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2018 Australian Open – Women's Singles


Caroline Wozniacki defeated Simona Halep in the final, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2018 Australian Open. Wozniacki was the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title.[1]

Women's Singles
2018 Australian Open
ChampionDenmark Caroline Wozniacki
Runner-upRomania Simona Halep
Final score7–6(7–2), 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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Wozniacki also regained the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2012.[2] Both finalists saved match points earlier in the tournament: Halep saved three match points against Lauren Davis in the third round and two match points against Angelique Kerber in the semifinals, while Wozniacki saved two match points against Jana Fett in the second round. Halep lost in a Grand Slam final for the third time, though she would eventually win the French Open months later.[3]

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but chose not to participate this year, stating that she was not fully fit after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.

In addition to Wozniacki and Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Karolína Plíšková and Jeļena Ostapenko were also in contention for the no. 1 singles ranking at the start of the tournament.[4]

The third round match between Halep and Davis lasted 48 games, tying Chanda Rubin and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario's 1996 quarterfinal match for the Australian Open's record for most games played in a women's match.[5]

At 15 years and 6 months old, Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996 and the youngest to reach the third round at any Grand Slam event since Mirjana Lučić-Baroni at the 1997 US Open.[6] Kostyuk was the youngest player to qualify for a Grand Slam main draw since Sesil Karatantcheva at the 2005 Australian Open.[7]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Simona Halep (Final)
02.     Caroline Wozniacki (Champion)
03.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
04.     Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
05.     Venus Williams (First round)
06.     Karolína Plíšková (Quarterfinals)
07.     Jeļena Ostapenko (Third round)
08.     Caroline Garcia (Fourth round)
09.     Johanna Konta (Second round)
10.     CoCo Vandeweghe (First round)
11.     Kristina Mladenovic (First round)
12.     Julia Görges (Second round)
13.     Sloane Stephens (First round)
14.     Anastasija Sevastova (Second round)
15.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
16.     Elena Vesnina (Second round)
17.     Madison Keys (Quarterfinals)
18.     Ashleigh Barty (Third round)
19.     Magdaléna Rybáriková (Fourth round)
20.     Barbora Strýcová (Fourth round)
21.     Angelique Kerber (Semifinals)
22.     Daria Kasatkina (Second round)
23.     Daria Gavrilova (Second round)
24.     Dominika Cibulková (First round)
25.     Peng Shuai (First round)
26.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Third round)
27.     Petra Kvitová (First round)
28.     Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (Second round)
29.     Lucie Šafářová (Third round)
30.     Kiki Bertens (Third round)
31.     Ekaterina Makarova (First round)
32.     Anett Kontaveit (Fourth round)

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

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Simona Halep 6 6
6   Karolína Plíšková 3 2
1   Simona Halep 6 4 9
21   Angelique Kerber 3 6 7
21   Angelique Kerber 6 6
17   Madison Keys 1 2
1   Simona Halep 626 4
2   Caroline Wozniacki 77 3 6
  Elise Mertens 6 6
4   Elina Svitolina 4 0
  Elise Mertens 3 62
2   Caroline Wozniacki 6 77
  Carla Suárez Navarro 0 77 2
2   Caroline Wozniacki 6 636

