2012 WTA Tour

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2012 WTA Tour
Azarenka won her first slam at the Australian Open
Azarenka won her first slam at the Australian Open
Details
Duration December 31, 2011 – November 4
Edition 42nd
Tournaments 57
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
Summer Olympics
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International tournaments (29)
Achievements
Most tournament titles United States Serena Williams (7)
Most tournament finals Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Maria Sharapova (9)
Prize money leader Belarus Victoria Azarenka ($7,928,920)
Points leader Belarus Victoria Azarenka (10,595)
Awards
Player of the year United States Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the year Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Most improved player of the year Italy Sara Errani
Newcomer of the year United Kingdom Laura Robson
Comeback player of the year Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
2011
2013
Victoria Azarenka (left) claimed her first Grand Slam title at the 2012 Australian Open, defeating Maria Sharapova to become the new World No. 1. Sharapova (middle) rebounded at the 2012 French Open, completing a career Grand Slam by defeating Sara Errani in the final. At Wimbledon and the US Open, Serena Williams (right) won her fourteenth and fifteen Grand Slam titles beating Agnieszka Radwańska and Azarenka respectively, in the final to earn her fifth Wimbledon and fourth US Open victory. And at the Summer Olympic Games, Serena Williams won the gold medal defeating Maria Sharapova to become the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam in singles.

The 2012 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2012 tennis season. The 2012 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tournament of Champions), and the tennis event at the London Summer Olympic Games. Also included in the 2012 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.[1]

Schedule[edit]

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2012 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 2 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 Czech Republic
2–0
 France
Round Robin (Group A)
 Bulgaria
 Denmark
 United States
Round Robin (Group B)
 Spain
 Australia
 China
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$655,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
China Zheng Jie
2–6, 6–3, 2–0 retired[a]
Italy Flavia Pennetta Germany Angelique Kerber
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Russia Elena Vesnina
Italy Sara Errani
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká

6–7(2–7), 6–2, [10–7]
Germany Julia Görges
Italy Flavia Pennetta
January 9 Apia International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Moorilla Hobart International
{Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Mona Barthel
6–1, 6–2
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Israel Shahar Pe'er
Germany Angelique Kerber
Romania Simona Halep
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu

6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
January 16
January 23
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$12,122,762 – Hard
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Legends Doubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–0
Russia Maria Sharapova Belgium Kim Clijsters
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Italy Sara Errani
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Vera Zvonareva

5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Romania Horia Tecău

6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Russia Elena Vesnina
India Leander Paes
January 30 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinals
Moscow, Russia – Hard (i)
Charleroi, Belgium – Hard (i)
Biella, Italy – Clay (Red) (i)
Stuttgart, Germany – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals winners
 Russia 3–2
 Serbia 3–2
 Italy 3–2
 Czech Republic 4–1
Quarterfinals losers
 Spain
 Belgium
 Ukraine
 Germany

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 6 Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
PTT Pattaya Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3
Russia Maria Kirilenko Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
United States Vania King
India Sania Mirza
India Sania Mirza
Australia Anastasia Rodionova

3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
February 13 Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/26D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
XX Copa BBVA Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
6–2, 7–5
Russia Alexandra Panova Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
Hungary Tímea Babos
Colombia Mariana Duque-Mariño
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Italy Karin Knapp
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Russia Alexandra Panova

6–2, 6–2
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
February 20 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,000,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Memphis International
Memphis, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
6–3, 6–4
New Zealand Marina Erakovic Russia Vera Dushevina
Italy Alberta Brianti
France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
United States Varvara Lepchenko
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká

6–3, 6–4
Russia Vera Dushevina
Belarus Olga Govortsova
Whirlpool Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Hungary Tímea Babos
6–4, 6–4
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu Hungary Gréta Arn
Italy Sara Errani
Russia Nina Bratchikova
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
China Zhang Shuai
February 27 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL p/b HSBC
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sara Errani
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
Italy Flavia Pennetta Italy Roberta Vinci
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Colombia Mariana Duque-Mariño
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–2, 6–1
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
BMW Malaysian Open
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
2–6, 7–5, 4–1 retired[b]
Croatia Petra Martić Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Serbia Jelena Janković
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Australia Olivia Rogowska
China Peng Shuai
Japan Ayumi Morita
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung

