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Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 2–6, 7–5 in the final, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2012 US Open, despite Azarenka serving for the match and leading 5–3 in the third set. It was the first time since 1995 that the final went to three sets. With the victory, Williams became only the third woman in history to win Wimbledon, Olympics, and the US Open in the same season after Steffi Graf and her sister, Venus Williams.

Women's Singles
2012 US Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Final score6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Details
Draw128
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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Samantha Stosur was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Victoria Azarenka.

Kim Clijsters, a three-time champion who was on a 22-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, lost to Laura Robson for the first time in her career at the second round stage, bringing to a close her last professional singles tournament before retirement.

This tournament served as the first Grand Slam main draw appearance for future two-time Grand Slam champion and World No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, she lost to Sara Errani in the first round. It was also the first Grand Slam main draw appearance for future WTA Finals champion Elina Svitolina, she was defeated by former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in the first round.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Victoria Azarenka (Final)
02.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
03.     Maria Sharapova (Semifinals)
04.     Serena Williams (Champion)
05.     Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
06.     Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
07.     Samantha Stosur (Quarterfinals)
08.     Caroline Wozniacki (First round)
09.     Li Na (Third round)
10.     Sara Errani (Semifinals)
11.     Marion Bartoli (Quarterfinals)
12.     Ana Ivanovic (Quarterfinals)
13.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
14.     Maria Kirilenko (Third round)
15.     Lucie Šafářová (Third round)
16.     Sabine Lisicki (First round)
17.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
18.     Julia Görges (First round)
19.     Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
20.     Roberta Vinci (Quarterfinals)
21.     Christina McHale (First round)
22.     Francesca Schiavone (First round)
23.     Kim Clijsters (Second round)
24.     Klára Zakopalová (First round)
25.     Yanina Wickmayer (Second round)
26.     Monica Niculescu (First round)
27.     Anabel Medina Garrigues (First round)
28.     Zheng Jie (Third round)
29.     Tamira Paszek (First round)
30.     Jelena Janković (Third round)
31.     Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
32.     Peng Shuai (First round)

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

QualifyingEdit

Main drawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Victoria Azarenka 6 4 77
7   Samantha Stosur 1 6 65
1   Victoria Azarenka 3 6 6
3   Maria Sharapova 6 2 4
3   Maria Sharapova 3 6 6
11   Marion Bartoli 6 3 4
1   Victoria Azarenka 2 6 5
4   Serena Williams 6 2 7
12   Ana Ivanovic 1 3
4   Serena Williams 6 6
4   Serena Williams 6 6
10   Sara Errani 1 2
10   Sara Errani 6 6
20   Roberta Vinci 2 4

