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Serena Williams defeated Jelena Janković 6–4, 7–5 in the final, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2008 US Open By winning her title, Williams regained the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2003. This was also the second US Open and third Grand Slam overall she won without losing a set during the tournament. Three of the top four seeds (with the exception of previous year's runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova) were in contention for the no. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament.

Women's Singles
2008 US Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upSerbia Jelena Janković
Final score6–4, 7–5
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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Justine Henin was the defending champion, but retired from the sport on May 14, 2008.

Notably this was the final Grand Slam in which 1998 champion and former World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport competed in the singles championship. She lost to Marion Bartoli in the third round.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Ana Ivanovic (Second round)
02.     Jelena Janković (Final)
03.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third round)
04.     Serena Williams (Champion)
05.     Elena Dementieva (Semifinals)
06.     Dinara Safina (Semifinals)
07.     Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
08.     Vera Zvonareva (Second round)
09.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
10.     Anna Chakvetadze (First round)
11.     Daniela Hantuchová (First round)
12.     Marion Bartoli (Fourth round)
13.     Ágnes Szávay (Second round)
14.     Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
15.     Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
16.     Flavia Pennetta (Quarterfinals)
17.     Alizé Cornet (Third round)
18.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
19.     Nadia Petrova (Third round)
20.     Nicole Vaidišová (Second round)
21.     Caroline Wozniacki (Fourth round)
22.     Maria Kirilenko (First round)
23.     Lindsay Davenport (Third round)
24.     Shahar Pe'er (First round)
25.     Francesca Schiavone (Second round)
26.     Anabel Medina Garrigues (Second round)
27.     Alona Bondarenko (Third round)
28.     Katarina Srebotnik (Fourth round)
29.     Sybille Bammer (Quarterfinals)
30.     Ai Sugiyama (Third round)
31.     Virginie Razzano (First round)
32.     Amélie Mauresmo (Fourth round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
16   Flavia Pennetta 2 3  
6   Dinara Safina 6 6  
6   Dinara Safina 3 2  
4   Serena Williams 6 6  
4   Serena Williams 78 79  
7   Venus Williams 6667 
4   Serena Williams 6 7  
2   Jelena Janković 4 5  
5   Elena Dementieva 6 6  
15   Patty Schnyder 2 3  
5   Elena Dementieva 4 4  
2   Jelena Janković 6 6  
29   Sybille Bammer 1 4  
2   Jelena Janković 6 6  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   A Ivanovic 6 4 6
    V Dushevina 1 6 4 1   A Ivanovic 3 6 3
Q   J Coin 7 7   Q   J Coin 6 4 6
    C Dellacqua 6664  Q   J Coin 4 4  
    K Kanepi 6 6   32   A Mauresmo 6 6  
    M Niculescu 0 3       K Kanepi 6 4 0
    N Dechy 6 3 2 32   A Mauresmo 2 6 6
32   A Mauresmo 4 6 6 32   A Mauresmo 3 0  
19   N Petrova 6 6   16   F Pennetta 6 6  
    O Sanchez 2 4   19   N Petrova 6 6  
Q   S-w Hsieh 6 6   Q   S-w Hsieh 4 2  
    E Rodina 2 4   19   N Petrova 6 4 3
    S Peng 6 6   16   F Pennetta 4 6 6
    E Daniilidou 1 0       S Peng 2 7 1
Q   S Vögele 6 2 2 16   F Pennetta 6 686
16   F Pennetta 2 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   D Hantuchová 4 2  
Q   A-L Grönefeld 6 6   Q   A-L Grönefeld 6 6  
WC   J Moore 7 7   WC   J Moore 1 3  
WC   M Oudin 6565  Q   A-L Grönefeld 6 7  
    M Domachowska 7 5 4 17   A Cornet 4 5  
    B Mattek 677 6     B Mattek 651  
    C Pin 5 0   17   A Cornet 7 6  
17   A Cornet 7 6   Q   A-L Grönefeld 5 0  
31   V Razzano 4 1   6   D Safina 7 6  
    T Bacsinszky 6 6       T Bacsinszky 6 6  
    A Kudryavtseva 6 5 3     Y-j Chan 3 2  
    Y-j Chan 4 7 6     T Bacsinszky 6 5 2
    S Cohen-Aloro 1 4   6   D Safina 3 7 6
Q   R Vinci 6 6   Q   R Vinci 4 3  
Q   K Ahn 3 4   6   D Safina 6 6  
6   D Safina 6 6  

