2010 Australian Open - Women's Singles
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2010 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
2010 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upBelgium Justine Henin
Final score6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Details
Draw128 (12 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
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Serena Williams was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating the unranked Justine Henin in the final, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, to win the Women's Singles title at the 2010 Australian Open. This was Henin's first Grand Slam tournament since the 2008 Australian Open, following her retirement in May 2008. Henin was unseeded for a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2001 Australian Open and was awarded a Wild Card. With her win, Serena broke the Open Era record held by Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Evonne Goolagong Cawley for the largest number of Australian Open titles.

Li Na entered the WTA top 10 for the first time in her career by reaching the semifinal, becoming the first Chinese player to achieve this feat.[1]

Seeds

  1. United States Serena Williams (Champion)
  2. Russia Dinara Safina (Fourth round, retired because of a lower back injury)
  3. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
  4. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Fourth round)
  5. Russia Elena Dementieva (Second round)
  6. United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  7. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Quarterfinals)
  8. Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (Third round)
  9. Russia Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
  10. Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (Third round)
  11. France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
  12. Italy Flavia Pennetta (Second round)
  13. Australia Samantha Stosur (Fourth round)
  14. Russia Maria Sharapova (First round)
  15. Belgium Kim Clijsters (Third round)
  16. China Li Na (Semifinals)
  17. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Fourth round)
  18. France Virginie Razzano (First round)
  19. Russia Nadia Petrova (Quarterfinals)
  20. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Second round)
  21. Germany Sabine Lisicki (Second round)
  22. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Third round)
  23. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (First round)
  24. Spain María José Martínez Sánchez (Second round)
  25. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (First round)
  26. France Aravane Rezaï (Second round)
  27. Russia Alisa Kleybanova (Third round)
  28. Russia Elena Vesnina (First round)
  29. Israel Shahar Pe'er (Third round)
  30. Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko (Second round)
  31. Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (Fourth round)
  32. Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (Third round)

Note: Yanina Wickmayer, who would have been placed in the entry list on the initial entry cutoff date of 7 December 2009 and seeded 16th, entered late and played the qualifying tournament.[2]

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Serena Williams 4 77 6
7 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 642
1 United States Serena Williams 77 77  
16 China Li Na 6461 
16 China Li Na 2 77 7
6 United States Venus Williams 6 645
1 United States Serena Williams 6 3 6
WC Belgium Justine Henin 4 6 2
WC Belgium Justine Henin 77 7  
19 Russia Nadia Petrova 635  
WC Belgium Justine Henin 6 6  
  China Zheng Jie 1 0  
  China Zheng Jie 6 6  
  Russia Maria Kirilenko 1 3  

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States S Williams 6 6  
  Poland U Radwa?ska 2 1   1 United States S Williams 6 6  
  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 7     Czech Republic P Kvitová 2 1  
  United States J Craybas 1 5   1 United States S Williams 6 6  
Q Czech Republic R Vorá?ová 2 4   32 0 3  
  Germany A Petkovic 6 6     Germany A Petkovic 1 4  
  Japan A Morita 5 4   32 6 6  
32 7 6   1 6 6  
21 Germany S Lisicki 6 6   13 Australia S Stosur 4 2  
  Croatia P Marti? 1 4   21 Germany S Lisicki 6 4 4
  United States V Lepchenko 0 6 1   Italy A Brianti 2 6 6
  Italy A Brianti 6 3 6   Italy A Brianti 4 1  
  Germany K Barrois 6 78   13 Australia S Stosur 6 6  
  Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 0 66    Germany K Barrois 5 3  
Q China X Han 1 6 2 13 Australia S Stosur 7 6  
13 Australia S Stosur 6 3 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Russia V Zvonareva 6 6  
  Slovakia K Ku?ová 2 0   9 Russia V Zvonareva 6 6  
  Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 5 2     Czech Republic I Bene?ová 0 3  
  Czech Republic I Bene?ová 7 6   9 Russia V Zvonareva 6 7  
Q Slovakia Z Ku?ová 0 7 5   Argentina G Dulko 1 5  
  Argentina G Dulko 6 5 7   Argentina G Dulko 667 6
Q United States S Perry 2 3   20 Serbia A Ivanovic 78 5 4
20 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6   9 Russia V Zvonareva 6 4 0
28 Russia E Vesnina 654   7 Belarus V Azarenka 4 6 6
  Italy T Garbin 77 6     Italy T Garbin 656 6
  Japan K Date-Krumm 4 2     Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 77 2 0
  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 6     Italy T Garbin 0 2  
  Switzerland S Vögele 7 659 7 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
  Hungary M Czink 5 77 7   Switzerland S Vögele 4 0  
WC France S Cohen-Aloro 2 0   7 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
7 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
  Canada A Wozniak 4 2   4 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
PR Austria T Paszek 0 6 3   Germany J Görges 3 1  
  Germany J Görges 6 3 6 4 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
  Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 4   29 Israel S Pe'er 4 0  
  Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6     Bulgaria T Pironkova 1 4  
  Czech Republic L Hradecká 77 2 1 29 Israel S Pe'er 6 6  
29 Israel S Pe'er 656 6 4 Denmark C Wozniacki 4 3  
22 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 6 7 16 China N Li 6 6  
  Ukraine V Kutuzova 6 1 5 22 Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 6  
WC Australia J Groth 2 6 4 Q Sweden S Arvidsson 4 1  
Q Sweden S Arvidsson 6 4 6 22 Slovakia D Hantuchová 5 6 2
  Canada S Dubois 3 2   16 China N Li 7 3 6
  Hungary Á Szávay 6 6     Hungary Á Szávay 6 5 2
PR New Zealand M Erakovic 2 0   16 China N Li 3 7 6
16 China N Li 6 6  

