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2008 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Jelena Janković.

Women's Singles
2008 Australian Open
ChampionRussia Maria Sharapova
Runner-upSerbia Ana Ivanovic
Final score7–5, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Maria Sharapova, the runner-up to Williams in 2007, won in the final 7–5, 6–3, against Ana Ivanovic to win her third Grand Slam title and her first at the Australian Open. She was also the first Russian woman to win this tournament. Ivanovic lost in a Grand Slam final for the second time, though she would eventually win the French Open a few months later.

This was the first Australian Open appearance for future 2018 champion Caroline Wozniacki, she lost to Ivanovic in the fourth round.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Justine Henin (Quarterfinals)
  2.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third round)
  3.   Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  4.   Ana Ivanovic (Final)
  5.   Maria Sharapova (Champion)
  6.   Anna Chakvetadze (Third round)
  7.   Serena Williams (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Daniela Hantuchová (Semifinals)
  10.   Marion Bartoli (First round)
  11.   Elena Dementieva (Fourth round)
  12.   Nicole Vaidišová (Fourth round)
  13.   Tatiana Golovin (Second round)
  14.   Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
  15.   Patty Schnyder (Second round)
  16.   Dinara Safina (First round)
  17.   Shahar Pe'er (Third round)
  18.   Amélie Mauresmo (Third round)
  19.   Sybille Bammer (Second round)
  20.   Ágnes Szávay (First round)
  21.   Alona Bondarenko (Second round)
  22.   Lucie Šafářová (First round)
  23.   Vera Zvonareva (First round)
  24.   Li Na (Third round)
  25.   Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
  26.   Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
  27.   Maria Kirilenko (Fourth round)
  28.   Katarina Srebotnik (Third round)
  29.   Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
  30.   Virginie Razzano (Third round)
  31.   Sania Mirza (Third round)
  32.   Julia Vakulenko (First round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Justine Henin 4 0  
5   Maria Sharapova 6 6  
5   Maria Sharapova 6 6  
3   Jelena Janković 3 1  
3   Jelena Janković 6 6  
7   Serena Williams 3 4  
5   Maria Sharapova 7 6  
4   Ana Ivanovic 5 3  
8   Venus Williams 634  
4   Ana Ivanovic 77 6  
4   Ana Ivanovic 0 6 6
9   Daniela Hantuchová 6 3 4
9   Daniela Hantuchová 6 6  
29   Agnieszka Radwańska 2 2  

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   J Henin 6 6  
    A Nakamura 2 2   1   J Henin 6 7  
WC   M Adamczak 4 0       O Poutchkova 1 5  
    O Puchkova 6 6   1   J Henin 7 6  
    M Ani 6 3 2 25   F Schiavone 5 4  
    A Kerber 0 6 6     A Kerber 2 3  
    É Loit 3 65  25   F Schiavone 6 6  
25   F Schiavone 6 77   1   J Henin 6 6  
19   S Bammer 666 6 Q   S-w Hsieh 2 2  
Q   T Tanasugarn 78 4 2 19   S Bammer 2 0  
Q   S-w Hsieh 2 6 8 Q   S-w Hsieh 6 6  
    K Zakopalová 6 4 6 Q   S-w Hsieh 6 636
    K Bondarenko 642       A Rezaï 2 77 4
    A Rezaï 77 6       A Rezaï 6 3 6
    S Cohen-Aloro 1 6 3 13   T Golovin 3 6 3
13   T Golovin 6 4 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   E Dementieva 6 6  
    T Obziler 2 2   11   E Dementieva 5 6 6
    A Medina Garrigues 77 6       A Medina Garrigues 7 2 3
    P Cetkovská 610   11   E Dementieva 6 6  
WC   J Moore 6 6   17   S Pe'er 2 0  
    J Ditty 3 2   WC   J Moore 0 5  
    R Voráčová 2 6 0 17   S Pe'er 6 7  
17   S Pe'er 6 2 6 11   E Dementieva 2 0  
32   J Vakulenko 4 6 4 5   M Sharapova 6 6  
    E Vesnina 6 1 6     E Vesnina 6 6  
    J Craybas 6 6       J Craybas 2 4
    Y-j Chan 4 2     E Vesnina 3 0  
  L Davenport 6 3 7 5   M Sharapova 6 6  
    S Errani 2 6 5   L Davenport 1 3  
    J Kostanić Tošić 4 3   5   M Sharapova 6 6  
5   M Sharapova 6 6  

