2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady in the final, 6–4, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 Australian Open.[1] This was Osaka's second Australian Open title and her fourth Grand Slam tournament singles title.[2] At this event Osaka extended her winning streak, dating back to the 2020 Cincinnati Open, to 21 matches. Osaka dropped just one set the entire tournament, to Garbiñe Muguruza in the fourth round; Osaka also saved two match points in this fourth round match against Muguruza. Osaka became the first female player to win four Grand Slam singles titles since Maria Sharapova in 2012, and the youngest since Justine Henin won the 2005 French Open. Osaka became the third player in the Open Era, after Monica Seles and Roger Federer, to win their first four Grand Slam finals.

Women's Singles
2021 Australian Open
ChampionJapan Naomi Osaka
Runner-upUnited States Jennifer Brady
Final score6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 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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Sofia Kenin was the defending champion,[3] but she lost to Kaia Kanepi in the second round. Her loss to Kanepi was the earliest by a women's defending champion at the Australian Open since two-time defending champion Jennifer Capriati lost in the opening round in 2003.[4]

Mayar Sherif became the first Egyptian woman to win a match in a Grand Slam tournament main draw.[5]

Serena Williams equalled Chris Evert's all-time record of reaching 54 Grand Slam quarterfinals.[6][7]

Hsieh Su-wei became the first female Taiwanese player to make a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal. At 35 years old, Hsieh is also the oldest player to debut in a Grand Slam quarterfinal.[8][9]

SeedsEdit

Seeding per WTA rankings.[10]

01.     Ashleigh Barty (Quarterfinals)
02.     Simona Halep (Quarterfinals)
03.     Naomi Osaka (Champion)
04.     Sofia Kenin (Second round)
05.     Elina Svitolina (Fourth round)
06.     Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
07.     Aryna Sabalenka (Fourth round)
08.     Bianca Andreescu (Second round)
09.     Petra Kvitová (Second round)
10.     Serena Williams (Semifinals)
11.       Belinda Bencic (Third round)
12.     Victoria Azarenka (First round)
13.     Johanna Konta (First round, retired)
14.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
15.     Iga Świątek (Fourth round)
16.     Petra Martić (First round)
17.     Elena Rybakina (Second round)
18.     Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
19.     Markéta Vondroušová (Fourth round)
20.     Maria Sakkari (First round)
21.     Anett Kontaveit (Third round)
22.     Jennifer Brady (Final)
23.     Angelique Kerber (First round)
24.     Alison Riske (First round)
25.     Karolína Muchová (Semifinals)
26.     Yulia Putintseva (Third round)
27.     Ons Jabeur (Third round)
28.     Donna Vekić (Fourth round)
29.     Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round)
30.     Wang Qiang (First round)
31.     Zhang Shuai (First round)
32.     Veronika Kudermetova (Third round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Ashleigh Barty 6 3 2
25   Karolína Muchová 1 6 6
25   Karolína Muchová 4 6 4
22   Jennifer Brady 6 3 6
22   Jennifer Brady 4 6 6
    Jessica Pegula 6 2 1
22   Jennifer Brady 4 3
3   Naomi Osaka 6 6
    Hsieh Su-wei 2 2
3   Naomi Osaka 6 6
3   Naomi Osaka 6 6
10   Serena Williams 3 4
10   Serena Williams 6 6
2   Simona Halep 3 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   A Barty 6 6
  D Kovinić 0 0 1   A Barty 6 79
  S Sorribes Tormo 1 5 WC   D Gavrilova 1 67
WC   D Gavrilova 6 7 1   A Barty 6 6
  S Zheng 3 6 2 29   E Alexandrova 2 4
  B Krejčíková 6 2 6   B Krejčíková 3 64
  M Trevisan 3 4 29   E Alexandrova 6 77
29   E Alexandrova 6 6 1   A Barty 6 6
21   A Kontaveit 7 6   S Rogers 3 4
  A Sasnovich 5 2 21   A Kontaveit 656 6
  Kr Plíšková 6463   H Watson 77 4 2
  H Watson 77 77 21   A Kontaveit 4 3
Q   F Jones 4 1   S Rogers 6 6
  S Rogers 6 6   S Rogers 6 6
Q   O Danilović 7 3 6 Q   O Danilović 2 3
16   P Martić 5 6 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11     B Bencic 6 4 6
  L Davis 3 6 1 11     B Bencic 7 2 6
  S Kuznetsova 6 6   S Kuznetsova 5 6 4
  B Strýcová 2 2 11     B Bencic 2 1
  L Zhu 6 6 18   E Mertens 6 6
Q   W Osuigwe 1 1   L Zhu 681
  LA Fernandez 1 3 18   E Mertens 710 6
18   E Mertens 6 6 18   E Mertens 655
25   K Muchová 7 6 25   K Muchová 77 7
  J Ostapenko 5 2 25   K Muchová 6 6
PR   M Barthel 3 6 6 PR   M Barthel 4 1
Q   E Cocciaretto 6 4 4 25   K Muchová 7 7
  D Collins 6 6 6   Ka Plíšková 5 5
  A Bogdan 3 1   D Collins 5 2
  J Paolini 0 2 6   Ka Plíšková 7 6
6   Ka Plíšková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Kenin 7 6
WC   M Inglis 5 4 4   S Kenin 3 2
  A Sevastova 3 1   K Kanepi 6 6
  K Kanepi 6 6   K Kanepi 7 624
  N Podoroska 6 6 28   D Vekić 5 77 6
  C McHale 4 4   N Podoroska 2 2
  Y Wang 6 3 4 28   D Vekić 6 6
28   D Vekić 4 6 6 28   D Vekić 1 5
22   J Brady 6 6 22   J Brady 6 7
  A Bolsova 1 3 22   J Brady 6 6
  M Brengle 6 6   M Brengle 1 2
WC   Ar Rodionova 1 2 22   J Brady 6 6
Q   C Paquet 5 5 Q   K Juvan 1 3
Q   M Sherif 7 7 Q   M Sherif 6 623
Q   K Juvan 4 2 Q   K Juvan 3 77 6
13   J Konta 6 0r

