2012 Australian Open

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2012 Australian Open
Date:   16–29 January
Edition:   100th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Plexicushion)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Men's Doubles
India Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Women's Doubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Russia Vera Zvonareva
Mixed Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Romania Horia Tecău
Boys' Singles
Australia Luke Saville
Girls' Singles
United States Taylor Townsend
Boys' Doubles
United Kingdom Liam Broady / United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Girls' Doubles
United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Netherlands Maikel Scheffers
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United Kingdom Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Netherlands Ronald Vink / Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne / United Kingdom Peter Norfolk
Australian Open
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The 2012 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from 16 to 29 January 2012. It was the 100th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title after he defeated Rafael Nadal in the longest final in history. The 2012 final passed the 2008 Wimbledon final for the record, finishing after 5 hours and 53 minutes of play. Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova for her first Grand Slam title; and over took Caroline Wozniacki as the number one ranked player on the WTA Tour. In the doubles Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek won the title. Paes completed a career Grand Slam with the title while Štěpánek won his first Slam. On the women's side an all Russian duo of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva took the title. The mixed event was won by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Horia Tecău.

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Tournament[edit]

The 2012 Australian Open took place in January 2012 at Melbourne Park. The men's singles was staged for the 100th time. There have been 59 different previous winners and the 100th staging of the event was marked by a special coin and the 2012 Champion received a special medallion. The tournament also marked 50 years since Rod Laver won his first Grand Slam.[1] For the first time Hawk-Eye ball tracking system was used on the Margaret Court Arena,[2] while Ken Fletcher was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

Points and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

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

Seniors points[edit]

Stage Men's Singles[4] Men's Doubles[4] Women's Singles[5] Women's Doubles[5]
Champion 2000
Runner up 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd round 8 40
Qualifying 1st round 0 2

Junior points[edit]

Stage[6][7] Boys Singles Boys Doubles Girls Singles Girls Doubles
Champion 250 180 250 180
Runner up 180 120 180 120
Semifinals 120 80 120 80
Quarterfinals 80 50 80 50
Round of 16 50 30 50 30
Round of 32 30 30
Qualifier who loses in first round 25 25
Qualifying Final Round 20 20

Wheelchair points[edit]

Stage[8] Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles Quad Singles Quad Doubles
Champion 800
Runner up 500 100
Semifinals/3rd 375 100 375 100 375
Quarterfinals/4th 100 100 100

Prize money[edit]

The 2012 Australian Open was the richest Grand Slam tournament in history, with the singles champions pocketing 2.3 million dollars.[9] All prize money is in Australian dollars (AUD); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Key[edit]

Day 1 (16 January)[edit]

In Men's Singles, on the opening day, play began with Local hope Bernard Tomic struggling in the beginning two sets but later working hard in the next three sets, defeating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Juan Martín del Potro also had to earn victory by losing the first set but later winning the next three sets defeating Adrian Mannarino. Meanwhile, Rafael overcomes Alex Kuznetsov. Spaniard Pere Riba had to defeat compatriot Albert Montañés whereas Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky had to defeat his compatriot Illya Marchenko to advance to the second round. Florent Serra advanced to the second round after Steve Darcis was forced to retire in the third set, leading two sets to love, because of leg cramps. Other seeds such as Tomáš Berdych, Mardy Fish, Nicolás Almagro, Alexandr Dolgopolov, John Isner, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kevin Anderson along with Marcos Baghdatis, Olivier Rochus, Tommy Haas, Andreas Beck and Grigor Dimitrov all progressed comfortably into the second round while Juan Mónaco, Ivan Ljubičić and Jürgen Melzer were sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, Roger beats Kudryavtsev in three straight tiebreakers and Nalbandian advanced to the second round after Nieminen was forced to retire in the second set because of stomach cramps.

