AUSTRALIAN OPEN: HOW THE TOP 16 SEEDS HAVE FARED

How have Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and the rest of the Top 16 seeds fared at the year’s first Grand Slam?

The Australian Open starts Monday with World No.1 Angelique Kerber looking to defend her title and claim her third Grand Slam crown. But six-time champion Serena Williams is hot on her heels, ready to add a record-breaking 23rd major to her impressive trophy haul and reclaim her spot at the top.

Have a look at Kerber and the rest of the Top 16 seeds’ Australian history heading into the first Grand Slam of the year:

1. Angelique Kerber (GER)
10th appearance (18-8)
Best result: Champion (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2016 Australian Open, 2016 US Open

2. Serena Williams (USA)
16th appearance (74-10)
Best result: Champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (22): 1999 US Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open, 2003 Australian Open, 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open, 2007 Australian Open, 2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open, 2013 French Open, 2013 US Open, 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2015 Wimbledon, 2016 Wimbledon

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
11th appearance (32-10)
Best result: SF (2014, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-Up (1): 2012 Wimbledon

4. Simona Halep (ROU)
7th appearance (10-6)
Best result: QF (2014, 2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-Up (1): 2014 French Open

5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
5th appearance (5-4)
Best result: 3R (2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-Up (1): 2016 US Open

6. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
9th appearance (17-9)
Best result: R-Up (2014)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-Up (1): 2014 Australian Open

7. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
5th appearance (9-4)
Best result: 4r (2014, 2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2016 French Open

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
16th appearance (32-15)
Best result: QF (2005, 2009, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2004 US Open, 2009 French Open

9. Johanna Konta (GBR)
2nd appearance (5-1)
Best result: SF (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Semifinal (1): 2016 Australian Open

10. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
9th appearance (16-8)
Best result: QF (2009, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinal (5): 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2013 US Open, 2014 French Open, 2016 Australian Open

11. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
5th appearance (5-4)
Best result: 3R (2014, 2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinal (1): 2015 French Open

12. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
6th appearance (4-5)
Best result: 3R (2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Semifinal (1): 2015 French Open

13. Venus Williams (USA)
16th appearance (45-16)
Best result: F (2003)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (7): 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon

14. Elena Vesnina (RUS)
11th appearance (9-10)
Best result: 4R (2006, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: Semifinal (1): 2016 Wimbledon

15. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
12th appearance (10-11)
Best result: 3R (2006, 2010, 2013, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-Up (1): 2015 US Open

16. Barbora Strycova (CZE)
10th appearance (11-9)
Best result: 4R (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinal (1): 2014 Wimbledon

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2 Responses to “AUSTRALIAN OPEN: HOW THE TOP 16 SEEDS HAVE FARED”

  1. Abdi says:

    I’m very curious if Halep will attend at the end of this year Singapore tournament – WTA Final!

  2. Imper says:

    Nope, she’ll never be there…

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