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2012 French Open – Women's Singles

Li Na was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova, the first time a defending champion was defeated by a qualifier in the tournament's history.

Women's Singles
2012 French Open
ChampionRussia Maria Sharapova
Runner-upItaly Sara Errani
Final score6–3, 6–2
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani 6–3, 6–2 in the final, winning her first French Open title and completing the career grand slam.[1] It was her first Grand Slam since winning the 2008 Australian Open and her first since major shoulder surgery which threatened to end her career four years prior.[2]

The tournament was notable for one of the biggest upsets in recent years as World No. 111 Virginie Razzano beat World No. 5 and 2002 champion Serena Williams in the first round, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3. It is the first (and thus far only) time Williams has lost in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.[3]

Sharapova regained the WTA no. 1 ranking for the first time in four years by reaching the final, after Victoria Azarenka lost in the fourth round. All of the top three seeds (Azarenka, Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwańska) were in contention for the No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament.

It was also the Grand Slam main draw debut of the future World No. 1 Karolína Plíšková.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.    Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
02.    Maria Sharapova (Champion)
03.    Agnieszka Radwańska (Third round)
04.    Petra Kvitová (Semifinals)
05.    Serena Williams (First round)
06.    Samantha Stosur (Semifinals)
07.    Li Na (Fourth round)
08.    Marion Bartoli (Second round)
09.    Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
10.    Angelique Kerber (Quarterfinals)
11.    Vera Zvonareva (withdrew because of a right shoulder injury)
12.    Sabine Lisicki (First round)
13.    Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
14.    Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
15.    Dominika Cibulková (Quarterfinals)
16.    Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
17.    Roberta Vinci (First round)
18.    Flavia Pennetta (Third round)
19.    Jelena Janković (Second round)
20.    Lucie Šafářová (Second round)
21.    Sara Errani (Final)
22.    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Third round)
23.    Kaia Kanepi (Quarterfinals)
24.    Petra Cetkovská (Second round)
25.    Julia Görges (Third round)
26.    Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
27.    Nadia Petrova (Third round)
28.    Peng Shuai (Third round)
29.    Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round)
30.    Mona Barthel (First round)
31.    Zheng Jie (Second round)
32.    Monica Niculescu (First round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
15   Dominika Cibulková 4 1
6   Samantha Stosur 6 6
6   Samantha Stosur 5 6 3
21   Sara Errani 7 1 6
21   Sara Errani 6 77
10   Angelique Kerber 3 62
21   Sara Errani 3 2
2   Maria Sharapova 6 6
Q   Yaroslava Shvedova 6 2 4
4   Petra Kvitová 3 6 6
4   Petra Kvitová 3 3
2   Maria Sharapova 6 6
23   Kaia Kanepi 2 3
2   Maria Sharapova 6 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   V Azarenka 666 6
  A Brianti 78 4 2 1   V Azarenka 6 6
WC   C Garcia 6 4 3 Q   D Pfizenmaier 1 1
Q   D Pfizenmaier 3 6 6 1   V Azarenka 6 6
Q   H El Tabakh 5 2   A Wozniak 4 4
  A Wozniak 7 6   A Wozniak 6 6
  A Cornet 4 4 31   J Zheng 2 4
31   J Zheng 6 6 1   V Azarenka 2 64
20   L Šafářová 6 6 15   D Cibulková 6 77
  A Yakimova 2 0 20   L Šafářová 4 5
  MJ Martínez Sánchez 4 6 8   MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 7
Q   E Birnerová 6 4 6   MJ Martínez Sánchez 2 1
  V King 6 6 15   D Cibulková 6 6
  G Voskoboeva 4 2   V King 0 2
WC   K Mladenovic 2 1 15   D Cibulková 6 6
15   D Cibulková 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   S Lisicki 4 3
  B Mattek-Sands 6 6   B Mattek-Sands 1 1
  E Makarova 4 66   S Stephens 6 6
  S Stephens 6 78   S Stephens 6 6
  M Johansson 5 78 6   M Johansson 3 2
  An Rodionova 7 664   M Johansson 77 6
  S Halep 1 3 24   P Cetkovská 612
24   P Cetkovská 6 6   S Stephens 5 4
27   N Petrova 6 6 6   S Stosur 7 6
  I Benešová 3 3 27   N Petrova 6 6
  L Pous Tió 4 6 1   C Scheepers 3 3
  C Scheepers 6 2 6 27   N Petrova 3 3