In Women's Singles, on the opening day, play began with Azarenka taking out Heather Watson in straight sets. Later, the defending champion, Clijsters gets past qualifier Maria João Köhler. Li Na had an easy win over Ksenia Pervak and Francesca Schiavone square off in two straight easy sets defeating Laura Pous Tió. Wild card Dellacqua overcomes Jovanovski and Janković cruise into second round defeating qualifier Laura Robson. Mona Barthel advanced to the second round after Anne Keothavong was forced to retire after the first set because of foodborne illness. Other seeds such as Agnieszka Radwańska, Peng Shuai, Daniela Hantuchová, Julia Görges, Monica Niculescu and Petra Cetkovská along with Anna Tatishvili, Romina Oprandi, Pauline Parmentier, wild card Olivia Rogowska, Eleni Daniilidou, Tsvetana Pironkova, Olga Govortsova and Alberta Brianti all progressed comfortably into the second round while Flavia Pennetta, Lucie Šafářová and Yanina Wickmayer were sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, top seeded Wozniacki dismantles Anastasia Rodionova in two straight sets advancing to the second round.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] United Kingdom Heather Watson 6–1, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Australia Bernard Tomic Spain Fernando Verdasco [22] 4–6, 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] Portugal Maria João Köhler [Q] 7–5, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Switzerland Roger Federer [3] Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev [Q] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1] Australia Anastasia Rodionova 6–2, 6–1
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [11] France Adrian Mannarino 2–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round China Li Na [5] Kazakhstan Ksenia Pervak 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round Italy Francesca Schiavone [10] Spain Laura Pous Tió 6–1, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] United States Alex Kuznetsov [Q] 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Australia Casey Dellacqua [WC] Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7] Spain Albert Ramos 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov[13] Australia Greg Jones [WC] 1–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Serbia Jelena Janković [13] United Kingdom Laura Robson [Q] 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Argentina David Nalbandian Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 5–2 retired
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 2 (17 January)[edit]

In Men's Singles, day two play began with Novak dismantling Italian Lorenzi in three straight sets. Andy Murray lost the first set but later won the next three sets defeating Ryan Harrison. Andy Roddick overcomes Robin Haase and Ferrer had an easy win over Machado. Monfils defeats local wild card Matosevic. Frederico Gil advanced to the second round after Ivan Dodig was forced to retire in the fourth set because of shoulder and back injuries. Also, Édouard Roger-Vasselin advanced to the second round after Xavier Malisse was forced to retire after the first set because of an arm injury. Other seeds such as Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet, Kei Nishikori, Marcel Granollers and Juan Ignacio Chela along with Matthew Ebden, James Duckworth, Santiago Giraldo, Thomaz Bellucci, Tatsuma Ito, Julien Benneteau and Ryan Sweeting all progressed comfortably into the second round while Radek Štepánek was sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, Hewitt beats Stebe and Tsonga outlasts Istomin both advancing to the second round.

In Women's Singles, day two play began with Kvitová easing through to the Third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets by defeating Dushevina. Maria Sharapova had an easy win advancing to the third round by defeating Gisela Dulko. Maria Kirilenko defeats Jarmila Gajdošová. Jelena Dokić overcomes Protected Ranking [PR] Anna Chakvetadze. Kuznetsova outlasts Scheepers. Other seeds such as Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli, Sabine Lisicki, Dominika Cibulková, Ana Ivanovic and Angelique Kerber along with Jamie Hampton, Sloane Stephens, Ekaterina Makarova, Shahar Pe'er, Aleksandra Wozniak, Zheng Jie, Lucie Hradecká, Gréta Arn, Stéphanie Dubois and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová all progressed comfortably into the second round while Sorana Cîrstea impresses in the fourth round by defeating sixth seeded Samantha Stosur. In the evening, Serena advances to the third round by defeating Paszek.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] Russia Vera Dushevina 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–0, 6–0
Women's Singles 1st Round Romania Sorana Cîrstea Australia Samantha Stosur[6] 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC] Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 7–5, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round United States Serena Williams [12] Austria Tamira Paszek 6–3, 6–2
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Maria Kirilenko [27] Australia Jarmila Gajdošová 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Argentina Gisela Dulko 6–0, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] United States Ryan Harrison 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round United States Andy Roddick [15] Netherlands Robin Haase 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Spain David Ferrer [5] Portugal Rui Machado 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Australia Jelena Dokić Russia Anna Chakvetadze [PR] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round France Gaël Monfils [14] Australia Marinko Matosevic [WC] 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [18] South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 3 (18 January)[edit]

