2012 Citi Open

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2012 Citi Open
Date:   July 28 – August 5
Edition:   44th (men) / 2nd (women)
Category:   ATP World Tour 500 (men)
WTA International (women)
Surface:   Hard
Location:   Washington, D.C., United States
Champions
Men's Singles
Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
Women's Singles
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Men's Doubles
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey / United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Women's Doubles
Japan Shuko Aoyama / Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
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The 2012 Citi Open (known as such for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 44th edition (for the men) and the 2nd edition (for the women) of the event known that year as the Citi Open (previously known on the men's tour as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic), and was part of the ATP World Tour 500 series of the 2012 ATP World Tour, and of the WTA International tournaments of the 2012 WTA Tour. It took place at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington, D.C., United States, from July 28 to August 5, 2012, running concurrently with the tennis event at the London Summer Olympics.

ATP singles main draw entrants[edit]

The singles field was headlined by Mardy Fish (left) and Alexandr Dolgopolov (right). Fish opted out of the London Olympics to focus on the hardcourt lead-ups to the US Open,[1] while Dolgopolov was not selected by the Ukrainian tennis federation to compete in the Games.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The following players were seeded in the main singles draw, following the ATP Rankings of July 23, 2012:[3]

Country Player Ranking Seeds
 USA Mardy Fish 13 1
 UKR Alexandr Dolgopolov 17 2
 RSA Kevin Anderson 33 3
 GER Tommy Haas 35 4
 ESP Pablo Andújar 37 5
 FRA Jérémy Chardy 46 6
 FRA Benoît Paire 50 7
 USA Sam Querrey 57 8

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

ATP doubles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
 MEX Santiago González  USA Scott Lipsky 65 1
 COL Robert Farah  PAK Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 73 2
 USA Eric Butorac  AUS Paul Hanley 78 3
 CZE František Čermák  AUT Julian Knowle 78 4
  • Rankings are as of July 23, 2012

Other entrants[edit]

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pair received entry as alternates:

Withdrawals[edit]

WTA singles main draw entrants[edit]

The singles field was headlined by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (left) and Chanelle Scheepers (right), neither of whom has been selected for the London Olympics, Pavlyuchenkova because four Russian players had already made the cut, and Scheepers because she chose not to fulfill the Fed Cup requirements to play the Games.[4]

Seeds[edit]

The following players were seeded in the main singles draw, following the WTA Rankings of July 23, 2012:[5]

Country Player Ranking Seeds
 RUS Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 28 1
 RSA Chanelle Scheepers 42 2
 USA Sloane Stephens 52 3
 USA Vania King 56 4
 CZE Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 60 5
 CZE Iveta Benešová 61 6
 USA Coco Vandeweghe 70 7
 BLR Olga Govortsova 81 8

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wild cards into the main singles draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

Withdrawals[edit]

WTA doubles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
 BLR Olga Govortsova  RUS Alla Kudryavtseva 105 1
 CZE Karolína Plíšková  CZE Kristýna Plíšková 193 2
 USA Lindsay Lee-Waters  USA Megan Moulton-Levy 194 3
 GRE Eleni Daniilidou  ITA Karin Knapp 293 4
  • 1 Rankings are as of July 23, 2012

Other entrants[edit]

The following pair received wildcard into the doubles main draw:

Retirements[edit]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov def. Germany Tommy Haas, 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–1

  • It was Dolgopolov's first singles title of the year, and the second of his career.

Women's singles[edit]

Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková def. Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6–1, 6–1

  • It was Rybáriková's first singles title of the year, and the third of her career.

Men's doubles[edit]

Philippines Treat Conrad Huey / United Kingdom Dominic Inglot def. South Africa Kevin Anderson / United States Sam Querrey, 7–6(9–7), 6–7(9–11), [10–5]

  • It was Huey's first doubles title of the year, and of his career.
  • It was Inglot's first doubles title of the year, and of his career.

Women's doubles[edit]

Japan Shuko Aoyama / Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen def. United States Irina Falconi / South Africa Chanelle Scheepers, 7–5, 6–2

  • It was Aoyama's first doubles title of the year, and of her career.
  • It was Chang's second doubles title of the year, and the third of her career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ticker (2012-04-24). "Fish likely won't compete in Olympics". TENNIS.com. Miller Sports Group LLC. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  2. ^ Ubha, Ravi (2012-07-25). "Dolgopolov laments Olympic decision". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  3. ^ Clarke, Liz. "Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey headline made over Citi Open". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Tennis greats bemoan SA duo". sport24.co.za. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 WTA Singles Field". Citi Open. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 

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