2020 US Open – Women's Singles

Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final, 1–6, 6–3, 6–3, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 US Open.[1] This was Osaka's second US Open title and third major overall. She was the first player to win the US Open women's singles title after losing the first set since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title in 1994.[2]

Women's Singles
2020 US Open
ChampionJapan Naomi Osaka
Runner-upBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Final score1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (8 WC)
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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Osaka became the first player from a fully Asian country to win a third Grand Slam singles title, the first player since Jennifer Capriati to win 3 such titles in 3 attempts and, at 22 years of age, the youngest player to win those 3 titles since Maria Sharapova won the 2008 Australian Open. Azarenka, who participated in her first Grand Slam tournament final since the 2013 US Open, was aiming to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam singles title since Kim Clijsters won the 2011 Australian Open.

Bianca Andreescu was the defending champion, but she withdrew before the tournament began due to travel concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing safety reasons, 5 other top 10 players (including reigning Grand Slam champions Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep) also withdrew from the event as well.[3][4] In all, 24 players ranked inside the top 100 were absent from the tournament.[5] The absences of Barty and Halep, respectively world No. 1 and 2, made this the first Grand Slam event since the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, when both Justine Henin-Hardenne and Clijsters withdrew prior to the event, that neither of the top 2 ranked players in the world were present in the draw.

There were no qualifiers this year. The WTA rankings valid on August 3 (being the rankings from March 16) were used to determine the main-draw entry list.

With her first round win over Kristie Ahn, Serena Williams surpassed Chris Evert for the most match wins (102) in US Open history. Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and was also trying to set a new Open Era record by winning a seventh US Open singles title, but lost to Azarenka in the semifinals. Despite her loss, this made Williams the first player in history to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, as well as the US Open, in 4 decades: the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

29 of the 32 seeded women progressed to the second round; the most since the US Open changed from 16 seeds to 32 seeds in 2001.[6]

With Williams, Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova all winning their fourth round matches, it marked the first time in Grand Slam history that 3 mothers had reached the quarterfinals. The semifinal between Williams and Azarenka was the first semifinal between 2 mothers in Grand Slam history.

This was Kim Clijsters' first Grand Slam appearance since the 2012 US Open, following a second retirement from tennis and comeback to the sport in February 2020. Clijsters was awarded a wildcard into the main draw, but she lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets.

This was the first time since the 1980 US Open that both semifinals and the final went to 3 sets.

SeedsEdit

01.     Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
02.     Sofia Kenin (Fourth round)
03.     Serena Williams (Semifinals)
04.     Naomi Osaka (Champion)
05.     Aryna Sabalenka (Second round)
06.     Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
07.     Madison Keys (Third round, retired)
08.     Petra Martić (Fourth round)
09.     Johanna Konta (Second round)
10.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
11.     Elena Rybakina (Second round)
12.     Markéta Vondroušová (Second round)
13.     Alison Riske (Second round)
14.     Anett Kontaveit (Fourth round)
15.     Maria Sakkari (Fourth round)
16.     Elise Mertens (Quarterfinals)
17.     Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
18.     Donna Vekić (Third round)
19.     Dayana Yastremska (Second round)
20.     Karolína Muchová (Fourth round)
21.     Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)
22.     Amanda Anisimova (Third round)
23.     Yulia Putintseva (Quarterfinals)
24.     Magda Linette (Third round)
25.     Zhang Shuai (First round)
26.     Sloane Stephens (Third round)
27.     Ons Jabeur (Third round)
28.     Jennifer Brady (Semifinals)
29.     Veronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.     Kristina Mladenovic (Second round)
31.     Anastasija Sevastova (Second round)
32.     Rebecca Peterson (First round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
28   Jennifer Brady 6 6
23   Yulia Putintseva 3 2
28   Jennifer Brady 616 3
4   Naomi Osaka 77 3 6
4   Naomi Osaka 6 6
  Shelby Rogers 3 4
4   Naomi Osaka 1 6 6
  Victoria Azarenka 6 3 3
PR   Tsvetana Pironkova 6 3 2
3   Serena Williams 4 6 6
3   Serena Williams 6 3 3
  Victoria Azarenka 1 6 6
  Victoria Azarenka 6 6
16   Elise Mertens 1 0

