The 2012 Malaysian Open women’s main draw singles 1st round matches began on Monday 27 February at 1pm local time in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is one of 30 WTA International category tournaments and the only WTA event in Malaysia each year, where 32 players are vying for this title, the maximum of 280 WTA ranking points and $37,000 in prize money.
Kuala Lumpur has a 32-draw divided up between 4 Qualifiers (Q), 4 Wild Cards (WC) and 24 Direct Acceptances. The Top 8 ranked players on Monday 20 February amongst the 24 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 8 seeds were ranked from World No.6 (Agnieszka RADWANSKA) through to No.77 (Anne KEOTHAVONG). The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Olivia ROGOWSKA from Australia who was ranked No.168 at the entry deadline date.
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This is the draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the quarter finals:
- Agnieszka RADWANSKA (1) v (8) Anne KEOTHAVONG
- Jarmila GAJDOSOVA (4) v (7) Jelena DOKIC
- Petra MARTIC (5) v (3) PENG Shuai
- Ayumi MORITA (6) v (2) Jelena JANKOVIC
The 2012 Malaysian Open women’s singles draw for the 1st round is:
- Agnieszka RADWANSKA (WC) (1) v Akgul AMANMURADOVA
- Karolina PLISKOVA (Q) v CHANG Kai-Chen
- Casey DELLACQUA v Bojana JOVANOVSKI
- HSIEH Su-Wei (Q) v (8) Anne KEOTHAVONG
- Jarmila GAJDOSOVA (WC) (4) v Kathrin WOERLE
- Eleni DANIILIDOU v Sania MIRZA
- Olivia ROGOWSKA v Elitsa KOSTOVA
- Kristina MLADENOVIC v (7) Jelena DOKIC
The bottom half of the draw is:
- Petra MARTIC (5) v Erika SEMA
- Karumi NARA v Noppawan LERTCHEEWAKARN
- Kristyna PLISKOVA (Q) v Iryna BREMOND
- Yvonne MEUSBURGER v (3) PENG Shuai
- Ayumi MORITA (6) v (Q) Nudnida LUANGNAM
- Olga PUCHKOVA (WC) v Misaki DOI
- Jill CRAYBAS v Yurika SEMA
- Caroline GARCIA v (2) (WC) Jelena JANKOVIC
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