2012 Australian Open – Women's singles

Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova in the final, 6–3, 6–0 in the final to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2012 Australian Open. It was her maiden major title. Azarenka became the first Belarusian to reach and win a major final, and became the world No. 1 by reaching the final.[a] Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová and Maria Sharapova were also in contention for the top ranking.

Women's singles
2012 Australian Open
ChampionBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6–3, 6–0
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Kim Clijsters was the defending champion, but was defeated in the semifinals by Azarenka.[1]

For the first time in the tournament's history, all eight quarterfinalists were European. This was also the first major main draw appearance for future three-time major champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who was defeated in the first round by Anna Tatishvili.

SeedsEdit

01.     Caroline Wozniacki (quarterfinals)
02.     Petra Kvitová (semifinals)
03.     Victoria Azarenka (champion)
04.     Maria Sharapova (final)
05.     Li Na (fourth round)
06.     Samantha Stosur (first round)
07.     Vera Zvonareva (third round)
08.     Agnieszka Radwańska (quarterfinals)
09.     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)
27.     Maria Kirilenko (third round, retired because of a left leg injury)
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)

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

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[b]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 0r   M Barthel 2 4
  M Barthel[c]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[d]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[e]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

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Azarenka   Sharapova
1st serve % 37/52 (71%) 30/47 (64%)
1st serve points won 25 of 37 = 68% 16 of 30 = 53%
2nd serve points won 8 of 15 = 53% 3 of 17 = 18%
Total service points won 33 of 52 = 63.46% 19 of 47 = 40.43%
Aces 0 1
Double faults 4 3
Winners 14 14
Unforced errors 12 30
Net points won 6 of 7 = 86% 4 of 9 = 44%
Break points converted 5 of 7 = 71% 1 of 4 = 25%
Return points won 28 of 47 = 60% 19 of 52 = 37%
Total points won 61 38
Source

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Azarenka became the first player to achieve these feats while representing Belarus as an independent country, following its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Natasha Zvereva, who reached the 1988 French Open final, did so when Belarus (then known as Byelorussia) was part of the Soviet Union.
  2. ^ Li Na advanced to the fourth round after Anabel Medina Garrigues was forced to retire during the first set because of a right ankle injury.[2]
  3. ^ Mona Barthel advanced to the second round after Anne Keothavong was forced to retire after the first set because of foodborne illness.[3]
  4. ^ Julia Görges advanced to the third round after Eleni Daniilidou was forced to retire during the second set because of a neck injury.[4]
  5. ^ Petra Kvitová advanced to the fourth round after Maria Kirilenko was forced to retire during the second set because of a left leg injury.[5]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • [1] Source for the draw at ausopen.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. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  2. ^ "Li Na advances after opponent retires". Associated Press (AP). 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  3. ^ Newman, Paul (2012-01-16). "Down Under & out: Brits crash out of Australian Open". independent.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2022-05-01. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  4. ^ 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.
  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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