7–5, 6–4
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Japan Rika Fujiwara

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 5
March 12
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$5,536,664 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
March 19
March 26
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,828,050 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 2 Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
April 9 Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sara Errani
6–2, 6–2
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Belarus Olga Govortsova
Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Romania Simona Halep
Germany Julia Görges
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–0, 6–2
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Italy Francesca Schiavone
e-Boks Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i)[2] – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Angelique Kerber
6–4, 6–4
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Croatia Petra Martić
Serbia Jelena Janković
France Alizé Cornet
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Germany Mona Barthel
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Japan Rika Fujiwara

6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
April 16 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Semifinals
Moscow, Russia – Clay (i)
Ostrava, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
Semifinals winners
 Serbia 3–2
 Czech Republic 4–1
Semifinals losers
 Russia
 Italy
April 23 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
7–5, 6–0
Spain Laura Pous Tió Romania Simona Halep
France Mathilde Johansson
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Russia Alexandra Panova

3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
April 30 Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sara Errani
7–5, 6–4
Russia Elena Vesnina Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Italy Alberta Brianti
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Croatia Petra Martić
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková

6–4, 6–2
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Karin Knapp
Russia Nadia Petrova
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Zhang Shuai

4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
$5,189,603 – Clay (Blue) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
May 14 Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
May 21 Brussels Open
Brussels, Belgium
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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 Zheng Jie
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 6–4
France Alizé Cornet France Pauline Parmentier
United States Sloane Stephens
Russia Alexandra Panova
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Japan Ayumi Morita
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Belarus Olga Govortsova
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik

6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$11,315,740 – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Legends Doubles
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–3, 6–2
Italy Sara Errani Australia Samantha Stosur
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Germany Angelique Kerber
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
India Sania Mirza
India Mahesh Bhupathi

7–6(7–3), 6–1
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Mexico Santiago González

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 11 Aegon Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$220,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
Serbia Jelena Janković China Zheng Jie
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Japan Misaki Doi
Italy Roberta Vinci
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
United States Irina Falconi
Hungary Tímea Babos
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei

7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Alizé Cornet
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Kazakhstan Ksenia Pervak
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
United States Chichi Scholl
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
United States Jill Craybas
Germany Julia Görges
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [11–9]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Croatia Petra Martić
June 18 Aegon International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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, retired
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
UNICEF Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$220,000 – Grass – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–3
Poland Urszula Radwańska Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Italy Roberta Vinci
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci

6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
June 25
July 2
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$11,174,883 – Grass
128S/96Q/64D/16Q/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw - Ladies' Invitation Doubles
United States Serena Williams
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska Germany Angelique Kerber
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Austria Tamira Paszek
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
7–5, 6–4
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
United States Mike Bryan
United States Lisa Raymond

6–3, 5–7, 6–4
India Leander Paes
Russia Elena Vesnina

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 9 Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sara Errani
6–1, 6–3
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
United Kingdom Laura Robson
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Germany Julia Görges
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Croatia Darija Jurak
Hungary Katalin Marosi
July 16 Mercury Insurance Open
Carlsbad, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Sony Ericsson Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovenia Polona Hercog
0–6, 6–4, 7–5
France Mathilde Johansson Sweden Johanna Larsson
Germany Mona Barthel
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 5–7, [10–6]
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
July 23 Baku Cup
Baku, Azerbaijan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
6–3, 6–1
United States Julia Cohen Russia Olga Puchkova
Russia Alexandra Panova
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Russia Nina Bratchikova
Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Russia Valeria Solovieva

6–3, 6–2
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Italy Alberta Brianti
July 30 Summer Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Summer Olympic Games
Grass
64S/32D/16X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Fourth place Germany Angelique Kerber
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
United States Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
Russia Maria Sharapova Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
Russia Maria Kirilenko
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Max Mirnyi