  I Falconi 3 6 6 6   S Stosur 6 6
  E Gallovits-Hall 6 3 1   I Falconi 1 4
  E Baltacha 4 0 6   S Stosur 6 6
6   S Stosur 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   A Radwańska 6 6
  B Jovanovski 1 0 3   A Radwańska 6 6
  V Williams 4 6 6   V Williams 2 3
  P Ormaechea 6 1 3 3   A Radwańska 1 2
Q   Y-j Chan 6 710 26   S Kuznetsova 6 6
  K Bondarenko 1 68 Q   Y-j Chan 4 64
  M Lučić-Baroni 1 3 26   S Kuznetsova 6 77
26   S Kuznetsova 6 6 26   S Kuznetsova 0 5
21   S Errani 4 6 6 21   S Errani 6 7
  C Dellacqua 6 2 2 21   S Errani 6 6
WC   M Oudin 6 6 WC   M Oudin 2 3
  J Larsson 3 3 21   S Errani 1 7 6
  S Dubois 2 2 13   A Ivanovic 6 5 3
  S Pe'er 6 6   S Pe'er 2 2
Q   L Arruabarrena 1 1 13   A Ivanovic 6 6
13   A Ivanovic 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   A Kerber 6 6
Q   S Zhang 3 4 10   A Kerber 6 6
  R Oprandi 4 1   O Govortsova 3 2
  O Govortsova 6 6 10   A Kerber 4 6 6
  A Tatishvili 3 7 4 18   F Pennetta 6 3 2
Q   A Glatch 6 5 6 Q   A Glatch 3 1
  S-w Hsieh 77 4 2 18   F Pennetta 6 6
18   F Pennetta 636 6 10   A Kerber 6 7
29   A Medina Garrigues 6 6   P Martić 3 5
LL   L Robson 2 1 29   A Medina Garrigues 6 6
  K-c Chang 4 5 WC   I Pavlovic 3 2
WC   I Pavlovic 6 7 29   A Medina Garrigues 2 1
  P Martić 6 7   P Martić 6 6
  M Krajicek 2 5   P Martić 6 3 6
Q   Ka Plíšková 3 3 8   M Bartoli 2 6 3
8   M Bartoli 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   N Li 6 6
  S Cîrstea 2 1 7   N Li 6 6
  B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 5   S Foretz Gacon 0 2
  S Foretz Gacon 6 7 7   N Li 3 6 6
  C McHale 2 6 6   C McHale 6 2 1
Q   K Bertens 6 4 4   C McHale 6 6
Q   L Davis 6 6 Q   L Davis 1 3
30   M Barthel 1 1 7   N Li 6 2 0
17   R Vinci 2 6 3 Q   Y Shvedova 3 6 6
  S Arvidsson 6 4 6   S Arvidsson 1 0
Q   Y Shvedova 6 6 Q   Y Shvedova 6 6
  M Minella 3 4 Q   Y Shvedova 6 7
  T Tanasugarn 0 3   C Suárez Navarro 4 5
  C Suárez Navarro 6 6   C Suárez Navarro 4 6 6
  T Babos 1 0 LL   S Karatantcheva 6 4 1
LL   S Karatantcheva 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   F Schiavone 6 6
  K Date-Krumm 3 1 14   F Schiavone 2 6 6
  T Pironkova 3 6 6   T Pironkova 6 3 1
  Y Wickmayer 6 0 3 14   F Schiavone 6 3 6
  V Lepchenko 6 666   V Lepchenko 3 6 8
  K Pervak 2 78 4   V Lepchenko 77 4 6
  P Mayr-Achleitner 6 1 5 19   J Janković 646 4
19   J Janković 1 6 7   V Lepchenko 2 1
32   M Niculescu 6 3 3 4   P Kvitová 6 6
  N Bratchikova 0 6 6   N Bratchikova 3 6 7
  V Dushevina 4 1 WC   C Feuerstein 6 3 5
WC   C Feuerstein 6 6   N Bratchikova 2 6 1
  P Parmentier 4 3 4   P Kvitová 6 4 6
  U Radwańska 6 6   U Radwańska 1 3
WC   A Barty 1 2 4   P Kvitová 6 6
4   P Kvitová 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   S Williams 6 653
  V Razzano 4 77 6   V Razzano 3 63
  A Rus 6 4   A Rus 6 77
  J Hampton 4 3r   A Rus 77 2 6
  E Vesnina 2 4 25   J Görges 656 2
Q   H Watson 6 6 Q   H Watson 3 4
  L Hradecká 614 25   J Görges 6 6
25   J Görges 77 6   A Rus 1 6 0
23   K Kanepi 6 6 23   K Kanepi 6 4 6
  A Panova 3 3 23   K Kanepi 6 6
  I-C Begu 7 5 6   I-C Begu 4 1
WC   A Rezaï 5 7 2 23   K Kanepi 6 636
  J Gajdošová 6 4 9   C Wozniacki 1 77 3
  M Rybáriková 3 1r   J Gajdošová 1 4
  E Daniilidou 0 1 9   C Wozniacki 6 6
9   C Wozniacki 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   M Kirilenko 6 6
WC   V Larrière 1 2 16   M Kirilenko 4 6 3
  K Zakopalová 6 6   K Zakopalová 6 3 6
  L Tsurenko 2 1   K Zakopalová 6 7
  A Keothavong 1 2 22   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 5
  M Czink 6 6   M Czink 6 3 3
  G Arn 4 4 22   A Pavlyuchenkova 4 6 6
22   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6   K Zakopalová 4 77 2
28   S Peng 6 6 2   M Sharapova 6 656
  T Paszek 4 3 28   S Peng 6 6
  M Erakovic 5 5   L Domínguez Lino 4 3
  L Domínguez Lino 7 7 28   S Peng 2 1
  P Hercog 6 4 3 2   M Sharapova 6 6
  A Morita 3 6 6   A Morita 1 1
  A Cadanțu 0 0 2   M Sharapova 6 6
2   M Sharapova 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maria Sharapova wins French Open to complete career grand slam". The Guardian. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Maria Sharapova celebrates one of her sweetest grand slam wins after having feared for future". Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ "French Open: Serena Williams loses to Virginie Razzano". BBC. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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