2021 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2021 US Open
Champion Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu
Runner-up Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez
Final score6–4, 6–3
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Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
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  2020  · US Open ·  2022  

Emma Raducanu defeated Leylah Fernandez in the final, 6–4, 6–3, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 US Open. She became the first qualifier in history, male or female, to reach a major final, and win a major title, and the first singles qualifier to ever reach the semifinals at the US Open. She became the first player since Bianca Andreescu in 2019 to reach the US Open final in her debut appearance. She became the first British woman to win a singles major since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships. [1] [2] [3] Ranked No. 150 in the world, Raducanu became the lowest ranked player to win a major since Kim Clijsters (a former world No.1 coming out of retirement) won the 2009 US Open. Raducanu was also the youngest major champion since Maria Sharapova at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. This marked the first all-teenage major final since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis at the 1999 US Open and the first women's singles major final in the Open Era to feature two unseeded players. [4]

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Raducanu won the title without dropping a set during the entire tournament, including during her three qualification matches. Furthermore, she did not play a tiebreak in any set. This was Raducanu's first WTA singles title, making her the fourth woman in the Open Era and the first woman since Iga Świątek at the 2020 French Open to win a major tournament as their maiden singles title.

Raducanu and Fernandez both made their top 30 debuts following the conclusion of the tournament. Fernandez was the youngest player to defeat three top 5 seeded players in the same major since Serena Williams in the 1999 US Open. [5] [6]

Naomi Osaka was the defending champion, [7] but she lost to Fernandez in the third round.

This was the first major since the 2011 French Open where neither Serena nor Venus Williams participated, as well as the first time that neither of the Williams sisters played at the US Open since 2003. [8] This event also marked the final Major appearance for former world No. 6 and 2013 US Open and 2018 US Open quarterfinalist Carla Suárez Navarro. [9] She lost in the first round to Danielle Collins.

None of the top 20 seeds lost prior to the third round of the tournament, marking the first time this has occurred since the introduction of the 32-seed format in 2001. [10]

Karolína Plíšková set a new record for the number of aces served in a US Open women's singles match in her second round match against Amanda Anisimova, after serving 24 aces in three sets. [11]

The defeats of Plíšková and Barbora Krejčíková in the quarterfinals guaranteed two first-time Major finalists; Raducanu and Fernandez emerged to become those players. This also ensured that, for the first time since 2014, eight different players contested the four Grand Slam finals in a season.

Seeds

0 1.   Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashleigh Barty (Third round)
0 2.   Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka (Semifinals)
0 3.   Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka (Third round)
0 4.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková (Quarterfinals)
0 5.   Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
0 6.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bianca Andreescu (Fourth round)
0 7.   Flag of Poland.svg Iga Świątek (Fourth round)
0 8.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková (Quarterfinals)
0 9.   Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
10.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová (Third round)
11.    Flag of Switzerland.svg   Belinda Bencic (Quarterfinals)
12.   Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep (Fourth round)
13.   Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady (Withdrew)
14.   Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Fourth round)
15.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
16.   Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
17.   Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari (Semifinals)
18.   Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
19.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Elena Rybakina (Third round)
20.   Flag of Tunisia.svg Ons Jabeur (Third round)
21.   Flag of the United States.svg Coco Gauff (Second round)
22.   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová (First round)
23.   Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Pegula (Third round)
24.   Flag of Spain.svg Paula Badosa (Second round)
25.   Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kasatkina (Third round)
26.   Flag of the United States.svg Danielle Collins (Third round)
27.   Flag of Latvia.svg Jeļena Ostapenko (Withdrew)
28.   Flag of Estonia.svg Anett Kontaveit (Third round)
29.   Flag of Russia.svg Veronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.   Flag of Croatia.svg Petra Martić (Second round)
31.   Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Putintseva (First round)
32.   Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)

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

Draw

Key

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Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu 66
11 Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic 3 4
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu 66
17 Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari 1 4
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková 4 4
17 Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari 66
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu 66
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez 4 3
5 Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina 3 665
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez 63 77
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez 774 6
2 Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka 6364
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková 1 4
2 Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka 66

