Wimbledon 2011 Women’s Singles Draw

The 2011 Wimbledon women’s main draw singles matches will begin on Monday 20 June at 12 noon local time in London, Great Britain. The full singles draw is NOW listed below. There are 128 main draw spots divided up between 12 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC) and 108 Direct Acceptances.

The 108 direct acceptances are decided according to who the Top 108 ranked players in the world that are fit and able to compete at Wimbledon this year on 9 May 2011. If any direct acceptances withdraw after the first round of qualifying is completed then those spots are awarded to lucky losers. In addition, all 8 wild cards may not be awarded in which case an additional lucky loser will be added to the draw.

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The Seeds:

The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title a player must win 7 best-of-3 set matches in a row. Being seeded means that you the earliest round in the event that you can meet another seeded player is 3rd round in which only 32 players remain.

In a 128-player sized draw there are 32 seeded players. This means that all of the 32 seeds are separated in the draw so that play 2 rounds against lower ranked opponents who are unseeded, before they can meet another seed in the 3rd round.

The Wild Cards:

The wild cards were awarded at the discretion of the All England Lawn Tennis Club Committee they are-> Five British players Heather WATSONEmily WEBLEY-SMITH, Laura ROBSON, Katie O’BRIEN and Naomi BROADY. The committee decided to award only 7 of the possible 8 wild cards, in effect, denying one more British player a spot in the main draw. Two non-British players were awarded wild cards: Sabine LISICKI from Germany and Eleni DANIILIDOU of Greece.

The Qualifiers:

The 96-player qualifying tournament began on Tuesday 14 June and was scheduled to be completed on Thursday 16 June but is still yet to be completed after a number of days of rain interruptions. The qualifying event at Wimbledon is unlike any other Grand Slam because it is NOT held at the same venue.

The qualifying is held at the Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton. As soon as each player qualifies for the main draw OCA will add their names right here-> CHANG Kai-Chen, Marina ERAKOVIC, Camila GIORGI, Irina FALCONI, Tamarine TANASUGARN, Lesia TSURENKO, Vitalia DIATCHENKO, Misaki DOI, Kristyna PLISKOVA, Mona BARTHEL, Alexa GLATCH and Aleksandra WOZNIAK.

Wimbledon was first held in 1877 and is the only Grand Slam that is still played on grass. In the past up to 3 of the 4 Grand Slams were played on grass. Click this link-> Wimbledon 2011 Women’s Schedule of Play to see the FULL details about: prize money and WTA ranking points earned per round plus more details about the qualifying event.

OCA will be adding the names into the 3rd round match ups for seeds and the full singles draw as it occurs on Friday 17 June right below this. The men’s draw will follow the women’s draw. OCA will add the names of the 16 qualifiers into the full draw below once they are known.

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) versus (27) Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
  • Dominika CIBULKOVA (24) v (16) Julia GOERGES
  • Samantha STOSUR (10) v (20) PENG Shuai
  • Lucie SAFAROVA (31) v (5) Maria SHARAPOVA
  • LI Na (3) v (30) Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  • Ana IVANOVIC (18) v (13) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
  • Marion BARTOLI (9) v (21) Flavia PENNETTA
  • Maria KIRILENKO (26) v (7) Serena WILLIAMS

Which are the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players who are seeded to meet are:

  • Francesca SCHIAVONE (6) v (28) Ekaterina MAKAROVA
  • Shahar PE’ER (22) v (11) Andrea PETKOVIC
  • Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (14) v (17) Kaia KANEPI
  • Daniela HANTUCHOVA (25) v (4) Victoria AZARENKA
  • Petra KVITOVA (8) v (29) Roberta VINCI
  • Yanina WICKMAYER (19) v (12) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  • Jelena JANKOVIC (15) v (23) Venus WILLIAMS
  • Tsvetana PIRONKOVA (32) v (2) Vera ZVONAREVA

The 2011 Wimbledon women’s singles draw for the 1st round  is:

