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2012 Australian Open

2012 Australian Open
Date:   16–29 January
Edition:   100th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Hardcourt (Plexicushion)
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Melbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Victoria Azarenka
Men's Doubles
Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek
Women's Doubles
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Vera Zvonareva
Mixed Doubles
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Horia Tecău
Boys' Singles
Luke Saville
Girls' Singles
Taylor Townsend
Boys' Doubles
Liam Broady / Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Girls' Doubles
Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Maikel Scheffers
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Peter Norfolk
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Ronald Vink / Robin Ammerlaan
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Andrew Lapthorne / Peter Norfolk
Australian Open
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The 2012 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from 16 to 29 January 2012. It was the 100th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year. The tournament consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players competed in singles and doubles tournaments.

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title after he defeated Rafael Nadal in the longest final in history. The 2012 final passed the 2008 Wimbledon final for the record, finishing after 5 hours and 53 minutes of play. Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova for her first Grand Slam title; and over took Caroline Wozniacki as the number one ranked player on the WTA Tour. In the doubles Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek won the title. Paes completed a career Grand Slam with the title while Štěpánek won his first Slam. On the women's side an all Russian duo of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva took the title. The mixed event was won by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Horia Tecău.

Contents

  • Tournament 1
  • Points and prize money 2
    • Point distribution 2.1
      • Seniors points 2.1.1
      • Junior points 2.1.2
      • Wheelchair points 2.1.3
    • Prize money 2.2
      • Men's and Women's Singles 2.2.1
      • Men's and Women's Doubles 2.2.2
      • Mixed Doubles 2.2.3
  • Day-by-day summaries 3
    • Key 3.1
    • Day 1 (16 January) 3.2
    • Day 2 (17 January) 3.3
    • Day 3 (18 January) 3.4
    • Day 4 (19 January) 3.5
    • Day 5 (20 January) 3.6
    • Day 6 (21 January) 3.7
    • Day 7 (22 January) 3.8
    • Day 8 (23 January) 3.9
    • Day 9 (24 January) 3.10
    • Day 10 (25 January) 3.11
    • Day 11 (26 January) 3.12
    • Day 12 (27 January) 3.13
    • Day 13 (28 January) 3.14
    • Day 14 (29 January) 3.15
  • Events 4
    • Seniors 4.1
      • Men's Singles 4.1.1
      • Women's Singles 4.1.2
      • Men's Doubles 4.1.3
      • Women's Doubles 4.1.4
      • Mixed Doubles 4.1.5
    • Juniors 4.2
      • Boys' Singles 4.2.1
      • Girls' Singles 4.2.2
      • Boys' Doubles 4.2.3
      • Girls' Doubles 4.2.4
    • Other events 4.3
      • Wheelchair Men's Singles 4.3.1
      • Wheelchair Women's Singles 4.3.2
      • Wheelchair Quad Singles 4.3.3
      • Wheelchair Men's Doubles 4.3.4
      • Wheelchair Women's Doubles 4.3.5
      • Wheelchair Quad Doubles 4.3.6
  • Broadcast 5
  • Players 6
    • Seniors 6.1
      • Singles Seeds 6.1.1
        • Men's Singles 6.1.1.1
        • Withdrawn players (Men's Singles) 6.1.1.2
        • Women's Singles 6.1.1.3
        • Withdrawn players (Women's Singles) 6.1.1.4
      • Main Draw Wildcard Entries 6.1.2
        • Men's Singles 6.1.2.1
        • Women's Singles 6.1.2.2
        • Men's Doubles 6.1.2.3
        • Women's Doubles 6.1.2.4
        • Mixed Doubles 6.1.2.5
      • Qualifying entries 6.1.3
        • Men's Singles 6.1.3.1
        • Women's Singles 6.1.3.2
    • Juniors 6.2
      • Singles Seeds 6.2.1
        • Boys' Singles 6.2.1.1
        • Girls' Singles 6.2.1.2
    • Wheelchair Tennis 6.3
      • Singles Seeds 6.3.1
        • Men's Singles 6.3.1.1
        • Women 6.3.1.2
        • Quad 6.3.1.3
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Tournament

The 2012 Australian Open took place in January 2012 at Melbourne Park. The men's singles was staged for the 100th time. There have been 59 different previous winners and the 100th staging of the event was marked by a special coin and the 2012 Champion received a special medallion. The tournament also marked 50 years since Rod Laver won his first Grand Slam.[1] For the first time Hawk-Eye ball tracking system was used on the Margaret Court Arena,[2] while Ken Fletcher was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

Points and prize money

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Seniors points

Stage Men's Singles[4] Men's Doubles[4] Women's Singles[5] Women's Doubles[5]
Champion 2000
Runner up 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd round 8 40
Qualifying 1st round 0 2