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 679
Flag of Russia.svg V Zvonareva 1 671 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 67
Flag of France.svg C Burel 5 0 Flag of Denmark.svg C Tauson 1 5
Flag of Denmark.svg C Tauson 761 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Barty 2 665
Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 66 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 61 77
Flag of the United States.svg M Brengle 4 0 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 76
Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 773 6 Flag of Romania.svg S Cîrstea 5 2
29 Flag of Russia.svg V Kudermetova 6560 Flag of the United States.svg S Rogers 2 1
22 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Muchová 2 63Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg E Raducanu 66
Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 677 Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 66
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 66 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg S-w Hsieh 1 3
Flag of the United States.svg C Liu 1 4 Flag of Spain.svg S Sorribes Tormo 0 1
WC Flag of the United States.svg H Baptiste 3 4 Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg E Raducanu 66
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg S Zhang 66 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg S Zhang 2 4
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg E Raducanu 66Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg E Raducanu 66
LL Flag of Switzerland.svg S Vögele 2 3

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Flag of Switzerland.svg B Bencic 66
Flag of the Netherlands.svg A Rus 4 4 11 Flag of Switzerland.svg B Bencic 66
Flag of Italy.svg M Trevisan 67 Flag of Italy.svg M Trevisan 3 1
WC Flag of the United States.svg C Vandeweghe 1 5 11 Flag of Switzerland.svg B Bencic 66
Flag of Japan.svg M Doi 77623 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 2 4
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg S Sanders 633 Flag of Japan.svg M Doi 3 2
Flag of Russia.svg A Potapova 2 2 23 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 66
23 Flag of the United States.svg J Pegula 6611 Flag of Switzerland.svg B Bencic 7146
28 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 667 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 6123
PR Flag of Australia (converted).svg S Stosur 3 0 28 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 66
Q Flag of Spain.svg C Bucșa 3 4 Flag of Switzerland.svg J Teichmann 4 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg J Teichmann 6628 Flag of Estonia.svg A Kontaveit 3 63
Flag of France.svg F Ferro 667 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 64 6
Flag of Japan.svg N Hibino 1 4 Flag of France.svg F Ferro 6630
Q Flag of the United States.svg J Loeb 3 4 7 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 3 776
7 Flag of Poland.svg I Świątek 66

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 66
WC Flag of the United States.svg C McNally 3 4 4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 76579
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Z Diyas 5 2 Flag of the United States.svg A Anisimova 5 7767
Flag of the United States.svg A Anisimova 764 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 66 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 3 2
WC Flag of the United States.svg K Volynets 3 1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Tomljanović 786
Q Flag of Hungary.svg D Gálfi 3 2 30 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 664
30 Flag of Croatia.svg P Martić 664 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ka Plíšková 76
24 Flag of Spain.svg P Badosa 6614 Flag of Russia.svg A Pavlyuchenkova 5 4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg A Van Uytvanck 4 3 24 Flag of Spain.svg P Badosa 4 4
Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 5 66 Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 66
Q Flag of Spain.svg N Párrizas Díaz 70 2 Flag of Russia.svg V Gracheva 1 4
Q Flag of Slovakia.svg AK Schmiedlová 763614 Flag of Russia.svg A Pavlyuchenkova 66
WC Flag of the United States.svg A Krueger 5 773 Q Flag of Slovakia.svg AK Schmiedlová 2 72
Flag of the United States.svg A Riske 4 2 14 Flag of Russia.svg A Pavlyuchenkova 65 6
14 Flag of Russia.svg A Pavlyuchenkova 66

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 66
Flag of Slovenia.svg P Hercog 1 2 10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 776
Flag of Montenegro.svg D Kovinić 4 3 Q Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kr Plíšková 642
Q Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kr Plíšková 6610 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg P Kvitová 4 3
Flag of Latvia.svg A Sevastova 663 17 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 66
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Siniaková 786 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg K Siniaková 4 2
Flag of Ukraine.svg M Kostyuk 4 3 17 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 66
17 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 6617 Flag of Greece.svg M Sakkari 62786
LL Flag of Belgium (civil).svg G Minnen 61 66 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 77663
Flag of Argentina.svg N Podoroska 4 63 LL Flag of Belgium (civil).svg G Minnen 66
Flag of Russia.svg L Samsonova 66 Flag of Russia.svg L Samsonova 4 4
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg K Boulter 3 2 LL Flag of Belgium (civil).svg G Minnen 1 2
Flag of the United States.svg L Davis 62 66 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 66
LL Flag of Bulgaria.svg V Tomova 2 63 Flag of the United States.svg L Davis 4 4
Flag of Switzerland.svg V Golubic 5 65 6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 66
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg B Andreescu 74 7

