2015 Australian Open - Women's Singles
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2015 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
2015 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in the final, 6-3, 7-6(7-5), to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2015 Australian Open. This was her sixth Australian Open title and her 19th Grand Slam singles title overall.[1][2]

Li Na was the defending champion, but she retired from professional tennis on 19 September 2014.

All of the top four seeds (Williams, Sharapova, Simona Halep, and Petra Kvitová) were in contention for the world no. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament. Williams retained the top position by reaching the final.

Seeds

01.  United States Serena Williams (Champion)
02.  Russia Maria Sharapova (Final)
03.  Romania Simona Halep (Quarterfinals)
04.  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Third round)
05.  Serbia Ana Ivanovic (First round)
06.  Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (Fourth round)
07.  Canada Eugenie Bouchard (Quarterfinals)
08.  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Second round)
09.  Germany Angelique Kerber (First round)
10.  Russia Ekaterina Makarova (Semifinals)
11.  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Quarterfinals)
12.  Italy Flavia Pennetta (First round)
13.  Germany Andrea Petkovic (First round)
14.  Italy Sara Errani (Third round)
15.  Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (First round)
16.  Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová (First round)
17.  Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (First round)
18.  United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
19.  France Alizé Cornet (Third round)
20.  Australia Samantha Stosur (Second round)
21.  China Peng Shuai (Fourth round)
22.  Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (Third round)
23.  Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
24.  Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
25.  Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (Third round)
26.  Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Third round)
27.  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round)
28.  Germany Sabine Lisicki (First round)
29.  Australia Casey Dellacqua (Second round)
30.  United States Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
31.  Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas (Third round)
32.  Switzerland Belinda Bencic (First round)

Qualifying

Wildcards

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Serena Williams 6 6
11 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2 2
1 United States Serena Williams 77 6
  United States Madison Keys 65 2
  United States Madison Keys 6 4 6
18 United States Venus Williams 3 6 4
1 United States Serena Williams 6 77
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 3 65
10 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 6 6
3 Romania Simona Halep 4 0
10 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 3 2
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6
7 Canada Eugenie Bouchard 3 2
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States S Williams 6 6  
  0 4   1 United States S Williams 7 6  
PR Russia V Zvonareva 6 6   PR Russia V Zvonareva 5 0  
Q Tunisia O Jabeur 2 3   1 United States S Williams 4 6 6
WC Australia O Rogowska 4 1   26 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 2 0
  United States N Gibbs 6 6     United States N Gibbs 63 66  
LL Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 3 5   26 Ukraine E Svitolina 77 78  
26 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 7   1 United States S Williams 2 6 6
24 Spain G Muguruza 7 6   24 Spain G Muguruza 6 3 2
  New Zealand M Erakovic 5 0   24 Spain G Muguruza 6 1 6
  Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 6     Slovakia D Hantuchová 1 6 0
  China S Zheng 4 4   24 Spain G Muguruza 6 4 6
  Japan K Date-Krumm 5 4     Switzerland T Bacsinszky 3 6 0
Q United States A Tatishvili 7 6   Q United States A Tatishvili 77 3 2
  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 6     Switzerland T Bacsinszky 65 6 6
15 Serbia J Jankovi? 1 4  

Section 2

First round Second round Third round
11 Slovakia D Cibulková 3 6 6
  Belgium K Flipkens 6 3 1 11 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  
  Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6     Bulgaria T Pironkova 2 0  
  United Kingdom H Watson 4 0   11 Slovakia D Cibulková 7 6  
PR Switzerland R Oprandi 0 2   19 France A Cornet 5 2  
Q Czech Republic D Allertová 6 6   Q Czech Republic D Allertová 4 77 2
  China S Zhang 3 2   19 France A Cornet 6 62 6
19 France A Cornet 6 6   11 6 3 6
25 6 6     Belarus V Azarenka 2 6 3
  Hungary T Babos 4 4   25 6 7  
  China J Zheng 1 2   WC Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 1 5  
WC Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 6 6   25 4 4  
  United States S Stephens 3 2     Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6     Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
  United States T Townsend 61 2   8 Denmark C Wozniacki 4 2  
8 Denmark C Wozniacki 77 6  

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
Q Netherlands R Hogenkamp 1 4   4 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
  Croatia D Veki? 6 4 2   Germany M Barthel 2 4  
  Germany M Barthel 3 6 6 4 Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 5  
  Ukraine L Tsurenko 3 5     United States M Keys 6 7  
  United States M Keys 6 7     United States M Keys 2 6 6
  Austria Y Meusburger 4 0   29 Australia C Dellacqua 6 1 1
29 Australia C Dellacqua 6 6     United States M Keys 6 6  
20 Australia S Stosur 6 6     United States M Brengle 2 4  
  Romania M Niculescu 4 1   20 Australia S Stosur 4 4  
  Italy F Schiavone 2 2     6 6  
  6 6     3 2  
WC United States I Falconi 2 6 7   United States M Brengle 6 6  
  Estonia K Kanepi 6 4 5 WC United States I Falconi 1 3  
  United States M Brengle 5 77 6   United States M Brengle 6 6  
13 Germany A Petkovic 7 64 3

