The 2012 Wimbledon women’s qualifying singles draw 1st round matches begin on Tuesday 19 June at 11am local time in Roehampton in the United Kingdom. Wimbledon 2012 is the 8th MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments each year for the women and has 208 players vying for the title, a maximum of 2,000 WTA ranking points and £1,150,000 (pounds sterling) in prize money for the winner. In this post some interesting facts about the women’s qualifying and the full list of the qualifying draw will be provided.
Wimbledon has a 96 player qualifying singles draw divided up between 8 Wild Cards [WC] and 88 Direct Acceptances vying for the 12 spots allocated to qualifiers in the singles main draw. The Top 24 ranked players amongst the 88 Direct Acceptances according to the WTA rankings on 11 June 2012 become the 24 seeds. The 24 seeds were ranked from world No.102 (Melinda CZINK) through to No.142 (Bibiane SCHOOFS).
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Pictured above after making contact with the ball for this forehand volley is 2012 Wimbledon wild card recipient Yaroslava SHVEDOVA. Shvedova improved 80 spots with the 560 WTA ranking points she earned at Roland Garros to jump up to No.62. Shvedova is currently ranked No.65, which is well inside the cut-off to earn a main draw spot at Wimbledon but only AFTER the cut-off date and her recent Grand Slam quarter final performance and her new ranking are the reasons she received a wild card.
The 1.8m Shvedova won seven matches in a row to make the quarter finals at Roland Garros this year, including three of them to qualify for the main draw. Shvedova had to play qualifying because her ranking was No.142 and along the way defeated defending Roland Garros champion Li Na in the round of 16, 6-2 6-0 after losing the first set 6-3. The former No.29 lost narrowly in the quarter finals 6-4 in the third set to reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Who will be the best performed qualifier at Wimbledon this year?
Click here for further details about the 2012 Wimbledon women’s qualifying singles draw, including the round-by-round breakdown of prize money and ranking points. The seeded player’s are bolded in the draw below.
The 2012 Wimbledon women’s qualifying singles draw is:
- Melinda CZINK  v Victoria LARRIERE
- Ekaterina IVANOVA v Maria Joao KOEHLER
- Jade WINDLEY [WC] v Marta SIROTKINA
- Heidi EL TABAKH v  Kurumi NARA
- Eva BIRNEROVA  v Petra RAMPRE
- ZHANG Shuai v Junri NAMIGATA
- Elitsa KOSTOVA v Annika BECK
- Monique ADAMCZAK v  Yvonne MEUSBURGER
- Garbine MUGURUZA BLANCO  v Elina SVITOLINA
- Katy DUNNE [WC] v Maria Elena CAMERIN
- Florencia MOLINERO v Yuliya BEYGELZIMER
- Cagla BUYUKAKCAY v  Claire FEUERSTEIN
- Misaki DOI  v Tetiana LUZHANSKA
- Marta DOMACHOWSKA v Madison KEYS
- Kristina MLADENOVIC v [WC] Anna FITZPATRICK
- Reka-Luca JANI v  Dinah PFIZENMAIER
- Sesil KARATANTCHEVA  v Madison BRENGLE
- Lisa WHYBOURN [WC] v Sarah GRONERT
- Noppawan LERTCHEEWAKARN v Sandra ZANIEWSKA
- Madalina GOJNEA v  Michaela BUZARNESCU
- Mariana DUQUE-MARINO  v Estrella CABEZA CANDELA
- Jill CRAYBAS v Vesna DOLONC
- Nastassja BURNETT v Ines FERRER SUAREZ
- Amra SADIKOVIC v  Valeria SAVINYKH
- Paula ORMAECHEA  v Ekaterina BYCHKOVA
- Olga SAVCHUK v Vitalia DIATCHENKO
- Chanel SIMMONDS v Margalita CHAKHNASHVILI
- Jana CEPELOVA v  Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA
- Stefanie VOEGELE  v Grace MIN
- Kristyna PLISKOVA v Olga PUCHKOVA
- Iryna BREMOND v Irena PAVLOVIC
- Tara MOORE [WC] v  Erika SEMA
- Karolina PLISKOVA  v CHAN Yung-Jan
- Ajla TOMLJANOVIC v Michelle LARCHER DE BRITO
- Caroline GARCIA v Alison RISKE
- Yurika SEMA v  Julia COHEN
- Olivia ROGOWSKA  v Sharon FICHMAN
- Emily WEBLEY-SMITH [WC] v Camila GIORGI
- Alexa GLATCH v Anna FLORIS
- Veronica CEPEDE ROYG v  Aravane REZAI
- Lara ARRUABARRENA-VECIN  v [WC] Melanie SOUTH
- Gail BRODSKY v Tatjana MALEK
- Kathrin WOERLE v Kristina BARROIS
- Tamaryn HENDLER v  Coco VANDEWEGHE
- Mirjana LUCIC  v Elena BOGDAN
- Gisela DULKO v [WC] Samantha MURRAY
- Teliana PEREIRA v ZHENG Saisai
- Dia EVTIMOVA v  Bibiane SCHOOFS
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photo credit: Keith Allison