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Ka Plíšková 6 6
  A Kalinina 4 0 1   Ka Plíšková 1 62
  J Paolini 3 2   C Garcia 6 77
  C Garcia 6 6   C Garcia 3 3
WC   C Bellis 6136 6 28   J Brady 6 6
  T Korpatsch 715 3 2 WC   C Bellis 1 2
  A Blinkova 3 2 28   J Brady 6 6
28   J Brady 6 6 28   J Brady 6 6
17   A Kerber 6 6 17   A Kerber 1 4
  A Tomljanović 4 4 17   A Kerber 6 78
  C Dolehide 2 2   A-L Friedsam 3 66
  A-L Friedsam 6 6 17   A Kerber 6 6
  A Li 6 2 6   A Li 3 4
  A Rus 4 6 1   A Li 6 6
  T Maria 3 2 13   A Riske 0 3
13   A Riske 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   M Vondroušová 6 6
  G Minnen 1 4 12   M Vondroušová 1 2
  F Di Lorenzo 6 660   A Sasnovich 6 6
  A Sasnovich 2 78 6   A Sasnovich 6 2 1
  V Golubic 6 622 23   Y Putintseva 3 6 6
PR   V Lapko 1 77 6 PR   V Lapko 3 3
WC   R Montgomery 1 3 23   Y Putintseva 6 6
23   Y Putintseva 6 6 23   Y Putintseva 6 2 6
30   K Mladenovic 7 6 8   P Martić 3 6 4
WC   H Baptiste 5 2 30   K Mladenovic 6 620
  V Gracheva 6 7   V Gracheva 1 77 6
  P Badosa 4 5   V Gracheva 3 3
PR   K Bondarenko 3 6 6 8   P Martić 6 6
WC   A Kiick 6 3 1 PR   K Bondarenko 3 4
  T Martincová 7 2 4 8   P Martić 6 6
8   P Martić 5 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   N Osaka 6 5 6
  M Doi 2 7 2 4   N Osaka 6 6
  C Giorgi 2 6 7   C Giorgi 1 2
  A Van Uytvanck 6 1 5 4   N Osaka 6 646
  M Kostyuk 6 6   M Kostyuk 3 77 2
  D Kasatkina 1 2   M Kostyuk 6 77
  C Gauff 3 7 4 31   A Sevastova 3 65
31   A Sevastova 6 5 6 4   N Osaka 6 6
24   M Linette 6 4 6 14   A Kontaveit 3 4
  M Inglis 1 6 4 24   M Linette 6 6277
  D Kovinić 6 3 6   D Kovinić 1 77 64
  L Cabrera 4 6 2 24   M Linette 3 2
  UM Arconada 4 62 14   A Kontaveit 6 6
  K Juvan 6 77   K Juvan 4 1
  D Collins 7 2 2 14   A Kontaveit 6 6
14   A Kontaveit 5 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   E Rybakina 6 6
  K Zavatska 3 0 11   E Rybakina 5 1
PR   I Khromacheva 2 2   S Rogers 7 6
  S Rogers 6 6   S Rogers 6 6
  M Brengle 6 6   M Brengle 2 4
Alt   Ar Rodionova 2 2   M Brengle 6 6
  A Sharma 3 77 6219   D Yastremska 2 3
19   D Yastremska 6 6477   S Rogers 77 3 78
32   R Peterson 614 6   P Kvitová 656 66
  K Flipkens 77 6   K Flipkens 6177 3
  M Bouzková 6 2 63   J Pegula 77 636
  J Pegula 3 6 77   J Pegula 4 3
  K Kozlova 6 7 6   P Kvitová 6 6
  W Osuigwe 3 5   K Kozlova 632
  I-C Begu 3 2 6   P Kvitová 77 6
6   P Kvitová 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   M Keys 6 6
  T Babos 1 1 7   M Keys 6 6
  J Teichmann 632   A Bolsova 2 1
  A Bolsova 77 6 7   M Keys 642r
  L Davis 3 6 0   A Cornet 77 3
  A Cornet 6 1 6   A Cornet 77 6
  Y Bonaventure 4 6 6   Y Bonaventure 643
25   S Zhang 6 3 2   A Cornet 4 77 3
18   D Vekić 3 78 6 PR   T Pironkova 6 656
  Kr Plíšková 6 664 18   D Vekić 6 6
  PM Țig 6 6   PM Țig 2 1
  K Nara 1 0 18   D Vekić 4 1
PR   T Pironkova 6 6 PR   T Pironkova 6 6
  L Samsonova 2 3 PR   T Pironkova 7 6
  N Hibino 4 4 10   G Muguruza 5 3
10   G Muguruza 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   M Sakkari 6 3 7
  S Vögele 3 6 5 15   M Sakkari 2 6 6
