Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

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Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Champion   United States Serena Williams
Runner-up   Russia Maria Sharapova
Final score   6–0, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women   mixed
Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova with medals 2012.jpg
Women's singles medalists
Venue All England Club, Wimbledon
Date 28 July to 4 August
Competitors 64 from 34 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Belarus
«2008 2016»

The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon from 28 July to 4 August 2012, and was the first Olympic grass court tournament since tennis was re-introduced to the Games.[1]

Elena Dementieva was the reigning champion having won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.[2] She retired from the sport in 2010 and thus did not defend her title. The first round provided some surprising results, with Li Na and Samantha Stosur both eliminated in three sets. The biggest upset was provided by Julia Görges defeating Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwańska in three close sets. Three British players made it into the second round but all fell in straight sets. Both finalists, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, were fighting for Career Golden Slam. Williams from the United States won the gold medal and became the second woman to win a Career Golden Slam after Steffi Graf. Williams also became the first tennis player, male or female, to hold a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.

Calendar[edit]

Matches took place between 28 July and 4 August.[3]

July August
28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 12:00 12:00
Round of 64 Round of 64
Round of 32
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

Seeds[edit]

  1.  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
  2.  Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) (First round)
  3.  Maria Sharapova (RUS) (Final, silver medalist)
  4.  Serena Williams (USA) (Winner, gold medalist)
  5.  Samantha Stosur (AUS) (First round)
  6.  Petra Kvitová (CZE) (Quarterfinals)
  7.  Angelique Kerber (GER) (Quarterfinals)
  8.  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) (Quarterfinals)
  9.  Sara Errani (ITA) (First round)
  10.  Li Na (CHN) (First round)
  11.  Ana Ivanovic (SRB) (Third round)
  12.  Dominika Cibulková (SVK) (First round)
  13.  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) (Third round)
  14.  Maria Kirilenko (RUS) (Semifinals, fourth place)
  15.  Sabine Lisicki (GER) (Third round)
  16.  Nadia Petrova (RUS) (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 7  
7   Angelique Kerber (GER) 4 5  
  1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 1 2  
  4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6  
4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6
8   Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 0 3  
    4   Serena Williams (USA) 6 6
  3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 0 1
  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2 5  
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 7  
3   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 6
  14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2 3     Bronze medal match
6   Petra Kvitová (CZE) 63 3
14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6     1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6 6
  14   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 3 4

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
1  V Azarenka (BLR) 6 3 6
 I-C Begu (ROU) 1 6 1 1  V Azarenka (BLR) 6 6
 MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 6 6  MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 1 2
 P Hercog (SLO) 2 4 1  V Azarenka (BLR) 78 6
 A Tatishvili (GEO) 6 6 16  N Petrova (RUS) 66 4
INV  S Vogt (LIE) 2 0  A Tatishvili (GEO) 3 77 2
 J Zheng (CHN) 4 67 16  N Petrova (RUS) 6 65 6
16  N Petrova (RUS) 6 79 1  V Azarenka (BLR) 6 7
9  S Errani (ITA) 3 1 7  A Kerber (GER) 4 5
 V Williams (USA) 6 6  V Williams (USA) 6 6
 M Erakovic (NZL) 2 1  A Wozniak (CAN) 1 3
 A Wozniak (CAN) 6 6  V Williams (USA) 65 65
 G Voskoboeva (KAZ) 4 2 7  A Kerber (GER) 77 77
 T Babos (HUN) 6 6  T Babos (HUN) 1 1
 P Cetkovská (CZE) 1 0r 7  A Kerber (GER) 6 6
7  A Kerber (GER) 6 3

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
4  S Williams (USA) 6 6
 J Janković (SRB) 3 1 4  S Williams (USA) 6 6
 M Barthel (GER) 4 3  U Radwańska (POL) 2 3
 U Radwańska (POL) 6 6 4  S Williams (USA) 6 6
 F Schiavone (ITA) 6 3 6 13  V Zvonareva (RUS) 1 0
 K Zakopalová (CZE) 3 6 4  F Schiavone (ITA) 3 3
 S Arvidsson (SWE) 63 4 13  V Zvonareva (RUS) 6 6
13  V Zvonareva (RUS) 77 6 4  S Williams (USA) 6 6
10  N Li (CHN) 2 6 3 8  C Wozniacki (DEN) 0 3
 D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 3 6  D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 6
IP  A Cornet (FRA) 77 6 IP  A Cornet (FRA) 3 0
 T Paszek (AUT) 64 4  D Hantuchová (SVK) 4 2
 A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 2 6 5 8  C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 6
 Y Wickmayer (BEL) 6 4 7  Y Wickmayer (BEL) 4 6 3
IP  A Keothavong (GBR) 6 3 2 8  C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 3 6
8  C Wozniacki (DEN) 4 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
5  S Stosur (AUS) 6 5 8
 C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 3 7 10  C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 3 3
 K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6  K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6
 R Vinci (ITA) 1 4  K Clijsters (BEL) 6 6
PR  Á Szávay (HUN) 3 3 11  A Ivanovic (SRB) 3 4
IP  E Baltacha (GBR) 6 6 IP  E Baltacha (GBR) 4 65
 C McHale (USA) 4 5 11  A Ivanovic (SRB) 6 77
11  A Ivanovic (SRB) 6 7  K Clijsters (BEL) 2 5
15  S Lisicki (GER) 4 6 7 3  M Sharapova (RUS) 6 7
IP  O Jabeur (TUN) 6 0 5 15  S Lisicki (GER) 4 6 7
 S Halep (ROU) 4 2  Y Shvedova (KAZ) 6 3 5
 Y Shvedova (KAZ) 6 6 15  S Lisicki (GER) 710 4 3
Alt  L Robson (GBR) 77 6 3  M Sharapova (RUS) 68 6 6
 L Šafářová (CZE) 64 4 Alt  L Robson (GBR) 65 3
 S Pe'er (ISR) 2 0 3  M Sharapova (RUS) 77 6
3  M Sharapova (RUS) 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarter-finals
6  P Kvitová (CZE) 6 5 6
 K Bondarenko (UKR) 4 7 4 6  P Kvitová (CZE) 7 2 6
 S-w Hsieh (TPE) 3 77 5  S Peng (CHN) 5 6 1
 S Peng (CHN) 6 63 7 6  P Kvitová (CZE) 6 6
 S Cîrstea (ROU) 2 6 2  F Pennetta (ITA) 3 0
 F Pennetta (ITA) 6 4 6  F Pennetta (ITA) 7 6
 T Pironkova (BUL) 77 6  T Pironkova (BUL) 5 1
12  D Cibulková (SVK) 64 2 6  P Kvitová (CZE) 63 3
14  M Kirilenko (RUS) 6 1 14  M Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6
IP  M Duque Mariño (COL) 0 1r 14  M Kirilenko (RUS) 6 6
 S Soler Espinosa (ESP) 2 2 IP  H Watson (GBR) 3 2
IP  H Watson (GBR) 6 6 14  M Kirilenko (RUS) 77 6
 V Lepchenko (USA) 7 66 6  J Görges (GER) 65 3
INV  V Cepede Royg (PAR) 5 78 2  V Lepchenko (USA) 3 5
 J Görges (GER) 7 65 6  J Görges (GER) 6 7
2  A Radwańska (POL) 5 77 4

References[edit]

Women's singles Draw

  1. ^ "Tennis". London 2012 Organization Committee. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennis stars excited for London Olympics". The Press Association. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Women's Singles". BBC. Retrieved 10 July 2012.