2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2021 Australian Open
Champion Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka
Runner-up Flag of the United States.svg 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
  2020  · Australian Open ·  2022  

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.

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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]

Seeds

Seeding per WTA rankings. [10]

0 1.   Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashleigh Barty (Quarterfinals)
0 2.   Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep (Quarterfinals)
0 3.   Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka (Champion)
0 4.   Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin (Second round)
0 5.   Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina (Fourth round)
0 6.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
0 7.   Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka (Fourth round)
0 8.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bianca Andreescu (Second round)
0 9.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová (Second round)
10.   Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams (Semifinals)
11.    Flag of Switzerland.svg   Belinda Bencic (Third round)
12.   Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka (First round)
13.   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johanna Konta (First round, retired)
14.   Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
15.   Flag of Poland.svg Iga Świątek (Fourth round)
16.   Flag of Croatia.svg Petra Martić (First round)
17.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Elena Rybakina (Second round)
18.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
19.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Markéta Vondroušová (Fourth round)
20.   Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari (First round)
21.   Flag of Estonia.svg Anett Kontaveit (Third round)
22.   Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady (Final)
23.   Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber (First round)
24.   Flag of the United States.svg Alison Riske (First round)
25.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová (Semifinals)
26.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Putintseva (Third round)
27.   Flag of Tunisia.svg Ons Jabeur (Third round)
28.   Flag of Croatia.svg Donna Vekić (Fourth round)
29.   Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round)
30.   Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Qiang (First round)
31.   Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Shuai (First round)
32.   Flag of Russia.svg Veronika Kudermetova (Third round)

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

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashleigh Barty 63 2
25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová 1 66
25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová 4 64
22 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 63 6
22 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 4 66
  Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Pegula 62 1
22 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 4 3
3 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 66
  Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Hsieh Su-wei 2 2
3 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 66
3 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 66
10 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 3 4
10 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 66
2 Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep 3 3

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 66
Flag of Montenegro.svg D Kovinić 0 0 1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 679
Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 1 5 WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg D Gavrilova 1 67
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg D Gavrilova 671 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 66
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg S Zheng 3 62 29 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 2 4
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 62 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 3 64
Flag of Italy.svg M Trevisan 3 4 29 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 677
29 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 661 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 66
21 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 76 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 3 4
Flag of Belarus.svg A Sasnovich 5 2 21 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 6566
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kr Plíšková 6463 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H Watson 774 2
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H Watson 777721 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 4 3
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg F Jones 4 1 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66
Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66
Q Flag of Serbia.svg O Danilović 73 6Q Flag of Serbia.svg O Danilović 2 3
16 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 5 64

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   Flag of Switzerland.svg   B Bencic 64 6
Flag of the United States.svg L Davis 3 61 11   Flag of Switzerland.svg   B Bencic 72 6
Flag of Russia.svg S Kuznetsova 66 Flag of Russia.svg S Kuznetsova 5 64
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Strýcová 2 2 11   Flag of Switzerland.svg   B Bencic 2 1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg L Zhu 6618 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 66
Q Flag of the United States.svg W Osuigwe 1 1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg L Zhu 681
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg LA Fernandez 1 3 18 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 7106
18 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 6618 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 655
25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 7625 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 777
Flag of Latvia.svg J Ostapenko 5 2 25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 66
PR Flag of Germany.svg M Barthel 3 66PR Flag of Germany.svg M Barthel 4 1
Q Flag of Italy.svg E Cocciaretto 64 4 25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 77
Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 666 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 5 5
Flag of Romania.svg A Bogdan 3 1 Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 5 2
Flag of Italy.svg J Paolini 0 2 6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 76
6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 66

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 76
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg M Inglis 5 4 4 Flag of the United States.svg S Kenin 3 2
Flag of Latvia.svg A Sevastova 3 1 Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 66
Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 66 Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 7624
Flag of Argentina.svg N Podoroska 6628 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 5 776
Flag of the United States.svg C McHale 4 4 Flag of Argentina.svg N Podoroska 2 2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Y Wang 63 4 28 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 66
28 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 4 6628 Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 1 5
22 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 6622 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 67
Flag of Spain.svg A Bolsova 1 3 22 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 66
Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 66 Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 1 2
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ar Rodionova 1 2 22 Flag of the United States.svg J Brady 66
Q Flag of France.svg C Paquet 5 5 Q Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 1 3
Q Flag of Egypt.svg M Sherif 77Q Flag of Egypt.svg M Sherif 6623
Q Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 4 2 Q Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 3 776
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J Konta 60r

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 5 4
Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 76 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 66
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg D Aiava 4 4 WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg S Stosur 0 1
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg S Stosur 66 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 66
Flag of Japan.svg N Hibino 2 67 Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 2 1
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Sharma 63 5 Flag of Japan.svg N Hibino 5 1
Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 60 6 Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 76
20 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 2 63 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 63 6
26 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 4 665 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 4 63
Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 62 3 26 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 61 6
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg A Van Uytvanck 4 66 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg A Van Uytvanck 4 62
Q Flag of France.svg C Burel 63 4 26 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 4 0
Flag of the United States.svg C Gauff 665 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 66
  Flag of Switzerland.svg   J Teichmann 3 2 Flag of the United States.svg C Gauff 4 3
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Bouzková 3 655 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 66
5 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 677

