2021 Australian Open – Women's singles

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Women's singles
2021 Australian Open
Final
ChampionJapan Naomi Osaka
Runner-upUnited States Jennifer Brady
Score6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16 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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Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady in the final, 6–4, 6–3 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2021 Australian Open.[1] It was her second Australian Open title and fourth major title overall.[2] With the win, Osaka extended her winning streak to 21 matches, dating to the 2020 Cincinnati Open. She only lost one set during the tournament, to Garbiñe Muguruza in the fourth round; she also saved two match points in that match, making her the eighth woman to win the Australian Open after saving match points. Osaka became the third player in the Open Era, after Monica Seles and Roger Federer, to win their first four major finals.

Sofia Kenin was the defending champion,[3] but lost to Kaia Kanepi in the second round.[4]

Venus Williams became the first player aged 40 or more to win her first-round match since Martina Navratilova at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships.

Mayar Sherif became the first Egyptian woman to win a major main draw match.[5] Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese woman to make a major singles quarterfinal. At 35 years of age, Hsieh also became the oldest player to make her quarterfinal debut.[6][7]

Serena Williams equaled Chris Evert's all-time record of 54 major quarterfinals at this tournament;[8][9] she then lost to Osaka in the semifinals. This was the seven-time champion's final appearance at the event. Williams announced her retirement from professional tennis the following year.

Seeds[edit]

Seeding per WTA rankings.[10]

01.   Australia Ashleigh Barty (quarterfinals)
02.   Romania Simona Halep (quarterfinals)
03.   Japan Naomi Osaka (champion)
04.   United States Sofia Kenin (second round)
05.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (fourth round)
06.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (third round)
07.   Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (fourth round)
08.   Canada Bianca Andreescu (second round)
09.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (second round)
10.   United States Serena Williams (semifinals)
11.   Switzerland Belinda Bencic (third round)
12.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (first round)
13.   United Kingdom Johanna Konta (first round, retired)
14.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (fourth round)
15.   Poland Iga Świątek (fourth round)
16.   Croatia Petra Martić (first round)
17.   Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina (second round)
18.   Belgium Elise Mertens (fourth round)
19.   Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová (fourth round)
20.   Greece Maria Sakkari (first round)
21.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (third round)
22.   United States Jennifer Brady (final)
23.   Germany Angelique Kerber (first round)
24.   United States Alison Riske (first round)
25.   Czech Republic Karolína Muchová (semifinals)
26.   Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva (third round)
27.   Tunisia Ons Jabeur (third round)
28.   Croatia Donna Vekić (fourth round)
29.   Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (third round)
30.   China Wang Qiang (first round)
31.   China Zhang Shuai (first round)
32.   Russia Veronika Kudermetova (third round)

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Australia Ashleigh Barty 6 3 2
25 Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 1 6 6
25 Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 4 6 4
22 United States Jennifer Brady 6 3 6
22 United States Jennifer Brady 4 6 6
United States Jessica Pegula 6 2 1
22 United States Jennifer Brady 4 3
3 Japan Naomi Osaka 6 6
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 2 2
3 Japan Naomi Osaka 6 6
3 Japan Naomi Osaka 6 6
10 United States Serena Williams 3 4
10 United States Serena Williams 6 6
2 Romania Simona Halep 3 3

