2012 Wimbledon Championships
|2012 Wimbledon Championships|
|Date||25 June – 8 July|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Draw||128S / 64D / 48XD|
London, United Kingdom
|Venue||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Jonathan Marray / Frederik Nielsen|
|Serena Williams / Venus Williams|
|Mike Bryan / Lisa Raymond|
|Andrew Harris / Nick Kyrgios|
|Eugenie Bouchard / Taylor Townsend|
|Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Greg Rusedski / Fabrice Santoro|
|Ladies' Invitation Doubles|
|Lindsay Davenport / Martina Hingis|
|Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles|
|Pat Cash / Mark Woodforde|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Tom Egberink / Michaël Jeremiasz|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot|
The 2012 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in the United Kingdom. It was the 126th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 25 June to 8 July 2012. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. The championships were organised by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and the International Tennis Federation.
Both Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitová were unsuccessful in their 2011 title defences, both being defeated by the eventual champions: Djokovic was defeated by Roger Federer in the semifinals, and Kvitová lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. In four sets, Federer defeated Andy Murray to win a record-equalling seven Wimbledon titles, while Murray became the first British male player to reach a Wimbledon singles final in the Open era. Williams defeated first-time Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwańska in three sets to equal her sister Venus in winning five Wimbledon titles. Both Federer and Williams were more than 30 years old at the time of their victories. With the victories, Federer reclaimed the World No. 1 ranking for the first time since June 2010, thus allowing him to equal, then break, the all-time record of most weeks ranked World No. 1 held by Pete Sampras. Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka, and Maria Sharapova were in contention for the world number 1 ranking. Since Sharapova lost in the fourth round and Radwanska was a match away from becoming the world number 1 but lost it, Azarenka continued her success as the number 1.
- On 28 June, World No. 100 Lukáš Rosol upset World No. 2 and two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in five sets.
- On 30 June:
- Marin Čilić beat Sam Querrey, 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7), 17–15. At 5 hours and 31 minutes, it was then the second longest match in Wimbledon history. This would later be surpassed by the 2018 semifinal match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner.
- Yaroslava Shvedova became the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win a golden set, beating 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani, 6–0, 6–4.
- Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis finished play at 23:02, the latest-ever finish to a match at Wimbledon.
- On 5 July, Agnieszka Radwańska became the first Pole, male or female, to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era.
- On 6 July, Murray became the first British man in 74 years to reach the singles final, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinal.
- On 7 July:
- Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title, tying her sister Venus in doing so.
- Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen became the first wild card to win the Gentlemen's Doubles title, beating both of the previous year's finalists along the way. Marray also became the first British player to win the Men's Doubles title in the Open era.
- On 8 July, Roger Federer achieved a record-tying seventh singles title at Wimbledon, tied with Pete Sampras (Open Era) and William Renshaw (Amateur Era).
Point and prize money distribution
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
* per team
- It was Federer's 5th title of the year and 1st Grand Slam title of the year. It was his 7th Wimbledon title, 17th Grand Slam title, and 75th career title.
- It was Williams' 3rd title of the year and 1st Grand Slam title of the year. It was her 5th Wimbledon title, 14th Grand Slam title, and 42nd career title.
- This was the Williams sisters' 13th Grand Slam title.
Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Ladies' Invitation Doubles
Senior Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings are as of 18 June 2012, Rankings and Points are as of 25 June 2012.
The Men's singles seeds is arranged on a surface-based system to reflect more accurately the individual player's grass court achievement as per the following formula:
- ATP Entry System Position points as at a week before The Championships
- Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournaments in the past 12 months
- add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||12,280||2,000||720||11,000||Semifinals lost to Roger Federer |
|2||2||Rafael Nadal||10,060||1,200||45||8,905||Second round lost to Lukáš Rosol|
|3||3||Roger Federer||9,435||360||2,000||11,075||Champion, defeated Andy Murray |
|4||4||Andy Murray||6,980||720||1,200||7,460||Runner-up, lost to Roger Federer |
|5||6||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||5,230||720||720||5,230||Semifinals lost to Andy Murray |
|6||7||Tomáš Berdych||4,685||180||10||4,515||First round lost to Ernests Gulbis|
|7||5||David Ferrer||5,250||180||360||5,430||Quarterfinals lost to Andy Murray |
|8||8||Janko Tipsarević||3,200||10||90||3,280||Third round lost to Mikhail Youzhny |
|9||9||Juan Martín del Potro||3,180||180||180||3,180||Fourth round lost to David Ferrer |
|10||12||Mardy Fish||2,535||360||180||2,355||Fourth round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|11||10||John Isner||2,655||45+250||10+150||2,520||First round lost to Alejandro Falla|
|12||11||Nicolás Almagro||2,605||90||90||2,605||Third round lost to Richard Gasquet |
|13||13||Gilles Simon||2,525||90||45||2,480||Second round lost to Xavier Malisse|
|14||17||Feliciano López||1,725||360||10||1,375||First round lost to Jarkko Nieminen|
|15||14||Juan Mónaco||2,115||10||90||2,195||Third round lost to Viktor Troicki|
|16||18||Marin Čilić||1,655||10||180||1,825||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|17||16||Fernando Verdasco||1,765||45||90||1,810||Third round lost to Xavier Malisse|
|18||19||Richard Gasquet||1,600||180||180||1,600||Fourth round lost to Florian Mayer |
|19||20||Kei Nishikori||1,600||10||90||1,680||Third round lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|20||28||Bernard Tomic||1,255||385||10||880||First round lost to David Goffin [WC]|
|21||22||Milos Raonic||1,540||45||45||1,540||Second round lost to Sam Querrey|
|22||21||Alexandr Dolgopolov||1,585||10||45||1,620||Second round lost to Benoît Paire|
|23||26||Andreas Seppi||1,390||45||10||1,355||First round lost to Denis Istomin|
|24||23||Marcel Granollers||1,530||10||10||1,530||First round lost to Viktor Troicki|
|25||24||Stan Wawrinka||1,505||45||10||1,470||First round lost to Jürgen Melzer|
|26||33||Mikhail Youzhny||1,210||180||360||1,390||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|27||30||Philipp Kohlschreiber||1,220||10||360||1,570||Quarterfinals lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|28||27||Radek Štěpánek||1,340||10||90||1,420||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|29||32||Julien Benneteau||1,210||45||90||1,255||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|30||25||Andy Roddick||1,395||90||90||1,395||Third round lost to David Ferrer |
|31||29||Florian Mayer||1,230||45||360||1,545||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|32||31||Kevin Anderson||1,215||45||10||1,180||First round lost to Grigor Dimitrov|
The following player would have been seeded, but he withdrew from the event.