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 66
Q Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg R Marino 2 3 5 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 67
Q Flag of Spain.svg R Masarova 6977711Q Flag of Spain.svg R Masarova 2 5
Flag of Romania.svg A Bogdan 71162695 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 66
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 7625 Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 4 2
Q Flag of Romania.svg E-G Ruse 5 0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Vondroušová 64 4
Flag of Bulgaria.svg T Pironkova 2 1 25 Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 3 66
25 Flag of Russia.svg D Kasatkina 665 Flag of Ukraine.svg E Svitolina 66
19 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 6612 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 3 3
Flag of Belarus.svg A Sasnovich 2 3 19 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 66
Flag of France.svg C Garcia 6666 Flag of France.svg C Garcia 1 4
Q Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H Dart 784 2 19 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg E Rybakina 61163
Flag of the United States.svg A Li 5 1 12 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 7134 6
LL Flag of Slovakia.svg K Kučová 76LL Flag of Slovakia.svg K Kučová 3 1
Flag of Italy.svg C Giorgi 4 6312 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 66
12 Flag of Romania.svg S Halep 677

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 3 677
Flag of Ukraine.svg D Yastremska 64 6316 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 66
LL Flag of Egypt.svg M Sherif 61 1 Flag of Ukraine.svg A Kalinina 3 2
Flag of Ukraine.svg A Kalinina 4 6616 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 5 66
Flag of the United States.svg M Keys 3 667 Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 72 3
Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 61 79 Flag of the United States.svg S Stephens 66
Flag of Poland.svg M Linette 73 4 21 Flag of the United States.svg C Gauff 4 2
21 Flag of the United States.svg C Gauff 5 6616 Flag of Germany.svg A Kerber 6652
31 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Putintseva 6642 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg L Fernandez 4 776
Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 2 776 Flag of Estonia.svg K Kanepi 5 5
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg L Fernandez 776 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg L Fernandez 77
Q Flag of Croatia.svg A Konjuh 632 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg L Fernandez 5 776
WC Flag of the United States.svg A Parks 3 5 3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 7624
Q Flag of Serbia.svg O Danilović 67Q Flag of Serbia.svg O Danilović
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg M Bouzková 4 1 3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka w/o
3 Flag of Japan.svg N Osaka 66

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 66
Q Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Sharma 0 4 8 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 66
WC Flag of the United States.svg E Navarro 1 65 Flag of the United States.svg C McHale 3 1
Flag of the United States.svg C McHale 6778 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 66
Flag of France.svg K Mladenovic 62 3 LL Flag of Russia.svg K Rakhimova 4 2
LL Flag of Russia.svg K Rakhimova 2 66LL Flag of Russia.svg K Rakhimova 66
Flag of Italy.svg S Errani 3 2 32 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 4 1
32 Flag of Russia.svg E Alexandrova 668 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg B Krejčíková 677
18 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 669 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 3 64
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg T Martincová 4 0 18 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 677
Flag of Italy.svg J Paolini 66 Flag of Italy.svg J Paolini 3 61
PR Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Y Shvedova 3 4 18 Flag of Belarus.svg V Azarenka 4 62
Flag of Germany.svg A Petkovic 6779 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 63 6
Flag of Romania.svg I-C Begu 2 63 Flag of Germany.svg A Petkovic 4 2
Flag of Croatia.svg D Vekić 64659 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 66
9 Flag of Spain.svg G Muguruza 7777

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 3 7777
Flag of Sweden.svg R Peterson 6656515 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 66
Q Flag of Greece.svg V Grammatikopoulou 66Q Flag of Greece.svg V Grammatikopoulou 2 2
Flag of Russia.svg A Blinkova 3 2 15 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 67
PR Flag of Serbia.svg I Jorović 2 2 20 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 3 5
Flag of Colombia.svg MC Osorio Serrano 66 Flag of Colombia.svg MC Osorio Serrano 0 1
Flag of France.svg A Cornet 5 5 20 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 66
20 Flag of Tunisia.svg O Jabeur 7715 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg E Mertens 4 1
26 Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 662 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 66
PR Flag of Spain.svg C Suárez Navarro 2 4 26 Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 66
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg H Watson 1 4 Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 4 2
Flag of Slovenia.svg K Juvan 6626 Flag of the United States.svg D Collins 3 3
Flag of the United States.svg B Pera 4 642 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 66
Flag of Slovenia.svg T Zidanšek 677 Flag of Slovenia.svg T Zidanšek 3 1
Flag of Serbia.svg N Stojanović 4 770 2 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 66
2 Flag of Belarus.svg A Sabalenka 6646