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 64 6
LL Flag of Romania.svg M Buzărnescu 2 63 8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 3 2
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 76 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 66
Q Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 5 2 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 62 7
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Flipkens 5 2 Q Flag of Italy.svg S Errani 4 65
Flag of the United States.svg V Williams 76 Flag of the United States.svg V Williams 1 0
Q Flag of Italy.svg S Errani 2 66Q Flag of Italy.svg S Errani 66
30 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Q Wang 64 4 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 66
19 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 2 7719 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 4 2
Flag of Sweden.svg R Peterson 65 5 19 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 67
Q Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg R Marino 6711Q Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg R Marino 1 5
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg K Birrell 0 6919 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 66
Flag of Romania.svg PM Țig 2 1 Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 2 4
Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 66 Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 61 6
Q Flag of Belgium (civil).svg G Minnen 3 4 9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 4 61
9 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 66

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 66
LL Flag of Russia.svg M Gasparyan 4 0 14 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 66
Q Flag of Russia.svg L Samsonova 64777Q Flag of Russia.svg L Samsonova 3 1
Flag of Spain.svg P Badosa 77645 14 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 66
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Z Diyas 67 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Z Diyas 1 1
Flag of Slovenia.svg T Zidanšek 2 5 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Z Diyas 63 6
Flag of the United States.svg B Pera 66 Flag of the United States.svg B Pera 4 63
23 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 0 4 14 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 64 5
27 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 63 63 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 4 67
Flag of Germany.svg A Petkovic 3 64 27 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 66
Q Flag of Japan.svg M Hibi 624 LL Flag of Slovakia.svg AK Schmiedlová 3 2
LL Flag of Slovakia.svg AK Schmiedlová 77627 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 3 2
Flag of Slovenia.svg P Hercog 663 3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66
Flag of France.svg C Garcia 786 Flag of France.svg C Garcia 2 3
Flag of Russia.svg A Pavlyuchenkova 1 2 3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66
3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 66
Flag of Slovakia.svg V Kužmová 0 4 7 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 776
PR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg K Boulter 1 4 Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 653
Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 667 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 66
Flag of France.svg A Cornet 64 710 Flag of the United States.svg A Li 3 1
Q Flag of Russia.svg V Savinykh 2 667 Flag of France.svg A Cornet 2 66
Flag of the United States.svg A Li 66 Flag of the United States.svg A Li 678
31 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg S Zhang 2 0 7 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 4 64
24 Flag of the United States.svg A Riske 2 1 10 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 62 6
Flag of Russia.svg A Potapova 66 Flag of Russia.svg A Potapova 66
Q Flag of Hungary.svg T Babos 776Q Flag of Hungary.svg T Babos 2 4
LL Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Y Bonaventure 604 Flag of Russia.svg A Potapova 652
Flag of Serbia.svg N Stojanović 6610 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 776
Flag of Romania.svg I-C Begu 3 4 Flag of Serbia.svg N Stojanović 3 0
Flag of Germany.svg L Siegemund 1 1 10 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 66
10 Flag of the United States.svg S Williams 66

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 66
Flag of the Netherlands.svg A Rus 1 3 15 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 66
PR Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Shvedova 3 3 Flag of Italy.svg C Giorgi 2 4
Flag of Italy.svg C Giorgi 6615 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 66
Flag of France.svg F Ferro 6566 Flag of France.svg F Ferro 4 3
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Siniaková 772 4 Flag of France.svg F Ferro 66
PR Flag of Russia.svg V Zvonareva 64 4 17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 4 4
17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 4 6615 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 61 4
32 Flag of Russia.svg V Kudermetova 6772 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 3 66
Flag of Ukraine.svg M Kostyuk 2 6532 Flag of Russia.svg V Kudermetova 5 66
Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 63 710 Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 72 2
Flag of Russia.svg A Blinkova 1 66732 Flag of Russia.svg V Kudermetova 1 3
Flag of Japan.svg M Doi 2 1 2 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 66 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 64 5
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg L Cabrera 2 1 2 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 4 67
2 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 66
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Protected ranking

Qualifiers

Lucky losers

Withdrawals

Before the Qualifying tournament
After the Qualifying tournament

Championship match statistics

Category Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Flag of the United States.svg Brady
1st serve %30/63 (48%)29/60 (48%)
1st serve points won22 of 30 = 73%18 of 29 = 62%
2nd serve points won18 of 33 = 55%13 of 31 = 42%
Total service points won40 of 63 = 63.49%31 of 60 = 51.67%
Aces62
Double faults24
Winners1615
Unforced errors2431
Net points won4 of 5 = 80%2 of 3 = 67%
Break points converted4 of 5 = 80%2 of 4 = 50%
Return points won25 of 60 = 42%21 of 63 = 33%
Total points won6954
Source

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