Tokyo Olympics 2020 Women’s Singles Seeds: Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, and Others to Headline the List

Published 07/18/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the first set during her semi final match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 is less than ten days away now and fans seem quite excited about the tournament. The Games could not take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic but will surely take place this year. Interestingly, the women’s singles seeds are out and one can see big names like Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, and many others there.

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will lead the seeds at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. She is having an amazing season and recently won her second Grand Slam at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 this year.

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World No.2 Naomi Osaka is right behind her and will begin as the second-seeded player. The Japanese star withdrew from the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships 2021 due to her mental health problems. However, she’ll be back at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and will begin as the favorite since she’ll be playing at her home.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021. Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her first-round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The new World No.3 Aryna Sabalenka will be the third-seeded player. She played quite well at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and it’ll be intriguing to see how well she performs in Tokyo.

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Who are the other seeds at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 apart from Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka?

Apart from Barty, Osaka, and Sabalenka, the newly married Elina Svitolina will start as the fourth seed at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. It is her first tournament after the wedding and it’ll be fascinating to watch her play in Tokyo this year.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021. Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

After Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek, Garbine Muguruza, and Barbora Krejcikova will begin as the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth seed respectively. These players are up in the seeds because Serena Williams, Sofia Kenin, Simona Halep, and Bianca Andreescu will not be a part of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Besides them, Belinda Bencic and Petra Kvitova will be the ninth and tenth seeded players.

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Tennis – WTA 500 – bett1 Open – Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany – June 20, 2021. Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in action during the final match against Russia’s Ludmilla Samsonova REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Thus, the stage is all set and now fans are eagerly waiting for the biggest sporting event. Who will win the Olympic Gold in the women’s singles category this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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