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2014 Australian Open Women’s Contender Profiles

 

(January 11, 2014) Profiles of the top Women’s Singles contenders for the 2014 Australian Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff

Serena Williams Beijing

Serena Williams

2013 Record: 78-4

Grand Slam Record: 246-36

Australian Open Record: 58-8

Australian Open Best Result: Won (2003, ’05, ’07. ’09)

Fast Fact: Last year marked the first time Serena lost in consecutive Australian Open events since 2000-2001.

Victoria Azarenka Miami Players Party

Victoria Azarenka

2013 Record: 43-9

Grand Slam Record: 92-30

Australian Open Record: 28-6

Australian Open Best Result: Won (2012, ’13)

Fast Fact: An Australian Open title would make Azarenka only the second woman in the Open Era to win her first three Slam titles at the same venue (Clijsters, US Open in 2005, ’09, ’10).

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

2013 Record: 37-7

Grand Slam Record: 149-37

Australian Open Record: 39-9

Australian Open Best Result: Won (2008)

Fast Fact: Sharapova’s best winning percentage at a Grand Slam event is in Melbourne, 39-9 (81.25%).

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Na Li

2013 Record: 44-14

Grand Slam Record: 81-29

Australian Open Record: 27-8

Australian Open Best Result: RU (2011, ’13)

Fast Fact: Li has reached at least the QF of every event she has played after the 2013 French Open.

 

Agniezska Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska

2013 Record: 56-20

Grand Slam Record: 79-30

Australian Open Record: 19-7

Australian Open Best Result: QF (2008, ’11, ’12, ’13)

Fast Fact: If Radwanska is ranked in the Top 5 at the conclusion of the Australian Open, it will mark 100 consecutive weeks of a Top 5 WTA ranking.

Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova

2013 Record: 51-23

Grand Slam Record: 54-21

Australian Open Record: 11-5

Australian Open Best Result: SF (2012)

Fast Fact: Kvitova hasn’t defeated a higher ranked opponent at a Grand Slam since defeating Sharapova to win the 2011 Wimbledon title.

Errani

Sara Errani

2013 Record: 49-24

Grand Slam Record: 38-25

Australian Open Record: 8-6

Australian Open Best Result: QF (2012)

Fast Fact: Errani has lost in the first or second round in 15 of her 25 Grand Slam appearances.

Jelena-Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic

2013 Record: 46-21

Grand Slam Record: 96-41

Australian Open Record: 23-11

Australian Open Best Result: SF (2008)

Fast Fact: Jankovic hasn’t defeated a higher ranked opponent at the Australian Open since 2004 (Dementieva, 1R).

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

2013 Record: 46-23

Grand Slam Record: 36-24

Australian Open Record: 8-6

Australian Open Best Result: 4R (2013)

Fast Fact: Kerber has never lost to an unseeded player at the Australian Open.

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki

2013 Record: 39-22

Grand Slam Record:  68-27

Australian Open Record: 20-6

Australian Open Best Result: SF (2011)

Fast Fact: Over the last two years, Wozniacki has won more matches at the Australian Open (7) than at the other Slam events combined (6).

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Simona Halep

2013 Record: 50-22

Grand Slam Record: 10-14

Australian Open Record: 2-3

Australian Open Best Result: 3R (2011)

Fast Fact: Halep is the only player in the WTA Top 20 who has never reached a Grand Slam Quarterfinal.

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Roberta Vinci

2013 Record: 50-24

Grand Slam Record:  38-36

Australian Open Record: 7-8

Australian Open Best Result: 3R (2006, ’10, ’13)

Fast Fact: Vinci has lost four of her last five matches at WTA tour events.

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Sloane Stephens

2013 Record: 40-23

Grand Slam Record: 25-10

Australian Open Record: 6-2

Australian Open Best Result: SF (2013)

Fast Fact: Stephens won 2/3rds of her career prize money in 2013 ($1.43M of $2.16M).

Ana Ivanovic 2

Ana Ivanovic

2013 Record: 40-23

Grand Slam Record: 89-35

Australian Open Record: 20-9

Australian Open Best Result: RU (2008)

Fast Fact: Ivanovic has lost to a Top 4 seed in 6 of her last 8 Grand Slam events.

 

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