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2012 Australian Open – Women's Singles

2012 Australian Open
Champion   Victoria Azarenka
Runner-up   Maria Sharapova
Final score   6–3, 6–0
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 2011 2013 > 

Kim Clijsters was the defending champion but lost to Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.[1] Azarenka went onto 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.

Seeds

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

Qualifying

Wildcards

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Caroline Wozniacki 3 64  
11   Kim Clijsters 6 77  
  11   Kim Clijsters 4 6 3  
  3   Victoria Azarenka 6 1 6  
3   Victoria Azarenka 60 6 6
  8   Agnieszka Radwańska 77 0 2  
    3   Victoria Azarenka 6 6
  4   Maria Sharapova 3 0
    Ekaterina Makarova 2 3  
4   Maria Sharapova 6 6  
4   Maria Sharapova 6 3 6
  2   Petra Kvitová 2 6 4  
  Sara Errani 4 4
  2   Petra Kvitová 6 6  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
  A Rodionova 2 1     1   C Wozniacki 6 77  
WC   A Barty 2 64     A Tatishvili 1 64  
  A Tatishvili 6 77       1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
  P Parmentier 6 5 6       31   M Niculescu 2 2  
  A Kudryavtseva 3 7 3       P Parmentier 6 4 1
  A Cornet 7 0 3   31   M Niculescu 4 6 6  
31   M Niculescu 5 6 6       1   C Wozniacki 6 7
24   L Šafářová 2 4       13   J Janković 0 5
  C McHale 6 6       C McHale 3 77 6  
Q   I Pavlovic 5 64     M Erakovic 6 64 3  
  M Erakovic 7 77         C McHale 2 0
Q   K-c Chang 6 6       13   J Janković 6 6  
  P Martić 4 2     Q   K-c Chang 4 2
Q   L Robson 2 0   13   J Janković 6 6  
13   J Janković 6 6  

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   K Clijsters 7 6  
Q   MJ Köhler 5 1     11   K Clijsters 6 6  
  S Foretz Gacon 6 6     S Foretz Gacon 0 1  
  E Baltacha 2 4       11   K Clijsters 6 6  
  A Rus 64 1       20   D Hantuchová 3 2  
  L Tsurenko 77 6       L Tsurenko 6 4 3
Q   V Lepchenko 6 3 2   20   D Hantuchová 4 6 6  
20   D Hantuchová 4 6 6       11   K Clijsters 4 78 6
26   A Medina Garrigues 6 6       5   N Li 6 66 4
  E Birnerová 3 3     26   A Medina Garrigues 6 6  
  P Mayr-Achleitner 2 4     O Govortsova 1 0  
  O Govortsova 6 6       26   A Medina Garrigues 0r
  S Arvidsson 3 1       5   N Li[c] 3  
WC   O Rogowska 6 6     WC   O Rogowska 2 2
  K Pervak 3 1   5   N Li 6 6  
5   N Li 6 6  

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3   V Azarenka 6 6  
  H Watson 1 0     3   V Azarenka 6 6  
WC   C Dellacqua 6 6   WC   C Dellacqua 1 0  
  B Jovanovski 3 2       3   V Azarenka 6 6  
  A Keothavong 0 r         M Barthel 2 4  
  M Barthel[a] 6       M Barthel 7 6
  A Morita 6 1 5   32   P Cetkovská 5 3  
32   P Cetkovská 3 6 7       3   V Azarenka 6 6
19   F Pennetta 3 6 2         I Benešová 2 2
Q   N Bratchikova 6 1 6     Q   N Bratchikova 6 6  
  A Brianti 6 7     A Brianti 2 1  
  I Falconi 2 5       Q   N Bratchikova 1 3
  I Benešová 6 2 6         I Benešová 6 6  
  M Johansson 3 6 4       I Benešová 6 6
WC   A Rezaï 3 4   16   S Peng 2 4  
16   S Peng 6 6  

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10   F Schiavone 6 6  
  L Pous Tió 1 3     10   F Schiavone 4 3  
  A Yakimova 4 1     R Oprandi 6 6  
  R Oprandi 6 6         R Oprandi 6 3 1  
  K Date-Krumm 3 2       22   J Görges 3 6 6  
  E Daniilidou 6 6       E Daniilidou 2 0r
  P Hercog 3 63   22   J Görges[b] 6 2  
22   J Görges 6 77       22   J Görges 1 1
28   Y Wickmayer 5 2       8   A Radwańska 6 6
  G Voskoboeva 7 6       G Voskoboeva 6 6  
  T Pironkova 6 6     T Pironkova 4 4  
  S Mirza 4 2         G Voskoboeva 2 2
Q   P Ormaechea 6 3 7       8   A Radwańska 6 6  
  S Halep 1 6 5     Q   P Ormaechea 3 1
  B Mattek-Sands 712 4 2   8   A Radwańska 6 6  
8   A Radwańska 610 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 5

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

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14   S Lisicki 6 4 6  
Q   S Vögele 2 6 4     14   S Lisicki 6 6  
  S Pe'er 6 6     S Pe'er 1 2  
WC   I Holland 2 0       14   S Lisicki 2 6 6  
  S Stephens 6 6       18   S Kuznetsova 6 4 2  
  S Soler-Espinosa 4 2       S Stephens 66 5
  C Scheepers 3 6 0   18   S Kuznetsova 78 7  
18   S Kuznetsova 6 3 6       14   S Lisicki 6 2 3
30   A Kerber 6 6       4   M Sharapova 3 6 6
WC   B Bobusic 1 3     30   A Kerber 7 6  
  S Dubois 6 1 6     S Dubois 5 1  
  E Vesnina 4 6 4       30   A Kerber 1 2
  M Minella 1 1       4   M Sharapova 6 6  
Q   J Hampton 6 6     Q   J Hampton 0 1
  G Dulko 0 1   4   M Sharapova 6 6  
4   M Sharapova 6 6  

Section 7

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

Section 8

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

Notes

References

General
  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
  • "Australian Open 2012 Women's Singles - Main Draw". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
Specific
  1. ^ Clarey, Christoper (2011-01-29). "Clijsters, While Not at Her Best, Is Still Too Much for Li".  
  2. ^ Newman, Paul (2012-01-16). "Down Under & out: Brits crash out of Australian Open".  
  3. ^  
  4. ^ "Li Na advances after opponent retires".  
  5. ^ "Injury hands Kvitova easy win". australianopen.com.  
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