2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
United Kingdom Laura Robson
United Kingdom Andy Murray
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Germany Christopher Kas
Citi Open
Washington, D.C., United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–1, 6–1
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova United States Vania King
United States Sloane Stephens
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
United States Coco Vandeweghe
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Slovakia Jana Čepelová
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
7–5, 6–2
United States Irina Falconi
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 6 Rogers Cup p/b National Bank
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 48S/64Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
August 13 Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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 Zheng Jie
August 20 New Haven Open at Yale
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
Texas Tennis Open
Dallas, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–3
Serbia Jelena Janković Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
Australia Casey Dellacqua
China Peng Shuai
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
United Kingdom Heather Watson
6–3, 6–0
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
United States Irina Falconi
August 27
September 3
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$11,517,008 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Russia Maria Sharapova
Italy Sara Errani
Australia Samantha Stosur
France Marion Bartoli
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–2
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Poland Marcin Matkowski

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 10 Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
6–4, 6–4
Croatia Donna Vekić Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Poland Urszula Radwańska
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Russia Alexandra Panova
Poland Paula Kania
Belarus Polina Pekhova

6–2, ret.
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
$220,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
6–1, 7–5
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká Germany Mona Barthel
France Kristina Mladenovic
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
United States Melanie Oudin
United States Lauren Davis
Germany Tatjana Malek
France Kristina Mladenovic

7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
Poland Alicja Rosolska
United Kingdom Heather Watson
September 17 KDB Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 6–0
Estonia Kaia Kanepi Russia Ekaterina Makarova
United States Varvara Lepchenko
Czech Republic Klara Zakopalová
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Austria Tamira Paszek
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
United States Vania King
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
United Kingdom Laura Robson Poland Urszula Radwańska
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
France Mathilde Johansson
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
France Alizé Cornet
China Peng Shuai
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
China Zhang Shuai
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Romania Monica Niculescu
September 24 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 1 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,828,050 – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
October 8 Generali Ladies Linz p/b voestalpine
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
Germany Julia Görges Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Croatia Petra Martić
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–3, 6–4
Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
HP Japan Women's Open Tennis
Osaka, Japan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Heather Watson
7–5, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen Australia Samantha Stosur
Japan Misaki Doi
United States Jamie Hampton
United Kingdom Laura Robson
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
France Pauline Parmentier
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6–1, 6–4
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
United Kingdom Heather Watson
October 15 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
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
BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 6–3
Romania Monica Niculescu Germany Andrea Petkovic
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Italy Roberta Vinci
Kazakhstan Ksenia Pervak
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 6–4

Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu

October 22 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships
Istanbul, Turkey
Year-end championships
$4,900,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)/4D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–4, 6–3
Russia Maria Sharapova Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Round Robin losers
Germany Angelique Kerber
China Li Na
Italy Sara Errani
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (withdrew)
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova

6–1, 6–4
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
October 29 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions
Sofia, Bulgaria
Year-end championships
$750,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)
Singles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–2, 6–1
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Italy Roberta Vinci
Round Robin losers
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
China Zheng Jie
Russia Maria Kirilenko (withdrew)
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final
Czech Republic
 Czech Republic
3–1
 Serbia

Statistical information[edit]

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2012 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the tennis event at the London Summer Olympic Games, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the Tournament of Champions), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments.[1] The players/nations are sorted by: 1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation); 2) cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Olympic win equalling one-and-a-half Premier win, one Premier win equalling two International wins); 3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy; 4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

To avoid confusion and double counting, these tables should be updated only after an event is completed. The tables are through to the tournaments of the week of September 9.

