2018 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2018 Australian Open
ChampionDenmark Caroline Wozniacki
Runner-upRomania Simona Halep
Final score7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Serena Williams was the defending champion, but chose not to participate this year, stating that she was not fully fit after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.

Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, defeating Simona Halep in the final, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4.[1] Wozniacki also regained the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2012.[2] Both finalists saved match points earlier in the tournament: Halep saved three match points against Lauren Davis in the third round and two match points against Angelique Kerber in the semifinals, while Wozniacki saved two match points against Jana Fett in the second round. Halep lost in a Grand Slam final for the third time, though she would eventually win the French Open months later.[3]

In addition to Wozniacki and Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Karolína Plíšková and Jeļena Ostapenko were also in contention for the no. 1 singles ranking at the start of the tournament.[4]

The third round match between Halep and Davis lasted 48 games, tying Chanda Rubin and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario's 1996 quarterfinal match for the Australian Open's record for most games played in a women's match.[5]

At 15 years and 6 months old, Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996 and the youngest to reach the third round at any Grand Slam event since Mirjana Lučić-Baroni at the 1997 US Open.[6] Kostyuk was the youngest player to qualify for a Grand Slam main draw since Sesil Karatantcheva at the 2005 Australian Open.[7]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Romania Simona Halep (Final)
02.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Champion)
03.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
04.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
05.   United States Venus Williams (First round)
06.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Quarterfinals)
07.   Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko (Third round)
08.   France Caroline Garcia (Fourth round)
09.   United Kingdom Johanna Konta (Second round)
10.   United States CoCo Vandeweghe (First round)
11.   France Kristina Mladenovic (First round)
12.   Germany Julia Görges (Second round)
13.   United States Sloane Stephens (First round)
14.   Latvia Anastasija Sevastova (Second round)
15.   Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
16.   Russia Elena Vesnina (Second round)
17.   United States Madison Keys (Quarterfinals)
18.   Australia Ashleigh Barty (Third round)
19.   Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková (Fourth round)
20.   Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová (Fourth round)
21.   Germany Angelique Kerber (Semifinals)
22.   Russia Daria Kasatkina (Second round)
23.   Australia Daria Gavrilova (Second round)
24.   Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (First round)
25.   China Peng Shuai (First round)
26.   Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Third round)
27.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (First round)
28.   Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (Second round)
29.   Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (Third round)
30.   Netherlands Kiki Bertens (Third round)
31.   Russia Ekaterina Makarova (First round)
32.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (Fourth 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 Romania Simona Halep 6 6
6 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 3 2
1 Romania Simona Halep 6 4 9
21 Germany Angelique Kerber 3 6 7
21 Germany Angelique Kerber 6 6
17 United States Madison Keys 1 2
1 Romania Simona Halep 62 6 4
2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 77 3 6
Belgium Elise Mertens 6 6
4 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 4 0
Belgium Elise Mertens 3 62
2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6 77
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 0 77 2
2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6 63 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Romania S Halep 77 6
WC Australia D Aiava 65 1 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
Canada E Bouchard 6 77 Canada E Bouchard 2 2
France O Dodin 3 65 1 Romania S Halep 4 6 15
United States L Davis 64 6 6 United States L Davis 6 4 13
Slovakia J Čepelová 77 3 1 United States L Davis 4 6 6
Germany A Petkovic 6 4 10 Germany A Petkovic 6 0 0
27 Czech Republic P Kvitová 3 6 8 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
18 Australia A Barty 62 6 6 Japan N Osaka 3 2
Belarus A Sabalenka 77 4 4 18 Australia A Barty 5 6 6
Italy C Giorgi 6 6 Italy C Giorgi 7 4 1
Q Russia A Kalinskaya 4 3 18 Australia A Barty 4 2
Japan N Osaka 7 6 Japan N Osaka 6 6
PR Slovakia K Kučová 5 2 Japan N Osaka 77 6
Tunisia O Jabeur 3 4 16 Russia E Vesnina 64 2
16 Russia E Vesnina 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United Kingdom J Konta 6 6
United States M Brengle 3 1 9 United Kingdom J Konta 4 5
Q Russia A Blinkova 2 2 LL United States B Pera 6 7
LL United States B Pera 6 6 LL United States B Pera 2 2
