The 2012 Memphis Open women’s main draw singles matches will begin on Sunday 19 February at 10am local time in Memphis, Tennessee in the USA. Memphis is one of 30 WTA International category tournaments each year and the first of eleven women’s professional tennis tournaments in the USA.
There are 32 main draw spots divided up between 4 Qualifiers (Q), 3 Wild Cards (WC) and 25 Direct Acceptances. The official tournament name is the Memphis International.
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The official draw was held on Friday 17 February and as soon as the qualifying event is complete OnCourt Advantage will add the names of the four qualifiers into their allocated spots in the draw below.
The 8 seeds were ranked from World No.32 (Nadia PETROVA) through to No.46 (and defending champion Magdalena RYBARIKOVA). The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Mirjana LUCIC from Croatia who was ranked No.130 at the cut-off date.
The Seeds: In a 32-player sized draw there are 8 seeded players. This means that all of the 8 seeds are separated in the draw so they play two rounds against lower ranked opponents who are unseeded, before they can meet another seed in the quarter finals.
The seeding is allocated to the 8 highest ranked players according to the latest WTA rankings BEFORE the draw is made. These latest rankings were released on Monday 13 February therefore the seeding can be worked out before it is officially announced.
The 2012 Memphis women’s singles seeds are:
1-Nadia PETROVA, 2-Ksenia PERVAK, 3-Lucie HRADECKA, 4-Marina ERAKOVIC, 5-Pauline PARMENTIER, 6-Elena BALTACHA, 7-Johanna LARSSON and 8-Magdalena RYBARIKOVA.
If any of the seeded players withdraw before taking the court for their 1st round match another player will replace that seed. If a replacement seed is selected he would be the next highest ranked player from the direct acceptances i.e. Donald YOUNG???.
The Wild Cards: were awarded to three Americans: Melanie OUDIN, Madison KEYS and Lauren DAVIS.
The Qualifiers: The 16-player qualifying tournament sets the task of winning 2 best-of-three tiebreak set matches in order to qualify for the main draw. These four players will have their names added here as soon as they win their final round of qualifying-> Camila GIORGI, Jamie HAMPTON, Alexa GLATCH and Irena PAVLOVIC.
This is the draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the quarter finals:
- Nadia PETROVA (1) v (8) Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
- Marina ERAKOVIC (4) v (6) Elena BALTACHA
- Pauline PARMENTIER (5) v (3) Lucie HRADECKA
- Johanna LARSSON (7) v (2) Ksenia PERVAK
The 2012 Memphis Open women’s singles draw for the 1st round is:
- Nadia PETROVA (1) v (Q) Camila GIORGI
- Melanie OUDIN (WC) v Stephanie FORETZ GACON
- Madison KEYS (WC) v Vera DUSHEVINA
- Jamie HAMPTON (Q) v (8) Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
- Marina ERAKOVIC (4) v Sloane STEPHENS
- Evgeniya RODINA v Irina FALCONI
- Olga GOVORTSOVA v Vesna DOLONTS
- Michaella KRAJICEK v (6) Elena BALTACHA
The bottom half of the draw is:
- Pauline PARMENTIER (5) v Andrea HLAVACKOVA
- Heather WATSON v Sofia ARVIDSSON
- Alexa GLATCH (Q) v (ALT) Lesia TSURENKO
- Anna TATISHVILI v (3) Lucie HRADECKA
- Johanna LARSSON (7) v (Q) Irena PAVLOVIC
- Lauren DAVIS (WC) v Varvara LEPCHENKO
- Alberta BRIANTI v Mirjana LUCIC
- Rebecca MARINO v (2) Ksenia PERVAK
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