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D  Total S  Total D  Total X 
12  Errani, SaraSara Errani (ITA) 4 8 0
9  Williams, SerenaSerena Williams (USA) 7 2 0
9  Vinci, RobertaRoberta Vinci (ITA) 1 8 0
7  Azarenka, VictoriaVictoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 0 1
6  Raymond, LisaLisa Raymond (USA) 0 5 1
5  Petrova, NadiaNadia Petrova (RUS) 3 2 0
5  Huber, LiezelLiezel Huber (USA) 0 5 0
4  Kops-Jones, RaquelRaquel Kops-Jones (USA) 0 4 0
4  Spears, AbigailAbigail Spears (USA) 0 4 0
4  Hlaváčková, AndreaAndrea Hlaváčková (CZE) 0 4 0
4  Hradecká, LucieLucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 4 0
3  Sharapova, MariaMaria Sharapova (RUS) 3 0 0
3  Williams, VenusVenus Williams (USA) 1 2 0
3  Makarova, EkaterinaEkaterina Makarova (RUS) 0 2 1
3  Mirza, SaniaSania Mirza (IND) 0 2 1
3  Radwańska, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Radwańska (POL) 3 0 0
3  Watson, HeatherHeather Watson (GBR) 1 2 0
3  Hsieh, Su-weiHsieh Su-wei (TPE) 2 1 0
2  Mattek-Sands, BethanieBethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 0 1 1
2  Kirilenko, MariaMaria Kirilenko (RUS) 0 2 0
2  Vesnina, ElenaElena Vesnina (RUS) 0 2 0
2  Kvitová, PetraPetra Kvitová (CZE) 2 0 0
2  Jans-Ignacik, KlaudiaKlaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) 0 2 0
2  Mladenovic, KristinaKristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2  Kanepi, KaiaKaia Kanepi (EST) 2 0 0
2  Kerber, AngeliqueAngelique Kerber (GER) 2 0 0
2  Wozniacki, CarolineCaroline Wozniacki (DNK) 2 0 0
2  Erakovic, MarinaMarina Erakovic (NZL) 0 2 0
2  Peschke, KvětaKvěta Peschke (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Zahlavova-Strycova, BarboraBarbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Babos, TímeaTímea Babos (HUN) 1 1 0
2  Begu, Irina-CameliaIrina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 1 1 0
2  Rybáriková, MagdalénaMagdaléna Rybáriková (SVK) 1 1 0
2  Chuang, Chia-jungChuang Chia-jung (TPE) 0 2 0
2  Chang, Kai-chenChang Kai-chen (TPE) 0 2 0
2  Panova, AlexandraAlexandra Panova (RUS) 0 2 0
2  Zhang, ShuaiZhang Shuai (CHN) 0 2 0
2  Llagostera Vives, NuriaNuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Kuznetsova, SvetlanaSvetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Zvonareva, VeraVera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Li, NaLi Na (CHN) 1 0 0
1  Cibulková, DominikaDominika Cibulková (SVK) 1 0 0
1  Paszek, TamiraTamira Paszek (AUT) 1 0 0
1  Benešová, IvetaIveta Benešová (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Parra Santonja, ArantxaArantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Martínez Sánchez, María JoséMaría José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Pavlyuchenkova, AnastasiaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Safarova, LucieLucie Šafářová (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Srebotnik, KatarinaKatarina Srebotnik (SLO) 0 1 0
1  Arruabarrena-Vecino, LaraLara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 1 0 0
1  Arvidsson, SofiaSofia Arvidsson (SWE) 1 0 0
1  Barthel, MonaMona Barthel (GER) 1 0 0
1  Bertens, KikiKiki Bertens (NED) 1 0 0
1  Cornet, AlizéAlizé Cornet (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Flipkens, KirstenKirsten Flipkens (BEL) 1 0 0
1  Hantuchová, DanielaDaniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1 0 0
1  Hercog, PolonaPolona Hercog (SLO) 1 0 0
1  Jovanovski, BojanaBojana Jovanovski (SRB) 1 0 0
1  Oudin, MelanieMelanie Oudin (USA) 1 0 0
1  Schiavone, FrancescaFrancesca Schiavone (ITA) 1 0 0
1  Zheng, JieZheng Jie (CHN) 1 0 0
1  Aoyama, ShukoShuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Birnerová, EvaEva Birnerová (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Buryachok, IrinaIrina Buryachok (UKR) 0 1 0
1  Castaño, CatalinaCatalina Castaño (COL) 0 1 0
1  Cetkovská, PetraPetra Cetkovská (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Craybas, JillJill Craybas (USA) 0 1 0
1  Date-Krumm, KimikoKimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Duque Mariño, MarianaMariana Duque Mariño (COL) 0 1 0
1  Fujiwara, RikaRika Fujiwara (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Görges, JuliaJulia Görges (GER) 0 1 0
1  Govortsova, OlgaOlga Govortsova (BLR) 0 1 0
1  Grönefeld, Anna-LenaAnna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 0 1 0
1  Husárová, JanetteJanette Husárová (SVK) 0 1 0
1  Kania, PaulaPaula Kania (POL) 0 1 0
1  Malek, TatjanaTatjana Malek (GER) 0 1 0
1  Niculescu, MonicaMonica Niculescu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Pekhova, PolinaPolina Pekhova (BLR) 0 1 0
1  Rodionova, AnastasiaAnastasia Rodionova (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Solovieva, ValeriaValeria Solovieva (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Tanasugarn, TamarineTamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 0 1 0
1  Voráčová, RenataRenata Voráčová (CZE) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D  Total S  Total D  Total X 
24 United States 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 2 3 9 13 2
16 Russia 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 6 9 1
15 Czech Republic 1 1 1 3 7 2 11 0
14 Italy 2 1 1 6 4 6 8 0
9 Belarus 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 6 2 1
6 Poland 1 1 2 2 3 3 0
6 Germany 1 2 3 3 3 0
6 Taiwan 2 4 2 4 0
4 China 1 1 2 2 2 0
4 Slovakia 1 2 1 3 1 0
3 India 1 1 1 0 2 1
3 France 1 1 1 1 2 0
3 Germany 1 1 1 1 1 0
3 Spain 2 1 1 2 0
2 Denmark 1 1 2 0 0
2 Estonia 1 1 2 0 0
2 Slovenia 1 1 1 1 0
2 New Zealand 1 1 0 2 0
2 Hungary 1 1 1 1 0
2 Romania 1 1 1 1 0
2 Japan 2 0 2 0
1 Austria 1 1 0 0
1 Belgium 1 1 0 0
1 Netherlands 1 1 0 0
1 Serbia 1 1 0 0
1 Sweden 1 1 0 0
1 Australia 1 0 1 0
1 Colombia 1 0 1 0
1 Ukraine 1 0 1 0
1 Thailand 1 0 1 0