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   J Janković 2 6 12
    T Paszek 6 2 10 3   J Janković 6 7  
    S Dubois 673       E Gallovits 2 5  
    E Gallovits 79 6   3   J Janković 6 4 6
    F Pennetta 6 5 6 30   V Razzano 2 6 1
    D Cibulková 4 7 4     F Pennetta 2 7 3
    A Harkleroad 3 5   30   V Razzano 6 5 6
30   V Razzano 6 7   3   J Janković 77 6  
18   A Mauresmo 666 6     C Dellacqua 631  
    T Poutchek 78 0 0 18   A Mauresmo 6 77  
    Y Shvedova 6 6       Y Shvedova 4 65 
    T Malek 2 2   18   A Mauresmo 6 4 4
    C Dellacqua 4 6 8     C Dellacqua 3 6 6
    K Knapp 6 3 6     C Dellacqua 4 7 8
    L Osterloh 3 3   15   P Schnyder 6 5 6
15   P Schnyder 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   N Vaidišová 6 6  
    R Olaru 3 0   12   N Vaidišová 6 6  
    K Kanepi 645       A Molik 2 3  
    A Molik 77 7   12   N Vaidišová 6 6  
WC   M Brengle 5 2       A Sugiyama 3 4  
    T Perebiynis 7 6       T Perebiynis 4 4  
    A Sugiyama 6 1       A Sugiyama 6 6  
23   V Zvonareva 3 1r 12   N Vaidišová 3 4  
26   V Azarenka 6 7   7   S Williams 6 6  
    A Amanmuradova 2 5   26   V Azarenka 6 6  
Q   S Klösel 6 616 Q   S Klösel 1 1  
Q   J Schruff 1 77 4 26   V Azarenka 3 4  
Q   E Ivanova 6 4 2 7   S Williams 6 6  
Q   M Yuan 4 6 6 Q   M Yuan 3 1  
WC   J Gajdošová 3 3   7   S Williams 6 6  
7   S Williams 6 6  

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   V Williams 6 7  
    Z Yan 2 5   8   V Williams 7 6  
    C Pin 5 6 6     C Pin 5 4  
Q   M Niculescu 7 1 1 8   V Williams 77 6  
WC   S Ferguson 4 3   31   S Mirza 604  
Q   T Bacsinszky 6 6   Q   T Bacsinszky 1 6 5
WC   I Tulyaganova 4 2   31   S Mirza 6 4 7
31   S Mirza 6 6   8   V Williams 6 6  
24   N Li 6 4 6 Q   M Domachowska 4 4  
    S Brémond 2 6 4 24   N Li 6 6  
    ME Camerin 6 6       ME Camerin 4 3  
WC   C Wheeler 1 2   24   N Li 6 2 4
WC   M Johansson 1 1   Q   M Domachowska 2 6 6
Q   M Domachowska 6 6   Q   M Domachowska 7 1 6
    S Arvidsson 636 6     S Arvidsson 5 6 1
10   M Bartoli 77 4 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   D Safina 646 2
Q   S Lisicki 77 4 6 Q   S Lisicki 6 7  
    ME Salerni 2 3       M Koryttseva 1 5  
    M Koryttseva 6 6   Q   S Lisicki 6 4 3
    C Wozniacki 6 6       C Wozniacki 4 6 6
    G Dulko 1 1       C Wozniacki 77 6  
    A Kudryavtseva 4 64  21   A Bondarenko 641  
21   A Bondarenko 6 77       C Wozniacki 1 62 
28   K Srebotnik 4 6 9 4   A Ivanovic 6 77  
    L Domínguez Lino 6 0 7 28   K Srebotnik 6 6  
Q   A Bachmann 634       A Rodionova 4 1  
    A Rodionova 77 6   28   K Srebotnik 3 4  
    T Garbin 6 6   4   A Ivanovic 6 6  
    E Daniilidou 2 2       T Garbin 0 3  
    S Cîrstea 5 3   4   A Ivanovic 6 6  
4   A Ivanovic 7 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Chakvetadze 0    
    A Petkovic 0r   6   A Chakvetadze 6 6  
    S Peng 5 6 7 Q   A Kleybanova 3 4  
Q   A Kleybanova 7 4 9 6   A Chakvetadze 78 1 2
    A Morigami 6 6   27   M Kirilenko 666 6
    M Krajicek 2 2       A Morigami 1 1  
    M Tu 4 6 3 27   M Kirilenko 6 6  
27   M Kirilenko 6 4 6 27   M Kirilenko 6 4 4
22   L Šafářová 1 4   9   D Hantuchová 1 6 6
    C Castaño 6 6       C Castaño 2 4  
    R Vinci 4 4       V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
    V Ruano Pascual 6 6       V Ruano Pascual 2 3
    A Cornet 6 6   9   D Hantuchová 6 6  
PR   C Fernández 3 3       A Cornet 2 5  
    V King 3 5   9   D Hantuchová 6 7  
9   D Hantuchová 6 7  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   N Petrova 6 6  
    N Pratt 1 3   14   N Petrova 7 7  
PR   E Linetskaya 680       A Kremer 5 5  
    A Kremer 710 6   14   N Petrova 6 710  
    L Granville 1 4       E Makarova 1 68 
    Y Meusburger 6 6       Y Meusburger 3 1  
    E Makarova 3 6 7     E Makarova 6 6  
20   Á Szávay 6 4 5 14   N Petrova 6 5 0
29   A Radwańska 6 6   29   A Radwańska 1 7 6
    O Savchuk 0 1   29   A Radwańska 7 6  
    M Müller 5 3       P Parmentier 5 4  
    P Parmentier 7 6   29   A Radwańska 6 6  
    O Govortsova 1 1   2   S Kuznetsova 3 4  
    T Pironkova 6 6       T Pironkova 602  
    N Dechy 3 1   2   S Kuznetsova 77 6  
2   S Kuznetsova 6 6  

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