Junior points

Stage[6][7] Boys Singles Boys Doubles Girls Singles Girls Doubles
Champion 250 180 250 180
Runner up 180 120 180 120
Semifinals 120 80 120 80
Quarterfinals 80 50 80 50
Round of 16 50 30 50 30
Round of 32 30 30
Qualifier who loses in first round 25 25
Qualifying Final Round 20 20

Wheelchair points

Stage[8] Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles Quad Singles Quad Doubles
Champion 800
Runner up 500 100
Semifinals/3rd 375 100 375 100 375
Quarterfinals/4th 100 100 100

Prize money

The 2012 Australian Open was the richest Grand Slam tournament in history, with the singles champions pocketing 2.3 million dollars.[9] All prize money is in Australian dollars (AUD); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

Day-by-day summaries

Key

Day 1 (16 January)

In Men's Singles, on the opening day, play began with Local hope Bernard Tomic struggling in the beginning two sets but later working hard in the next three sets, defeating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Juan Martín del Potro also had to earn victory by losing the first set but later winning the next three sets defeating Adrian Mannarino. Meanwhile, Rafael overcomes Alex Kuznetsov. Spaniard Pere Riba had to defeat compatriot Albert Montañés whereas Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky had to defeat his compatriot Illya Marchenko to advance to the second round. Florent Serra advanced to the second round after Steve Darcis was forced to retire in the third set, leading two sets to love, because of leg cramps. Other seeds such as Tomáš Berdych, Mardy Fish, Nicolás Almagro, Alexandr Dolgopolov, John Isner, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kevin Anderson along with Marcos Baghdatis, Olivier Rochus, Tommy Haas, Andreas Beck and Grigor Dimitrov all progressed comfortably into the second round while Juan Mónaco, Ivan Ljubičić and Jürgen Melzer were sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, Roger beats Kudryavtsev in three straight tiebreakers and Nalbandian advanced to the second round after Nieminen was forced to retire in the second set because of stomach cramps.

In Women's Singles, on the opening day, play began with Azarenka taking out Heather Watson in straight sets. Later, the defending champion, Clijsters gets past qualifier Maria João Köhler. Li Na had an easy win over Ksenia Pervak and Francesca Schiavone square off in two straight easy sets defeating Laura Pous Tió. Wild card Dellacqua overcomes Jovanovski and Janković cruise into second round defeating qualifier Laura Robson. Mona Barthel advanced to the second round after Anne Keothavong was forced to retire after the first set because of foodborne illness. Other seeds such as Agnieszka Radwańska, Peng Shuai, Daniela Hantuchová, Julia Görges, Monica Niculescu and Petra Cetkovská along with Anna Tatishvili, Romina Oprandi, Pauline Parmentier, wild card Olivia Rogowska, Eleni Daniilidou, Tsvetana Pironkova, Olga Govortsova and Alberta Brianti all progressed comfortably into the second round while Flavia Pennetta, Lucie Šafářová and Yanina Wickmayer were sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, top seeded Wozniacki dismantles Anastasia Rodionova in two straight sets advancing to the second round.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Victoria Azarenka [3] Heather Watson 6–1, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Bernard Tomic Fernando Verdasco [22] 4–6, 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round Kim Clijsters [11] Maria João Köhler [Q] 7–5, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Roger Federer [3] Alexander Kudryavtsev [Q] 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Caroline Wozniacki [1] Anastasia Rodionova 6–2, 6–1
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round Juan Martín del Potro [11] Adrian Mannarino 2–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round Li Na [5] Ksenia Pervak 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round Francesca Schiavone [10] Laura Pous Tió 6–1, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Rafael Nadal [2] Alex Kuznetsov [Q] 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Casey Dellacqua [WC] Bojana Jovanovski 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Tomáš Berdych [7] Albert Ramos 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Alexandr Dolgopolov[13] Greg Jones [WC] 1–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Jelena Janković [13] Laura Robson [Q] 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round David Nalbandian Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 5–2 retired
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 2 (17 January)

In Men's Singles, day two play began with Novak dismantling Italian Lorenzi in three straight sets. Andy Murray lost the first set but later won the next three sets defeating Ryan Harrison. Andy Roddick overcomes Robin Haase and Ferrer had an easy win over Machado. Monfils defeats local wild card Matosevic. Frederico Gil advanced to the second round after Ivan Dodig was forced to retire in the fourth set because of shoulder and back injuries. Also, Édouard Roger-Vasselin advanced to the second round after Xavier Malisse was forced to retire after the first set because of an arm injury. Other seeds such as Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet, Kei Nishikori, Marcel Granollers and Juan Ignacio Chela along with Matthew Ebden, James Duckworth, Santiago Giraldo, Thomaz Bellucci, Tatsuma Ito, Julien Benneteau and Ryan Sweeting all progressed comfortably into the second round while Radek Štepánek was sent crashing out in the first round. In the evening, Hewitt beats Stebe and Tsonga outlasts Istomin both advancing to the second round.

