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2004 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Maria Sharapova defeated the two-time defending champion Serena Williams in the final, 6–1, 6–4 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships.[1] This victory was hailed by the media as "the most stunning upset in memory".[2]

Women's Singles
2004 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionRussia Maria Sharapova
Runner-upUnited States Serena Williams
Final score6–1, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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With this win, Sharapova, who was to become a future world No. 1, entered the top ten for the first time in her career. She also became the third-youngest woman to win Wimbledon (behind Lottie Dod and Martina Hingis)[3] and the second Russian woman (after Anastasia Myskina won the French Open earlier that year) to win a Grand Slam title.[4]

Serena Williams was attempting to become the first player to win the women's singles tournament three consecutive times since Steffi Graf was champion in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

Venus Williams, who had appeared in the previous four Wimbledon finals, winning in 2000 and 2001, suffered her earliest exit from Wimbledon since her debut, being upset in the second round by Karolina Šprem.[5]

This was also the last Grand Slam singles tournament that former world No. 1 Martina Navratilova competed in; having been awarded a wild card, she won her first round match and became, at age 47, the oldest player in the Open Era to win a main draw match at Wimbledon.[6]

SeedsEdit

01.     Serena Williams (Final)
02.     Anastasia Myskina (Third round)
03.     Venus Williams (Second round)
04.     Amélie Mauresmo (Semifinals)
05.     Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
06.     Elena Dementieva (First round)
07.     Jennifer Capriati (Quarterfinals)
08.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round)
09.     Paola Suárez (Quarterfinals)
10.     Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
11.     Ai Sugiyama (Quarterfinals)
12.     Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
13.     Maria Sharapova (Champion)
14.     Silvia Farina Elia (Fourth round)
15.     Patty Schnyder (Second round)
16.     Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (First round)
17.     Chanda Rubin (First round)
18.     Francesca Schiavone (Second round)
19.     Fabiola Zuluaga (First round)
20.     Elena Bovina (Second round)
21.     Magdalena Maleeva (Fourth round)
22.     Conchita Martínez (First round)
23.     Jelena Dokić (First round)
24.     Mary Pierce (First round)
25.     Nathalie Dechy (Third round)
26.     Lisa Raymond (Second round)
27.     Alicia Molik (Third round)
28.     Émilie Loit (First round)
29.     Dinara Safina (First round)
30.     Eleni Daniilidou (First round)
31.     Amy Frazier (Fourth round)
32.     Meghann Shaughnessy (Third round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Serena Williams 6 6
7   Jennifer Capriati 1 1
1   Serena Williams 647 6
4   Amélie Mauresmo 77 5 4
4   Amélie Mauresmo 6 5 6
9   Paola Suárez 0 7 1
1   Serena Williams 1 4
13   Maria Sharapova 6 6
5   Lindsay Davenport 6 6
  Karolina Šprem 2 2
5   Lindsay Davenport 6 651
13   Maria Sharapova 2 77 6
11   Ai Sugiyama 7 5 1
13   Maria Sharapova 5 7 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Williams 6 6
  J Zheng 3 1 1   S Williams 6 6
Q   S Foretz 6 6 Q   S Foretz 0 4
  S Cohen-Aloro 1 3 1   S Williams 6 6
  L Lee-Waters 6 3 3   M Serna 4 0
WC   J O'Donoghue 2 6 6 WC   J O'Donoghue 3 3
  M Serna 6 6   M Serna 6 6
30   E Daniilidou 4 2 1   S Williams 6 6
18   F Schiavone 3 77 6   T Golovin 2 1
  M Casanova 6 643 18   F Schiavone 1 0
  T Golovin 6 77   T Golovin 6 6
  A Jidkova 4 64   T Golovin 6 2 6
  E Gagliardi 3   E Gagliardi 3 6 3
  T Snyder 3r   E Gagliardi 2 77 6
  A Morigami 4 1 15/WC   P Schnyder 6 642
15/WC   P Schnyder 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   N Petrova 6 2 6
  F Pennetta 3 6 4 10   N Petrova 6 3 6
  M Suchá 1 0   M Vento-Kabchi 3 6 2
  M Vento-Kabchi 6 6 10   N Petrova 77 6
  T Perebiynis 6 6   T Perebiynis 652
Q   C Wheeler 3 2   T Perebiynis 6 7
  M Sequera 6 78   M Sequera 2 5
22   C Martínez 4 66 10   N Petrova 4 4
25   N Dechy 6 6 7   J Capriati 6 6
  A Medina Garrigues 3 4 25   N Dechy 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6   M Sánchez Lorenzo 1 1
WC   K O'Brien 4 4 25   N Dechy 5 1
  M Marrero 1 3 7   J Capriati 7 6
WC   E Baltacha 6 6 WC   E Baltacha 4 4
  C Schaul 2 2 7   J Capriati 6 6
7   J Capriati 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   A Mauresmo 6 6
  J Kostanić 2 3 4   A Mauresmo 6 6
  J Vakulenko 652 Q   J Hopkins 3 3
Q   J Hopkins 77 6 4   A Mauresmo 6 6
  B Schett 6 4 4   Ľ Cervanová 1 4
  Ľ Cervanová 3 6 6   Ľ Cervanová 6 6
  S Asagoe 3 64 26   L Raymond 4 3
26   L Raymond 6 77 4   A Mauresmo 7 6
24   M Pierce 2 5 14   S Farina Elia 5 3
  V Ruano Pascual 6 7   V Ruano Pascual 6 6
  L Krasnoroutskaya 6 4 3   H Nagyová 4 4
  H Nagyová 3 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 4 5
  B Strýcová 3 4 14   S Farina Elia 2 6 7
  S Talaja 6 6   S Talaja 3 3
  S Peng 0 4 14   S Farina Elia 6 6
14   S Farina Elia 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   P Suárez 6 6
  S Perry 2 4 9   P Suárez 6 6
  A Harkleroad 3 7 4   E Callens 2 2
  E Callens 6 5 6 9   P Suárez 6 4 6
Q   T Sun 2 6 6 PR   A Kremer 1 6 0
  T Garbin 6 0 2 Q   T Sun 3 5
PR   A Kremer 6 6 PR   A Kremer 6 7
19   F Zuluaga 4 3 9   P Suárez 4 6 6
29   D Safina 0 0r   R Grande 6 0 2
  A Parra Santonja 6 2   A Parra Santonja 7 2 3
  R Grande 7 7   R Grande 5 6 6
  M Santangelo 5 5   R Grande 6 4 6
  G León García 2 2 Q   V Razzano 4 6 3
  E Likhovtseva 6 6   E Likhovtseva 1 2
Q   V Razzano 77 3 6 Q   V Razzano 6 6
8   S Kuznetsova 646 4

