2008 Australian Open – Women's Singles

2008 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
2008 Australian Open
Champion Maria Sharapova
Runner-up Ana Ivanovic
Final score 7–5, 6–3

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Jelena Janković.

Maria Sharapova, the runner-up to Williams in 2007, won in the final 7–5, 6–3, against Ana Ivanovic to win her third Grand Slam title and her first at the Australian Open. She was also the first Russian woman to win this tournament. Ivanovic lost in a Grand Slam final for the second time, though she would eventually win the French Open a few months later.

This was also 2004 champion Justine Henin's last Grand Slam appearance until two years later, as she announced her retirement in May before that year's French Open was held, returning at the 2010 Australian Open. The top seed was defeated in the quarterfinals by Maria Sharapova.

Seeds

  1. Justine Henin (Quarterfinals)
  2. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third round)
  3. Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  4. Ana Ivanovic (Final)
  5. Maria Sharapova (Champion)
  6. Anna Chakvetadze (Third round)
  7. Serena Williams (Quarterfinals)
  8. Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9. Daniela Hantuchová (Semifinals)
  10. Marion Bartoli (First round)
  11. Elena Dementieva (Fourth round)
  12. Nicole Vaidišová (Fourth round)
  13. Tatiana Golovin (Second round)
  14. Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
  15. Patty Schnyder (Second round)
  16. Dinara Safina (First round)
  17. Shahar Pe'er (Third round)
  18. Amélie Mauresmo (Third round)
  19. Sybille Bammer (Second round)
  20. Ágnes Szávay (First round)
  21. Alona Bondarenko (Second round)
  22. Lucie Šafářová (First round)
  23. Vera Zvonareva (First round)
  24. Li Na (Third round)
  25. Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
  26. Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
  27. Maria Kirilenko (Fourth round)
  28. Katarina Srebotnik (Third round)
  29. Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
  30. Virginie Razzano (Third round)
  31. Sania Mirza (Third round)
  32. Julia Vakulenko (First round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Justine Henin 4 0    
5   Maria Sharapova 6 6    
  5   Maria Sharapova 6 6    
  3   Jelena Janković 3 1    
3   Jelena Janković 6 6  
  7   Serena Williams 3 4    
    5   Maria Sharapova 7 6  
  4   Ana Ivanovic 5 3  
  8   Venus Williams 63 4    
4   Ana Ivanovic 77 6    
  4   Ana Ivanovic 0 6 6
  9   Daniela Hantuchová 6 3 4  
9   Daniela Hantuchová 6 6  
  29   Agnieszka Radwańska 2 2    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 J Henin 6 6  
  A Nakamura 2 2   1 J Henin 6 7  
WC M Adamczak 4 0     O Poutchkova 1 5  
  O Poutchkova 6 6   1 J Henin 7 6  
  M Ani 6 3 2 25 F Schiavone 5 4  
  A Kerber 0 6 6   A Kerber 2 3  
  É Loit 3 65   25 F Schiavone 6 6  
25 F Schiavone 6 77   1 J Henin 6 6  
19 S Bammer 66 6 6 Q S-w Hsieh 2 2  
Q T Tanasugarn 78 4 2 19 S Bammer 2 0  
Q S-w Hsieh 2 6 8 Q S-w Hsieh 6 6  
  K Zakopalová 6 4 6 Q S-w Hsieh 6 63 6
  K Bondarenko 64 2     A Rezaï 2 77 4
  A Rezaï 77 6     A Rezaï 6 3 6
  S Cohen-Aloro 1 6 3 13 T Golovin 3 6 3
13 T Golovin 6 4 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 E Dementieva 6 6  
  T Obziler 2 2   11 E Dementieva 5 6 6
  A Medina Garrigues 77 6     A Medina Garrigues 7 2 3
  P Cetkovská 61 0   11 E Dementieva 6 6  
WC J Moore 6 6   17 S Pe'er 2 0  
  J Ditty 3 2   WC J Moore 0 5  
  R Voráčová 2 6 0 17 S Pe'er 6 7  
17 S Pe'er 6 2 6 11 E Dementieva 2 0  
32 J Vakulenko 4 6 4 5 M Sharapova 6 6  
  E Vesnina 6 1 6   E Vesnina 6 6  
  J Craybas 6 6     J Craybas 2 4
  Y-j Chan 4 2   E Vesnina 3 0  
PR L Davenport 6 3 7 5 M Sharapova 6 6  
  S Errani 2 6 5 PR L Davenport 1 3  
  J Kostanić Tošić 4 3   5 M Sharapova 6 6  
5 M Sharapova 6 6  

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 J Janković 2 6 12
  T Paszek 6 2 10 3 J Janković 6 7  
  S Dubois 67 3     E Gallovits 2 5  
  E Gallovits 79 6   3 J Janković 6 4 6
  F Pennetta 6 5 6 30 V Razzano 2 6 1
  D Cibulková 4 7 4   F Pennetta 2 7 3
  A Harkleroad 3 5   30 V Razzano 6 5 6
30 V Razzano 6 7   3 J Janković 77 6  
18 A Mauresmo 66 6 6   C Dellacqua 63 1  
  T Poutchek 78 0 0 18 A Mauresmo 6 77  
  Y Shvedova 6 6     Y Shvedova 4 65  
  T Malek 2 2   18 A Mauresmo 6 4 4
  C Dellacqua 4 6 8   C Dellacqua 3 6 6
  K Knapp 6 3 6   C Dellacqua 4 7 8
  L Osterloh 3 3   15 P Schnyder 6 5 6
15 P Schnyder 6 6  