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
  Germany T Malek 1 0   10 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
  United States M Oudin 6 5 5   Russia A Kudryavtseva 0 2  
  Russia A Kudryavtseva 2 7 7 10 Poland A Radwa?ska 2 2  
  France J Coin 3 77 6 17 Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
WC Australia A Molik 6 643   France J Coin 3 4  
  France A Cornet 6 5 0 17 Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
17 Italy F Schiavone 0 7 6 17 Italy F Schiavone 6 2 1
25 3 2   6 United States V Williams 3 6 6
  Croatia K ?prem 6 6     Croatia K ?prem 6466 
  Belarus A Yakimova 2 6 4 WC Australia C Dellacqua 77 78  
WC Australia C Dellacqua 6 3 6 WC Australia C Dellacqua 1 64 
  Spain A Parra Santonja 3 2   6 United States V Williams 6 77  
  Austria S Bammer 6 6     Austria S Bammer 2 5  
  Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 2 2   6 United States V Williams 6 7  
6 United States V Williams 6 6  

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Russia E Dementieva 6 6  
  Russia V Dushevina 2 1   5 Russia E Dementieva 5 66 
  Belgium K Flipkens 4 3   WC Belgium J Henin 7 78  
WC Belgium J Henin 6 6   WC Belgium J Henin 3 6 6
  Romania S Cîrstea 6 2 6 27 Russia A Kleybanova 6 4 2
WC Australia O Rogowska 3 6 2   Romania S Cîrstea 4 3  
  Australia J Doki? 1 5   27 Russia A Kleybanova 6 6  
27 Russia A Kleybanova 6 7   WC Belgium J Henin 77 1 6
18 France V Razzano 2 3   Q Belgium Y Wickmayer 636 3
  Russia E Makarova 6 6     Russia E Makarova 2 3  
  Czech Republic K Zakopalová 2 65    Italy S Errani 6 6  
  Italy S Errani 6 77     Italy S Errani 1 77 3
Q Belgium Y Wickmayer 1 7 10 Q Belgium Y Wickmayer 6 646
  Romania A Dulgheru 6 5 8 Q Belgium Y Wickmayer 77 6  
  Russia A Chakvetadze 3 6 2 12 Italy F Pennetta 621  
12 Italy F Pennetta 6 3 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6  
Q Canada V Tétreault 0 4   15 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6  
WC Kazakhstan S Karatantcheva 1 60    Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 3  
  Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 77   15 Belgium K Clijsters 0 1  
  Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 642   19 Russia N Petrova 6 6  
  Estonia K Kanepi 77 6     Estonia K Kanepi 4 4  
  Romania E Gallovits 3 4   19 Russia N Petrova 6 6  
19 Russia N Petrova 6 6   19 Russia N Petrova 6 3 6
26 France A Rezaï 6 6   3 Russia S Kuznetsova 3 6 1
  India S Mirza 4 2   26 France A Rezaï 2 3  
  Belarus O Govortsova 3 3   Q Germany A Kerber 6 6  
Q Germany A Kerber 6 6   Q Germany A Kerber 6 5 4
  6 6   3 Russia S Kuznetsova 3 7 6
  Latvia A Sevastova 2 4     2 2  
  Australia An Rodionova 1 2   3 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
3 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6  
  Romania M Niculescu 4 0   8 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6  
  Austria P Mayr 3 3     United Kingdom K O'Brien 2 2  
  United Kingdom K O'Brien 6 6   8 Serbia J Jankovi? 2 3  
Q Ukraine Y Fedak 4 0   31 Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 6  
  Slovenia P Hercog 6 6     Slovenia P Hercog 4 5  
Q Germany K Wörle 2 2   31 Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 7  
31 Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 6   31 Ukraine A Bondarenko 654  
24 6 6     China J Zheng 77 6  
  Russia E Rodina 0 0   24 6 2 3
  China J Zheng 0 6 6   China J Zheng 2 6 6
  China S Peng 6 1 2   China J Zheng 5 6 6
WC United States C Vandeweghe 0 1   11 France M Bartoli 7 3 0
  Czech Republic S Záhlavová 6 6     Czech Republic S Záhlavová 4 4  
  Paraguay R de los Ríos 4 1   11 France M Bartoli 6 6  
11 France M Bartoli 6 6  

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Russia M Sharapova 646 4
  Russia M Kirilenko 77 3 6   Russia M Kirilenko 6 6  
Q Austria Y Meusburger 6 4 6 Q Austria Y Meusburger 3 1  
  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 4 6 2   Russia M Kirilenko 7 77  
  Germany A-L Grönefeld 5 4     Italy R Vinci 5 64 
  Italy R Vinci 7 6     Italy R Vinci 79 7  
  United States V King 6 657   United States V King 675  
23 Slovakia D Cibulková 3 77 5   Russia M Kirilenko 5  
30 Ukraine K Bondarenko 6 78   2 Russia D Safina 4r  
  Romania R Olaru 2 66  30 Ukraine K Bondarenko 2 5  
  France P Parmentier 4 6 5   United Kingdom E Baltacha 6 7  
  United Kingdom E Baltacha 6 3 7   United Kingdom E Baltacha 1 2  
  77 6106 2 Russia D Safina 6 6  
Q Russia R Kulikova 65712 3   3 4  
  Slovakia M Rybáriková 4 4   2 Russia D Safina 6 6  
2 Russia D Safina 6 6  

References

  1. ^ "Li Na makes to historical WTA top 10, Zheng 20th". China Daily. Xinhua. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Comeback perfect for Yanina Wickmayer

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