 65 6
Russia E Rodina 3 62 Belarus A Sasnovich 2 1
Japan N Hibino 1 3 5 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
5 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
United States C McHale 2 3 4 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
Canada E Bouchard 6 6 Canada E Bouchard 4 2
Serbia A Krunić 3 4 4 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
Poland M Linette 3 0 Puerto Rico M Puig 4 0
Puerto Rico M Puig 6 6 Puerto Rico M Puig 4 78 9
Q Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 78 Q Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 66 7
25 Australia S Stosur 4 66 4 Poland A Radwańska 66 6 7
24 United States S Stephens 3 3 Germany A-L Friedsam 78 1 5
Q China Q Wang 6 6 Q China Q Wang 3 4
Spain L Domínguez Lino 63 6 1 Germany A-L Friedsam 6 6
Germany A-L Friedsam 77 2 6 Germany A-L Friedsam 0 6 6
United States A Tatishvili 4 6 6 13 Italy R Vinci 6 4 4
United States I Falconi 6 3 8 United States I Falconi 2 3
Q Austria T Paszek 4 2 13 Italy R Vinci 6 6
13 Italy R Vinci 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Spain C Suárez Navarro 7 6
Q Switzerland V Golubic 5 4 10 Spain C Suárez Navarro 65 6 6
Q Greece M Sakkari 6 1 6 Q Greece M Sakkari 77 2 2
Q China Y Wang 4 6 3 10 Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 2
Romania M Niculescu 6 6 Russia E Kulichkova 4 0r
Brazil T Pereira 2 1 Romania M Niculescu 4 6 4
Russia E Kulichkova 7 6 Russia E Kulichkova 6 2 6
22 Germany A Petkovic 5 4 10 Spain C Suárez Navarro 0 6 6
28 France K Mladenovic 6 6 Australia D Gavrilova 6 3 2
Slovakia D Cibulková 3 4 28 France K Mladenovic 6 77
Q United States N Gibbs 6 2 6 Q United States N Gibbs 1 64
Czech Republic K Koukalová 2 6 1 28 France K Mladenovic 4 6 9
Australia D Gavrilova 77 6 Australia D Gavrilova 6 4 11
Czech Republic L Hradecká 63 4 Australia D Gavrilova 6 6
Q Thailand L Kumkhum 3 1 6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 4
6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Germany A Kerber 64 78 6
Japan M Doi 77 66 3 7 Germany A Kerber 6 6
WC Australia S Sanders 4 2 Romania A Dulgheru 2 4
Romania A Dulgheru 6 6 7 Germany A Kerber 6 6
United States M Brengle 6 6 United States M Brengle 1 3
United States C Vandeweghe 3 4 United States M Brengle 7 4 6
Sweden J Larsson 6 6 Sweden J Larsson 5 6 1
29 Romania I-C Begu 3 2 7 Germany A Kerber 6 6
19 Serbia J Janković 6 6 Germany A Beck 4 0
Slovenia P Hercog 3 3 19 Serbia J Janković 6 65 4
Germany L Siegemund 6 7 Germany L Siegemund 3 77 6
Netherlands K Bertens 4 5 Germany L Siegemund 0 4
WC Australia P Hon 0 3 Germany A Beck 6 6
Germany A Beck 6 6 Germany A Beck 6 6
Czech Republic K Siniaková 3 5 11 Switzerland T Bacsinszky 2 3
11 Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 0 0 14 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
WC United States S Crawford 2 4 Montenegro D Kovinić 1 2
Montenegro D Kovinić 6 6 14 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Q Japan N Osaka 6 6 Q Japan N Osaka 1 1
Croatia D Vekić 3 2 Q Japan N Osaka 6 6
PR United States V Duval 2 3 18 Ukraine E Svitolina 4 4
18 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6 14 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
32 France C Garcia 2 4 Czech Republic B Strýcová 2 4
Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6 Czech Republic B Strýcová 77 6
Germany M Barthel 6 5 4 PR United States V King 65 4
PR United States V King 3 7 6 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6
Belgium K Flipkens 5 6 7 3 Spain G Muguruza 3 2
Croatia M Lučić-Baroni 7 2 5 Belgium K Flipkens 4 2
Estonia A Kontaveit 0 4 3 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
3 Spain G Muguruza 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States V Williams 4 2
United Kingdom J Konta 6 6 United Kingdom J Konta 6 6
Germany C Witthöft 1 2 China S Zheng 2 3
China S Zheng 6 6 United Kingdom J Konta 6 6
United States B Mattek-Sands 4 77 3 Czech Republic D Allertová 2 2
Czech Republic D Allertová 6 65 6 Czech Republic D Allertová 6 2 6
PR Czech Republic P Cetkovská 4 4 30 Germany S Lisicki 3 6 4
30 Germany S Lisicki 6 6 United Kingdom J Konta 4 6 8
21 Russia E Makarova 6 6 21 Russia E Makarova 6 4 6
WC Australia M Inglis 3 0 21 Russia E Makarova 6 6
Germany T Maria 6 6 Germany T Maria 4 2
Belarus O Govortsova 4 3 21 Russia E Makarova 6 6
Romania A Mitu 3 4 9 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 3 2
Germany J Görges 6 6 Germany J Görges 65 1
WC Australia K Birrell 4 4 9 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 77 6
9 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States M Keys 77 6
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 65 1 15 United States M Keys 64 6 6
Bulgaria T Pironkova 4 4 Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 77 3 3
Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 6 15 United States M Keys 4 6 6
Q Latvia A Sevastova 6 4 20 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 4 4
Australia J Wolfe 0 2r Q Latvia A Sevastova 3 3
WC Australia T Patterson 2 3 20 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
20 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6 15 United States M Keys 6 3 3
31 Ukraine L Tsurenko 77 2 3 Q China S Zhang 3 6 6
United States V Lepchenko 65 6 6 United States V Lepchenko 79 6
Spain L Arruabarrena 64 6 6 Spain L Arruabarrena 67 4
Q Ukraine M Zanevska 77 3 3 United States V Lepchenko 1 3
Serbia B Jovanovski 1 0 Q China S Zhang 6 6
France A Cornet 6 6 France A Cornet 3 3
Q China S Zhang 6 6 Q China S Zhang 6 6
2 Romania S Halep 4 3
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Championship match statistics[edit]

Category Germany Kerber United States S. Williams
1st serve % 44/80 (55%) 51/96 (53%)
1st serve points won 32 of 44 = 73% 35 of 51 = 69%
2nd serve points won 17 of 36 = 47% 19 of 45 = 42%
Total service points won 49 of 80 = 61.25% 54 of 96 = 56.25%
Aces 5 7
Double faults 3 6
Winners 16 36
Unforced errors 13 40
Net points won 4 of 5 = 80% 22 of 39 = 56%
Break points converted 5 of 9 = 56% 4 of 8 = 50%
Return points won 42 of 96 = 44% 31 of 80 = 39%
Total points won 91 85
Source

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Kerber saves match point". Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Australian Open: Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win women's final". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to clinch Australian Open title". Guardian. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Courtney (19 January 2016). "INSIDER NOTEBOOK: UPSETS AND AZARENKA". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  5. ^ Dickson, Andrew (27 January 2016). "Johanna Konta reaches Australian Open semis for first time". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Qualifier Zhang Shuai overcomes injured Madison Keys, who ends match in tears". EuroSport. au.eurosport.com. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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