2020 Australian Open – Women's singles

Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.[1] Kenin became the first American woman, other than Serena Williams, to win the Australian Open women's singles title since Jennifer Capriati in 2002.[2] Kenin was the youngest Australian Open finalist since Ana Ivanovic and the youngest champion since Maria Sharapova, both in 2008. Muguruza was the first unseeded player, without being awarded a wildcard or entering through a protected ranking, to reach the Australian Open final since Serena Williams in 2007.[3] This was the first Australian Open final in the Open Era to be contested between two players ranked outside the top ten, and the first Grand Slam final to feature two players outside the top ten since the 2018 US Open final. Kenin entered the world's top 10 rankings for the first time in her career by winning the title.

Women's singles
2020 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Sofia Kenin
Runner-upSpain Garbiñe Muguruza
Final score4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Naomi Osaka was the defending champion, but lost to Coco Gauff in the third round.

This was the final tournament for the 2018 champion and former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who announced her retirement effective at the end of the tournament.[4] She lost in the third round to Ons Jabeur.

This tournament was also the last event in which five-time Grand Slam champion, 2008 champion, and former World No. 1 Sharapova competed, losing to Donna Vekić in the first round. She announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis in February.[5]

Bianca Andreescu, the reigning women's singles champion of the 2019 US Open, the Grand Slam tournament immediately preceding the 2020 Australian Open, withdrew due to a knee injury. This marked the first time since the 1996 Australian Open that the defending US Open champion (in that case, Steffi Graf) withdrew before the tournament.[6]

Williams was aiming to become the first woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in four different decades (as well as equal the all-time record for most Grand Slam titles held by Margaret Court) but she lost to Wang Qiang in the third round, her earliest exit in Melbourne since 2006.

The elimination of Angelique Kerber in the fourth round guaranteed a first-time Australian Open champion for the third year in a row. Jabeur became the first Arabian woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament,[7] as well as the first African woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam since Amanda Coetzer at the 2001 Australian Open.[8]

Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian woman to reach the women's singles semifinals since Wendy Turnbull in 1984. Barty's quarterfinal win over Petra Kvitová was her first ever top ten singles win at a Grand Slam,[8] having lost her five previous matches.

Anett Kontaveit became the first player from Estonia, male or female, to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, and the second to do so at any Grand Slam after Kaia Kanepi. She would lose to Simona Halep in straight sets.

SeedsEdit

Seeding per WTA rankings.[9]

