2012 French Open – Women's Singles

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2012 French Open
Champion   Russia Maria Sharapova
Runner-up   Italy Sara Errani
Final score   6–3, 6–2
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Li Na was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova, the first time a defending champion was defeated by a qualifier in the tournament's history.

Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani 6–3, 6–2 in the final, winning her first French Open title and completing the career grand slam.[1] As a result of reaching the final, Sharapova returned to World No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time since 2008.[2] It was her first Grand Slam since winning the 2008 Australian Open and her first since major shoulder surgery which threatened to end her career four years prior.

Seeds[edit]

 1.  Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
 2.  Russia Maria Sharapova (Champion)
 3.  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Third round)
 4.  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Semifinals)
 5.  United States Serena Williams (First round)
 6.  Australia Samantha Stosur (Semifinals)
 7.  China Li Na (Fourth round)
 8.  France Marion Bartoli (Second round)
 9.  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
10.  Germany Angelique Kerber (Quarterfinals)
11.  Russia Vera Zvonareva (withdrew because of a right shoulder injury)
12.  Germany Sabine Lisicki (First round)
13.  Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
14.  Italy Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
15.  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Quarterfinals)
16.  Russia Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
17.  Italy Roberta Vinci (First round)
18.  Italy Flavia Pennetta (Third round)
19.  Serbia Jelena Janković (Second round)
20.  Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (Second round)
21.  Italy Sara Errani (Final)
22.  Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Third round)
23.  Estonia Kaia Kanepi (Quarterfinals)
24.  Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská (Second round)
25.  Germany Julia Görges (Third round)
26.  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
27.  Russia Nadia Petrova (Third round)
28.  China Peng Shuai (Third round)
29.  Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round)
30.  Germany Mona Barthel (First round)
31.  China Zheng Jie (Second round)
32.  Romania Monica Niculescu (First round)

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

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  15  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 4 1  
6  Australia Samantha Stosur 6 6  
  6  Australia Samantha Stosur 5 6 3  
  21  Italy Sara Errani 7 1 6  
21  Italy Sara Errani 6 77
  10  Germany Angelique Kerber 3 62  
    21  Italy Sara Errani 3 2
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6
  Q  Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 6 2 4  
4  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 3 6 6  
  4  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 3 3
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6  
23  Estonia Kaia Kanepi 2 3
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Belarus V Azarenka 66 6 6  
 Italy A Brianti 78 4 2     1  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
WC  France C Garcia 6 4 3   Q  Germany D Pfizenmaier 1 1  
Q  Germany D Pfizenmaier 3 6 6       1  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
Q  Canada H El Tabakh 5 2        Canada A Wozniak 4 4  
 Canada A Wozniak 7 6      Canada A Wozniak 6 6
 France A Cornet 4 4   31  China J Zheng 2 4  
31  China J Zheng 6 6       1  Belarus V Azarenka 2 64
20  Czech Republic L Šafářová 6 6       15  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 77
 Belarus A Yakimova 2 0     20  Czech Republic L Šafářová 4 5  
 Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 4 6 8    Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 7  
Q  Czech Republic E Birnerová 6 4 6        Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 2 1
 United States V King 6 6       15  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  
 Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 2      United States V King 0 2
WC  France K Mladenovic 2 1   15  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  
15  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12  Germany S Lisicki 4 3  
 United States B Mattek-Sands 6 6      United States B Mattek-Sands 1 1  
 Russia E Makarova 4 66    United States S Stephens 6 6  
 United States S Stephens 6 78        United States S Stephens 6 6  
 France M Johansson 5 78 6        France M Johansson 3 2  
 Australia A Rodionova 7 66 4      France M Johansson 77 6
 Romania S Halep 1 3   24  Czech Republic P Cetkovská 61 2  
24  Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6        United States S Stephens 5 4
27  Russia N Petrova 6 6       6  Australia S Stosur 7 6
 Czech Republic I Benešová 3 3     27  Russia N Petrova 6 6  
 Spain L Pous Tió 4 6 1    South Africa C Scheepers 3 3  
 South Africa C Scheepers 6 2 6       27  Russia N Petrova 3 3
 United States I Falconi 3 6 6       6  Australia S Stosur 6 6  
 Romania E Gallovits-Hall 6 3 1      United States I Falconi 1 4
 United Kingdom E Baltacha 4 0   6  Australia S Stosur 6 6  
6  Australia S Stosur 6 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
 Serbia B Jovanovski 1 0     3  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
 United States V Williams 4 6 6    United States V Williams 2 3  
 Argentina P Ormaechea 6 1 3       3  Poland A Radwańska 1 2  
Q  Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 6 710       26  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
 Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 68     Q  Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 4 64
 Croatia M Lučić 1 3   26  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 77  
26  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6       26  Russia S Kuznetsova 0 5
21  Italy S Errani 4 6 6       21  Italy S Errani 6 7
 Australia C Dellacqua 6 2 2     21  Italy S Errani 6 6  
WC  United States M Oudin 6 6   WC  United States M Oudin 2 3  
 Sweden J Larsson 3 3       21  Italy S Errani 1 7 6
 Canada S Dubois 2 2       13  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 5 3  
 Israel S Pe'er 6 6      Israel S Pe'er 2 2
Q  Spain L Arruabarrena Vecino 1 1   13  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
13  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  Germany A Kerber 6 6  
Q  China S Zhang 3 4     10  Germany A Kerber 6 6  
 Switzerland R Oprandi 4 1    Belarus O Govortsova 3 2  
 Belarus O Govortsova 6 6       10  Germany A Kerber 4 6 6  
 Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 3 7 4       18  Italy F Pennetta 6 3 2  
Q  United States A Glatch 6 5 6     Q  United States A Glatch 3 1
 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 77 4 2   18  Italy F Pennetta 6 6  
18  Italy F Pennetta 63 6 6       10  Germany A Kerber 6 7
29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6        Croatia P Martić 3 5
LL  United Kingdom L Robson 2 1     29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6  
 Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 4 5   WC  France I Pavlovic 3 2  
WC  France I Pavlovic 6 7       29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 2 1
 Croatia P Martić 6 7        Croatia P Martić 6 6  
 Netherlands M Krajicek 2 5      Croatia P Martić 6 3 6
Q  Czech Republic K Plíšková 3 3   8  France M Bartoli 2 6 3  
8  France M Bartoli 6 6  