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   V Azarenka 6 6  
    A Panova 0 1   1   V Azarenka 6 6  
    B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 6 3 Q   K Flipkens 2 2  
Q   K Flipkens 6 3 6 1   V Azarenka 6 6  
  S-w Hsieh 3 6 3 28   J Zheng 0 1  
Q   M Rybáriková 6 2 6 Q   M Rybáriková 3 1  
    V Razzano 6 2 0r28   J Zheng 6 6  
28   J Zheng 4 6 0 1   V Azarenka 6 6  
18   J Görges 641     A Tatishvili 2 2  
Q   Kr Plíšková 77 6   Q   Kr Plíšková 4 4
    M Minella 6 3 6     M Minella 6 6
WC   O Rogowska 2 6 3     M Minella 5 0  
    S Foretz Gacon 2 0     A Tatishvili 7 6  
    A Tatishvili 6 6       A Tatishvili 656 6
  S Cîrstea 4 6 6   S Cîrstea 77 1 2
16   S Lisicki 6 2 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   N Li 6 6  
    H Watson 2 3   9   N Li 6 6  
Q   L Tsurenko 2 3       C Dellacqua 4 4  
    C Dellacqua 6 6   9   N Li 4 77 2
Q   S Crawford 3 66    L Robson 6 656
    L Robson 6 78       L Robson 77 77  
WC   V Duval 3 1   23   K Clijsters 6465 
23   K Clijsters 6 6     L Robson 4 4  
31   V Lepchenko 6 3 7 7   S Stosur 6 6  
    M Johansson 3 6 5 31   V Lepchenko 6 6
Q   An Rodionova 6 6 Q   An Rodionova 2 2
WC   J Cohen 3 0 31   V Lepchenko 652  
Q   E Gallovits-Hall 7 6   7   S Stosur 77 6  
Q   S Vögele 5 4   Q   E Gallovits-Hall 3 0  
  P Martić 1 1 7   S Stosur 6 6  
7   S Stosur 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   M Sharapova 6 6  
    M Czink 2 2   3   M Sharapova 6 6  
    L Domínguez Lino 6 6       L Domínguez Lino 0 1  
    S Karatantcheva 4 1   3   M Sharapova 6 6  
PR   T Bacsinszky 4 3   WC   M Burdette 1 1  
WC   M Burdette 6 6   WC   M Burdette 6 6  
    L Hradecká 6 6     L Hradecká 2 4  
27   A Medina Garrigues 3 3   3   M Sharapova 6 4 6
19   N Petrova 6 77   19   N Petrova 1 6 4
    J Gajdošová 3 63  19   N Petrova 6 6
    S Halep 7 77     S Halep 1 1
    I Benešová 5 65 19   N Petrova 6 7  
    A Cadanțu 0 3   15   L Šafářová 4 5  
    A Wozniak 6 6       A Wozniak 3 6 2
WC   M Oudin 4 0 15   L Šafářová 6 4 6
15   L Šafářová 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   M Bartoli 6 77  
    J Hampton 3 65  11   M Bartoli 6 1 7
    R Oprandi 6 7       R Oprandi 2 6 5
    A Petkovic 2 5   11   M Bartoli 6 6  
WC   K Mladenovic 7 6   WC   K Mladenovic 2 4  
    M Erakovic 5 4   WC   K Mladenovic 6 6  
    D Hantuchová 4 61  17   A Pavlyuchenkova 1 2  
17   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 77   11   M Bartoli 1 6 6
25   Y Wickmayer 7 6   5   P Kvitová 6 2 0
Q   J Glushko 5 2   25   Y Wickmayer 653
    P Parmentier 6 6     P Parmentier 77 6
  M Krajicek 2 4     P Parmentier 4 4  
WC   N Gibbs 5 3   5   P Kvitová 6 6  
    A Cornet 7 6       A Cornet 4 3  
  P Hercog 661 5   P Kvitová 6 6  
5   P Kvitová 78 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   C Wozniacki 2 2  
    I-C Begu 6 6     I-C Begu 4 65 
    S Soler Espinosa 6 6       S Soler Espinosa 6 77  
Q   A Kudryavtseva 3 2     S Soler Espinosa 1 77 3
  T Pironkova 6 6     T Pironkova 6 636
    C Giorgi 3 4       T Pironkova 7 6  
    A Morita 6 6     A Morita 5 2  
26   M Niculescu 3 3     T Pironkova 0 4  
22   F Schiavone 3 4   12   A Ivanovic 6 6  
    S Stephens 6 6     S Stephens 5 6 6
    A Amanmuradova 6 2 4 Q   T Malek 7 4 2
Q   T Malek 4 6 6     S Stephens 77 4 2
    K Date-Krumm 4 2   12   A Ivanovic 646 6
    S Arvidsson 6 6       S Arvidsson 2 2  
Q   E Svitolina 3 2 12   A Ivanovic 6 6  
12   A Ivanovic 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   M Kirilenko 6 6  
    C Scheepers 2 1   14   M Kirilenko 6 6  
PR   Á Szávay 4 2r    G Arn 3 2  
    G Arn 6 3   14   M Kirilenko 7 4 4
  G Voskoboeva 6 6     A Hlaváčková 5 6 6
    A Rus 1 3       G Voskoboeva 2 77 3
    A Hlaváčková 6 6     A Hlaváčková 6 636
24   K Zakopalová 4 4     A Hlaváčková 0 0  
32   S Peng 651   4   S Williams 6 6  
    E Vesnina 77 6     E Vesnina 3 4
    E Makarova 6 6     E Makarova 6 6
LL   E Daniilidou 1 4     E Makarova 4 0  
    M Lučić-Baroni 3 5   4   S Williams 6 6  
    MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 7       MJ Martínez Sánchez 2 4  
  C Vandeweghe 1 1 4   S Williams 6 6  
4   S Williams 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Kerber 6 6  
    A Keothavong 2 0   6   A Kerber 6 5 7
WC   B Mattek-Sands 3 1       V Williams 2 7 5
    V Williams 6 6   6   A Kerber 6 6  
Q   J Konta 6 7     O Govortsova 1 2  
  T Babos 2 5   Q   J Konta 6 2 5
    O Govortsova 6 6     O Govortsova 2 6 7
29   T Paszek 3 4   6   A Kerber 653  
21   C McHale 4 6 3 10   S Errani 77 6  
    K Bertens 6 4 6   K Bertens 7 2 5
Q   O Puchkova 77 626 Q   O Puchkova 5 6 7
    I Falconi 6577 3 Q   O Puchkova 1 1  
    V Dushevina 6 6   10   S Errani 6 6  
Q   N Burnett 0 3       V Dushevina 0 1  
  G Muguruza Blanco 3 78 1 10   S Errani 6 6  
10   S Errani 6 666

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   D Cibulková 656 6
    J Larsson 77 2 0 13   D Cibulková 77 77  
    B Jovanovski 4 7 6     B Jovanovski 6363 
    M Barthel 6 5 2 13   D Cibulková 2 5  
  V King 4 2   20   R Vinci 6 7  
    Y Shvedova 6 6       Y Shvedova 6 5 5
    U Radwańska 1 1   20   R Vinci 3 7 7
20   R Vinci 6 6   20   R Vinci 6 6  
30   J Janković 6 6   2   A Radwańska 1 4  
    K Bondarenko 1 2   30   J Janković 6 6
Q   L Arruabarrena 6 77 Q   L Arruabarrena 4 2
    S Pe'er 4 65 30   J Janković 3 5  
    K Pervak 5 2r  2   A Radwańska 6 7  
    C Suárez Navarro 7 1       C Suárez Navarro 6 3 0
    N Bratchikova 1 1 2   A Radwańska 4 6 6
2   A Radwańska 6 6

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