2005 US Open – Women's Singles

Kim Clijsters defeated Mary Pierce in the final, 6–3, 6–1 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2005 US Open. It was her first major singles title and first of an eventual three US Open titles.

Women's Singles
2005 US Open
ChampionBelgium Kim Clijsters
Runner-upFrance Mary Pierce
Final score6–3, 6–1
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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Svetlana Kuznetsova was the defending champion, but was defeated by Ekaterina Bychkova in the first round. Kuznetsova became the first US Open champion to lose in the first round of her title defense.[1]

This was the first major tournament in which Maria Sharapova competed as the world No. 1.[2] She was defeated in the semifinals by Clijsters. This was also the final major appearance for the former world No. 2 and 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martínez.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Maria Sharapova (semifinals)
  2.   Lindsay Davenport (quarterfinals)
  3.   Amélie Mauresmo (quarterfinals)
  4.   Kim Clijsters (champion)
  5.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (first round)
  6.   Elena Dementieva (semifinals)
  7.   Justine Henin (fourth round)
  8.   Serena Williams (fourth round)
  9.   Nadia Petrova (quarterfinals)
  10.   Venus Williams (quarterfinals)
  11.   Patty Schnyder (fourth round)
  12.   Mary Pierce (final)
  13.   Anastasia Myskina (third round)
  14.   Alicia Molik (first round)
  15.   Nathalie Dechy (fourth round)
  16.   Elena Bovina (withdrew)
  17.   Jelena Janković (third round, retired)
  18.   Ana Ivanovic (second round)
  19.   Elena Likhovtseva (fourth round)
  20.   Daniela Hantuchová (third round)
  21.   Dinara Safina (first round)
  22.   Silvia Farina Elia (first round)
  23.   Tatiana Golovin (fourth round)
  24.   Shinobu Asagoe (third round)
  25.   Francesca Schiavone (third round)
  26.   Nicole Vaidišová (fourth round)
  27.   Gisela Dulko (second round)
  28.   Flavia Pennetta (first round)
  29.   Anna Chakvetadze (third round)
  30.   Ai Sugiyama (third round)
  31.   Anna-Lena Grönefeld (third round)
  32.   Anabel Medina Garrigues (third round)
  33.   Vera Dushevina (second round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Maria Sharapova 7 4 6
9   Nadia Petrova 5 6 4
1   Maria Sharapova 2 773
4   Kim Clijsters 6 646
4   Kim Clijsters 4 7 6
10   Venus Williams 6 5 1
4   Kim Clijsters 6 6  
12   Mary Pierce 3 1  
12   Mary Pierce 6 6  
3   Amélie Mauresmo 4 1  
12   Mary Pierce 3 6 6
6   Elena Dementieva 6 2 2
6   Elena Dementieva 6 3 78
2   Lindsay Davenport 1 6 66

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   M Sharapova 6 6  
    E Daniilidou 1 1   1   M Sharapova 6 6  
    D Randraintefy 6 6       D Randraintefy 1 0  
WC   M Gambale 3 1   1   M Sharapova 6 6  
Q   A Kremer 4 6 2     J Schruff 2 4  
    L Raymond 6 3 6     L Raymond 2 3  
    J Schruff 6 3 7     J Schruff 6 6
28   F Pennetta 4 6 5 1   M Sharapova 6 6  
21   D Safina 3 7 3     S Mirza 2 1  
    ME Camerin 6 656     ME Camerin 4 6 4
    M Washington 667 4     S Mirza 6 1 6
    S Mirza 7 666     S Mirza 7 6  
    B Strýcová 3 0       M Bartoli 644  
    M Bartoli 6 6       M Bartoli 4 6 6
WC   S Perry 6 6   WC   S Perry 6 1 0
14   A Molik 4 4  

