2005 Australian Open – Women's singles

Serena Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport in the final, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2005 Australian Open. It was her second Australian Open singles title and her seventh major singles title overall. Williams saved three match points in her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova.

Women's singles
2005 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upUnited States Lindsay Davenport
Final score2–6, 6–3, 6–0
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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Justine Henin-Hardenne was the defending champion, but she could not compete this year due to a knee injury.

This event marked the first major appearances for future world No. 1 and major champion Ana Ivanovic and two-time major champion Li Na. Both reached the third round before losing to Amélie Mauresmo and Sharapova, respectively.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Lindsay Davenport (final)
  2.   Amélie Mauresmo (quarterfinals)
  3.   Anastasia Myskina (fourth round)
  4.   Maria Sharapova (semifinals)
  5.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (quarterfinals)
  6.   Elena Dementieva (fourth round)
  7.   Serena Williams (champion)
  8.   Venus Williams (fourth round)
  9.   Vera Zvonareva (second round)
  10.   Alicia Molik (quarterfinals)
  11.   Nadia Petrova (fourth round)
  12.   Patty Schnyder (quarterfinals)
  13.   Karolina Šprem (fourth round)
  14.   Francesca Schiavone (third round)
  15.   Silvia Farina Elia (fourth round)
  16.   Ai Sugiyama (first round)
  17.   Fabiola Zuluaga (second round)
  18.   Elena Likhovtseva (third round)
  19.   Nathalie Dechy (semifinals)
  20.   Tatiana Golovin (second round)
  21.   Amy Frazier (third round)
  22.   Magdalena Maleeva (third round)
  23.   Jelena Janković (second round)
  24.   Mary Pierce (first round)
  25.   Lisa Raymond (third Round, withdrew)
  26.   Daniela Hantuchová (third round)
  27.   Anna Smashnova (third round)
  28.   Shinobu Asagoe (second round)
  29.   Gisela Dulko (second round)
  30.   Flavia Pennetta (first round)
  31.   Jelena Kostanić (second round)
  32.   Iveta Benešová (first round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Lindsay Davenport 6 4 9
10   Alicia Molik 4 6 7
1   Lindsay Davenport 2 77 6
19   Nathalie Dechy 6 654
19   Nathalie Dechy 5 6 7
12   Patty Schnyder 7 1 5
1   Lindsay Davenport 6 3 0
7   Serena Williams 2 6 6
5   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6 2 2
4   Maria Sharapova 4 6 6
4   Maria Sharapova 6 5 6
7   Serena Williams 2 7 8
7   Serena Williams 6 6
2   Amélie Mauresmo 2 2

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   L Davenport 6 6
  C Martínez 1 0 1   L Davenport 2 6 6
  M Paštiková 6 6   M Paštiková 6 2 2
  A Kremer 4 4 1   L Davenport 6 6
  M Vento-Kabchi 77 4 2   N Vaidišová 2 4
  N Vaidišová 646 6   N Vaidišová 6 7
WC   C Dellacqua 6 2 2 31   J Kostanić 0 5
31   J Kostanić 3 6 6 1   L Davenport 6 6
18   E Likhovtseva 6 6 13   K Šprem 2 2
  S Mamić 3 3 18   E Likhovtseva 6 2 6
WC   E Dominikovic 656 6 WC   E Dominikovic 3 6 3
  M Santangelo 77 4 3 18   E Likhovtseva 4 3
  M Weingärtner 5 65 13   K Šprem 6 6
  T Garbin 7 77   T Garbin 6562
WC   M Adamczak 2 3 13   K Šprem 77 77
13   K Šprem 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   A Molik 6 6
  A Medina Garrigues 1 3 10   A Molik 6 6
Q   A Haynes 3 4 Q   A Nakamura 2 4
Q   A Nakamura 6 6 10   A Molik 6 6
  A Serra Zanetti 6 2 1   T Panova 3 2
  T Panova 4 6 6   T Panova 3 6 6
  N Pratt 1 3 23   J Janković 6 4 2
23   J Janković 6 6 10   A Molik 7 77
27   A Smashnova 4 6 6 8   V Williams 5 63
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 0 0 27   A Smashnova 6 6
  B Strýcová 0 2   T Tanasugarn 2 2
  T Tanasugarn 6 6 27   A Smashnova 3 0
  S Peng 6 6 8   V Williams 6 6
  ME Camerin 1 2   S Peng 3 1
  E Daniilidou 1 5 8   V Williams 6 6
8   V Williams 6 7