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Italy F Pennetta 6 2 3
  Italy C Giorgi 4 6 6   Italy C Giorgi 6 6  
  Czech Republic T Smitková 6 6     Czech Republic T Smitková 1 4  
  Croatia M Lu?i?-Baroni 1 1     Italy C Giorgi 6 63 1
  United States L Davis 6 7   18 United States V Williams 4 77 6
  Serbia A Kruni? 1 5     United States L Davis 2 3  
  Spain MT Torró Flor 2 2   18 United States V Williams 6 6  
18 United States V Williams 6 6   18 United States V Williams 6 2 6
30 United States V Lepchenko 6 6   6 3 6 1
  Russia V Diatchenko 3 3   30 United States V Lepchenko 6 77  
  United States S Rogers 6 4 0   1 61  
  4 6 6 30 United States V Lepchenko 0 5  
  Russia A Kudryavtseva 4 3   6 6 7  
  Sweden J Larsson 6 6     Sweden J Larsson 0 1  
  Japan K Nara 3 0   6 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
6 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 3 2
Q Czech Republic L Hradecká 1 6 6 Q Czech Republic L Hradecká 4 6 6
  Slovenia P Hercog 3 6 6   Slovenia P Hercog 6 3 2
  China Q Wang 6 3 2 Q Czech Republic L Hradecká 66 5  
WC Australia S Sanders 5 4     Germany J Görges 78 7  
  Czech Republic K Koukalová 7 6     Czech Republic K Koukalová 3 6 2
  Germany J Görges 6 6     Germany J Görges 6 4 6
32 Switzerland B Bencic 2 1     Germany J Görges 3 2  
22 Czech Republic Ka Plí?ková 7 6   10 Russia E Makarova 6 6  
Q Russia E Rodina 5 1   22 Czech Republic Ka Plí?ková 7 5 6
  United States A Riske 65 6 3 WC France O Dodin 5 7 4
WC France O Dodin 77 3 6 22 Czech Republic Ka Plí?ková 4 4  
  Italy R Vinci 7 6   10 Russia E Makarova 6 6  
  Serbia B Jovanovski 5 1     Italy R Vinci 2 4  
  Belgium A-S Mestach 2 2   10 Russia E Makarova 6 6  
10 Russia E Makarova 6 6  

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Italy S Errani 6 6  
  United States G Min 1 0   14 Italy S Errani 77 6  
  7 6     63 3  
  Germany A Beck 5 4   14 Italy S Errani 6 4 3
Q Czech Republic R Vorá?ová 1 2     Belgium Y Wickmayer 4 6 6
  Spain L Arruabarrena 6 6     Spain L Arruabarrena 4 6 4
  Belgium Y Wickmayer 4 6 6   Belgium Y Wickmayer 6 4 6
23 6 3 3   4 2  
28 Germany S Lisicki 6 4 2 3 Romania S Halep 6 6  
  France K Mladenovic 4 6 6   France K Mladenovic 63 66  
WC China Y Duan 4 6 3 PR 77 78  
PR 6 3 6 PR 4 5  
  Australia J Gajdo?ová 6 6   3 Romania S Halep 6 7  
  Romania A Dulgheru 3 4     Australia J Gajdo?ová 2 2  
  Italy K Knapp 3 2   3 Romania S Halep 6 6  
3 Romania S Halep 6 6  

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Canada E Bouchard 6 6  
  Germany A-L Friedsam 2 4   7 Canada E Bouchard 6 6  
  Netherlands K Bertens 710 5 6   Netherlands K Bertens 0 3  
WC Australia D Gavrilova 68 7 2 7 Canada E Bouchard 7 6  
  Switzerland S Vögele 6 3 6   France C Garcia 5 0  
  France P Parmentier 1 6 2   Switzerland S Vögele 3 4  
  France C Garcia 6 6     France C Garcia 6 6  
27 Russia S Kuznetsova 4 2   7 Canada E Bouchard 6 5 6
17 3 1     Romania I-C Begu 1 7 2
  Germany C Witthöft 6 6     Germany C Witthöft 6 6  
Q France S Foretz 4 6 10   United States C McHale 3 0  
  United States C McHale 6 1 12   Germany C Witthöft 4 4  
  Russia E Vesnina 2 5     Romania I-C Begu 6 6  
  Czech Republic K Siniaková 6 7     Czech Republic K Siniaková 5 4  
  Romania I-C Begu 6 0 6   Romania I-C Begu 7 6  
9 Germany A Kerber 4 6 1

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 4 6 6
  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 2 8   Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 78  
  Puerto Rico M Puig 6 6     Puerto Rico M Puig 2 66  
WC Australia Ar Rodionova 0 3     Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 67 3  
  Croatia A Konjuh 4 4   21 China S Peng 79 6  
  Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6     Slovakia M Rybáriková 1 1  
Q Germany T Maria 4 5   21 China S Peng 6 6  
21 China S Peng 6 7   21 China S Peng 3 0  
31 Kazakhstan Z Diyas 3 6 6 2 6 6  
Q Poland U Radwa?ska 6 4 2 31 Kazakhstan Z Diyas 3 6 8
  6 4 6   6 2 6
  South Africa C Scheepers 4 6 2 31 Kazakhstan Z Diyas 1 1  
Q Russia A Panova 7 6   2 6 6  
  Romania S Cîrstea 5 0   Q Russia A Panova 1 6 5
Q Croatia P Marti? 4 1   2 Russia M Sharapova 6 4 7
2 Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
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Championship match statistics

Category United States S. Williams Russia Sharapova
1st serve % 44/68 (65%) 42/72 (58%)
1st serve points won 37 of 44 = 84% 28 of 42 = 67%
2nd serve points won 9 of 24 = 38% 14 of 30 = 47%
Total service points won 46 of 68 = 67.65% 42 of 72 = 58.33%
Aces 18 5
Double faults 4 4
Winners 17 14
Unforced errors 26 15
Net points won 6 of 7 = 86% 3 of 4 = 75%
Break points converted 3 of 7 = 43% 1 of 4 = 25%
Return points won 30 of 72 = 42% 22 of 68 = 32%
Total points won 76 64
Source

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open - as it happened". Guardian. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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