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Singles, Women

Date28 July – 5 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationAll-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Participants64 from 33 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

17 years after she made her LTA tour debut Serena Williams had won every major honour in the sport except one – an Olympic singles title. At the London Olympic she removed this one blemish on her career record with a virtuoso performance of power tennis that never gave any of her opponents even a vague glimpse of a victory. Despite playing four of her six matches against women who had topped the world rankings at some point during their careers, she dropped just 17 games on her way to the gold medal. After defeating current world number 1 Viktoriya Azarenko 6-1 6-2 in the semi-final Williams humiliated Mariya Sharapova in the gold medal match to the point where the biggest cheer of the day came when the Russian won her one and only game in a 6-0 6-1 defeat.

The American became only the second female player, after Steffi Graf, to win a golden slam of all 4 major championships and the Olympic title in singles play and the only player of either sex to do so in both singles and doubles.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Serena WilliamsUSAGold
2Mariya SharapovaRUSSilver
3Vika AzarenkaBLRBronze
4Mariya KirilenkoRUS
=5Angelique KerberGER
=5Caroline WozniackiDEN
=5Kim ClijstersBEL
=5Petra KvitováCZE
=9Nadiya PetrovaRUS
=9Venus WilliamsUSA
=9Vera ZvonaryovaRUS
=9Daniela HantuchováSVK
=9Ana IvanovićSRB
=9Sabine LisickiGER
=9Flavia PennettaITA
=9Julia GörgesGER
=17María MartínezESP
=17Ana T'at'ishviliGEO
=17Aleksandra WozniakCAN
=17Tímea BabosHUN
=17Urszula RadwańskaPOL
=17Francesca SchiavoneITA
=17Alizé CornetFRA
=17Yanina WickmayerBEL
=17Carla SuárezESP
=17Elena BaltachaGBR
=17Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ
=17Laura RobsonGBR
=17Peng ShuaiCHN
=17Tsvetana PironkovaBUL
=17Heather WatsonGBR
=17Varvara LepchenkoUSA
=33Irina BeguROU
=33Polona HercogSLO
=33Stephanie VogtLIE
=33Zheng JieCHN
=33Sara ErraniITA
=33Marina ErakovicNZL
=33Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ
=33Petra CetkovskáCZE
=33Jelena JankovićSRB
=33Mona BarthelGER
=33Klára ZakopalováCZE
=33Sofia ArvidssonSWE
=33Li NaCHN
=33Tamira PaszekAUT
=33Anabel MedinaESP
=33Anne KeothavongGBR
=33Samantha StosurAUS
=33Roberta VinciITA
=33Ágnes SzávayHUN
=33Christina McHaleUSA
=33Ons JabeurTUN
=33Simona HalepROU
=33Lucie ŠafářováCZE
=33Shahar Pe'erISR
=33Kateryna BondarenkoUKR
=33Hsieh Su-WeiTPE
=33Sorana CîrsteaROU
=33Dominika CibulkováSVK
=33Mariana DuqueCOL
=33Silvia SolerESP
=33Verónica CepedePAR
=33Agnieszka RadwańskaPOL
DNSPetra MartićCRO1

