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2011 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Kim Clijsters won her first Australian Open title and her fourth (and last) Grand Slam overall by beating Li Na 3–6, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2011 Australian Open. Li became the first Asian player to make the final of a Grand Slam in singles. Though she lost in the final, she would go on to win the French Open a few months later. Serena Williams was the two-time defending champion, but a foot injury during the middle of the 2010 season prevented her defending the title.

Women's Singles
2011 Australian Open
ChampionBelgium Kim Clijsters
Runner-upChina Li Na
Final score3–6, 6–3, 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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The fourth round match between Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone, which lasted 4 hours and 44 minutes, was the longest women's singles match in Grand Slam, with Schiavone winning it in the third set, 16–14.

Notably this was the last Grand Slam that two former world No. 1 players Justine Henin and Dinara Safina would ever play, being forced into Henin's second retirement due to an elbow injury and Safina's back injury.[1]

This was also the first Grand Slam that Caroline Wozniacki competed as the World No. 1; she lost to Li in the semifinals.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Caroline Wozniacki (Semifinals)
02.     Vera Zvonareva (Semifinals)
03.     Kim Clijsters (Champion)
04.     Venus Williams (Third round, retired because of a hip injury)
05.     Samantha Stosur (Third round)
06.     Francesca Schiavone (Quarterfinals)
07.     Jelena Janković (Second round)
08.     Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
09.     Li Na (Final)
10.     Shahar Pe'er (Third round)
11.     Justine Henin (Third round)
12.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
13.     Nadia Petrova (Third round)
14.     Maria Sharapova (Fourth round)
15.     Marion Bartoli (Second round)
16.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Third round)
17.     Aravane Rezaï (First round)
18.     Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
19.     Ana Ivanovic (First round)
20.     Kaia Kanepi (Second round)
21.     Yanina Wickmayer (Second round)
22.     Flavia Pennetta (Fourth round)
23.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
24.     Alisa Kleybanova (Second round)
25.     Petra Kvitová (Quarterfinals)
26.     María José Martínez Sánchez (Second round)
27.     Alexandra Dulgheru (First round)
28.     Daniela Hantuchová (First round)
29.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
30.     Andrea Petkovic (Quarterfinals)
31.     Lucie Šafářová (Third round)
32.     Tsvetana Pironkova (Second round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Caroline Wozniacki 3 6 6
6   Francesca Schiavone 6 3 3
1   Caroline Wozniacki 6 5 3
9   Li Na 3 7 6
30   Andrea Petkovic 2 4  
9   Li Na 6 6  
9   Li Na 6 3 3
3   Kim Clijsters 3 6 6
12   Agnieszka Radwańska 3 64 
3   Kim Clijsters 6 77  
3   Kim Clijsters 6 6  
2   Vera Zvonareva 3 3  
25   Petra Kvitová 2 4  
2   Vera Zvonareva 6 6  

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
    G Dulko 3 4   1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
    T Paszek 77 0 3     V King 1 0  
    V King 646 6 1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
    L Hradecká 4 5   29   D Cibulková 4 3  
    A Brianti 6 7       A Brianti 1 6 2
    A Kerber 2 77 4 29   D Cibulková 6 4 6
29   D Cibulková 6 646 1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
21   Y Wickmayer 6 2 6     A Sevastova 3 4  
    J Groth 3 6 4 21   Y Wickmayer 4 2  
    P Hercog 4 65      A Sevastova 6 6  
    A Sevastova 6 77       A Sevastova 6 6  
Q   V Manasieva 7 6   Q   V Manasieva 1 3  
    L Pous Tió 5 2   Q   V Manasieva 3 6 6
    T Garbin 0 0   15   M Bartoli 6 3 0
15   M Bartoli 6 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   J Henin 5 6 6
Q   S Mirza 7 3 1 11   J Henin 6 6  
Q   J Hampton 6 4 5     E Baltacha 1 3  
    E Baltacha 3 6 7 11   J Henin 4 68 
    B Mattek-Sands 1 6 5 23   S Kuznetsova 6 710  
Q   A Rus 6 3 7 Q   A Rus 1 4  
    A Riske 3 2   23   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
23   S Kuznetsova 6 6   23   S Kuznetsova 4 6 14
32   T Pironkova 6 3 6 6   F Schiavone 6 1 16
    P Parmentier 4 6 3 32   T Pironkova 4 1  
    T Bacsinszky 0 3       M Niculescu 6 6  
    M Niculescu 6 6       M Niculescu 0 62 
    R Marino 6 4 6 6   F Schiavone 6 77  
    J Namigata 2 6 3     R Marino 3 7 7
    A Parra Santonja 77 2 4 6   F Schiavone 6 5 9
6   F Schiavone 646 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   V Williams 6 6  
    S Errani 3 2   4   V Williams 666 6
    S Záhlavová 6 6       S Záhlavová 78 0 4
    R Voráčová 1 3   4   V Williams 0r  
Q   A Keothavong 7 6   30   A Petkovic 1    
Q   Ar Rodionova 5 4   Q   A Keothavong 6 5 0
    J Craybas 1 2   30   A Petkovic 2 7 6
30   A Petkovic 6 6   30   A Petkovic 6 6  
20   K Kanepi 2 6 6 14   M Sharapova 2 3  
    M Rybáriková 6 4 3 20   K Kanepi 4 6 4
    J Görges 6 4 6     J Görges 6 3 6
    E Gallovits-Hall 3 6 3     J Görges 6 4 4
    E Vesnina 6 3 3 14   M Sharapova 4 6 6
    V Razzano 4 6 6     V Razzano 633  
    T Tanasugarn 1 3   14   M Sharapova 77 6  
14   M Sharapova 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   N Li 6 7  
    S Arvidsson 1 5   9   N Li 6 6  
    E Rodina 6 6       E Rodina 3 2  
WC   O Rogowska 3 1   9   N Li 6 6  
    Z Ondrášková 3 2       B Záhlavová-Strýcová 2 1  
WC   J Dokić 6 6   WC   J Dokić 631  
    B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 3 7     B Záhlavová-Strýcová 77 6  
17   A Rezaï 0 6 5 9   N Li 6 6  
28   D Hantuchová 636 7 8   V Azarenka 3 3  
    R Kulikova 77 3 9     R Kulikova 4 6 5
    K Šprem 6 4 2     C Scheepers 6 4 7
    C Scheepers 4 6 6     C Scheepers 3 3  
    P Mayr-Achleitner 5 4   8   V Azarenka 6 6  
    A Hlaváčková 7 6       A Hlaváčková 4 4  
Q   K Wörle 0 2   8   V Azarenka 6 6  
8   V Azarenka 6 6  

