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Australian Open Winners - Margaret Court has won the most women's singles titles

  • See the full list of Australian Open Women's Singles Winners
  • The first women's singles tournament was contested in 1922
  • Margaret Court holds the all-time record with 11 singles titles
  • Serena Williams holds the Open Era record with 7 singles titles
  • No Australian has reached the final since in 1980
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Naomi Osaka has won 2 of the last 3 Australian Open women's singles titles (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 18 Mar 2021
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The Australian Open women's singles tournament was first contested in 1922. It was known as the Australasian Championships until 1927 when it was renamed the Australian Championships.

The became an Open Era event for the first time in 1969 when it included professional tennis players and was called the Australian Open.

Margaret Court holds the all-time record for singles titles with 11 - 7 in the Amateur Era (1960–1966) and 4 in the Open Era (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)

Serena Williams holds the Open Era record with 7 singles titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017).

Naomi Osaka has won two of the last three titles, beating Petra Kvitová in the 2019 final and Jennifer Brady in the 2021 final.

List of Australian Open Women's Winners & Runners-up


Year
Winner
Country
Runner-up
Cpuntry
Final Score
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2021 Naomi Osaka Japan Jennifer Brady USA 6-4, 6-3
2020 Sofia Kenin USA Garbiñe Muguruza Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
2019 Naomi Osaka Japan Petra Kvitová Czech Republic 7-6(7-2), 5-7, 6-4
2018 Caroline Wozniacki Denmak Simona Halep Romania 7-6(7-2), 3-6,   6-4
2017 Serena Williams USA Venus Williams USA 6-4, 6-4
2016 Angelique Kerber Germany Serena Williams USA 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2015 Serena Williams USA Maria Sharapova Russia 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
2014 Li Na China Dominika Cibulková Slovakia 7-6(7-3), 6-0
2013 Victoria Azarenka Belarus Li Na China 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2012 Victoria Azarenka Belarus Maria Sharapova Russia 6-3, 6-0
2011 Kim Clijsters Belgium Li Na China 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2010 Serena Williams USA Justine Henin Belgium 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2009 Serena Williams USA Dinara Safina Russia 6-0, 6-3
2008 Maria Sharapova Russia Ana Ivanovic Serbia 7-5, 6-3
2007 Serena Williams USA Maria Sharapova Russia 6-1, 6-2
2006 Amélie Mauresmo France Justine Henin Belgium 6-1, 2-0 retired
2005 Serena Williams USA Lindsay Davenport USA 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
2004 Justine Henin Belgium Kim Clijsters Belgium 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2003 Serena Williams USA Venus Williams USA 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 6-4
2002 Jennifer Capriati USA Martina Hingis Switzerland 4-6, 7-6(9-7),   6-2
2001 Jennifer Capriati USA Martina Hingis Switzerland 6-4, 6-3
2000 Lindsay Davenport USA Martina Hingis Switzerland 6-1, 7-5
1999 Martina Hingis Switzerland Amélie Mauresmo France 6-2, 6-3
1998 Martina Hingis Switzerland Conchita Martínez Spain 6-3, 6-3
1997 Martina Hingis Switzerland Mary Pierce France 6-2, 6-2
1996 Monica Seles USA Anke Huber Germany 6-4, 6-1
1995 Mary Pierce France Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain 6-3, 6-2
1994 Steffi Graf Germany Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain 6-0, 6-2
1993 Monica Seles Yugoslavia Steffi Graf Germany 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
1992 Monica Seles Yugoslavia Mary Joe Fernández USA 6-2, 6-3
1991 Monica Seles Yugoslavia Jana Novotná Czechoslovakia 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
1990 Steffi Graf West Germany Mary Joe Fernández USA 6-3, 6-4
1989 Steffi Graf West Germany Helena Suková Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4
1988 Steffi Graf West Germany Chris Evert USA 6-1, 7-6(7-3)
1987 Hana Mandlíková Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova USA 7-5, 7-6(7-1)
1985 Martina Navratilova USA Chris Evert USA 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
1984 Chris Evert USA Helena Suková Czechoslovakia 6-7(4-7), 6-1, 6-3
1983 Martina Navratilova USA Kathy Jordan USA 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
1982 Chris Evert USA Martina Navratilova USA 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
1981 Martina Navratilova[h] USA Chris Evert USA 6-7(7-4), 6-4,   7-5
1980 Hana Mandlíková Czechoslovakia Wendy Turnbull Australia 6-0, 7-5
1979 Barbara Jordan USA Sharon Walsh USA 6-3, 6-3
1978 Chris O'Neil Australia Betsy Nagelsen USA 6-3, 7-6(7-3)
1977 Kerry Melville Reid Australia Dianne Fromholtz Australia 7-5, 6-2
1977 Evonne Goolagong Australia Helen Gourlay Australia 6-3, 6-0
1976 Evonne Goolagong Australia Renáta Tomanová Czechoslovakia 6-2, 6-2
1975 Evonne Goolagong Australia Martina Navratilova[h] Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2
1974 Evonne Goolagong Australia Chris Evert USA 7-6(7-5), 4-6,   6-0
1973 Margaret Court Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia 6-4, 7-5
1972 Virginia Wade Great Britain Evonne Goolagong Australia 6-4, 6-4
1971 Margaret Court Australia Evonne Goolagong Australia 2-6, 7-6(7-0), 7-5
1970 Margaret Court Australia Kerry Melville Australia 6-1, 6-3
1969 Margaret Court Australia Billie Jean King USA 6-4, 6-1
1968 Billie Jean King USA Margaret Court Australia 6-1, 6-2
1967 Nancy Richey USA Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia 6-1, 6-4
1966 Margaret Smith Australia Nancy Richey USA walkover
1965 Margaret Smith Australia Maria Bueno Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2, retired
1964 Margaret Smith Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia 6-3, 6-2
1963 Margaret Smith Australia Jan Lehane Australia 6-2, 6-2
1962 Margaret Smith Australia Jan Lehane Australia 6-0, 6-2
1961 Margaret Smith Australia Jan Lehane Australia 6-1, 6-4
1960 Margaret Smith Australia Jan Lehane Australia 7-5, 6-2
1959 Mary Carter Reitano Australia Renée Schuurman South Africa 6-2, 6-3
1958 Angela Mortimer Great Britain Lorraine Coghlan Australia 6-3, 6-4
1957 Shirley Fry Irvin USA Althea Gibson USA 6-3, 6-4
1956 Mary Carter Reitano Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia 3-6, 6-2, 9-7
1955 Beryl Penrose Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia 6-4, 6-3
1954 Thelma Coyne Long Australia Jenny Staley Australia 6-3, 6-4
1953 Maureen Connolly USA Julia Sampson Hayward USA 6-3, 6-2
1952 Thelma Coyne Long Australia Helen Angwin Australia 6-2, 6-3
1951 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia 6-1, 7-5
1950 Louise Brough USA Doris Hart USA 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
1949 Doris Hart USA Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia 6-3, 6-4
1948 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Marie Toomey Australia 6-3, 6-1
1947 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Nell Hall Hopman Australia 6-3, 6-2
1946 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Joyce Fitch Australia 6-4, 6-4
1940 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
1939 Emily Hood Westacott Australia Nell Hall Hopman Australia 6-1, 6-2
1938 Dorothy Cheney USA Dorothy Stevenson Australia 6-3, 6-2
1937 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia Emily Hood Westacott Australia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
1936 Joan Hartigan Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia 6-4, 6-4
1935 Dorothy Round Great Britain Nancy Lyle Great Britain 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
1934 Joan Hartigan Australia Margaret Molesworth Australia 6-1, 6-4
1933 Joan Hartigan Australia Coral Buttsworth Australia 6-4, 6-3
1932 Coral Buttsworth Australia Kathleen Le Messurier Australia 9-7, 6-4
1931 Coral Buttsworth Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford Australia 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
1930 Daphne Akhurst Australia Sylvia Lance Harper Australia 10-8, 2-6, 7-5
1929 Daphne Akhurst Australia Louie Bickerton Australia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
1928 Daphne Akhurst Australia Esna Boyd Australia 7-5, 6-2
1927 Esna Boyd Australia Sylvia Lance Harper Australia 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1926 Daphne Akhurst Australia Esna Boyd Australia 6-1, 6-3
1925 Daphne Akhurst Australia Esna Boyd Australia 1-6, 8-6, 6-4
1924 Sylvia Lance Harper Australia Esna Boyd Australia 6-3, 3-6, 8-6
1923 Margaret Molesworth Australia Esna Boyd Australia 6-1, 7-5
1922 Margaret Molesworth Australia Esna Boyd Australia 6-3, 10-8

