2020 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2020 US Open
Champion Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka
Runner-up Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka
Final score1–6, 6–3, 6–3
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Draw128 (8 WC)
Seeds32
Events
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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]

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

Seeds

0 1.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
0 2.   Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin (Fourth round)
0 3.   Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams (Semifinals)
0 4.   Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka (Champion)
0 5.   Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka (Second round)
0 6.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
0 7.   Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys (Third round, retired)
0 8.   Flag of Croatia.svg Petra Martić (Fourth round)
0 9.   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johanna Konta (Second round)
10.   Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
11.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Elena Rybakina (Second round)
12.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Markéta Vondroušová (Second round)
13.   Flag of the United States.svg Alison Riske (Second round)
14.   Flag of Estonia.svg Anett Kontaveit (Fourth round)
15.   Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari (Fourth round)
16.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens (Quarterfinals)
17.   Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
18.   Flag of Croatia.svg Donna Vekić (Third round)
19.   Flag of Ukraine.svg Dayana Yastremska (Second round)
20.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová (Fourth round)
21.   Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)
22.   Flag of the United States.svg Amanda Anisimova (Third round)
23.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Putintseva (Quarterfinals)
24.   Flag of Poland.svg Magda Linette (Third round)
25.   Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Shuai (First round)
26.   Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens (Third round)
27.   Flag of Tunisia.svg Ons Jabeur (Third round)
28.   Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady (Semifinals)
29.   Flag of Russia.svg Veronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.   Flag of France.svg Kristina Mladenovic (Second round)
31.   Flag of Latvia.svg Anastasija Sevastova (Second round)
32.   Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson (First round)

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

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
28 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 66
23 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Putintseva 3 2
28 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 6163
4 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 773 6
4 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 66
Flag of the United States.svg Shelby Rogers 3 4
4 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 1 66
Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka 63 3
PR Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tsvetana Pironkova 63 2
3 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 4 66
3 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 63 3
Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka 1 66
Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka 66
16 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens 1 0

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 66
Flag of Ukraine.svg A Kalinina 4 0 1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 1 62
Flag of Italy.svg J Paolini 3 2 Flag of France.svg C Garcia 677
Flag of France.svg C Garcia 66 Flag of France.svg C Garcia 3 3
WC Flag of the United States.svg C Bellis 6136628 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 66
Flag of Germany.svg T Korpatsch 7153 2 WC Flag of the United States.svg C Bellis 1 2
Flag of Russia.svg A Blinkova 3 2 28 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 66
28 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 6628 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 66
17 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 6617 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 1 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 4 4 17 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 678
Flag of the United States.svg C Dolehide 2 2 Flag of Germany.svg A-L Friedsam 3 66
Flag of Germany.svg A-L Friedsam 6617 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 66
Flag of the United States.svg A Li 62 6 Flag of the United States.svg A Li 3 4
Flag of the Netherlands.svg A Rus 4 61 Flag of the United States.svg A Li 66
Flag of Germany.svg T Maria 3 2 13 Flag of the United States.svg A Riske 0 3
13 Flag of the United States.svg A Riske 66

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 66
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg G Minnen 1 4 12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 1 2
Flag of the United States.svg F Di Lorenzo 6660 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sasnovich 66
Flag of Belarus.svg A Sasnovich 2 786 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sasnovich 62 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg V Golubic 6622 23 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 3 66
PR Flag of Belarus.svg V Lapko 1 776PR Flag of Belarus.svg V Lapko 3 3
WC Flag of the United States.svg R Montgomery 1 3 23 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 66
23 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 6623 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 62 6
30 Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 768 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 3 64
WC Flag of the United States.svg H Baptiste 5 2 30 Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 6620
Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 67 Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 1 776
Flag of Spain.svg P Badosa 4 5 Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 3 3
PR Flag of Ukraine.svg K Bondarenko 3 668 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 66
WC Flag of the United States.svg A Kiick 63 1 PR Flag of Ukraine.svg K Bondarenko 3 4
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg T Martincová 72 4 8 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 66
8 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 5 66

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 65 6
Flag of Japan.svg M Doi 2 72 4 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66
Flag of Italy.svg C Giorgi 2 67 Flag of Italy.svg C Giorgi 1 2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg A Van Uytvanck 61 5 4 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 6646
Flag of Ukraine.svg M Kostyuk 66 Flag of Ukraine.svg M Kostyuk 3 772
Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 1 2 Flag of Ukraine.svg M Kostyuk 677
Flag of the United States.svg C Gauff 3 74 31 Flag of Latvia.svg A Sevastova 3 65
31 Flag of Latvia.svg A Sevastova 65 64 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66
24 Flag of Poland.svg M Linette 64 614 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 3 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg M Inglis 1 64 24 Flag of Poland.svg M Linette 66277
Flag of Montenegro.svg D Kovinić 63 6 Flag of Montenegro.svg D Kovinić 1 7764
Flag of Australia (converted).svg L Cabrera 4 62 24 Flag of Poland.svg M Linette 3 2
Flag of the United States.svg UM Arconada 4 6214 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 66
Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 677 Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 4 1
Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 72 2 14 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 66
14 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 5 66

