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2016 US Open – Women's Singles

Angelique Kerber defeated Karolína Plíšková in the final, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2016 US Open. It was Kerber's second Grand Slam singles title. She became the first German to win the US Open since Steffi Graf in 1996.[1] Flavia Pennetta was the defending champion, but retired from professional tennis at the end of the 2015 season.

Women's Singles
2016 US Open
ChampionGermany Angelique Kerber
Runner-upCzech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Final score6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 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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Plíšková became the first Czech woman to make the US Open final since 1993, and only the fourth player to beat both of the Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament (she beat Venus Williams in the fourth round).[2]

Kerber attained the WTA no. 1 ranking for the first time at the end of the tournament after Serena Williams failed to reach the final. In addition to Kerber and Williams, Garbiñe Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwańska were also in contention for the No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament.[3][4]

Serena Williams was attempting to set new Open Era records by winning a 23rd Grand Slam singles title and a seventh US Open singles title, but she lost in the semifinals to Plíšková.[5]

Former world No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic played the final match of her professional career in the first round, when she lost to Denisa Allertová. She would announce her retirement prior to the 2017 season because of ongoing injuries.[6]

SeedsEdit

01.     Serena Williams (Semifinals)
02.     Angelique Kerber (Champion)
03.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
04.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
05.     Simona Halep (Quarterfinals)
06.     Venus Williams (Fourth round)
07.     Roberta Vinci (Quarterfinals)
08.     Madison Keys (Fourth round)
09.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Second round)
10.     Karolína Plíšková (Final)
11.     Carla Suárez Navarro (Fourth round)
12.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
13.     Johanna Konta (Fourth round)
14.     Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
15.     Timea Bacsinszky (Second round)
16.     Samantha Stosur (Second round)
17.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Third round)
18.     Barbora Strýcová (First round)
19.     Elena Vesnina (Third round)
20.     Kiki Bertens (First round)
21.     Irina-Camelia Begu (First round)
22.     Elina Svitolina (Third round)
23.     Daria Kasatkina (First round)
24.     Belinda Bencic (Third round)
25.     Caroline Garcia (Third round)
26.     Laura Siegemund (Third round)
27.     Sara Errani (First round)
28.     Coco Vandeweghe (First round)
29.     Ana Ivanovic (First round)
30.     Misaki Doi (First round)
31.     Tímea Babos (Third round)
32.     Monica Puig (First round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Serena Williams 6 4 6
5   Simona Halep 2 6 3
1   Serena Williams 2 65
10   Karolína Plíšková 6 77
  Ana Konjuh 2 2
10   Karolína Plíšková 6 6
10   Karolína Plíšková 3 6 4
2   Angelique Kerber 6 4 6
  Caroline Wozniacki 6 6
  Anastasija Sevastova 0 2
  Caroline Wozniacki 4 3
2   Angelique Kerber 6 6
7   Roberta Vinci 5 0
2   Angelique Kerber 7 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Williams 6 6
  E Makarova 3 3 1   S Williams 6 6
Q   A Lottner 623 WC   V King 3 3
WC   V King 77 6 1   S Williams 6 6
  K Knapp 4 2   J Larsson 2 1
  J Larsson 6 6   J Larsson 6 6
  D Allertová 77 6   D Allertová 3 1
29   A Ivanovic 641 1   S Williams 6 6
23   D Kasatkina 4 6 2   Y Shvedova 2 3
  Q Wang 6 2 6   Q Wang 0 1
  L Arruabarrena 2 3   Y Shvedova 6 6
  Y Shvedova 6 6   Y Shvedova 6 7
  S Zhang 6 6   S Zhang 2 5
WC   E Perez 1 1   S Zhang 6 6
  C Giorgi 5 77 1 16   S Stosur 3 3
16   S Stosur 7 646

