Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

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Women's singles
Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics
ChampionPuerto Rico Monica Puig
Runner-upGermany Angelique Kerber
Final score6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Secretary Kerry Watches As Venus Williams Prepares to Receive a Serve During A Tennis Match (28736162851).jpg
First-round match between Kirsten Flipkens and Venus Williams
VenueOlympic Tennis Centre
Dates6–13 August
Competitors64 from 36 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Monica Puig  Puerto Rico
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Angelique Kerber  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
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The women's singles tennis tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro from 6 to 13 August 2016. The draw for the event was conducted at 11 a.m. local time on Thursday, 4 August. There were 64 competitors from 36 nations.[1]

Serena Williams was the defending gold medalist, but she lost in the third round to Elina Svitolina. Monica Puig won Puerto Rico's first ever Olympic gold medal, defeating World No. 2 Angelique Kerber in the final, 6–4, 4–6, 6–1.[2] Puig became the first unseeded female player to win the Olympic gold medal in tennis. The bronze medal was won by Petra Kvitová, who defeated Madison Keys in the bronze medal match 7–5, 2–6, 6–2. It was Germany's first medal in women's singles since Steffi Graf in 1992 and the Czech Republic's first since Jana Novotná's in 1996.

Background[edit]

This was the 13th appearance of the women's singles tennis. A women's event was held only once during the first three Games (only men's tennis was played in 1896 and 1904), but has been held at every Olympics for which there was a tennis tournament since 1908. Tennis was not a medal sport from 1928 to 1984, though there were demonstration events in 1968 and 1984.[1]

Returning from the 2012 Games were gold medalist Serena Williams of the United States and quarterfinalists Angelique Kerber of Germany, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, and Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic. The 2000 champion, Venus Williams, was also back for her fifth Olympic singles appearance (sister Serena was only on her third). Serena and Kerber were the top two seeds this Games, with Venus #5.[1]

Montenegro and Turkey each made their debut in the event. France made its 12th appearance, most among nations to that point, having missed only the 1908 Games in London (when only British players competed).

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the women's singles was primarily through the WTA ranking list of 6 June 2016. An additional restriction was that players had to have been part of a nominated team for three Billie Jean King Cup events between 2013 and 2016 (with some exceptions). Nations had been limited to four players in the event since the 2000 Games. There were 64 quota places available for women's singles. The first 56 were assigned through the world ranking. There were two Tripartite Commission invitation places and 6 final qualification places allocated by the ITF based on continental and national representation along with world rankings.

Competition format[edit]

The competition was a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match. Matches were in best-of-3 sets. A tiebreak would be played in all sets reaching 6–6 (previously, no tiebreak would be used in the third set of a match).

Schedule[edit]

August
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00
Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Play cancelled due to rain Quarter-finals Semi-finals Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

Seeds[edit]

01.    Serena Williams (USA) (Third round)
02.    Angelique Kerber (GER) (Final, silver medalist)
03.    Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) (Third round)
04.    Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) (First round)
05.    Venus Williams (USA) (First round)
06.    Roberta Vinci (ITA) (First round)
07.    Madison Keys (USA) (Semifinals, fourth place)
08.    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) (Third round)


09.    Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) (Third round)
10.    Johanna Konta (GBR) (Quarterfinals)
11.    Petra Kvitová (CZE) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
12.    Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) (First round)
13.    Samantha Stosur (AUS) (Third round)
14.    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) (Second round)
15.    Elina Svitolina (UKR) (Quarterfinals)
16.    Barbora Strýcová (CZE) (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
               
15  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 0
11  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 6 6
11  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 4 6 3
 Monica Puig (PUR) 6 1 6
 Monica Puig (PUR) 6 6
 Laura Siegemund (GER) 1 1
 Monica Puig (PUR) 6 4 6
2  Angelique Kerber (GER) 4 6 1
7  Madison Keys (USA) 6 6
 Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3 1
7  Madison Keys (USA) 3 5 Bronze medal match
2  Angelique Kerber (GER) 6 7
10  Johanna Konta (GBR) 1 2 11  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 7 2 6
2  Angelique Kerber (GER) 6 6 7  Madison Keys (USA) 5 6 2

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1  S Williams (USA) 6 6
 D Gavrilova (AUS) 4 2 1  S Williams (USA) 77 6
 J Larsson (SWE) 1 6 3  A Cornet (FRA) 65 2
 A Cornet (FRA) 6 2 6 1  S Williams (USA) 4 3
 H Watson (GBR) 6 65 6 15  E Svitolina (UKR) 6 6
PR  S Peng (CHN) 4 77 3  H Watson (GBR) 3 6 3
 A Petkovic (GER) 6 1 3 15  E Svitolina (UKR) 6 1 6
15  E Svitolina (UKR) 2 6 6 15  E Svitolina (UKR) 2 0
11  P Kvitová (CZE) 6 6 11  P Kvitová (CZE) 6 6
 T Babos (HUN) 1 2 11  P Kvitová (CZE) 6 6
 C Wozniacki (DEN) 6 6  C Wozniacki (DEN) 2 4
Alt  L Hradecká (CZE) 2 2 11  P Kvitová (CZE) 4 6 6
 E Makarova (RUS) 3 6 78  E Makarova (RUS) 6 4 4
 Ç Büyükakçay (TUR) 6 0 66  E Makarova (RUS) 3 6 6
 AK Schmiedlová (SVK) 7 6  AK Schmiedlová (SVK) 6 4 2
6  R Vinci (ITA) 5 4

