2021 US Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2021 US Open
ChampionUnited Kingdom Emma Raducanu
Runner-upCanada Leylah Fernandez
Final score6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
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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Emma Raducanu defeated Leylah Fernandez in the final, 6–4, 6–3, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 US Open. She became the first qualifier in history, male or female, to reach a major final and win a major title, as well as the first singles qualifier to ever reach the semifinals at the US Open. Additionally, she became the first player since Bianca Andreescu in 2019 to reach the US Open final in her debut appearance and the first British woman to win a singles major since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.[1][2][3] With a WTA Ranking of 150 in the world, Raducanu also became the lowest-ranked player to win a major since Kim Clijsters (a former world No. 1 coming out of retirement) won the 2009 US Open. Victory in the final made Raducanu, aged 18, the youngest major champion since Maria Sharapova at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. This marked the first all-teenage major final since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis at the 1999 US Open and the first women's singles major final in the Open Era to feature two unseeded players.[4]

Raducanu won the title without dropping a set during the entire tournament, including during her three qualification matches. Furthermore, she did not play a tiebreak in any set. This was Raducanu's first WTA singles title, making her the fourth woman in the Open Era and the first since Iga Świątek at the 2020 French Open, to win a major tournament as their maiden singles title.

Raducanu and Fernandez both made their top 30 debuts following the conclusion of the tournament. Fernandez was the youngest player to defeat three top 5 seeded players in the same major since Serena Williams at the 1999 US Open.[5][6]

Naomi Osaka was the defending champion,[7] but she lost to Fernandez in the third round.

This was the first major since the 2011 French Open where neither Serena nor Venus Williams participated, as well as the first time that neither of the Williams sisters played at the US Open since 2003.[8] This event also marked the final major appearance for former world No. 6 and 2013 US Open and 2018 US Open quarterfinalist Carla Suárez Navarro.[9] She lost in the first round to Danielle Collins.

None of the top 20 seeds lost prior to the third round of the tournament, marking the first time this had occurred since the introduction of the 32-seed format in 2001.[10]

Karolína Plíšková set a new record for the number of aces served in a US Open women's singles match in her second-round match against Amanda Anisimova, after serving 24 aces in three sets.[11]

The defeats of Plíšková and Barbora Krejčíková in the quarterfinals guaranteed two first-time major finalists; Raducanu and Fernandez emerged to become those players. This also ensured that, for the first time since 2014, eight different players contested the four Grand Slam finals in a season.

Seeds[edit]

01.   Australia Ashleigh Barty (Third round)
02.   Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (Semifinals)
03.   Japan Naomi Osaka (Third round)
04.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Quarterfinals)
05.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
06.   Canada Bianca Andreescu (Fourth round)
07.   Poland Iga Świątek (Fourth round)
08.   Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková (Quarterfinals)
09.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Fourth round)
10.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Third round)
11.    Switzerland  Belinda Bencic (Quarterfinals)
12.   Romania Simona Halep (Fourth round)
13.   United States Jennifer Brady (Withdrew)
14.   Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Fourth round)
15.   Belgium Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
16.   Germany Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
17.   Greece Maria Sakkari (Semifinals)
18.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
19.   Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina (Third round)
20.   Tunisia Ons Jabeur (Third round)
21.   United States Coco Gauff (Second round)
22.   Czech Republic Karolína Muchová (First round)
23.   United States Jessica Pegula (Third round)
24.   Spain Paula Badosa (Second round)
25.   Russia Daria Kasatkina (Third round)
26.   United States Danielle Collins (Third round)
27.   Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko (Withdrew)
28.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (Third round)
29.   Russia Veronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.   Croatia Petra Martić (Second round)
31.   Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva (First round)
32.   Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
Q United Kingdom Emma Raducanu 6 6
11 Switzerland Belinda Bencic 3 4
Q United Kingdom Emma Raducanu 6 6
17 Greece Maria Sakkari 1 4
4 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 4 4
17 Greece Maria Sakkari 6 6
Q United Kingdom Emma Raducanu 6 6
Canada Leylah Fernandez 4 3
5 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 3 6 65
Canada Leylah Fernandez 6 3 77
Canada Leylah Fernandez 77 4 6
2 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 63 6 4
8 Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková 1 4
2 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia A Barty 6 79
Russia V Zvonareva 1 67 1 Australia A Barty 6 7
France C Burel 5 0 Denmark C Tauson 1 5
Denmark C Tauson 7 6 1 Australia A Barty 2 6 65
United States S Rogers 6 6 United States S Rogers 6 1 77
United States M Brengle 4 0 United States S Rogers 7 6
Romania S Cîrstea 77 3 6 Romania S Cîrstea 5 2
29 Russia V Kudermetova 65 6 0 United States S Rogers 2 1
22 Czech Republic K Muchová 2 63 Q United Kingdom E Raducanu 6 6
Spain S Sorribes Tormo 6 77 Spain S Sorribes Tormo 6 6
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 1 3
United States C Liu 1 4 Spain S Sorribes Tormo 0 1
WC United States H Baptiste 3 4 Q United Kingdom E Raducanu 6 6
China S Zhang 6 6 China S Zhang 2 4
Q United Kingdom E Raducanu 6 6 Q United Kingdom E Raducanu 6 6
LL Switzerland S Vögele 2 3