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Halep 77 6
WC   D Aiava 651 1   S Halep 6 6
  E Bouchard 6 77   E Bouchard 2 2
  O Dodin 3 65 1   S Halep 4 6 15
  L Davis 646 6   L Davis 6 4 13
  J Čepelová 77 3 1   L Davis 4 6 6
  A Petkovic 6 4 10   A Petkovic 6 0 0
27   P Kvitová 3 6 8 1   S Halep 6 6
18   A Barty 626 6   N Osaka 3 2
  A Sabalenka 77 4 4 18   A Barty 5 6 6
  C Giorgi 6 6   C Giorgi 7 4 1
Q   A Kalinskaya 4 3 18   A Barty 4 2
  N Osaka 7 6   N Osaka 6 6
PR   K Kučová 5 2   N Osaka 77 6
  O Jabeur 3 4 16   E Vesnina 642
16   E Vesnina 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Konta 6 6
  M Brengle 3 1 9   J Konta 4 5
Q   A Blinkova 2 2 LL   B Pera 6 7
LL   B Pera 6 6 LL   B Pera 2 2
  L Arruabarrena 6 6 20   B Strýcová 6 6
  R Hogenkamp 1 2   L Arruabarrena 3 4
WC   K Ahn 1 5 20   B Strýcová 6 6
20   B Strýcová 6 7 20   B Strýcová 77 3 2
29   L Šafářová 7 6 6   Ka Plíšková 656 6
WC   A Tomljanović 5 3 29   L Šafářová 6 6
  S Cîrstea 5 6 6   S Cîrstea 2 4
  Z Diyas 7 4 3 29   L Šafářová 665
WC   L Cabrera 634 6   Ka Plíšková 78 7
  B Haddad Maia 77 6   B Haddad Maia 1 1
  V Cepede Royg 3 4 6   Ka Plíšková 6 6
6   Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   G Muguruza 6 6
WC   J Ponchet 4 3 3   G Muguruza 614
  S-w Hsieh 0 6 8   S-w Hsieh 77 6
Q   L Zhu 6 0 6   S-w Hsieh 6 7
  N Vikhlyantseva 6 3 4 26   A Radwańska 2 5
  L Tsurenko 3 6 6   L Tsurenko 6 5 3
  Kr Plíšková 6 3 2 26   A Radwańska 2 7 6
26   A Radwańska 2 6 6   S-w Hsieh 6 5 2
21   A Kerber 6 6 21   A Kerber 4 7 6
PR   A-L Friedsam 0 4 21   A Kerber 6 6
  N Hibino 5 3   D Vekić 4 1
  D Vekić 7 6 21   A Kerber 6 6
  T Maria 1 4   M Sharapova 1 3
  M Sharapova 6 6   M Sharapova 6 77
  V Lepchenko 6 3 2 14   A Sevastova 1 64
14   A Sevastova 3 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   K Mladenovic 3 2
  A Bogdan 6 6   A Bogdan 1 6 6
  Y Putintseva 7 78   Y Putintseva 6 2 3
  H Watson 5 66   A Bogdan 3 4
  P Hercog 624 17   M Keys 6 6
  E Alexandrova 77 6   E Alexandrova 0 1
  Q Wang 1 5 17   M Keys 6 6
17   M Keys 6 7 17   M Keys 6 6
28   M Lučić-Baroni 78 5 6 8   C Garcia 3 2
  S Rogers 667 2 28   M Lučić-Baroni 3 1
  C McHale 3 2   A Sasnovich 6 6
  A Sasnovich 6 6   A Sasnovich 3 7 2
  K Nara 5 4 8   C Garcia 6 5 6
  M Vondroušová 7 6   M Vondroušová 77 2 6
  C Witthöft 5 3 8   C Garcia 636 8
8   C Garcia 7 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   V Williams 3 5
  B Bencic 6 7   B Bencic 1 3
Q   L Kumkhum 6 7 Q   L Kumkhum 6 6
  J Larsson 3 5 Q   L Kumkhum 3 6 5
  A Van Uytvanck 653   P Martić 6 3 7
  P Martić 77 6   P Martić 6 77
  I-C Begu 3 6 8   I-C Begu 4 63
31   E Makarova 6 4 6   P Martić 655
23   D Gavrilova 6 6   E Mertens 77 7
Q   I Falconi 1 1 23   D Gavrilova 5 3
Q   V Kužmová 2 1   E Mertens 7 6
  E Mertens 6 6   E Mertens 7 6
  A Cornet 6 6   A Cornet 5 4
WC   X Wang 4 2   A Cornet 6 6
  S Kenin 4 4 12   J Görges 4 3
12   J Görges 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   S Stephens 6 622
  S Zhang 2 77 6   S Zhang 4 65
Q   D Allertová 6 6 Q   D Allertová 6 77
  P Parmentier 3 0 Q   D Allertová 6 6
  J Brady 6 4 3   M Linette 1 4
  M Linette 2 6 6   M Linette 77 6
Q   AK Schmiedlová 0 3 22   D Kasatkina 642
22   D Kasatkina 6 6 Q   D Allertová 3 0
25   S Peng 2 2 4   E Svitolina 6 6
Q   M Kostyuk 6 6 Q   M Kostyuk 6 7
WC   J Fourlis 3 77 2 WC   O Rogowska 3 5
WC   O Rogowska 6 636 Q   M Kostyuk 2 2
  M Sakkari 2 77 4 4   E Svitolina 6 6
  K Siniaková 6 656   K Siniaková 6 2 1
Q   I Jorović 3 2 4   E Svitolina 4 6 6
4   E Svitolina 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   J Ostapenko 6 6
  F Schiavone 1 4 7   J Ostapenko 6 3 6
  Y Duan 6 6   Y Duan 3 6 4
  M Duque Mariño 0 1 7   J Ostapenko 3 6 3
  M Niculescu 4 5 32   A Kontaveit 6 1 6
  M Barthel 6 7   M Barthel 3 6 3
  A Krunić 4 5 32   A Kontaveit 6 4 6
32   A Kontaveit 6 7 32   A Kontaveit 6 4 6
24   D Cibulková 2 2   C Suárez Navarro 4 6 8
  K Kanepi 6 6   K Kanepi 6 6
  S Stosur 6 664   M Puig 4 3
  M Puig 4 78 6   K Kanepi 6 1 3
  C Suárez Navarro 7 6   C Suárez Navarro 3 6 6
Q   M Fręch 5 3   C Suárez Navarro 6 2 6
  T Babos 77 6   T Babos 4 6 2
10   C Vandeweghe 642

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 6 6
  K Kozlova 6 4 3 15   A Pavlyuchenkova 2 3
Q   V Golubic 636 2   K Bondarenko 6 6
  K Bondarenko 77 4 6   K Bondarenko 5 6 1
  K Flipkens 2 78 6 19   M Rybáriková 7 3 6
  A Riske 6 663   K Flipkens 4 6 2
  T Townsend 0 5 19   M Rybáriková 6 0 6
19   M Rybáriková 6 7 19   M Rybáriková 3 0
30   K Bertens 656 6 2   C Wozniacki 6 6
  C Bellis 77 4 2 30   K Bertens 77 6
  N Gibbs 6 6   N Gibbs 630
LL   V Tomova 1 1 30   K Bertens 4 3
  J Fett 6 6 2   C Wozniacki 6 6
PR   M Eguchi 3 2   J Fett 6 2 5
  M Buzărnescu 2 3 2   C Wozniacki 3 6 7
2   C Wozniacki 6 6

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open title after epic battle with Halep". Guardian. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ Piers Newberry (27 January 2018). "Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam title". BBC Sport.
  3. ^ Simon Cambers (25 January 2018). "Simona Halep to meet Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open final". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Courtney Nguyen (11 January 2018). "No.1 Chase: The Fab Five hunting Halep in Melbourne". WTA Insider.
  5. ^ "Australian Open: Simona Halep beats Lauren Davis in a record-equalling three-set epic". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Australian Open 2018: Marta Kostyuk, 15, reaches third round in Melbourne". BBC. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ Alex MacPherson (15 January 2018). "15-year-old Kostyuk ousts Peng in Slam debut". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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