2020 US Open – Women's Singles

Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final, 1–6, 6–3, 6–3, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 US Open. This was Osaka's second US Open title and third major overall. She was the first player to win the US Open women's singles title after losing the first set since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title in 1994.

Osaka became the first player from a fully Asian country to win a third Grand Slam singles title, the first player since Jennifer Capriati to win 3 such titles in 3 attempts and, at 22 years of age, the youngest player to win those 3 titles since Maria Sharapova won the 2008 Australian Open. Azarenka, who participated in her first Grand Slam tournament final since the 2013 US Open, was aiming to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam singles title since Kim Clijsters won the 2011 Australian Open.

Bianca Andreescu was the defending champion, but she withdrew before the tournament began due to travel concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing safety reasons, 5 other top 10 players (including reigning Grand Slam champions Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep) also withdrew from the event as well. In all, 24 players ranked inside the top 100 were absent from the tournament. The absences of Barty and Halep, respectively world No. 1 and 2, made this the first Grand Slam event since the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, when both Justine Henin-Hardenne and Clijsters withdrew prior to the event, that neither of the top 2 ranked players in the world were present in the draw.

There were no qualifiers this year. The WTA rankings valid on August 3 (being the rankings from March 16) were used to determine the main-draw entry list.

With her first round win over Kristie Ahn, Serena Williams surpassed Chris Evert for the most match wins (102) in US Open history. Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles and was also trying to set a new Open Era record by winning a seventh US Open singles title, but lost to Azarenka in the semifinals. Despite her loss, this made Williams the first player in history to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, as well as the US Open, in 4 decades: the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

29 of the 32 seeded women progressed to the second round; the most since the US Open changed from 16 seeds to 32 seeds in 2001.

With Williams, Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova all winning their fourth round matches, it marked the first time in Grand Slam history that 3 mothers had reached the quarterfinals. The semifinal between Williams and Azarenka was the first semifinal between 2 mothers in Grand Slam history.

This was Kim Clijsters' first Grand Slam appearance since the 2012 US Open, following a second retirement from tennis and comeback to the sport in February 2020. Clijsters was awarded a wildcard into the main draw, but she lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets.

This was the first time since the 1980 US Open that both semifinals and the final went to 3 sets.

Seeds

01.   Czech RepublicKarolína Plíšková (Second round)
02.   United StatesSofia Kenin (Fourth round)
03.   United StatesSerena Williams (Semifinals)
04.   JapanNaomi Osaka (Champion)
05.   BelarusAryna Sabalenka (Second round)
06.   Czech RepublicPetra Kvitová (Fourth round)
07.   United StatesMadison Keys (Third round, retired)
08.   CroatiaPetra Martić (Fourth round)
09.   United KingdomJohanna Konta (Second round)
10.   SpainGarbiñe Muguruza (Second round)
11.   KazakhstanElena Rybakina (Second round)
12.   Czech RepublicMarkéta Vondroušová (Second round)
13.   United StatesAlison Riske (Second round)
14.   EstoniaAnett Kontaveit (Fourth round)
15.   GreeceMaria Sakkari (Fourth round)
16.   BelgiumElise Mertens (Quarterfinals)
17.   GermanyAngelique Kerber (Fourth round)
18.   CroatiaDonna Vekić (Third round)
19.   UkraineDayana Yastremska (Second round)
20.   Czech RepublicKarolína Muchová (Fourth round)
21.   RussiaEkaterina Alexandrova (Second round)
22.   United StatesAmanda Anisimova (Third round)
23.   KazakhstanYulia Putintseva (Quarterfinals)
24.   PolandMagda Linette (Third round)
25.   ChinaZhang Shuai (First round)
26.   United StatesSloane Stephens (Third round)
27.   TunisiaOns Jabeur (Third round)
28.   United StatesJennifer Brady (Semifinals)
29.   RussiaVeronika Kudermetova (First round)
30.   FranceKristina Mladenovic (Second round)
31.   LatviaAnastasija Sevastova (Second round)
32.   SwedenRebecca Peterson (First round)