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Switzerland B Bencic 6 6
Netherlands A Rus 4 4 11 Switzerland B Bencic 6 6
Italy M Trevisan 6 7 Italy M Trevisan 3 1
WC United States C Vandeweghe 1 5 11 Switzerland B Bencic 6 6
Japan M Doi 77 6 23 United States J Pegula 2 4
WC Australia S Sanders 63 3 Japan M Doi 3 2
Russia A Potapova 2 2 23 United States J Pegula 6 6
23 United States J Pegula 6 6 11 Switzerland B Bencic 714 6
28 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 6 7 Poland I Świątek 612 3
PR Australia S Stosur 3 0 28 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 6
Q Spain C Bucșa 3 4 Switzerland J Teichmann 4 1
Switzerland J Teichmann 6 6 28 Estonia A Kontaveit 3 6 3
France F Ferro 6 6 7 Poland I Świątek 6 4 6
Japan N Hibino 1 4 France F Ferro 6 63 0
Q United States J Loeb 3 4 7 Poland I Świątek 3 77 6
7 Poland I Świątek 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6
WC United States C McNally 3 4 4 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 7 65 79
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 5 2 United States A Anisimova 5 77 67
United States A Anisimova 7 6 4 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 6
Australia A Tomljanović 6 6 Australia A Tomljanović 3 2
WC United States K Volynets 3 1 Australia A Tomljanović 78 6
Q Hungary D Gálfi 3 2 30 Croatia P Martić 66 4
30 Croatia P Martić 6 6 4 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 7 6
24 Spain P Badosa 6 6 14 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 5 4
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 4 3 24 Spain P Badosa 4 4
Russia V Gracheva 5 6 6 Russia V Gracheva 6 6
Q Spain N Párrizas Díaz 7 0 2 Russia V Gracheva 1 4
Q Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 7 63 6 14 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6
WC United States A Krueger 5 77 3 Q Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 2 7 2
United States A Riske 4 2 14 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 5 6
14 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
Slovenia P Hercog 1 2 10 Czech Republic P Kvitová 77 6
Montenegro D Kovinić 4 3 Q Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 64 2
Q Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 6 10 Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 3
Latvia A Sevastova 66 3 17 Greece M Sakkari 6 6
Czech Republic K Siniaková 78 6 Czech Republic K Siniaková 4 2
Ukraine M Kostyuk 4 3 17 Greece M Sakkari 6 6
17 Greece M Sakkari 6 6 17 Greece M Sakkari 62 78 6
LL Belgium G Minnen 6 1 6 6 Canada B Andreescu 77 66 3
Argentina N Podoroska 4 6 3 LL Belgium G Minnen 6 6
Russia L Samsonova 6 6 Russia L Samsonova 4 4
Q United Kingdom K Boulter 3 2 LL Belgium G Minnen 1 2
United States L Davis 6 2 6 6 Canada B Andreescu 6 6
LL Bulgaria V Tomova 2 6 3 United States L Davis 4 4
Switzerland V Golubic 5 6 5 6 Canada B Andreescu 6 6
6 Canada B Andreescu 7 4 7

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
Q Canada R Marino 2 3 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 7
Q Spain R Masarova 69 77 711 Q Spain R Masarova 2 5
Romania A Bogdan 711 62 69 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
Czech Republic M Vondroušová 7 6 25 Russia D Kasatkina 4 2
Q Romania E-G Ruse 5 0 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 6 4 4
Bulgaria T Pironkova 2 1 25 Russia D Kasatkina 3 6 6
25 Russia D Kasatkina 6 6 5 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
19 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 6 6 12 Romania S Halep 3 3
Belarus A Sasnovich 2 3 19 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 6 6
France C Garcia 66 6 6 France C Garcia 1 4
Q United Kingdom H Dart 78 4 2 19 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 611 6 3
United States A Li 5 1 12 Romania S Halep 713 4 6
LL Slovakia K Kučová 7 6 LL Slovakia K Kučová 3 1
Italy C Giorgi 4 63 12 Romania S Halep 6 6
12 Romania S Halep 6 77