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
  T Pereira 0 0 11   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
  M Duque Mariño 4 1   J Janković 1 4
  J Janković 6 6 11   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
  A Beck 78 6 19   E Vesnina 4 3
Q   N Podoroska 663   A Beck 2 1
  A Kontaveit 646 3 19   E Vesnina 6 6
19   E Vesnina 77 4 6 11   C Suárez Navarro 2 5
31   T Babos 5 6 7 5   S Halep 6 7
Q   B Haas 7 3 5 31   T Babos 6 6
  H Watson 2 5 Q   R Hogenkamp 2 4
Q   R Hogenkamp 6 7 31   T Babos 1 6 4
  L Šafářová 6 6 5   S Halep 6 2 6
  D Gavrilova 4 4   L Šafářová 3 4
  K Flipkens 0 2 5   S Halep 6 6
5   S Halep 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   A Radwańska 6 6
Q   J Pegula 1 1 4   A Radwańska 711 6
  N Broady 646 6   N Broady 693
Q   L Robson 77 3 4 4   A Radwańska 6 6
  K Siniaková 6 3 6 25   C Garcia 2 3
  E Bouchard 3 6 2   K Siniaková 6 4 4
  P Parmentier 6 3 4 25   C Garcia 4 6 6
25   C Garcia 4 6 6 4   A Radwańska 4 4
20   K Bertens 3 6 4   A Konjuh 6 6
  A Konjuh 6 2 6   A Konjuh 6 6
  K Nara 6 7   K Nara 3 3
  S Vögele 0 5   A Konjuh 6 3 6
PR   S Peng 6 693   V Lepchenko 3 6 2
  V Lepchenko 4 711 6   V Lepchenko 6 4 6
PR   V Diatchenko 1 1 15   T Bacsinszky 4 6 4
15   T Bacsinszky 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   Ka Plíšková 6 6
WC   S Kenin 4 3 10   Ka Plíšková 6 7
Q   M González 7 6 Q   M González 1 5
  D Kovinić 5 2 10   Ka Plíšková 6 6
  N Hibino 4 5 17   A Pavlyuchenkova 2 4
  K Mladenovic 6 7   K Mladenovic 2 6 65
  L Chirico 1 4 17   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 4 77
17   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6 10   Ka Plíšková 4 6 77
26   L Siegemund 3 6 6 6   V Williams 6 4 63
  PM Țig 6 3 2 26   L Siegemund 6 7
  N Gibbs 6 6   N Gibbs 3 5
Q   A Krunić 1 0 26   L Siegemund 1 2
  J Görges 6 6 6   V Williams 6 6
  Y Wickmayer 3 2   J Görges 2 3
  K Kozlova 2 7 4 6   V Williams 6 6
6   V Williams 6 5 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   M Keys 4 77 6
  A Riske 6 652 8   M Keys 6 6
  M Brengle 2 2r WC   K Day 1 1
WC   K Day 6 4 8   M Keys 7 4 77
  M Sakkari 4 6 3   N Osaka 5 6 63
Q   Y Duan 6 4 6 Q   Y Duan 4 63
  N Osaka 646 6   N Osaka 6 77
28   C Vandeweghe 77 3 4 8   M Keys 3 4
18   B Strýcová 3 77 1   C Wozniacki 6 6
  M Niculescu 6 636   M Niculescu 6 6
  S Cîrstea 6 5 2 Q   A Bogdan 0 1
Q   A Bogdan 0 7 6   M Niculescu 3 1
Q   T Townsend 6 3 4   C Wozniacki 6 6
  C Wozniacki 4 6 6   C Wozniacki 6 6
  F Schiavone 1 2 9   S Kuznetsova 4 4
9   S Kuznetsova 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   J Konta 6 6
WC   B Mattek-Sands 3 3 13   J Konta 6 5 6
  T Pironkova 6 6   T Pironkova 2 7 2
WC   V Razzano 1 2 13   J Konta 6 6
  A Petkovic 77 6 24   B Bencic 2 1
Q   K Kučová 633   A Petkovic 3 2
  S Crawford 78 3 4 24   B Bencic 6 6
24   B Bencic 666 6 13   J Konta 4 5
32   M Puig 4 2   A Sevastova 6 7
  S Zheng 6 6   S Zheng 7 655
  S-w Hsieh 0 5   K Bondarenko 5 77 7
  K Bondarenko 6 7   K Bondarenko 4 1
  A Sevastova 6 6   A Sevastova 6 6
  AK Schmiedlová 3 3   A Sevastova 7 6
Q   E Mertens 6 0 3 3   G Muguruza 5 4
3   G Muguruza 2 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   R Vinci 6 6
  A-L Friedsam 2 4 7   R Vinci 6 6
  C McHale 6 6   C McHale 1 3
  M Barthel 2 2 7   R Vinci 6 5 6
  Y Putintseva 6 6   C Witthöft 0 7 3
  S Lisicki 1 2   Y Putintseva 1 77 1
  C Witthöft 6 6   C Witthöft 6 616
30   M Doi 4 1 7   R Vinci 77 6
21   I-C Begu 0 4   L Tsurenko 652
  L Tsurenko 6 6   L Tsurenko 7 6
Q   Y Wang 6 77 Q   Y Wang 5 3
LL   A Van Uytvanck 3 64   L Tsurenko 3 6 6
WC   D Collins 1 2 12   D Cibulková 6 3 4
  E Rodina 6 6   E Rodina 77 2 2
  M Linette 2 3 12   D Cibulková 656 6
12   D Cibulková 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   P Kvitová 7 6
  J Ostapenko 5 3 14   P Kvitová 77 6
  I Falconi 2 1   Ç Büyükakçay 623
  Ç Büyükakçay 6 6 14   P Kvitová 6 6
  A Sasnovich 2 6 5 22   E Svitolina 3 4
WC   L Davis 6 4 7 WC   L Davis 1 6 3
Q   M Minella 77 0 2 22   E Svitolina 6 4 6
22   E Svitolina 656 6 14   P Kvitová 3 5
27   S Errani 4 63 2   A Kerber 6 7
  S Rogers 6 77   S Rogers 6 2 2
Q   C Bellis 6 6 Q   C Bellis 2 6 6
  V Golubic 2 3 Q   C Bellis 1 1
  A Cornet 4 1 2   A Kerber 6 6
  M Lučić-Baroni 6 6   M Lučić-Baroni 2 67
  P Hercog 0 0r 2   A Kerber 6 79
2   A Kerber 6 1
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Angelique Kerber Solidifies Her No. 1 Status by Winning the U.S. Open". The New York Times. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Serena Williams ousted in semifinals by Karolina Pliskova". ABC News. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Can Kerber Overtake Serena At US Open?". WTA. August 22, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Angelique Kerber defeats Karolina Pliskova for US Open title – as it happened". Guardian. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ "US Open 2016: Serena Williams suffers shock loss to Karolina Pliskova". BBC Sport. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ Reuters (2016-12-28). "Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from tennis at age of 29". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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