2012 US Open – Women's Singles

Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2012 US Open. Azarenka served for the championship and led 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, the Olympics, and the US Open in the same season after Steffi Graf and her sister Venus Williams. Williams lost only one set during the tournament, to Azarenka in the final.

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
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Samantha Stosur was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Azarenka.

Three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters, who was on a 22-match winning streak at the tournament, lost to Laura Robson in the second round, her earliest exit at the tournament since 2000 and her first defeat since losing to Justine Henin in the 2003 final. This was also Clijster's last tournament before her second retirement (her first being in 2007), until she returned to the tour in 2020 at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

This tournament was the first major main draw appearance for future two-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, who lost to Sara Errani in the first round. It was also the first major main draw appearance for future WTA Finals champion Elina Svitolina, who lost to Ana Ivanovic in the first round. This also marked the first time Ivanovic had reached the quarterfinals of a major since winning the 2008 French Open.

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

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   S. Williams   Azarenka
1st serve % 43/80 (54%) 65/101 (64%)
1st serve points won 33 of 43 = 77% 36 of 65 = 55%
2nd serve points won 15 of 37 = 41% 19 of 36 = 53%
Total service points won 48 of 80 = 60.00% 55 of 101 = 54.46%
Aces 13 0
Double faults 4 5
Winners 44 13
Unforced errors 45 28
Net points won 5 of 7 = 71% 10 of 13 = 77%
Break points converted 5 of 14 = 36% 4 of 8 = 50%
Return points won 46 of 101 = 46% 32 of 80 = 40%
Total points won 94 87
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