Championship match statistics

Category Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Raducanu Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Fernandez
1st serve %49/71 (69%)45/78 (58%)
1st serve points won33 of 49 = 67%25 of 45 = 56%
2nd serve points won10 of 22 = 45%15 of 33 = 45%
Total service points won43 of 71 = 57.33%40 of 78 = 51.28%
Aces32
Double faults25
Winners2218
Unforced errors2526
Net points won11 of 15 = 73%9 of 12 = 75%
Break points converted4 of 18 = 22%2 of 9 = 22%
Return points won38 of 78 = 49%28 of 71 = 43%
Total points won8168
Source

Seeded players

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on WTA rankings as of August 23, 2021. Rank and points before are as of August 30, 2021.

As a result of pandemic-related adjustments to the ranking system, players are defending the greater of their points from the 2019 and 2020 tournaments. In addition, points from tournaments held during the weeks of September 9, 2019 and September 7, 2020 will be dropped at the end of the tournament and replaced by the player's next best result.

SeedRankPlayerPoints beforePoints defending from 2019 or 2020 Points wonPoints afterStatus
11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashleigh Barty 10,18524013010,075Third round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Shelby Rogers
22 Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka 7,010707807,720Semifinals lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez
33 Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka 6,6662,0001304,796Third round lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez
44 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková 5,530240+470430+655,315Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari [17]
55 Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina 5,2107804304,860Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez
67 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bianca Andreescu 4,5372,0002402,777Fourth round lost to Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari [17]
78 Flag of Poland.svg Iga Świątek 4,4611302404,571Fourth round lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic [11]
89 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková 4,273(35)4304,668Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka [2]
910 Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza 4,210702404,380Fourth round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková [8]
1011 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová 4,1702401304,060Third round lost to Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari [17]
1112 Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic 4,1707804303,820Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu [Q]
1213 Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep 3,881702404,051Fourth round lost to Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina [5]
1314 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 3,489780+290+152,695Withdrew due to injury
1415 Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3,420702403,590Fourth round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková [4]
1516 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens 3,3304302403,140Fourth round lost to Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka [2]
1617 Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber 3,2452402403,245Fourth round lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Leylah Fernandez
1718 Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari 3,2102407803,750Semifinals lost to Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Emma Raducanu [Q]
1819 Flag of Belarus.svg Victoria Azarenka 3,1601,3001301,990Third round lost to Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza [9]
1920 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Elena Rybakina 3,08370+180130+1053,068Third round lost to Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep [12]
2021 Flag of Tunisia.svg Ons Jabeur 2,9751301302,975Third round lost to Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Elise Mertens [15]
2123 Flag of the United States.svg Coco Gauff 2,875130702,815Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens
2224 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Muchová 2,862240102,632First round lost to Flag of Spain.svg Sara Sorribes Tormo
2325 Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Pegula 2,4251301302,425Third round lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Belinda Bencic [11]
2426 Flag of Spain.svg Paula Badosa 2,34330+11070+302,303Second round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Varvara Gracheva
2527 Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kasatkina 2,340101302,460Third round lost to Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina [5]
2629 Flag of the United States.svg Danielle Collins 2,270701302,330Third round lost to Flag of Belarus.svg Aryna Sabalenka [2]
2730 Flag of Latvia.svg Jeļena Ostapenko 2,17013002,040Withdrew due to medical reasons
2828 Flag of Estonia.svg Anett Kontaveit 2,3152401302,205Third round lost to Flag of Poland.svg Iga Świątek [7]
2931 Flag of Russia.svg Veronika Kudermetova 2,04010+11010+1002,030First round lost to Flag of Romania.svg Sorana Cîrstea
3032 Flag of Croatia.svg Petra Martić 2,005240+30570+551,585Second round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ajla Tomljanović
3133 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Putintseva 1,910430101,490First round lost to Flag of Estonia.svg Kaia Kanepi
3234 Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,86670701,866Second round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Kamilla Rakhimova [LL]

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019 or 2020. Accordingly, points for her 16th best result are deducted instead.