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  China N Li 6 6  
 Romania S Cîrstea 2 1     7  China N Li 6 6  
 Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 5    France S Foretz Gacon 0 2  
 France S Foretz Gacon 6 7       7  China N Li 3 6 6  
 United States C McHale 2 6 6        United States C McHale 6 2 1  
Q  Netherlands K Bertens 6 4 4      United States C McHale 6 6
Q  United States L Davis 6 6   Q  United States L Davis 1 3  
30  Germany M Barthel 1 1       7  China N Li 6 2 0
17  Italy R Vinci 2 6 3       Q  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 3 6 6
 Sweden S Arvidsson 6 4 6      Sweden S Arvidsson 1 0  
Q  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 6   Q  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 6  
 Luxembourg M Minella 3 4       Q  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 7
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 0 3        Spain C Suárez Navarro 4 5  
 Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6      Spain C Suárez Navarro 4 6 6
 Hungary T Babos 1 0   LL  Kazakhstan S Karatantcheva 6 4 1  
LL  Kazakhstan S Karatantcheva 6 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
 Japan K Date-Krumm 3 1     14  Italy F Schiavone 2 6 6  
 Bulgaria T Pironkova 3 6 6    Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 3 1  
 Belgium Y Wickmayer 6 0 3       14  Italy F Schiavone 6 3 6  
 United States V Lepchenko 6 66 6        United States V Lepchenko 3 6 8  
 Kazakhstan K Pervak 2 78 4      United States V Lepchenko 77 4 6
 Austria P Mayr-Achleitner 6 1 5   19  Serbia J Janković 64 6 4  
19  Serbia J Janković 1 6 7        United States V Lepchenko 2 1
32  Romania M Niculescu 6 3 3       4  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
 Russia N Bratchikova 0 6 6      Russia N Bratchikova 3 6 7  
 Russia V Dushevina 4 1   WC  France C Feuerstein 6 3 5  
WC  France C Feuerstein 6 6        Russia N Bratchikova 2 6 1
 France P Parmentier 4 3       4  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 4 6  
 Poland U Radwańska 6 6      Poland U Radwańska 1 3
WC  Australia A Barty 1 2   4  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
4  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States S Williams 6 65 3  
 France V Razzano 4 77 6      France V Razzano 3 63  
 Netherlands A Rus 6 4    Netherlands A Rus 6 77  
 United States J Hampton 4 3r        Netherlands A Rus 77 2 6  
 Russia E Vesnina 2 4       25  Germany J Görges 65 6 2  
Q  United Kingdom H Watson 6 6     Q  United Kingdom H Watson 3 4
 Czech Republic L Hradecká 61 4   25  Germany J Görges 6 6  
25  Germany J Görges 77 6        Netherlands A Rus 1 6 0
23  Estonia K Kanepi 6 6       23  Estonia K Kanepi 6 4 6
 Russia A Panova 3 3     23  Estonia K Kanepi 6 6  
 Romania I-C Begu 7 5 6    Romania I-C Begu 4 1  
WC  France A Rezaï 5 7 2       23  Estonia K Kanepi 6 63 6
 Australia J Gajdošová 6 4       9  Denmark C Wozniacki 1 77 3  
 Slovakia M Rybáriková 3 1r      Australia J Gajdošová 1 4
 Greece E Daniilidou 0 1   9  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
9  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Russia M Kirilenko 6 6  
WC  France V Larrière 1 2     16  Russia M Kirilenko 4 6 3  
 Czech Republic K Zakopalová 6 6    Czech Republic K Zakopalová 6 3 6  
 Ukraine L Tsurenko 2 1        Czech Republic K Zakopalová 6 7  
 United Kingdom A Keothavong 1 2       22  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 5  
 Hungary M Czink 6 6      Hungary M Czink 6 3 3
 Hungary G Arn 4 4   22  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 4 6 6  
22  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6        Czech Republic K Zakopalová 4 77 2
28  China S Peng 6 6       2  Russia M Sharapova 6 65 6
 Austria T Paszek 4 3     28  China S Peng 6 6  
 New Zealand M Erakovic 5 5    Spain L Domínguez Lino 4 3  
 Spain L Domínguez Lino 7 7       28  China S Peng 2 1
 Slovenia P Hercog 6 4 3       2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
 Japan A Morita 3 6 6      Japan A Morita 1 1
 Romania A Cadanțu 0 0   2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria Sharapova wins French Open to complete career grand slam". The Guardian. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Maria Sharapova celebrates one of her sweetest grand slam wins after having feared for future". Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.