2012 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2012 Australian Open
Champion Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Runner-up Russia Maria Sharapova
Final score 6–3, 6–0
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Kim Clijsters was the defending champion but lost to Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.[1] Azarenka went on to win her maiden Grand Slam title in the final, beating 2008 champion Maria Sharapova 6–3, 6–0.

All four top seeds (Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova) were in contention for the World No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament. Azarenka attained the World No. 1 ranking for the first time following the tournament after beating Sharapova in the final.

Seeds[edit]

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

Qualifying[edit]

Wildcards[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
1 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3 64
11 Belgium Kim Clijsters 6 77
11 Belgium Kim Clijsters 4 6 3
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 1 6
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 60 6 6
8 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 77 0 2
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6 6
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 3 0
Russia Ekaterina Makarova 2 3
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 6
4 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 3 6
2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 2 6 4
Italy Sara Errani 4 4
2 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
Australia A Rodionova 2 1 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 77
WC Australia A Barty 2 64 Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 1 64
Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 6 77 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
France P Parmentier 6 5 6 31 Romania M Niculescu 2 2
Russia A Kudryavtseva 3 7 3 France P Parmentier 6 4 1
France A Cornet 7 0 3 31 Romania M Niculescu 4 6 6
31 Romania M Niculescu 5 6 6 1 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 7
24 Czech Republic L Šafářová 2 4 13 Serbia J Janković 0 5
United States C McHale 6 6 United States C McHale 3 77 6
Q France I Pavlovic 5 64 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 64 3
New Zealand M Erakovic 7 77 United States C McHale 2 0
Q Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 6 6 13 Serbia J Janković 6 6
Croatia P Martić 4 2 Q Chinese Taipei K-c Chang 4 2
Q United Kingdom L Robson 2 0 13 Serbia J Janković 6 6
13 Serbia J Janković 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Belgium K Clijsters 7 6
Q Portugal MJ Köhler 5 1 11 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6
France S Foretz Gacon 6 6 France S Foretz Gacon 0 1
United Kingdom E Baltacha 2 4 11 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6
Netherlands A Rus 64 1 20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 2
Ukraine L Tsurenko 77 6 Ukraine L Tsurenko 6 4 3
Q United States V Lepchenko 6 3 2 20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 6 6
20 Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 6 6 11 Belgium K Clijsters 4 78 6
26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6 5 China N Li 6 66 4
Czech Republic E Birnerová 3 3 26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6
Austria P Mayr-Achleitner 2 4 Belarus O Govortsova 1 0
Belarus O Govortsova 6 6 26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 0r
Sweden S Arvidsson 3 1 5 China N Li[c] 3
WC Australia O Rogowska 6 6 WC Australia O Rogowska 2 2
Kazakhstan K Pervak 3 1 5 China N Li 6 6
5 China N Li 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
United Kingdom H Watson 1 0 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
WC Australia C Dellacqua 6 6 WC Australia C Dellacqua 1 0
Serbia B Jovanovski 3 2 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
United Kingdom A Keothavong 0 r Germany M Barthel 2 4
Germany M Barthel[a] 6 Germany M Barthel 7 6
Japan A Morita 6 1 5 32 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 5 3
32 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 3 6 7 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
19 Italy F Pennetta 3 6 2 Czech Republic I Benešová 2 2
Q Russia N Bratchikova 6 1 6 Q Russia N Bratchikova 6 6
Italy A Brianti 6 7 Italy A Brianti 2 1
United States I Falconi 2 5 Q Russia N Bratchikova 1 3
Czech Republic I Benešová 6 2 6 Czech Republic I Benešová 6 6
France M Johansson 3 6 4 Czech Republic I Benešová 6 6
WC France A Rezaï 3 4 16 China S Peng 2 4
16 China S Peng 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Italy F Schiavone 6 6
Spain L Pous Tió 1 3 10 Italy F Schiavone 4 3
Belarus A Yakimova 4 1 Italy R Oprandi 6 6
Italy R Oprandi 6 6 Italy R Oprandi 6 3 1
Japan K Date-Krumm 3 2 22 Germany J Görges 3 6 6
Greece E Daniilidou 6 6 Greece E Daniilidou 2 0r