Men's Singles on day 3 began with Nadal having straight sets easy win on protected ranking Haas. Berdych wins over Rochus while Dolgopolov knocked out Tobias Kamke. Roger received a walkover into the third round after Andreas Beck withdrew from the tournament because of a lower back injury. Nalbandian puts up a fight but Isner advances to the third round. Philipp Kohlschreiber advanced to the third round after Pere Riba was forced to retire in the second set because of a left foot injury. Other seeds such as Nicolás Almagro, Juan Martín del Potro, Feliciano López and Kevin Anderson along with qualifier Lukáš Lacko, Lu Yen-hsun and Ivo Karlović advance to the third round except Mardy Fish who lost to Colombian Alejandro Falla. Later in the evening, Tomic outlasts Querrey while Stanislas Wawrinka beats Marcos Baghdatis moving into the third round.

Women's Singles on day 3 began with Li Na taking out local home wild card Rogowska in straight sets. Clijsters also progressed overcoming Stéphanie Foretz Gacon. Azarenka too had an easy win in straight sets over local wild card Casey Dellacqua. Janković outlasts qualifier Chang Kai-chen while top seeded dane Wozniacki beat Tatishvili cruising into third round. Hantuchová defeated Lesia Tsurenko after losing the first set. Julia Görges advanced to the third round after Eleni Daniilidou was forced to retire during the second set because of a neck injury. Other seeds such as Agnieszka Radwańska, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Monica Niculescu along with Christina McHale, Nina Bratchikova and Galina Voskoboeva advanced to the third round. The second round witnessed all the seeds go though except Schiavone went out to compatriot Oprandi, Peng to Benešová and Cetkovská to Barthel.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round China Li Na [5] Australia Olivia Rogowska [WC] 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6–0, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Germany Tommy Haas [PR] 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Australia Bernard Tomic United States Sam Querrey 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Australia Casey Dellacqua [WC] 6–1, 6–0
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7] Belgium Olivier Rochus 6–1, 6–0, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Singles 2nd Round Serbia Jelena Janković [13] Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen [Q] 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1] Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Men's Singles 2nd Round Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov [13] Germany Tobias Kamke 4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 3–6, 8–6
Men's Singles 2nd Round Switzerland Roger Federer [3] Germany Andreas Beck Walkover
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [20] Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Italy Romina Oprandi Italy Francesca Schiavone [10] 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round United States John Isner [16] Argentina David Nalbandian 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 10–8
Men's Singles 2nd Round Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka [21] Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 4 (19 January)[edit]

The fourth day in Men's Singles, began with seeded number one, Djokovic easing through to the third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets defeating Santiago Giraldo. Tsonga takes out Ricardo Mello progressing in straight sets while Murray also had an easy win over Édouard Roger-Vasselin. Janko Tipsarević after losing the first set beat local wild card James Duckworth while another local Matthew Ebden puts up a fight winning first two sets but Kei Nishikori advances defeating him in later three sets. Gaël Monfils knocks out Thomaz Bellucci. Richard Gasquet advanced to the third round after Andrey Golubev was forced to retire in the third set because of injury. Gilles Simon went out to compatriot Julien Benneteau. Other seeds such as David Ferrer, Milos Raonic and Juan Ignacio Chela along with Nicolas Mahut advance to the third round while Viktor Troicki, Marcel Granollers and Alex Bogomolov, Jr. were sent crashing out in the second round. In the evening, local hope Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the third round after Andy Roddick was forced to retire in the third set because of a hamstring injury.

