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2012 WTA Tour

2012 WTA Tour
Serena Williams won two slams and an Olympic gold in singles
Serena Williams won two slams and an Olympic gold in singles
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 Serena Williams (7)
Most tournament finals Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova (9)
Prize money leader Victoria Azarenka ($7,928,920)
Points leader Victoria Azarenka (10,595)
Awards
Player of the year Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the year Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Most improved player of the year Sara Errani
Newcomer of the year Laura Robson
Comeback player of the year 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 [1]

Schedule

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

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
Kaia Kanepi
6–2, 6–1
Daniela Hantuchová Kim Clijsters
Francesca Schiavone
Iveta Benešová
Serena Williams
Jelena Janković
Andrea Petkovic
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Arantxa Parra Santonja

7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Zheng Jie
2–6, 6–3, 2–0 retired[a]
Flavia Pennetta Angelique Kerber
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Sabine Lisicki
Elena Vesnina
Sara Errani
Lucie Hradecká
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká

6–7(2–7), 6–2, [10–7]
Julia Görges
Flavia Pennetta
January 9 Apia International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Li Na Agnieszka Radwańska
Petra Kvitová
Caroline Wozniacki
Marion Bartoli
Lucie Šafářová
Daniela Hantuchová
Květa Peschke
Katarina Srebotnik

6–1, 4–6, [13–11]
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Mona Barthel
6–1, 6–2
Yanina Wickmayer Shahar Pe'er
Angelique Kerber
Simona Halep
Anna Chakvetadze
Sorana Cîrstea
Jarmila Gajdošová
Irina-Camelia Begu
Monica Niculescu

6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]
Chuang Chia-jung
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
Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–0
Maria Sharapova Kim Clijsters
Petra Kvitová
Caroline Wozniacki
Agnieszka Radwańska
Ekaterina Makarova
Sara Errani
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva

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

6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Elena Vesnina
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

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
Angelique Kerber
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–3
Marion Bartoli Yanina Wickmayer
Klára Zakopalová
Maria Sharapova
Mona Barthel
Julia Görges
Roberta Vinci
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond

7–6(7–3), 6–1
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Petra Martić
PTT Pattaya Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Daniela Hantuchová
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3
Maria Kirilenko Sorana Cîrstea
Hsieh Su-wei
Vera Zvonareva
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Vania King
Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Anastasia Rodionova

3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Chan Hao-ching
Chan Yung-jan
February 13 Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/26D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–1, 6–2
Samantha Stosur Agnieszka Radwańska
Marion Bartoli
Yanina Wickmayer
Christina McHale
Monica Niculescu
Lucie Šafářová
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–1
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
XX Copa BBVA Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
6–2, 7–5
Alexandra Panova Edina Gallovits-Hall
Tímea Babos
Mariana Duque-Mariño
Paula Ormaechea
Yaroslava Shvedova
Karin Knapp
Eva Birnerová
Alexandra Panova

6–2, 6–2
Mandy Minella
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
Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
Julia Görges Caroline Wozniacki
Jelena Janković
Daniela Hantuchová
Ana Ivanovic
Samantha Stosur
Sabine Lisicki
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–1
Sania Mirza
Elena Vesnina
Memphis International
Memphis, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sofia Arvidsson
6–3, 6–4
Marina Erakovic Vera Dushevina
Alberta Brianti
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
Michaëlla Krajicek
Lesia Tsurenko
Varvara Lepchenko
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká

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

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

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

7–5, 6–4
Chan Hao-ching
Rika Fujiwara

March

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
Victoria Azarenka
6–2, 6–3
Maria Sharapova Angelique Kerber
Ana Ivanovic
Agnieszka Radwańska
Li Na
Marion Bartoli
Maria Kirilenko
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond

6–2, 6–3
Sania Mirza
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
Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–4
Maria Sharapova Marion Bartoli
Caroline Wozniacki
Victoria Azarenka
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Li Na
Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova

7–6(7–0), 4–6, [10–4]
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

April

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
Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
Lucie Šafářová Polona Hercog
Samantha Stosur
Nadia Petrova
Vera Zvonareva
Sabine Lisicki
Venus Williams
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Lucie Šafářová

5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Yaroslava Shvedova
April 9 Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sara Errani
6–2, 6–2
Dominika Cibulková Sorana Cîrstea
Carla Suárez Navarro
Olga Govortsova
Yuliya Beygelzimer
Simona Halep
Julia Görges
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

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

6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Sofia Arvidsson
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
Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–4
Victoria Azarenka Agnieszka Radwańska
Petra Kvitová
Mona Barthel
Li Na
Angelique Kerber
Samantha Stosur
Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová

6–4, 7–5
Julia Görges
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Kiki Bertens
7–5, 6–0
Laura Pous Tió Simona Halep
Mathilde Johansson
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
Petra Cetkovská
Irina-Camelia Begu
Petra Cetkovská
Alexandra Panova

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

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

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

May

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
Serena Williams
6–1, 6–3
Victoria Azarenka Agnieszka Radwańska
Lucie Hradecká
Li Na
Varvara Lepchenko
Samantha Stosur
Maria Sharapova
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
May 14 Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Li Na Serena Williams
Angelique Kerber
Dominika Cibulková
Flavia Pennetta
Petra Kvitová
Venus Williams
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

6–2, 7–5
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
May 21 Brussels Open
Brussels, Belgium
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Agnieszka Radwańska
7–5, 6–0
Simona Halep Kaia Kanepi
Sofia Arvidsson
Alison van Uytvanck
Tsvetana Pironkova
Dominika Cibulková
Urszula Radwańska
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sania Mirza

6–3, 6–2
Alicja Rosolska
Zheng Jie
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 6–4
Alizé Cornet Pauline Parmentier
Sloane Stephens
Alexandra Panova
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Ayumi Morita
Johanna Larsson
Olga Govortsova
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik

6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Natalie Grandin
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
Maria Sharapova
6–3, 6–2
Sara Errani Samantha Stosur
Petra Kvitová
Dominika Cibulková
Angelique Kerber
Yaroslava Shvedova
Kaia Kanepi
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

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

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

June

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
Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
Jelena Janković Zheng Jie
Ekaterina Makarova
Misaki Doi
Roberta Vinci
Hsieh Su-wei
Irina Falconi
Tímea Babos
Hsieh Su-wei

7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond
NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Alizé Cornet
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Yanina Wickmayer Ksenia Pervak
Mandy Minella
Estrella Cabeza Candela
Chichi Scholl
Johanna Larsson
Yvonne Meusburger
Jill Craybas
Julia Görges
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [11–9]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Petra Martić
June 18 Aegon International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Tamira Paszek
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Angelique Kerber Marion Bartoli
Klára Zakopalová
Tsvetana Pironkova
Lucie Šafářová
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Ekaterina Makarova
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez

6–4, retired
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond
UNICEF Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$220,000 – Grass – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–3
Urszula Radwańska Kirsten Flipkens
Kim Clijsters
Roberta Vinci
Dominika Cibulková
Sofia Arvidsson
Francesca Schiavone
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci

6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Maria Kirilenko
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
Serena Williams
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Agnieszka Radwańska Angelique Kerber
Victoria Azarenka
Sabine Lisicki
Maria Kirilenko
Petra Kvitová
Tamira Paszek
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
7–5, 6–4
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Mike Bryan
Lisa Raymond

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

July

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
Serena Williams
7–5, 6–3
Coco Vandeweghe Sorana Cîrstea
Yanina Wickmayer
Chanelle Scheepers
Dominika Cibulková
Urszula Radwańska
Marion Bartoli
Marina Erakovic
Heather Watson

7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Jarmila Gajdošová
Vania King
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sara Errani
6–1, 6–3
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Irina-Camelia Begu
Laura Robson
Alexandra Cadanțu
Estrella Cabeza Candela
Julia Görges
Carla Suárez Navarro
Renata Voráčová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Darija Jurak
Katalin Marosi
July 16 Mercury Insurance Open
Carlsbad, United States
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Dominika Cibulková
6–1, 7–5
Marion Bartoli Chan Yung-jan
Nadia Petrova
Christina McHale
Jelena Janković
Varvara Lepchenko
Urszula Radwańska
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
6–2, 6–4
Vania King
Nadia Petrova
Sony Ericsson Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
$220,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Polona Hercog
0–6, 6–4, 7–5
Mathilde Johansson Johanna Larsson
Mona Barthel
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Klára Zakopalová
Sofia Arvidsson
Tsvetana Pironkova
Catalina Castaño
Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 5–7, [10–6]
Eva Hrdinová
Mervana Jugić-Salkić
July 23 Baku Cup
Baku, Azerbaijan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bojana Jovanovski
6–3, 6–1
Julia Cohen Olga Puchkova
Alexandra Panova
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Mandy Minella
Aleksandra Krunić
Nina Bratchikova
Irina Buryachok
Valeria Solovieva

6–3, 6–2
Eva Birnerová
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 Angelique Kerber
Caroline Wozniacki
Kim Clijsters
Petra Kvitová
Serena Williams
6–0, 6–1
Maria Sharapova Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
Maria Kirilenko
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond
Victoria Azarenka
Max Mirnyi