Multiple champions


Margaret Smith Court has won the most Australian Open women's singles titles followed by Serena Williams and Nancye Wynne Bolton.

Every final contested until 1980 featured an Australian player except 1935 and 1979. No Australian woman has reached the final since Wendy Turnbull lost to Hana Mandlíková in 1980.

Player
Country
Amateur
Open
All
Years
Margaret Smith Court Australia 7 4 11 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973
Serena Williams USA 0 7 7 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017
Nancye Wynne Bolton Australia 6 0 6 1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951
Daphne Akhurst Cozens Australia 5 0 5 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930
Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia 0 4 4 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977(Dec)
Steffi Graf Germany 0 4 4 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994
Monica Seles Yugoslavia & USA 0 4 4 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
Joan Hartigan Bathurst Australia 3 0 3 1933, 1934, 1936
Martina Hingis Switzerland 0 3 3 1997, 1998, 1999
Martina Navratilova USA 0 3 3 1981, 1983, 1985
Naomi Osaka Japan 0 2 2 2019, 2021
Victoria Azarenka Belarus 0 2 2 2012, 2013
Coral Buttsworth Australia 2 0 2 1931, 1932
Jennifer Capriati USA 0 2 2 2001, 2002
Chris Evert USA 0 2 2 1982, 1984
Thelma Coyne Long Australia 2 0 2 1952, 1954
Hana Mandlíková Czechoslovakia 0 2 2 1980, 1987
Margaret Molesworth Australia 2 0 2 1922, 1923
Mary Carter Reitano Australia 2 0 2 1956, 1959

Australian Open Women's Singles Winners FAQ

Who won the 2021 Australian Open?

Naomi Osaka won the 2021 Australian Open women's singles title after defeating Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

Who has won the most Australian Open women's titles?

Margaret Smith Court has won the the most Australian Open women's singles titles with 11 (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973).

Who won the first Australian Open women's title?

Margaret Molesworth won the first Australian Open women's singles title in 1922 after beating Esna Boyd Australia 6-3, 10-8.

How many Australian Open's has Serena Williams won?

Serena Williams has won the Australian Open seven times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017).

Did Venus Williams win the Australian Open?

No, Venus Williams did not win the Australian Open. She reached the finals in 2003 and 2017 when she was defeated on both occasions by her sister Serena.

How many Australian Open's did Martina Navratilova win?

Martina Navratilova won three Australian Open titles (1981, 1983, 1985).

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