Slovenia P Hercog 3 63 22 Germany J Görges[b] 6 2
22 Germany J Görges 6 77 22 Germany J Görges 1 1
28 Belgium Y Wickmayer 5 2 8 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 7 6 Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 6 6
Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6 Bulgaria T Pironkova 4 4
India S Mirza 4 2 Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 2 2
Q Argentina P Ormaechea 6 3 7 8 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
Romania S Halep 1 6 5 Q Argentina P Ormaechea 3 1
United States B Mattek-Sands 712 4 2 8 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
8 Poland A Radwańska 610 6 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Russia V Zvonareva 77 65 6
Romania A Dulgheru 64 77 3 7 Russia V Zvonareva 6 77
Russia E Rodina 3 1 Czech Republic L Hradecká 1 63
Czech Republic L Hradecká 6 6 7 Russia V Zvonareva 67 1
Russia E Makarova 6 2 6 Russia E Makarova 79 6
Thailand T Tanasugarn 0 6 0 Russia E Makarova 6 7
Sweden J Larsson 2 4 25 Estonia K Kanepi 2 5
25 Estonia K Kanepi 6 6 Russia E Makarova 6 6
17 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6 12 United States S Williams 2 3
Slovakia M Rybáriková 3 1 17 Slovakia D Cibulková 2 6 8
Canada R Marino 4 2 Hungary G Arn 6 3 10
Hungary G Arn 6 6 Hungary G Arn 1 1
France I Brémond 0 4 12 United States S Williams 6 6
Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 6 Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 0 4
Austria T Paszek 3 2 12 United States S Williams 6 6
12 United States S Williams 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Germany S Lisicki 6 4 6
Q Switzerland S Vögele 2 6 4 14 Germany S Lisicki 6 6
Israel S Pe'er 6 6 Israel S Pe'er 1 2
WC Australia I Holland 2 0 14 Germany S Lisicki 2 6 6
United States S Stephens 6 6 18 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 4 2
Spain S Soler-Espinosa 4 2 United States S Stephens 66 5
South Africa C Scheepers 3 6 0 18 Russia S Kuznetsova 78 7
18 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 3 6 14 Germany S Lisicki 6 2 3
30 Germany A Kerber 6 6 4 Russia M Sharapova 3 6 6
WC Australia B Bobusic 1 3 30 Germany A Kerber 7 6
Canada S Dubois 6 1 6 Canada S Dubois 5 1
Russia E Vesnina 4 6 4 30 Germany A Kerber 1 2
Luxembourg M Minella 1 1 4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
Q United States J Hampton 6 6 Q United States J Hampton 0 1
Argentina G Dulko 0 1 4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Australia S Stosur 62 3
Romania S Cîrstea 77 6 Romania S Cîrstea 1 6 6
Q United States A Riske 4 6 2 Poland U Radwańska 6 2 3
Poland U Radwańska 6 1 6 Romania S Cîrstea 78 0 2
Q Russia V Savinykh 2 1 Italy S Errani 66 6 6
Italy S Errani 6 6 Italy S Errani 6 6
Q Czech Republic A Hlaváčková 3 6 0 29 Russia N Petrova 2 2
29 Russia N Petrova 6 3 6 Italy S Errani 6 6
23 Italy R Vinci 6 6 China J Zheng 2 1
Romania A Cadanțu 0 1 23 Italy R Vinci 4 2
WC United States M Keys 2 1 China J Zheng 6 6
China J Zheng 6 6 China J Zheng 6 6
Australia J Dokić 6 6 9 France M Bartoli 3 3
PR Russia A Chakvetadze 2 1 Australia J Dokić 3 2
France V Razzano 5 0 9 France M Bartoli 6 6
9 France M Bartoli 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 77 6
Czech Republic K Zakopalová 65 1 15 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 7 3 4
Ukraine K Bondarenko 63 3 United States V King 5 6 6
United States V King 77 6 United States V King 3 4
Germany K Barrois 3 613 21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
Netherlands M Krajicek 6 715 Netherlands M Krajicek 2 3
Spain L Domínguez Lino 0 3 21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
21 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6 21 Serbia A Ivanovic 2 62
27 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6 2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 77
Australia J Gajdošová 4 2 27 Russia M Kirilenko 6 1 6
WC China S Zhang 3 3 Canada A Wozniak 4 6 2
Canada A Wozniak 6 6 27 Russia M Kirilenko 0 0r
Romania I-C Begu 1 5 2 Czech Republic P Kvitová[d] 6 1
Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 7 Spain C Suárez Navarro 2 6 4
Russia V Dushevina 2 0 2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 2 6
2 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Clarey, Christoper (2011-01-29). "Clijsters, While Not at Her Best, Is Still Too Much for Li". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ Newman, Paul (2012-01-16). "Down Under & out: Brits crash out of Australian Open". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  3. ^ Daniilidou, Eleni (2012-01-16). "No Happy End In Round 2". daniilidou.net. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ "Li Na advances after opponent retires". Associated Press (AP). 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Injury hands Kvitova easy win". australianopen.com. IBM Corp., Tennis Australia. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-01-21.