2018 Australian Open: Bracket, schedule, and results for women's draw





We have daily coverage of the 2018 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

The defending champion for the 2018 Australian Open women’s singles bracket will not be participating this year, so the field is ripe for a new winner. The runner-up a year ago, Venus Williams, will be playing, as well as names like Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, and Maria Sharapova.


We’ll have coverage of the year’s first Grand Slam every day with updated schedules and match results. For viewing information, you can see a detailed schedule and a how-to-watch section below. The tournament will primarily be broadcast and streamed by ESPN and ESPN2 in the United States.


Serena Williams will not be in action, saying she isn’t quite ready for tournament play following the birth of her daughter. She would have been seeded since she is still ranked No. 22 in the world, but she will fall out of the rankings following the year’s first Grand Slam.


Last year’s tournament ended with an all-Williams Sisters final, and on the men’s side, it was a final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, just like old times. This year’s tournament features some of the biggest names to not win a Grand Slam yet, and the biggest is Halep.


Halep is the top seed for the women. Elina Svitolina is one of the top names in action for the women, and many are picking her as the outright winner going into it. Pliskova, Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, and Caroline Wozniacki are all not too far behind her, though.


Venus will obviously be one of the bigger names to watch. The 37 year old is looking to win her first ever Australian Open title after reaching the final in 2003 and 2017.


Below is a full bracket, schedule, and results, which will be updated daily throughout the tournament.


Bracket








Bracket taken from the official Australian Open website.


Viewing information


The Australian Open can be tricky to follow for those in the United States. Play at the Australian Open begins on Monday proper in Melbourne but on Sunday evening in the United States. Play will typically wrap up in the early morning of the following day in the U.S. but later in the evening on that day in Melbourne.


ESPN will handle television coverage of the tournament between its flagship network and ESPN2, and live streams of all men’s and women’s singles matches will be available live via WatchESPN. Play on most days will begin around 7 p.m. on the Tennis Channel before shifting to ESPN 2. Below is the full viewing schedule for the tournament, and below that is a full list of matches and results, updated daily throughout the tournament.


How to watch the Australian Open



Schedule


Day 1, Sunday, Jan. 14


No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki def. Mihaela Buzamescu, 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Elina Svitolina def. Ivana Jorovic, 6-3, 6-2
Belinda Bencic def. No. 5 Venus Williams, 6-3, 7-5
No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko def. Francesca Schiavone, 6-1, 6-4
No. 10 CoCo Vandeweghe def. Timea Babos, 7-6(4), 6-2
No. 12 Julia Goerges def. Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-4
Shuai Zhang def. No. 13 Sloane Stephens, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-2
No. 15 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Kateryna Kozlova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova def. Taylor Townsend, 6-0, 7-5
No. 22 Daria Kasatkina vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
No. 23 Daria Gavrilova def. Irina Falconi, 6-0, 6-3
Kaia Kanepi def. No. 24 Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-2
Marta Kostyuk def. No. 25 Shuai Peng, 6-2, 6-2
No. 30 Kiki Bertens def. Catherine Bellis, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
Irina Camelia Begu def. No. 31 Ekaterina Makarova, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6
No. 32 Anett Kontaveit def. Aleksandra Krunic, 6-4, 7-5


Day 2, Monday, Jan. 15


No. 1 Simona Halep def. Destanee Aiava, 7-6(5), 6-1
No. 3 Garbine Muguruza def. Jessika Ponchet, 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Karolina Pliskova def. Veronica Cepede Royg, 6-3, 6-4
No. 8 Caroline Garcia def. Carina Witthoeft, 7-5, 6-3
No. 9 Johanna Konta def. Madison Brengle, 6-3, 6-1
Ana Bogdan def. No. 11 Kristina Mladenovic, 6-3, 6-2
No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova def. Varvara Lepchenko, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 16 Elena Vesnina def. Ons Jabeur, 6-3, 6-4
No. 17 Madison Keys def. Qiang Wang, 6-1, 7-5
No. 18 Ashleigh Barty def. Aryna Sabalenka, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4
No. 20 Barbora Strycova def. Kristie Ahn, 6-1, 7-5
No. 21 Angelique Kerber def. Anna Lena Friedsam, 6-0, 6-4
No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska def. Kristyna Pliskova, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Andrea Petkovic def. No. 27 Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni def. Shelby Rogers, 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-2
No. 29 Lucie Safarova def. Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-5, 6-3
Maria Sharapova def. Tatjana Maria, 6-1, 6-4


