The 2012 Miami Open women’s main draw singles round of 16 matches will begin on Monday 26 March at 11am local time in Miami, Florida. In this post the round of 16 women’s singles main draw will be provided highlighting the remaining players seeded to progress through to the quarter finals, including how the seeds, wild cards and qualifiers have performed to date and the order of play.
The third tournament of the “BIG 14″ MAJOR events in 2012 has 16 players remaining vying for this prestigious title, 1,000 WTA ranking points and $712,000 US dollars in prize money for the winner.
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Six of the twelve qualifiers defeated higher ranked opponents in the first round but were unable to out perform any of the seeds. Five of the 7 wild cards repaid the faith of the tournament management and won through to the 2nd round including Alisa KLEYBANOVA and ZHANG Shuai. The other three wild cards have excelled and won back-to-back matches to now be playing for a spot in the final 16. Heather WATSON of Great Britain knocked out No.27 seed Lucie Safarova and Aleksandra WOZNIAK of Canada defeated No.28 seed Monica Niculescu.
Only five of the 16 seeds were upset in their 2nd round matches by unseeded opponents and none of the remaining Top 16 seeds were defeated in the 3rd round. The highest seed to be upset was No.3 seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova by former World No.1 and 7-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus WILLIAMS who is the current No.134.
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The 2012 Miami women’s singles draw for the round of 16 is:
- Victoria AZARENKA (1) v (16) Dominika CIBULKOVA
- Maria KIRILENKO (22) v (7) Marion BARTOLI
- Venus WILLIAMS (WC) v (15) Ana IVANOVIC
- Garbine MUGURUZA BLANCO (WC) v (5) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
The bottom half of the draw is:
- Samantha STOSUR (6) v (10) Serena WILLIAMS
- Yanina WICKMAYER (23) v (4) Caroline WOZNIACKI
- LI Na (8) v (12) Sabine LISICKI
- Ekaterina MAKAROVA v (2) Maria SHARAPOVA
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