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2012 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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]

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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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.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Caroline Wozniacki 3 64
11   Kim Clijsters 6 77
11   Kim Clijsters 4 6 3
3   Victoria Azarenka 6 1 6
3   Victoria Azarenka 606 6
8   Agnieszka Radwańska 77 0 2
3   Victoria Azarenka 6 6
4   Maria Sharapova 3 0
  Ekaterina Makarova 2 3
4   Maria Sharapova 6 6
4   Maria Sharapova 6 3 6
2   Petra Kvitová 2 6 4
  Sara Errani 4 4
2   Petra Kvitová 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   C Wozniacki 6 6
  An Rodionova 2 1 1   C Wozniacki 6 77
WC   A Barty 2 64   A Tatishvili 1 64
  A Tatishvili 6 77 1   C Wozniacki 6 6
  P Parmentier 6 5 6 31   M Niculescu 2 2
  A Kudryavtseva 3 7 3   P Parmentier 6 4 1
  A Cornet 7 0 3 31   M Niculescu 4 6 6
31   M Niculescu 5 6 6 1   C Wozniacki 6 7
24   L Šafářová 2 4 13   J Janković 0 5
  C McHale 6 6   C McHale 3 77 6
Q   I Pavlovic 5 64   M Erakovic 6 643
  M Erakovic 7 77   C McHale 2 0
Q   K-c Chang 6 6 13   J Janković 6 6
  P Martić 4 2 Q   K-c Chang 4 2
Q   L Robson 2 0 13   J Janković 6 6
13   J Janković 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   K Clijsters 7 6
Q   MJ Köhler 5 1 11   K Clijsters 6 6
  S Foretz Gacon 6 6   S Foretz Gacon 0 1
  E Baltacha 2 4 11   K Clijsters 6 6
  A Rus 641 20   D Hantuchová 3 2
  L Tsurenko 77 6   L Tsurenko 6 4 3
Q   V Lepchenko 6 3 2 20   D Hantuchová 4 6 6
20   D Hantuchová 4 6 6 11   K Clijsters 4 78 6
26   A Medina Garrigues 6 6 5   N Li 6 664
  E Birnerová 3 3 26   A Medina Garrigues 6 6
  P Mayr-Achleitner 2 4   O Govortsova 1 0
  O Govortsova 6 6 26   A Medina Garrigues 0r
  S Arvidsson 3 1 5   N Li[c]3
WC   O Rogowska 6 6 WC   O Rogowska 2 2
  K Pervak 3 1 5   N Li 6 6
5   N Li 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   V Azarenka 6 6
  H Watson 1 0 3   V Azarenka 6 6
WC   C Dellacqua 6 6 WC   C Dellacqua 1 0
  B Jovanovski 3 2 3   V Azarenka 6 6
  A Keothavong 0 r   M Barthel 2 4
  M Barthel[a]6   M Barthel 7 6
  A Morita 6 1 5 32   P Cetkovská 5 3
32   P Cetkovská 3 6 7 3   V Azarenka 6 6
19   F Pennetta 3 6 2   I Benešová 2 2
Q   N Bratchikova 6 1 6 Q   N Bratchikova 6 6
  A Brianti 6 7   A Brianti 2 1
  I Falconi 2 5 Q   N Bratchikova 1 3
  I Benešová 6 2 6   I Benešová 6 6
  M Johansson 3 6 4   I Benešová 6 6
WC   A Rezaï 3 4 16   S Peng 2 4
16   S Peng 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   F Schiavone 6 6
  L Pous Tió 1 3 10   F Schiavone 4 3
  A Yakimova 4 1   R Oprandi 6 6
  R Oprandi 6 6   R Oprandi 6 3 1
  K Date-Krumm 3 2 22   J Görges 3 6 6
  E Daniilidou 6 6   E Daniilidou 2 0r
  P Hercog 3 63 22   J Görges[b]6 2
22   J Görges 6 77 22   J Görges 1 1
28   Y Wickmayer 5 2 8   A Radwańska 6 6
  G Voskoboeva 7 6   G Voskoboeva 6 6
  T Pironkova 6 6   T Pironkova 4 4
  S Mirza 4 2   G Voskoboeva 2 2
Q   P Ormaechea 6 3 7 8   A Radwańska 6 6
  S Halep 1 6 5 Q   P Ormaechea 3 1
  B Mattek-Sands 712 4 2 8   A Radwańska 6 6
8   A Radwańska 6106 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   V Zvonareva 77 656
