2012 Australian Open - Women's Singles
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2012 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
2012 Australian Open
ChampionBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6-3, 6-0
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Victoria Azarenka won her maiden Grand Slam title, beating 2008 champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in the final to capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2012 Australian Open. Kim Clijsters was the defending champion, but was defeated in the semifinals by eventual champion Azarenka.[1]

Azarenka became the new WTA No. 1 singles player for the first time in her career following the tournament by reaching the final. Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová and Sharapova were also in contention for the No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament.

For the first time since the start of the women's singles tournament in 1922, all of the quarterfinalists were European. This was also the first Grand Slam main draw appearance for future French Open champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, losing in the first round to Georgian Anna Tatishvili.

Seeds

  1. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Quarterfinals)
  2. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Semifinals)
  3. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Champion)
  4. Russia Maria Sharapova (Final)
  5. China Li Na (Fourth round)
  6. Australia Samantha Stosur (First round)
  7. Russia Vera Zvonareva (Third round)
  8. Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (Quarterfinals)
  9. France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
  10. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Second round)
  11. Belgium Kim Clijsters (Semifinals)
  12. United States Serena Williams (Fourth round)
  13. Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (Fourth round)
  14. Germany Sabine Lisicki (Fourth round)
  15. Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
  16. China Peng Shuai (Second round)
  17. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Second round)
  18. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Third round)
  19. Italy Flavia Pennetta (First round)
  20. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Third round)
  21. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Fourth round)
  22. Germany Julia Görges (Fourth round)
  23. Italy Roberta Vinci (Second round)
  24. Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová (First round)
  25. Estonia Kaia Kanepi (Second round)
  26. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round, retired because of a right ankle injury)[c]
  27. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Third round, retired because of a left leg injury)[d]
  28. Belgium Yanina Wickmayer (First round)
  29. Russia Nadia Petrova (Second round)
  30. Germany Angelique Kerber (Third round)
  31. Romania Monica Niculescu (Third round)
  32. Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská (Second round)