In Women's Singles, day two play began with Kvitová easing through to the Third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets by defeating Dushevina. Maria Sharapova had an easy win advancing to the third round by defeating Gisela Dulko. Maria Kirilenko defeats Jarmila Gajdošová. Jelena Dokić overcomes Protected Ranking [PR] Anna Chakvetadze. Kuznetsova outlasts Scheepers. Other seeds such as Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli, Sabine Lisicki, Dominika Cibulková, Ana Ivanovic and Angelique Kerber along with Jamie Hampton, Sloane Stephens, Ekaterina Makarova, Shahar Pe'er, Aleksandra Wozniak, Zheng Jie, Lucie Hradecká, Gréta Arn, Stéphanie Dubois and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová all progressed comfortably into the second round while Sorana Cîrstea impresses in the fourth round by defeating sixth seeded Samantha Stosur. In the evening, Serena advances to the third round by defeating Paszek.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Petra Kvitová [2] Vera Dushevina 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Novak Djokovic [1] Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–0, 6–0
Women's Singles 1st Round Sorana Cîrstea Samantha Stosur[6] 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round Lleyton Hewitt [WC] Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 7–5, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Women's Singles 1st Round Serena Williams [12] Tamira Paszek 6–3, 6–2
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round Maria Kirilenko [27] Jarmila Gajdošová 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Maria Sharapova [4] Gisela Dulko 6–0, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Andy Murray [4] Ryan Harrison 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round Andy Roddick [15] Robin Haase 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st Round David Ferrer [5] Rui Machado 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round Jelena Dokić Anna Chakvetadze [PR] 6–2, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round Gaël Monfils [14] Marinko Matosevic [WC] 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round Svetlana Kuznetsova [18] Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Denis Istomin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 3 (18 January)

Men's Singles on day 3 began with Nadal having straight sets easy win on protected ranking Haas. Berdych wins over Rochus while Dolgopolov knocked out Tobias Kamke. Roger received a walkover into the third round after Andreas Beck withdrew from the tournament because of a lower back injury. Nalbandian puts up a fight but Isner advances to the third round. Philipp Kohlschreiber advanced to the third round after Pere Riba was forced to retire in the second set because of a left foot injury. Other seeds such as Nicolás Almagro, Juan Martín del Potro, Feliciano López and Kevin Anderson along with qualifier Lukáš Lacko, Lu Yen-hsun and Ivo Karlović advance to the third round except Mardy Fish who lost to Colombian Alejandro Falla. Later in the evening, Tomic outlasts Querrey while Stanislas Wawrinka beats Marcos Baghdatis moving into the third round.

Women's Singles on day 3 began with Li Na taking out local home wild card Rogowska in straight sets. Clijsters also progressed overcoming Stéphanie Foretz Gacon. Azarenka too had an easy win in straight sets over local wild card Casey Dellacqua. Janković outlasts qualifier Chang Kai-chen while top seeded dane Wozniacki beat Tatishvili cruising into third round. Hantuchová defeated Lesia Tsurenko after losing the first set. Julia Görges advanced to the third round after Eleni Daniilidou was forced to retire during the second set because of a neck injury. Other seeds such as Agnieszka Radwańska, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Monica Niculescu along with Christina McHale, Nina Bratchikova and Galina Voskoboeva advanced to the third round. The second round witnessed all the seeds go though except Schiavone went out to compatriot Oprandi, Peng to Benešová and Cetkovská to Barthel.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Li Na [5] Olivia Rogowska [WC] 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round Kim Clijsters [11] Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6–0, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round Rafael Nadal [2] Tommy Haas [PR] 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Bernard Tomic Sam Querrey 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Victoria Azarenka [3] Casey Dellacqua [WC] 6–1, 6–0
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round Tomáš Berdych [7] Olivier Rochus 6–1, 6–0, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Singles 2nd Round Jelena Janković [13] Chang Kai-chen [Q] 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round Caroline Wozniacki [1] Anna Tatishvili 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Men's Singles 2nd Round Alexandr Dolgopolov [13] Tobias Kamke 4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 3–6, 8–6
Men's Singles 2nd Round Roger Federer [3] Andreas Beck Walkover
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Daniela Hantuchová [20] Lesia Tsurenko 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd Round Romina Oprandi Francesca Schiavone [10] 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round John Isner [16] David Nalbandian 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 10–8
Men's Singles 2nd Round Stanislas Wawrinka [21] Marcos Baghdatis 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 4 (19 January)