  1. Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) versus Aranxta PARRA SANTONJA
  2. Sania MIRZA v Virginie RAZZANO
  3. Anastasia RODIONOVA v Andrea HLAVACKOVA
  4. Alona BONDARENKO v (27) Jarmila GAJDOSOVA
  5. Dominika CIBULKOVA (24) v Mirjana LUCIC
  6. Polona HERCOG v Johanna LARSSON
  7. Mathilde JOHANSSON v (WC) Heather WATSON
  8. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES v (16) Julia GOERGES
  9. Samantha STOSUR (10) v Melinda CZINK
  10. Anastasiya YAKIMOVA v Sofia ARVIDSSON
  11. Elena BALTACHA v (Q) Mona BARTHEL
  12. Kirsten FLIPKENS v (20) PENG Shuai
  13. Lucie SAFAROVA (31) v Lucie HRADECKA
  14. Klara ZAKOPALOVA v (WC) Emily WEBLEY-SMITH
  15. Angelique KERBER v (WC) Laura ROBSON
  16. Anna CHAKVETADZE v (5) Maria SHARAPOVA
  17. LI Na (3) v Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA
  18. Sabine LISICKI (WC) v Anastasija SEVASTOVA
  19. ZHENG Jie v Zuzana ONDRASKOVA
  20. Misaki DOI (Q) v (30) Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  21. Ana IVANOVIC (18) v Melanie OUDIN
  22. Coco VANDEWEGHE v (WC) Eleni DANIILIDOU
  23. Kristina BARROIS v Petra CETKOVSKA
  24. Olga GOVORTSOVA v (13) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
  25. Marion BARTOLI (9) v (Q) Kristyna PLISKOVA
  26. Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO v Romina OPRANDI
  27. Evgeniya RODINA v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  28. Irina-Camelia BEGU v (21) Flavia PENNETTA
  29. Maria KIRILENKO (26) v Alberta BRIANTI
  30. Tamarine TANASUGARN (Q) v Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  31. Simona HALEP v Bojana JOVANOVSKI
  32. Aravane REZAI v (7) Serena WILLIAMS

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Francesca SCHIAVONE (6) v Jelena DOKIC
  2. Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA v (Q) Aleksandra WOZNIAK
  3. Ayumi MORITA v Tamira PASZEK
  4. Christina MCHALE v (28) Ekaterina MAKAROVA
  5. Shahar PE’ER (22) v Ksenia PERVAK
  6. Sorana CIRSTEA v Pauline PARMENTIER
  7. Irina FALCONI (Q) v (LL) Stephanie DUBOIS
  8. Greta Arn Stephanie FORETZ GACON (LL) v (11) Andrea PETKOVIC
  9. Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (14) v (Q) Lesia TSURENKO
  10. Vesna DOLONTS v Nadia PETROVA
  11. Katernya BONDARENKO v Alize CORNET
  12. Sara ERRANI v (17) Kaia KANEPI
  13. Daniela HANTUCHOVA (25) v (Q) Vitalia DIATCHENKO
  14. CHANG Kai-Chen (Q) v (Q) Marina ERAKOVIC
  15. Sandra ZAHLAVOVA v Iveta BENESOVA
  16. Magdalena RYBARIKOVA v (4) Victoria AZARENKA
  17. Petra KVITOVA (8) v (Q) Alexa GLATCH
  18. Naomi BROADY (WC) v Anne KEOTHAVONG
  19. Rebecca MARINO v Patricia MAYR-ACHLEITNER
  20. Vera DUSHEVINA v (29) Roberta VINCI
  21. Yanina WICKMAYER (19) v Varvara LEPCHENKO
  22. Anastasia PIVOVAROVA v Anna TATISHVILI
  23. Jill CRAYBAS v Alexandra DULGHERU
  24. ZHANG Shuai v (12) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  25. Jelena JANKOVIC (15) v Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  26. Monica NICULESCU v Sybille BAMMER
  27. Katie O’BRIEN (WC) v Kimiko DATE-KRUMM
  28. Akgul AMANMURADOVA v (23) Venus WILLIAMS
  29. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA (32) v (Q) Camila GIORGI
  30. Vania KING v Petra MARTIC
  31. Elena VESNINA v Laura POUS-TIO
  32. Alison RISKE v (2) Vera ZVONAREVA

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