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The 2012 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2012 tennis season. The 2012 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tournament of Champions), and the tennis event at the Summer Olympic Games. Also included in the 2012 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.[1]

2012 WTA Tour
Serena Williams 2012 Wimbledon.jpg
Serena Williams won two slams and an Olympic gold in singles
Details
DurationDecember 31, 2011 – November 4
Edition42nd
Tournaments57
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
Summer Olympics
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (29)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Serena Williams (7)
Most tournament finalsBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Maria Sharapova (9)
Prize money leaderBelarus Victoria Azarenka
(US$7,928,920)
Points leaderBelarus Victoria Azarenka (10,595)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the yearItaly Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Most improved
player of the year
Italy Sara Errani
Newcomer of the yearUnited Kingdom Laura Robson
Comeback
player of the year
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
2011
2013
Victoria Azarenka (left) claimed her first Grand Slam title at the 2012 Australian Open, defeating Maria Sharapova to become the new World No. 1, thus becoming the first Belarusian to win the Grand Slam. Sharapova (middle) rebounded at the 2012 French Open, completing a career Grand Slam by defeating Sara Errani in the final. At Wimbledon and the US Open, Serena Williams (right) won her fourteenth and fifteen Grand Slam titles beating Agnieszka Radwańska and Azarenka respectively, in the final to earn her fifth Wimbledon and fourth US Open victory. And at the Summer Olympic Games, Serena Williams won the gold medal defeating Maria Sharapova to become the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam in singles.

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ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2012 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 2 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Czech Republic
2–0
  France
Round Robin (Group A)
  Bulgaria
  Denmark
  United States
Round Robin (Group B)
  Spain
  Australia
  China
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$655,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Kaia Kanepi
6–2, 6–1
  Daniela Hantuchová   Kim Clijsters
  Francesca Schiavone
  Iveta Benešová
  Serena Williams
  Jelena Janković
  Andrea Petkovic
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Arantxa Parra Santonja

7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Zheng Jie
2–6, 6–3, 2–0 retired[a]
  Flavia Pennetta   Angelique Kerber
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Sabine Lisicki
  Elena Vesnina
  Sara Errani
  Lucie Hradecká
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká

6–7(2–7), 6–2, [10–7]
  Julia Görges
  Flavia Pennetta
January 9 Apia International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 1–6, 6–3
  Li Na   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Petra Kvitová
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Marion Bartoli
  Lucie Šafářová
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik

6–1, 4–6, [13–11]
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mona Barthel
6–1, 6–2
  Yanina Wickmayer   Shahar Pe'er
  Angelique Kerber
  Simona Halep
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu

6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Marina Erakovic
January 16
January 23
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$12,122,762 – Hard
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Legends Doubles
  Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–0
  Maria Sharapova   Kim Clijsters
  Petra Kvitová
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Sara Errani
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Vera Zvonareva

5–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Horia Tecău

6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
  Elena Vesnina
  Leander Paes
January 30 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinals
Moscow, Russia – Hard (i)
Charleroi, Belgium – Hard (i)
Biella, Italy – Clay (Red) (i)
Stuttgart, Germany – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals winners
  Russia 3–2
  Serbia 3–2
  Italy 3–2
  Czech Republic 4–1
Quarterfinals losers
  Spain
  Belgium
  Ukraine
  Germany

FebruaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 6 Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Angelique Kerber
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–3
  Marion Bartoli   Yanina Wickmayer
  Klára Zakopalová
  Maria Sharapova
  Mona Barthel
  Julia Görges
  Roberta Vinci
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond

7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Petra Martić
PTT Pattaya Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3
  Maria Kirilenko   Sorana Cîrstea
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Vera Zvonareva
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Vania King
  Sania Mirza
  Sania Mirza
  Anastasia Rodionova

3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
  Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
February 13 Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/26D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
6–1, 6–2
  Samantha Stosur   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Marion Bartoli
  Yanina Wickmayer
  Christina McHale
  Monica Niculescu
  Lucie Šafářová
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–1
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
XX Copa BBVA Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
6–2, 7–5
  Alexandra Panova   Edina Gallovits-Hall
  Tímea Babos
  Mariana Duque-Mariño
  Paula Ormaechea
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Karin Knapp
  Eva Birnerová
  Alexandra Panova

6–2, 6–2
  Mandy Minella
  Stefanie Vögele
February 20 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,000,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
  Julia Görges   Caroline Wozniacki
  Jelena Janković
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ana Ivanovic
  Samantha Stosur
  Sabine Lisicki
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–1
  Sania Mirza
  Elena Vesnina
Memphis International
Memphis, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sofia Arvidsson
6–3, 6–4
  Marina Erakovic   Vera Dushevina
  Alberta Brianti
  Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Lesia Tsurenko
  Varvara Lepchenko
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká

6–3, 6–4
  Vera Dushevina
  Olga Govortsova
Whirlpool Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tímea Babos
6–4, 6–4
  Alexandra Cadanțu   Gréta Arn
  Sara Errani
  Nina Bratchikova
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
  Mandy Minella
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–2, 7–6(8–6)
  Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Zhang Shuai
February 27 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL p/b HSBC
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sara Errani
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
  Flavia Pennetta   Roberta Vinci
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
  Mariana Duque-Mariño
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–2, 6–1
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
BMW Malaysian Open
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Hsieh Su-wei
2–6, 7–5, 4–1 retired[b]
  Petra Martić   Eleni Daniilidou
  Jelena Janković
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Olivia Rogowska
  Peng Shuai
  Ayumi Morita
  Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung

7–5, 6–4
  Chan Hao-ching
  Rika Fujiwara

MarchEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 5
March 12
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$5,536,664 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 6–3
  Maria Sharapova   Angelique Kerber
  Ana Ivanovic
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Li Na
  Marion Bartoli
  Maria Kirilenko
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–3
  Sania Mirza
  Elena Vesnina
March 19
March 26
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,828,050 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
  Maria Sharapova   Marion Bartoli
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Victoria Azarenka
  Venus Williams
  Serena Williams
  Li Na
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova

7–6(7–0), 4–6, [10–4]
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

AprilEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 2 Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
  Lucie Šafářová   Polona Hercog
  Samantha Stosur
  Nadia Petrova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Sabine Lisicki
  Venus Williams
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Lucie Šafářová

5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Yaroslava Shvedova
April 9 Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sara Errani
6–2, 6–2
  Dominika Cibulková   Sorana Cîrstea
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Olga Govortsova
  Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Simona Halep
  Julia Görges
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–0, 6–2
  Flavia Pennetta
  Francesca Schiavone
e-Boks Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i)[2] – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Angelique Kerber
6–4, 6–4
  Caroline Wozniacki   Petra Martić
  Jelena Janković
  Alizé Cornet
  Bojana Jovanovski
  Kaia Kanepi
  Mona Barthel
  Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Rika Fujiwara

6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Kaia Kanepi
April 16 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Semifinals
Moscow, Russia – Clay (i)
Ostrava, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
Semifinals winners
  Serbia 3–2
  Czech Republic 4–1
Semifinals losers
  Russia
  Italy
April 23 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–4
  Victoria Azarenka   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Petra Kvitová
  Mona Barthel
  Li Na
  Angelique Kerber
  Samantha Stosur
  Iveta Benešová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová

6–4, 7–5
  Julia Görges
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Kiki Bertens
7–5, 6–0
  Laura Pous Tió   Simona Halep
  Mathilde Johansson
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
  Petra Cetkovská
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Petra Cetkovská
  Alexandra Panova

3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Alexandra Cadanțu
April 30 Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sara Errani
7–5, 6–4
  Elena Vesnina   Anna Tatishvili
  Marina Erakovic
  Alberta Brianti
  Aleksandra Wozniak
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
  Petra Martić
  Janette Husárová
  Magdaléna Rybáriková

6–4, 6–2
  Eva Birnerová
  Michaëlla Krajicek
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Kaia Kanepi
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Carla Suárez Navarro   Roberta Vinci
  Karin Knapp
  Nadia Petrova
  Petra Cetkovská
  Silvia Soler Espinosa
  Galina Voskoboeva
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Zhang Shuai

4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Galina Voskoboeva

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
$5,189,603 – Clay (Blue) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–3
  Victoria Azarenka   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Lucie Hradecká
  Li Na
  Varvara Lepchenko
  Samantha Stosur
  Maria Sharapova
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
May 14 Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Li Na   Serena Williams
  Angelique Kerber
  Dominika Cibulková
  Flavia Pennetta
  Petra Kvitová
  Venus Williams
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–2, 7–5
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
May 21 Brussels Open
Brussels, Belgium
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–0
  Simona Halep   Kaia Kanepi
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Alison van Uytvanck
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Dominika Cibulková
  Urszula Radwańska
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Sania Mirza

6–3, 6–2
  Alicja Rosolska
  Zheng Jie
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 6–4
  Alizé Cornet   Pauline Parmentier
  Sloane Stephens
  Alexandra Panova
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Ayumi Morita
  Johanna Larsson
  Olga Govortsova
  Klaudia Jans-Ignacik

