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The 2012 US Open was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, of Queens, New York City, United States. It was played from August 27 to September 10.[1] As a result of adverse weather conditions on September 8, which included a full evacuation of the National Tennis Center because of an upcoming tornado, another day was added to the schedule for the fifth straight year,[2] with the women's final postponed to the afternoon of Sunday, September 9 rather than the previous evening, the men's semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer suspended on September 8 and completed on September 9, and the men's final postponed to the afternoon of Monday, September 10.

2012 US Open
DateAugust 27 – September 10
Edition132nd
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationNew York City, USA
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles
Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Brazil Bruno Soares
Boys' Singles
Canada Filip Peliwo
Girls' Singles
United States Samantha Crawford
Boys' Doubles
United Kingdom Kyle Edmund / Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
Girls' Doubles
United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend
← 2011 · US Open · 2013 →

Djokovic and Samantha Stosur were the defending men's and women's singles champions, respectively. Both were unsuccessful in their title defences; Stosur being narrowly defeated by World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals, and Djokovic defeated in the final by Andy Murray. Murray became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the first man to win both the US Open and the Olympic men's singles gold medal in the same year.[3] In the women's draw, Serena Williams won her fourth US Open title, and first since 2008, by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final.

Contents

EventsEdit

 
Sara Errani – Winner of Women's Doubles and Semifinalist of Women's Singles
  • 2010 champion and 2011 finalist Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament because of a knee injury.[4][5]
  • 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva also withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
  • Two former World No. 1s and US Open champions ended their careers after this year's US Open. Three-time women's champion Kim Clijsters suffered her first defeat at Flushing Meadows since losing the 2003 final to her compatriot and rival Justine Henin, when she was defeated in the second round by Laura Robson. This loss marked the end of Clijsters' singles career. American Andy Roddick, who won in 2003, retired from professional tennis with his loss against 2009 champion Juan Martín del Potro in the fourth round.
  • Robson followed up her upset of Clijsters with a third round victory against Li Na, making the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, and this was also the first British woman to reach the fourth round in any Grand Slam since Samantha Smith did so in 1998 Wimbledon.
  • On September 3, John Isner and Philipp Kohlschreiber finished play at 2:26 am, tying the 1993 Mats Wilander/Mikael Pernfors record for the latest-ever finish to a matchday at the tournament.[6]
  • Serena Williams won 23 consecutive games from 4–4 in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova in the third round through to 3–0 in the first set against Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals.
  • After 17 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments without a quarter-final appearance, Ivanovic reached that stage for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open.[7]
  • Ivanovic, Marion Bartoli and Roberta Vinci all advanced to the US Open quarter-finals for the first time. For Vinci, this was her first Grand Slam quarter-final, eleven years and 31 Grand Slam tournaments after debuting at the 2001 US Open.[8]
  • Maria Sharapova returned to the semi-finals for the first time since 2006, and Sara Errani advanced to her first ever US Open semi-final.
  • Serena Williams advanced to her second straight US Open final, and her sixth overall. She defeated Victoria Azarenka in the first three-set final to be decided since 1995.[citation needed]
  • In the men's draw, Tomáš Berdych advanced to his first US Open quarter-final by virtue of his three-set win against Nicolás Almagro in the fourth round. He then advanced to the semi-finals after upsetting five-time US Open champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
    • With Federer's defeat, this meant that for the first time since the 2004 French Open, neither Federer nor Nadal featured in a Grand Slam semi-final.[9]
  • With their victory in the men's doubles final, Bob and Mike Bryan took sole possession of the Open-era record for most Grand Slam men's doubles titles. Their 12th Grand Slam title took them past The Woodies (Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde). The win was also their fourth at the US Open, tying the Open-era record of Bob Lutz and Stan Smith.[10]
  • The women's final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams was postponed to Sunday, due to inclement weather, for the fourth time in five years.[citation needed]
  • The second men's semi-final between David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic was also postponed to Sunday, also due to inclement weather, with the men's final to be played on Monday for the fifth year in a row.[citation needed]
  • Andy Murray became the first British winner of a Grand Slam singles title since 1977, and the first British man to do so since 1936, by defeating the defending champion Djokovic in the final. Lasting 4:54, it was the equal-longest US Open final by duration in history, and the equal-second longest Grand Slam final in the Open Era, only behind the 2012 Australian Open final.[11]
  • For the first time since 2003, the four Grand Slam Men's Singles titles were won by different players.[citation needed]

Points and prize moneyEdit

Point distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Seniors pointsEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0
Women's Singles 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5 60 50 40 2
Women's Doubles 5

Junior pointsEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q3
Boys' Singles 250 180 120 80 50 30 25 20
Girls' Singles
Boys' Doubles 180 120 80 50 30
Girls' Doubles

