Australian Open Women’s Singles Winners 1922 – Present

Australian Open Tennis Competition

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the Australian Open Women’s Singles Tennis Competition

The Australian Open competition was played on grass until 1988 but is now played on hardcourt. It currently takes place over 2 weeks – mid – late January, for a few years it took place in December

See also: Wimbledon Women’s Singles Winners
French Open Women’s Singles Winners
US Open Women’s Singles Winners
Australian Open Men’s Singles Winners

1922
Margaret Molesworth AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
6-3, 10-8
1923
Margaret Molesworth AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
6-1, 7-5
1924
Sylvia Lance Harper AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
6–3, 3-6, 8–6
1925
Daphne Akhurst AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
1-6, 8-6, 6-4
1926
Daphne Akhurst AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
6–1, 6-3
1927
Esna Boyd AUS
beat Sylvia Lance Harper AUS
5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1928
Daphne Akhurst AUS
beat Esna Boyd AUS
7-5, 6-2
1929
Daphne Akhurst AUS
beat Louie Bickerton AUS
6-1, 5-7, 6-2
1930
Daphne Akhurst AUS
beat Sylvia Lance Harper
10-8, 2-6, 7-5
1931
Coral Buttsworth AUS
beat Marjorie Cox Crawford AUS
1-6, 6-3, 6-4
1932
Coral Buttsworth AUS
beat Kathleen Le Messurier AUS
9-7, 6-4
1933
Joan Hartigan AUS
beat Coral Buttsworth AUS
6-4, 6-3
1934
Joan Hartigan AUS
beat Margaret Molesworth AUS
6–1, 6–4
1935
Dorothy Round GBR
beat Nancy Lyle GBR
1-6, 6–1, 6–3
1936
Joan Hartigan AUS
beat Nancy Wynne bolton AUS
6–4, 6-4
1937
Nancy Wynne Bolton AUS
beat Emily Hood Westacott AUS
6–3, 5-7, 6–4
1938
Dorothy Cheney USA
beat Dorothy Stevenson AUS
6-3, 6-2
1939
Emily Hood Westacott AUS
beat Nell Hall Hopman AUS
6-1, 6-2
1940
Nancy Wynne Bolton AUS
beat Thelma Coyne Long AUS
5-7, 6-4, 6-0
1941
Cancelled due to World War Two
1942
Cancelled due to World War Two
1943
Cancelled due to World War Two
1944
Cancelled due to World War Two
1945
Cancelled due to World War Two
1946
Nancye Wynne Bolton AUS
beat Joyce Fitch AUS
6-4, 6-4
1947
Nancye Wynne Bolton AUS
beat Nell Hall Hopman AUS
6-3, 6-2
1948
Nancye Wynne Bolton AUS
beat Marie Toomey AUS
6-3, 6-1
1949
Doris Hart USA
beat Nancy Wynne bolton AUS
6-3, 6-4
1950
Louise Brough USA
beat Doris Hart USA
6–4, 3-6, 6–4
1951
Nancye Wynne Bolton
beat Thelma Coyne Long AUS
6-1, 7-5
1952
Thelma Coyne Long AUS
beat Helen Angwin AUS
6-2, 6-3
1953
Maureen Connolly USA
beat Julia Sampson Hayward USA
6-3, 6-2
1954
Thelma Coyne Long AUS
beat Jenny Staley AUS
6-3, 6-4
1955
Beryl Penrose AUS
beat Thelma Coyne Long AUS
6-4, 6-3
1956
Mary Carter Reitano AUS
beat Thelma Coyne Long AUS
3-6, 6-2, 9-7
1957
Shirley Fry Irvin USA
beat Althea Gibson USA
6-3, 6-4
1958
Angela Mortimer GBR
beat Lorraine Coghlan AUS
6-3, 6-4
1959
Mary Carter Reitano AUS
beat Renée Schuurman ZAF
6-2, 6-3
1960
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Jan Lehane AUS
7-5, 6-2
1961
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Jan Lehane AUS
6-1, 6–4
1962
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Jan Lehane AUS
6-0, 6-2
1963
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Jan Lehane AUS
6-2, 6-2
1964
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Lesley Turner Bowrey AUS
6–3, 6–2
1965
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Maria Bueno BRA
5-7, 6-4, 5-2 retired
1966
Margaret Smith AUS
beat Nancy Richey USA
walkover
1967
Nancy Richey USA
beat Lesley Turner Bowrey AUS
6-1, 6-4
1968
Billie Jean King USA
beat Margaret Court AUS
6-1, 6-2
1969
Margaret Court AUS
beat Billie Jean King USA
6–4, 6–1
1970
Margaret Court AUS
beat Kerry Melville AUS
6-1, 6-3
1971
Margaret Court AUS
beat Evonne Goolagong AUS
2-6, 7-6, 7-5
1972
Virginia Wade GBR
beat Evonne Goolagong AUS
6-4, 6-4
1973
Margaret Court AUS
beat Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1974
Evonne Goolagong AUS
beat Chris Evert USA
7-6, 4-6, 6-0
1975
Evonne Goolagong AUS
beat Martina Navratilova CZE
6-3, 6-2
1976
Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
beat Renáta Tomanová CZE
6-2, 6-2
1977 – January
Kerry Melville Reid AUS
beat Dianne Fromholtz AUS
7–5, 6–2
1977 – December
Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS
beat Helen Gourlay AUS
6–3, 6–0
1978
Chris O’Neil AUS
beat Betsy Nagelsen USA
6–3, 7-6
1979
Barbara Jordan USA
Sharon Walsh USA
6-3, 6-3
1980
Hana Mandlíková CZE
beat Wendy Turnbull AUS
6-0, 7-5
1981
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Chris Evert USA
6-7, 6-4, 7-5
1982
Chris Evert USA
beat Martina Navratilova USA
6–3, 2-6, 6–3
1983
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Kathy Jordan USA
6-2, 7-6
1984
Chris Evert USA
beat Helena Sukova CZE
6-7, 6-1, 6-3
1985
Martina Navratilova USA
beat Chris Evert USA
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
1986
No competition – date changed back to January
1987
Hana Mandlíková CZE
beat Martina Navratilova USA
7-5, 7-6
1988
Steffi Graf GER
beat Chris Evert USA
6–1, 7–6
1989
Steffi Graf GER
beat Helena Sukova CZE
6–4, 6–4
1990
Steffi Graf GER
beat Mary Joe Fernandez USA
6-3, 6-4
1991
Monica Seles YUG
beat Jana Novotná CZE
5-7, 6–3, 6–1
1992
Monica Seles YUG
beat Mary Joe Fernandez USA
6-2, 6-3
1993
Monica Seles YUG
beat Steffi Graf GER
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
1994
Steffi Graf GER
beat Arantxa Sánchez Vicario ESP
6–0, 6–2
1995
Mary Pierce FRA
beat Arantxa Sánchez Vicario ESP
6–3, 6–2
1996
Monica Seles USA
beat Anke Huber GER
6-4, 6-1
1997
Martina Hingis SUI
beat Mary Pierce FRA
6–2, 6–2
1998
Martina Hingis SUI
beat Conchita Martinez ESP
6-3, 6-3
1999
Martina Hingis SUI
beat Amélie Mauresmo FRA
6-2, 6-3
2000
Lindsay Davenport USA
beat Martina Hingis SUI
6-1, 7-5
2001
Jennifer Capriati USA
beat Martina Hingis SUI
6–4, 6–3
2002
Jennifer Capriati USA
beat Martina Hingis SUI
4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2003
Serena Williams USA
beat Venus Williams USA
7–6, 3-6, 6–4
2004
Justine Henin BEL
beat Kim Clijsters BEL
6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2005
Serena Williams USA
beat Lindsay Davenport USA
2-6, 6-3, 6-0
2006
Amélie Mauresmo FRA
beat Justine Henin BEL
6–1, 2–0 retired
2007
Serena Williams USA
beat Maria Sharapova RUS
6-1, 6-2
2008
Maria Sharapova RUS
beat Ana Ivanovic SRB
7-5, 6-3
2009
Serena Williams USA
beat Dinara Safina RUS
6-0, 6-3
2010
Serena Williams USA
beat Justine Henin BEL
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2011
Kim Clijsters BEL
beat Li Na CHN
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2012
Victoria Azarenka BLR
beat Maria Sharapova RUS
6–3, 6–0
2013
Victoria Azarenka BLR
beat Li Na CHN
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2014
Li Na CHN
beat Dominika Cibulková SVK
7-6, 6-0
2015
Serena Williams USA
beat Maria Sharapova RUS
6-3, 7-6
2016
Angelique Kerber GER
beat Serena Williams USA
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2017
Serena Williams USA
beat Venus Williams USA
6-4, 6-4
2018
Caroline Wozniacki DEN
beat Simona Halep ROU
7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2019
Naomi Osaka JPN
beat Petra Kvitová CZE
7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2020
Sofia Kenin USA
beat Garbiñe Muguruza ESP
4-6, 6-2, 6-2

 

Published Aug 19, 2020 @ 12:20 pm – Updated – Aug 19, 2020 @ 12:32 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2020). Australian Open Women’s Singles Winners 1922 to Present. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/australian-open-womens-singles-winners-1922-to-present. Last accessed September 20th, 2020