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

Draw

Key

Finals

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
               
28United StatesJennifer Brady66
23KazakhstanYulia Putintseva32
28United StatesJennifer Brady6163
4JapanNaomi Osaka7736
4JapanNaomi Osaka66
United StatesShelby Rogers34
4JapanNaomi Osaka166
BelarusVictoria Azarenka633
PRBulgariaTsvetana Pironkova632
3United StatesSerena Williams466
3United StatesSerena Williams633
BelarusVictoria Azarenka166
BelarusVictoria Azarenka66
16BelgiumElise Mertens10

Top half

Section 1

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
1Czech RepublicKa Plíšková66
UkraineA Kalinina401Czech RepublicKa Plíšková162
ItalyJ Paolini32FranceC Garcia677
FranceC Garcia66FranceC Garcia33
WCUnited StatesC Bellis6136628United StatesJ Brady66
GermanyT Korpatsch71532WCUnited StatesC Bellis12
RussiaA Blinkova3228United StatesJ Brady66
28United StatesJ Brady6628United StatesJ Brady66
17GermanyA Kerber6617GermanyA Kerber14
AustraliaA Tomljanović4417GermanyA Kerber678
United StatesC Dolehide22GermanyA-L Friedsam366
GermanyA-L Friedsam6617GermanyA Kerber66
United StatesA Li626United StatesA Li34
NetherlandsA Rus461United StatesA Li66
GermanyT Maria3213United StatesA Riske03
13United StatesA Riske66

Section 2

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
12Czech RepublicM Vondroušová66
BelgiumG Minnen1412Czech RepublicM Vondroušová12
United StatesF Di Lorenzo6660BelarusA Sasnovich66
BelarusA Sasnovich2786BelarusA Sasnovich621
SwitzerlandV Golubic662223KazakhstanY Putintseva366
PRBelarusV Lapko1776PRBelarusV Lapko33
WCUnited StatesR Montgomery1323KazakhstanY Putintseva66
23KazakhstanY Putintseva6623KazakhstanY Putintseva626
30FranceK Mladenovic768CroatiaP Martić364
WCUnited StatesH Baptiste5230FranceK Mladenovic6620
RussiaV Gracheva67RussiaV Gracheva1776
SpainP Badosa45RussiaV Gracheva33
PRUkraineK Bondarenko3668CroatiaP Martić66
WCUnited StatesA Kiick631PRUkraineK Bondarenko34
Czech RepublicT Martincová7248CroatiaP Martić66
8CroatiaP Martić566

Section 3

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
4JapanN Osaka656
JapanM Doi2724JapanN Osaka66
ItalyC Giorgi267ItalyC Giorgi12
BelgiumA Van Uytvanck6154JapanN Osaka6646
UkraineM Kostyuk66UkraineM Kostyuk3772
RussiaD Kasatkina12UkraineM Kostyuk677
United StatesC Gauff37431LatviaA Sevastova365
31LatviaA Sevastova6564JapanN Osaka66
24PolandM Linette64614EstoniaA Kontaveit34
AustraliaM Inglis16424PolandM Linette66277
MontenegroD Kovinić636MontenegroD Kovinić17764
AustraliaL Cabrera46224PolandM Linette32
United StatesUM Arconada46214EstoniaA Kontaveit66
SloveniaK Juvan677SloveniaK Juvan41
United StatesD Collins72214EstoniaA Kontaveit66
14EstoniaA Kontaveit566

Section 4

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
11KazakhstanE Rybakina66
UkraineK Zavatska3011KazakhstanE Rybakina51
PRRussiaI Khromacheva22United StatesS Rogers76
United StatesS Rogers66United StatesS Rogers66
United StatesM Brengle66United StatesM Brengle24
AltAustraliaAr Rodionova22United StatesM Brengle66
AustraliaA Sharma3776219UkraineD Yastremska23
19UkraineD Yastremska66477United StatesS Rogers77378
32SwedenR Peterson6146Czech RepublicP Kvitová65666
BelgiumK Flipkens776BelgiumK Flipkens61773
Czech RepublicM Bouzková6263United StatesJ Pegula77636
United StatesJ Pegula3677United StatesJ Pegula43
UkraineK Kozlova676Czech RepublicP Kvitová66
United StatesW Osuigwe35UkraineK Kozlova632
RomaniaI-C Begu326Czech RepublicP Kvitová776
6Czech RepublicP Kvitová66

