2006 Australian Open – Women's Singles

2006 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
2006 Australian Open
Champion Amélie Mauresmo
Runner-up Justine Henin-Hardenne
Final score 6–1, 2–0 ret.

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but she lost in the third round to Daniela Hantuchová.

Amélie Mauresmo, the third seed, ultimately won the tournament, her first major championship. Her finals opponent, eighth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne, retired down 2–0 in the second set, already down a set. Henin was suffering from stomach cramps resulting from the accidental misuse of anti-inflammatories for a chronic shoulder injury. This was the third match Mauresmo played during the tournament where her opponent retired.

Mauresmo and Henin would have a rematch in the final of Wimbledon, where Mauresmo would win in three sets.

This tournament was notable as it was the Grand Slam in which Martina Hingis made her comeback after a three-year absence from the WTA Tour,[1] and the first Grand Slam in which future World No. 1 and two-times Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka competed in the main draw.[2]

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Qualifying 2
  • Draw 3
    • Key 3.1
    • Finals 3.2
    • Top Half 3.3
      • Section 1 3.3.1
      • Section 2 3.3.2
      • Section 3 3.3.3
      • Section 4 3.3.4
    • Bottom Half 3.4
      • Section 5 3.4.1
      • Section 6 3.4.2
      • Section 7 3.4.3
      • Section 8 3.4.4
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Seeds

  1. Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  2. Kim Clijsters (Semifinals, retired due to ankle injury)
  3. Amélie Mauresmo (Champion)
  4. Maria Sharapova (Semifinals)
  5. Mary Pierce (Second round)
  6. Nadia Petrova (Quarterfinals)
  7. Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
  8. Justine Henin-Hardenne (Final, retired due to stomach cramps)
  9. Elena Dementieva (First round)
  10. Venus Williams (First round)
  11. Nathalie Dechy (First round)
  12. Anastasia Myskina (Fourth round)
  13. Serena Williams (Third round)
  14. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
  15. Francesca Schiavone (Fourth round)
  16. Nicole Vaidišová (Fourth round)
  17. Daniela Hantuchová (Fourth round)
  18. Elena Likhovtseva (Second round)
  19. Dinara Safina (Second round)
  20. Flavia Pennetta (Third round)
  21. Ana Ivanovic (Second round)
  22. Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Second round)
  23. Jelena Janković (Second round)
  24. Tatiana Golovin (First round)
  25. Maria Kirilenko (Third round)
  26. Ai Sugiyama (First round)
  27. Marion Bartoli (Second round)
  28. Anabel Medina Garrigues (First round)
  29. Klára Zakopalová (First round)
  30. Vera Zvonareva (First round)
  31. Gisela Dulko (Second round)
  32. Sania Mirza (Second round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Lindsay Davenport 6 2 3  
8   Justine Henin-Hardenne 2 6 6  
  8   Justine Henin-Hardenne 4 6 6  
  4   Maria Sharapova 6 1 4  
4   Maria Sharapova 78 6  
  6   Nadia Petrova 66 4    
    8   Justine Henin-Hardenne 1 0 r
  3   Amélie Mauresmo 6 2  
  7   Patty Schnyder 3 0    
3   Amélie Mauresmo 6 6    
  3   Amélie Mauresmo 5 6 3
  2   Kim Clijsters 7 2 2r  
WC   Martina Hingis 3 6 4
  2   Kim Clijsters 6 2 6  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 L Davenport 6 6  
WC C Dellacqua 2 1   1 L Davenport 77 6  
  A Bondarenko 4 2     K Šprem 64 3  
  K Šprem 6 6   1 L Davenport 6 4 6
  E Gagliardi 4 3   25 M Kirilenko 4 6 2
  G Voskoboeva 6 6     G Voskoboeva 61 4  
  E Linetskaya 1 1 r 25 M Kirilenko 77 6  
25 M Kirilenko 6 3   1 L Davenport 6 6  
24 T Golovin 4 6 4 14 S Kuznetsova 2 4  
  M Santangelo 6 4 6   M Santangelo 77 5 6
  K Srebotnik 6 6     K Srebotnik 65 7 3
  S Foretz 4 3     M Santangelo 3 1  
  T Panova 6 5 1 14 S Kuznetsova 6 6  
  A Parra Santonja 4 7 6   A Parra Santonja 2 77 2
WC L Breadmore 1 3   14 S Kuznetsova 6 63 6
14 S Kuznetsova 6 6  