The fourth day in Women's Singles, began with Sharapova having an easy win over qualifier Jamie Hampton and Serena easing through to the third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets defeating Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. Ana Ivanovic outlasts Michaëlla Krajicek while Petra Kvitová overcomes Carla Suárez Navarro to reach the second round. Vera Zvonareva defeated Lucie Hradecká. Other seeds such as Sabine Lisicki, Maria Kirilenko and Angelique Kerber along with Sorana Cîrstea advance to the third round. The second round witnessed all the seeds go though except Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Dominika Cibulková, Roberta Vinci, Kaia Kanepi and Nadia Petrova were sent crashing out in the second round. In the evening, the last home contingent, Jelena Dokić lost in the second round to Marion Bartoli while Sloane Stephens lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] United States Jamie Hampton [Q] 6–0, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round United States Serena Williams [12] Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] Colombia Santiago Giraldo 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round France Marion Bartoli [9] Australia Jelena Dokić 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC] United States Andy Roddick [15] 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 retired[13]
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Serbia Ana Ivanovic [21] Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Brazil Ricardo Mello 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Russia Vera Zvonareva [7] Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Men's Singles 2nd Round Serbia Janko Tipsarević [9] Australia James Duckworth [WC] 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Japan Kei Nishikori [24] Australia Matthew Ebden 3–6, 1–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round France Gaël Monfils [14] Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 2–6, 6–0, 6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 5 (20 January)[edit]

On the fifth day, in Men's Singles, Nadal beats qualifier Lukáš Lacko in three straight sets while Federer defeats Ivo Karlović. Feliciano López wins five-set thriller over John Isner. Tomáš Berdych outlasts Kevin Anderson while Nicolás Almagro overcomes Stanislas Wawrinka. Alejandro Falla losses to Philipp Kohlschreiber. In the evening, thirteenth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov went out to Bernard Tomic and Juan Martín del Potro overwhelms Lu Yen-hsun, both advancing to the fourth round.