The fourth day in Men's Singles, began with seeded number one, Djokovic easing through to the third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets defeating Santiago Giraldo. Tsonga takes out Ricardo Mello progressing in straight sets while Murray also had an easy win over Édouard Roger-Vasselin. Janko Tipsarević after losing the first set beat local wild card James Duckworth while another local Matthew Ebden puts up a fight winning first two sets but Kei Nishikori advances defeating him in later three sets. Gaël Monfils knocks out Thomaz Bellucci. Richard Gasquet advanced to the third round after Andrey Golubev was forced to retire in the third set because of injury. Gilles Simon went out to compatriot Julien Benneteau. Other seeds such as David Ferrer, Milos Raonic and Juan Ignacio Chela along with Nicolas Mahut advance to the third round while Viktor Troicki, Marcel Granollers and Alex Bogomolov, Jr. were sent crashing out in the second round. In the evening, local hope Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the third round after Andy Roddick was forced to retire in the third set because of a hamstring injury.

The fourth day in Women's Singles, began with Sharapova having an easy win over qualifier Jamie Hampton and Serena easing through to the third round in Rod Laver Arena in straight sets defeating Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. Ana Ivanovic outlasts Michaëlla Krajicek while Petra Kvitová overcomes Carla Suárez Navarro to reach the second round. Vera Zvonareva defeated Lucie Hradecká. Other seeds such as Sabine Lisicki, Maria Kirilenko and Angelique Kerber along with Sorana Cîrstea advance to the third round. The second round witnessed all the seeds go though except Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Dominika Cibulková, Roberta Vinci, Kaia Kanepi and Nadia Petrova were sent crashing out in the second round. In the evening, the last home contingent, Jelena Dokić lost in the second round to Marion Bartoli while Sloane Stephens lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Maria Sharapova [4] Jamie Hampton [Q] 6–0, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round Serena Williams [12] Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Novak Djokovic [1] Santiago Giraldo 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round Marion Bartoli [9] Jelena Dokić 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round Lleyton Hewitt [WC] Andy Roddick [15] 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 retired[13]
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Ana Ivanovic [21] Michaëlla Krajicek 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 2nd Round Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Ricardo Mello 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd Round Petra Kvitová [2] Carla Suárez Navarro 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Andy Murray [4] Édouard Roger-Vasselin 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round Vera Zvonareva [7] Lucie Hradecká 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Men's Singles 2nd Round Janko Tipsarević [9] James Duckworth [WC] 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round Kei Nishikori [24] Matthew Ebden 3–6, 1–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd Round Gaël Monfils [14] Thomaz Bellucci 2–6, 6–0, 6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 5 (20 January)

On the fifth day, in Men's Singles, Nadal beats qualifier Lukáš Lacko in three straight sets while Federer defeats Ivo Karlović. Feliciano López wins five-set thriller over John Isner. Tomáš Berdych outlasts Kevin Anderson while Nicolás Almagro overcomes Stanislas Wawrinka. Alejandro Falla losses to Philipp Kohlschreiber. In the evening, thirteenth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov went out to Bernard Tomic and Juan Martín del Potro overwhelms Lu Yen-hsun, both advancing to the fourth round.

