2020 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2020 US Open
ChampionJapan Naomi Osaka
Runner-upBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Final score1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (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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Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final, 1–6, 6–3, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 US Open.[1] It was her second US Open title and third major title overall.[2] Osaka became the first player from a fully Asian country to win three major singles titles, the first player since Jennifer Capriati to win three such titles in three attempts and, at 22 years of age, the youngest player to win those three titles since Maria Sharapova won the 2008 Australian Open. Azarenka, who reached her first major final since the 2013 US Open, was aiming to become the first mother to win a major singles title since Kim Clijsters won the 2011 Australian Open.

Bianca Andreescu was the defending champion, but she withdrew before the tournament began due to travel concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing safety reasons, five other top 10 players (including reigning major champions Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep) also withdrew from the event.[3][4] In all, 24 players ranked inside the top 100 were absent from the tournament.[5] The absences of Barty and Halep, respectively world No. 1 and 2, made this the first Grand Slam event since the 2004 Wimbledon Championships that neither of the world's top 2 ranked players were present in the draw.

There were no qualifiers this year. The WTA rankings valid on August 3 (being the rankings from March 16) were used to determine the main-draw entry list.

With her first round win over Kristie Ahn, Serena Williams surpassed Chris Evert for the most match wins (102) in US Open history. Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and was also trying to set a new Open Era record by winning a seventh US Open singles title, but lost to Azarenka in the semifinals. Despite her loss, this made Williams the first player in history to reach the semifinals of a major in four decades: the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

29 of the 32 seeded women progressed to the second round; the most since the US Open changed from 16 seeds to 32 seeds in 2001.[6]

With Williams, Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova all winning their fourth round matches, it marked the first time in Grand Slam history that 3 mothers had reached the quarterfinals. The semifinal between Williams and Azarenka was the first semifinal between 2 mothers in major history.

This was Kim Clijsters' first Grand Slam appearance since the 2012 US Open, her return to the sport in February 2020. Clijsters was awarded a wildcard into the main draw, but she lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets.

This was the first time since 1980 that both semifinals and the final lasted 3 sets.

Seeds[edit]

Seeding per WTA rankings.[7]

01.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
02.   United States Sofia Kenin (Fourth round)
03.   United States Serena Williams (Semifinals)
04.   Japan Naomi Osaka (Champion)
05.   Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (Second round)
06.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
07.   United States Madison Keys (Third round, retired)
08.   Croatia Petra Martić (Fourth round)
09.   United Kingdom Johanna Konta (Second round)
10.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
11.   Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina (Second round)
12.   Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová (Second round)
13.   United States Alison Riske (Second round)
14.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (Fourth round)
15.   Greece Maria Sakkari (Fourth round)
16.   Belgium Elise Mertens (Quarterfinals)
17.   Germany Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
18.   Croatia Donna Vekić (Third round)
19.   Ukraine Dayana Yastremska (Second round)
20.   Czech Republic Karolína Muchová (Fourth round)
21.   Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)
22.   United States Amanda Anisimova (Third round)
23.   Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva (Quarterfinals)
24.   Poland Magda Linette (Third round)
25.   China Zhang Shuai (First round)
26.   United States Sloane Stephens (Third round)
27.   Tunisia Ons Jabeur (Third round)
28.   United States Jennifer Brady (Semifinals)
29.   Russia Veronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.   France Kristina Mladenovic (Second round)
31.   Latvia Anastasija Sevastova (Second round)
32.   Sweden Rebecca Peterson (First round)

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
28 United States Jennifer Brady 6 6
23 Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva 3 2
28 United States Jennifer Brady 61 6 3
4 Japan Naomi Osaka 77 3 6
4 Japan Naomi Osaka 6 6
United States Shelby Rogers 3 4
4 Japan Naomi Osaka 1 6 6
Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 3 3
PR Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6 3 2
3 United States Serena Williams 4 6 6
3 United States Serena Williams 6 3 3
Belarus Victoria Azarenka 1 6 6
Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 6
16 Belgium Elise Mertens 1 0

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6
Ukraine A Kalinina 4 0 1 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 1 62
Italy J Paolini 3 2 France C Garcia 6 77
France C Garcia 6 6 France C Garcia 3 3
WC United States C Bellis 613 6 6 28 United States J Brady 6 6
Germany T Korpatsch 715 3 2 WC United States C Bellis 1 2
Russia A Blinkova 3 2 28 United States J Brady 6 6
28 United States J Brady 6 6 28 United States J Brady 6 6
17 Germany A Kerber 6 6 17 Germany A Kerber 1 4
Australia A Tomljanović 4 4 17 Germany A Kerber 6 78
United States C Dolehide 2 2 Germany A-L Friedsam 3 66
Germany A-L Friedsam 6 6 17 Germany A Kerber 6 6
United States A Li 6 2 6 United States A Li 3 4
Netherlands A Rus 4 6 1 United States A Li 6 6
Germany T Maria 3 2 13 United States A Riske 0 3
13 United States A Riske 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 6 6
Belgium G Minnen 1 4 12 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 1 2
United States F Di Lorenzo 6 66 0 Belarus A Sasnovich 6 6
Belarus A Sasnovich 2 78 6 Belarus A Sasnovich 6 2 1
Switzerland V Golubic 6 62 2 23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 3 6 6
PR Belarus V Lapko 1 77 6 PR Belarus V Lapko 3 3
WC United States R Montgomery 1 3 23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6
23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6 23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 2 6
30 France K Mladenovic 7 6 8 Croatia P Martić 3 6 4
WC United States H Baptiste 5 2 30 France K Mladenovic 6 62 0
Russia V Gracheva 6 7 Russia V Gracheva 1 77 6
Spain P Badosa 4 5 Russia V Gracheva 3 3
PR Ukraine K Bondarenko 3 6 6 8 Croatia P Martić 6 6
WC United States A Kiick 6 3 1 PR Ukraine K Bondarenko 3 4
Czech Republic T Martincová 7 2 4 8 Croatia P Martić 6 6
8 Croatia P Martić 5 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Japan N Osaka 6 5 6
Japan M Doi 2 7 2 4 Japan N Osaka 6 6
Italy C Giorgi 2 6 7 Italy C Giorgi 1 2
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 6 1 5 4 Japan N Osaka 6 64 6
Ukraine M Kostyuk 6 6 Ukraine M Kostyuk 3 77 2
Russia D Kasatkina 1 2 Ukraine M Kostyuk 6 77
United States C Gauff 3 7 4 31 Latvia A Sevastova 3 65
31 Latvia A Sevastova 6 5 6 4 Japan N Osaka 6 6
24 Poland M Linette 6 4 6 14 Estonia A Kontaveit 3 4
Australia M Inglis 1 6 4 24 Poland M Linette 6 62 77
Montenegro D Kovinić 6 3 6 Montenegro D Kovinić 1 77 64
Australia L Cabrera 4 6 2 24 Poland M Linette 3 2
United States UM Arconada 4 62 14 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 6
Slovenia K Juvan 6 77 Slovenia K Juvan 4 1
United States D Collins 7 2 2 14 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 6
14 Estonia A Kontaveit 5 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 6 6
Ukraine K Zavatska 3 0 11 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 5 1
PR Russia I Khromacheva 2 2 United States S Rogers 7 6
United States S Rogers 6 6 United States S Rogers 6 6
United States M Brengle 6 6 United States M Brengle 2 4
Alt Australia Ar Rodionova 2 2 United States M Brengle 6 6
Australia A Sharma 3 77 62 19 Ukraine D Yastremska 2 3
19 Ukraine D Yastremska 6 64 77 United States S Rogers 77 3 78
32 Sweden R Peterson 61 4 6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 65 6 66
Belgium K Flipkens 77 6 Belgium K Flipkens 61 77 3
Czech Republic M Bouzková 6 2 63 United States J Pegula 77 63 6
United States J Pegula 3 6 77 United States J Pegula 4 3
Ukraine K Kozlova 6 7 6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
United States W Osuigwe 3 5 Ukraine K Kozlova 63 2
Romania I-C Begu 3 2 6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 77 6
6 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States M Keys 6 6
Hungary T Babos 1 1 7 United States M Keys 6 6
Switzerland J Teichmann 63 2 Spain A Bolsova 2 1
Spain A Bolsova 77 6 7 United States M Keys 64 2r
United States L Davis 3 6 0 France A Cornet 77 3
France A Cornet 6 1 6 France A Cornet 77 6
Belgium Y Bonaventure 4 6 6 Belgium Y Bonaventure 64 3
25 China S Zhang 6 3 2 France A Cornet 4 77 3
18 Croatia D Vekić 3 78 6 PR Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 65 6
Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 66 4 18 Croatia D Vekić 6 6
Romania PM Țig 6 6 Romania PM Țig 2 1
Japan K Nara 1 0 18 Croatia D Vekić 4 1
PR Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6 PR Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6
Russia L Samsonova 2 3 PR Bulgaria T Pironkova 7 6
Japan N Hibino 4 4 10 Spain G Muguruza 5 3
10 Spain G Muguruza 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Greece M Sakkari 6 3 7
Switzerland S Vögele 3 6 5 15 Greece M Sakkari 2 6 6
United States B Pera 77 6 United States B Pera 6 3 2
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 64 0 15 Greece M Sakkari 6 6
Russia N Vikhlyantseva 63 2 22 United States A Anisimova 3 1
WC United States K Scott 77 6 WC United States K Scott 6 4 1
Bulgaria V Tomova 5 5 22 United States A Anisimova 4 6 6
22 United States A Anisimova 7 7 15 Greece M Sakkari 3 78 3
26 United States S Stephens 6 6 3 United States S Williams 6 66 6
Romania M Buzărnescu 3 3 26 United States S Stephens 6 6
Alt United States A Muhammad 1 2 Belarus O Govortsova 2 2
Belarus O Govortsova 6 6 26 United States S Stephens 6 2 2
Russia M Gasparyan 6 60 6 3 United States S Williams 2 6 6
Puerto Rico M Puig 3 77 0 Russia M Gasparyan 2 4
United States K Ahn 5 3 3 United States S Williams 6 6
3 United States S Williams 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Belarus A Sabalenka 77 6
France O Dodin 61 4 5 Belarus A Sabalenka 1 3
Belarus V Azarenka 6 6 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Austria B Haas 1 2 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
WC United States S Vickery 6 6 Poland I Świątek 4 2
United States T Townsend 2 4 WC United States S Vickery 77 3 4
Poland I Świątek 6 6 Poland I Świątek 65 6 6
29 Russia V Kudermetova 3 3 Belarus V Azarenka 5 6 6
20 Czech Republic K Muchová 6 7 20 Czech Republic K Muchová 7 1 4
United States V Williams 3 5 20 Czech Republic K Muchová 6 77
Russia A Kalinskaya 6 6 Russia A Kalinskaya 3 64
Serbia N Stojanović 4 3 20 Czech Republic K Muchová 6 2 79
Romania S Cîrstea 6 7 Romania S Cîrstea 3 6 67
United States C McHale 4 5 Romania S Cîrstea 2 77 6
United Kingdom H Watson 67 1 9 United Kingdom J Konta 6 65 4
9 United Kingdom J Konta 79 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
Germany L Siegemund 2 2 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 7
WC United States C Liu 2 4 Spain S Sorribes Tormo 3 5
Spain S Sorribes Tormo 6 6 16 Belgium E Mertens 7 6
Slovakia V Kužmová 4 1 United States C McNally 5 1
United States C McNally 6 6 United States C McNally 4 6 77
WC Belgium K Clijsters 6 5 1 21 Russia E Alexandrova 6 3 62
21 Russia E Alexandrova 3 7 6 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
27 Tunisia O Jabeur 6 78 2 United States S Kenin 3 3
Poland K Kawa 2 66 27 Tunisia O Jabeur 710 6
Czech Republic K Siniaková 1 2 Estonia K Kanepi 68 0
Estonia K Kanepi 6 6 27 Tunisia O Jabeur 64 3
PR Russia V Zvonareva 4 5 2 United States S Kenin 77 6
Canada L Fernandez 6 7 Canada L Fernandez 4 3
Belgium Y Wickmayer 2 2 2 United States S Kenin 6 6
2 United States S Kenin 6 6
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Other entry information[edit]

