Miami 2012 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Miami Open women’s main draw singles 1st round matches will begin on Tuesday 20 March at 11am local time in Florida in the USA. Miami is one of only four WTA Premier Mandatory category tournaments each year and has 96 players vying for this prestigious title, the maximum of WTA ranking points i.e. 1,000 and $712,000 US dollars in prize money for the winner.

Miami has a 128-draw divided up between 96 players: 12 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC), 76 Direct Acceptances and 32 BYES. The Top 32 ranked players amongst the 76 Direct Acceptances become the seeds and ALL have a BYE in the 1st round. The 32 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Victoria AZARENKA) through to No.33 (Nadia PETROVA).

The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO from Spain who was ranked No.82 at the entry deadline date, which means Miami is showcasing 76 of the Top 82 players in the world with only No.10 Andrea Petkovic unable to play due to injury from the seeded players.

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2011 Miami semi finalist Vera ZVONAREVA will be looking to recapture the form in Miami that saw her as the runner-up in back-to-back Grand Slams in 2010 and earn the World No.2 ranking. The 27-year-old Russian is pictured above preparing to play an overhead smash at the 2011 Japan Open.

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

  • Victoria AZARENKA (1) v (27) Lucie SAFAROVA
  • Angelique KERBER (18) v (16) Dominika CIBULKOVA
  • Francesca SCHIAVONE (11) v (22) Maria KIRILENKO
  • Nadia PETROVA (32) v (7) Marion BARTOLI
  • Petra KVITOVA (3) v (28) Monica NICULESCU
  • Daniela HANTUCHOVA (20) v (15) Ana IVANOVIC
  • Vera ZVONAREVA (9) v (24) Flavia PENNETTA
  • Kaia KANEPI (31) v (5) Agnieszka RADWANSKA

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

  • Samantha STOSUR (6) v (25) Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES
  • Roberta VINCI (21) v (10) Serena WILLIAMS
  • Julia GOERGES (14) v (23) Yanina WICKMAYER
  • Petra CETKOVSKA (29) v (4) Caroline WOZNIACKI
  • LI Na (8) v (26) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  • PENG Shuai (17) v (12) Sabine LISICKI
  • Jelena JANKOVIC (13) v (19) Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  • Sara ERRANI (30) v (2) Maria SHARAPOVA

The 2012 Miami Women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA (1) v BYE
  2. Eva BIRNEROVA (Q) v Michaella KRAJICEK
  3. Heather WATSON (WC) v Sorana CIRSTEA
  4. BYE v (27) Lucie SAFAROVA
  5. Angelique KERBER (18) v BYE
  6. ZHENG Jie v Lucie HRADECKA
  7. Anna TATISHVILI v Tamira PASZEK
  8. BYE v (16) Dominika CIBULKOVA
  9. Francesca SCHIAVONE  (11) v BYE
  10. Anastasiya YAKIMOVA v Ksenia PERVAK
  11. Alisa KLEYBANOVA (WC) v Johanna LARSSON
  12. BYE v (22) Maria KIRILENKO
  13. Nadia PETROVA (32) v BYE
  14. Simona HALEP v Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  15. Jamie HAMPTON (Q) v Polona HERCOG
  16. BYE v (7) Marion BARTOLI
  17. Petra KVITOVA (3) v BYE
  18. Venus WILLIAMS (WC) v Kimiko DATE-KRUMM
  19. Aleksandra WOZNIAK (WC) v Eleni DANIILIDOU
  20. BYE v (28) Monica NICULESCU
  21. Daniela HANTUCHOVA (20) v BYE
  22. Urszula RADWANKSA (Q) v (Q) Katernya BONDARENKO
  23. Vania KING v Laura POUS-TIO
  24. BYE v (15) Ana IVANOVIC
  25. Vera ZVONAREVA (9) v BYE
  26. Ayumi MORITA v (WC) Garbine MUGURUZA BLANCO
  27. Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO v (WC) Bojana JOVANOVSKI
  28. BYE v (24) Flavia PENNETTA
  29. Kaia KANEPI (31) v BYE
  30. Misaki DOI (Q) v Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA
  31. Magdalena RYBARIKOVA v (Q) Madison KEYS
  32. BYE v (5) Agnieszka RADWANSKA

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Samantha STOSUR (6) v BYE
  2. Klara ZAKOPALOVA v (Q) Valeria SAVINYKH
  3. Chanelle SCHEEPERS v Irina-Camelia BEGU
  4. BYE v (25) Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES
  5. Roberta VINCI (21) v BYE
  6. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Petra MARTIC
  7. ZHANG Shuai (WC) v Elena BALTACHA
  8. BYE v (10) Serena WILLIAMS
  9. Julia GOERGES (14) v BYE
  10. Jarmila GADJOSOVA v Kim CLIJSTERS
  11. Marina ERAKOVIC v Mathilde JOHANSSON
  12. BYE v (23) Yanina WICKMAYER
  13. Petra CETKOVSKA (29) v BYE
  14. Galina VOSKOBOEVA v Christina MCHALE
  15. Vera DUSHEVINA (Q) v Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA
  16. BYE v (4) Caroline WOZNIACKI
  17. LI Na (8) v BYE
  18. Alberta BRIANTI v (Q) Melinda CZINK
  19. Elena VESNINA v Iveta BENESOVA
  20. BYE v (26) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  21. PENG Shuai (17) v BYE
  22. Olivia ROGOWSKA (WC) v Stephanie FORETZ GACON
  23. Gisela DULKO v Sofia ARVIDSSON
  24. BYE v (12) Sabine LISICKI
  25. Jelena JANKOVIC (13) v BYE
  26. Mona BARTHEL v Greta ARN
  27. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v Jelena DOKIC
  28. BYE v (19) Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  29. Sara ERRANI (30) v BYE
  30. Pauline PARMENTIER v (Q) Sloane STEPHENS
  31. Shahar PEER v (Q) Alize CORNET
  32. BYE v (2) Maria SHARAPOVA

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