  B Pera 77 6   B Pera 6 3 2
  Z Diyas 640 15   M Sakkari 6 6
  N Vikhlyantseva 632 22   A Anisimova 3 1
WC   K Scott 77 6 WC   K Scott 6 4 1
  V Tomova 5 5 22   A Anisimova 4 6 6
22   A Anisimova 7 7 15   M Sakkari 3 78 3
26   S Stephens 6 6 3   S Williams 6 666
  M Buzărnescu 3 3 26   S Stephens 6 6
Alt   A Muhammad 1 2   O Govortsova 2 2
  O Govortsova 6 6 26   S Stephens 6 2 2
  M Gasparyan 6 606 3   S Williams 2 6 6
  M Puig 3 77 0   M Gasparyan 2 4
  K Ahn 5 3 3   S Williams 6 6
3   S Williams 7 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   A Sabalenka 77 6
  O Dodin 614 5   A Sabalenka 1 3
  V Azarenka 6 6   V Azarenka 6 6
  B Haas 1 2   V Azarenka 6 6
WC   S Vickery 6 6   I Świątek 4 2
  T Townsend 2 4 WC   S Vickery 77 3 4
  I Świątek 6 6   I Świątek 656 6
29   V Kudermetova 3 3   V Azarenka 5 6 6
20   K Muchová 6 7 20   K Muchová 7 1 4
  V Williams 3 5 20   K Muchová 6 77
  A Kalinskaya 6 6   A Kalinskaya 3 64
  N Stojanović 4 3 20   K Muchová 6 2 79
  S Cîrstea 6 7   S Cîrstea 3 6 67
  C McHale 4 5   S Cîrstea 2 77 6
  H Watson 671 9   J Konta 6 654
9   J Konta 79 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   E Mertens 6 6
  L Siegemund 2 2 16   E Mertens 6 7
WC   C Liu 2 4   S Sorribes Tormo 3 5
  S Sorribes Tormo 6 6 16   E Mertens 7 6
  V Kužmová 4 1   C McNally 5 1
  C McNally 6 6   C McNally 4 6 77
WC   K Clijsters 6 5 1 21   E Alexandrova 6 3 62
21   E Alexandrova 3 7 6 16   E Mertens 6 6
27   O Jabeur 6 78 2   S Kenin 3 3
  K Kawa 2 66 27   O Jabeur 710 6
  K Siniaková 1 2   K Kanepi 680
  K Kanepi 6 6 27   O Jabeur 643
PR   V Zvonareva 4 5 2   S Kenin 77 6
  LA Fernandez 6 7   LA Fernandez 4 3
  Y Wickmayer 2 2 2   S Kenin 6 6
2   S Kenin 6 6

Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

Protected rankingEdit

AlternatesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Priscilla Hon was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she later withdrew due to a hip injury.[18]
  2. ^ After Hon's withdrawal from the event, Lesia Tsurenko was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but withdrew citing injury setbacks.

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Osaka   Azarenka
1st serve % 51/79 (65%) 68/91 (75%)
1st serve points won 31 of 51 = 61% 40 of 68 = 59%
2nd serve points won 13 of 27 = 48% 9 of 23 = 39%
Total service points won 45 of 79 = 56.96% 49 of 91 = 53.85%
Aces 6 3
Double faults 2 2
Winners 34 30
Unforced errors 26 22
Net points won 6 of 12 = 50% 11 of 16 = 69%
Break points converted 5 of 12 = 42% 5 of 10 = 50%
Return points won 42 of 91 = 46% 34 of 79 = 43%
Total points won 87 83
Source

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ "Russia's Diatchenko retires from US Open with knee injury". tass.com.
  11. ^ "Coronavirus : Julia Goerges confirme son forfait à l'US Open". L'Équipe (in French).
  12. ^ "Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova withdraws from US Open". The Week.
  13. ^ "Pavlyuchenkova opts out of U.S. Open due to COVID-19 'insecurity'". Reuters.
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