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2016 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Angelique Kerber defeated defending champion Serena Williams in the final, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2016 Australian Open. Kerber became the first woman to win a singles major title after having saved a match point in the first round, which she did against Misaki Doi.[1] She is also the first German of either sex to win a major since Graf at the 1999 French Open.[2][3] Serena Williams was attempting for the second time to equal Steffi Graf's career record of 22 major singles titles.

Women's Singles
2016 Australian Open
ChampionGermany Angelique Kerber
Runner-upUnited States Serena Williams
Final score6–4, 3–6, 6–4
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 top three seeds (Williams, Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza) were in contention for the world No. 1 ranking at the beginning of the tournament. However, Halep and Muguruza were eliminated in the first and third rounds, respectively, with Williams retaining the top spot at the end of the tournament.

The twelve seeds that lost in the opening round was the most in the opening round of any women's major tournament since the 32-seed draw was adopted at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships.[4]

Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the semi-final of a major since Jo Durie in 1983.[5] Zhang Shuai became the first qualifier to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals since Angélica Gavaldón in 1990.[6]

This was the first Grand Slam appearance for Japan's first ever Grand Slam winner, Naomi Osaka. She lost to former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the third round. Three years later, Osaka would go on to claim the World Number 1 ranking after winning the 2019 title.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Serena Williams (Final)
02.     Simona Halep (First round)
03.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Third round)
04.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Semifinals)
05.     Maria Sharapova (Quarterfinals)
06.     Petra Kvitová (Second round)
07.     Angelique Kerber (Champion)
08.     Venus Williams (First round)
09.     Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
10.     Carla Suárez Navarro (Quarterfinals)
11.     Timea Bacsinszky (Second round)
12.     Belinda Bencic (Fourth round)
13.     Roberta Vinci (Third round)
14.     Victoria Azarenka (Quarterfinals)
15.     Madison Keys (Fourth round)
16.     Caroline Wozniacki (First round)
17.     Sara Errani (First round)
18.     Elina Svitolina (Second round)
19.     Jelena Janković (Second round)
20.     Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
21.     Ekaterina Makarova (Fourth round)
22.     Andrea Petkovic (First round)
23.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Second round)
24.     Sloane Stephens (First round)
25.     Samantha Stosur (First round)
26.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
27.     Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (First round)
28.     Kristina Mladenovic (Third round)
29.     Irina-Camelia Begu (First round)
30.     Sabine Lisicki (Second round)
31.     Lesia Tsurenko (First round)
32.     Caroline Garcia (First round)

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

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Serena Williams 6 6
5   Maria Sharapova 4 1
1   Serena Williams 6 6
4   Agnieszka Radwańska 0 4
4   Agnieszka Radwańska 6 6
10   Carla Suárez Navarro 1 3
1   Serena Williams 4 6 4
7   Angelique Kerber 6 3 6
7   Angelique Kerber 6 7
14   Victoria Azarenka 3 5
7   Angelique Kerber 7 6
  Johanna Konta 5 2
  Johanna Konta 6 6
Q   Zhang Shuai 4 1

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third round Fourth round
1   S Williams 6 7
  C Giorgi 4 5 1   S Williams 6 6
  S-w Hsieh 3 7 6   S-w Hsieh 1 2
  J Ostapenko 6 5 1 1   S Williams 6 6
  U Radwańska 6 4 3   D Kasatkina 1 1
  A Konjuh 0 6 6   A Konjuh 4 3
  D Kasatkina 6 6   D Kasatkina 6 6
27   AK Schmiedlová 3 3 1   S Williams 6 6
17   S Errani 6 5 1   M Gasparyan 2 1
  M Gasparyan 1 7 6   M Gasparyan 6 6
  K Nara 77 6   K Nara 4 4
WC   O Dodin 622   M Gasparyan 6 6
  M Duque 2 1r   Y Putintseva 3 4
WC   X Han 6 2 WC   X Han 3 1
  Y Putintseva 1 77 6   Y Putintseva 6 6
16   C Wozniacki 6 634

