2012 WTA Premier tournaments

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The 2012 WTA Premier tournaments are 21 of the tennis tournaments on the 2012 WTA Tour. The WTA Tour is the elite tour for women's professional tennis. The WTA Premier tournaments are divided into three levels which all rank below the Grand Slam events and above the WTA International tournaments.

Schedule[edit]

Premier Mandatory[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March
(2 weeks)
BNP Paribas Open
United States Indian Wells, USA
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 6–3
Russia Maria Sharapova Germany Angelique Kerber
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
China Li Na
France Marion Bartoli
Russia Maria Kirilenko
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–3
India Sania Mirza
Russia Elena Vesnina
21 March
(2 weeks)
Sony Ericsson Open
United States Miami, USA
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
Russia Maria Sharapova France Marion Bartoli
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Venus Williams
United States Serena Williams
China Li Na
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova

7–6(7–0), 4–6, [10–4]
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7 May Mutua Madrid Open
Spain Madrid, Spain
United States Serena Williams
6–1, 6–3
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
China Li Na
United States Varvara Lepchenko
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Maria Sharapova
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
1 October China Open
China Beijing, China
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
Russia Maria Sharapova France Marion Bartoli
China Li Na
Switzerland Romina Oprandi
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Germany Angelique Kerber
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina

7–5, 7–5
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
India Sania Mirza

Premier 5[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 February Qatar Ladies Open
Qatar Doha, Qatar
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–1, 6–2
Australia Samantha Stosur Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
France Marion Bartoli
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
United States Christina McHale
Romania Monica Niculescu
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–1
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
14 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Italy Rome, Italy
Russia Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
China Li Na United States Serena Williams
Germany Angelique Kerber
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
United States Venus Williams
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–2, 7–5
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6 August Rogers Cup
Canada Montréal, Canada
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
China Li Na Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Austria Tamira Paszek
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
Italy Roberta Vinci
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
France Kristina Mladenovic

7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
13 August Western & Southern Open
United States Cincinnati, USA
China Li Na
1–6, 6–3, 6–1
Germany Angelique Kerber United States Venus Williams
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
United States Serena Williams
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká

6–1, 6–3
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
China Jie Zheng
24 September Toray Pan Pacific Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska Germany Angelique Kerber
Australia Samantha Stosur
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Italy Sara Errani
Russia Maria Sharapova
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears

6–1, 6–4
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke

Premier[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 January 2012 Brisbane International
Australia Brisbane, Australia
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
6–2, 6–1
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Belgium Kim Clijsters
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
United States Serena Williams
Serbia Jelena Janković
Germany Andrea Petkovic
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja

7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
9 January 2012 Apia International Sydney
Australia Sydney, Australia
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 1–6, 6–3
China Li Na Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
France Marion Bartoli
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–1, 4–6, [13–11]
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6 February Open GDF Suez
France Paris, France
Germany Angelique Kerber
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–3
France Marion Bartoli Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Russia Maria Sharapova
Germany Mona Barthel
Germany Julia Görges
Italy Roberta Vinci
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond

7–6(7–3), 6–1
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Croatia Petra Martić
20 February Barclays Dubai Tennis
Championships

United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
Germany Julia Görges Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Serbia Jelena Janković
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Australia Samantha Stosur
Germany Sabine Lisicki
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–1
India Sania Mirza
Russia Elena Vesnina
2 April Family Circle Cup
United States Charleston, USA
United States Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová Slovenia Polona Hercog
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Germany Sabine Lisicki
United States Venus Williams
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová

5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
23 April Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–4
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Germany Mona Barthel
China Li Na
Germany Angelique Kerber
Australia Samantha Stosur
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová

6–4, 7–5
Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
21 May Brussels Open
Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–0
Romania Simona Halep Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Poland Urszula Radwańska
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
India Sania Mirza

6–3, 6–2
Poland Alicja Rosolska
China Jie Zheng
18 June Aegon International
United Kingdom Eastbourne, UK
Austria Tamira Paszek
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Germany Angelique Kerber France Marion Bartoli
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez

6–4, ret.
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
9 July Bank of the West Classic
United States Stanford, USA
United States Serena Williams
7–5, 6–3
United States Coco Vandeweghe Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Poland Urszula Radwańska
France Marion Bartoli
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
United Kingdom Heather Watson

7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
United States Vania King
16 July Mercury Insurance Open
United States San Diego, USA
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
6–1, 7–5
France Marion Bartoli Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Christina McHale
Serbia Jelena Janković
United States Varvara Lepchenko
Poland Urszula Radwańska
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears

6–2, 6–4
United States Vania King
Russia Nadia Petrova
20 August New Haven Open at Yale
United States New Haven, USA
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
7–6(11–9), 7–5
Russia Maria Kirilenko Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Italy Sara Errani
Belarus Olga Govortsova
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
France Marion Bartoli
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond

4–6, 6–0, [10–4]
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
15 October Kremlin Cup
Russia Moscow, Russia
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
Australia Samantha Stosur Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina

6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova