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2008 Wimbledon Championships %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
2008 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Venus Williams
Runner-upUnited States Serena Williams
Final score7-5, 6-4
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Venus Williams was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating her sister Serena Williams in the final, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships.[1] This was Venus's fifth Wimbledon title and her seventh Grand Slam singles title overall.[2] This was also the second time she won a Grand Slam tournament without losing a set.

The top four seeds, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovi?, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova were in contention for the WTA No. 1 ranking. Ivanovic retained the top ranking despite losing in the third round to Zheng Jie. Jankovi?, Sharapova and Kuznetsova also lost in the first four rounds, it marked the first time in Wimbledon history that none of the top four women's seeds had advanced to at least the quarterfinals.[3]

Zheng's feat of reaching the semifinals made her the first Chinese player of either sex to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal, and the first wild card ever to reach the semifinals of the women's singles event at Wimbledon.[4] Zheng's win against Ana Ivanovic in the third round also made her the lowest-ranked player (ranked 133rd) to defeat a reigning world No. 1.[] This record would be broken in just two months by Julie Coin at the 2008 US Open, who also defeated Ivanovic.[]

Seeds

01.   Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
02.   Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (Fourth round)
03.   Russia Maria Sharapova (Second round)
04.   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
05.   Russia Elena Dementieva (Semifinals)
06.   United States Serena Williams (Final)
07.   United States Venus Williams (Champion)
08.   Russia Anna Chakvetadze (Fourth round)
09.   Russia Dinara Safina (Third round)
10.   Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Second round)
11.   France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
12.   Switzerland Patty Schnyder (First round)
13.   Russia Vera Zvonareva (Second round)
14.   Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (Quarterfinals)
15.   Hungary Ágnes Szávay (Fourth round)
16.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
17.   France Alizé Cornet (First round)
18.   Czech Republic Nicole Vaidi?ová (Quarterfinals)
19.   Russia Maria Kirilenko (First round)
20.   Italy Francesca Schiavone (Second round)
21.   Russia Nadia Petrova (Quarterfinals)
22.   Italy Flavia Pennetta (Second round)
23.   Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (First round)
24.   Israel Shahar Pe'er (Fourth round)
25.   United States Lindsay Davenport (Second round, withdrew due to a knee injury)
26.   Austria Sybille Bammer (Second round)
27.   France Virginie Razzano (First round)
28.   Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (Second round, retired due to a right leg injury)
29.   France Amélie Mauresmo (Third round)
30.   Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (First round)
31.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
32.   India Sania Mirza (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
WC China Zheng Jie 6 5 6
18 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidi?ová 2 7 1
WC China Zheng Jie 2 65
6 United States Serena Williams 6 77
14 Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska 4 0
6 United States Serena Williams 6 6
6 United States Serena Williams 5 4
7 United States Venus Williams 7 6
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 6 666
21 Russia Nadia Petrova 1 78 3
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 1 63
7 United States Venus Williams 6 77
7 United States Venus Williams 6 6
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 4 3

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
Paraguay R de los Ríos 1 2 1 Serbia A Ivanovic 6277 10
France N Dechy 676 6 France N Dechy 77 638
China M Yuan 79 3 0 1 Serbia A Ivanovic 1 4
WC United Kingdom E Baltacha 6 2 7 WC China J Zheng 6 6
Germany A Kerber 3 6 5 WC United Kingdom E Baltacha 2 5
WC China J Zheng 6 6 WC China J Zheng 6 7
30 Slovakia D Cibulková 4 3 WC China J Zheng 6 6
20 Italy F Schiavone 6 5 10 15 Hungary Á Szávay 3 4
Austria T Paszek 3 7 8 20 Italy F Schiavone 6 5 7
China Z Yan 3 0 Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 7 9
Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6 Spain A Medina Garrigues 656 2
Romania M Niculescu 1 6 6 15 Hungary Á Szávay 77 2 6
Q Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 3 4 Romania M Niculescu 7 5 2
Italy T Garbin 1 3 15 Hungary Á Szávay 5 7 6
15 Hungary Á Szávay 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Switzerland P Schnyder 4 6 1
Australia C Dellacqua 6 3 6 Australia C Dellacqua 1 6 6
Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 5 4 France P Parmentier 6 2 3
France P Parmentier 7 6 Australia C Dellacqua 2 4
WC Australia S Stosur 6 6 18 Czech Republic N Vaidi?ová 6 6
Romania R Olaru 2 2 WC Australia S Stosur 2 6 4
Q Czech Republic Z Ondrá?ková 2 2 18 Czech Republic N Vaidi?ová 6 0 6
18 Czech Republic N Vaidi?ová 6 6 18 Czech Republic N Vaidi?ová 4 77 6
27 France V Razzano 6 2 4 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 603
Russia E Rodina 0 6 6 Russia E Rodina 6 77
Spain N Llagostera Vives 78 4 4 Russia E Vesnina 1 60
Russia E Vesnina 666 6 Russia E Rodina 4 3
Austria Y Meusburger 1 2 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 6
Romania E Gallovits 6 6 Romania E Gallovits 4 2
Canada S Dubois 6 1 6 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 6
8 Russia A Chakvetadze 2 6 8