01.     Ashleigh Barty (semifinals)
02.     Karolína Plíšková (third round)
03.     Naomi Osaka (third round)
04.     Simona Halep (semifinals)
05.     Elina Svitolina (third round)
06.     Belinda Bencic (third round)
07.     Petra Kvitová (quarterfinals)
08.     Serena Williams (third round)
09.     Kiki Bertens (fourth round)
10.     Madison Keys (third round)
11.     Aryna Sabalenka (first round)
12.     Johanna Konta (first round)
13.     Petra Martić (second round)
14.     Sofia Kenin (champion)
15.     Markéta Vondroušová (first round)
16.     Elise Mertens (fourth round)
17.     Angelique Kerber (fourth round)
18.     Alison Riske (fourth round)
19.     Donna Vekić (third round)
20.     Karolína Muchová (second round)
21.     Amanda Anisimova (first round)
22.     Maria Sakkari (fourth round)
23.     Dayana Yastremska (second round)
24.     Sloane Stephens (first round)
25.     Ekaterina Alexandrova (third round)
26.     Danielle Collins (second round)
27.     Wang Qiang (fourth round)
28.     Anett Kontaveit (quarterfinals)
29.     Elena Rybakina (third round)
30.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (quarterfinals)
31.     Anastasija Sevastova (first round)
32.     Barbora Strýcová (first round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Ashleigh Barty 78 6
7   Petra Kvitová 662
1   Ashleigh Barty 665
14   Sofia Kenin 78 7
14   Sofia Kenin 6 6
    Ons Jabeur 4 4
14   Sofia Kenin 4 6 6
  Garbiñe Muguruza 6 2 2
28   Anett Kontaveit 1 1
4   Simona Halep 6 6
4   Simona Halep 685
    Garbiñe Muguruza 710 7
    Garbiñe Muguruza 7 6
30   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   A Barty 5 6 6
  L Tsurenko 7 1 1 1   A Barty 6 6
  P Hercog 6 6   P Hercog 1 4
  R Peterson 3 3 1   A Barty 6 6
  A Sasnovich 636 5 29   E Rybakina 3 2
Q   G Minnen 77 4 7 Q   G Minnen 3 4
  B Pera 3 2 29   E Rybakina 6 6
29   E Rybakina 6 6 1   A Barty 6 1 6
18   A Riske 77 2 6 18   A Riske 3 6 4
  Y Wang 656 3 18   A Riske 6 6
  V Golubic 6 1 65   L Zhu 3 1
  L Zhu 4 6 710 18   A Riske 1 77 6
  J Görges 6 6   J Görges 6 642
  V Kužmová 1 2   J Görges 4 6 7
  C McHale 3 0 13   P Martić 6 3 5
13   P Martić 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   M Keys 6 6
  D Kasatkina 3 1 10   M Keys 77 6
  M Linette 6 3 4   A Rus 632
  A Rus 1 6 6 10   M Keys 4 4
Q   N Hibino 4 78 6 22   M Sakkari 6 6
  S Peng 6 663 Q   N Hibino 644
  M Gasparyan 2 2 22   M Sakkari 77 6
22   M Sakkari 6 6 22   M Sakkari 77 3 2
25   E Alexandrova 6 4 6 7   P Kvitová 646 6
  J Teichmann 4 6 2 25   E Alexandrova 6 6
  K Kanepi 636 3 Q   B Krejčíková 1 3
Q   B Krejčíková 77 2 6 25   E Alexandrova 1 2
  P Badosa 6 6 7   P Kvitová 6 6
Q   J Larsson 1 0   P Badosa 5 5
  K Siniaková 1 0 7   P Kvitová 7 7
7   P Kvitová 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   N Osaka 6 6
  M Bouzková 2 4 3   N Osaka 6 6
  S Zheng 6 6   S Zheng 2 4
Q   A Kalinskaya 3 2 3   N Osaka 3 4
  V Williams 653   C Gauff 6 6
  C Gauff 77 6   C Gauff 4 6 7
  S Cîrstea 6 77   S Cîrstea 6 3 5
32   B Strýcová 2 65   C Gauff 77 3 0
24   S Stephens 6 5 2 14   S Kenin 656 6
  S Zhang 2 7 6   S Zhang 6 6
  S Stosur 1 4 Q   C McNally 2 4
Q   C McNally 6 6   S Zhang 5 67
Q   A Li 77 712 14   S Kenin 7 79
WC   L Cabrera 64610 Q   A Li 1 3
Q   M Trevisan 2 4 14   S Kenin 6 6
14   S Kenin 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   J Konta 4 2
  O Jabeur 6 6   O Jabeur 1 6 6
  M Brengle 77 2 2   C Garcia 6 2 3
  C Garcia 656 6   O Jabeur 7 3 7
  K Ahn 1 3   C Wozniacki 5 6 5
  C Wozniacki 6 6   C Wozniacki 7 7
Q   K Juvan 1 1 23   D Yastremska 5 5
23   D Yastremska 6 6   O Jabeur 77 6
27   Q Wang 77 6 27   Q Wang 641
WC   P Parmentier 623 27   Q Wang 6 6
  F Ferro 6 6   F Ferro 1 2
  A Van Uytvanck 2 1 27   Q Wang 6 627
  T Zidanšek 6 6 8   S Williams 4 77 5
WC   N-l Han 3 3   T Zidanšek 2 3
  A Potapova 0 3 8   S Williams 6 6
8   S Williams 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   B Bencic 6 7
PR   AK Schmiedlová 3 5 6   B Bencic 7 7
Q   L Samsonova 1 4   J Ostapenko 5 5
  J Ostapenko 6 6 6   B Bencic 0 1
  S Sorribes Tormo 2 6 6 28   A Kontaveit 6 6
  V Kudermetova 6 1 1   S Sorribes Tormo 2 6 1
WC   A Sharma 0 2 28   A Kontaveit 6 4 6
28   A Kontaveit 6 6 28   A Kontaveit 647 7
19   D Vekić 6 6   I Świątek 77 5 5
WC   M Sharapova 3 4 19   D Vekić 6 6
  A Cornet 5 6 6   A Cornet 4 2
Q   M Niculescu 7 1 0 19   D Vekić 5 3
  I Świątek 6 6   I Świątek 7 6
  T Babos 3 2   I Świątek 6 7
  C Suárez Navarro 78 78   C Suárez Navarro 3 5
11   A Sabalenka 6666