Qualifying

Wildcards

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3 64
11 Belgium Kim Clijsters 6 77
11 Belgium Kim Clijsters 4 6 3
3 6 1 6
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 606 6
8 77 0 2
3 6 6
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 3 0
Russia Ekaterina Makarova 2 3
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 3 6
2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 2 6 4
Italy Sara Errani 4 4
2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
Australia An Rodionova 2 1 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 77
WC Australia A Barty 2 64 Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 1 64
Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 6 77 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
France P Parmentier 6 5 6 31 Romania M Niculescu 2 2
Russia A Kudryavtseva 3 7 3 France P Parmentier 6 4 1
France A Cornet 7 0 3 31 Romania M Niculescu 4 6 6
31 Romania M Niculescu 5 6 6 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 7
24 Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 2 4 13 Serbia J Jankovi? 0 5
United States C McHale 6 6 United States C McHale 3 77 6
Q France I Pavlovic 5 64 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 643
New Zealand M Erakovic 7 77 United States C McHale 2 0
Q Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 6 6 13 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6
Croatia P Marti? 4 2 Q Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 4 2
Q United Kingdom L Robson 2 0 13 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6
13 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Belgium K Clijsters 7 6
Q Portugal MJ Köhler 5 1 11 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6
France S Foretz Gacon 6 6 France S Foretz Gacon 0 1
United Kingdom E Baltacha 2 4 11 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6
Netherlands A Rus 641 20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 2
Ukraine L Tsurenko 77 6 Ukraine L Tsurenko 6 4 3
Q United States V Lepchenko 6 3 2 20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 6 6
20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 6 6 11 4 78 6
26 6 6 5 China N Li 6 664
Czech Republic E Birnerová 3 3 26 6 6
Austria P Mayr-Achleitner 2 4 Belarus O Govortsova 1 0
Belarus O Govortsova 6 6 26 0r
Sweden S Arvidsson 3 1 5 China N Li[c]3
WC Australia O Rogowska 6 6 WC Australia O Rogowska 2 2
Kazakhstan K Pervak 3 1 5 China N Li 6 6
5 China N Li 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
United Kingdom H Watson 1 0 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
WC Australia C Dellacqua 6 6 WC Australia C Dellacqua 1 0
Serbia B Jovanovski 3 2 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
United Kingdom A Keothavong 0 r Germany M Barthel 2 4
Germany M Barthel[a]6 Germany M Barthel 7 6
Japan A Morita 6 1 5 32 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 5 3
32 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 3 6 7 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
19 Italy F Pennetta 3 6 2 Czech Republic I Bene?ová 2 2
Q Russia N Bratchikova 6 1 6 Q Russia N Bratchikova 6 6
Italy A Brianti 6 7 Italy A Brianti 2 1
United States I Falconi 2 5 Q Russia N Bratchikova 1 3
Czech Republic I Bene?ová 6 2 6 Czech Republic I Bene?ová 6 6
France M Johansson 3 6 4 Czech Republic I Bene?ová 6 6
WC France A Rezaï 3 4 16 China S Peng 2 4
16 China S Peng 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Italy F Schiavone 6 6
Spain L Pous Tió 1 3 10 Italy F Schiavone 4 3
Belarus A Yakimova 4 1 Italy R Oprandi 6 6
Italy R Oprandi 6 6 Italy R Oprandi 6 3 1
Japan K Date-Krumm 3 2 22 Germany J Görges 3 6 6
Greece E Daniilidou 6 6 Greece E Daniilidou 2 0r
Slovenia P Hercog 3 63 22 Germany J Görges[b]6 2
22 Germany J Görges 6 77 22 Germany J Görges 1 1
28 Belgium Y Wickmayer 5 2 8 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 7 6 Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 6 6
Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6 Bulgaria T Pironkova 4 4
India S Mirza 4 2 Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 2 2
Q Argentina P Ormaechea 6 3 7 8 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
Romania S Halep 1 6 5 Q Argentina P Ormaechea 3 1
United States B Mattek-Sands 712 4 2 8 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
8 Poland A Radwa?ska 6106 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Russia V Zvonareva 77 656
Romania A Dulgheru 6477 3 7 Russia V Zvonareva 6 77
Russia E Rodina 3 1 Czech Republic L Hradecká 1 63
Czech Republic L Hradecká 6 6 7 Russia V Zvonareva 671
Russia E Makarova 6 2 6 79 6
Thailand T Tanasugarn 0 6 0 Russia E Makarova 6 7
Sweden J Larsson 2 4 25 Estonia K Kanepi 2 5
25 Estonia K Kanepi 6 6 6 6
17 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6 12 United States S Williams 2 3
Slovakia M Rybáriková 3 1 17 Slovakia D Cibulková 2 6 8
Canada R Marino 4 2 Hungary G Arn 6 3 10
Hungary G Arn 6 6 Hungary G Arn 1 1
France I Brémond 0 4 12 United States S Williams 6 6
6 6 0 4
Austria T Paszek 3 2 12 United States S Williams 6 6
12 United States S Williams 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Germany S Lisicki 6 4 6
Q Switzerland S Vögele 2 6 4 14 Germany S Lisicki 6 6
Israel S Pe'er 6 6 Israel S Pe'er 1 2
WC Australia I Holland 2 0 14 Germany S Lisicki 2 6 6
United States S Stephens 6 6 18 6 4 2
4 2 United States S Stephens 665
South Africa C Scheepers 3 6 0 18 78 7
18 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 3 6 14 Germany S Lisicki 6 2 3
30 Germany A Kerber 6 6 4 Russia M Sharapova 3 6 6
WC Australia B Bobusic 1 3 30 Germany A Kerber 7 6
Canada S Dubois 6 1 6 Canada S Dubois 5 1
Russia E Vesnina 4 6 4 30 Germany A Kerber 1 2
Luxembourg M Minella 1 1 4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
Q United States J Hampton 6 6 Q United States J Hampton 0 1
Argentina G Dulko 0 1 4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Australia S Stosur 623
Romania S Cîrstea 77 6 Romania S Cîrstea 1 6 6
Q United States A Riske 4 6 2 Poland U Radwa?ska 6 2 3
Poland U Radwa?ska 6 1 6 Romania S Cîrstea 78 0 2
Q Russia V Savinykh 2 1 Italy S Errani 666 6
Italy S Errani 6 6 Italy S Errani 6 6
Q Czech Republic A Hlavá?ková 3 6 0 29 Russia N Petrova 2 2
29 Russia N Petrova 6 3 6 Italy S Errani 6 6
23 Italy R Vinci 6 6 China J Zheng 2 1
Romania A Cadan?u 0 1 23 Italy R Vinci 4 2
WC United States M Keys 2 1 China J Zheng 6 6
China J Zheng 6 6 China J Zheng 6 6
Australia J Doki? 6 6 9 France M Bartoli 3 3
PR Russia A Chakvetadze 2 1 Australia J Doki? 3 2
France V Razzano 5 0 9 France M Bartoli 6 6
9 France M Bartoli 7 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 77 6
Czech Republic K Zakopalová 651 15 7 3 4
Ukraine K Bondarenko 633 United States V King 5 6 6
United States V King 77 6 United States V King 3 4
Germany K Barrois 3 613 21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
Netherlands M Krajicek 6 715 Netherlands M Krajicek 2 3
0 3 21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6 21 2 62
27 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6 2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 77
Australia J Gajdo?ová 4 2 27 Russia M Kirilenko 6 1 6
WC China S Zhang 3 3 Canada A Wozniak 4 6 2
Canada A Wozniak 6 6 27 Russia M Kirilenko 0 0r
Romania I-C Begu 1 5 2 6 1
Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 7 2 6 4
Russia V Dushevina 2 0 2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 2 6
2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6

Notes

References

General
  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
  • "Australian Open 2012 Women's Singles - Main Draw". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved .
Specific
  1. ^ Clarey, Christoper (2011-01-29). "Clijsters, While Not at Her Best, Is Still Too Much for Li". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Newman, Paul (2012-01-16). "Down Under & out: Brits crash out of Australian Open". independent.co.uk. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Daniilidou, Eleni (2012-01-16). "No Happy End In Round 2". daniilidou.net. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Li Na advances after opponent retires". Associated Press (AP). 2012-01-20. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Injury hands Kvitova easy win". australianopen.com. IBM Corp., Tennis Australia. 2012-01-21. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved .

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