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   L Davenport 6 6
  D Randriantefy 2 1 5   L Davenport 6 1
  K Brandi 6 6   K Brandi 0 0r
  I Benešová 2 0 5   L Davenport 6 6
Q   A Widjaja 2 1 Q   T Panova 2 1
Q   M Washington 6 6 Q   M Washington 3 4
Q   T Panova 6 6 Q   T Panova 6 6
28   É Loit 1 2 5   L Davenport 6 6
23   J Dokić 3 3 12   V Zvonareva 4 4
  G Dulko 6 6   G Dulko 3 6 6
  C Castaño 0 1 WC   M Navratilova 6 3 3
WC   M Navratilova 6 6   G Dulko 4 2
  S Obata 4 6 7 12   V Zvonareva 6 6
Q   E Birnerová 6 4 5   S Obata 1 4
  S Stosur 4 4 12   V Zvonareva 6 6
12   V Zvonareva 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   A Smashnova-Pistolesi 4 3
  K Srebotnik 6 6   K Srebotnik 650
  M Weingärtner 3 1   D Chládková 77 6
  D Chládková 6 6   D Chládková 5 3
  J Craybas 6 6 21   M Maleeva 7 6
  C Black 4 3   J Craybas 2 3
  V Dushevina 1 5 21   M Maleeva 6 6
21   M Maleeva 6 7 21   M Maleeva 4 4
32   M Shaughnessy 77 77   K Šprem 6 6
  M Irvin 6360 32   M Shaughnessy 6 4 10
  P Mandula 3 3 Q   N Llagostera Vives 4 6 8
Q   N Llagostera Vives 6 6 32   M Shaughnessy 6562
  K Šprem 2 6 6   K Šprem 77 77
  L Granville 6 1 4   K Šprem 77 78
  M-G Mikaelian 3 0 3   V Williams 6566
3   V Williams 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   E Dementieva 4 6 4
  S Kleinová 6 1 6   S Kleinová 3 3
  A-L Grönefeld 2 0   T Tanasugarn 6 6
  T Tanasugarn 6 6   T Tanasugarn 6 6
  T Pisnik 6 1 5 27   A Molik 2 4
  T Ashley 2 6 7   T Ashley 5 4
  M Czink 1 4 27   A Molik 7 6
27   A Molik 6 6   T Tanasugarn 3 5
17   C Rubin 653 11   A Sugiyama 6 7
  M Bartoli 77 6   M Bartoli 6 6
  ME Camerin 7 6   ME Camerin 3 3
  A Barna 5 2   M Bartoli 1 2
  J Janković 6 1 4 11   A Sugiyama 6 6
  K Koukalová 3 6 6   K Koukalová 4 4
WC   A Janes 6 2 3 11   A Sugiyama 6 6
11   A Sugiyama 3 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   M Sharapova 6 6
Q   Y Beygelzimer 2 1 13   M Sharapova 6 6
WC   A Keothavong 6 6 WC   A Keothavong 4 0
  N Pratt 3 1 13   M Sharapova 6 6
  D Hantuchová 6 6   D Hantuchová 3 1
  S Reeves 1 4   D Hantuchová
Q   E Gallovits 1 2 20   E Bovina w/o
20   E Bovina 6 6 13   M Sharapova 6 7
31   A Frazier 6 6 31   A Frazier 4 5
  M Kirilenko 1 4 31   A Frazier 6 3 8
WC   E Webley-Smith 77 6 WC   E Webley-Smith 2 6 6
  S Beltrame 624 31   A Frazier 4 6 6
  M Jugić-Salkić 4 6 3 2   A Myskina 6 4 4
  A Kapros 6 2 6   A Kapros 7 2 4
  Ľ Kurhajcová 5 1 2   A Myskina 5 6 6
2   A Myskina 7 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Liz Clarke (April 7, 2004). "Sharapova Wins Wimbledon After Improbable Journey". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "Sharapova storms to Wimbledon glory". BBC Sport. 3 July 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Sensational Sharapova is a Russian revelation". The Guardian. 4 July 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ Cheese, Caroline (24 June 2004). "Venus makes shock exit". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 2 June 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Navratilova rolls back the years in quick time". The Guardian. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

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