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2015 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in the final, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2015 Australian Open. This was her sixth Australian Open title and her 19th Grand Slam singles title overall.[1][2]

Women's Singles
2015 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6–3, 7–6(7–5)
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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Li Na was the defending champion, but she retired from professional tennis on 19 September 2014.

All of the top four seeds (Williams, Sharapova, Simona Halep, and Petra Kvitová) were in contention for the world no. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament. Williams retained the top position by reaching the final.

SeedsEdit

01.    Serena Williams (Champion)
02.    Maria Sharapova (Final)
03.    Simona Halep (Quarterfinals)
04.    Petra Kvitová (Third round)
05.    Ana Ivanovic (First round)
06.    Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
07.    Eugenie Bouchard (Quarterfinals)
08.    Caroline Wozniacki (Second round)
09.    Angelique Kerber (First round)
10.    Ekaterina Makarova (Semifinals)
11.    Dominika Cibulková (Quarterfinals)
12.    Flavia Pennetta (First round)
13.    Andrea Petkovic (First round)
14.    Sara Errani (Third round)
15.    Jelena Janković (First round)
16.    Lucie Šafářová (First round)
17.    Carla Suárez Navarro (First round)
18.    Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
19.    Alizé Cornet (Third round)
20.    Samantha Stosur (Second round)
21.    Peng Shuai (Fourth round)
22.    Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
23.    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
24.    Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
25.    Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (Third round)
26.    Elina Svitolina (Third round)
27.    Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round)
28.    Sabine Lisicki (First round)
29.    Casey Dellacqua (Second round)
30.    Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
31.    Zarina Diyas (Third round)
32.    Belinda Bencic (First round)

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Serena Williams 6 6
11   Dominika Cibulková 2 2
1   Serena Williams 77 6
    Madison Keys 652
    Madison Keys 6 4 6
18   Venus Williams 3 6 4
1   Serena Williams 6 77
2   Maria Sharapova 3 65
10   Ekaterina Makarova 6 6
3   Simona Halep 4 0
10   Ekaterina Makarova 3 2
2   Maria Sharapova 6 6
7   Eugenie Bouchard 3 2
2   Maria Sharapova 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   S Williams 6 6  
    A Van Uytvanck 0 4   1   S Williams 7 6  
PR   V Zvonareva 6 6   PR   V Zvonareva 5 0  
Q   O Jabeur 2 3   1   S Williams 4 6 6
WC   O Rogowska 4 1   26   E Svitolina 6 2 0
    N Gibbs 6 6       N Gibbs 6366 
LL   Y Putintseva 3 5   26   E Svitolina 77 78  
26   E Svitolina 6 7   1   S Williams 2 6 6
24   G Muguruza 7 6   24   G Muguruza 6 3 2
    M Erakovic 5 0   24   G Muguruza 6 1 6
    D Hantuchová 6 6       D Hantuchová 1 6 0
    S Zheng 4 4   24   G Muguruza 6 4 6
    K Date-Krumm 5 4       T Bacsinszky 3 6 0
Q   A Tatishvili 7 6   Q   A Tatishvili 77 3 2
    T Bacsinszky 6 6       T Bacsinszky 656 6
15   J Janković 1 4  

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   D Cibulková 3 6 6
    K Flipkens 6 3 1 11   D Cibulková 6 6  
    T Pironkova 6 6       T Pironkova 2 0  
    H Watson 4 0   11   D Cibulková 7 6  
PR   R Oprandi 0 2   19   A Cornet 5 2  
Q   D Allertová 6 6   Q   D Allertová 4 77 2
    S Zhang 3 2   19   A Cornet 6 626
19   A Cornet 6 6   11   D Cibulková 6 3 6
25   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 6       V Azarenka 2 6 3
    T Babos 4 4   25   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 7  
    J Zheng 1 2   WC   K-c Chang 1 5  
WC   K-c Chang 6 6   25   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 4 4  
    S Stephens 3 2       V Azarenka 6 6  
    V Azarenka 6 6       V Azarenka 6 6  
    T Townsend 612   8   C Wozniacki 4 2  
8   C Wozniacki 77 6  

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   P Kvitová 6 6  
Q   R Hogenkamp 1 4   4   P Kvitová 6 6  
    D Vekić 6 4 2     M Barthel 2 4  
    M Barthel 3 6 6 4   P Kvitová 4 5  
    L Tsurenko 3 5       M Keys 6 7  
    M Keys 6 7       M Keys 2 6 6
    Y Meusburger 4 0   29   C Dellacqua 6 1 1
29   C Dellacqua 6 6       M Keys 6 6  
20   S Stosur 6 6       M Brengle 2 4  
    M Niculescu 4 1   20   S Stosur 4 4  
    F Schiavone 2 2       C Vandeweghe 6 6  
    C Vandeweghe 6 6       C Vandeweghe 3 2  
WC   I Falconi 2 6 7     M Brengle 6 6  
    K Kanepi 6 4 5 WC   I Falconi 1 3  
    M Brengle 5 77 6     M Brengle 6 6  
13   A Petkovic 7 643