In Women's Singles, Jelena Janković rolls by Christina McHale while Azarenka gets past Mona Barthel advancing to the fourth round. Seeded number one dane, Wozniacki outlasts Monica Niculescu while Galina Voskoboeva losses to Agnieszka Radwańska and Romina Oprandi went to Julia Görges. Iveta Benešová takes out qualifier Nina Bratchikova in straight sets. In the evening, Li Na advanced to the fourth round after Anabel Medina Garrigues was forced to retire during the first set because of a right ankle injury while Kim Clijsters defeats Daniela Hantuchová advancing to the fourth round.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Slovakia Lukáš Lacko [Q] 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Switzerland Roger Federer [3] Croatia Ivo Karlović 7–6(8–6), 7–5, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round Serbia Jelena Janković [13] United States Christina McHale 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round Australia Bernard Tomic Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov [13] 4–6, 7–6(7–0), 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round China Li Na [5] Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues [26] 3–0 retired
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Germany Mona Barthel 6–2, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1] Romania Monica Niculescu [31] 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Spain Feliciano López [18] United States John Isner [16] 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–7(0–7), 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [20] 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [11] Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 6–2, 6–3, 6–0
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 2nd Round India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štepánek
Italy Simone Bolelli [14]
Italy Fabio Fognini [14]
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Women's Singles 3rd Round Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [8] Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7] South Africa Kevin Anderson [30] 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1), 6–1
Men's Doubles 2nd Round Sweden Robert Lindstedt [7]
Romania Horia Tecău [7]
Australia Colin Ebelthite
Australia Marinko Matosevic
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 6 (21 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] Russia Maria Kirilenko [27] 6–0, 1–0 retired[14]
Women's Singles 3rd Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Germany Angelique Kerber [30] 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] France Nicolas Mahut 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
Men's Doubles 3rd Round India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
Australia Carsten Ball
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round United States Serena Williams [12] Hungary Gréta Arn 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC] Canada Milos Raonic [23] 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Portugal Frederico Gil 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round Serbia Ana Ivanovic [21] United States Vania King 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Germany Sabine Lisicki [14] Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [18] 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] France Michaël Llodra 6–4, 6–2, 6–0
Legends Doubles Iran Mansour Bahrami
France Cédric Pioline
Australia Pat Cash
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
2–6, 6–2, [13–11]
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Legend Doubles France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Richard Fromberg
6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Russia Ekaterina Makarova Russia Vera Zvonareva [7] 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round France Richard Gasquet [17] Serbia Janko Tipsarević [9] 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin France Gaël Monfils [14] 6–2, 7–5, 5–7, 1–6, 6–4
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 7 (22 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th Round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Spain Feliciano López [18] 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] China Li Na [5] 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round Switzerland Roger Federer [3] Australia Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1] Serbia Jelena Janković [13] 6–0, 7–5
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 3rd Round United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
United Kingdom Colin Fleming [15]
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins [15]
6–4, 0–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [8] Germany Julia Görges [22] 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 4th Round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7] Spain Nicolás Almagro [10] 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)
Men's Legends Doubles Australia Wayne Arthurs
Austria Thomas Muster
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–5, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Argentina Gisela Dulko [4]
Italy Flavia Pennetta [4]
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Legends Doubles Australia Nicole Bradtke
United States Martina Navratilova
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Croatia Iva Majoli
6–1, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 1st Round Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Japan Kei Nishikori
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Eduardo Schwank
6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 4th Round Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [11] Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Mixed Doubles 1st Round Australia Casey Dellacqua [WC]
Australia Matthew Ebden [WC]
Australia Olivia Rogowska [WC]
Australia Marinko Matosevic [WC]
6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 8 (23 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] Serbia Ana Ivanovic [21] 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Men's Singles 4th Round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 6–1, 6–1, 1–0 retired
Women's Singles 4th Round Russia Ekaterina Makarova United States Serena Williams [12] 6–2, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round United States Lisa Raymond [4]
India Rohan Bopanna [4]
Australia Casey Dellacqua [WC]
Australia Matthew Ebden [WC]
6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Germany Sabine Lisicki [14] 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC] 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Legends Doubles France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 4th Round Japan Kei Nishikori [24] France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] 2–6, 6–2, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Spain David Ferrer [5] France Richard Gasquet [17] 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká [7]
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Ayumi Morita
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Italy Sara Errani China Zheng Jie 6–2, 6–1
Women's Doubles 3rd Round India Sania Mirza [6]