Titles information[edit]

The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed doubles

The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles

Rankings[edit]

The Race to the Championships determines the players in the WTA Tour Championships in October. The WTA rankings are based on tournaments of the latest 52 weeks.

Singles[edit]

The following is the 2012 top 20 in the Race to the Championships and the top 20 ranked players in the world.[3][4] Players must include points from the Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory tournaments, the Summer Olympic Games and the WTA Championships. For Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments will also count.[5] Gold backgrounds indicate players that qualified for the WTA Tour Championships. Blue backgrounds indicate players that qualified as alternates at the WTA Tour Championships.

Race Singles (as of October 22, 2012)
Rk Player Points Tour
1  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10,190 19(18)
2  Maria Sharapova (RUS) 9,115 17(14)
3  Serena Williams (USA) 7,900 14(12)
4  Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 7,095 23
5  Angelique Kerber (GER) 5,470 21
6  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 5,215 20(18)
7  Sara Errani (ITA) 4,855 23
8  Li Na (CHN) 4,726 18(17)
9  Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4,120 22
10  Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3,740 27
11  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,685 22
12  Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2,900 20(19)
13  Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2,725 22
14  Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 2,495 27
15  Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2,463 21
16  Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,400 28
17  Lucie Šafářová (CZE) 2,125 24
18  Julia Görges (GER) 1,965 26
19  Kaia Kanepi (EST) 1,929 16
20  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1,841 19
WTA Singles Year-End Rankings[6]
# Player Points #Trn '11 Rk High Low '11→'12
1  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10,595 18 3 1 3 Increase 2
2  Maria Sharapova (RUS) 10,045 17 4 1 4 Increase 2
3  Serena Williams (USA) 9,400 15 12 3 13 Increase 9
4  Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 7,425 22 8 2 8 Increase 4
5  Angelique Kerber (GER) 5,550 21 32 5 32 Increase 27
6  Sara Errani (ITA) 5,100 23 45 6 48 Increase 39
7  Li Na (CHN) 5,095 18 5 5 11 Decrease 2
8  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 5,085 20 2 2 8 Decrease 6
9  Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4,135 23 6 5 9 Decrease 3
10  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,765 23 1 1 11 Decrease 9
11  Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3,740 25 9 7 11 Decrease 2
12  Nadia Petrova (RUS) 3,040 22 29 12 35 Increase 17
13  Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2,900 19 22 12 22 Increase 9
14  Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2,540 22 28 12 29 Increase 14
15  Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 2,495 27 18 12 18 Increase 3
16  Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,475 28 23 15 28 Increase 7
17  Lucie Safarová (CZE) 2,125 24 25 17 28 Increase 8
18  Julia Görges (GER) 1,965 26 21 15 29 Increase 3
19  Kaia Kanepi (EST) 1,929 16 34 15 34 Increase 15
20  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1,841 19 52 20 56 Increase 32