Withdrawn players

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew before the tournament began.

RankPlayerPoints beforePoints defending from 2019 or 2020 Points afterWithdrawal reason
6 Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin 5,030240+1004,691Positive COVID-19 test
22 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams 2,8911,3001,591Hamstring injury

Other entry information

Wild card entries

Qualifiers

Lucky losers

Protected ranking

Withdrawals

  1. Kirsten Flipkens was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she later withdrew due to an ongoing left ankle injury. [17] After Flipkens's withdrawal from the event, Venus Williams was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she also withdrew due to a leg injury. [14]

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Leylah Fernandez Canadian tennis player (born 2002)

Leylah Annie Fernandez is a Canadian professional tennis player. She won her first WTA Tour singles title at the 2021 Monterrey Open. Fernandez reached her first Grand Slam final at the 2021 US Open, finishing runner-up to Emma Raducanu. Following this performance, she reached a career-high singles ranking of 28 on September 13, 2021.

Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in the final, 6–2, 6–2 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. It took just 56 minutes for Halep to secure victory where she committed only 3 unforced errors, the fewest on record in a Grand Slam final. In the entire tournament, she dropped only one set, against compatriot Mihaela Buzărnescu. Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles for the third time. At 37 years and 291 days, Williams became the oldest Grand Slam women's singles finalist to compete since the start of the Open Era in 1968.

Bianca Andreescu won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Serena Williams in the final, 6–3, 7–5 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2019 US Open. Andreescu became the first Canadian player, as well as the first player born in the 2000s, to win a Grand Slam singles title. In addition, Andreescu was the youngest person since Svetlana Kuznetsova in the 2004 US Open to win a Grand Slam title, the first teenager to win a Grand Slam singles title since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open and the first woman to win the US Open on her main draw debut. With the victory, Andreescu entered the top 5 of the rankings for the first time in her career.

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. 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.

Iga Świątek defeated Sofia Kenin in the final, 6–4, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 French Open.

Ashleigh Barty was the defending champion from when the tournament was last held in 2019, and she successfully defended her title after Bianca Andreescu retired from the final with the scoreline at 6–3, 4–0. Barty won the title after saving a match point in the second round against Kristína Kučová. This was also the first time in Barty's career that she successfully defended a singles title.

Barbora Krejčíková defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 French Open. This was Krejčíková's first singles Major title, and her sixth Major tournament title overall. Krejčíková won the title after saving a match point in her semifinal match against Maria Sakkari, making her the first player since Justine Henin in 2005 and the third woman in the Open Era to win the French Open after saving a match point. Krejčíková and Pavlyuchenkova were the lowest ranked Major finalists since the introduction of computer rankings began in 1975.

Iga Świątek won the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 Italian Open, defeating Karolína Plíšková in the final, 6–0, 6–0, with Plíšková winning just 13 points in a match that lasted 46 minutes. This was Świątek's first WTA 1000 singles title, and the 13 points Świątek lost in the championship match is the fewest on record in a WTA 1000 final; Serena Williams previously held the record, after she conceded 24 points as she defeated Carla Suárez Navarro in the 2015 Miami Open final. This was the first WTA singles final to be resolved with a 'double bagel' scoreline since Simona Halep defeated Anastasija Sevastova at the 2016 Bucharest Open, and was just the tenth such final in WTA history. As a result of her victory in the final, Świątek broke into the top 10 of the WTA rankings for the first time.

Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolína Plíšková in the final, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. She became the first Australian women’s champion at Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, the first top seed to win the title since Serena Williams did so in 2016 and the first at any major since Simona Halep won the 2018 French Open as the top seed. Barty's victory made her just the fourth player, following Ann Jones, Martina Hingis and Amélie Mauresmo, to win the women's singles title after previously winning the girls' singles title. She retained the WTA No. 1 singles ranking by reaching the semifinals, with Aryna Sabalenka having also been in contention for the top ranking at the beginning of the event.

Emma Raducanu British tennis player

Emma Raducanu is a British professional tennis player and the current US Open Champion. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 23 on 13 September 2021, and is the current British No. 1.

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Preceded by
2021 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
2022 Australian Open – Women's Singles