Spain L Arruabarrena 6 6 20 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6
Netherlands R Hogenkamp 1 2 Spain L Arruabarrena 3 4
WC United States K Ahn 1 5 20 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6
20 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 7 20 Czech Republic B Strýcová 77 3 2
29 Czech Republic L Šafářová 7 6 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 65 6 6
WC Australia A Tomljanović 5 3 29 Czech Republic L Šafářová 6 6
Romania S Cîrstea 5 6 6 Romania S Cîrstea 2 4
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 7 4 3 29 Czech Republic L Šafářová 66 5
WC Australia L Cabrera 63 4 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 78 7
Brazil B Haddad Maia 77 6 Brazil B Haddad Maia 1 1
Paraguay V Cepede Royg 3 4 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6
6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
WC France J Ponchet 4 3 3 Spain G Muguruza 61 4
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 0 6 8 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 77 6
Q China L Zhu 6 0 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 7
Russia N Vikhlyantseva 6 3 4 26 Poland A Radwańska 2 5
Ukraine L Tsurenko 3 6 6 Ukraine L Tsurenko 6 5 3
Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 3 2 26 Poland A Radwańska 2 7 6
26 Poland A Radwańska 2 6 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 5 2
21 Germany A Kerber 6 6 21 Germany A Kerber 4 7 6
PR Germany A-L Friedsam 0 4 21 Germany A Kerber 6 6
Japan N Hibino 5 3 Croatia D Vekić 4 1
Croatia D Vekić 7 6 21 Germany A Kerber 6 6
Germany T Maria 1 4 Russia M Sharapova 1 3
Russia M Sharapova 6 6 Russia M Sharapova 6 77
United States V Lepchenko 6 3 2 14 Latvia A Sevastova 1 64
14 Latvia A Sevastova 3 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 France K Mladenovic 3 2
Romania A Bogdan 6 6 Romania A Bogdan 1 6 6
Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 7 78 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 2 3
United Kingdom H Watson 5 66 Romania A Bogdan 3 4
Slovenia P Hercog 62 4 17 United States M Keys 6 6
Russia E Alexandrova 77 6 Russia E Alexandrova 0 1
China Q Wang 1 5 17 United States M Keys 6 6
17 United States M Keys 6 7 17 United States M Keys 6 6
28 Croatia M Lučić-Baroni 78 5 6 8 France C Garcia 3 2
United States S Rogers 66 7 2 28 Croatia M Lučić-Baroni 3 1
United States C McHale 3 2 Belarus A Sasnovich 6 6
Belarus A Sasnovich 6 6 Belarus A Sasnovich 3 7 2
Japan K Nara 5 4 8 France C Garcia 6 5 6
Czech Republic M Vondroušová 7 6 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 77 2 6
Germany C Witthöft 5 3 8 France C Garcia 63 6 8
8 France C Garcia 7 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States V Williams 3 5
Switzerland B Bencic 6 7 Switzerland B Bencic 1 3
Q Thailand L Kumkhum 6 7 Q Thailand L Kumkhum 6 6
Sweden J Larsson 3 5 Q Thailand L Kumkhum 3 6 5
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 65 3 Croatia P Martić 6 3 7
Croatia P Martić 77 6 Croatia P Martić 6 77
Romania I-C Begu 3 6 8 Romania I-C Begu 4 63
31 Russia E Makarova 6 4 6 Croatia P Martić 65 5
23 Australia D Gavrilova 6 6 Belgium E Mertens 77 7
Q United States I Falconi 1 1 23 Australia D Gavrilova 5 3
Q Slovakia V Kužmová 2 1 Belgium E Mertens 7 6
Belgium E Mertens 6 6 Belgium E Mertens 7 6
France A Cornet 6 6 France A Cornet 5 4
WC China X Wang 4 2 France A Cornet 6 6
United States S Kenin 4 4 12 Germany J Görges 4 3
12 Germany J Görges 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States S Stephens 6 62 2
China S Zhang 2 77 6 China S Zhang 4 65
Q Czech Republic D Allertová 6 6 Q Czech Republic D Allertová 6 77
France P Parmentier 3 0 Q Czech Republic D Allertová 6 6
United States J Brady 6 4 3 Poland M Linette 1 4
Poland M Linette 2 6 6 Poland M Linette 77 6
Q Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 0 3 22 Russia D Kasatkina 64 2
22 Russia D Kasatkina 6 6 Q Czech Republic D Allertová 3 0
25 China S Peng 2 2 4 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
Q Ukraine M Kostyuk 6 6 Q Ukraine M Kostyuk 6 7
WC Australia J Fourlis 3 77 2 WC Australia O Rogowska 3 5
WC Australia O Rogowska 6 63 6 Q Ukraine M Kostyuk 2 2
Greece M Sakkari 2 77 4 4 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
Czech Republic K Siniaková 6 65 6 Czech Republic K Siniaková 6 2 1
Q Serbia I Jorović 3 2 4 Ukraine E Svitolina 4 6 6
4 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Latvia J Ostapenko 6 6
Italy F Schiavone 1 4 7 Latvia J Ostapenko 6 3 6
China Y Duan 6 6 China Y Duan 3 6 4
Colombia M Duque Mariño 0 1 7 Latvia J Ostapenko 3 6 3
Romania M Niculescu 4 5 32 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 1 6
Germany M Barthel 6 7 Germany M Barthel 3 6 3
Serbia A Krunić 4 5 32 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 4 6
32 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 7 32 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 4 6
24 Slovakia D Cibulková 2 2 Spain C Suárez Navarro 4 6 8
Estonia K Kanepi 6 6 Estonia K Kanepi 6 6
Australia S Stosur 6 66 4 Puerto Rico M Puig 4 3
Puerto Rico M Puig 4 78 6 Estonia K Kanepi 6 1 3
Spain C Suárez Navarro 7 6 Spain C Suárez Navarro 3 6 6
Q Poland M Fręch 5 3 Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 2 6
Hungary T Babos 77 6 Hungary T Babos 4 6 2
10 United States C Vandeweghe 64 2

