2012 US Open – Women's Singles

2012 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
2012 US Open
Champion Serena Williams
Runner-up Victoria Azarenka
Final score 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Samantha Stosur was the defending champion, but she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals.

Kim Clijsters, a three-time champion who was on a 22-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, lost to Laura Robson for the first time in her career at the second round stage, bringing to a close her last professional singles tournament before retirement.

Serena Williams won the her fourth US Open singles title after defeating Azarenka 6–2, 2–6, 7–5 in the final, despite Azarenka had 5–3 lead in the third set. It was the first time since 1995 that the final went to three sets.

With the victory, Williams became only the third woman in history to win Wimbledon, Olympics, and the US Open in the same season after Steffi Graf and her sister, Venus Williams.

Seeds

  1. Victoria Azarenka (Final)
  2. Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
  3. Maria Sharapova (Semifinals)
  4. Serena Williams (Champion)
  5. Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
  6. Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
  7. Samantha Stosur (Quarterfinals)
  8. Caroline Wozniacki (First round)
  9. Li Na (Third round)
  10. Sara Errani (Semifinals)
  11. Marion Bartoli (Quarterfinals)
  12. Ana Ivanovic (Quarterfinals)
  13. Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
  14. Maria Kirilenko (Third round)
  15. Lucie Šafářová (Third round)
  16. Sabine Lisicki (First round)
  17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
  18. Julia Görges (First round)
  19. Nadia Petrova (Fourth round)
  20. Roberta Vinci (Quarterfinals)
  21. Christina McHale (First round)
  22. Francesca Schiavone (First round)
  23. Kim Clijsters (Second round)
  24. Klára Zakopalová (First round)
  25. Yanina Wickmayer (Second round)
  26. Monica Niculescu (First round)
  27. Anabel Medina Garrigues (First round)
  28. Zheng Jie (Third round)
  29. Tamira Paszek (First round)
  30. Jelena Janković (Third round)
  31. Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
  32. Peng Shuai (First round)

Qualifying

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