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   E Mertens 6 6
  D Kovinić 2 0 16   E Mertens 6 6
  Kr Plíšková 6 3 1   H Watson 3 0
  H Watson 4 6 6 16   E Mertens 6 656
PR   C Bellis 6 6 PR   C Bellis 1 77 0
  T Maria 0 2 PR   C Bellis 6 6
  K Flipkens 3 6 6720   K Muchová 4 4
20   K Muchová 6 2 710 16   E Mertens 4 4
26   D Collins 6 3 6 4   S Halep 6 6
  V Diatchenko 1 6 4 26   D Collins 4 6 5
  Y Putintseva 6 6   Y Putintseva 6 2 7
  S-w Hsieh 1 3   Y Putintseva 1 4
Q   H Dart 2 6 710 4   S Halep 6 6
  M Doi 6 4 66Q   H Dart 2 4
  J Brady 651 4   S Halep 6 6
4   S Halep 77 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   E Svitolina 6 7
PR   K Boulter 4 5 5   E Svitolina 6 78
  L Davis 6 6   L Davis 2 66
Q   L Fernandez 4 2 5   E Svitolina 1 2
  G Muguruza 0 6 6   G Muguruza 6 6
Q   S Rogers 6 1 0   G Muguruza 6 3 6
  A Tomljanović 6 6   A Tomljanović 3 6 3
31   A Sevastova 1 1   G Muguruza 6 6
21   A Anisimova 3 6 3 9   K Bertens 3 3
  Z Diyas 6 4 6   Z Diyas 4 6 6
  J Paolini 5 4   A Blinkova 6 3 4
  A Blinkova 7 6   Z Diyas 2 63
PR   K Bondarenko 6 650 9   K Bertens 6 77
WC   Ar Rodionova 3 77 6 WC   Ar Rodionova 3 5
  I-C Begu 1 4 9   K Bertens 6 7
9   K Bertens 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   M Vondroušová 2 6 4
  S Kuznetsova 6 4 6   S Kuznetsova 3 1
Q   A Lottner 3 3   C Giorgi 6 6
  C Giorgi 6 6   C Giorgi 2 77 3
  K Kozlova 3 4 17   A Kerber 6 646
WC   P Hon 6 6 WC   P Hon 3 2
Q   E Cocciaretto 2 2 17   A Kerber 6 6
17   A Kerber 6 6 17   A Kerber 77 642
30   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 7 30   A Pavlyuchenkova 6577 6
  N Stojanović 1 5 30   A Pavlyuchenkova 7 77
  T Townsend 6 77   T Townsend 5 61
  J Pegula 4 65 30   A Pavlyuchenkova 77 77
  L Siegemund 6 6 2   Ka Plíšková 6463
WC   C Vandeweghe 1 4   L Siegemund 3 3
  K Mladenovic 1 5 2   Ka Plíšková 6 6
2   Ka Plíšková 6 7

Seeded playersEdit

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on WTA rankings on 13 January 2020, while ranking and points before are as of 20 January 2020. Points after are as of 3 February 2020. Because the 2020 tournament takes place one week later than in 2019, points defending includes results from both the 2019 Australian Open and the tournaments from the week of 28 January 2019 (St. Petersburg and Hua Hin).