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 N Vaidišová 6 6  
  IR Olaru 3 0   12 N Vaidišová 6 6  
  K Kanepi 64 5     A Molik 2 3  
  A Molik 77 7   12 N Vaidišová 6 6  
WC M Brengle 5 2     A Sugiyama 3 4  
  T Perebiynis 7 6     T Perebiynis 4 4  
  A Sugiyama 6 1     A Sugiyama 6 6  
23 V Zvonareva 3 1 r 12 N Vaidišová 3 4  
26 V Azarenka 6 7   7 S Williams 6 6  
  A Amanmuradova 2 5   26 V Azarenka 6 6  
Q S Klösel 6 61 6 Q S Klösel 1 1  
Q J Schruff 1 77 4 26 V Azarenka 3 4  
Q E Ivanova 6 4 2 7 S Williams 6 6  
Q M Yuan 4 6 6 Q M Yuan 3 1  
WC J Gajdošová 3 3   7 S Williams 6 6  
7 S Williams 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 V Williams 6 7  
  Z Yan 2 5   8 V Williams 7 6  
  C Pin 5 6 6   C Pin 5 4  
Q M Niculescu 7 1 1 8 V Williams 77 6  
WC S Ferguson 4 3   31 S Mirza 60 4  
Q T Bacsinszky 6 6   Q T Bacsinszky 1 6 5
WC I Tulyaganova 4 2   31 S Mirza 6 4 7
31 S Mirza 6 6   8 V Williams 6 6  
24 N Li 6 4 6 Q M Domachowska 4 4  
  S Brémond 2 6 4 24 N Li 6 6  
  ME Camerin 6 6     ME Camerin 4 3  
WC C Wheeler 1 2   24 N Li 6 2 4
WC M Johansson 1 1   Q M Domachowska 2 6 6
Q M Domachowska 6 6   Q M Domachowska 7 1 6
  S Arvidsson 63 6 6   S Arvidsson 5 6 1
10 M Bartoli 77 4 3

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 D Safina 64 6 2
Q S Lisicki 77 4 6 Q S Lisicki 6 7  
  ME Salerni 2 3     M Koryttseva 1 5  
  M Koryttseva 6 6   Q S Lisicki 6 4 3
  C Wozniacki 6 6     C Wozniacki 4 6 6
  G Dulko 1 1     C Wozniacki 77 6  
  A Kudryavtseva 4 64   21 A Bondarenko 64 1  
21 A Bondarenko 6 77     C Wozniacki 1 62  
28 K Srebotnik 4 6 9 4 A Ivanovic 6 77  
  L Domínguez Lino 6 0 7 28 K Srebotnik 6 6  
Q A Bachmann 63 4     A Rodionova 4 1  
  A Rodionova 77 6   28 K Srebotnik 3 4  
  T Garbin 6 6   4 A Ivanovic 6 6  
  E Daniilidou 2 2     T Garbin 0 3  
  S Cîrstea 5 3   4 A Ivanovic 6 6  
4 A Ivanovic 7 6  

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 A Chakvetadze 0    
  A Petkovic 0 r   6 A Chakvetadze 6 6  
  S Peng 5 6 7 Q A Kleybanova 3 4  
Q A Kleybanova 7 4 9 6 A Chakvetadze 78 1 2
  A Morigami 6 6   27 M Kirilenko 66 6 6
  M Krajicek 2 2     A Morigami 1 1  
  M Tu 4 6 3 27 M Kirilenko 6 6  
27 M Kirilenko 6 4 6 27 M Kirilenko 6 4 4
22 L Šafářová 1 4   9 D Hantuchová 1 6 6
  C Castaño 6 6     C Castaño 2 4  
  R Vinci 4 4     V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6     V Ruano Pascual 2 3
  A Cornet 6 6   9 D Hantuchová 6 6  
  C Fernández 3 3     A Cornet 2 5  
  V King 3 5   9 D Hantuchová 6 7  
9 D Hantuchová 6 7  

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 N Petrova 6 6  
  N Pratt 1 3   14 N Petrova 7 7  
  E Linetskaya 68 0     A Kremer 5 5  
  A Kremer 710 6   14 N Petrova 6 7  
  L Granville 1 4     E Makarova 1 68  
  Y Meusburger 6 6     Y Meusburger 3 1  
  E Makarova 3 6 7   E Makarova 6 6  
20 Á Szávay 6 4 5 14 N Petrova 6 5 0
29 A Radwańska 6 6   29 A Radwańska 1 7 6
  O Savchuk 0 1   29 A Radwańska 7 6  
  M Müller 5 3     P Parmentier 5 4  
  P Parmentier 7 6   29 A Radwańska 6 6  
  O Govortsova 1 1   2 S Kuznetsova 3 4  
  T Pironkova 6 6     T Pironkova 60 2  
  N Dechy 3 1   2 S Kuznetsova 77 6  
2 S Kuznetsova 6 6  

External links

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