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Australian Open 2015 Womens Singles

Australian Open 2015

Melbourn Park will be hosting the 2015 Australian Open Tennis, from January 14 to January 27, 2015. This will be the 103rd edition of Australian Open Tennis, also this is the first Grand Slam of the Year 2015.This Tournaments will consist of Professional Tennis Players events Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles .

 

Australian Open Women's Singles 2015:

 

Li Na captured the title, beating Dominika Cibulková in the final, 7–6 (7–3) and 6–0. Thus became the first Asian to win the Australian Open champion and fourth woman to win the title after being match point down (in the third round against Lucie Šafářová).


Women’s top seed Serena Williams, by winning her third round match, broke Margaret Court's record of 60 match victories at the Australian Open.
Victoria Azarenka, the two-time defending champion, lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in the quarterfinals.


Li Na was lucky third time in the Australian Open final, to become the oldest woman to secure the title here in the Open era. Li, who turned 32 in the next month, was defeated in the Australian Open finals by Kim Clijsters in 2011 and by Victoria Azarenka last year. She won the 2011 French Open, in between, to become the first Chinese woman to win a major.


It could have swung either way as the tiebreak looked imminent, the first since 2003 in the women's final here, as both players had a break of serve. But, Cibulkova had five double faults in her first five service games.


Cibulkova led 5-4 in the first set, but that was the only time she was in the lead in the match. Once Li had a break of serve in the second, there was going to be only one outcome in the final. 
The immensely popular 31-year-old dominated the match, once she got that two-game margin. As her confidence grew, she never let Cibulkova to come back in the game.


Li Na, the world No. 4 looked every inch the champion as she attacked the ball, hastening her opponent to make mistakes. Although the score line, 6-0 seemed to be surrender by Cibulkova, the fact was that Li was just unstoppable.


Cibulkova got closest to a game in the final set was a 30-0 lead on Li's serve, but the score was quickly to be 30-30 as Li toiled her opponent about the court before ending up with an easy net winner.
The eventual champion saved her best shots for the winning game; however, a glorious backhand brought up 30-0 and a stranglehold on the title.

Li Na was just in need one point to accomplish and appeared to be greatly relieved as the victory was certain to become a reality.  Cibulkova, 24, lauded for her performance in this tournament, was let down by her inexperience leading to some expensive mistakes.


Li won the first set but went down in three in both her previous finals at Melbourne Park. Last year, she stumbled and twisted her ankle against Azarenka and needed a medical respite in the third set after hitting her head on the court.


Li is famous at Melbourne Park, with her humorous post-match interviews and funny remarks about her husband, making everybody chuckle. She had the crowd in ruptures once again in her victory speech when she first thanked her agent, Max, for making her rich and then thanked her husband for being a hitting partner, baggage handler and general helper - as well as being lucky enough to marry her.


"I think of course (I was) nervous, but also excited," she said. "I played a final here twice already, so I know the feeling." Li's supporters were everywhere at Rod Laver Arena, some with Chinese flags painted on their faces, others waving Chinese flags or giant signs painted with Chinese characters.


Her fans saw her through the nervous first set, reciting, "Li Na, Let's Go," in Mandarin during every changeover. As Li began in the second set, someone screamed - before Cibulkova served - "C'mon Li Na, bagel her!" and she obliged.


After wrapping up the second set in 27 minutes, Li held up both thumbs to the crowd, and held back tears. She went at once to her coach Carlos Rodriguez in the stands to shake hands with.
Cibulkova, one of the shortest players ever to reach a Grand Slam final at 1.61-meters (5-foot-3), had four victories over Top 20 players in the tournament, including a fourth-round upset of third-seeded Maria Sharapova and a straight-sets semi final thrashing of No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska.


The 24-year-old, playing as the underdog suited the 20th seeded Cibulkova, won all but one of her matches in straight sets, including three in just an hour or less.
She had to pull the microphone down closer to her for the post-match speech. "These were just fantastic two weeks of my life," she said, pausing to laugh and cry. "Hello to everybody in Slovakia. This means a lot for our country and I'm happy I can be the one here for Slovakia."


The no. 4-ranked Li, who supposedly has more followers on social networking than there are people in Slovakia, had a good run through the tournament as other top ranked players bowed out in the earlier rounds.

"Finally I got her," Li said as she put a hand on the Daphne Akhurst trophy for the first time as Australian Open women's champion. "Last two times was very close."


The vanquished Slovakian endeared herself to the crowds at Melbourne Park with a fierce fighting spirit on-court and heartfelt comments off-court.