In Women's Singles, Jelena Janković rolls by Christina McHale while Azarenka gets past Mona Barthel advancing to the fourth round. Seeded number one dane, Wozniacki outlasts Monica Niculescu while Galina Voskoboeva losses to Agnieszka Radwańska and Romina Oprandi went to Julia Görges. Iveta Benešová takes out qualifier Nina Bratchikova in straight sets. In the evening, Li Na advanced to the fourth round after Anabel Medina Garrigues was forced to retire during the first set because of a right ankle injury while Kim Clijsters defeats Daniela Hantuchová advancing to the fourth round.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Rafael Nadal [2] Lukáš Lacko [Q] 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Roger Federer [3] Ivo Karlović 7–6(8–6), 7–5, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round Jelena Janković [13] Christina McHale 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 3rd Round Bernard Tomic Alexandr Dolgopolov [13] 4–6, 7–6(7–0), 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd Round Li Na [5] Anabel Medina Garrigues [26] 3–0 retired
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Victoria Azarenka [3] Mona Barthel 6–2, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Caroline Wozniacki [1] Monica Niculescu [31] 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Feliciano López [18] John Isner [16] 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–7(0–7), 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round Kim Clijsters [11] Daniela Hantuchová [20] 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Juan Martín del Potro [11] Lu Yen-hsun 6–2, 6–3, 6–0
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 2nd Round Leander Paes
Radek Štepánek
Simone Bolelli [14]
Fabio Fognini [14]
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Women's Singles 3rd Round Agnieszka Radwańska [8] Galina Voskoboeva 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Tomáš Berdych [7] Kevin Anderson [30] 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1), 6–1
Men's Doubles 2nd Round Robert Lindstedt [7]
Horia Tecău [7]
Colin Ebelthite
Marinko Matosevic
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 6 (21 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round Petra Kvitová [2] Maria Kirilenko [27] 6–0, 1–0 retired[14]
Women's Singles 3rd Round Maria Sharapova [4] Angelique Kerber [30] 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Novak Djokovic [1] Nicolas Mahut 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
Men's Doubles 3rd Round Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
Carsten Ball
Treat Conrad Huey
6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round Serena Williams [12] Gréta Arn 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Lleyton Hewitt [WC] Milos Raonic [23] 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd Round Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] Frederico Gil 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd Round Ana Ivanovic [21] Vania King 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Sabine Lisicki [14] Svetlana Kuznetsova [18] 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round Andy Murray [4] Michaël Llodra 6–4, 6–2, 6–0
Legends Doubles Mansour Bahrami
Cédric Pioline
Pat Cash
Goran Ivanišević
2–6, 6–2, [13–11]
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Legend Doubles Guy Forget
Henri Leconte
Darren Cahill
Richard Fromberg
6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd Round Ekaterina Makarova Vera Zvonareva [7] 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Richard Gasquet [17] Janko Tipsarević [9] 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles 3rd Round Mikhail Kukushkin Gaël Monfils [14] 6–2, 7–5, 5–7, 1–6, 6–4
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 7 (22 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round Victoria Azarenka [3] Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th Round Rafael Nadal [2] Feliciano López [18] 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Kim Clijsters [11] Li Na [5] 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round Roger Federer [3] Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Caroline Wozniacki [1] Jelena Janković [13] 6–0, 7–5
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles 3rd Round Bob Bryan [1]
Mike Bryan [1]
Colin Fleming [15]
Ross Hutchins [15]
6–4, 0–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Agnieszka Radwańska [8] Julia Görges [22] 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 4th Round Tomáš Berdych [7] Nicolás Almagro [10] 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)
Men's Legends Doubles Wayne Arthurs
Thomas Muster
Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
7–5, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva
Gisela Dulko [4]
Flavia Pennetta [4]
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Legends Doubles Nicole Bradtke
Martina Navratilova
Martina Hingis
Iva Majoli
6–1, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 1st Round Kimiko Date-Krumm
Kei Nishikori
Gisela Dulko
Eduardo Schwank
6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 4th Round Juan Martín del Potro [11] Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Mixed Doubles 1st Round Casey Dellacqua [WC]
Matthew Ebden [WC]
Olivia Rogowska [WC]
Marinko Matosevic [WC]
6–4, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 8 (23 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round Petra Kvitová [2] Ana Ivanovic [21] 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Men's Singles 4th Round Andy Murray [4] Mikhail Kukushkin 6–1, 6–1, 1–0 retired
Women's Singles 4th Round Ekaterina Makarova Serena Williams [12] 6–2, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round Lisa Raymond [4]
Rohan Bopanna [4]
Casey Dellacqua [WC]
Matthew Ebden [WC]
6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Maria Sharapova [4] Sabine Lisicki [14] 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round Novak Djokovic [1] Lleyton Hewitt [WC] 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Matches on Hisense Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Legends Doubles Guy Forget
Henri Leconte
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 4th Round Kei Nishikori [24] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [6] 2–6, 6–2, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round David Ferrer [5] Richard Gasquet [17] 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Lucie Hradecká [7]
Rika Fujiwara
Ayumi Morita
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round Sara Errani Zheng Jie 6–2, 6–1
Women's Doubles 3rd Round Sania Mirza [6]
Elena Vesnina [6]
Jarmila Gajdošová [12]
Bethanie Mattek-Sands [12]
7–5, 6–3
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi [7]
Jelena Janković [WC]
Bernard Tomic [WC]
6–3, 6–3
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 9 (24 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Doubles Wayne Arthurs
Thomas Muster
Pat Cash
Goran Ivanišević
6–4, 6–3
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Victoria Azarenka [3] Agnieszka Radwańska [8] 6–7(0–7), 6–0, 6–2
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Kim Clijsters [11] Caroline Wozniacki [1] 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Roger Federer [3] Juan Martín del Potro [11] 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Rafael Nadal [2] Tomáš Berdych [7] 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–3
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Bob Bryan [1]
Mike Bryan [1]
Mariusz Fyrstenberg [6]
Marcin Matkowski [6]
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva
Irina-Camelia Begu
Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–3
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Robert Lindstedt [7]
Horia Tecău [7]
Scott Lipsky [13]
Rajeev Ram [13]
6–4, 6–4
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals Sania Mirza [6]
Elena Vesnina [6]
Liezel Huber [2]
Lisa Raymond [2]
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Women's Legends Doubles Tracy Austin
Barbara Schett
Nicole Bradtke
Martina Navratilova
2–6, 7–6(11–9), [10–4]
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 10 (25 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Petra Kvitová [2] Sara Errani 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Maria Sharapova [4] Ekaterina Makarova 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Andy Murray [4] Kei Nishikori [24] 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Novak Djokovic [1] David Ferrer [5] 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Mixed's Doubles Quarterfinals Sania Mirza [6]
Mahesh Bhupathi [6]
Liezel Huber
Colin Fleming
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Max Mirnyi [2]
Daniel Nestor [2]
Santiago González [12]
Christopher Kas [12]
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Leander Paes
Radek Štepánek
Eric Butorac [10]
Bruno Soares [10]
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Women's Doubles Semifinals Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva
Sania Mirza [6]
Elena Vesnina [6]
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–4
Women's Doubles Semifinals Sara Errani [11]
Roberta Vinci [11]
Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Lucie Hradecká [7]
5–7, 7–5, 6–1
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round Jarmila Gajdošová
Bruno Soares
Abigail Spears
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
6–3, 6–2
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Roberta Vinci
Daniele Bracciali
Andrea Hlaváčková [7]
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi[7]
6–1, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 11 (26 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Doubles Semifinals Bob Bryan [1]
Mike Bryan [1]
Robert Lindstedt [7]
Horia Tecău [7]
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Women's Singles Semifinals Victoria Azarenka [3] Kim Clijsters [11] 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Women's Singles Semifinals Maria Sharapova [4] Petra Kvitová [2] 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Men's Singles Semifinals Rafael Nadal [2] Roger Federer [3] 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Exhibition Doubles Semifinals Martina Hingis
Pat Cash
Martina Navratilova
Goran Ivanišević
9–8(7–4)
Matches on Margaret Court Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Junior Boys' Singles Quarterfinals Luke Saville [1] Kyle Edmund [7] 7–5, 7–5
Men's Doubles Semifinals Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
Max Mirnyi [2]
Daniel Nestor [2]
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Legends' Doubles Pat Cash
Goran Ivanišević
Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Horia Tecău [8]
Jarmila Gajdošová
Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–1, [13–11]
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Elena Vesnina [5]
Leander Paes [5]
Lisa Raymond [4]
Rohan Bopanna [4]
6–2, 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 12 (27 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Mixed Doubles Semifinals Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Horia Tecău [8]
Sania Mirza [6]
Mahesh Bhupathi [6]
6–3, 6–3
Women's Doubles Final Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva
Sara Errani [11]
Roberta Vinci [11]
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles Semifinals Novak Djokovic [1] Andy Murray [4] 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 13 (28 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Girls' Singles Final Taylor Townsend [14] Yulia Putintseva [4] 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Boys' Singles Final Luke Saville [1] Filip Peliwo 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Women's Singles Final Victoria Azarenka [3] Maria Sharapova [4] 6–3, 6–0
Men's Doubles Final Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
Bob Bryan [1]
Mike Bryan [1]
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Coloured background indicates a night match

