US Open 2012 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 US Open women’s main draw singles 1st round matches begin on Monday 27 September at 11am local time at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York in the USA. In this post the full singles draw with the wild cards and qualifiers plus the seeded match-ups for the 3rd round is provided.

The 2012 US Open has 128 players vying for the title, a maximum of 2,000 WTA ranking points and US$1,900,000 for the winner. The US Open main draw is divided up between 12 Qualifiers [Q], 8 Wild Cards [WC] and 108 Direct Acceptances. The Top 32 ranked players amongst the 104 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 32 seeds ranged in rankings from World No.1 Victoria AZARENKA through to World No.34 PENG Shuai.

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The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the round of 32 is:

  • Victoria AZARENKA [1] v [28] ZHENG Jie
  • Julia GOERGES [18] v [16] Sabine LISICKI
  • LI Na [9] v [23] Kim CLIJSTERS
  • Varvara LEPCHENKO  [31] v [7] Samantha STOSUR
  • Maria SHARAPOVA [3] v [27] Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES
  • Nadia PETROVA [19] v [15] Lucie SAFAROVA
  • Marion BARTOLI [11] v [17] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  • Yanina WICKMAYER [25] v [5] Petra KVITOVA

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Caroline WOZNIACKI [8] v [26] Monica NICULESCU
  • Francesca SCHIAVONE [22] v [12] Ana IVANOVIC
  • Maria KIRILENKO [14] v [24] Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  • PENG Shuai [32] v [4] Serena WILLIAMS
  • Angelique KERBER [6] v [29] Tamira PASZEK
  • Christina MCHALE [21] v [10] Sara ERRANI
  • Dominika CIBULKOVA [13] v [20] Roberta VINCI
  • Jelena JANKOVIC [30] v [2] Agnieszka RADWANSKA
In the following draw only the Top 16 seeds names are bolded to make the possible round of 16 match-ups for the seeded players stand out for you.

The 2012 US Open women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA [1] v Alexandra PANOVA
  2. Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA v [Q] Kirsten FLIPKENS
  3. HSIEH Su-Wei v Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
  4. Virginie RAZZANO v [28] ZHENG Jie
  5. Julia GOERGES [18] v [Q] Kristyna PLISKOVA
  6. Mandy MINELLA v [WC] Olivia ROGOWSKA
  7. Stephanie FORETZ GACON v Anna TATISHVILI
  8. Sorana CIRSTEA v [16] Sabine LISICKI
  9. LI Na [9] v Heather WATSON
  10. Lesia TSURENKO [Q] v Casey DELLACQUA
  11. Samantha CRAWFORD [Q] v Laura ROBSON
  12. Victoria DUVAL [WC] v [23] Kim CLIJSTERS
  13. Varvara LEPCHENKO [31] v Mathilde JOHANSSON
  14. Anastasia RODIONOVA [Q] v [WC] Julia COHEN
  15. Edina GALLOVITS-HALL [Q] v [Q] Stefanie VOEGELE
  16. Petra MARTIC v [7] Samantha STOSUR
  17. Maria SHARAPOVA [3] v Melinda CZINK
  18. Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO v Sesil KARATANTCHEVA
  19. Timea BACSINSZKY v [WC] Mallory BURDETTE
  20. Lucie HRADECKA v [27] Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES
  21. Nadia PETROVA [19] v Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
  22. Simona HALEP v Iveta BENESOVA
  23. Alexandra CADANTU v Aleksandra WOZNIAK
  24. Melanie OUDIN [WC] v [15] Lucie SAFAROVA
  25. Marion BARTOLI [11] v Jamie HAMPTON
  26. Romina OPRANDI v Andrea PETKOVIC
  27. Kristina MLADENOVIC [WC] v Marina ERAKOVIC
  28. Daniela HANTUCHOVA v [17] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  29. Yanina WICKMAYER [25] v [Q] Julia GLUSHKO
  30. Pauline PARMENTIER v Michaella KRAJICEK
  31. Nicole GIBBS [WC] v Alize CORNET
  32. Polona HERCOG v [5] Petra KVITOVA

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Caroline WOZNIACKI [8] v Irina-Camelia BEGU
  2. Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA v [Q] Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA
  3. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Camila GIORGI
  4. Ayumi MORITA v [26] Monica NICULESCU
  5. Francecsa SCHIAVONE [22] v Sloane STEPHENS
  6. Akgul AMANMURADOVA v [Q] Tatjana MALEK
  7. Kimiko DATE-KRUMM v Sofia ARVIDSSON
  8. Elina SVITOLINA [Q] v [12] Ana IVANOVIC
  9. Maria KIRILENKO [14] v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  10. Agnes SZAVAY v Greta ARN
  11. Galina VOSKOBOEVA v Aranxta RUS
  12. Andrea HLAVACKOVA v [24] Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  13. PENG Shuai [32] v Elena VESNINA
  14. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v [LL] Eleni DANIILIDOU
  15. Mirjana LUCIC v Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  16. Coco VANDEWEGHE v [4] Serena WILLIAMS
  17. Angelique KERBER [6] v Anne KEOTHAVONG
  18. Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS [WC] v Venus WILLIAMS
  19. Johanna KONTA [Q] v Timea BABOS
  20. Olga GOVORTSOVA v [29] Tamira PASZEK
  21. Christina MCHALE [21] v Kiki BERTENS
  22. Olga PUCHKOVA [Q] v Irina FALCONI
  23. Vera DUSHEVINA v [Q] Nastassja BURNETT
  24. Garbine MUGURUZA v [10] Sara ERRANI
  25. Dominika CIBULKOVA [13] v Johanna LARSSON
  26. Bojana JOVANOVSKI v Mona BARTHEL
  27. Vania KING v Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  28. Urszula RADWANSKA v [20] Roberta VINCI
  29. Jelena JANKOVIC [30] v Katernya BONDARENKO
  30. Lara ARRUABARRENA-VECINO [Q] v Shahar PEER
  31. Ksenia PERVAK v Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  32. Nina BRATCHIKOVA v [2] Agnieszka RADWANSKA
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