"I still can't believe I'm playing finals. I can't believe this is happening," Cibulkova told the Rod Laver Arena crowd post another upset victory in the semi finals over 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska. After, hitting the last forehand winner, Cibulkova threw her racket into the air, fell flat on her back and then buried her hands in her face.


At the post-match news conference, she blinked back tears.
"It will be the biggest match of my life," said Cibulkova. "It's a big pressure. Still I want to enjoy it on the court. I don't want to suffer on the court."
"It's something beautiful. It's like a dream."

 

Australian Open Women's Singles 2014 Results:

Australian Open Women's Singles Finals Winner :Li Na

 

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  14  Ana Ivanovic 7 5 2  
30  Eugenie Bouchard 5 7 6  
  30  Eugenie Bouchard 2 4  
  4  Li Na 6 6  
4  Li Na 6 6
  28  Flavia Pennetta 2 2  
    Li Na   7 6
  D Cibulková   6 0
  11  Simona Halep 3 0  
20  Dominika Cibulková 6 6  
     Dominika Cibulková 6 6
     Agnieszka Radwańska 1 2  
5  Agnieszka Radwańska 6 5 6
  2  Victoria Azarenka 1 7 0  

 

 

 

 

Australian Open 2014
Australian Open Men's Singles Australian Open Women's Singles
Australian Open Men's Doubles Australian Open Women's Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Schedule Australian Open 2014 Mixed Doubles
Australian Open 2014 Prize Money Australian Open 2014 Points

 

Section 1

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
1   S Williams  
WC   A Barty        
  V Dolonc      
  L Arruabarrena          
WC   P Parmentier          
  Ka Plíšková      
Q   H Watson      
31   D Hantuchová        
17   S Stosur        
  K Zakopalová        
  T Pironkova      
  S Soler Espinosa        
  A Beck          
  P Martić      
  K Bertens      
14   A Ivanovic  

 

Section 2

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
12   R Vinci  
  J Zheng        
  P Mayr-Achleitner      
  M Keys          
WC   C Dellacqua          
PR   V Zvonareva      
  L Robson      
18   K Flipkens        
30   E Bouchard        
WC   H Tang        
  A Van Uytvanck      
  V Razzano        
WC   S Vickery          
  L Davis      
  J Görges      
7   S Errani  

Section 3

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
4   N Li  
Q   A Konjuh        
Q   B Bencic      
  K Date-Krumm          
  D Vekić          
Q   L Hradecká      
  J Glushko      
26   L Šafářová        
22   E Makarova        
  V Williams        
  A Medina Garrigues      
LL   I Falconi        
  S Pe'er          
  M Niculescu      
  M Lučić-Baroni      
15   S Lisicki  

 

Section 4

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
9   A Kerber  
WC   J Gajdošová        
  C Garcia      
Q   A Kudryavtseva          
  D Pfizenmaier          
  Y Wickmayer      
  A Riske      
23   E Vesnina        
28   F Pennetta        
  A Cadanțu        
  M Puig      
Q   A Tatishvili        
  S Zhang          
  M Barthel      
  L Kumkhum      
6   P Kvitová  

 

Section 5

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
8   J Janković  
  M Doi        
  N Kichenok      
  A Morita          
  K Nara          
  S Peng      
  A Petkovic      
32   M Rybáriková        
21   S Cîrstea        
  M Erakovic        
Q   Z Diyas   Q    
Q   K Siniaková        
  L Tsurenko          
  V Lepchenko      
Q   K Piter      
11   S Halep  

 

Section 6

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
16   C Suárez Navarro  
  V King        
  G Voskoboeva      
Q   I-C Begu          
  K Mladenovic          
  S Vögele      
  F Schiavone      
20   D Cibulková        
25   A Cornet        
  P Hercog        
  C Giorgi      
WC   S Sanders        
  P Ormaechea          
  K Knapp      
  B Mattek-Sands      
3   M Sharapova  

 

Section 7

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
5   A Radwańska  
  Y Putintseva        
  O Govortsova      
Q   Y Duan          
Q   C Witthöft          
  M Minella      
  T Pereira      
29   A Pavlyuchenkova        
24   K Kanepi        
  G Muguruza        
  T Babos      
  AK Schmiedlová        
  C McHale          
PR   Y-j Chan      
  L Domínguez Lino      
10   C Wozniacki  

 

Section 8

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
13   S Stephens  
  Y Shvedova        
  T Majerič      
  A Tomljanović          
WC   O Rogowska          
  M Duque      
  E Svitolina      
19   S Kuznetsova        
33   B Jovanovski        
  J Čepelová        
  C Scheepers      
  Y Meusburger        
  S-w Hsieh          
  B Záhlavová-Strýcová      
  J Larsson      
2   V Azarenka  

 

 





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