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $1,900,000 $950,000 $475,000 $237,500 $120,000 $65,000 $37,000 $23,000 $8,638 $5,775 $3,000
Doubles * $420,000 $210,000 $105,000 $50,000 $26,000 $16,000 $11,000
Mixed Doubles * $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000

* per team

Bonus Prize MoneyEdit

2012 Olympus US Open Series Finish[12]
2012 US Open Finish W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Awardees
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000   Novak Djokovic $500,000
  Petra Kvitová $70,000
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500   John Isner $20,000
  Li Na $20,000
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750   Sam Querrey $10,000
  Dominika Cibulková $10,000

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

EventsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Andy Murray defeated   Novak Djokovic, 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2

• It was Murray's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Serena Williams defeated   Victoria Azarenka, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

• It was Williams' 15th career Grand Slam singles title and her 4th at the US Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan defeated   Leander Paes /   Radek Štěpánek, 6–3, 6–4

• It was Bob and Mike's 12th career Grand Slam doubles title and their 4th at the US Open.

Women's doublesEdit

  Sara Errani /   Roberta Vinci defeated   Andrea Hlaváčková /   Lucie Hradecká, 6–4, 6–2

• It was Errani's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.
• It was Vinci's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Ekaterina Makarova /   Bruno Soares defeated   Květa Peschke /   Marcin Matkowski, 6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]

• It was Makarova's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
• It was Soares' 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Filip Peliwo defeated   Liam Broady, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Samantha Crawford defeated   Anett Kontaveit, 7–5, 6–3

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Kyle Edmund /   Frederico Ferreira Silva defeated   Nick Kyrgios /   Jordan Thompson, 5–7, 6–4, [10–6]

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Gabrielle Andrews /   Taylor Townsend defeated   Belinda Bencic /   Petra Uberalová, 6–3, 6–4

Wheelchair eventsEdit

This year there was no wheelchair competitions due to a conflict with the Paralympic Games in London. Wheelchair competitions would return in 2013.[13]

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings are as of August 20, 2012. Rankings and points as before August 27, 2012.

Men's SinglesEdit

[14]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Roger Federer 12,165 720 360 11,805 Quarterfinals lost to   Tomáš Berdych [6]
2 2   Novak Djokovic 11,270 2,000 1,200 10,470 Runner-up, lost to   Andy Murray [3]
3 4   Andy Murray 7,290 720 2,000 8,570 Champion, defeated   Novak Djokovic [2]
4 5   David Ferrer 5,375 180 720 5,915 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [2]
5 6   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4,835 360 45 4,530 Second round lost to   Martin Kližan
6 7   Tomáš Berdych 4,200 90 720 4,830 Semifinals lost to   Andy Murray [3]
7 8   Juan Martín del Potro 3,620 90 360 3,890 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [2]
8 9   Janko Tipsarević 3,285 360 360 3,285 Quarterfinals lost to   David Ferrer [4]
9 10   John Isner 2,880 360 90 2,610 Third round lost to   Philipp Kohlschreiber [19]
10 11   Juan Mónaco 2,735 180 10 2,565 First round lost to   Guillermo García-López
11 12   Nicolás Almagro 2,305 10 180 2,475 Fourth round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [6]
12 13   Marin Čilić 2,185 90 360 2,455 Quarterfinals lost to   Andy Murray [3]
13 14   Richard Gasquet 2,030 45 180 2,165 Fourth round lost to   David Ferrer [4]
14 15   Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,905 180 90 1,815 Third round lost   Stan Wawrinka [18]
15 16   Milos Raonic 1,900 0 180 2,080 Fourth round lost to   Andy Murray [3]
16 17   Gilles Simon 1,890 180 90 1,800 Third round lost to   Mardy Fish [23]
17 18   Kei Nishikori 1,790 10 90 1,870 Third round lost to   Marin Čilić [12]
18 19   Stan Wawrinka 1,730 45 180 1,865 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [2]
19 20   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,685 10 180 1,855 Fourth round lost to   Janko Tipsarević [8]
20 22   Andy Roddick 1,600 360 180 1,420 Fourth round lost to   Juan Martín del Potro [7]
21 21   Tommy Haas 1,633 90 10 1,553 First round lost to   Ernests Gulbis
22 23   Florian Mayer 1,580 90 10 1,500 First round retired against   Jack Sock [WC]
23 25   Mardy Fish 1,535 180 180 1,535 Fourth round withdrew due to health reasons
24 24   Marcel Granollers 1,555 90 45 1,510 Second round lost to   James Blake [WC]
25 26   Fernando Verdasco 1,525 90 90 1,525 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [1]
26 27   Andreas Seppi 1,390 10 10 1,390 First round lost to   Tommy Robredo [PR]
27 28   Sam Querrey 1,350 0 90 1,440 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [6]
28 29   Mikhail Youzhny 1,290 10 10 1,290 First round lost to   Gilles Müller
29 30   Viktor Troicki 1,255 10 10 1,255 First round lost to   Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
30 31   Feliciano López 1,220 90 90 1,220 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [3]
31 35   Julien Benneteau 1,075 90 90 1,075 Third round lost to   Novak Djokovic [2]
32 32   Jérémy Chardy 1,168 0 90 1,258 Third round lost to   Martin Kližan