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) Year-End 2011 29 January 2012
 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 30 January 2012 10 June 2012
 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 11 June 2012 8 July 2012
 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 9 July 2012 Year-End 2012

Doubles[edit]

The following is the 2012 top 20 in the Race To The Championships – Doubles and the top 20 individual ranked doubles players. Gold backgrounds indicate teams that have qualified for WTA Tour Championships.

Race Doubles (as of October 22, 2012)
Rk Team Points Tour
1  Sara Errani (ITA)
 Roberta Vinci (ITA)
10097 15
2  Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
 Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
7380 14
3  Liezel Huber (USA)
 Lisa Raymond (USA)
7036 19
4  Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
 Nadia Petrova (RUS)
5325 12
5  Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)
 Abigail Spears (USA)
5173 25
6  Elena Vesnina (RUS)
 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
4071 8
7  Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
 María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
3737 9
8  Natalie Grandin (RSA)
 Vladimíra Uhlířová (CZE)
2576 31
9  Serena Williams (USA)
 Venus Williams (USA)
2280 2
10  Květa Peschke (CZE)
 Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
2197 12
WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings[7]
# Player Points Change
1  Roberta Vinci (ITA) 10,030 Increase 25
2  Sara Errani (ITA) 10,030 Increase 25
3  Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) 8,160 Increase 11
4  Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 8,160 Increase 11
5  Nadia Petrova (RUS) 7,065 Increase 8
6  Lisa Raymond (USA) 6,585 Decrease 2
7  Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 6,550 Steady =
8  Liezel Huber (USA) 6,510 Decrease 7
9  Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6,120 Increase 1
10  Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 5,540 Increase 22
11  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 5,170 Increase 46
12  Sania Mirza (IND) 4,415 Decrease 1
13  Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) 4,300 Increase 24
14  Abigail Spears (USA) 4,300 Increase 22
15  María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 4,136 Increase 6
16  Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 3,935 Decrease 14
17  Květa Peschke (CZE) 3,590 Decrease 15
18  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 3,165 Increase 35
19  Zheng Jie (CHN) 3,120 Increase 1
20  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE) 2,925 Increase 2

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Liezel Huber (USA) Year-End 2011
 Liezel Huber (USA)
 Lisa Raymond (USA)

23 April 2012
9 September 2012
 Sara Errani (ITA) 10 September 2012 14 October 2012
 Roberta Vinci (ITA) 15 October 2012 Year-End 2012

Prize money leaders[edit]

# Player Singles Doubles Mixed Bonus Pool Year-to-date
1  , Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka  (BLR) $7,317,651 $7,130 $4,139 $600,000 $7,928,920
2  , Serena WilliamsSerena Williams  (USA) $6,828,831 $214,725 $2,419 $0 $7,045,975
3  , Maria SharapovaMaria Sharapova  (RUS) $6,308,296 $0 $0 $200,000 $6,508,296
4  , Agnieszka RadwańskaAgnieszka Radwańska  (POL) $3,803,819 $47,723 $0 $250,000 $4,101,542
5  , Sara ErraniSara Errani  (ITA) $2,181,948 $926,618 $2,070 $0 $3,110,636
6  , Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová  (CZE) $2,127,402 $5,473 $0 $600,000 $2,732,875
7  , Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki  (DEN) $1,408,240 $430 $0 $1,000,000 $2,408,670
8  Na (tennis), LiLi Na (tennis) (CHN) $1,880,646 $0 $0 $400,000 $2,280,646
9  , Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber  (GER) $1,938,436 $31,856 $2,070 $0 $1,972,362
10  , Samantha StosurSamantha Stosur  (AUS) $1,490,602 $45,582 $0 $400,000 $1,936,184
  • prize money given in US$
  • as of November 5, 2012[8]

