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2018 US Open – Women's Singles

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in the final, 6–2, 6–4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2018 US Open. At the age of 20 and seeded 20th, Osaka became the first Japanese competitor to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest US Open champion since Maria Sharapova in 2006. In virtue of her victory, Osaka also made the top 10 for the first time, debuting at No. 7.[1][2]

Women's Singles
2018 US Open
ChampionJapan Naomi Osaka
Runner-upUnited States Serena Williams
Final score6–2, 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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Sloane Stephens was the defending champion, but lost to Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals. Simona Halep's first-round loss to Kaia Kanepi marked the first time in the Open Era that the top seed lost in the first round of the women's singles of the US Open.[3] Despite her loss, Halep retained the WTA No. 1 singles ranking at the end of the tournament.

The losses of Halep in the first round and Caroline Wozniacki in the second round marked the first time that neither of the top two seeds advanced past the second round of the US Open women's singles event, and the second time this happened at any Grand Slam event in the Open Era (following the 2014 French Open).

Serena Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Williams was also attempting to set a new Open Era record by winning a seventh US Open singles title. She remains tied with Chris Evert at six.

This was also the final Grand Slam appearance for former World No. 2 and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwańska, who was unseeded for the first time since 2007 Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the first round to Tatjana Maria.

SeedsEdit

01.     Simona Halep (First round)
02.     Caroline Wozniacki (Second round)
03.     Sloane Stephens (Quarterfinals)
04.     Angelique Kerber (Third round)
05.     Petra Kvitová (Third round)
06.     Caroline Garcia (Third round)
07.     Elina Svitolina (Fourth round)
08.     Karolína Plíšková (Quarterfinals)
09.     Julia Görges (Second round)
10.     Jeļena Ostapenko (Third round)
11.     Daria Kasatkina (Second round)
12.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
13.     Kiki Bertens (Third round)
14.     Madison Keys (Semifinals)
15.     Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
16.     Venus Williams (Third round)
17.     Serena Williams (Final)
18.     Ashleigh Barty (Fourth round)
19.     Anastasija Sevastova (Semifinals)
20.     Naomi Osaka (Champion)
21.     Mihaela Buzărnescu (Withdrew)
22.     Maria Sharapova (Fourth round)
23.     Barbora Strýcová (Third round)
24.     CoCo Vandeweghe (First round)
25.     Daria Gavrilova (Second round)
26.     Aryna Sabalenka (Fourth round)
27.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
28.     Anett Kontaveit (First round)
29.     Dominika Cibulková (Fourth round)
30.     Carla Suárez Navarro (Quarterfinals)
31.     Magdaléna Rybáriková (First round)
32.     Maria Sakkari (Second round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
17   Serena Williams 6 6
8   Karolína Plíšková 4 3
17   Serena Williams 6 6
19   Anastasija Sevastova 3 0
3   Sloane Stephens 2 3
19   Anastasija Sevastova 6 6
17   Serena Williams 2 4
20   Naomi Osaka 6 6
30   Carla Suárez Navarro 4 3
14   Madison Keys 6 6
14   Madison Keys 2 4
20   Naomi Osaka 6 6
20   Naomi Osaka 6 6
  Lesia Tsurenko 1 1

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Halep 2 4
  K Kanepi 6 6   K Kanepi 6 6
Q   J Teichmann 6 6 Q   J Teichmann 4 3
  D Jakupović 3 0   K Kanepi 6 77
PR   V King 77 6   R Peterson 3 63
  N Vikhlyantseva 643 PR   V King 5 1
  R Peterson 1 6 6   R Peterson 7 6
27   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 4 3   K Kanepi 0 6 3
17   S Williams 6 6 17   S Williams 6 4 6
  M Linette 4 0 17   S Williams 6 6
  C Dolehide 3 66   C Witthöft 2 2
  C Witthöft 6 78 17   S Williams 6 6
  C Giorgi 6 6 16   V Williams 1 2
WC   W Osuigwe 4 1   C Giorgi 4 5
WC   S Kuznetsova 3 7 3 16   V Williams 6 7
16   V Williams 6 5 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   G Muguruza 6 6
  S Zhang 3 0 12   G Muguruza 6 4 4
Q   K Muchová 6 6 Q   K Muchová 3 6 6
  D Yastremska 4 2 Q   K Muchová 3 4
  P Martić 4 4 18   A Barty 6 6
  L Šafářová 6 6   L Šafářová 5 3
Q   O Jabeur 1 3 18   A Barty 7 6
18   A Barty 6 6 18   A Barty 4 4
32   M Sakkari 6 6 8   Ka Plíšková 6 6
WC   A Muhammad 3 3 32   M Sakkari 6 1 4
LL   M Brengle 0 6 64   S Kenin 4 6 6
  S Kenin 6 4 77   S Kenin 4 62
Q   M Bouzková 4 2 8   Ka Plíšková 6 77
  A Bogdan 6 6   A Bogdan 2 3
  Z Diyas 4 64 8   Ka Plíšková 6 6
8   Ka Plíšková 6 77

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   S Stephens 6 7
  E Rodina 1 5 3   S Stephens 4 7 6
Q   K von Deichmann 6 602rQ   A Kalinina 6 5 2
Q   A Kalinina 1 77 5 3   S Stephens 6 6
WC   V Azarenka 6 7 WC   V Azarenka 3 4
  V Kužmová 3 5 WC   V Azarenka 6 6
  S Sorribes Tormo 0 0 25   D Gavrilova 1 2
25   D Gavrilova 6 6 3   S Stephens 6 6
23   B Strýcová 6 6 15   E Mertens 3 3
Q   D Lao 3 4 23   B Strýcová 6 6
  K Kozlova 0 3   L Arruabarrena 0 1
  L Arruabarrena 6 6 23   B Strýcová 3 64
  V Lapko 6 6 15   E Mertens 6 77
  K Bondarenko 3 3   V Lapko 2 0
  K Nara 2 77 5 15   E Mertens 6 6
15   E Mertens 6 657