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Australia A Barty 6 6
Montenegro D Kovinić 0 0 1 Australia A Barty 6 79
Spain S Sorribes Tormo 1 5 WC Australia D Gavrilova 1 67
WC Australia D Gavrilova 6 7 1 Australia A Barty 6 6
China S Zheng 3 6 2 29 Russia E Alexandrova 2 4
Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 2 6 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 3 64
Italy M Trevisan 3 4 29 Russia E Alexandrova 6 77
29 Russia E Alexandrova 6 6 1 Australia A Barty 6 6
21 Estonia A Kontaveit 7 6 United States S Rogers 3 4
Belarus A Sasnovich 5 2 21 Estonia A Kontaveit 65 6 6
Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 64 63 United Kingdom H Watson 77 4 2
United Kingdom H Watson 77 77 21 Estonia A Kontaveit 4 3
Q United Kingdom F Jones 4 1 United States S Rogers 6 6
United States S Rogers 6 6 United States S Rogers 6 6
Q Serbia O Danilović 7 3 6 Q Serbia O Danilović 2 3
16 Croatia P Martić 5 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Switzerland B Bencic 6 4 6
United States L Davis 3 6 1 11 Switzerland B Bencic 7 2 6
Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6 Russia S Kuznetsova 5 6 4
Czech Republic B Strýcová 2 2 11 Switzerland B Bencic 2 1
China L Zhu 6 6 18 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
Q United States W Osuigwe 1 1 China L Zhu 68 1
Canada L Fernandez 1 3 18 Belgium E Mertens 710 6
18 Belgium E Mertens 6 6 18 Belgium E Mertens 65 5
25 Czech Republic K Muchová 7 6 25 Czech Republic K Muchová 77 7
Latvia J Ostapenko 5 2 25 Czech Republic K Muchová 6 6
PR Germany M Barthel 3 6 6 PR Germany M Barthel 4 1
Q Italy E Cocciaretto 6 4 4 25 Czech Republic K Muchová 7 7
United States D Collins 6 6 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 5 5
Romania A Bogdan 3 1 United States D Collins 5 2
Italy J Paolini 0 2 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 7 6
6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States S Kenin 7 6
WC Australia M Inglis 5 4 4 United States S Kenin 3 2
Latvia A Sevastova 3 1 Estonia K Kanepi 6 6
Estonia K Kanepi 6 6 Estonia K Kanepi 7 62 4
Argentina N Podoroska 6 6 28 Croatia D Vekić 5 77 6
United States C McHale 4 4 Argentina N Podoroska 2 2
China Y Wang 6 3 4 28 Croatia D Vekić 6 6
28 Croatia D Vekić 4 6 6 28 Croatia D Vekić 1 5
22 United States J Brady 6 6 22 United States J Brady 6 7
Spain A Bolsova 1 3 22 United States J Brady 6 6
United States M Brengle 6 6 United States M Brengle 1 2
WC Australia Ar Rodionova 1 2 22 United States J Brady 6 6
Q France C Paquet 5 5 Q Slovenia K Juvan 1 3
Q Egypt M Sherif 7 7 Q Egypt M Sherif 6 62 3
Q Slovenia K Juvan 4 2 Q Slovenia K Juvan 3 77 6
13 United Kingdom J Konta 6 0r

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Belarus V Azarenka 5 4
United States J Pegula 7 6 United States J Pegula 6 6
WC Australia D Aiava 4 4 WC Australia S Stosur 0 1
WC Australia S Stosur 6 6 United States J Pegula 6 6
Japan N Hibino 2 6 7 France K Mladenovic 2 1
WC Australia A Sharma 6 3 5 Japan N Hibino 5 1
France K Mladenovic 6 0 6 France K Mladenovic 7 6
20 Greece M Sakkari 2 6 3 United States J Pegula 6 3 6
26 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 4 6 6 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 4 6 3
United States S Stephens 6 2 3 26 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 1 6
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 4 6 6 Belgium A Van Uytvanck 4 6 2
Q France C Burel 6 3 4 26 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 4 0
United States C Gauff 6 6 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
Switzerland J Teichmann 3 2 United States C Gauff 4 3
Czech Republic M Bouzková 3 65 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 77