Russia Elena Vesnina [6]
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová [12]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [12]
7–5, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi [7]
Serbia Jelena Janković [WC]
Australia Bernard Tomic [WC]
6–3, 6–3
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 9 (24 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Doubles Australia Wayne Arthurs
Austria Thomas Muster
Australia Pat Cash
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [8] 6–7(0–7), 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1] 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Switzerland Roger Federer [3] Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [11] 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7] 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–3
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg [6]
Poland Marcin Matkowski [6]
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–3
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Sweden Robert Lindstedt [7]
Romania Horia Tecău [7]
United States Scott Lipsky [13]
United States Rajeev Ram [13]
6–4, 6–4
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals India Sania Mirza [6]
Russia Elena Vesnina [6]
United States Liezel Huber [2]
United States Lisa Raymond [2]
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Women's Legends Doubles United States Tracy Austin
Austria Barbara Schett
Australia Nicole Bradtke
United States Martina Navratilova
2–6, 7–6(11–9), [10–4]
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 10 (25 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] Italy Sara Errani 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Russia Ekaterina Makarova 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles Quarterfinals United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] Japan Kei Nishikori [24] 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] Spain David Ferrer [5] 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Mixed's Doubles Quarterfinals India Sania Mirza [6]
India Mahesh Bhupathi [6]
United States Liezel Huber
United Kingdom Colin Fleming
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Belarus Max Mirnyi [2]
Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
Mexico Santiago González [12]
Germany Christopher Kas [12]
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štepánek
United States Eric Butorac [10]
Brazil Bruno Soares [10]
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Doubles Semifinals Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
India Sania Mirza [6]
Russia Elena Vesnina [6]
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–4
Women's Doubles Semifinals Italy Sara Errani [11]
Italy Roberta Vinci [11]
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká [7]
5–7, 7–5, 6–1
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Brazil Bruno Soares
United States Abigail Spears
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
6–3, 6–2
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Daniele Bracciali
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi[7]
6–1, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 11 (26 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Semifinals United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
Sweden Robert Lindstedt [7]
Romania Horia Tecău [7]
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Women's Singles Semifinals Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Belgium Kim Clijsters [11] 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Women's Singles Semifinals Russia Maria Sharapova [4] Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2] 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Men's Singles Semifinals Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Switzerland Roger Federer [3] 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Exhibition Doubles Semifinals Switzerland Martina Hingis
Australia Pat Cash
United States Martina Navratilova
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
9–8(7–4)
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles Quarterfinals Australia Luke Saville [1] United Kingdom Kyle Edmund [7] 7–5, 7–5
Men's Doubles Semifinals India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Belarus Max Mirnyi [2]
Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Legends' Doubles Australia Pat Cash
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Romania Horia Tecău [8]
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–1, [13–11]
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Russia Elena Vesnina [5]
India Leander Paes [5]
United States Lisa Raymond [4]
India Rohan Bopanna [4]
6–2, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 12 (27 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Mixed Doubles Semifinals United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Romania Horia Tecău [8]
India Sania Mirza [6]
India Mahesh Bhupathi [6]
6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles Final Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Italy Sara Errani [11]
Italy Roberta Vinci [11]
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles Semifinals Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 13 (28 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Girls' Singles Final United States Taylor Townsend [14] Russia Yulia Putintseva [4] 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Boys' Singles Final Australia Luke Saville [1] Canada Filip Peliwo 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Women's Singles Final Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3] Russia Maria Sharapova [4] 6–3, 6–0
Men's Doubles Final India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
United States Bob Bryan [1]
United States Mike Bryan [1]
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 14 (29 January)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Mixed Doubles Final United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Romania Horia Tecău [8]
Russia Elena Vesnina [5]
India Leander Paes [5]
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Men's Singles Final Serbia Novak Djokovic [1] Spain Rafael Nadal [2] 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Events[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Novak Djokovic was the defending champion[18] and won in the final 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5 against Rafael Nadal entering the season as reigning world number 1 for the first time of his career. It was the longest match in the history of the Australian Open, and in fact, the longest ever singles final in the Open Era in Grand Slam history; clocked at 5 hours and 53 minutes and ending after midnight with Nadal memorable saying after the match "good morning."[19] It marked the fifth Grand Slam of his career and his 3rd Australian Open. It also marked the first time that he had defended a Grand Slam title. After winning the 2012 Australian Open, Djokovic had an opportunity to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time, after winning the previous two in 2011. Nadal went on to become the first player to lose three Grand Slam finals in a row in the Open Era.[20]