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   N Petrova 6 6  
    E Birnerová 4 4   9   N Petrova 6 6  
    M Irvin 3 3       A Nakamura 2 0  
    A Nakamura 6 6   9   N Petrova 6 7  
    N Pratt 606       L Granville 2 5  
    A Morigami 7 0 r     N Pratt 4 7 5
    L Granville 6 6       L Granville 6 5 7
22   S Farina Elia 2 1   9   N Petrova 7 7  
26   N Vaidišová 6 6   26   N Vaidišová 645  
    K Peschke 3 1   26   N Vaidišová 6 6  
    J Zheng 6 3 6     J Zheng 3 0  
    I Benešová 2 6 0 26   N Vaidišová 6 7  
Q   I Lisjak 1 6 6 Q   I Lisjak 1 62 
    É Loit 6 4 3 Q   I Lisjak 7 6  
    E Bychkova 6 6       E Bychkova 5 1  
5   S Kuznetsova 3 2  

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   K Clijsters 6 6  
Q   M Müller 1 2   4   K Clijsters 7 6  
WC   A Harkleroad 0 0 r     F Zuluaga 5 0  
    F Zuluaga 6 3   4   K Clijsters 6 6  
    M Paštiková 3 77 6 30   A Sugiyama 1 4  
PR   R Grande 6 653     M Paštiková 6 4 4
    A Bondarenko 7 4 3 30   A Sugiyama 2 6 6
30   A Sugiyama 5 6 6 4   K Clijsters 6 6  
18   A Ivanovic 7 6       M Vento-Kabchi 1 0  
    L Lee-Waters 653   18   A Ivanovic 6 5 1
    S Mamić 6 3 3     M Vento-Kabchi 3 7 6
    M Vento-Kabchi 1 6 6     M Vento-Kabchi 7 4 6
    M Domachowska 5 5       S Pe'er 5 6 3
    S Pe'er 7 7       S Pe'er 7 3 6
Q   T Dabek 1 2   33   V Dushevina 5 6 3
33   V Dushevina 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   V Williams 6 6  
    R Fujiwara 3 1   10   V Williams 6 6  
    L Pous Tió 2 3       M Kirilenko 1 3  
    M Kirilenko 6 6   10   V Williams 6 6  
Q   ME Salerni 6 3 7 20   D Hantuchová 3 3  
WC   J Kirkland 4 6 60Q   ME Salerni 1 0  
    C Pin 3 1   20   D Hantuchová 6 6  
20   D Hantuchová 6 6   10   V Williams 7 6  
25   F Schiavone 6 7   8   S Williams 652  
    J Kostanić 2 5   25   F Schiavone 6 6  
    S Peng 6 642 Q   E Laine 2 2  
Q   E Laine 3 7 6 25   F Schiavone 3 4  
    A Jidkova 4 3   8   S Williams 6 6  
    C Castaño 6 6       C Castaño 2 2  
Q   Y-j Chan 1 3   8   S Williams 6 6  
8   S Williams 6 6  

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
    Z Ondrášková 3 0   7   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
LL   M Sánchez Lorenzo 7 7   LL   M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 4  
WC   A Haynes 5 66  7   J Henin-Hardenne 6 7  
    Y-j Cho 6 2 6     Y-j Cho 0 64 
    A Parra Santonja 4 6 4     Y-j Cho 6 6  
Q   S Foretz 3 2   27   G Dulko 4 3  
27   G Dulko 6 6   7   J Henin-Hardenne 3 4  
17   J Janković 7 6   12   M Pierce 6 6  
    D Chládková 5 3   17   J Janković 6 6  
    Y Fedak 4 3   WC   A Glatch 2 0  
WC   A Glatch 6 6   17   J Janković 3 0 r
    K Srebotnik 6 6   12   M Pierce 6 3  
Q   S-w Hsieh 0 2       K Srebotnik 3 2  
    M Santangelo 2 4   12   M Pierce 6 6  
12   M Pierce 6 6  