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Williams 6 6  
    K Bondarenko 1 4   4   S Williams 6 6  
    E Vesnina 4 6 6     E Vesnina 1 1  
    J Vakulenko 6 1 2 4   S Williams 6 6  
    O Govortsova 6 6   30   A Sugiyama 2 1  
Q   S Záhlavová 3 1       O Govortsova 6 641
    A Klepač 6 3 2r 30   A Sugiyama 4 7 6
30   A Sugiyama 4 6 4 4   S Williams 6 6  
20   N Vaidišová 6 6   WC   S Brémond 2 2  
    P Cetkovská 1 2   20   N Vaidišová 5 3  
WC   S Brémond 7 6   WC   S Brémond 7 6  
    J Görges 604   WC   S Brémond 7 3 6
    M Ani 0 65      T Garbin 5 6 4
    T Garbin 6 7       T Garbin 5 6 6
WC   G Brodsky 5 3   13   Á Szávay 7 2 3
13   Á Szávay 7 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   A Radwańska 6 6  
Q   Y Shvedova 4 2   9   A Radwańska 6 7  
    T Tanasugarn 6 3 2 LL   M Duque Mariño 0 63 
LL   M Duque Mariño 0 6 6 9   A Radwańska 6 6  
Q   IR Olaru 6 6   18   D Cibulková 0 3  
    E Gallovits 0 2   Q   IR Olaru 2 2  
    J Craybas 3 64  18   D Cibulková 6 6  
18   D Cibulková 6 7   9   A Radwańska 1 3  
27   A Bondarenko 2 6 6 7   V Williams 6 6  
WC   J Jackson 6 3 2 27   A Bondarenko 6 1 6
    MJ Martínez Sánchez 3 4       S Lisicki 4 6 4
    S Lisicki 6 6   27   A Bondarenko 2 1  
Q   H Šromová 3 6 3 7   V Williams 6 6  
Q   R de los Ríos 6 2 6 Q   R de los Ríos 0 3  
    S Stosur 2 3   7   V Williams 6 6  
7   V Williams 6 6  

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   E Dementieva 6 7  
    A Amanmuradova 4 5   5   E Dementieva 6 6  
    P Parmentier 6 7       P Parmentier 2 1  
    M Erakovic 3 62  5   E Dementieva 6 6  
Q   A Glatch 2 2       A Keothavong 3 4  
    A Keothavong 6 6       A Keothavong 6 3 6
    N Llagostera Vives 5 5   25   F Schiavone 2 6 4
25   F Schiavone 7 7   5   E Dementieva 6 6  
24   S Pe'er 6 0 1     N Li 4 1  
    N Li 2 6 6     N Li 4 6 6
    J Kostanić Tošić 4 2       S Errani 6 2 0
    S Errani 6 6       N Li 6 4 6
    E Bychkova 6 6       E Makarova 1 6 2
    A Rodionova 1 3       E Bychkova 6 5 3
    E Makarova 1 6 6     E Makarova 3 7 6
10   A Chakvetadze 6 2 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   P Schnyder 6 3 6
Q   A Pivovarova 3 6 3 15   P Schnyder 6 6  
    V King 2 6 2     A Pavlyuchenkova 3 3  
    A Pavlyuchenkova 6 4 6 15   P Schnyder 7 6  
    G Dulko 4 0       M Rybáriková 644  
    M Rybáriková 6 6       M Rybáriková 6 6  
    T Paszek 6 3 6     T Paszek 1 2  
22   M Kirilenko 3 6 4 15   P Schnyder 4 6 6
28   K Srebotnik 3 6 6 28   K Srebotnik 6 3 3
    Y Wickmayer 6 0 3 28   K Srebotnik 6 6  
    L Domínguez Lino 1 2       Y Meusburger 1 3  
    Y Meusburger 6 6   28   K Srebotnik 6 616
    L Šafářová 4 6 2 3   S Kuznetsova 3 7 3
    S Cîrstea 6 4 6     S Cîrstea 631  
Q   S Zhang 4 2   3   S Kuznetsova 7 6  
3   S Kuznetsova 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   V Zvonareva 6 6  
    B Záhlavová-Strýcová 4 3   8   V Zvonareva 3 3  
    T Perebiynis 6 6       T Perebiynis 6 6  
    M Koryttseva 1 4       T Perebiynis 3 0  
    A Rezaï 6 6   29   S Bammer 6 6  
WC   A Muhammad 2 4       A Rezaï 1 5  
    A Nakamura 4 2   29   S Bammer 6 7  
29   S Bammer 6 6   29   S Bammer 7 0 6
23   L Davenport 6 6   12   M Bartoli 636 4
    A Wozniak 4 2   23   L Davenport 7 6  
    A Kleybanova 6 7       A Kleybanova 5 3  
    C Suárez Navarro 2 5   23   L Davenport 1 63 
    P Kvitová 7 4 2 12   M Bartoli 6 7  
    V Ruano Pascual 636 6     V Ruano Pascual 4 2  
    G Voskoboeva 2 3   12   M Bartoli 6 6  
12   M Bartoli 6 6  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   V Azarenka 6 6  
    K Zakopalová 2 1   14   V Azarenka 6 6  
    K Knapp 0 3       I Benešová 2 3  
    I Benešová 6 6   14   V Azarenka 4 4  
    É Loit 0 2   21   C Wozniacki 6 6  
Q   ME Camerin 6 6   Q   ME Camerin 1 2  
WC   A Rolle 2 1   21   C Wozniacki 6 6  
21   C Wozniacki 6 6   21   C Wozniacki 6 2 1
26   A Medina Garrigues 6 7   2   J Janković 3 6 6
    T Pironkova 4 5   26   A Medina Garrigues 1 4  
    J Zheng 6 6       J Zheng 6 6  
Q   S Perry 2 3       J Zheng 5 5  
    Z Yan 2 4   2   J Janković 7 7  
    S Arvidsson 6 6       S Arvidsson 3 7 5
WC   C Vandeweghe 3 1   2   J Janković 6 657
2   J Janković 6 6  

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