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Tennis At the 2008 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's singles
Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Champion Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Runner-up Dinara Safina (RUS)
Final score3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 2004 · Summer Olympics · 2012 →
Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Tennis Centre
Date10 to 17 August
Competitors64from 33 nations
Medalists

The Women's Singles tennis competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to August 17 at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre. The DecoTurf surface rendered the event a hardcourt tournament.

Justine Henin was the defending champion who won gold in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, but she retired from the sport earlier that year. Elena Dementieva of Russia defeated compatriot Dinara Safina, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, and took the gold. Another Russian, Vera Zvonareva took the bronze medal match over home player Li Na 6-0, 7-5. This was the first medal sweep in the Olympic tennis history.

Medalists

Calendar

August 10 11 12 13 14 16 17
Morning 10.30 10.30 10.30
Afternoon 17.00 17.00 17.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00
Round of 64 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze
Final

Seeds

01.    Ana Ivanovic (SRB) (Withdrew because of a thumb injury)
02.    Jelena Jankovi? (SRB) (Quarterfinals)
03.    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) (First round)
04.    Serena Williams (USA) (Quarterfinals)
05.    Elena Dementieva (RUS) (Champion, gold medalist)
06.    Dinara Safina (RUS) (Final, silver medalist)
07.    Venus Williams (USA) (Quarterfinals)
08.    Agnieszka Radwa?ska (POL) (Second round)
09.    Vera Zvonareva (RUS) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
10.    Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) (Second round)
11.    Ágnes Szávay (HUN) (First round)
12.    Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (Third round)
13.    Patty Schnyder (SUI) (Second round)
14.    Flavia Pennetta (ITA) (First round)
15.    Alizé Cornet (FRA) (Third round)
16.    Dominika Cibulková (SVK) (Third round)

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

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold Medal Match)
               
   Sybille Bammer (AUT) 3 6 3
9  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6 3 6
9  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3 63 
5 6 77  
4  Serena Williams (USA) 6 4 3
5 3 6 6
5 3 7 6
6  Dinara Safina (RUS) 6 5 3
7  Venus Williams (USA) 5 5  
   Li Na (CHN) 7 7  
   Li Na (CHN) 635   Bronze Medal Match
6  Dinara Safina (RUS) 77 7  
6  Dinara Safina (RUS) 6 5 6 9  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6 7  
2  Jelena Jankovi? (SRB) 2 7 3    Li Na (CHN) 0 5  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Alt  T Obziler (ISR) 7 5 4
   M Koryttseva (UKR) 5 7 6   6 1 5
Alt  M Ani (EST) 4 2      L ?afá?ová (CZE) 2 6 7
   L ?afá?ová (CZE) 6 6      L ?afá?ová (CZE) 5 4  
  2 6 4    S Bammer (AUT) 7 6  
   S Bammer (AUT) 6 4 6    S Bammer (AUT) 6 6  
   J Craybas (USA) 3 2   13  P Schnyder (SUI) 4 4  
13  P Schnyder (SUI) 6 6      S Bammer (AUT) 3 6 3
9  V Zvonareva (RUS) 6 6   9 6 3 6
   Z Yan (CHN) 2 0   9  V Zvonareva (RUS) 6 77  
   S Pe'er (ISR) 6 5 6    S Pe'er (ISR) 3 64 
   S Cîrstea (ROU) 3 7 0 9 77 6  
  4 2      F Schiavone (ITA) 644  
   F Schiavone (ITA) 6 6      F Schiavone (ITA) 6 78  
IP  Y-j Chan (TPE) 1 66  8 3 66 
8  A Radwa?ska (POL) 6 78  

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4  S Williams (USA) 6 6  
   O Govortsova (BLR) 3 1   4  S Williams (USA) 6 6  
PR  S Stosur (AUS) 6 6   PR  S Stosur (AUS) 2 0  
   S Errani (ITA) 3 2   4  S Williams (USA) 3 6 6
   S Peng (CHN) 7 77   15  A Cornet (FRA) 6 3 4
  5 62     S Peng (CHN) 2 2  
   N Vaidi?ová (CZE) 6 1 4 15  A Cornet (FRA) 6 6  
15  A Cornet (FRA) 4 6 6 4  S Williams (USA) 6 4 3
10  D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 7   5 3 6 6
   A Sugiyama (JPN) 2 5   10  D Hantuchová (SVK) 1 3  
IP  S Sfar (TUN) 4 1      C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 6  
   C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 6      C Wozniacki (DEN) 632  
IP  T Tanasugarn (THA) 2 1   5 77 6  
   S Arvidsson (SWE) 6 6      S Arvidsson (SWE) 3 4  
   K Bondarenko (UKR) 1 4   5 6 6  
5  E Dementieva (RUS) 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7  V Williams (USA) 6 6  
   T Bacsinszky (SUI) 3 2   7  V Williams (USA) 6 6  
   S Mirza (IND) 1 1r    I Bene?ová (CZE) 1 4  
   I Bene?ová (CZE) 6 2   7  V Williams (USA) 6 6  
   G Dulko (ARG) 3 4   12  V Azarenka (BLR) 3 2  
  6 6     2 2  
   T Perebiynis (UKR) 4 7 4 12  V Azarenka (BLR) 6 6  
12  V Azarenka (BLR) 6 5 6 7  V Williams (USA) 5 5  
14  F Pennetta (ITA) 2 66     N Li (CHN) 7 7  
   K Kanepi (EST) 6 78      K Kanepi (EST) 6 7  
   E Daniilidou (GRE) 3 3      V Razzano (FRA) 4 5  
   V Razzano (FRA) 6 6      K Kanepi (EST) 6 2 0
IP  A Morita (JPN) 5 79 6    N Li (CHN) 4 6 6
   M Erakovic (NZL) 7 674 IP  A Morita (JPN) 2 5  
   N Li (CHN) 77 6      N Li (CHN) 6 7  
3 654  

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6  D Safina (RUS) 6 77  
PR  M Santangelo (ITA) 3 61  6  D Safina (RUS) 77 6  
IP  A Molik (AUS) 1 1   Alt 631  
Alt 6 6   6  D Safina (RUS) 6 6  
IP 2 6 7 PR  J Zheng (CHN) 4 3  
   K Zakopalová (CZE) 6 3 5 IP 79 1 4
PR  J Zheng (CHN) 4 6 7 PR  J Zheng (CHN) 676 6
11  Á Szávay (HUN) 6 3 5 6  D Safina (RUS) 6 5 6
16  D Cibulková (SVK) 6 7   2 2 7 3
   P Parmentier (FRA) 1 5    16  D Cibulková (SVK) 6 6  
  3 4      T Pironkova (BUL) 2 2  
   T Pironkova (BUL) 6 6   16 5 1  
PR  M Sequera (VEN) 6 1r 2  J Jankovi? (SRB) 7 6  
   A Bondarenko (UKR) 3 0      A Bondarenko (UKR) 5 1  
INV  C Black (ZIM) 3 3   2  J Jankovi? (SRB) 7 6  
2  J Jankovi? (SRB) 6 6  

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