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Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon from 28 July to 4 August 2012, and was the first Olympic grass court tournament since tennis was re-introduced to the Games.[1]

Women's singles
Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6–0, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova with medals 2012.jpg
Women's singles medalists
VenueAll England Club, Wimbledon
Date28 July to 4 August
Competitors64 from 34 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Serena Williams  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maria Sharapova  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Victoria Azarenka  Belarus
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2016 →

Elena Dementieva was the reigning champion having won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.[2] She retired from the sport in 2010 and thus did not defend her title. The first round provided some surprising results, with Li Na and Samantha Stosur both eliminated in three sets. The biggest upset was provided by Julia Görges defeating Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwańska in three close sets. Three British players made it into the second round but all fell in straight sets.

Both finalists, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, were fighting for a Career Golden Slam, and Williams won the gold medal (without losing a set, without losing more than three games in any set, and without losing more than five games in any single match) and became the second woman to win a Career Golden Slam after Steffi Graf. Williams also became the first tennis player, male or female, to hold a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.

CalendarEdit

Matches took place between 28 July and 4 August.[3]

July August
28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 12:00 12:00
Round of 64 Round of 64
Round of 32
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

SeedsEdit

01.     Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
02.     Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) (First round)
03.     Maria Sharapova (RUS) (Final, silver medalist)
04.     Serena Williams (USA) (Winner, gold medalist)
05.     Samantha Stosur (AUS) (First round)
06.     Petra Kvitová (CZE) (Quarterfinals)
07.     Angelique Kerber (GER) (Quarterfinals)
08.     Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) (Quarterfinals)
09.     Sara Errani (ITA) (First round)
10.     Li Na (CHN) (First round)
11.     Ana Ivanovic (SRB) (Third round)
12.     Dominika Cibulková (SVK) (First round)
13.     Vera Zvonareva (RUS) (Third round)
14.     Maria Kirilenko (RUS) (Semifinals, fourth place)
15.     Sabine Lisicki (GER) (Third round)
16.     Nadia Petrova (RUS) (Third round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 7
7   Angelique Kerber (GER) 4 5
1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 1 2
4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6
4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6
8   Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 0 3
4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 0 1
  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2 5
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 7
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 6 Bronze medal match
14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2 3
6   Petra Kvitová (CZE) 633 1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 6
14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6 14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 3 4

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
1   V Azarenka (BLR) 6 3 6
  I-C Begu (ROU) 1 6 1 1   V Azarenka (BLR) 6 6
  MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 6 6   MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 1 2
  P Hercog (SLO) 2 4 1   V Azarenka (BLR) 78 6
  A Tatishvili (GEO) 6 6 16   N Petrova (RUS) 664
INV   S Vogt (LIE) 2 0   A Tatishvili (GEO) 3 77 2
  J Zheng (CHN) 4 67 16   N Petrova (RUS) 6 656
16   N Petrova (RUS) 6 79 1   V Azarenka (BLR) 6 7
9   S Errani (ITA) 3 1 7   A Kerber (GER) 4 5
  V Williams (USA) 6 6   V Williams (USA) 6 6
  M Erakovic (NZL) 2 1   A Wozniak (CAN) 1 3
  A Wozniak (CAN) 6 6   V Williams (USA) 6565
  G Voskoboeva (KAZ) 4 2 7   A Kerber (GER) 77 77
  T Babos (HUN) 6 6   T Babos (HUN) 1 1
  P Cetkovská (CZE) 1 0r 7   A Kerber (GER) 6 6
7   A Kerber (GER) 6 3

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
4   S Williams (USA) 6 6
  J Janković (SRB) 3 1 4   S Williams (USA) 6 6
  M Barthel (GER) 4 3   U Radwańska (POL) 2 3
  U Radwańska (POL) 6 6 4   S Williams (USA) 6 6
  F Schiavone (ITA) 6 3 6 13   V Zvonareva (RUS) 1 0
  K Zakopalová (CZE) 3 6 4   F Schiavone (ITA) 3 3
  S Arvidsson (SWE) 634 13   V Zvonareva (RUS) 6 6
13   V Zvonareva (RUS) 77 6 4   S Williams (USA) 6 6
10   N Li (CHN) 2 6 3 8   C Wozniacki (DEN) 0 3
  D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 3 6   D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 6
IP   A Cornet (FRA) 77 6 IP   A Cornet (FRA) 3 0
  T Paszek (AUT) 644   D Hantuchová (SVK) 4 2
  A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 2 6 5 8   C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 6
  Y Wickmayer (BEL) 6 4 7   Y Wickmayer (BEL) 4 6 3
IP   A Keothavong (GBR) 6 3 2 8   C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 3 6
8   C Wozniacki (DEN) 4 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
5   S Stosur (AUS) 6 5 8
  C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 3 7 10   C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 3 3
  K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6   K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6
  R Vinci (ITA) 1 4   K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6
PR   Á Szávay (HUN) 3 3 11   A Ivanovic (SRB) 3 4
IP   E Baltacha (GBR) 6 6 IP   E Baltacha (GBR) 4 65
  C McHale (USA) 4 5 11   A Ivanovic (SRB) 6 77
11   A Ivanovic (SRB) 6 7   K Clijsters (BEL) 2 5
15   S Lisicki (GER) 4 6 7 3   M Sharapova (RUS) 6 7
IP   O Jabeur (TUN) 6 0 5 15   S Lisicki (GER) 4 6 7
  S Halep (ROU) 4 2   Y Shvedova (KAZ) 6 3 5
  Y Shvedova (KAZ) 6 6 15   S Lisicki (GER) 710 4 3
Alt   L Robson (GBR) 77 6 3   M Sharapova (RUS) 686 6
  L Šafářová (CZE) 644 Alt   L Robson (GBR) 653
  S Pe'er (ISR) 2 0 3   M Sharapova (RUS) 77 6
3   M Sharapova (RUS) 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
6   P Kvitová (CZE) 6 5 6
  K Bondarenko (UKR) 4 7 4 6   P Kvitová (CZE) 7 2 6
  S-w Hsieh (TPE) 3 77 5   S Peng (CHN) 5 6 1
  S Peng (CHN) 6 637 6   P Kvitová (CZE) 6 6
  S Cîrstea (ROU) 2 6 2   F Pennetta (ITA) 3 0
  F Pennetta (ITA) 6 4 6   F Pennetta (ITA) 7 6
  T Pironkova (BUL) 77 6   T Pironkova (BUL) 5 1
12   D Cibulková (SVK) 642 6   P Kvitová (CZE) 633
14   M Kirilenko (RUS) 6 1 14   M Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6
IP   M Duque Mariño (COL) 0 1r 14   M Kirilenko (RUS) 6 6
  S Soler Espinosa (ESP) 2 2 IP   H Watson (GBR) 3 2
IP   H Watson (GBR) 6 6 14   M Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6
  V Lepchenko (USA) 7 666   J Görges (GER) 653
INV   V Cepede Royg (PAR) 5 78 2   V Lepchenko (USA) 3 5
  J Görges (GER) 7 656   J Görges (GER) 6 7
2   A Radwańska (POL) 5 77 4

ReferencesEdit

Women's singles Draw

  1. ^ "Tennis". London 2012 Organization Committee. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Tennis stars excited for London Olympics". The Press Association. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Women's Singles". BBC. Retrieved 10 July 2012.