6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
  Natalie Grandin
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$11,315,740 – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Legends Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–3, 6–2
  Sara Errani   Samantha Stosur
  Petra Kvitová
  Dominika Cibulková
  Angelique Kerber
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Kaia Kanepi
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
  Sania Mirza
  Mahesh Bhupathi

7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Santiago González

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 11 Aegon Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$220,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
  Jelena Janković   Zheng Jie
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Misaki Doi
  Roberta Vinci
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Irina Falconi
  Tímea Babos
  Hsieh Su-wei

7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Alizé Cornet
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Yanina Wickmayer   Ksenia Pervak
  Mandy Minella
  Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Chichi Scholl
  Johanna Larsson
  Yvonne Meusburger
  Jill Craybas
  Julia Görges
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [11–9]
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Petra Martić
June 18 Aegon International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tamira Paszek
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
  Angelique Kerber   Marion Bartoli
  Klára Zakopalová
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Lucie Šafářová
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–4, retired
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
UNICEF Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$220,000 – Grass – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–3
  Urszula Radwańska   Kirsten Flipkens
  Kim Clijsters
  Roberta Vinci
  Dominika Cibulková
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Francesca Schiavone
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci

6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
June 25
July 2
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$11,174,883 – Grass
128S/96Q/64D/16Q/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Ladies' Invitation Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
  Agnieszka Radwańska   Angelique Kerber
  Victoria Azarenka
  Sabine Lisicki
  Maria Kirilenko
  Petra Kvitová
  Tamira Paszek
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
7–5, 6–4
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Mike Bryan
  Lisa Raymond

6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Leander Paes
  Elena Vesnina

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 9 Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Serena Williams
7–5, 6–3
  Coco Vandeweghe   Sorana Cîrstea
  Yanina Wickmayer
  Chanelle Scheepers
  Dominika Cibulková
  Urszula Radwańska
  Marion Bartoli
  Marina Erakovic
  Heather Watson

7–5, 7–6(9–7)
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Vania King
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sara Errani
6–1, 6–3
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Laura Robson
  Alexandra Cadanțu
  Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Julia Görges
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Darija Jurak
  Katalin Marosi
July 16 Mercury Insurance Open
Carlsbad, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Dominika Cibulková
6–1, 7–5
  Marion Bartoli   Chan Yung-jan
  Nadia Petrova
  Christina McHale
  Jelena Janković
  Varvara Lepchenko
  Urszula Radwańska
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–2, 6–4
  Vania King
  Nadia Petrova
Sony Ericsson Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Polona Hercog
0–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Mathilde Johansson   Johanna Larsson
  Mona Barthel
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Klára Zakopalová
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Catalina Castaño
  Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 5–7, [10–6]
  Eva Hrdinová
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
July 23 Baku Cup
Baku, Azerbaijan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Bojana Jovanovski
6–3, 6–1
  Julia Cohen   Olga Puchkova
  Alexandra Panova
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
  Mandy Minella
  Aleksandra Krunić
  Nina Bratchikova
  Irina Buryachok
  Valeria Solovieva

6–3, 6–2
  Eva Birnerová
  Alberta Brianti
July 30 Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Summer Olympic Games
Grass
64S/32D/16X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place   Angelique Kerber
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Kim Clijsters
  Petra Kvitová
  Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
  Maria Sharapova   Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
  Maria Kirilenko
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
  Victoria Azarenka
  Max Mirnyi

2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
  Laura Robson
  Andy Murray
  Lisa Raymond
  Mike Bryan
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
  Sabine Lisicki
  Christopher Kas
Citi Open
Washington, D.C., United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–1, 6–1
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Vania King
  Sloane Stephens
  Chang Kai-chen
  Coco Vandeweghe
  Eugenie Bouchard
  Jana Čepelová
  Shuko Aoyama
  Chang Kai-chen
7–5, 6–2
  Irina Falconi
  Chanelle Scheepers

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 6 Rogers Cup p/b National Bank
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 48S/64Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
  Li Na   Caroline Wozniacki
  Lucie Šafářová
  Tamira Paszek
  Aleksandra Wozniak
  Roberta Vinci
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Kristina Mladenovic

7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
  Nadia Petrova
  Katarina Srebotnik
August 13 Western & Southern Open
Mason, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Li Na
1–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Angelique Kerber   Venus Williams
  Petra Kvitová
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Samantha Stosur
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Serena Williams
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–1, 6–3
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Zheng Jie
August 20 New Haven Open at Yale
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
7–6(11–9), 7–5
  Maria Kirilenko   Caroline Wozniacki
  Sara Errani
  Olga Govortsova
  Dominika Cibulková
  Marion Bartoli
  Lucie Šafářová
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond

4–6, 6–0, [10–4]
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
Texas Tennis Open
Dallas, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–3
  Jelena Janković   Bojana Jovanovski
  Casey Dellacqua
  Peng Shuai
  Chanelle Scheepers
  Aleksandra Wozniak
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Marina Erakovic
  Heather Watson
6–3, 6–0
  Līga Dekmeijere
  Irina Falconi
August 27
September 3
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$11,517,008 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Serena Williams
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
  Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sharapova
  Sara Errani
  Samantha Stosur
  Marion Bartoli
  Ana Ivanovic
  Roberta Vinci
  Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–2
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Bruno Soares
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]
  Květa Peschke
  Marcin Matkowski

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 10 Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Irina-Camelia Begu
6–4, 6–4
  Donna Vekić   Eva Birnerová
  Urszula Radwańska
  Alexandra Cadanțu
  Bojana Jovanovski
  Galina Voskoboeva
  Alexandra Panova
  Paula Kania
  Polina Pekhova

6–2, ret.
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Vesna Dolonc
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
$220,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Kirsten Flipkens
6–1, 7–5
  Lucie Hradecká   Mona Barthel
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Anna Tatishvili
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
  Melanie Oudin
  Lauren Davis
  Tatjana Malek
  Kristina Mladenovic

7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
  Alicja Rosolska
  Heather Watson
September 17 KDB Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 6–0
  Kaia Kanepi   Ekaterina Makarova
  Varvara Lepchenko
  Klara Zakopalová
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Kiki Bertens
  Tamira Paszek
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
  Akgul Amanmuradova
  Vania King
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Laura Robson   Urszula Radwańska
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Mathilde Johansson
  Chanelle Scheepers
  Alizé Cornet
  Peng Shuai
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Zhang Shuai
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Monica Niculescu
September 24 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Nadia Petrova
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
  Agnieszka Radwańska   Angelique Kerber
  Samantha Stosur
  Victoria Azarenka
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Sara Errani
  Maria Sharapova
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–1, 6–4
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 1 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,828,050 – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
  Maria Sharapova   Marion Bartoli
  Li Na
  Romina Oprandi
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Angelique Kerber
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
7–5, 7–5
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Sania Mirza
October 8 Generali Ladies Linz p/b voestalpine
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
  Julia Görges   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Petra Martić
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Ana Ivanovic
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
6–3, 6–4
  Julia Görges
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
HP Japan Women's Open Tennis
Osaka, Japan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Heather Watson
7–5, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
  Chang Kai-chen   Samantha Stosur
  Misaki Doi
  Jamie Hampton
  Laura Robson
  Chanelle Scheepers
  Pauline Parmentier
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–1, 6–4
  Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Heather Watson
October 15 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
  Samantha Stosur   Ana Ivanovic
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Klára Zakopalová
  Vesna Dolonc
  Dominika Cibulková
  Maria Kirilenko
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–3
  Monica Niculescu   Andrea Petkovic
  Daniela Hantuchová
 
  Roberta Vinci
  Ksenia Pervak
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Lucie Hradecká
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 6–4

  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu

October 22 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships
Istanbul, Turkey
Year-end championships
$4,900,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Serena Williams
6–4, 6–3
  Maria Sharapova   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Victoria Azarenka
Round Robin losers
  Angelique Kerber
  Li Na
  Sara Errani
  Petra Kvitová (withdrew)
  Samantha Stosur
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova

6–1, 6–4
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
October 29 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria
Year-end championships
$750,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)
Singles Draw
  Nadia Petrova
6–2, 6–1
  Caroline Wozniacki   Tsvetana Pironkova
  Roberta Vinci
Round Robin losers
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Zheng Jie
  Maria Kirilenko (withdrew)
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final
Czech Republic
  Czech Republic
3–1
  Serbia

Statistical informationEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2012 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the tennis event at the London Summer Olympic Games, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the Tournament of Champions), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments.[1] The players/nations are sorted by: 1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation); 2) cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Olympic win equalling one-and-a-half Premier win, one Premier win equalling two International wins); 3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy; 4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

KeyEdit

Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

To avoid confusion and double counting, these tables should be updated only after an event is completed. The tables are through to the tournaments of the week of September 9.

