Australian Open Scores & Results From 2020
The 1st Grand Slam of the year was successfully concluded despite facing some challenging amidst the bushfire wrath that was happening across the country. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were the defending champions. Osaka lost her 3rd round match against a new tennis sensation Coco Gauff while Djokovic successfully defended his title beating Dominic Thiem in the final in 5 grueling sets in a four-hour epic contest.
The men’s section saw some early upsets. Big names ousted in the 1st round include the 13th seed Denis Shapovalov, 20th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and 25th seed Borna Coric. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to retire in his 1st round clash against Alexei Popyrin. The 2nd round upsets include the 8th seed Matteo Berrettini, 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov and 21st seed Benoit Paire. Stan Wawrinka defeated the 4th seed Daniil Medvedev while Milos Raonic, once again announced himself with wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Marin Cilic.
The biggest upset of the quarterfinals in Dominic Thiem beating world no 1 Rafael Nadal. Nadal could not hold on the advantage in the 1st and 2nd sets before losing them both in the tie breaks. The match was decided by the 4th set tie break with Thiem winning the set and the match. Alexander Zverev, after losing the opening set easily defeated the veteran Stan Wawrinka. Tennys Sandgren had 7 opportunities to earn a place in the semifinal but Roger Federer every time saved the match point and went on win the match in the 5th set. Novak Djokovic easily ousted Milos Raonic in three sets.
Dominic Thiem beat Rafael Nadal (7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6))
Alexander Zverev beat Stan Wawrinka (1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
Roger Federer beat Tennys Sandgren (6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3)
Novak Djokovic beat Milos Raonic (6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1))
In the women’s section, it was a rematch of the 1st round of Wimbledon, Venus Williams vs Coco Gauff. Australian Open 2020 had seen some of the new faces in the women’s side. Sofia Kenin won her 1st Grand Slam title, Coco Gauff reached 4th round beating Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka (eventually lost to Sofia Kenin), Garbine Muguruza re-emergence on the circuit, Wang Qiang beating Serena Williams, Ons Jabeur becoming 1st Arab woman to qualify for the quarterfinal are some highlights of the tournament.
All the quarterfinals were almost one-sided affairs. Ashleigh Barty, Sofia Kenin, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza easily beat their respective matches.
Ashleigh Barty beat Petra Kvitova (7-6 (8-6), 6-2)
Sofia Kenin beat Ons Jabeur (6-4, 6-4)
Simona Halep beat Anett Kontaveit (6-1, 6-1)
Garbine Muguruza beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (7-5, 6-3)
The semifinals were close. Ashleigh Barty, the reigning French Open champion was taking on the 1st time semifinalist Sofia Kenin. The American won the battle in a two-hour battle. The 2nd semifinal was between former multiple Grand Slam champions. It was the matter of holding the nerve. In the end, Garbine Muguruza won the match against Simona Halep.
Sofia Kenin beat Ashleigh Barty (7-6 (8-6), 7-5)
Garbine Muguruza beat Simona Halep (7-6 (10-8), 7-5)
Sofia Kenin, in her 1st appearance in the Grand Slam final, won her 1st Grand Slam defeating unseeded Garbine Muguruza. Muguruza took the first set 6-4 but Kenin went on to take the next two sets 6-2, 6-2.
Sofia Kenin beat Garbine Muguruza (4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
Men’s Doubles – Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury beat Max Purcell / Luke Saville
Women’s Doubles – Timea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic beat Hsieh Su-wei / Barbora Strýcová
Mixed Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova / Nikola Mektic beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Jamie Murray
Boys’ Singles – Harold Mayot beat Arthur Cazaux
Girls’ Singles – Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva beat Weronika Baszak
Boys’ Doubles – Nicholas David Ionel / Leandro Riedi beat Mikołaj Lorens / Kārlis Ozoliņš
Girls’ Doubles – Alexandra Eala / Priska Madelyn beat Živa Falkner / Matilda Mutavdzic
Wheelchair Men’s Singles – Shingo Kunieda beat Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women’s Singles – Yui Kamiji beat Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair Quad Singles – Dylan Alcott beat Andy Lapthorne