|15||Gaël Monfils||1,805||90||1,715||Right knee injury|
For the Women's singles seeds, the seeding order follows the ranking list, except where in the opinion of the committee, the grass court credentials of a particular player necessitates a change in the interest of achieving a balanced draw.
|1||1||Maria Sharapova||9,490||1,400||280||8,370||Fourth round lost to Sabine Lisicki |
|2||2||Victoria Azarenka||8,800||900||900||8,800||Semifinals lost to Serena Williams |
|3||3||Agnieszka Radwańska||7,230||100||1,400||8,530||Runner-up, lost to Serena Williams |
|4||4||Petra Kvitová||6,775||2,000||500||5,275||Quarterfinals lost to Serena Williams |
|5||5||Samantha Stosur||6,100||5||100||6,195||Second round lost to Arantxa Rus|
|6||6||Serena Williams||5,640||280||2,000||7,360||Champion, defeated Agnieszka Radwańska |
|7||7||Caroline Wozniacki||4,366||280+30||5+30||4,091||First round lost to Tamira Paszek|
|8||8||Angelique Kerber||4,275||5+30||900+30||5,170||Semifinals lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|9||9||Marion Bartoli||3,800||500||100||3,400||Second round lost to Mirjana Lučić [Q]|
|10||10||Sara Errani||3,350||100+70||160+70||3,410||Third round lost to Yaroslava Shvedova [WC]|
|11||11||Li Na||3,245||100||100||3,245||Second round lost to Sorana Cîrstea|
|12||12||Vera Zvonareva||3,160||160||160||3,160||Third round lost to Kim Clijsters|
|13||13||Dominika Cibulková||3,120||500||5||2,625||First round lost to Klára Zakopalová|
|14||14||Ana Ivanovic||3,070||160||280||3,190||Fourth round lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|15||15||Sabine Lisicki||2,697||900||500||2,297||Quarterfinals lost to Angelique Kerber |
|16||17||Flavia Pennetta||2,470||160+70||5+60||2,305||First round lost to Camila Giorgi [Q]|
|17||19||Maria Kirilenko||2,295||160||500||2,635||Quarterfinals lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|18||22||Jelena Janković||2,220||5||5||2,220||First round lost to Kim Clijsters|
|19||21||Lucie Šafářová||2,135||100||5||2,040||First round lost to Kiki Bertens|
|20||20||Nadia Petrova||2,225||280||160||2,105||Third round lost to Camila Giorgi [Q]|
|21||23||Roberta Vinci||1,965||160+280||280+60||1,865||Fourth round lost to Tamira Paszek|
|22||24||Julia Görges||1,945||160||160||1,945||Third round lost to Ana Ivanovic |
|23||25||Petra Cetkovská||1,945||280||100||1,765||Second round lost to Sloane Stephens|
|24||26||Francesca Schiavone||1,930||160||280||2,050||Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|25||27||Zheng Jie||1,850||100||160||1,910||Third round lost to Serena Williams |
|26||28||Anabel Medina Garrigues||1,835||5+130||100+70||1,870||Second round lost to Jana Čepelová [Q]|
|27||29||Daniela Hantuchová||1,820||160||5||1,665||First round lost to Jamie Hampton|
|28||32||Christina McHale||1,750||100||160||1,810||Third round lost to Angelique Kerber |
|29||33||Monica Niculescu||1,735||100||5||1,640||First round lost to Stéphanie Foretz Gacon|
|30||34||Peng Shuai||1,730||280||280||1,730||Fourth round lost to Maria Kirilenko |
|31||30||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||1,800||100||100||1,800||Second round lost to Varvara Lepchenko|
|32||35||Svetlana Kuznetsova||1,642||160||5||1,487||First round lost to Yanina Wickmayer|
The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.
|16||Kaia Kanepi||2,519||5||2,514||Heel injury|
|18||Andrea Petkovic||2,420||160||2,260||Right ankle injury|
Main draw wild card entries
The following players received wild cards into the main draw senior events.
- Ross Hutchins / Heather Watson
- Dominic Inglot / Laura Robson
- Jonathan Marray / Anne Keothavong
- Ken Skupski / Melanie South
Below are the lists of the qualifiers entering in the main draws.
'Men's Singles Qualifiers
Women's Singles Qualifiers
Men's Doubles Qualifiers
Women's Doubles Qualifiers
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
- Men's Singles
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.
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