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2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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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]

Seeds[edit source | edit]

Seeding per WTA rankings.[10]

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Template:Seeds Template:Country data KAZ Elena Rybakina (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data BEL Elise Mertens (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Markéta Vondroušová (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Greece Maria Sakkari (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data EST Anett Kontaveit (Third round) Template:Seeds United States Jennifer Brady (Final) Template:Seeds Germany Angelique Kerber (First round) Template:Seeds United States Alison Riske (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Karolína Muchová (Semifinals) Template:Seeds Template:Country data KAZ Yulia Putintseva (Third round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data TUN Ons Jabeur (Third round) Template:Seeds Croatia Donna Vekić (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round) Template:Seeds China Wang Qiang (First round) Template:Seeds China Zhang Shuai (First round)

Template:Seeds Russia Veronika Kudermetova (Third round)

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Draw[edit source | edit]

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Finals[edit source | edit]

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Other entry information[edit source | edit]

Wild cards[edit source | edit]

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Qualifiers[edit source | edit]

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Withdrawals[edit source | edit]

Before the Qualifying tournament
After the Qualifying tournament

Championship match statistics[edit source | edit]

Category Japan Osaka United States 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[edit source | edit]

  1. "Naomi Osaka overpowers Jennifer Brady to win second Australian Open". Guardian. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  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.
  6. "Australian Open 2021 tennis, day 7 live, scores, results, Naomi Osaka, Grigor Dimitrov def Dominic Thiem, Aslan Karatsev, latest news, schedule". Fox Sports. 2021-02-14. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  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.
  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.
  12. "Media Release, Tennis Anti-Doping: The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) dismisses the appeal filed by Dayana Yastremska: Provisional suspension maintained" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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