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D  Total S  Total D  Total X 
12   Sara Errani (ITA) 4 8 0
9   Serena Williams (USA) 7 2 0
9   Roberta Vinci (ITA) 1 8 0
7   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 0 1
6   Lisa Raymond (USA) 0 5 1
5   Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3 2 0
5   Liezel Huber (USA) 0 5 0
4   Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) 0 4 0
4   Abigail Spears (USA) 0 4 0
4   Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) 0 4 0
4   Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 4 0
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3 0 0
3   Venus Williams (USA) 1 2 0
3   Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 0 2 1
3   Sania Mirza (IND) 0 2 1
3   Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 3 0 0
3   Heather Watson (GBR) 1 2 0
3   Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 2 1 0
2   Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 0 1 1
2   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 0 2 0
2   Elena Vesnina (RUS) 0 2 0
2   Petra Kvitová (CZE) 2 0 0
2   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) 0 2 0
2   Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2   Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2 0 0
2   Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 0 0
2   Caroline Wozniacki (DNK) 2 0 0
2   Marina Erakovic (NZL) 0 2 0
2   Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 2 0
2   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE) 0 2 0
2   Tímea Babos (HUN) 1 1 0
2   Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 1 1 0
2   Magdaléna Rybáriková (SVK) 1 1 0
2   Chuang Chia-jung (TPE) 0 2 0
2   Chang Kai-chen (TPE) 0 2 0
2   Alexandra Panova (RUS) 0 2 0
2   Zhang Shuai (CHN) 0 2 0
2   Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 0 1 0
1   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Li Na (CHN) 1 0 0
1   Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 1 0 0
1   Tamira Paszek (AUT) 1 0 0
1   Iveta Benešová (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 0 1 0
1   María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 0 1 0
1   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Lucie Šafářová (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 0 1 0
1   Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 1 0 0
1   Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 1 0 0
1   Mona Barthel (GER) 1 0 0
1   Kiki Bertens (NED) 1 0 0
1   Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 0 0
1   Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 1 0 0
1   Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1 0 0
1   Polona Hercog (SLO) 1 0 0
1   Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 1 0 0
1   Melanie Oudin (USA) 1 0 0
1   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1 0 0
1   Zheng Jie (CHN) 1 0 0
1   Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Eva Birnerová (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Irina Buryachok (UKR) 0 1 0
1   Catalina Castaño (COL) 0 1 0
1   Petra Cetkovská (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Jill Craybas (USA) 0 1 0
1   Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Mariana Duque Mariño (COL) 0 1 0
1   Rika Fujiwara (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Julia Görges (GER) 0 1 0
1   Olga Govortsova (BLR) 0 1 0
1   Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 0 1 0
1   Janette Husárová (SVK) 0 1 0
1   Paula Kania (POL) 0 1 0
1   Tatjana Malek (GER) 0 1 0
1   Monica Niculescu (ROU) 0 1 0
1   Polina Pekhova (BLR) 0 1 0
1   Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 0 1 0
1   Valeria Solovieva (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 0 1 0
1   Renata Voráčová (CZE) 0 1 0

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D  Total S  Total D  Total X 
24 United States 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 2 3 9 13 2
16 Russia 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 6 9 1
15 Czech Republic 1 1 1 3 7 2 11 0
14 Italy 2 1 1 6 4 6 8 0
9 Belarus 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 6 2 1
6 Poland 1 1 2 2 3 3 0
6 Germany 1 2 3 3 3 0
6 Taiwan 2 4 2 4 0
4 China 1 1 2 2 2 0
4 Slovakia 1 2 1 3 1 0
3 India 1 1 1 0 2 1
3 France 1 1 1 1 2 0
3 Germany 1 1 1 1 1 0
3 Spain 2 1 1 2 0
2 Denmark 1 1 2 0 0
2 Estonia 1 1 2 0 0
2 Slovenia 1 1 1 1 0
2 New Zealand 1 1 0 2 0
2 Hungary 1 1 1 1 0
2 Romania 1 1 1 1 0
2 Japan 2 0 2 0
1 Austria 1 1 0 0
1 Belgium 1 1 0 0
1 Netherlands 1 1 0 0
1 Serbia 1 1 0 0
1 Sweden 1 1 0 0
1 Australia 1 0 1 0
1 Colombia 1 0 1 0
1 Ukraine 1 0 1 0
1 Thailand 1 0 1 0

Titles informationEdit

The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed doubles

The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles

RankingsEdit

The Race to the Championships determines the players in the WTA Tour Championships in October. The WTA rankings are based on tournaments of the latest 52 weeks.

SinglesEdit

The following is the 2012 top 20 in the Race to the Championships and the top 20 ranked players in the world.[3][4] Players must include points from the Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory tournaments, the Summer Olympic Games and the WTA Championships. For Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments will also count.[5] Gold backgrounds indicate players that qualified for the WTA Tour Championships. Blue backgrounds indicate players that qualified as alternates at the WTA Tour Championships.