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Görges 6 656
Q   A Kalinskaya 2 77 2 9   J Görges 6103
Q   H Watson 1 6 3   E Makarova 712 6
  E Makarova 6 3 6   E Makarova 6 1 2
  P Hercog 646 4 19   A Sevastova 4 6 6
WC   C Liu 77 1 6 WC   C Liu 3 1
  D Vekić 2 6 3 19   A Sevastova 6 6
19   A Sevastova 6 2 6 19   A Sevastova 6 1 6
31   M Rybáriková 2 2 7   E Svitolina 3 6 0
  Q Wang 6 6   Q Wang 6 6
  J Brady 3 3   I-C Begu 3 1
  I-C Begu 6 6   Q Wang 4 4
  A Radwańska 3 3 7   E Svitolina 6 6
  T Maria 6 6   T Maria 2 3
  S Vickery 3 6 1 7   E Svitolina 6 6
7   E Svitolina 6 1 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   C Garcia 6 6
  J Konta 2 2 6   C Garcia 6 1 6
  M Puig 6 6   M Puig 2 6 4
  S Vögele 0 0 6   C Garcia 7 4 64
  K Mladenovic 6 6 30   C Suárez Navarro 5 6 77
  T Zidanšek 0 3   K Mladenovic 1 6 4
Q   N Gibbs 7 3 4 30   C Suárez Navarro 6 4 6
30   C Suárez Navarro 5 6 6 30   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
22   M Sharapova 6 78 22   M Sharapova 4 3
Q   P Schnyder 2 66 22   M Sharapova 6 7
  S Cîrstea 6 3 7   S Cîrstea 2 5
  A Riske 3 6 5 22   M Sharapova 6 6
  T Townsend 3 6 6 10   J Ostapenko 3 2
WC   A Anisimova 6 4 3   T Townsend 6 3 4
  A Petkovic 4 6 5 10   J Ostapenko 4 6 6
10   J Ostapenko 6 4 7

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   M Keys 6 6
  P Parmentier 4 4 14   M Keys 6 6
  Y Putintseva 664   B Pera 4 1
  B Pera 78 6 14   M Keys 4 6 6
PR   T Bacsinszky 2 6 0   A Krunić 6 1 2
  A Krunić 6 3 6   A Krunić 6 6
  K Flipkens 6 77   K Flipkens 1 3
24   C Vandeweghe 3 63 14   M Keys 6 6
29   D Cibulková 4 6 6 29   D Cibulková 1 3
Q   A Rus 6 2 3 29   D Cibulková 77 4 6
  E Alexandrova 3 6 3   S-w Hsieh 636 4
  S-w Hsieh 6 4 6 29   D Cibulková 3 6 6
  A Cornet 6 3 2 4   A Kerber 6 3 3
  J Larsson 4 6 6   J Larsson 2 7 4
PR   M Gasparyan 653 4   A Kerber 6 5 6
4   A Kerber 77 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   P Kvitová 6 6
  Y Wickmayer 1 4 5   P Kvitová 7 6
  Y Wang 6 3 6   Y Wang 5 3
  AK Schmiedlová 1 6 4 5   P Kvitová 5 1
Q   V Zvonareva 6 667 26   A Sabalenka 7 6
  A Blinkova 2 78 5 Q   V Zvonareva 3 67
  D Collins 0 6 4 26   A Sabalenka 6 79
26   A Sabalenka 6 4 6 26   A Sabalenka 3 6 4
20   N Osaka 6 6 20   N Osaka 6 2 6
PR   L Siegemund 3 2 20   N Osaka 6 6
  M Niculescu 6 5 4 Q   J Glushko 2 0
Q   J Glushko 3 7 6 20   N Osaka 6 6
  A Sasnovich 2 6 6   A Sasnovich 0 0
  B Bencic 6 1 2   A Sasnovich 6 77
  T Babos 4 7 4 11   D Kasatkina 2 63
11   D Kasatkina 6 5 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   K Bertens 6 7
  Kr Plíšková 0 5 13   K Bertens 6 6
Q   F Di Lorenzo 6 77 Q   F Di Lorenzo 2 1
  C McHale 1 61 13   K Bertens 646 61
WC   H Tan 3 1   M Vondroušová 77 2 77
Q   E Bouchard 6 6 Q   E Bouchard 4 3
  M Vondroušová 6 6   M Vondroušová 6 6
LL   M Barthel 1 4   M Vondroušová 77 5 2
28   A Kontaveit 77 3 5   L Tsurenko 637 6
  K Siniaková 636 7   K Siniaková 6 6377
WC   L Cabrera 4 1   A Tomljanović 3 77 64
  A Tomljanović 6 6   K Siniaková 4 0
  A Van Uytvanck 3 2   L Tsurenko 6 6
  L Tsurenko 6 6   L Tsurenko 6 6
  S Stosur 3 2 2   C Wozniacki 4 2
2   C Wozniacki 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serena Williams rails at umpire as superb Naomi Osaka wins US Open". Guardian. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Naomi Osaka wins after Serena Williams outburst". BBC Sport. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Top seeds, first-round losses and the US Open". US Open. May 28, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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