Round One (—)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 2Vika AzarenkaBLR 1Irina BeguROU 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Match #2 María MartínezESP Polona HercogSLO 6-2, 6-4
Match #3 Ana T'at'ishviliGEO ITFStephanie VogtLIE WC6-2, 6-0
Match #4 Nadiya PetrovaRUS 16Zheng JieCHN 6-4, 7-6
Match #5 3Venus WilliamsUSA Sara ErraniITA 96-3, 6-1
Match #6 Aleksandra WozniakCAN Marina ErakovicNZL 6-2, 6-1
Match #7 Tímea BabosHUN Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ 6-4, 6-2
Match #8 4Angelique KerberGER 7Petra CetkovskáCZE 6-1, 3-0 DNF
Match #9 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Jelena JankovićSRB 6-3, 6-1
Match #10 Urszula RadwańskaPOL Mona BarthelGER 6-4, 6-3
Match #11 Francesca SchiavoneITA Klára ZakopalováCZE 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Match #12 Vera ZvonaryovaRUS 13Sofia ArvidssonSWE 7-6, 6-4
Match #13 Daniela HantuchováSVK Li NaCHN 106-2, 3-6, 6-3
Match #14 Alizé CornetFRA ITFTamira PaszekAUT 7-6, 6-4
Match #15 Yanina WickmayerBEL Anabel MedinaESP 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Match #16 Caroline WozniackiDEN 8Anne KeothavongGBR ITF4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Match #17 Carla SuárezESP Samantha StosurAUS 53-6, 7-5, 10-8
Match #18 Kim ClijstersBEL Roberta VinciITA 6-1, 6-4
Match #19 Elena BaltachaGBR ITFÁgnes SzávayHUN 6-3, 6-3
Match #20 Ana IvanovićSRB 11Christina McHaleUSA 6-4, 7-5
Match #21 Sabine LisickiGER 15Ons JabeurTUN ITF4-6, 6-0, 7-5
Match #22 Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ Simona HalepROU 6-4, 6-2
Match #23 Laura RobsonGBR ALucie ŠafářováCZE 7-6, 6-4
Match #24 Mariya SharapovaRUS 3Shahar Pe'erISR 6-2, 6-0
Match #25 Petra KvitováCZE Kateryna BondarenkoUKR 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Match #26 Peng ShuaiCHN Hsieh Su-WeiTPE 6-3, 6-7, 7-5
Match #27 Flavia PennettaITA Sorana CîrsteaROU 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Match #28 Tsvetana PironkovaBUL Dominika CibulkováSVK 127-6, 6-2
Match #29 5Mariya KirilenkoRUS 13Mariana DuqueCOL ITF6-0, 1-1 DNF
Match #30 6Heather WatsonGBR ASilvia SolerESP 6-2, 6-2
Match #31 Varvara LepchenkoUSA Verónica CepedePAR WC7-5, 6-7, 6-2
Match #32 Julia GörgesGER Agnieszka RadwańskaPOL 27-5, 6-7, 6-4

Round Two (—)

Winners advanced to round three.

Match #1 Vika AzarenkaBLR 1María MartínezESP 6-1, 6-2
Match #2 Nadiya PetrovaRUS 16Ana T'at'ishviliGEO ITF6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Match #3 Venus WilliamsUSA Aleksandra WozniakCAN 6-1, 6-3
Match #4 Angelique KerberGER 7Tímea BabosHUN 6-1, 6-1
Match #5 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Urszula RadwańskaPOL 6-2, 6-3
Match #6 Vera ZvonaryovaRUS 13Francesca SchiavoneITA 6-3, 6-3
Match #7 Daniela HantuchováSVK Alizé CornetFRA ITF6-3, 6-0
Match #8 Caroline WozniackiDEN 8Yanina WickmayerBEL 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Match #9 Kim ClijstersBEL Carla SuárezESP 6-3, 6-3
Match #10 Ana IvanovićSRB 11Elena BaltachaGBR ITF6-4, 7-6
Match #11 Sabine LisickiGER 15Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Match #12 Mariya SharapovaRUS 3Laura RobsonGBR A7-6, 6-3
Match #13 Petra KvitováCZE Peng ShuaiCHN 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
Match #14 Flavia PennettaITA Tsvetana PironkovaBUL 7-5, 6-1
Match #15 Mariya KirilenkoRUS 13Heather WatsonGBR A6-3, 6-2
Match #16 Julia GörgesGER Varvara LepchenkoUSA 6-3, 7-5

Round Three (—)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Vika AzarenkaBLR 1Nadiya PetrovaRUS 167-6, 6-4
Match #2 Angelique KerberGER 7Venus WilliamsUSA 7-6, 7-6
Match #3 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Vera ZvonaryovaRUS 136-1, 6-0
Match #4 Caroline WozniackiDEN 8Daniela HantuchováSVK 6-4, 6-2
Match #5 Kim ClijstersBEL Ana IvanovićSRB 116-3, 6-4
Match #6 Mariya SharapovaRUS 3Sabine LisickiGER 156-7, 6-4, 6-3
Match #7 Petra KvitováCZE Flavia PennettaITA 6-3, 6-0
Match #8 Mariya KirilenkoRUS 13Julia GörgesGER 7-6, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Vika AzarenkaBLR 1Angelique KerberGER 76-4, 7-5
Match #2 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Caroline WozniackiDEN 86-0, 6-3
Match #3 Mariya SharapovaRUS 3Kim ClijstersBEL 6-2, 7-5
Match #4 Mariya KirilenkoRUS 13Petra KvitováCZE 7-6, 6-3

Semi-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Vika AzarenkaBLR 16-1, 6-2
Match #2 Mariya SharapovaRUS 3Mariya KirilenkoRUS 136-2, 6-3

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Serena WilliamsUSA 4Mariya SharapovaRUS 36-0, 6-1
Match 3/4 Vika AzarenkaBLR 1Mariya KirilenkoRUS 136-3, 6-4