Statistics leaders[edit]

as of November 12, 2012[9]

Aces
Pos Player Aces Matches
1 United States Serena Williams 484 58
2 Russia Nadia Petrova 363 57
3 Germany Julia Görges 263 61
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 244 70
5 Australia Samantha Stosur 237 64
6 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 227 35
7 Germany Mona Barthel 220 72
8 Italy Roberta Vinci 218 72
9 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 207 57
10 Romania Sorana Cîrstea 190 57
Service games won
Pos Player % Matches
1 United States Serena Williams 87.5 58
2 Belgium Kim Clijsters 78.8 26
3 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 75.3 57
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 75.2 70
5 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 75.0 78
6 Australia Samantha Stosur 74.9 64
7 Russia Nadia Petrova 74.5 57
8 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 73.1 35
9 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 73.0 22
10 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 72.5 48
Break points saved
Pos Player % Matches
1 United States Serena Williams 67.8 58
2 Belgium Kim Clijsters 64.7 26
3 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 63.5 22
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 61.5 70
5 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 61.3 48
6 Australia Samantha Stosur 60.4 64
7 United States Varvara Lepchenko 59.7 45
8 China Li Na 59.6 59
9 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 59.4 78
10 Germany Angelique Kerber 59.2 79
First serve percentage
Pos Player % Matches
1 Italy Sara Errani 76.3 72
2 Germany Andrea Petkovic 72.5 22
3 Netherlands Arantxa Rus 70.6 25
4 Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 69.0 47
5 China Zheng Jie 68.4 49
6 China Li Na 67.9 59
7 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 67.9 78
8 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 67.7 78
9 Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 67.5 21
10 Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 66.7 41
First service points won
Pos Player % Matches
1 United States Serena Williams 77.8 58
2 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 73.1 35
3 Russia Nadia Petrova 71.5 57
4 Belgium Kim Clijsters 70.3 26
5 United States Venus Williams 69.6 33
6 Germany Mona Barthel 69.2 52
7 Estonia Kaia Kanepi 69.1 34
8 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 69.0 22
9 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 68.9 54
10 United Kingdom Laura Robson 68.7 31
Second serve points won
Pos Player % Matches
1 United States Serena Williams 54.0 58
2 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 50.7 71
3 China Li Na 50.4 59
4 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 50.2 45
5 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 49.9 25
6 Japan Misaki Doi 49.7 25
7 Australia Samantha Stosur 49.6 64
8 United States Varvara Lepchenko 49.4 45
9 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 49.2 57
10 Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva 48.8 33
Points won returning 1st service
Pos Player % Matches
1 Italy Sara Errani 44.7 72
2 France Alizé Cornet 44.1 42
3 Italy Flavia Pennetta 42.7 35
4 Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 42.4 44
5 United States Serena Williams 42.4 58
6 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 42.0 78
7 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 41.4 78
8 Russia Maria Sharapova 41.4 70
9 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 40.9 59
10 Estonia Kaia Kanepi 40.8 34
Break points converted
Pos Player % Matches
1 Italy Sara Errani 54.3 72
2 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 54.2 78
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 53.5 78
4 Netherlands Arantxa Rus 51.7 25
5 Australia Casey Dellacqua 51.4 23
6 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 51.3 59
7 Netherlands Kiki Bertens 50.9 23
8 Estonia Kaia Kanepi 50.7 34
9 Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 50.5 29
10 Russia Maria Sharapova 50.3 70
Return games won
Pos Player % Matches
1 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 52.5 78
2 Italy Sara Errani 51.2 72
3 Italy Flavia Pennetta 48.0 35
4 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 47.0 78
5 Russia Maria Sharapova 47.0 70
6 United States Serena Williams 46.8 58
7 France Mathilde Johansson 45.0 27
8 Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 44.5 44
9 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 44.5 59
10 France Alizé Cornet 43.9 42

