Rome 2012 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Italian Open in Rome women’s main draw singles 1st round matches begin on Saturday 12 May at 10am local time at the Foro Italico site in Rome, Italy. Rome is one of only five WTA Premier FIVE tournament each year and has 56 players vying for the title, a maximum of 900 WTA ranking points and € 385,000 Euros in prize money for the winner.

Rome has a 64-draw divided up between 8 Qualifiers (Q), 3 Wild Cards (WC), 45 Direct Acceptances and 8 BYES. The Top 16 ranked players amongst the 45 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 16 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Victoria AZARENKA) through to No.19 (Maria KIRILENKO).

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The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the round of 16 is:

  • Victoria AZARENKA [1] v [14] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  • Sabine LISICKI [11] v [8] LI Na
  • Agnieszka RADWANSKA [3] v [16] Maria KIRILENKO
  • Serena WILLIAMS [9] v [6] Caroline WOZNIACKI

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

  • Marion BARTOLI [7] v [12] Angelique KERBER
  • Jelena JANKOVIC [15] v [4] Petra KVITOVA
  • Samantha STOSUR [5] v [10] Francesca SCHIAVONE
  • Ana IVANOVIC [13] v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA

The 2012 Rome Women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA [1] v BYE
  2. Shahar PEER v PENG Shuai
  3. Roberta VINCI v [WC] Karin KNAPP
  4. Mirjana LUCIC [Q] v [14] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  5. Sabine LISICKI [11] v Marina ERAKOVIC
  6. Jarmila GAJDOSOVA v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  7. Iveta BENESOVA v Yanina WICKMAYER
  8. BYE v [8] LI Na
  9. Agnieszka RADWANSKA [4] v BYE
  10. Petra CETKOVSKA v [Q] Olga GOVORTSOVA
  11. Anna CHAKVETADZE [Q] v [Q] Sloane STEPHENS
  12. Flavia PENNETTA v [16] Maria KIRILENKO
  13. Serena WILLIAMS [9] v Galina VOSKOBOEVA
  14. Nadia PETROVA v [Q] Andrea HLAVACKOVA
  15. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES v ZHENG Jie
  16. BYE v [6] Caroline WOZNIACKI

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Marion BARTOLI [7] v BYE
  2. Aleksandra WOZNIAK [Q] v Julia GOERGES
  3. Vania KING v Tsvetana PIRONKOVA
  4. Anastasia RODIONOVA [Q] v [12] Angelique KERBER
  5. Jelena JANKOVIC [15] v Sorana CIRSTEA
  6. Sofia ARVIDSSON v Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  7. Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA v Ksenia PERVAK
  8. BYE v [4] Petra KVITOVA
  9. Samantha STOSUR [5] v BYE
  10. Timea BACSINSZKY v Sara ERRANI
  11. Venus WILLIAMS [WC] v Simona HALEP
  12. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v [10] Francesca SCHIAVONE
  13. Ana IVANOVIC [13] v Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  14. Alberta BRIANTI [WC] v [Q] Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA
  15. Christina MCHALE v Monica NICULESCU
  16. BYE v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA

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