Bottom half

Section 5

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
7United StatesM Keys66
HungaryT Babos117United StatesM Keys66
SwitzerlandJ Teichmann632SpainA Bolsova21
SpainA Bolsova7767United StatesM Keys642r
United StatesL Davis360FranceA Cornet773
FranceA Cornet616FranceA Cornet776
BelgiumY Bonaventure466BelgiumY Bonaventure643
25ChinaS Zhang632FranceA Cornet4773
18CroatiaD Vekić3786PRBulgariaT Pironkova6656
Czech RepublicKr Plíšková666418CroatiaD Vekić66
RomaniaPM Țig66RomaniaPM Țig21
JapanK Nara1018CroatiaD Vekić41
PRBulgariaT Pironkova66PRBulgariaT Pironkova66
RussiaL Samsonova23PRBulgariaT Pironkova76
JapanN Hibino4410SpainG Muguruza53
10SpainG Muguruza66

Section 6

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
15GreeceM Sakkari637
SwitzerlandS Vögele36515GreeceM Sakkari266
United StatesB Pera776United StatesB Pera632
KazakhstanZ Diyas64015GreeceM Sakkari66
RussiaN Vikhlyantseva63222United StatesA Anisimova31
WCUnited StatesK Scott776WCUnited StatesK Scott641
BulgariaV Tomova5522United StatesA Anisimova466
22United StatesA Anisimova7715GreeceM Sakkari3783
26United StatesS Stephens663United StatesS Williams6666
RomaniaM Buzărnescu3326United StatesS Stephens66
AltUnited StatesA Muhammad12BelarusO Govortsova22
BelarusO Govortsova6626United StatesS Stephens622
RussiaM Gasparyan66063United StatesS Williams266
Puerto RicoM Puig3770RussiaM Gasparyan24
United StatesK Ahn533United StatesS Williams66
3United StatesS Williams76

Section 7

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
5BelarusA Sabalenka776
FranceO Dodin6145BelarusA Sabalenka13
BelarusV Azarenka66BelarusV Azarenka66
AustriaB Haas12BelarusV Azarenka66
WCUnited StatesS Vickery66PolandI Świątek42
United StatesT Townsend24WCUnited StatesS Vickery7734
PolandI Świątek66PolandI Świątek6566
29RussiaV Kudermetova33BelarusV Azarenka566
20Czech RepublicK Muchová6720Czech RepublicK Muchová714
United StatesV Williams3520Czech RepublicK Muchová677
RussiaA Kalinskaya66RussiaA Kalinskaya364
SerbiaN Stojanović4320Czech RepublicK Muchová6279
RomaniaS Cîrstea67RomaniaS Cîrstea3667
United StatesC McHale45RomaniaS Cîrstea2776
United KingdomH Watson6719United KingdomJ Konta6654
9United KingdomJ Konta796

Section 8

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundFourth Round
16BelgiumE Mertens66
GermanyL Siegemund2216BelgiumE Mertens67
WCUnited StatesC Liu24SpainS Sorribes Tormo35
SpainS Sorribes Tormo6616BelgiumE Mertens76
SlovakiaV Kužmová41United StatesC McNally51
United StatesC McNally66United StatesC McNally4677
WCBelgiumK Clijsters65121RussiaE Alexandrova6362
21RussiaE Alexandrova37616BelgiumE Mertens66
27TunisiaO Jabeur6782United StatesS Kenin33
PolandK Kawa26627TunisiaO Jabeur7106
Czech RepublicK Siniaková12EstoniaK Kanepi680
EstoniaK Kanepi6627TunisiaO Jabeur643
PRRussiaV Zvonareva452United StatesS Kenin776
CanadaLA Fernandez67CanadaLA Fernandez43
BelgiumY Wickmayer222United StatesS Kenin66
2United StatesS Kenin66

Other entry information

Wild cards

Protected ranking

Alternates

Withdrawals

Notes

Championship match statistics

External links

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