Day 3, Tuesday, Jan. 16


No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki def. Jana Fett, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 Elina Svitolina def. Katerina Siniakova, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko def. Ying Ying Duan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Alize Cornet def. No. 12 Julia Goerges, 6-4, 6-3
Kateryna Bondarenko def. No. 15 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-2, 6-3
No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova def. Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Magda Linette def. No. 22 Daria Kasatkina, 7-6(4), 6-2
Elise Mertens def. No. 23 Daria Gavrilova, 7-5, 6-3
No. 30 Kiki Bertens def. Nicole Gibbs, 7-6(3), 6-0
No. 32 Anett Kontaveit def. Mona Barthel, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3


Day 4, Wednesday, Jan. 17


No. 1 Simona Halep vs. Eugenie Bouchard
Su Wei Hsieh def. No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, 7-6(1), 6-4
No. 6 Karolina Pliskova def. Beatriz Haddad Maia, 6-1, 6-1
No. 8 Caroline Garcia def. Marketa Vondrousova, 6-7(3), 6-2, 8-6
Bernarda Pera def. No. 9 Johanna Konta, 6-4, 7-5
Naomi Osaka def. No. 16 Elena Vesnina, 7-6(4), 6-2
No. 17 Madison Keys def. Ekaterina Alxandrova, 6-0, 6-1
No. 18 Ashleigh Barty vs. Camila Giorgi
No. 20 Barbora Strycova def. Lara Arruabarrena, 6-3, 6-4
No. 21 Angelique Kerber def. Donna Vekic, 6-4, 6-1
No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska def. Lesia Tsurenko, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-3, 6-1
No. 29 Lucie Safarova def. Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-4
Maria Sharapova def. Anastasija Sevastova, 6-1, 7-6(4)


Day 5, Thursday, Jan. 18


No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki def. No. 30 Kiki Bertens, 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Elina Svitolina def. Mara Kostyuk, 6-2, 6-2
No. 32 Anett Kontaveit def. No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova def. Kateryna Bondarenko, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Petra Martic def. Lusika Kumkhum, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Denisa Allertova def. Magda Linette, 6-1, 6-4
Elise Mertens def. Alize Cornet, 7-5, 6-4
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Kaia Kanepi, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3


Day 6, Friday, Jan. 19


No. 1 Simona Halep def. Lauren Davis, 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
No. 6 Karolina Pliskova def. No. 29 Lucie Safarova, 7-6(6), 7-5
No. 8 Caroline Garcia def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
No. 17 Madison Keys def. Ana Bogdan, 6-3, 6-4
Naomi Osaka def. No. 18 Ashleigh Barty, 6-4, 6-2
No. 20 Barbora Strycova def. Bernarda Pera, 6-2, 6-2
No. 21 Angelique Kerber vs. Maria Sharaopva
No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Su-Wei Hsieh


Day 7, Saturday, Jan. 20


No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova
No. 4 Elina Svitolina vs. Denisa Allertova
No. 32 Anett Kontaveit vs. Carla Suarez Navarro
Petra Martic vs. Elise Mertens


Day 8, Sunday, Jan. 21


Round of 16


Day 9, Monday, Jan. 22


Quarterfinals


Day 10, Tuesday, Jan. 23


Quarterfinals


Day 11, Wednesday, Jan 24


Quarterfinals/Women’s semifinals


Day 12, Thursday, Jan. 25


Men’s semifinal


Day 13, Friday, Jan. 26


Men’s semifinal


Day 14, Saturday, Jan. 27


Women’s final


Day 15, Sunday, Jan. 28


Men’s final