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   A Myskina 6 6
  K Peschke 1 4 3   A Myskina 6 6
  É Loit 6114   T Obziler 4 2
  T Obziler 713 6 3   A Myskina w/o
Q   M Tu 3 3 25   L Raymond
  K Koukalová 6 6   K Koukalová 0 1
Q   A Yakimova 0 1 25   L Raymond 6 6
25   L Raymond 6 6 3   A Myskina 4 2
19   N Dechy 6 6 19   N Dechy 6 6
  E Gagliardi 4 3 19   N Dechy 6277 6
  C Castaño 2 3   M Washington 77 622
  M Washington 6 6 19   N Dechy 6 6
WC   C Rousseau 6 4 5 14   F Schiavone 3 3
  T Perebiynis 1 6 7   T Perebiynis 6 3 0
  M Marrero 3 2 14   F Schiavone 2 6 6
14   F Schiavone 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   P Schnyder 6 6
  Y Fedak 1 1 12   P Schnyder 3 6 6
  S Foretz 2 1 Q   M Krajicek 6 3 4
Q   M Krajicek 6 6 12   P Schnyder 77 6
  M Shaughnessy 6 2 2   A Spears 643
  A Spears 1 6 6   A Spears 7 6
  Ľ Cervanová 3 5 20   T Golovin 5 1
20   T Golovin 6 7 12   P Schnyder 6677 6
26   D Hantuchová 6 7 6   E Dementieva 78 642
  A Morigami 4 5 26   D Hantuchová 6 6
  B Schett 6 1 6   B Schett 4 0
WC   T Welford 3 6 2 26   D Hantuchová 5 7 4
  A Chakvetadze 6 6 6   E Dementieva 7 5 6
  A Parra Santonja 3 2   A Chakvetadze 2 1
  A Bondarenko 3 3 6   E Dementieva 6 6
6   E Dementieva 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   S Kuznetsova 6 6
Q   J Kirkland 1 1 5   S Kuznetsova 6 6
  C Schaul 1 3   M Bartoli 2 0
  M Bartoli 6 6 5   S Kuznetsova 6 77
  M Díaz Oliva 6 6   M Díaz Oliva 3 65
  S Obata 3 4   M Díaz Oliva 77 7
  K Brandi 3 6 3 29   G Dulko 625
29   G Dulko 6 3 6 5   S Kuznetsova 6 6
17   F Zuluaga 6 7   V Dushevina 4 2
  S Sfar 3 5 17   F Zuluaga 2 62
  A-L Grönefeld 6 6   A-L Grönefeld 6 77
  S Beltrame 1 3   A-L Grönefeld 5 4
  J Craybas 6 624   V Dushevina 7 6
  V Dushevina 3 77 6   V Dushevina 6 6
Q   N Liu 4 2 9   V Zvonareva 3 3
9   V Zvonareva 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   S Farina Elia 6 6
  J Schruff 3 4 15   S Farina Elia 6 77
  M Domachowska 6 3 6   M Domachowska 3 65
Q   T Li 1 6 0 15   S Farina Elia 6 6
Q   E Baltacha 5 6 6 Q   E Baltacha 1 0
  K Srebotnik 7 4 4 Q   E Baltacha 2 6 6
  S Cohen-Aloro 6 6   S Cohen-Aloro 6 3 1
24   M Pierce 2 2 15   S Farina Elia 6 1 2
28   S Asagoe 6 6 4   M Sharapova 4 6 6
  A Barna 4 2 28   S Asagoe 3 4
  N Li 6 4 6   N Li 6 6
  L Granville 2 6 2   N Li 0 2
Q   Z Gubacsi 3 5 4   M Sharapova 6 6
  L Lee-Waters 6 7   L Lee-Waters 6 0 3
Q   S Karatantcheva 3 1 4   M Sharapova 4 6 6
4   M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   S Williams 6 6
  C Pin 1 1 7   S Williams 6 6
  D Randriantefy 6 6   D Randriantefy 3 0
Q   Z Ondrášková 1 1 7   S Williams 6 6
WC   S Mirza 3 6 6 WC   S Mirza 1 4
WC   C Watson 6 3 0 WC   S Mirza 6 6
  P Mandula 3 6 6   P Mandula 2 1
30   F Pennetta 6 1 3 7   S Williams 6 3 6
22   M Maleeva 6 6 11   N Petrova 1 6 3
  M Serna 1 1 22   M Maleeva 6 7
  V Ruano Pascual 6 1 4   A Jidkova 4 5
  A Jidkova 4 6 6 22   M Maleeva 4 4
  N Llagostera Vives 6 664 11   N Petrova 6 6
WC   S Ferguson 2 78 6 WC   S Ferguson 6 0 1
  V Razzano 1 2 11   N Petrova 4 6 6
11   N Petrova 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   A Sugiyama 5 4
  M Suchá 7 6   M Suchá 0 2
  Ľ Kurhajcová 4 1   E Linetskaia 6 6
  E Linetskaia 6 6   E Linetskaia 6 6
  D Chládková 77 6 21   A Frazier 3 4
  S Talaja 632   D Chládková 1 6 2
  M Irvin 7 6 21   A Frazier 6 3 6
21   A Frazier 5 1   E Linetskaia 2 4
32   I Benešová 6 644 2   A Mauresmo 6 6
  A Ivanovic 3 77 6   A Ivanovic 6 6
  M Kirilenko 5 6 6   M Kirilenko 1 1
  A Kapros 7 2 4   A Ivanovic 2 5
  J Zheng 5 6 4 2   A Mauresmo 6 7
  D Safina 7 3 6   D Safina 6 1 0
  S Stosur 2 3 2   A Mauresmo 2 6 6
2   A Mauresmo 6 6

Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

QualifiersEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   S. Williams   Davenport
1st serve % 50/84 (60%) 43/68 (63%)
1st serve points won 38 of 50 = 76% 30 of 43 = 70%
2nd serve points won 16 of 34 = 47% 8 of 25 = 32%
Total service points won 54 of 84 = 64.29% 38 of 68 = 55.88%
Aces 12 7
Double faults 5 8
Winners 38 30
Unforced errors 21 25
Net points won 4 of 8 = 50% 7 of 10 = 70%
Break points converted 4 of 8 = 50% 2 of 8 = 25%
Return points won 30 of 68 = 44% 30 of 84 = 36%
Total points won 84 68
Source

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