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 6 6
Ukraine K Kozlova 6 4 3 15 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 2 3
Q Switzerland V Golubic 63 6 2 Ukraine K Bondarenko 6 6
Ukraine K Bondarenko 77 4 6 Ukraine K Bondarenko 5 6 1
Belgium K Flipkens 2 78 6 19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 7 3 6
United States A Riske 6 66 3 Belgium K Flipkens 4 6 2
United States T Townsend 0 5 19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 0 6
19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 7 19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 3 0
30 Netherlands K Bertens 65 6 6 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
United States C Bellis 77 4 2 30 Netherlands K Bertens 77 6
United States N Gibbs 6 6 United States N Gibbs 63 0
LL Bulgaria V Tomova 1 1 30 Netherlands K Bertens 4 3
Croatia J Fett 6 6 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
PR Japan M Eguchi 3 2 Croatia J Fett 6 2 5
Romania M Buzărnescu 2 3 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 3 6 7
2 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open title after epic battle with Halep". Guardian. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ Piers Newberry (27 January 2018). "Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam title". BBC Sport.
  3. ^ Simon Cambers (25 January 2018). "Simona Halep to meet Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open final". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Courtney Nguyen (11 January 2018). "No.1 Chase: The Fab Five hunting Halep in Melbourne". WTA Insider.
  5. ^ "Australian Open: Simona Halep beats Lauren Davis in a record-equalling three-set epic". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Australian Open 2018: Marta Kostyuk, 15, reaches third round in Melbourne". BBC. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ Alex MacPherson (15 January 2018). "15-year-old Kostyuk ousts Peng in Slam debut". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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