Day 14 (29 January)

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Rod Laver Arena
Event Winner Loser Score
Mixed Doubles Final Bethanie Mattek-Sands [8]
Horia Tecău [8]
Elena Vesnina [5]
Leander Paes [5]
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Men's Singles Final Novak Djokovic [1] Rafael Nadal [2] 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Coloured background indicates a night match

Events

Seniors

Men's Singles

Novak Djokovic was the defending champion[18] and won in the final 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5 against Rafael Nadal entering the season as reigning world number 1 for the first time of his career. It was the longest match in the history of the Australian Open, and in fact, the longest ever singles final in the Open Era in Grand Slam history; clocked at 5 hours and 53 minutes and ending after midnight with Nadal memorable saying after the match "good morning."[19] It marked the fifth Grand Slam of Djokovic's career and his 3rd Australian Open. It also marked the first time that he had defended a Grand Slam title. After winning the 2012 Australian Open, Djokovic had an opportunity to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time, after winning the previous two in 2011. Nadal went on to become the first player to lose three Grand Slam finals in a row in the Open Era.[20]

Championship match result Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5

Women's Singles

Victoria Azarenka won her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam in singles, by defeating Maria Sharapova in the final. She also became the 21st player to be ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on 30 January 2012 as a result of this win. It was Azarenka's 2nd title of the year and 10th of her career.