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Russia S Kuznetsova 657 6
Q France M Johansson 77 5 3 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6
Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 6 6 Ukraine K Bondarenko 2 3
Q Japan R Fujiwara 6 4 3 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6
France C Pin 5 6 5 Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 2 4
Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 7 4 7 Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 3
WC United Kingdom M South 3 77 4 28 Ukraine A Bondarenko 3 0r
28 Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 616 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 4 6 5
17 France A Cornet 6664 14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 1 7
Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 78 77 Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6
Australia A Rodionova 6 0 1 China N Li 2 4
China N Li 3 6 6 Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 2
Poland M Domachowska 6 3 6 14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
United States J Craybas 1 6 4 Poland M Domachowska 1 3
Czech Republic I Bene?ová 3 0 14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 France M Bartoli 6 6
Germany S Lisicki 2 4 11 France M Bartoli 6 7
Ukraine T Perebiynis 6 0 6 Ukraine T Perebiynis 2 5
Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 6 4 11 France M Bartoli 4 1
United States B Mattek 5 6 6 United States B Mattek 6 6
Q France S Brémond 7 0 1 United States B Mattek 78 6
Russia V Dushevina 6 6 Russia V Dushevina 664
19 Russia M Kirilenko 3 3 United States B Mattek 3 3
29 France A Mauresmo 6 6 6 United States S Williams 6 6
United States A Harkleroad 4 3 29 France A Mauresmo 4 6 6
Venezuela M Sequera 1 4 Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 1 1
Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6 29 France A Mauresmo 651
Czech Republic K Zakopalová 1 4 6 United States S Williams 77 6
WC Poland U Radwa?ska 6 6 WC Poland U Radwa?ska 4 4
Estonia K Kanepi 5 3 6 United States S Williams 6 6
6 United States S Williams 7 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Russia E Dementieva 6 676
Q Italy ME Camerin 3 79 3 5 Russia E Dementieva 4 6 6
United States J Ditty 5 3 Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 3 3
Switzerland T Bacsinszky 7 6 5 Russia E Dementieva 77 7
Argentina G Dulko 1 6 6 Argentina G Dulko 625
France A Rezaï 6 0 2 Argentina G Dulko
Czech Republic R Vorá?ová 3 7 3 25 United States L Davenport w/o
25 United States L Davenport 6 5 6 5 Russia E Dementieva 6 6
24 Israel S Pe'er 6 7 24 Israel S Pe'er 2 1
WC United Kingdom K O'Brien 3 5 24 Israel S Pe'er 6 6
Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 3 64 France É Loit 3 4
France É Loit 6 77 24 Israel S Pe'er 7 648
France S Cohen-Aloro 3 2 9 Russia D Safina 5 77 6
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 3 2
Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 682 9 Russia D Safina 6 6
9 Russia D Safina 710 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Bulgaria T Pironkova 1 1 16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Russia E Bychkova 4 4 Romania S Cîrstea 1 3
Romania S Cîrstea 6 6 16 Belarus V Azarenka 61164
Italy M Santangelo 7 6 21 Russia N Petrova 713 77
Estonia M Ani 5 3 Italy M Santangelo 4 5
Belarus O Govortsova 4 4 21 Russia N Petrova 6 7
21 Russia N Petrova 6 6 21 Russia N Petrova 6 6
26 Austria S Bammer 4 4 Russia A Kudryavtseva 1 4
Sweden S Arvidsson 6 1r 26 Austria S Bammer 676 3
China S Peng 6 6 China S Peng 79 4 6
Q Ukraine V Kutuzova 3 4 China S Peng 3 6 4
Russia E Makarova 0 4 Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 1 6
Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 6 Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 6
Q France S Foretz 1 4 3 Russia M Sharapova 2 4
3 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States V Williams 77 6
WC United Kingdom N Cavaday 651 7 United States V Williams 7 6
United Kingdom A Keothavong 4 6 6 United Kingdom A Keothavong 5 2
United States V King 6 2 3 7 United States V Williams 6 7
Germany M Müller 1 1 Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 1 5
Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 6 Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 4 9
Colombia C Castaño 636 4 32 India S Mirza 0 6 7
32 India S Mirza 77 3 6 7 United States V Williams 6 6
22 Italy F Pennetta 6 6 Russia A Kleybanova 3 4
Ukraine J Vakulenko 3 4 22 Italy F Pennetta 656 2
Japan A Sugiyama 6 6 Japan A Sugiyama 77 2 6
Belgium Y Wickmayer 4 2 Japan A Sugiyama 4 4
Russia A Kleybanova 6 6 Russia A Kleybanova 6 6
Israel T Obziler 4 0 Russia A Kleybanova 6 4 6
Italy S Errani 654 10 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 6 1
10 Slovakia D Hantuchová 77 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Russia V Zvonareva 6 636
Japan A Nakamura 1 77 1 13 Russia V Zvonareva 6106 3
Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6 Thailand T Tanasugarn 712 4 6
Czech Republic P Cetkovská 4 3 Thailand T Tanasugarn 4 6 6
Netherlands M Krajicek 6366 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 4 4
New Zealand M Erakovic 77 78 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 77
Germany J Görges 4 78 16 Germany J Görges 2 65
23 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6614 Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6
31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 7 2 Serbia J Jankovi? 3 2
Q Czech Republic E Hrdinová 2 5 31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
Canada A Wozniak 7 6 Canada A Wozniak 1 1
Ukraine M Koryttseva 5 4 31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 4 2
Russia G Voskoboeva 2 4 2 Serbia J Jankovi? 2 6 6
WC Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6 WC Spain C Suárez Navarro 1 3
Ukraine O Savchuk 3 2 2 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6
2 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6

References

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ "Venus the afternoon star as defending champion triumphs over Serena". The Guardian. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 2008: Jankovic sent crashing to historic defeat". The Guardian. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Serena Williams and wild card Zheng Jie also reach semifinals". The New York Times. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 2017.

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