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   B Bencic 6 6
  A Riske 4 3 12   B Bencic 6 6
  H Watson 77 5 5   T Babos 3 3
  T Babos 647 7 12   B Bencic 4 6 6
  A Tomljanović 623   K Bondarenko 6 2 4
  K Bondarenko 77 6   K Bondarenko 6 7
  D Hantuchová 0 2 23   S Kuznetsova 1 5
23   S Kuznetsova 6 6 12   B Bencic 5 5
26   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 3 4 5   M Sharapova 7 7
  L Davis 1 6 6   L Davis 79 0
  M Rybáriková 3 6 7   M Rybáriková 670r
  Y Wickmayer 6 3 5   L Davis 1 77 0
  A Sasnovich 6 77 5   M Sharapova 6 656
  E Rodina 3 62   A Sasnovich 2 1
  N Hibino 1 3 5   M Sharapova 6 6
5   M Sharapova 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   A Radwańska 6 6
  C McHale 2 3 4   A Radwańska 6 6
  E Bouchard 6 6   E Bouchard 4 2
  A Krunić 3 4 4   A Radwańska 6 6
  M Linette 3 0   M Puig 4 0
  M Puig 6 6   M Puig 4 78 9
Q   Kr Plíšková 6 78 Q   Kr Plíšková 6 667
25   S Stosur 4 66 4   A Radwańska 666 7
24   S Stephens 3 3   A-L Friedsam 78 1 5
Q   Q Wang 6 6 Q   Q Wang 3 4
  L Domínguez Lino 636 1   A-L Friedsam 6 6
  A-L Friedsam 77 2 6   A-L Friedsam 0 6 6
  A Tatishvili 4 6 6 13   R Vinci 6 4 4
  I Falconi 6 3 8   I Falconi 2 3
Q   T Paszek 4 2 13   R Vinci 6 6
13   R Vinci 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   C Suárez Navarro 7 6
Q   V Golubic 5 4 10   C Suárez Navarro 656 6
Q   M Sakkari 6 1 6 Q   M Sakkari 77 2 2
Q   Y Wang 4 6 3 10   C Suárez Navarro 6 2
  M Niculescu 6 6   E Kulichkova 4 0r
  T Pereira 2 1   M Niculescu 4 6 4
  E Kulichkova 7 6   E Kulichkova 6 2 6
22   A Petkovic 5 4 10   C Suárez Navarro 0 6 6
28   K Mladenovic 6 6   D Gavrilova 6 3 2
  D Cibulková 3 4 28   K Mladenovic 6 77
Q   N Gibbs 6 2 6 Q   N Gibbs 1 64
  K Koukalová 2 6 1 28   K Mladenovic 4 6 9
  D Gavrilova 77 6   D Gavrilova 6 4 11
  L Hradecká 634   D Gavrilova 6 6
Q   L Kumkhum 3 1 6   P Kvitová 4 4
6   P Kvitová 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   A Kerber 6478 6
  M Doi 77 663 7   A Kerber 6 6
WC   S Sanders 4 2   A Dulgheru 2 4
  A Dulgheru 6 6 7   A Kerber 6 6
  M Brengle 6 6   M Brengle 1 3
  C Vandeweghe 3 4   M Brengle 7 4 6
  J Larsson 6 6   J Larsson 5 6 1
29   I-C Begu 3 2 7   A Kerber 6 6
19   J Janković 6 6   A Beck 4 0
  P Hercog 3 3 19   J Janković 6 654
  L Siegemund 6 7   L Siegemund 3 77 6
  K Bertens 4 5   L Siegemund 0 4
WC   P Hon 0 3   A Beck 6 6
  A Beck 6 6   A Beck 6 6
  K Siniaková 3 5 11   T Bacsinszky 2 3
11   T Bacsinszky 6 7

