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2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2021 Australian Open
Champion Naomi Osaka
Runner-up Jennifer Brady
Final score6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
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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 and also saved two match points in the fourth round match against Muguruza.

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]

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Seeds

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)

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Draw

Key

Finals

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 half

Section 1

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 65 6 6
Kr Plíšková 64 63 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 2

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 68 1
LA Fernandez 1 3 18 E Mertens 710 6
18 E Mertens 6 6 18 E Mertens 65 5
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 3

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 62 4
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 62 3
Q K Juvan 4 2 Q K Juvan 3 77 6
13 J Konta 6 0r

Section 4

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 half

Section 5

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 6

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 64 77 7 Q L Samsonova 3 1
P Badosa 77 64 5 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 62 4 LL AK Schmiedlová 3 2
LL AK Schmiedlová 77 6 27 O Jabeur 3 2
P Hercog 66 3 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 7

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 65 3
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 60 4 A Potapova 65 2
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 8

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 65 6 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 67 32 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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Championship match statistics

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
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References

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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.
  5. ^ "Egypt's Mayar Sherif Wins First Round Australian Open Match". egyptianstreets.com.
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  7. ^ "Serena Williams Matches Incredible Grand Slam Feat. After Victory Over Aryna Sabalenka at Australian Open 2021". EssentiallySports. 2021-02-14. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  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.
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  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