Championship match result Serbia Novak Djokovic defeated Spain Rafael Nadal, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5

Women's Singles[edit]

Victoria Azarenka won her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam in singles, by defeating Maria Sharapova in the final. She also became the 21st player to be ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on 30 January 2012 as a result of this win. It was Azarenka's 2nd title of the year and 10th of her career.

Championship match result Belarus Victoria Azarenka defeated Russia Maria Sharapova, 6–3, 6–0

Men's Doubles[edit]

India Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek defeated United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan, 7–6(7–1), 6–2

Women's Doubles[edit]

Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Russia Vera Zvonareva defeated Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Romania Horia Tecău defeated Russia Elena Vesnina / India Leander Paes, 6–3, 5–7, [10–3]

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Australia Luke Saville defeated Canada Filip Peliwo, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Taylor Townsend defeated Russia Yulia Putintseva, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Boys' Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Liam Broady / United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert defeated Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek / Croatia Filip Veger, 6–3, 6–2

Girls' Doubles[edit]

United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend defeated Russia Irina Khromacheva / Montenegro Danka Kovinić, 5–7, 7–5, [10–6]

Other events[edit]

Wheelchair Men's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Maikel Scheffers defeated France Nicolas Peifer, 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0

Wheelchair Women's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Netherlands Aniek van Koot, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Quad Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Peter Norfolk defeated United States David Wagner, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Wheelchair Men's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Ronald Vink / Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan defeated France Stéphane Houdet / France Nicolas Peifer, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1

Wheelchair Women's Doubles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven defeated Netherlands Aniek van Koot / Netherlands Marjolein Buis, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

