Who Won the 2016 Australian Open Women's Singles Title?

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open
Date: 
Jan 30, 2016
Score: 
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Site: 
Melbourne Park - Melbourne, Australia
Runner Up: 
Serena Williams

German Angelique Kerber almost lost her opening round match at the 2016 Australian Open, but when the dust settled she was the champion with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 upset win over Serena Williams.

It was the first major for Kerber and in the process she denied Williams a record-tying 22nd major.

Kerber won the first two games in the pivotal third set. She was up 5-4 and broke Williams again for the title.

Serena Williams   
Margarita GasparyanSerena Williams  
 (6-2, 6-1)Serena Williams 
Belinda BencicMaria Sharapova(6-4, 6-1) 
Maria Sharapova(7-5, 7-5)  
   Serena Williams
Agnieszka Radwanska  (6-0, 6-4)
Anna-Lena FriedsamAgnieszka Radwanska  
 (6-7, 6-1, 7-5)Agnieszka Radwanska 
Carla Suárez NavarroCarla Suarez Navarro(6-1, 6-3) 
Daria Gavrilova(0-6, 6-3, 6-2)  
  ANGELIQUE KERBER
2016 Australian Open Champion
(6-4, 3-6, 6-4)
Angelique Kerber   
Annika BeckAngelique Kerber  
 (6-4, 6-0)Angelique Kerber 
Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka(6-3, 7-5) 
Barbora Strycova(6-2, 6-4)  
   Angelique Kerber
Johanna Konta  (7-5, 6-2)
Ekaterina MakarovaJohanna Konta  
 (4-6, 6-4, 8-6)Johanna Konta 
Madison KeysShuai Zhang(6-4, 6-1) 
Shuai Zhang(3-6, 6-3, 6-3)