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3  G Muguruza (ESP) 6 6
Alt  A Mitu (ROU) 2 2 3  G Muguruza (ESP) 6 6
 N Hibino (JPN) 6 3 6  N Hibino (JPN) 1 1
 I-C Begu (ROU) 4 6 3 3  G Muguruza (ESP) 1 1
 M Puig (PUR) 6 6  M Puig (PUR) 6 6
IP  P Hercog (SLO) 3 2  M Puig (PUR) 6 6
IP  M Linette (POL) 0 3 14  A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3 2
14  A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6 6  M Puig (PUR) 6 6
12  T Bacsinszky (SUI) 77 4 67  L Siegemund (GER) 1 1
 S Zhang (CHN) 64 6 79  S Zhang (CHN) 2 4
 L Siegemund (GER) 1 6 6  L Siegemund (GER) 6 6
 T Pironkova (BUL) 6 4 2  L Siegemund (GER) 6 6
 L Šafářová (CZE) 4 6 6  K Flipkens (BEL) 4 3
PR  K Knapp (ITA) 6 1 1  L Šafářová (CZE) 2 0r
 K Flipkens (BEL) 4 6 77  K Flipkens (BEL) 6 0
5  V Williams (USA) 6 3 65

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7  M Keys (USA) 6 6
 D Kovinić (MNE) 3 3 7  M Keys (USA) 7 64 77
Alt  A Krunić (SRB) 1 4  K Mladenovic (FRA) 5 77 65
 K Mladenovic (FRA) 6 6 7  M Keys (USA) 6 3 6
 A Konjuh (CRO) 77 6 9  C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 3 6 3
 A Beck (GER) 65 1  A Konjuh (CRO) 65 3
 A Ivanovic (SRB) 6 1 2 9  C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 77 6
9  C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 2 6 6 7  M Keys (USA) 6 6
16  B Strýcová (CZE) 78 6  D Kasatkina (RUS) 3 1
 Y Wickmayer (BEL) 66 1 16  B Strýcová (CZE) 2 2
 S Errani (ITA) 4 6 6  S Errani (ITA) 6 6
 K Bertens (NED) 6 4 3  S Errani (ITA) 5 2
IP  O Jabeur (TUN) 6 64 1  D Kasatkina (RUS) 7 6
 D Kasatkina (RUS) 3 77 6  D Kasatkina (RUS) 6 6
IP  S Zheng (CHN) 6 7 IP  S Zheng (CHN) 1 4
4  A Radwańska (POL) 4 5

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
8  S Kuznetsova (RUS) 6 4 6
 Q Wang (CHN) 1 6 0 8  S Kuznetsova (RUS) w/o
 M Niculescu (ROU) 6 6  M Niculescu (ROU)
TRI  V Cepede Royg (PAR) 2 3 8  S Kuznetsova (RUS) 6 5 5
 C Garcia (FRA) 6 6 10  J Konta (GBR) 3 7 7
IP  T Pereira (BRA) 1 2  C Garcia (FRA) 2 3
TRI  S Vogt (LIE) 3 1 10  J Konta (GBR) 6 6
10  J Konta (GBR) 6 6 10  J Konta (GBR) 1 2
13  S Stosur (AUS) 1 6 6 2  A Kerber (GER) 6 6
 J Ostapenko (LAT) 6 3 2 13  S Stosur (AUS) 6 6
 M Doi (JPN) 6 6  M Doi (JPN) 3 4
Alt  Y Shvedova (KAZ) 3 4 13  S Stosur (AUS) 0 5
 E Bouchard (CAN) 6 6 2  A Kerber (GER) 6 7
 S Stephens (USA) 3 3  E Bouchard (CAN) 4 2
IP  M Duque Mariño (COL) 3 5 2  A Kerber (GER) 6 6
2  A Kerber (GER) 6 7

Participating nations[edit]

North America (6) South America (3) Europe (44) Oceania (2) Asia (8) Africa (1)
 Canada (1)  Brazil (1)  Belgium (2)  Australia (2)  China (4)  Tunisia (1)
 Puerto Rico (1)  Colombia (1)  Bulgaria (1)  Japan (2)
 United States (4)  Paraguay (1)  Croatia (1)  Kazakhstan (1)
 Czech Republic (4)  Turkey (1)
 Denmark (1)
 France (3)
 Germany (4)
 Hungary (1)
 Italy (3)
 Latvia (1)
 Liechtenstein (1)
 Montenegro (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Poland (2)
 Romania (3)
 Russia (4)
 Serbia (2)
 Slovakia (1)
 Slovenia (1)
 Spain (2)
 Sweden (1)
  Switzerland (1)
 Ukraine (1)
 United Kingdom (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Singles, Women". Olympedia. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Monica Puig makes Puerto Rico gold medal history in women's singles". Guardian. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

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