  A Dulgheru 6477 3 7   V Zvonareva 6 77
  E Rodina 3 1   L Hradecká 1 63
  L Hradecká 6 6 7   V Zvonareva 671
  E Makarova 6 2 6   E Makarova 79 6
  T Tanasugarn 0 6 0   E Makarova 6 7
  J Larsson 2 4 25   K Kanepi 2 5
25   K Kanepi 6 6   E Makarova 6 6
17   D Cibulková 6 6 12   S Williams 2 3
  M Rybáriková 3 1 17   D Cibulková 2 6 8
  R Marino 4 2   G Arn 6 3 10
  G Arn 6 6   G Arn 1 1
  I Brémond 0 4 12   S Williams 6 6
  B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 6   B Záhlavová-Strýcová 0 4
  T Paszek 3 2 12   S Williams 6 6
12   S Williams 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   S Lisicki 6 4 6
Q   S Vögele 2 6 4 14   S Lisicki 6 6
  S Pe'er 6 6   S Pe'er 1 2
WC   I Holland 2 0 14   S Lisicki 2 6 6
  S Stephens 6 6 18   S Kuznetsova 6 4 2
  S Soler-Espinosa 4 2   S Stephens 665
  C Scheepers 3 6 0 18   S Kuznetsova 78 7
18   S Kuznetsova 6 3 6 14   S Lisicki 6 2 3
30   A Kerber 6 6 4   M Sharapova 3 6 6
WC   B Bobusic 1 3 30   A Kerber 7 6
  S Dubois 6 1 6   S Dubois 5 1
  E Vesnina 4 6 4 30   A Kerber 1 2
  M Minella 1 1 4   M Sharapova 6 6
Q   J Hampton 6 6 Q   J Hampton 0 1
  G Dulko 0 1 4   M Sharapova 6 6
4   M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   S Stosur 623
  S Cîrstea 77 6   S Cîrstea 1 6 6
Q   A Riske 4 6 2   U Radwańska 6 2 3
  U Radwańska 6 1 6   S Cîrstea 78 0 2
Q   V Savinykh 2 1   S Errani 666 6
  S Errani 6 6   S Errani 6 6
Q   A Hlaváčková 3 6 0 29   N Petrova 2 2
29   N Petrova 6 3 6   S Errani 6 6
23   R Vinci 6 6   J Zheng 2 1
  A Cadanțu 0 1 23   R Vinci 4 2
WC   M Keys 2 1   J Zheng 6 6
  J Zheng 6 6   J Zheng 6 6
  J Dokić 6 6 9   M Bartoli 3 3
PR   A Chakvetadze 2 1   J Dokić 3 2
  V Razzano 5 0 9   M Bartoli 6 6
9   M Bartoli 7 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Pavlyuchenkova 77 6
  K Zakopalová 651 15   A Pavlyuchenkova 7 3 4
  K Bondarenko 633   V King 5 6 6
  V King 77 6   V King 3 4
  K Barrois 3 613 21   A Ivanovic 6 6
  M Krajicek 6 715   M Krajicek 2 3
  L Domínguez Lino 0 3 21   A Ivanovic 6 6
21   A Ivanovic 6 6 21   A Ivanovic 2 62
27   M Kirilenko 6 6 2   P Kvitová 6 77
  J Gajdošová 4 2 27   M Kirilenko 6 1 6
WC   S Zhang 3 3   A Wozniak 4 6 2
  A Wozniak 6 6 27   M Kirilenko 0 0r
  I-C Begu 1 5 2   P Kvitová[d] 6 1
  C Suárez Navarro 6 7   C Suárez Navarro 2 6 4
  V Dushevina 2 0 2   P Kvitová 6 2 6
2   P Kvitová 6 6

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
  • "Australian Open 2012 Women's Singles - Main Draw". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
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 2012-01-20.
  2. ^ Newman, Paul (2012-01-16). "Down Under & out: Brits crash out of Australian Open". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  3. ^ Daniilidou, Eleni (2012-01-16). "No Happy End In Round 2". daniilidou.net. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  4. ^ "Li Na advances after opponent retires". Associated Press (AP). 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  5. ^ "Injury hands Kvitova easy win". australianopen.com. IBM Corp., Tennis Australia. 2012-01-21. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-01-21.

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