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   F Pennetta 6 2 3
    C Giorgi 4 6 6     C Giorgi 6 6  
    T Smitková 6 6       T Smitková 1 4  
    M Lučić-Baroni 1 1       C Giorgi 6 631
    L Davis 6 7   18   V Williams 4 77 6
    A Krunić 1 5       L Davis 2 3  
    MT Torró Flor 2 2   18   V Williams 6 6  
18   V Williams 6 6   18   V Williams 6 2 6
30   V Lepchenko 6 6   6   A Radwańska 3 6 1
    V Diatchenko 3 3   30   V Lepchenko 6 77  
    S Rogers 6 4 0     A Tomljanović 1 61 
    A Tomljanović 4 6 6 30   V Lepchenko 0 5  
    A Kudryavtseva 4 3   6   A Radwańska 6 7  
    J Larsson 6 6       J Larsson 0 1  
    K Nara 3 0   6   A Radwańska 6 6  
6   A Radwańska 6 6  

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   A Ivanovic 6 3 2
Q   L Hradecká 1 6 6 Q   L Hradecká 4 6 6
    P Hercog 3 6 6     P Hercog 6 3 2
    Q Wang 6 3 2 Q   L Hradecká 665  
WC   S Sanders 5 4       J Görges 78 7  
    K Koukalová 7 6       K Koukalová 3 6 2
    J Görges 6 6       J Görges 6 4 6
32   B Bencic 2 1       J Görges 3 2  
22   Ka Plíšková 7 6   10   E Makarova 6 6  
Q   E Rodina 5 1   22   Ka Plíšková 7 5 6
    A Riske 656 3 WC   O Dodin 5 7 4
WC   O Dodin 77 3 6 22   Ka Plíšková 4 4  
    R Vinci 7 6   10   E Makarova 6 6  
    B Jovanovski 5 1       R Vinci 2 4  
    A-S Mestach 2 2   10   E Makarova 6 6  
10   E Makarova 6 6  

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   S Errani 6 6  
    G Min 1 0   14   S Errani 77 6  
    S Soler Espinosa 7 6       S Soler Espinosa 633  
    A Beck 5 4   14   S Errani 6 4 3
Q   R Voráčová 1 2       Y Wickmayer 4 6 6
    L Arruabarrena 6 6       L Arruabarrena 4 6 4
    Y Wickmayer 4 6 6     Y Wickmayer 6 4 6
23   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 3 3     Y Wickmayer 4 2  
28   S Lisicki 6 4 2 3   S Halep 6 6  
    K Mladenovic 4 6 6     K Mladenovic 6366 
WC   Y Duan 4 6 3 PR   B Mattek-Sands 77 78  
PR   B Mattek-Sands 6 3 6 PR   B Mattek-Sands 4 5  
    J Gajdošová 6 6   3   S Halep 6 7  
    A Dulgheru 3 4       J Gajdošová 2 2  
    K Knapp 3 2   3   S Halep 6 6  
3   S Halep 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   E Bouchard 6 6  
    A-L Friedsam 2 4   7   E Bouchard 6 6  
    K Bertens 710 5 6     K Bertens 0 3  
WC   D Gavrilova 687 2 7   E Bouchard 7 6  
    S Vögele 6 3 6     C Garcia 5 0  
    P Parmentier 1 6 2     S Vögele 3 4  
    C Garcia 6 6       C Garcia 6 6  
27   S Kuznetsova 4 2   7   E Bouchard 6 5 6
17   C Suárez Navarro 3 1       I-C Begu 1 7 2
    C Witthöft 6 6       C Witthöft 6 6  
Q   S Foretz 4 6 10     C McHale 3 0  
    C McHale 6 1 12     C Witthöft 4 4  
    E Vesnina 2 5       I-C Begu 6 6  
    K Siniaková 6 7       K Siniaková 5 4  
    I-C Begu 6 0 6     I-C Begu 7 6  
9   A Kerber 4 6 1

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   L Šafářová 4 6 6
    Y Shvedova 6 2 8     Y Shvedova 6 78  
    M Puig 6 6       M Puig 2 66 
WC   Ar Rodionova 0 3       Y Shvedova 673  
    A Konjuh 4 4   21   S Peng 79 6  
    M Rybáriková 6 6       M Rybáriková 1 1  
Q   T Maria 4 5   21   S Peng 6 6  
21   S Peng 6 7   21   S Peng 3 0  
31   Z Diyas 3 6 6 2   M Sharapova 6 6  
Q   U Radwańska 6 4 2 31   Z Diyas 3 6 8
    A Schmiedlová 6 4 6     A Schmiedlová 6 2 6
    C Scheepers 4 6 2 31   Z Diyas 1 1  
Q   A Panova 7 6   2   M Sharapova 6 6  
    S Cîrstea 5 0   Q   A Panova 1 6 5
Q   P Martić 4 1   2   M Sharapova 6 4 7
2   M Sharapova 6 6  
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Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (19) South America (0) Europe (86) Oceania (9) Asia (12) Africa (2)
  Canada (1)   Austria (1)   Australia (8)   China (6)   South Africa (1)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Belarus (1)   New Zealand (1)   Japan (2)   Tunisia (1)
  United States (17)   Belgium (4)   Kazakhstan (3)
  Bulgaria (1)   Chinese Taipei (1)
  Croatia (4)
  Czech Republic (10)
  Denmark (1)
  Estonia (1)
  France (6)
  Germany (9)
  Hungary (1)
  Italy (6)
  Netherlands (2)
  Poland (2)
  Romania (5)
  Russia (10)
  Serbia (4)
  Slovakia (4)
  Slovenia (1)
  Spain (5)
  Sweden (1)
   Switzerland (4)
  Ukraine (2)
  United Kingdom (1)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open – as it happened". Guardian. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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