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   V Azarenka 5 4
  J Pegula 7 6   J Pegula 6 6
WC   D Aiava 4 4 WC   S Stosur 0 1
WC   S Stosur 6 6   J Pegula 6 6
  N Hibino 2 6 7   K Mladenovic 2 1
WC   A Sharma 6 3 5   N Hibino 5 1
  K Mladenovic 6 0 6   K Mladenovic 7 6
20   M Sakkari 2 6 3   J Pegula 6 3 6
26   Y Putintseva 4 6 6 5   E Svitolina 4 6 3
  S Stephens 6 2 3 26   Y Putintseva 6 1 6
  A Van Uytvanck 4 6 6   A Van Uytvanck 4 6 2
Q   C Burel 6 3 4 26   Y Putintseva 4 0
  C Gauff 6 6 5   E Svitolina 6 6
    J Teichmann 3 2   C Gauff 4 3
  M Bouzková 3 65 5   E Svitolina 6 6
5   E Svitolina 6 77

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   B Andreescu 6 4 6
LL   M Buzărnescu 2 6 3 8   B Andreescu 3 2
  S-w Hsieh 7 6   S-w Hsieh 6 6
Q   T Pironkova 5 2   S-w Hsieh 6 2 7
  K Flipkens 5 2 Q   S Errani 4 6 5
  V Williams 7 6   V Williams 1 0
Q   S Errani 2 6 6 Q   S Errani 6 6
30   Q Wang 6 4 4   S-w Hsieh 6 6
19   M Vondroušová 2 7 7 19   M Vondroušová 4 2
  R Peterson 6 5 5 19   M Vondroušová 6 7
Q   R Marino 6 711 Q   R Marino 1 5
WC   K Birrell 0 69 19   M Vondroušová 6 6
  PM Țig 2 1   S Cîrstea 2 4
  S Cîrstea 6 6   S Cîrstea 6 1 6
Q   G Minnen 3 4 9   P Kvitová 4 6 1
9   P Kvitová 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   G Muguruza 6 6
LL   M Gasparyan 4 0 14   G Muguruza 6 6
Q   L Samsonova 6477 7 Q   L Samsonova 3 1
  P Badosa 77 645 14   G Muguruza 6 6
  Z Diyas 6 7   Z Diyas 1 1
  T Zidanšek 2 5   Z Diyas 6 3 6
  B Pera 6 6   B Pera 4 6 3
23   A Kerber 0 4 14   G Muguruza 6 4 5
27   O Jabeur 6 3 6 3   N Osaka 4 6 7
  A Petkovic 3 6 4 27   O Jabeur 6 6
Q   M Hibi 624 LL   AK Schmiedlová 3 2
LL   AK Schmiedlová 77 6 27   O Jabeur 3 2
  P Hercog 663 3   N Osaka 6 6
  C Garcia 78 6   C Garcia 2 3
  A Pavlyuchenkova 1 2 3   N Osaka 6 6
3   N Osaka 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   A Sabalenka 6 6
  V Kužmová 0 4 7   A Sabalenka 77 6
PR   K Boulter 1 4   D Kasatkina 653
  D Kasatkina 6 6 7   A Sabalenka 6 6
  A Cornet 6 4 710   A Li 3 1
Q   V Savinykh 2 6 67   A Cornet 2 66
  A Li 6 6   A Li 6 78
31   S Zhang 2 0 7   A Sabalenka 4 6 4
24   A Riske 2 1 10   S Williams 6 2 6
  A Potapova 6 6   A Potapova 6 6
Q   T Babos 77 6 Q   T Babos 2 4
LL   Y Bonaventure 604   A Potapova 652
  N Stojanović 6 6 10   S Williams 77 6
  I-C Begu 3 4   N Stojanović 3 0
  L Siegemund 1 1 10   S Williams 6 6
10   S Williams 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   I Świątek 6 6