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Germany A Kerber 3 6 77
Ukraine D Yastremska 6 4 63 16 Germany A Kerber 6 6
LL Egypt M Sherif 6 1 1 Ukraine A Kalinina 3 2
Ukraine A Kalinina 4 6 6 16 Germany A Kerber 5 6 6
United States M Keys 3 6 67 United States S Stephens 7 2 3
United States S Stephens 6 1 79 United States S Stephens 6 6
Poland M Linette 7 3 4 21 United States C Gauff 4 2
21 United States C Gauff 5 6 6 16 Germany A Kerber 6 65 2
31 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 64 2 Canada L Fernandez 4 77 6
Estonia K Kanepi 2 77 6 Estonia K Kanepi 5 5
Canada L Fernandez 77 6 Canada L Fernandez 7 7
Q Croatia A Konjuh 63 2 Canada L Fernandez 5 77 6
WC United States A Parks 3 5 3 Japan N Osaka 7 62 4
Q Serbia O Danilović 6 7 Q Serbia O Danilović
Czech Republic M Bouzková 4 1 3 Japan N Osaka w/o
3 Japan N Osaka 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 6
Q Australia A Sharma 0 4 8 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 6
WC United States E Navarro 1 65 United States C McHale 3 1
United States C McHale 6 77 8 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 6
France K Mladenovic 6 2 3 LL Russia K Rakhimova 4 2
LL Russia K Rakhimova 2 6 6 LL Russia K Rakhimova 6 6
Italy S Errani 3 2 32 Russia E Alexandrova 4 1
32 Russia E Alexandrova 6 6 8 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 77
18 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6 9 Spain G Muguruza 3 64
Czech Republic T Martincová 4 0 18 Belarus V Azarenka 6 77
Italy J Paolini 6 6 Italy J Paolini 3 61
PR Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 3 4 18 Belarus V Azarenka 4 6 2
Germany A Petkovic 6 77 9 Spain G Muguruza 6 3 6
Romania I-C Begu 2 63 Germany A Petkovic 4 2
Croatia D Vekić 64 65 9 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
9 Spain G Muguruza 77 77

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Belgium E Mertens 3 77 77
Sweden R Peterson 6 65 65 15 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
Q Greece V Grammatikopoulou 6 6 Q Greece V Grammatikopoulou 2 2
Russia A Blinkova 3 2 15 Belgium E Mertens 6 7
PR Serbia I Jorović 2 2 20 Tunisia O Jabeur 3 5
Colombia MC Osorio Serrano 6 6 Colombia MC Osorio Serrano 0 1
France A Cornet 5 5 20 Tunisia O Jabeur 6 6
20 Tunisia O Jabeur 7 7 15 Belgium E Mertens 4 1
26 United States D Collins 6 6 2 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
PR Spain C Suárez Navarro 2 4 26 United States D Collins 6 6
United Kingdom H Watson 1 4 Slovenia K Juvan 4 2
Slovenia K Juvan 6 6 26 United States D Collins 3 3
United States B Pera 4 64 2 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
Slovenia T Zidanšek 6 77 Slovenia T Zidanšek 3 1
Serbia N Stojanović 4 77 0 2 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
2 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 64 6

Championship match statistics[edit]

Category United Kingdom Raducanu Canada Fernandez
1st serve % 49/71 (69%) 45/78 (58%)
1st serve points won 33 of 49 = 67% 25 of 45 = 56%
2nd serve points won 10 of 22 = 45% 15 of 33 = 45%
Total service points won 43 of 71 = 57.33% 40 of 78 = 51.28%
Aces 3 2
Double faults 2 5
Winners 22 18
Unforced errors 25 26
Net points won 11 of 15 = 73% 9 of 12 = 75%
Break points converted 4 of 18 = 22% 2 of 9 = 22%
Return points won 38 of 78 = 49% 28 of 71 = 43%
Total points won 81 68
Source

Seeded players[edit]

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on WTA rankings as of August 23, 2021. Rank and points before are as of August 30, 2021.

As a result of pandemic-related adjustments to the ranking system, players are defending the greater of their points from the 2019 and 2020 tournaments.[12] In addition, points from tournaments held during the weeks of September 9, 2019 and September 7, 2020 will be dropped at the end of the tournament and replaced by the player's next best result.