Points distribution[edit]

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Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5 60 50 40 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1400 900 500 280 160 5 48
WTA Championships (S) +450 +360 (230 for each win, 70 for each loss)
WTA Championships (D) 1500 1050 690
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 700 450 250 140 80 50 5 30 20 1
WTA Premier Mandatory (64S) 1000 700 450 250 140 80 5 30 20 1
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 700 450 250 140 5
WTA Premier 5 (56S) 900 620 395 225 125 70 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 620 395 225 125 1
Summer Olympic Games (64S) 685 470 340(3rd) 260(4th) 175 95 55 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 320 200 120 60 40 1 12 8 1
WTA Premier (32S) 470 320 200 120 60 1 20 12 8 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 320 200 120 1
Tournament of Champions +195 +75 (60 for each win, 25 for each loss)
WTA International (56S) 280 200 130 70 30 15 1 10 6 1
WTA International (32S) 280 200 130 70 30 1 16 10 6 1
WTA International (16D) 280 200 130 70 1

Retirements[edit]

  • Belgium Kim Clijsters (born July 8, 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium) turned professional in 1997, reaching career-high rankings of World No. 1 in Singles and Doubles. Clijsters has won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She has won four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011. She has also been runner-up in four Grand Slam singles tournaments, and won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002, 2003, and 2010. In doubles, she won the French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2003. Clijsters has retired once in 6 May 2007,[10] but almost two years later, on 26 March 2009, she publicly declared her intent to return to the WTA tour for the 2009 summer hard court season.[11] In only her third tournament back, she won her second US Open title, becoming the first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament, and the first mother to win a major since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.[12] Clijsters announced in May that her second retirement would occur after the completion of the 2012 US Open[13]
  • Argentina Gisela Dulko (born January 30, 1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) turned professional in 2001, enjoying an 11 year career before announcing her retirement in November 2012.[14] Despite having a moderately successful career in singles play, winning four titles on the WTA tour and reaching a career high ranking of number 26 in 2005; Dulko experienced more success on the doubles tour, winning seventeen titles over her career, including the 2011 Australian Open and the 2010 Year End Championships, both playing with Flavia Pennetta. In addition, Dulko spent 24 weeks as the top ranked doubles player from 1 November 2010, including seven as the joint number one with Pennetta.

Comebacks[edit]

Following are notable players who will comeback after retirements during the 2012 WTA Tour season:

Awards[edit]

The winners of the 2012 WTA Awards were announced throughout the last week of November.[15]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2012 WTA calendar" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  2. ^ Vinkel, Per Colstrup. "Farum dropper dyr plan". politiken.dk (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Race to the WTA Championships". WTA Tour. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  4. ^ "WTA Singles Rankings". WTA Tour. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/howitworks.pdf
  6. ^ "Singles Rankings Numeric List 5 November 2012". wtatour.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  7. ^ "Doubles Rankings Numeric List 5 November 2012". wtatour.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  8. ^ "WTA Prize Money". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  9. ^ "WTA MATCHFACTS". wtatour.com. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Sport.be[dead link], Kim's Diary-Thanks you, 6 May 2007
  11. ^ Antonia Vandevelde (26 March 2009). "Clijsters announces return to WTA tour". Reuters. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  12. ^ SportsIllustrated.cnn.com[dead link]
  13. ^ AFP – Tue, May 22, 2012 10:52 AM EDT (2012-05-22). "Clijsters to retire after US Open". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  14. ^ http://www.dulkotenis.com/en/n/20121118_happy_end
  15. ^ "WTA Player Awards: The Fan Favorites & More". WTA Tour, Inc. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Zheng Wins Auckland, Ends WTA Title Drought". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 

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