Wild cards[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

Alternates[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Priscilla Hon was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she later withdrew due to a hip injury.[19]
  2. ^ After Hon's withdrawal from the event, Lesia Tsurenko was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but withdrew citing injury setbacks.

Championship match statistics[edit]

Category Japan Osaka Belarus Azarenka
1st serve % 51/79 (65%) 68/91 (75%)
1st serve points won 31 of 51 = 61% 40 of 68 = 59%
2nd serve points won 13 of 27 = 48% 9 of 23 = 39%
Total service points won 45 of 79 = 56.96% 49 of 91 = 53.85%
Aces 6 3
Double faults 2 2
Winners 34 30
Unforced errors 26 23
Net points won 6 of 12 = 50% 11 of 16 = 69%
Break points converted 5 of 12 = 42% 5 of 10 = 50%
Return points won 42 of 91 = 46% 34 of 79 = 43%
Total points won 87 83
Source

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Simona Halep Opts Out of Playing U.S. Open". Sports Illustrated. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
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  9. ^ "World number 1. Ash Barty withdraws from U.S. Open". Xinhua News.
  10. ^ "US Open: consulte a lista de todos os jogadores que não vão". Bola Amarela (in Portuguese).
  11. ^ "Russia's Diatchenko retires from US Open with knee injury". tass.com.
  12. ^ "Coronavirus : Julia Goerges confirme son forfait à l'US Open". L'Équipe (in French).
  13. ^ "Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova withdraws from US Open". The Week.
  14. ^ "Pavlyuchenkova opts out of U.S. Open due to COVID-19 'insecurity'". Reuters.
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  17. ^ "New mum Stosur to skip rest of 2020 but vows to return". Sportstar.
  18. ^ "Serena Williams' AO nightmare Qiang Wang withdraws from US Open". Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Untimely hip injury stops Hon heading to the United States". www.smh.com.au.

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