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   A Myskina 6 6  
    T Tanasugarn 3 1   13   A Myskina 6 6  
    A Frazier 6 7       A Frazier 3 2  
WC   C Gullickson 4 5   13   A Myskina 6 3 66
LL   E Gagliardi 1 3   19   E Likhovtseva 0 6 7
    M Maleeva 6 6       M Maleeva 2 1  
    T Garbin 4 1   19   E Likhovtseva 6 6  
19   E Likhovtseva 6 6   19   E Likhovtseva 1 4  
31   A-L Grönefeld 6 6   3   A Mauresmo 6 6  
    K Brandi 2 3   31   A-L Grönefeld 3 6 6
    V Razzano 7 6       V Razzano 6 3 4
    A Spears 663   31   A-L Grönefeld 5 3  
    S Karatantcheva 2 7 7 3   A Mauresmo 7 6  
    M Shaughnessy 6 5 5     S Karatantcheva 0 1  
    R Vinci 3 2   3   A Mauresmo 6 6  
3   A Mauresmo 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   E Dementieva 7 6  
    L Šafářová 5 3   6   E Dementieva 7 6  
    M Díaz Oliva 6 6       M Díaz Oliva 5 1  
WC   B Mattek 4 3   6   E Dementieva 6 4 7
    J Craybas 6 2 7 29   A Chakvetadze 1 6 65
    J Jackson 4 6 5     J Craybas 0 2  
Q   V Kutuzova 3 6 5 29   A Chakvetadze 6 6  
29   A Chakvetadze 6 3 7 6   E Dementieva 6 6
24   S Asagoe 6 6   11   P Schnyder 4 3
    S Cohen-Aloro 1 4   24   S Asagoe 6 6  
    N Llagostera Vives 6 4 4     E Linetskaia 4 4  
    E Linetskaia 3 6 6 24   S Asagoe 1 3  
    M Suchá 4 6 7 11   P Schnyder 6 6  
Q   S Bammer 6 4 5     M Suchá 3 6 2
    C Martínez 6 4 2 11   P Schnyder 6 2 6
11   P Schnyder 4 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   N Dechy 6 7  
    S Beltrame 4 5   15   N Dechy 6 6  
    K Koukalová 3 6 1 Q   V King 1 1  
Q   V King 6 3 6 15   N Dechy 7 2 6
    A Smashnova 6 6   23   T Golovin 5 6 2
Q   S Klösel 3 3       A Smashova 4 66 
Q   V Ruano Pascual 3 6 6523   T Golovin 6 7  
23   T Golovin 6 2 7 15   N Dechy 0 3  
32   A Medina Garrigues 6 6   2   L Davenport 6 6  
    K Šprem 2 3   32   A Medina Garrigues 6 7  
Q   T Sun 6 7   Q   T Sun 4 5  
    S Stosur 3 64  32   A Medina Garrigues 3 2  
    A Serra Zanetti 6 3 4 2   L Davenport 6 6  
Q   P Parmentier 2 6 6 Q   P Parmentier 1 1  
    N Li 4 4   2   L Davenport 6 6  
2   L Davenport 6 6  

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Clijsters   Pierce
1st serve % 33/47 (70%) 33/49 (67%)
1st serve points won 27 of 33 = 82% 17 of 33 = 52%
2nd serve points won 5 of 14 = 36% 6 of 16 = 38%
Total service points won 32 of 47 = 68.09% 23 of 49 = 46.94%
Aces 5 1
Double faults 2 1
Winners 10 6
Unforced errors 10 19
Net points won 4 of 4 = 100% 9 of 15 = 60%
Break points converted 5 of 11 = 45% 1 of 4 = 25%
Return points won 26 of 49 = 53% 15 of 47 = 32%
Total points won 58 38
Source

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champion Kuznetsova crashes out". BBC News. 2005-08-29. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  2. ^ Sharapova claims world number one ranking - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

External linksEdit