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Singles, Women

Date6 – 13 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Tênis, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants64 from 36 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

For the singles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of four players per nation. The 56 best players qualified for Rio with eight more places being awarded by the International Tennis Federation. No two players from the same country started within the same section of the draw, which consisted of four sections of 16 players, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

Serena Williams, the current number one ranked player, lost her third round match against Elina Svitolina from Ukraine, and unseeded Puerto Rican Mónica Puig won the first ever gold medal for her country, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the final 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. A few weeks later Kerber won the US Open to become the number one on the WTA world ranking list and was the first German to top the rankings since Steffi Graf in 1997. She also ended Serena Williams’ record run of 186 weeks at number one.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Monica PuigPURGold
2Angelique KerberGERSilver
3Petra KvitováCZEBronze
4Madison KeysUSA
=5Elina SvitolinaUKR
=5Laura SiegemundGER
=5Darya KasatkinaRUS
=5Johanna KontaGBR
=9Serena WilliamsUSA
=9Yekaterina MakarovaRUS
=9Garbiñe MuguruzaESP
=9Kirsten FlipkensBEL
=9Carla SuárezESP
=9Sara ErraniITA
=9Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS
=9Samantha StosurAUS
=17Alizé CornetFRA
=17Heather WatsonGBR
=17Caroline WozniackiDEN
=17Anna Karolína SchmiedlováSVK
=17Nao HibinoJPN
=17Anastasiya PavlyuchenkovaRUS
=17Zhang ShuaiCHN
=17Lucie ŠafářováCZE
=17Kristina MladenovicFRA
=17Ana KonjuhCRO
=17Barbora StrýcováCZE
=17Zheng SaisaiCHN
=17Monica NiculescuROU
=17Caroline GarciaFRA
=17Misaki DoiJPN
=17Eugenie BouchardCAN
=33Daria GavrilovaAUS
=33Johanna LarssonSWE
=33Peng ShuaiCHN
=33Andrea PetkovicGER
=33Tímea BabosHUN
=33Lucie HradeckáCZE
=33Çağla BüyükakçayTUR
=33Roberta VinciITA
=33Andreea MituROU
=33Irina BeguROU
=33Polona HercogSLO
=33Magda LinettePOL
=33Timea BacsinszkySUI
=33Tsvetana PironkovaBUL
=33Karin KnappITA
=33Venus WilliamsUSA
=33Danka KovinićMNE
=33Aleksandra KrunićSRB
=33Annika BeckGER
=33Ana IvanovićSRB
=33Yanina WickmayerBEL
=33Kiki BertensNED
=33Ons JabeurTUN
=33Agnieszka RadwańskaPOL
=33Wang QiangCHN
=33Verónica CepedePAR
=33Teliana PereiraBRA
=33Stephanie VogtLIE
=33Jeļena OstapenkoLAT
=33Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ
=33Sloane StephensUSA
=33Mariana DuqueCOL

Round One (6 – 7 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Serena WilliamsUSA 1Daria GavrilovaAUS 6-4, 6-2
Match #2 Alizé CornetFRA Johanna LarssonSWE 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Match #3 Heather WatsonGBR Peng ShuaiCHN 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
Match #4 Elina SvitolinaUKR 15Andrea PetkovicGER 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Match #5 Petra KvitováCZE 11Tímea BabosHUN 6-1, 6-2
Match #6 Caroline WozniackiDEN Lucie HradeckáCZE 6-2, 6-2
Match #7 Yekaterina MakarovaRUS Çağla BüyükakçayTUR 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
Match #8 Anna Karolína SchmiedlováSVK Roberta VinciITA 67-5, 6-4
Match #9 Garbiñe MuguruzaESP 3Andreea MituROU 6-2, 6-2
Match #10 Nao HibinoJPN Irina BeguROU 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Match #11 Monica PuigPUR Polona HercogSLO 6-3, 6-2
Match #12 Anastasiya PavlyuchenkovaRUS 14Magda LinettePOL 6-0, 6-3
Match #13 Zhang ShuaiCHN Timea BacsinszkySUI 126-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Match #14 Laura SiegemundGER Tsvetana PironkovaBUL 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match #15 Lucie ŠafářováCZE Karin KnappITA 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Match #16 Kirsten FlipkensBEL Venus WilliamsUSA 54-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #17 Madison KeysUSA 7Danka KovinićMNE 6-3, 6-3
Match #18 Kristina MladenovicFRA Aleksandra KrunićSRB 6-1, 6-4
Match #19 Ana KonjuhCRO Annika BeckGER 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Match #20 Carla SuárezESP 9Ana IvanovićSRB 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Match #21 Barbora StrýcováCZE 16Yanina WickmayerBEL 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Match #22 Sara ErraniITA Kiki BertensNED 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Match #23 Darya KasatkinaRUS Ons JabeurTUN 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Match #24 Zheng SaisaiCHN Agnieszka RadwańskaPOL 46-4, 7-5
Match #25 Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS 8Wang QiangCHN 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Match #26 Monica NiculescuROU Verónica CepedePAR 6-2, 6-3
Match #27 Caroline GarciaFRA Teliana PereiraBRA 6-1, 6-2
Match #28 Johanna KontaGBR 10Stephanie VogtLIE 6-3, 6-1
Match #29 Samantha StosurAUS 13Jeļena OstapenkoLAT 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Match #30 Misaki DoiJPN Yaroslava ShvedovaKAZ 6-3, 6-4
Match #31 Eugenie BouchardCAN Sloane StephensUSA 6-3, 6-3
Match #32 Angelique KerberGER 2Mariana DuqueCOL 6-3, 7-5

Round Two (8 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round three.

Match #1 Serena WilliamsUSA Alizé CornetFRA 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Match #2 Elina SvitolinaUKR 15Heather WatsonGBR 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Match #3 Petra KvitováCZE 11Caroline WozniackiDEN 6-2, 6-4
Match #4 Yekaterina MakarovaRUS Anna Karolína SchmiedlováSVK 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match #5 Garbiñe MuguruzaESP 3Nao HibinoJPN 6-1, 6-1
Match #6 Monica PuigPUR Anastasiya PavlyuchenkovaRUS 146-3, 6-2
Match #7 Laura SiegemundGER Zhang ShuaiCHN 6-2, 6-4
Match #8 Kirsten FlipkensBEL Lucie ŠafářováCZE 6-2, 0-0 DNF
Match #9 Madison KeysUSA 7Kristina MladenovicFRA 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)
Match #10 Carla SuárezESP 9Ana KonjuhCRO 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Match #11 Sara ErraniITA Barbora StrýcováCZE 6-2, 6-2
Match #12 Darya KasatkinaRUS Zheng SaisaiCHN 6-1, 6-4
Match #13 Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS 8Monica NiculescuROU walkover
Match #14 Johanna KontaGBR 10Caroline GarciaFRA 6-2, 6-3
Match #15 Samantha StosurAUS 13Misaki DoiJPN 6-3, 6-4
Match #16 Angelique KerberGER 2Eugenie BouchardCAN 6-4, 6-2

Round Three (9 August 2016)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Elina SvitolinaUKR 15Serena WilliamsUSA 16-4, 6-3
Match #2 Petra KvitováCZE 11Yekaterina MakarovaRUS 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match #3 Monica PuigPUR Garbiñe MuguruzaESP 36-1, 6-1
Match #4 Laura SiegemundGER Kirsten FlipkensBEL 6-4, 6-3
Match #5 Madison KeysUSA 7Carla SuárezESP 96-3, 3-6, 6-3
Match #6 Darya KasatkinaRUS Sara ErraniITA 7-5, 6-2
Match #7 Johanna KontaGBR 10Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS 83-6, 7-5, 7-5
Match #8 Angelique KerberGER 2Samantha StosurAUS 136-0, 7-5

Quarter-Finals (11 August 2016)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 1Petra KvitováCZE 11Elina SvitolinaUKR 156-2, 6-0
Match #2 2Monica PuigPUR Laura SiegemundGER 6-1, 6-1
Match #3 3Madison KeysUSA 7Darya KasatkinaRUS 6-3, 6-1
Match #4 4Angelique KerberGER 2Johanna KontaGBR 106-1, 6-2

Semi-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Monica PuigPUR Petra KvitováCZE 116-4, 1-6, 6-3
Match #2 Angelique KerberGER 2Madison KeysUSA 76-3, 7-5

Final Round (13 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Monica PuigPUR Angelique KerberGER 26-4, 4-6, 6-1
Match 3/4 Petra KvitováCZE 11Madison KeysUSA 77-5, 2-6, 6-2