Championship match result Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova, 6–3, 6–0

Men's Doubles

Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek defeated Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan, 7–6(7–1), 6–2

Women's Doubles

Svetlana Kuznetsova / Vera Zvonareva defeated Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3

Mixed Doubles

Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Horia Tecău defeated Elena Vesnina / Leander Paes, 6–3, 5–7, [10–3]

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Luke Saville defeated Filip Peliwo, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Girls' Singles

Taylor Townsend defeated Yulia Putintseva, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Boys' Doubles

Liam Broady / Joshua Ward-Hibbert defeated Adam Pavlásek / Filip Veger, 6–3, 6–2

Girls' Doubles

Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend defeated Irina Khromacheva / Danka Kovinić, 5–7, 7–5, [10–6]

Other events

Wheelchair Men's Singles

Maikel Scheffers defeated Nicolas Peifer, 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–0

Wheelchair Women's Singles

Esther Vergeer defeated Aniek van Koot, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Quad Singles

Peter Norfolk defeated David Wagner, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Wheelchair Men's Doubles

Ronald Vink / Robin Ammerlaan defeated Stéphane Houdet / Nicolas Peifer, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1

Wheelchair Women's Doubles

Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven defeated Aniek van Koot / Marjolein Buis, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

Wheelchair Quad Doubles

Andrew Lapthorne / Peter Norfolk defeated David Wagner / Noam Gershony, 6–4, 6–2

Broadcast

The host broadcaster of the event was the Seven Network which ran all day and night coverage on its primary channel and its digital channel 7Two from 11 am until the close of play around midnight Melbourne time. 2012 is the first year Seven has aired live primetime play across the entire country, switching coverage to 7Two for various live news and Today Tonight broadcasts in different timezones of Australia. Associated media partnership Yahoo!7 (co-owned by Seven and Yahoo!) saw more than 100 000 viewers "check-in" to live match coverage via the Fango mobile app,[21] with check-ins peaking during the Hewitt vs. Djokovic match in the Open's fourth round.

The event was also shown in Australia on Fox Sports which broadcast secondary matches live.

Players

Seniors

Singles Seeds

Seeds and Rankings are as of 9 January 2012 and Points are as of 16 January 2012.[22]