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 66
Flag of Ukraine.svg K Zavatska 3 0 11 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 5 1
PR Flag of Russia.svg I Khromacheva 2 2 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 76
Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66
Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 66 Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 2 4
Alt Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ar Rodionova 2 2 Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Sharma 3 776219 Flag of Ukraine.svg D Yastremska 2 3
19 Flag of Ukraine.svg D Yastremska 66477 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 773 78
32 Flag of Sweden.svg R Peterson 614 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 65666
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Flipkens 776 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Flipkens 61773
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Bouzková 62 63 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 77636
Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 3 677 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 4 3
Flag of Ukraine.svg K Kozlova 676 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 66
Flag of the United States.svg W Osuigwe 3 5 Flag of Ukraine.svg K Kozlova 632
Flag of Romania.svg I-C Begu 3 2 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 776
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 66

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Flag of the United States.svg M Keys 66
Flag of Hungary.svg T Babos 1 1 7 Flag of the United States.svg M Keys 66
Flag of Switzerland.svg J Teichmann 632 Flag of Spain.svg A Bolsova 2 1
Flag of Spain.svg A Bolsova 7767 Flag of the United States.svg M Keys 642r
Flag of the United States.svg L Davis 3 60 Flag of France.svg A Cornet 773
Flag of France.svg A Cornet 61 6 Flag of France.svg A Cornet 776
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Y Bonaventure 4 66 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Y Bonaventure 643
25 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg S Zhang 63 2 Flag of France.svg A Cornet 4 773
18 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 3 786PR Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 6656
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kr Plíšková 6664 18 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 66
Flag of Romania.svg PM Țig 66 Flag of Romania.svg PM Țig 2 1
Flag of Japan.svg K Nara 1 0 18 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 4 1
PR Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 66PR Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 66
Flag of Russia.svg L Samsonova 2 3 PR Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 76
Flag of Japan.svg N Hibino 4 4 10 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 5 3
10 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 66

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 63 7
Flag of Switzerland.svg S Vögele 3 65 15 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 2 66
Flag of the United States.svg B Pera 776 Flag of the United States.svg B Pera 63 2
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Z Diyas 640 15 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 66
Flag of Russia.svg N Vikhlyantseva 632 22 Flag of the United States.svg A Anisimova 3 1
WC Flag of the United States.svg K Scott 776WC Flag of the United States.svg K Scott 64 1
Flag of Bulgaria.svg V Tomova 5 5 22 Flag of the United States.svg A Anisimova 4 66
22 Flag of the United States.svg A Anisimova 7715 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 3 783
26 Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 663 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 6666
Flag of Romania.svg M Buzărnescu 3 3 26 Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 66
Alt Flag of the United States.svg A Muhammad 1 2 Flag of Belarus.svg O Govortsova 2 2
Flag of Belarus.svg O Govortsova 6626 Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 62 2
Flag of Russia.svg M Gasparyan 66063 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 2 66
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg M Puig 3 770 Flag of Russia.svg M Gasparyan 2 4
Flag of the United States.svg K Ahn 5 3 3 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 66
3 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 76

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 776
Flag of France.svg O Dodin 614 5 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 1 3
Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 66 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 66
Flag of Austria.svg B Haas 1 2 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 66
WC Flag of the United States.svg S Vickery 66 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 4 2
Flag of the United States.svg T Townsend 2 4 WC Flag of the United States.svg S Vickery 773 4
Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 66 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 6566
29 Flag of Russia.svg V Kudermetova 3 3 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 5 66
20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 6720 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 71 4
Flag of the United States.svg V Williams 3 5 20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 677
Flag of Russia.svg A Kalinskaya 66 Flag of Russia.svg A Kalinskaya 3 64
Flag of Serbia.svg N Stojanović 4 3 20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 62 79
Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 67 Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 3 667
Flag of the United States.svg C McHale 4 5 Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 2 776
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H Watson 671 9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J Konta 6654
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J Konta 796

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 66
Flag of Germany.svg L Siegemund 2 2 16 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 67
WC Flag of the United States.svg C Liu 2 4 Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 3 5
Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 6616 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 76
Flag of Slovakia.svg V Kužmová 4 1 Flag of the United States.svg C McNally 5 1
Flag of the United States.svg C McNally 66 Flag of the United States.svg C McNally 4 677
WC Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Clijsters 65 1 21 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 63 62
21 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 3 7616 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 66
27 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 6782 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 3 3
Flag of Poland.svg K Kawa 2 6627 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 7106
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Siniaková 1 2 Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 680
Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 6627 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 643
PR Flag of Russia.svg V Zvonareva 4 5 2 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 776
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg LA Fernandez 67 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg LA Fernandez 4 3
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Y Wickmayer 2 2 2 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 66
2 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 66

Other entry information

Wild cards

Protected ranking

Alternates

Withdrawals

  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 statistics

Category Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Flag of Belarus.svg Azarenka
1st serve %51/79 (65%)68/91 (75%)
1st serve points won31 of 51 = 61%40 of 68 = 59%
2nd serve points won13 of 27 = 48%9 of 23 = 39%
Total service points won45 of 79 = 56.96%49 of 91 = 53.85%
Aces63
Double faults22
Winners3430
Unforced errors2622
Net points won6 of 12 = 50%11 of 16 = 69%
Break points converted5 of 12 = 42%5 of 10 = 50%
Return points won42 of 91 = 46%34 of 79 = 43%
Total points won8783
Source

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