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 V Williams 6 0 7
  T Pironkova 2 6 9   T Pironkova 5 2  
Q K Wörle 7 2 0   L Granville 7 6  
  L Granville 5 6 6   L Granville 3 3  
  L Domínguez Lino 2 61     V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
  V Ruano Pascual 6 77     V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
  L Raymond 64 65   18 E Likhovtseva 4 4  
18 E Likhovtseva 77 77     V Ruano Pascual 0 3  
26 A Sugiyama 4 3   8 J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
  C Martínez Granados 6 6     C Martínez Granados 63 3  
WC J Dokić 6 66 1   V Razzano 77 6  
  V Razzano 3 78 6   V Razzano 4 1  
  H Šromová 3     8 J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
  A Morigami 0 r     H Šromová 62 1  
  M Domachowska 2 1   8 J Henin-Hardenne 77 6  
8 J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 M Sharapova 6 6  
  S Klösel 2 1   4 M Sharapova 6 7  
Q A Harkleroad 6 6   Q A Harkleroad 1 5  
  S Peng 4 1   4 M Sharapova 6 6  
  M Washington 1 2     J Kostanić 0 1  
  J Kostanić 6 6     J Kostanić 6 6  
  Z Ondrášková 6 6     Z Ondrášková 2 1  
28 A Medina Garrigues 3 4   4 M Sharapova 6 6  
17 D Hantuchová 3 6 6 17 D Hantuchová 4 4  
  S Obata 6 3 0 17 D Hantuchová 6 6  
  D Randriantefy 3 6 1 WC A Amanmuradova 4 1  
WC A Amanmuradova 6 2 6 17 D Hantuchová 6 77  
  M Díaz-Oliva 6 5 4 13 S Williams 1 65  
  C Pin 2 7 6   C Pin 3 1  
  N Li 3 77 2 13 S Williams 6 6  
13 S Williams 6 61 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 E Dementieva 5 2  
  J Schruff 7 6     J Schruff 0 5  
  E Vesnina 6 6     E Vesnina 6 7  
Q T Li 2 3     E Vesnina 5 6 6
Q T Obziler 1 6 4 Q O Savchuk 7 2 4
Q O Savchuk 6 3 6 Q O Savchuk 6 6  
  J Craybas 2 6 4 23 J Janković 3 4  
23 J Janković 6 4 6   E Vesnina 3 1  
29 K Koukalová 1 7 2 6 N Petrova 6 6  
  E Bychkova 6 5 6   E Bychkova 6 67 2
  ME Camerin 6 6     ME Camerin 4 79 6
Q Y Meusburger 4 2     ME Camerin 1 2  
Q J Gajdošová 6 2 3 6 N Petrova 6 6  
  M Müller 1 6 6   M Müller 4 1  
WC S Ferguson 2 1   6 N Petrova 6 6  
6 N Petrova 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 P Schnyder 6 6  
  E Daniilidou 4 3   7 P Schnyder 6 79  
  S Pe'er 6 1 4   S Asagoe 1 67  
  S Asagoe 3 6 6 7 P Schnyder 6 6  
WC A Cornet 2 6 2   A Nakamura 2 3  
  A Nakamura 6 4 6   A Nakamura 6 6  
  M Ani 0 67   31 G Dulko 1 1  
31 G Dulko 6 79   7 P Schnyder 6 6  
19 D Safina 6 6   12 A Myskina 2 1  
  T Garbin 0 1   19 D Safina 4 0  
  M Vento-Kabchi 1 2     S Arvidsson 6 6  
  S Arvidsson 6 6     S Arvidsson 3 1  
  J Jackson 77 6   12 A Myskina 6 6  
Q T Tanasugarn 65 2     J Jackson 64 6 3
  Y Fedak 66 1   12 A Myskina 77 0 6
12 A Myskina 78 6  

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 N Vaidišová 6 6  
Q A Yakimova 1 3   16 N Vaidišová 6 6  
  A Chakvetadze 5 6 6   A Chakvetadze 2 1  
  J Zheng 7 2 4 16 N Vaidišová 6 6  
  M Suchá 3 6 6 20 F Pennetta 4 2  
  A Smashnova 6 3 4   M Suchá 3 0  
Q C Black 2 6 3 20 F Pennetta 6 6  
20 F Pennetta 6 2 6 16 N Vaidišová 1 1  
32 S Mirza 78 6   3 A Mauresmo 6 6  
Q V Azarenka 66 2   32 S Mirza 3 5  
  M Krajicek 6 77     M Krajicek 6 7  
  K Brandi 4 61     M Krajicek 2 r  
  É Loit 6 6   3 A Mauresmo 6    
  V Kutuzova 2 0     É Loit 61 2  
  T Sun 6 2 2 3 A Mauresmo 77 6  
3 A Mauresmo 4 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 M Pierce 6 6  
WC N Pratt 1 1   5 M Pierce 3 5  
  I Benešová 2 6 7   I Benešová 6 7  
  R Fujiwara 6 1 5   I Benešová 4 1  
  E Laine 6 6   WC M Hingis 6 6  
  N Llagostera Vives 1 1     E Laine 1 1  
WC M Hingis 6 6   WC M Hingis 6 6  
30 V Zvonareva 1 2   WC M Hingis 6 710  
21 A Ivanovic 6 6     S Stosur 1 68  
  S Perry 4 4   21 A Ivanovic 3 5  
  S Stosur 6 6     S Stosur 6 7  
  S Brémond 3 4     S Stosur 7 4 6
  E Birnerová 5 4     S Bammer 5 6 3
  S Bammer 7 6     S Bammer 6 6  
  Z Yan 65 6 6   Z Yan 3 4  
11 N Dechy 77 2 3

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 F Schiavone 6 7  
  A Serra Zanetti 2 5   15 F Schiavone 6 4 6
  V Dushevina 7 3 1   C Castaño 1 6 3
  C Castaño 5 6 6 15 F Schiavone 6 6  
  L Šafářová 4 3     M Sánchez Lorenzo 0 0  
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6     M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 6 6
  L Pous Tió 6 4 5 22 A-L Grönefeld 6 4 1
22 A-L Grönefeld 2 6 7 15 F Schiavone 65 4  
27 M Bartoli 6 6   2 K Clijsters 77 6  
  A Frazier 3 2   27 M Bartoli 4 6 3
  R Vinci 7 6     R Vinci 6 3 6
  M Shaughnessy 5 4     R Vinci 1 2  
Q M Yuan 6 6   2 K Clijsters 6 6  
  M Czink 4 2   Q M Yuan 4 2  
  Y-j Cho 3 0   2 K Clijsters 6 6  
2 K Clijsters 6 6  

References

  1. ^ Clijsters halts Hingis comeback | Sport | guardian.co.uk
  2. ^ Tennis Statistics: Victoria Azarenka and Australian Open 2013

External links

  • WTA Draw