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   J Janković 6 77  
    A Kudryavtseva 0 65  7   J Janković 633  
    K Bondarenko 6 3 6     S Peng 77 6  
    S Peng 2 6 8     S Peng 6 3 6
WC   C Garcia 7 4 6     A Morita 1 6 3
    V Lepchenko 5 6 3 WC   C Garcia 4 4  
    A Morita 6 6       A Morita 6 6  
27   A Dulgheru 4 4       S Peng 5 6 5
24   A Kleybanova 6 6   12   A Radwańska 7 3 7
Q   I Falconi 1 0   24   A Kleybanova 4 62 
Q   A Kremer 3 6 2     S Halep 6 77  
    S Halep 6 3 6     S Halep 1 2  
WC   S Ferguson 666 3 12   A Radwańska 6 6  
Q   P Martić 78 0 6 Q   P Martić 3 4  
    K Date-Krumm 4 6 5 12   A Radwańska 6 6  
12   A Radwańska 6 4 7

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   N Petrova 6 6  
    K Pervak 2 1   13   N Petrova 6 6  
WC   A Molik 1 6 8 WC   A Molik 4 1  
    R Vinci 6 3 6 13   N Petrova 2 6 6
    P Schnyder 2 3       E Makarova 6 3 8
Q   L Tsurenko 6 6   Q   L Tsurenko 661  
    E Makarova 3 6 10     E Makarova 78 6  
19   A Ivanovic 6 4 8     E Makarova 632  
26   MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 4 6 3   K Clijsters 77 6  
    G Arn 3 6 2 26   MJ Martínez Sánchez 5 1  
Q   C Vandeweghe 2 1       A Cornet 7 6  
    A Cornet 6 6       A Cornet 633  
    C McHale 6 3 4 3   K Clijsters 77 6  
    C Suárez Navarro 4 6 6     C Suárez Navarro 1 3  
    D Safina 0 0   3   K Clijsters 6 6  
3   K Clijsters 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   S Stosur 6 6  
WC   L Davis 1 1   5   S Stosur 6 6  
    ME Camerin 3 6 1     V Dushevina 3 2  
    V Dushevina 6 3 6 5   S Stosur 653  
    O Govortsova 3 4   25   P Kvitová 77 6  
    A Chakvetadze 6 6       A Chakvetadze 3 4  
WC   S Peers 2 4   25   P Kvitová 6 6  
25   P Kvitová 6 6   25   P Kvitová 3 6 6
22   F Pennetta 6 6   22   F Pennetta 6 3 3
    An Rodionova 2 1   22   F Pennetta 6 6  
    L Domínguez Lino 6 6       L Domínguez Lino 2 2  
    J Larsson 2 1   22   F Pennetta 3 77 6
    S Cîrstea 6 6   10   S Pe'er 6 634
    M Lučić 4 2       S Cîrstea 3 2  
    M Johansson 1 1   10   S Pe'er 6 6  
10   S Pe'er 6 6  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 77  
    K Flipkens 4 64  16   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6  
    A Amanmuradova 4 2       K Barrois 2 2  
    K Barrois 6 6   16   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 6 5
    A Medina Garrigues 0 1       I Benešová 6 1 7
    I Benešová 6 6       I Benešová 6 6  
    R Oprandi 3 7 6 18   M Kirilenko 3 1  
18   M Kirilenko 6 5 8     I Benešová 4 1  
31   L Šafářová 7 4 6 2   V Zvonareva 6 6  
    S Zhang 5 6 1 31   L Šafářová 6 627
    K Zakopalová 6 3 6     K Zakopalová 3 77 5
    M Oudin 1 6 1 31   L Šafářová 3 69 
    B Jovanovski 7 6   2   V Zvonareva 6 711  
WC   K-c Chang 5 1       B Jovanovski 6 3 1
    S Bammer 2 1   2   V Zvonareva 2 6 6
2   V Zvonareva 6 6  

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
  1. ^ Christopher Clarey (26 January 2011). "Henin says she is retiring for good with elbow injury". The New York Times.

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