Wheelchair Quad Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne / United Kingdom Peter Norfolk defeated United States David Wagner / Israel Noam Gershony, 6–4, 6–2

Broadcast[edit]

The host broadcaster of the event was the Seven Network which ran all day and night coverage on its primary channel and its digital channel 7Two from 11 am until the close of play around midnight Melbourne time. 2012 is the first year Seven has aired live primetime play across the entire country, switching coverage to 7Two for various live news and Today Tonight broadcasts in different timezones of Australia. Associated media partnership Yahoo!7 (co-owned by Seven and Yahoo!) saw more than 100 000 viewers "check-in" to live match coverage via the Fango mobile app,[21] with check-ins peaking during the Hewitt vs. Djokovic match in the Open's fourth round.

The event was also shown in Australia on Fox Sports which broadcast secondary matches live.

Players[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Singles Seeds[edit]

Seeds and Rankings are as of 9 January 2012 and Points are as of 16 January 2012.[22]

Men's Singles[edit]
Sd Rk[23] Player[24] Points[23]
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Serbia Novak Djokovic
13,630
2,000
2,000
13,630
Champion, won in the final against Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal
9,595
360
1,200
10,435
Runner-up, Final lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3 Switzerland Roger Federer
8,010
720
720
8,010
Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray
7,380
1,200
720
6,900
Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
5 5 Spain David Ferrer
4,925
720
360
4,565
Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
6 6 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4,335
90
180
4,425
Fourth round lost to Japan Kei Nishikori [24]
7 7 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
3,700
360
360
3,700
Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
8 8 United States Mardy Fish
2,965
45
45
2,965
Second round lost to Colombia Alejandro Falla
9 9 Serbia Janko Tipsarević
2,655
45
90
2,700
Third round lost to France Richard Gasquet [17]
10 10 Spain Nicolás Almagro
2,380
180
180
2,380
Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7]
11 11 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
2,315
45
360
2,630
Quarterfinals lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [3]
12 12 France Gilles Simon
2,005
45
45
2,005
Second round lost to France Julien Benneteau
13 14 Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
2,030
360
90
1,760
Third round lost to Australia Bernard Tomic
14 15 France Gaël Monfils
1,970
90
90
1,970
Third round lost to Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin
15 16 United States Andy Roddick
1,880
180
45
1,745
Second round retired against Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC]
16 17 United States John Isner
1,800
90
90
1,800
Third round lost to Spain Feliciano López [18]
17 18 France Richard Gasquet
1,765
90
180
1,855
Fourth round lost to Spain David Ferrer [5]
18 19 Spain Feliciano López
1,755
45
180
1,890
Fourth round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
19 21 Serbia Viktor Troicki
1,595
90
45
1,550
Second round lost to Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin
20 22 Germany Florian Mayer
1,630
45
0
1,585
withdrew due to hip strain[25]
21 23 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
1,615
360
90
1,345
Third round lost to Spain Nicolás Almagro [10]
22 24 Spain Fernando Verdasco
1,550
180
10
1,380
First round lost to Australia Bernard Tomic
23 25 Canada Milos Raonic
1,460
205
90
1,345
Third round lost to Australia Lleyton Hewitt [WC]
24 26 Japan Kei Nishikori
1,410
90
360
1,680
Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [4]
25 27 Argentina Juan Mónaco
1,335
45
10
1,300
First round lost to Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
26 28 Spain Marcel Granollers
1,315
10
45
1,350
Second round lost to Portugal Frederico Gil
27 29 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
1,270
10
90
1,350
Third round lost to Spain David Ferrer [5]
28 30 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
1,270
90
10
1,190
First round lost to Slovakia Lukáš Lacko [Q]
29 31 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
1,230
45
10
1,195
First round lost to France Nicolas Mahut
30 32 South Africa Kevin Anderson
1,190
10
90
1,270
Third round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [7]
31 33 Austria Jürgen Melzer
1,170
180
10
1,000
First round lost to Croatia Ivo Karlović
32 34 Russia Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
1,135
45
45
1,135
Second round lost to France Michaël Llodra
Withdrawn players (Men's Singles)[edit]
Rank Player Points
Points defending
New points Withdrew due to
13 Sweden Robin Söderling
2,120
180
1,940
mononucleosis[26]
20 Croatia Marin Čilić
1,665
180
1,485
patella tendon injury[27]
Women's Singles[edit]
Sd Rk[23] Player[24] Points[23]
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7,485
900
500
7,085
Quarterfinals lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [11]
2 2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
7,290
500
900
7,690
Semifinals lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [4]
3 3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6,865
280
2,000
8,585
Champion, won in the final against Russia Maria Sharapova [4]
4 4 Russia Maria Sharapova
6,440
280
1,400
7,560
Runner-up, Final lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3]
5 5 China Li Na
5,570
1,400
280
4,450
Fourth round lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [11]
6 6 Australia Samantha Stosur
5,585
160
5
5,430
First round lost to Romania Sorana Cîrstea
7 7 Russia Vera Zvonareva
5,435
900
160
4,695
Third round lost to Russia Ekaterina Makarova
8 8 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
5,330
500
500
5,330
Quarterfinals lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3]
9 9 France Marion Bartoli
4,710
100
160
4,770
Third round lost to China Zheng Jie
10 11 Italy Francesca Schiavone
4,040
500
100
3,640
Second round lost to Italy Romina Oprandi
11 12 Belgium Kim Clijsters
3,041
2,000
900
1,941
Semifinals lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [3]
12 13 United States Serena Williams
3,300
0
280
3,580
Fourth round lost to Russia Ekaterina Makarova
13 14 Serbia Jelena Janković
3,115
100
280
3,295
Fourth round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1]
14 15 Germany Sabine Lisicki
2,903
(40)
280
3,143
Fourth round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [4]
15 16 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2,795
160
100
2,735
Second round lost to United States Vania King
16 17 China Peng Shuai
2,760
280
100
2,580
Second round lost to Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
17 18 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
2,695
160
100
2,635
Second round lost to Hungary Gréta Arn
18 19 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
2,646
280
160
2,526
Third round lost to Germany Sabine Lisicki [14]
19 20 Italy Flavia Pennetta
2,570
280
5
2,295
First round lost to Russia Nina Bratchikova [Q]
20 21 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
2,295
5
160
2,450
Third round lost to Belgium Kim Clijsters [11]
21 22 Serbia Ana Ivanovic
2,260
5
280
2,535
Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2]
22 23 Germany Julia Görges
2,225
160
280
2,345
Fourth round lost to Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [8]
23 24 Italy Roberta Vinci
2,115
5
100
2,210
Second round lost to China Zheng Jie
24 25 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
2,120
160
5
1,965
First round lost to United States Christina McHale
25 26 Estonia Kaia Kanepi
2,049
100
100
2,049
Second round lost to Russia Ekaterina Makarova
26 27 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
1,950
5
160
2,105
Third round retired against China Li Na [5]
27 28 Russia Maria Kirilenko
1,930
100
160
1,990
Third round retired against Czech Republic Petra Kvitová [2]
28 29 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
2,050
100
5
1,955
First round lost to Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
29 30 Russia Nadia Petrova
1,765
160
100
1,705
Second round lost to Italy Sara Errani
30 31 Germany Angelique Kerber
1,810
5
160
1,965
Third round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [4]
31 32 Romania Monica Niculescu
1,725
160
160
1,725
Third round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [1]
32 33 Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
1,666
(18)
100
1,748
Second round lost to Germany Mona Barthel
Withdrawn players (Women's Singles)[edit]
Rank Player Points
Points defending
New points Withdrew due to
10 Germany Andrea Petkovic
4,500
500
4,000
stress fracture[28]

Main Draw Wildcard Entries[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Qualifying entries[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Below is a list of the sixteen seeds for the boys and girls singles and the eight qualifiers for each event.

Singles Seeds[edit]

Wheelchair Tennis[edit]

The field consisted of top seven ranked players in the men's and women's singles, the three top three ranked players in the quad singles category and one wildcard was chosen for each draw.[29]

Singles Seeds[edit]

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External links[edit]

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