Men's Singles
Sd Rk[23] Player[24] Points[23]
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Novak Djokovic
13,630
2,000
2,000
13,630
Champion, won in the final against Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2 Rafael Nadal
9,595
360
1,200
10,435
Runner-up, Final lost to Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3 Roger Federer
8,010
720
720
8,010
Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
4 4 Andy Murray
7,380
1,200
720
6,900
Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic [1]
5 5 David Ferrer
4,925
720
360
4,565
Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic [1]
6 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4,335
90
180
4,425
Fourth round lost to Kei Nishikori [24]
7 7 Tomáš Berdych
3,700
360
360
3,700
Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
8 8 Mardy Fish
2,965
45
45
2,965
Second round lost to Alejandro Falla
9 9 Janko Tipsarević
2,655
45
90
2,700
Third round lost to Richard Gasquet [17]
10 10 Nicolás Almagro
2,380
180
180
2,380
Fourth round lost to Tomáš Berdych [7]
11 11 Juan Martín del Potro
2,315
45
360
2,630
Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer [3]
12 12 Gilles Simon
2,005
45
45
2,005
Second round lost to Julien Benneteau
13 14 Alexandr Dolgopolov
2,030
360
90
1,760
Third round lost to Bernard Tomic
14 15 Gaël Monfils
1,970
90
90
1,970
Third round lost to Mikhail Kukushkin
15 16 Andy Roddick
1,880
180
45
1,745
Second round retired against Lleyton Hewitt [WC]
16 17 John Isner
1,800
90
90
1,800
Third round lost to Feliciano López [18]
17 18 Richard Gasquet
1,765
90
180
1,855
Fourth round lost to David Ferrer [5]
18 19 Feliciano López
1,755
45
180
1,890
Fourth round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
19 21 Viktor Troicki
1,595
90
45
1,550
Second round lost to Mikhail Kukushkin
20 22 Florian Mayer
1,630
45
0
1,585
withdrew due to hip strain[25]
21 23 Stanislas Wawrinka
1,615
360
90
1,345
Third round lost to Nicolás Almagro [10]
22 24 Fernando Verdasco
1,550
180
10
1,380
First round lost to Bernard Tomic
23 25 Milos Raonic
1,460
205
90
1,345
Third round lost to Lleyton Hewitt [WC]
24 26 Kei Nishikori
1,410
90
360
1,680
Quarterfinals lost to Andy Murray [4]
25 27 Juan Mónaco
1,335
45
10
1,300
First round lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber
26 28 Marcel Granollers
1,315
10
45
1,350
Second round lost to Frederico Gil
27 29 Juan Ignacio Chela
1,270
10
90
1,350
Third round lost to David Ferrer [5]
28 30 Ivan Ljubičić
1,270
90
10
1,190
First round lost to Lukáš Lacko [Q]
29 31 Radek Štěpánek
1,230
45
10
1,195
First round lost to Nicolas Mahut
30 32 Kevin Anderson
1,190
10
90
1,270
Third round lost to Tomáš Berdych [7]
31 33 Jürgen Melzer
1,170
180
10
1,000
First round lost to Ivo Karlović
32 34 Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
1,135
45
45
1,135
Second round lost to Michaël Llodra
Withdrawn players (Men's Singles)
Rank Player Points
Points defending
New points Withdrew due to
13 Robin Söderling
2,120
180
1,940
mononucleosis[26]
20 Marin Čilić
1,665
180
1,485
patella tendon injury[27]
Women's Singles
Sd Rk[23] Player[24] Points[23]
Points
defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Caroline Wozniacki
7,485
900
500
7,085
Quarterfinals lost to Kim Clijsters [11]
2 2 Petra Kvitová
7,290
500
900
7,690
Semifinals lost to Maria Sharapova [4]
3 3 Victoria Azarenka
6,865
280
2,000
8,585
Champion, won in the final against Maria Sharapova [4]
4 4 Maria Sharapova
6,440
280
1,400
7,560
Runner-up, Final lost to Victoria Azarenka [3]
5 5 Li Na
5,570
1,400
280
4,450
Fourth round lost to Kim Clijsters [11]
6 6 Samantha Stosur
5,585
160
5
5,430
First round lost to Sorana Cîrstea
7 7 Vera Zvonareva
5,435
900
160
4,695
Third round lost to Ekaterina Makarova
8 8 Agnieszka Radwańska
5,330
500
500
5,330
Quarterfinals lost to Victoria Azarenka [3]
9 9 Marion Bartoli
4,710
100
160
4,770
Third round lost to Zheng Jie
10 11 Francesca Schiavone
4,040
500
100
3,640
Second round lost to Romina Oprandi
11 12 Kim Clijsters
3,041
2,000
900
1,941
Semifinals lost to Victoria Azarenka [3]
12 13 Serena Williams
3,300
0
280
3,580
Fourth round lost to Ekaterina Makarova
13 14 Jelena Janković
3,115
100
280
3,295
Fourth round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [1]
14 15 Sabine Lisicki
2,903
(40)
280
3,143
Fourth round lost to Maria Sharapova [4]
15 16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2,795
160
100
2,735
Second round lost to Vania King
16 17 Peng Shuai
2,760
280
100
2,580
Second round lost to Iveta Benešová
17 18 Dominika Cibulková
2,695
160
100
2,635
Second round lost to Gréta Arn
18 19 Svetlana Kuznetsova
2,646
280
160
2,526
Third round lost to Sabine Lisicki [14]
19 20 Flavia Pennetta
2,570
280
5
2,295
First round lost to Nina Bratchikova [Q]
20 21 Daniela Hantuchová
2,295
5
160
2,450
Third round lost to Kim Clijsters [11]
21 22 Ana Ivanovic
2,260
5
280
2,535
Fourth round lost to Petra Kvitová [2]
22 23 Julia Görges
2,225
160
280
2,345
Fourth round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska [8]
23 24 Roberta Vinci
2,115
5
100
2,210
Second round lost to Zheng Jie
24 25 Lucie Šafářová
2,120
160
5
1,965
First round lost to Christina McHale
25 26 Kaia Kanepi
2,049
100
100
2,049
Second round lost to Ekaterina Makarova
26 27 Anabel Medina Garrigues
1,950
5
160
2,105
Third round retired against Li Na [5]
27 28 Maria Kirilenko
1,930
100
160
1,990
Third round retired against Petra Kvitová [2]
28 29 Yanina Wickmayer
2,050
100
5
1,955
First round lost to Galina Voskoboeva
29 30 Nadia Petrova
1,765
160
100
1,705
Second round lost to Sara Errani
30 31 Angelique Kerber
1,810
5
160
1,965
Third round lost to Maria Sharapova [4]
31 32 Monica Niculescu
1,725
160
160
1,725
Third round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [1]
32 33 Petra Cetkovská
1,666
(18)
100
1,748
Second round lost to Mona Barthel
Withdrawn players (Women's Singles)
Rank Player Points
Points defending
New points Withdrew due to
10 Andrea Petkovic
4,500
500
4,000
stress fracture[28]

Main Draw Wildcard Entries

Mixed Doubles

Qualifying entries

Juniors

Below is a list of the sixteen seeds for the boys and girls singles and the eight qualifiers for each event.

Singles Seeds

Wheelchair Tennis

The field consisted of top seven ranked players in the men's and women's singles, the three top three ranked players in the quad singles category and one wildcard was chosen for each draw.[29]

Singles Seeds

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External links

  • Australian Open official website
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2011 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2012 French Open
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