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1   Ashleigh Barty 8,017 430 780 8,367 Semifinals lost to   Sofia Kenin [14]
2 2   Karolína Plíšková 5,940 780 130 5,290 Third round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [30]
3 4   Naomi Osaka 5,496 2,000 130 3,626 Third round lost to   Coco Gauff
4 3   Simona Halep 5,561 240 780 6,101 Semifinals lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
5 5   Elina Svitolina 5,075 430 130 4,775 Third round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
6 7   Belinda Bencic 4,675 130 130 4,675 Third round lost to   Anett Kontaveit [28]
7 8   Petra Kvitová 4,436 1,300+100 430+0 3,466 Quarterfinals lost to   Ashleigh Barty [1]
8 9   Serena Williams 4,215 430 130 3,915 Third round lost to   Wang Qiang [27]
9 10   Kiki Bertens 4,165 70+470 130+240 3,995 Fourth round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
10 11   Madison Keys 3,072 240 130 2,962 Third round lost to   Maria Sakkari [22]
11 12   Aryna Sabalenka 3,025 130+185 10+100 2,820 First round lost to   Carla Suárez Navarro
12 13   Johanna Konta 2,813 70 10 2,753 First round lost to   Ons Jabeur
13 14   Petra Martić 2,646 130 70 2,586 Second round lost to   Julia Görges
14 15   Sofia Kenin 2,565 70 2,000 4,495 Champion, defeated   Garbiñe Muguruza
15 16   Markéta Vondroušová 2,490 70 10 2,430 First round lost to   Svetlana Kuznetsova
16 17   Elise Mertens 2,250 130 240 2,360 Fourth round lost to   Simona Halep [4]
17 18   Angelique Kerber 2,175 240 240 2,175 Fourth round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [30]
18 19   Alison Riske 2,130 10 240 2,360 Fourth round lost to   Ashleigh Barty [1]
19 20   Donna Vekić 2,120 70+305 130+60 1,935 Third round lost to   Iga Świątek
20 22   Karolína Muchová 1,847 40 70 1,877 Second round lost to   Catherine Bellis [PR]
21 24   Amanda Anisimova 1,843 240 10 1,613 First round lost to   Zarina Diyas
22 23   Maria Sakkari 1,845 130 240 1,955 Fourth round lost to   Petra Kvitová [7]
23 21   Dayana Yastremska 2,070 130+280 70+55 1,785 Second round lost to   Caroline Wozniacki
24 27   Sloane Stephens 1,683 240 10 1,453 First round lost to   Zhang Shuai
25 28   Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,645 10+125 130+60 1,700 Third round lost to   Petra Kvitová [7]
26 25   Danielle Collins 1,825 780 70 1,115 Second round lost to   Yulia Putintseva
27 29   Wang Qiang 1,593 130 240 1,703 Fourth round lost to   Ons Jabeur
28 31   Anett Kontaveit 1,575 70 430 1,935 Quarterfinals lost to   Simona Halep [4]
29 26   Elena Rybakina 1,816 (80) 130 1,866 Third round lost to   Ashleigh Barty [1]
30 30   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,585 430+100 430+1 1,486 Quarterfinals lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza
31 33   Anastasija Sevastova 1,518 240 10 1,288 First round lost to   Ajla Tomljanović
32 34   Barbora Strýcová 1,516 10 10 1,516 First round lost to   Sorana Cîrstea

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019, but was defending points from an ITF tournament (Launceston).

Withdrawn playersEdit

The following player would have been seeded, but she withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
6   Bianca Andreescu 4,935 110+160 4,665 Knee injury

Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

Protected rankingEdit

QualifiersEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Kenin   Muguruza
1st serve % 64/87 (74%) 47/82 (57%)
1st serve points won 41 of 64 = 64% 35 of 47 = 74%
2nd serve points won 15 of 23 = 65% 11 of 35 = 31%
Total service points won 56 of 87 = 64.37% 46 of 82 = 56.10%
Aces 2 9
Double faults 0 8
Winners 28 32
Unforced errors 23 45
Net points won 5 of 7 = 71% 16 of 24 = 67%
Break points converted 5 of 6 = 83% 2 of 12 = 17%
Return points won 36 of 82 = 44% 31 of 87 = 36%
Total points won 92 77
Source

ReferencesEdit

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