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Canada B Andreescu 6 4 6
LL Romania M Buzărnescu 2 6 3 8 Canada B Andreescu 3 2
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 7 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6
Q Bulgaria T Pironkova 5 2 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 2 7
Belgium K Flipkens 5 2 Q Italy S Errani 4 6 5
United States V Williams 7 6 United States V Williams 1 0
Q Italy S Errani 2 6 6 Q Italy S Errani 6 6
30 China Q Wang 6 4 4 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6
19 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 2 7 7 19 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 4 2
Sweden R Peterson 6 5 5 19 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 6 7
Q Canada R Marino 6 711 Q Canada R Marino 1 5
WC Australia K Birrell 0 69 19 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 6 6
Romania PM Țig 2 1 Romania S Cîrstea 2 4
Romania S Cîrstea 6 6 Romania S Cîrstea 6 1 6
Q Belgium G Minnen 3 4 9 Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 6 1
9 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
LL Russia M Gasparyan 4 0 14 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
Q Russia L Samsonova 64 77 7 Q Russia L Samsonova 3 1
Spain P Badosa 77 64 5 14 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 6 7 Kazakhstan Z Diyas 1 1
Slovenia T Zidanšek 2 5 Kazakhstan Z Diyas 6 3 6
United States B Pera 6 6 United States B Pera 4 6 3
23 Germany A Kerber 0 4 14 Spain G Muguruza 6 4 5
27 Tunisia O Jabeur 6 3 6 3 Japan N Osaka 4 6 7
Germany A Petkovic 3 6 4 27 Tunisia O Jabeur 6 6
Q Japan M Hibi 62 4 LL Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 3 2
LL Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 77 6 27 Tunisia O Jabeur 3 2
Slovenia P Hercog 66 3 3 Japan N Osaka 6 6
France C Garcia 78 6 France C Garcia 2 3
Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 1 2 3 Japan N Osaka 6 6
3 Japan N Osaka 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
Slovakia V Kužmová 0 4 7 Belarus A Sabalenka 77 6
PR United Kingdom K Boulter 1 4 Russia D Kasatkina 65 3
Russia D Kasatkina 6 6 7 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
France A Cornet 6 4 710 United States A Li 3 1
Q Russia V Savinykh 2 6 67 France A Cornet 2 66
United States A Li 6 6 United States A Li 6 78
31 China S Zhang 2 0 7 Belarus A Sabalenka 4 6 4
24 United States A Riske 2 1 10 United States S Williams 6 2 6
Russia A Potapova 6 6 Russia A Potapova 6 6
Q Hungary T Babos 77 6 Q Hungary T Babos 2 4
LL Belgium Y Bonaventure 60 4 Russia A Potapova 65 2
Serbia N Stojanović 6 6 10 United States S Williams 77 6
Romania I-C Begu 3 4 Serbia N Stojanović 3 0
Germany L Siegemund 1 1 10 United States S Williams 6 6
10 United States S Williams 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Poland I Świątek 6 6
Netherlands A Rus 1 3 15 Poland I Świątek 6 6
PR Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 3 3 Italy C Giorgi 2 4
Italy C Giorgi 6 6 15 Poland I Świątek 6 6
France F Ferro 65 6 6 France F Ferro 4 3
Czech Republic K Siniaková 77 2 4 France F Ferro 6 6
PR Russia V Zvonareva 6 4 4 17 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 4 4
17 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 4 6 6 15 Poland I Świątek 6 1 4
32 Russia V Kudermetova 6 77 2 Romania S Halep 3 6 6
Ukraine M Kostyuk 2 65 32 Russia V Kudermetova 5 6 6
Russia V Gracheva 6 3 710 Russia V Gracheva 7 2 2
Russia A Blinkova 1 6 67 32 Russia V Kudermetova 1 3
Japan M Doi 2 1 2 Romania S Halep 6 6
Australia A Tomljanović 6 6 Australia A Tomljanović 6 4 5
WC Australia L Cabrera 2 1 2 Romania S Halep 4 6 7
2 Romania S Halep 6 6


Other entry information[edit]

Wild cards[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Lucky losers[edit]

Potential lucky losers[edit]

  1. Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko (did not play)
  2. Russia Kamilla Rakhimova (did not play)
  3. United States Varvara Lepchenko (did not play)
  4. India Ankita Raina (did not play)

Withdrawals[edit]

† – not included on entry list
& – withdrew from entry list

Championship match statistics[edit]

Category Japan Osaka United States Brady
1st serve % 30/63 (48%) 29/60 (48%)
1st serve points won 22 of 30 = 73% 18 of 29 = 62%
2nd serve points won 18 of 33 = 55% 13 of 31 = 42%
Total service points won 40 of 63 = 63.49% 31 of 60 = 51.67%
Aces 6 2
Double faults 2 4
Winners 16 15
Unforced errors 24 31
Net points won 4 of 5 = 80% 2 of 3 = 67%
Break points converted 4 of 5 = 80% 2 of 4 = 50%
Return points won 25 of 60 = 42% 21 of 63 = 33%
Total points won 69 54
Source Archived 2021-02-20 at the Wayback Machine

See also[edit]

Explanatory notes[edit]

  1. ^ Last direct acceptance
  2. ^ a b c d Lucky losers who lost in qualifying match in Dubai and decided to travel to Australia that was a subject into a mandatory 14-day quarantine period descending by order of the rankings of 4 January 2021.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final". Guardian. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ Pentony, Luke (11 February 2021). "Ash Barty beats Daria Gavrilova in straight sets, Sofia Kenin out of Australian Open". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Egypt's Mayar Sherif Wins First Round Australian Open Match". egyptianstreets.com.
  6. ^ "Hsieh makes tennis history in Melbourne". Taipei Times. AFP. 2021-02-15. Archived from the original on 2021-02-14.
  7. ^ "35-year-old Hsieh Su-wei makes history after unbelievable Aus Open boilovers". Fox Sports Australia. 2021-02-14. Archived from the original on 2021-02-16. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
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  9. ^ "Serena Williams Matches Incredible Grand Slam Feat. After Victory Over Aryna Sabalenka at Australian Open 2021". EssentiallySports. 2021-02-14. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  10. ^ "Seeding per WTA rulebook" (PDF). Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Dayana Yastremska". International Tennis Federation Anti-Doping. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Media Release, Tennis Anti-Doping: The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) dismisses the appeal filed by Dayana Yastremska: Provisional suspension maintained" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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