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Tennis-Australian Open women's singles champions

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MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - List of Australian Open women's singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated): 2013 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Li Na (China) 4-6 6-4 6-3 2012 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3 6-0 2011 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) bt Li Na (China) 3-6 6-3 6-3 2010 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Justine Henin (Belgium) 6-4 3-6 6-2 2009 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Dinara Safina (Russia) 6-0 6-3 2008 Maria Sharapova (Russia) bt Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-5 6-3 2007 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-1 6-2 2006 Amelie Mauresmo (France) bt Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) 6-1 2-0 retired 2005 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) 2-6 6-3 6-0 2004 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) bt Kim Clijsters (Belgium) 6-3 4-6 6-3 2003 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-6 3-6 6-4 2002 Jennifer Capriati (U.S.) bt Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 4-6 7-6 6-2 2001 Jennifer Capriati (U.S.) bt Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 6-4 6-3 2000 Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) bt Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 6-1 7-5 1999 Martina Hingis (Switzerland) bt Amelie Mauresmo (France) 6-2 6-3 1998 Martina Hingis (Switzerland) bt Conchita Martinez (Spain) 6-3 6-3 1997 Martina Hingis (Switzerland) bt Mary Pierce (France) 6-3 6-3 1996 Monica Seles (U.S.) bt Anke Huber (Germany) 6-4 6-1 1995 Mary Pierce (France) bt Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain) 6-3 6-2 1994 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain) 6-0 6-2 1993 Monica Seles (U.S.) bt Steffi Graf (Germany) 4-6 6-3 6-2 1992 Monica Seles (U.S.) bt Mary Joe Fernandez (U.S.) 6-2 6-3 1991 Monica Seles (U.S.) bt Jana Novotna (Czechoslovakia) 5-7 6-3 6-1 1990 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Mary Joe Fernandez (U.S.) 6-3 6-4 1989 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Helena Sukova (Czechoslovakia) 6-4 6-4 1988 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Chris Evert (U.S.) 6-1 7-6 1987 (Jan) Hana Mandlikova (Czechoslovakia) bt Martina Navratilova (U.S.) 7-5 7-6 1986 No competition 1985 (Nov) Martina Navratilova (U.S.) bt Chris Evert (U.S.) 6-2 4-6 6-2 1984 Chris Evert (U.S.) bt Helena Sukova (Czechoslovakia) 6-7 6-2 6-3 1983 Martina Navratilova (U.S.) bt Kathy Jordan (U.S.) 6-2 7-6 1982 Chris Evert (U.S.) bt Martina Navratilova (U.S.) 6-3 2-6 6-3 1981 Martina Navratilova (U.S.) bt Chris Evert (U.S.) 6-7 6-4 7-5 1980 Hana Mandlikova (Czechoslovakia) bt Wendy Turnbull 6-0 7-5 1979 Barbara Jordan (U.S.) bt Sharon Walsh (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 1978 Chris O'Neil bt Betsy Nagelsen (U.S.) 6-3 7-6 1977 (Dec) Evonne Cawley bt Helen Gourlay 6-3 6-0 1977 (Jan) Kerry Reid bt Dianne Fromholtz 7-5 6-2 1976 Evonne Cawley (Goolagong) bt Renata Tomanova (Czechoslovakia) 6-2 6-2 1975 Evonne Goolagong bt Martina Navratilova (Czechoslovakia) 6-3 6-2 1974 Evonne Goolagong bt Chris Evert (U.S.) 7-6 4-6 6-0 1973 Margaret Smith Court bt Evonne Goolagong 6-4 7-5 1972 Virginia Wade (Britain) bt Evonne Goolagong 6-4 6-4 1971 Margaret Smith Court bt Evonne Goolagong 2-6 7-5 7-6 1969 Margaret Smith Court bt Billie Jean King (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 1968 Billie Jean King (U.S.) bt Margaret Smith 6-1 6-2 1967 Nancy Richey (U.S.) bt Lesley Turner 6-1 6-4 1966 Margaret Smith bt Nancy Richey (U.S.) w/o 1965 Margaret Smith bt Maria Bueno (Brazil) 5-7 6-4 5-2 retired 1964 Margaret Smith bt Lesley Turner 6-3 6-2 1963 Margaret Smith bt Jan Lehane 6-2 6-2 1962 Margaret Smith bt Jan Lehane 6-0 6-2 1961 Margaret Smith bt Jan Lehane 6-1 6-4 1960 Margaret Smith bt Jan Lehane 7-5 6-2 1959 Mary Reitano bt Renee Schuurman (South Africa) 6-2 6-3 1958 Angela Mortimer (Britain) bt Lorraine Coghlan 6-3 6-4 1957 Shirley Fry (U.S.) bt Althea Gibson (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 1956 Mary Carter bt Thelma Long 3-6 6-2 9-7 1955 Beryl Penrose bt Thelma Long 6-4 6-3 1954 Thelma Long bt Jennifer Staley 6-3 6-4 1953 Maureen Connolly (U.S.) bt Julia Sampson (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 1952 Thelma Long bt H. Angwin 6-2 6-3 1951 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Thelma Long 6-1 7-5 1950 Louise Brough (U.S.) bt Doris Hart (U.S.) 6-4 3-6 6-4 1949 Doris Hart (U.S.) bt Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-3 6-4 1948 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Marie Toomey 6-3 6-1 1947 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Nell Hopman 6-3 6-2 1946 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Joyce Fitch 6-4 6-4 1941-45 No competition 1940 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Thelma Coyne 5-7 6-4 6-0 1939 Emily Westacott bt Nell Hopman 6-1 6-2 1938 Dorothy Bundy (U.S.) bt Dorothy Stevenson 6-3 6-2 1937 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Emily Westacott 6-3 5-7 6-4 1936 Joan Hartigan bt Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-4 6-4 1935 Dorothy Round (Britain) bt Nancye Wynne Bolton 1-6 6-1 6-3 1934 Joan Hartigan bt Margaret Molesworth 6-1 6-4 1933 Joan Hartigan bt Coral Buttsworth 6-4 6-3 1932 Coral Buttsworth bt Katherine Le Messurier 9-7 6-4 1931 Coral Buttsworth bt Margorie Crawford 1-6 6-3 6-4 1930 Daphne Akhurst bt Sylvia Harper 10-8 2-6 7-5 1929 Daphne Akhurst bt Louise Bickerton 6-1 5-7 6-2 1928 Daphne Akhurst bt Esna Boyd 7-5 6-2 1927 Esna Boyd bt Sylvia Harper 5-7 6-1 6-2 1926 Daphne Akhurst bt Esna Boyd 6-1 6-3 1925 Daphne Akhurst bt Esna Boyd 1-6 8-6 6-4 1924 Sylvia Lance bt Esna Boyd 6-3 3-6 6-4 1923 Margaret Molesworth bt Esna Boyd 6-1 7-5 1922 Margaret Molesworth bt Esna Boyd 6-3 10-8 (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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