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2008 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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.

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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The top four seeds, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, 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. Janković, 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.[citation needed] This record would be broken in just two months by Julie Coin at the 2008 US Open, who also defeated Ivanovic.[citation needed]

SeedsEdit

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

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
WC   Zheng Jie 6 5 6
18   Nicole Vaidišová 2 7 1
WC   Zheng Jie 2 65
6   Serena Williams 6 77
14   Agnieszka Radwańska 4 0
6   Serena Williams 6 6
6   Serena Williams 5 4
7   Venus Williams 7 6
5   Elena Dementieva 6 666
21   Nadia Petrova 1 78 3
5   Elena Dementieva 1 63
7   Venus Williams 6 77
7   Venus Williams 6 6
  Tamarine Tanasugarn 4 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

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

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   P Schnyder 4 6 1
  C Dellacqua 6 3 6   C Dellacqua 1 6 6
  A Amanmuradova 5 4   P Parmentier 6 2 3
  P Parmentier 7 6   C Dellacqua 2 4
WC   S Stosur 6 6 18   N Vaidišová 6 6
  R Olaru 2 2 WC   S Stosur 2 6 4
Q   Z Ondrášková 2 2 18   N Vaidišová 6 0 6
18   N Vaidišová 6 6 18   N Vaidišová 4 77 6
27   V Razzano 6 2 4 8   A Chakvetadze 6 603
  E Rodina 0 6 6   E Rodina 6 77
  N Llagostera Vives 78 4 4   E Vesnina 1 60
  E Vesnina 666 6   E Rodina 4 3
  Y Meusburger 1 2 8   A Chakvetadze 6 6
  E Gallovits 6 6   E Gallovits 4 2
  S Dubois 6 1 6 8   A Chakvetadze 6 6
8   A Chakvetadze 2 6 8

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Kuznetsova 657 6
Q   M Johansson 77 5 3 4   S Kuznetsova 6 6
  K Bondarenko 1 6 6   K Bondarenko 2 3
Q   R Fujiwara 6 4 3 4   S Kuznetsova 6 6
  C Pin 5 6 5 Q   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 2 4
Q   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 7 4 7 Q   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 3
WC   M South 3 77 4 28   A Bondarenko 3 0r
28   A Bondarenko 6 616 4   S Kuznetsova 4 6 5
17   A Cornet 6664 14   A Radwańska 6 1 7
Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 78 77 Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6
  A Rodionova 6 0 1   N Li 2 4
  N Li 3 6 6 Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 2
  M Domachowska 6 3 6 14   A Radwańska 6 6
  J Craybas 1 6 4   M Domachowska 1 3
  I Benešová 3 0 14   A Radwańska 6 6
14   A Radwańska 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   M Bartoli 6 6
  S Lisicki 2 4 11   M Bartoli 6 7
  T Perebiynis 6 0 6   T Perebiynis 2 5
  P Kvitová 4 6 4 11   M Bartoli 4 1
  B Mattek 5 6 6   B Mattek 6 6
Q   S Brémond 7 0 1   B Mattek 78 6
  V Dushevina 6 6   V Dushevina 664
19   M Kirilenko 3 3   B Mattek 3 3
29   A Mauresmo 6 6 6   S Williams 6 6
  A Harkleroad 4 3 29   A Mauresmo 4 6 6
  M Sequera 1 4   V Ruano Pascual 6 1 1
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6 29   A Mauresmo 651
  K Zakopalová 1 4 6   S Williams 77 6
WC   U Radwańska 6 6 WC   U Radwańska 4 4
  K Kanepi 5 3 6   S Williams 6 6
6   S Williams 7 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   E Dementieva 6 676
Q   ME Camerin 3 79 3 5   E Dementieva 4 6 6
  J Ditty 5 3   T Bacsinszky 6 3 3
  T Bacsinszky 7 6 5   E Dementieva 77 7
  G Dulko 1 6 6   G Dulko 625
  A Rezaï 6 0 2   G Dulko
  R Voráčová 3 7 3 25   L Davenport w/o
25   L Davenport 6 5 6 5   E Dementieva 6 6
24   S Pe'er 6 7 24   S Pe'er 2 1
WC   K O'Brien 3 5 24   S Pe'er 6 6
  L Šafářová 3 64   É Loit 3 4
  É Loit 6 77 24   S Pe'er 7 648
  S Cohen-Aloro 3 2 9   D Safina 5 77 6
  S-w Hsieh 6 6   S-w Hsieh 3 2
  Y-j Chan 682 9   D Safina 6 6
9   D Safina 710 6

Section 6Edit

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

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   V Williams 77 6
WC   N Cavaday 651 7   V Williams 7 6
  A Keothavong 4 6 6   A Keothavong 5 2
  V King 6 2 3 7   V Williams 6 7
  M Müller 1 1 Q   MJ Martínez Sánchez 1 5
Q   MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 6 Q   MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 4 9
  C Castaño 636 4 32   S Mirza 0 6 7
32   S Mirza 77 3 6 7   V Williams 6 6
22   F Pennetta 6 6   A Kleybanova 3 4
  J Vakulenko 3 4 22   F Pennetta 656 2
  A Sugiyama 6 6   A Sugiyama 77 2 6
  Y Wickmayer 4 2   A Sugiyama 4 4
  A Kleybanova 6 6   A Kleybanova 6 6
  T Obziler 4 0   A Kleybanova 6 4 6
  S Errani 654 10   D Hantuchová 3 6 1
10   D Hantuchová 77 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   V Zvonareva 6 636
  A Nakamura 1 77 1 13   V Zvonareva 6106 3
  T Tanasugarn 6 6   T Tanasugarn 712 4 6
  P Cetkovská 4 3   T Tanasugarn 4 6 6
  M Krajicek 6366   M Erakovic 6 4 4
  M Erakovic 77 78   M Erakovic 6 77
  J Görges 4 78 16   J Görges 2 65
23   K Srebotnik 6 6614   T Tanasugarn 6 6
31   C Wozniacki 6 7 2   J Janković 3 2
Q   E Hrdinová 2 5 31   C Wozniacki 6 6
  A Wozniak 7 6   A Wozniak 1 1
  M Koryttseva 5 4 31   C Wozniacki 6 4 2
  G Voskoboeva 2 4 2   J Janković 2 6 6
WC   C Suárez Navarro 6 6 WC   C Suárez Navarro 1 3
  O Savchuk 3 2 2   J Janković 6 6
2   J Janković 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  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 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 2008: Jankovic sent crashing to historic defeat". The Guardian. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Serena Williams and wild card Zheng Jie also reach semifinals". The New York Times. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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