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   V Azarenka 6 6
  A Van Uytvanck 0 0 14   V Azarenka 6 6
WC   S Crawford 2 4   D Kovinić 1 2
  D Kovinić 6 6 14   V Azarenka 6 6
Q   N Osaka 6 6 Q   N Osaka 1 1
  D Vekić 3 2 Q   N Osaka 6 6
PR   V Duval 2 3 18   E Svitolina 4 4
18   E Svitolina 6 6 14   V Azarenka 6 6
32   C Garcia 2 4   B Strýcová 2 4
  B Strýcová 6 6   B Strýcová 77 6
  M Barthel 6 5 4 PR   V King 654
PR   V King 3 7 6   B Strýcová 6 6
  K Flipkens 5 6 7 3   G Muguruza 3 2
  M Lučić-Baroni 7 2 5   K Flipkens 4 2
  A Kontaveit 0 4 3   G Muguruza 6 6
3   G Muguruza 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   V Williams 4 2
  J Konta 6 6   J Konta 6 6
  C Witthöft 1 2   S Zheng 2 3
  S Zheng 6 6   J Konta 6 6
  B Mattek-Sands 4 77 3   D Allertová 2 2
  D Allertová 6 656   D Allertová 6 2 6
PR   P Cetkovská 4 4 30   S Lisicki 3 6 4
30   S Lisicki 6 6   J Konta 4 6 8
21   E Makarova 6 6 21   E Makarova 6 4 6
WC   M Inglis 3 0 21   E Makarova 6 6
  T Maria 6 6   T Maria 4 2
  O Govortsova 4 3 21   E Makarova 6 6
  A Mitu 3 4 9   Ka Plíšková 3 2
  J Görges 6 6   J Görges 651
WC   K Birrell 4 4 9   Ka Plíšková 77 6
9   Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   M Keys 77 6
  Z Diyas 651 15   M Keys 646 6
  T Pironkova 4 4   Y Shvedova 77 3 3
  Y Shvedova 6 6 15   M Keys 4 6 6
Q   A Sevastova 6 4 20   A Ivanovic 6 4 4
  J Wolfe 0 2r Q   A Sevastova 3 3
WC   T Patterson 2 3 20   A Ivanovic 6 6
20   A Ivanovic 6 6 15   M Keys 6 3 3
31   L Tsurenko 77 2 3 Q   S Zhang 3 6 6
  V Lepchenko 656 6   V Lepchenko 79 6
  L Arruabarrena 646 6   L Arruabarrena 674
Q   M Zanevska 77 3 3   V Lepchenko 1 3
  B Jovanovski 1 0 Q   S Zhang 6 6
  A Cornet 6 6   A Cornet 3 3
Q   S Zhang 6 6 Q   S Zhang 6 6
2   S Halep 4 3
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Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (19) South America (2) Europe (84) Oceania (9) Asia (14) Africa (0)
  Canada (1)   Brazil (1)   Austria (1)   Australia (9)   China (5)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Colombia (1)   Belarus (3)   Japan (4)
  United States (17)   Belgium (3)   Kazakhstan (3)
  Bulgaria (1)   Chinese Taipei (1)
  Croatia (3)   Thailand (1)
  Czech Republic (9)
  Denmark (1)
  Estonia (1)
  France (4)
  Germany (10)
  Greece (1)
  Hungary (1)
  Italy (3)
  Latvia (2)
  Montenegro (1)
  Netherlands (1)
  Poland (3)
  Romania (5)
  Russia (8)
  Serbia (4)
  Slovakia (4)
  Slovenia (1)
  Spain (4)
  Sweden (1)
   Switzerland (3)
  Ukraine (4)
  United Kingdom (2)

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Kerber saves match point". Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Australian Open: Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win women's final". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to clinch Australian Open title". Guardian. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Courtney (19 January 2016). "INSIDER NOTEBOOK: UPSETS AND AZARENKA". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  5. ^ Dickson, Andrew (27 January 2016). "Johanna Konta reaches Australian Open semis for first time". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Qualifier Zhang Shuai overcomes injured Madison Keys, who ends match in tears". EuroSport. au.eurosport.com. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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