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending from 2019 or 2020 Points won Points after Status
1 1 Australia Ashleigh Barty 10,185 240 130 10,075 Third round lost to United States Shelby Rogers
2 2 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 7,010 70 780 7,720 Semifinals lost to Canada Leylah Fernandez
3 3 Japan Naomi Osaka 6,666 2,000 130 4,796 Third round lost to Canada Leylah Fernandez
4 4 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 5,530 240+470 430+65 5,315 Quarterfinals lost to Greece Maria Sakkari [17]
5 5 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 5,210 780 430 4,860 Quarterfinals lost to Canada Leylah Fernandez
6 7 Canada Bianca Andreescu 4,537 2,000 240 2,777 Fourth round lost to Greece Maria Sakkari [17]
7 8 Poland Iga Świątek 4,461 130 240 4,571 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic [11]
8 9 Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková 4,273 (35) 430 4,668 Quarterfinals lost to Belarus Aryna Sabalenka [2]
9 10 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 4,210 70 240 4,380 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková [8]
10 11 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 4,170 240 130 4,060 Third round lost to Greece Maria Sakkari [17]
11 12 Switzerland Belinda Bencic 4,170 780 430 3,820 Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Emma Raducanu [Q]
12 13 Romania Simona Halep 3,881 70 240 4,051 Fourth round lost to Ukraine Elina Svitolina [5]
13 14 United States Jennifer Brady 3,489 780+29 0+15 2,695 Withdrew due to injury
14 15 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3,420 70 240 3,590 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [4]
15 16 Belgium Elise Mertens 3,330 430 240 3,140 Fourth round lost to Belarus Aryna Sabalenka [2]
16 17 Germany Angelique Kerber 3,245 240 240 3,245 Fourth round lost to Canada Leylah Fernandez
17 18 Greece Maria Sakkari 3,210 240 780 3,750 Semifinals lost to United Kingdom Emma Raducanu [Q]
18 19 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3,160 1,300 130 1,990 Third round lost to Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [9]
19 20 Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina 3,083 70+180 130+105 3,068 Third round lost to Romania Simona Halep [12]
20 21 Tunisia Ons Jabeur 2,975 130 130 2,975 Third round lost to Belgium Elise Mertens [15]
21 23 United States Coco Gauff 2,875 130 70 2,815 Second round lost to United States Sloane Stephens
22 24 Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 2,862 240 10 2,632 First round lost to Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
23 25 United States Jessica Pegula 2,425 130 130 2,425 Third round lost to Switzerland Belinda Bencic [11]
24 26 Spain Paula Badosa 2,343 30+110 70+30 2,303 Second round lost to Russia Varvara Gracheva
25 27 Russia Daria Kasatkina 2,340 10 130 2,460 Third round lost to Ukraine Elina Svitolina [5]
26 29 United States Danielle Collins 2,270 70 130 2,330 Third round lost to Belarus Aryna Sabalenka [2]
27 30 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 2,170 130 0 2,040 Withdrew due to medical reasons
28 28 Estonia Anett Kontaveit 2,315 240 130 2,205 Third round lost to Poland Iga Świątek [7]
29 31 Russia Veronika Kudermetova 2,040 10+110 10+100 2,030 First round lost to Romania Sorana Cîrstea
30 32 Croatia Petra Martić 2,005 240+305 70+55 1,585 Second round lost to Australia Ajla Tomljanović
31 33 Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva 1,910 430 10 1,490 First round lost to Estonia Kaia Kanepi
32 34 Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,866 70 70 1,866 Second round lost to Russia Kamilla Rakhimova [LL]

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019 or 2020. Accordingly, points for her 16th best result are deducted instead.

Withdrawn players[edit]

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew before the tournament began.

Rank Player Points before Points defending from 2019 or 2020 Points after Withdrawal reason
6 United States Sofia Kenin 5,030 240+100 4,691 Positive COVID-19 test
22 United States Serena Williams 2,891 1,300 1,591 Hamstring injury

Other entry information[edit]

Wild card entries[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Lucky losers[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

  1. ^ Kirsten Flipkens was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she later withdrew due to an ongoing left ankle injury.[18] After Flipkens's withdrawal from the event, Venus Williams was the next player initially entered into the main draw, but she also withdrew due to a leg injury.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Naomi Osaka fights back to sink Victoria Azarenka and regain US Open". The Guardian. 12 September 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
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  13. ^ "Ashlyn Krueger crowned singles and doubles champion at USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 18s National Championships". www.sdnews.com.
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  16. ^ "STAN WAWRINKA WITHDRAWS FROM US OPEN, MOVING ANDY MURRAY INTO MAIN DRAW". Tennis.com. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
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Preceded by
2021 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
2022 Australian Open – Women's Singles