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Reason
3   Rafael Nadal 8,715 1,200 7,515 Knee tendinitis[15]

Women's SinglesEdit

[16]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Victoria Azarenka 9,025 160 1,400 10,265 Runner-up, lost to   Serena Williams [4]
2 2   Agnieszka Radwańska 8,115 100 280 8,295 Fourth round lost to   Roberta Vinci [20]
3 3   Maria Sharapova 7,695 160 900 8,435 Semifinals lost to   Victoria Azarenka [1]
4 4   Serena Williams 7,300 1,400 2,000 7,900 Champion, defeated   Victoria Azarenka [1]
5 5   Petra Kvitová 6,415 5 280 6,690 Fourth round lost to   Marion Bartoli [11]
6 6   Angelique Kerber 5,705 900 280 5,085 Fourth round lost to   Sara Errani [10]
7 7   Samantha Stosur 5,700 2,000 500 4,200 Quarterfinals lost to   Victoria Azarenka [1]
8 9   Caroline Wozniacki 4,335 900 5 3,440 First round lost to   Irina-Camelia Begu
9 8   Li Na 4,371 5 160 4,526 Third round lost to   Laura Robson
10 10   Sara Errani 3,860 5 900 4,755 Semifinals lost to   Serena Williams [4]
11 11   Marion Bartoli 3,400 100 500 3,800 Quarterfinals lost to   Maria Sharapova [3]
12 13   Ana Ivanovic 2,980 280 500 3,200 Quarterfinals lost to   Serena Williams [4]
13 14   Dominika Cibulková 2,945 100 160 3,005 Third round lost to   Roberta Vinci [20]
14 12   Maria Kirilenko 3,055 280 160 2,935 Third round lost to   Andrea Hlaváčková
15 17   Lucie Šafářová 2,210 160 160 2,210 Third round lost to   Nadia Petrova [19]
16 23   Sabine Lisicki 1,863 280 5 1,588 First round lost to   Sorana Cîrstea
17 20   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,075 500 100 1,675 Second round lost to   Kristina Mladenovic [WC]
18 21   Julia Görges 1,970 160 5 1,815 First round lost to   Kristýna Plíšková [Q]
19 22   Nadia Petrova 1,885 160 280 2,005 Fourth round lost to   Maria Sharapova [3]
20 19   Roberta Vinci 2,085 160 500 2,425 Quarterfinals lost to   Sara Errani [10]
21 24   Christina McHale 1,780 160 5 1,625 First round lost to   Kiki Bertens
22 26   Francesca Schiavone 1,716 280 5 1,441 First round lost to   Sloane Stephens
23 25   Kim Clijsters 1,765 0 100 1,865 Second round lost to   Laura Robson
24 30   Klára Zakopalová 1,670 5 5 1,670 First round lost to   Andrea Hlaváčková
25 29   Yanina Wickmayer 1,675 100 100 1,675 Second round lost to   Pauline Parmentier
26 33   Monica Niculescu 1,581 280 5 1,306 First round lost to   Ayumi Morita
27 36   Anabel Medina Garrigues 1,540 160 5 1,385 First round lost to   Lucie Hradecká
28 28   Zheng Jie 1,676 100 160 1,736 Third round lost to   Victoria Azarenka [1]
29 31   Tamira Paszek 1,603 5 5 1,603 First round lost to   Olga Govortsova
30 27   Jelena Janković 1,681 160 160 1,681 Third round lost to   Agnieszka Radwańska [2]
31 32   Varvara Lepchenko 1,600 5 160 1,755 Third round lost to   Samantha Stosur [7]
32 34   Peng Shuai 1,580 280 5 1,305 First round lost to   Elena Vesnina

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Reason
15   Kaia Kanepi 2,514 100 2,414 Achilles tendon injury[15]
16   Vera Zvonareva 2,375 500 1,875 Viral illness[15]
18   Flavia Pennetta 2,190 500 1,690 Right wrist injury[15]
49   Petra Cetkovská 1,315 100 1,215 Right ankle injury

Wild card entriesEdit

Qualifiers entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.

ReferencesEdit

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