  A Rus 1 3 15   I Świątek 6 6
PR   Y Shvedova 3 3   C Giorgi 2 4
  C Giorgi 6 6 15   I Świątek 6 6
  F Ferro 656 6   F Ferro 4 3
  K Siniaková 77 2 4   F Ferro 6 6
PR   V Zvonareva 6 4 4 17   E Rybakina 4 4
17   E Rybakina 4 6 6 15   I Świątek 6 1 4
32   V Kudermetova 6 77 2   S Halep 3 6 6
  M Kostyuk 2 65 32   V Kudermetova 5 6 6
  V Gracheva 6 3 710   V Gracheva 7 2 2
  A Blinkova 1 6 6732   V Kudermetova 1 3
  M Doi 2 1 2   S Halep 6 6
  A Tomljanović 6 6   A Tomljanović 6 4 5
WC   L Cabrera 2 1 2   S Halep 4 6 7
2   S Halep 6 6
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QualifiersEdit

Lucky losersEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the Qualifying tournament
After the Qualifying tournament

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Osaka   Brady
1st serve % 30/63 (48%) 29/60 (48%)
1st serve points won 22 of 30 = 73% 18 of 29 = 62%
2nd serve points won 18 of 33 = 55% 13 of 31 = 42%
Total service points won 40 of 63 = 63.49% 31 of 60 = 51.67%
Aces 6 2
Double faults 2 4
Winners 16 15
Unforced errors 24 31
Net points won 4 of 5 = 80% 2 of 3 = 67%
Break points converted 4 of 5 = 80% 2 of 4 = 50%
Return points won 25 of 60 = 42% 21 of 63 = 33%
Total points won 69 54
Source

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady in women's final". BBC Sport. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Sofia Kenin battles back to beat Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final". Guardian. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ Pentony, Luke (11 February 2021). "Ash Barty beats Daria Gavrilova in straight sets, Sofia Kenin out of Australian Open". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 11 February 2021.
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  8. ^ "Hsieh makes tennis history in Melbourne". Taipei Times. AFP. 2021-02-15. Archived from the original on 2021-02-14.
  9. ^ "35-year-old Hsieh Su-wei makes history after unbelievable Aus Open boilovers". Fox Sports Australia. 2021-02-14. Archived from the original on 2021-02-16.
  10. ^ "Seeding per WTA rulebook" (PDF). Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Dayana Yastremska". International Tennis Federation Anti-Doping. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
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Preceded by
2020 French Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
2021 French Open – Women's Singles