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

August

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
Petra Kvitová
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Li Na Caroline Wozniacki
Lucie Šafářová
Tamira Paszek
Aleksandra Wozniak
Roberta Vinci
Agnieszka Radwańska
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Kristina Mladenovic

7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Nadia Petrova
Katarina Srebotnik
August 13 Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Li Na
1–6, 6–3, 6–1
Angelique Kerber Venus Williams
Petra Kvitová
Agnieszka Radwańska
Samantha Stosur
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Serena Williams
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
6–1, 6–3
Katarina Srebotnik
Zheng Jie
August 20 New Haven Open at Yale
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$637,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Petra Kvitová
7–6(11–9), 7–5
Maria Kirilenko Caroline Wozniacki
Sara Errani
Olga Govortsova
Dominika Cibulková
Marion Bartoli
Lucie Šafářová
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond

4–6, 6–0, [10–4]
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Texas Tennis Open
Dallas, United States
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Roberta Vinci
7–5, 6–3
Jelena Janković Bojana Jovanovski
Casey Dellacqua
Peng Shuai
Chanelle Scheepers
Aleksandra Wozniak
Sorana Cîrstea
Marina Erakovic
Heather Watson
6–3, 6–0
Līga Dekmeijere
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
Serena Williams
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Victoria Azarenka Maria Sharapova
Sara Errani
Samantha Stosur
Marion Bartoli
Ana Ivanovic
Roberta Vinci
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–2
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Ekaterina Makarova
Bruno Soares
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]
Květa Peschke
Marcin Matkowski

September

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
Irina-Camelia Begu
6–4, 6–4
Donna Vekić Eva Birnerová
Urszula Radwańska
Alexandra Cadanțu
Bojana Jovanovski
Galina Voskoboeva
Alexandra Panova
Paula Kania
Polina Pekhova

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

7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
Alicja Rosolska
Heather Watson
September 17 KDB Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 6–0
Kaia Kanepi Ekaterina Makarova
Varvara Lepchenko
Klara Zakopalová
María José Martínez Sánchez
Kiki Bertens
Tamira Paszek
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Akgul Amanmuradova
Vania King
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Hsieh Su-wei
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Laura Robson Urszula Radwańska
Sorana Cîrstea
Mathilde Johansson
Chanelle Scheepers
Alizé Cornet
Peng Shuai
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Zhang Shuai
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Jarmila Gajdošová
Monica Niculescu
September 24 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier 5
$2,168,400 – Hard – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Nadia Petrova
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Agnieszka Radwańska Angelique Kerber
Samantha Stosur
Victoria Azarenka
Caroline Wozniacki
Sara Errani
Maria Sharapova
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
6–1, 6–4
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Květa Peschke

October

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
Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
Maria Sharapova Marion Bartoli
Li Na
Romina Oprandi
Carla Suárez Navarro
Agnieszka Radwańska
Angelique Kerber
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
7–5, 7–5
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Sania Mirza
October 8 Generali Ladies Linz p/b voestalpine
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
Julia Görges Irina-Camelia Begu
Kirsten Flipkens
Petra Martić
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sofia Arvidsson
Ana Ivanovic
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Květa Peschke
6–3, 6–4
Julia Görges
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
HP Japan Women's Open Tennis
Osaka, Japan
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Heather Watson
7–5, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
Chang Kai-chen Samantha Stosur
Misaki Doi
Jamie Hampton
Laura Robson
Chanelle Scheepers
Pauline Parmentier
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
6–1, 6–4
Kimiko Date-Krumm
Heather Watson
October 15 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$740,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
Samantha Stosur Ana Ivanovic
Sofia Arvidsson
Klára Zakopalová
Vesna Dolonc
Dominika Cibulková
Maria Kirilenko
Ekaterina Makarova
Elena Vesnina
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova
BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$220,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–2, 6–3
Monica Niculescu Andrea Petkovic
Daniela Hantuchová
Roberta Vinci
Ksenia Pervak
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Lucie Hradecká
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 6–4
Irina-Camelia Begu
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
Serena Williams
6–4, 6–3
Maria Sharapova Agnieszka Radwańska
Victoria Azarenka
Round Robin losers
Angelique Kerber
Li Na
Sara Errani
Petra Kvitová (withdrew)
Samantha Stosur
Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova

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

Statistical information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Number 1 ranking

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

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.

Number 1 ranking

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

# 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

as of November 12, 2012[9]

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

Points distribution

[5]
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

  • 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]
  • 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

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

Awards

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

See also

Notes

References

  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).  
  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, 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
  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. 

External links

  • Women's Tennis Association (WTA) official website
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) official website
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