2008 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2008 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Venus Williams
Runner-up United States Serena Williams
Final score 7–5, 6–4
Details
Draw 128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds 32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Venus Williams was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating her sister Serena Williams in the final, 7–5, 6–4 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships.[1] This was Venus's fifth Wimbledon title and her seventh Grand Slam singles title overall.[2] This was also the second time she won a Grand Slam tournament without losing a set.

The top four seeds, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova were in contention for the WTA No. 1 ranking. Ivanovic retained the top ranking despite losing in the third round to Zheng Jie. Janković, Sharapova and Kuznetsova also lost in the first four rounds, it marked the first time in Wimbledon history that none of the top four women's seeds had advanced to at least the quarterfinals.[3]

Zheng's feat of reaching the semifinals made her the first Chinese player of either sex to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal, and the first wild card ever to reach the semifinals of the women's singles event at Wimbledon.[4]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
02.   Serbia Jelena Janković (Fourth round)
03.   Russia Maria Sharapova (Second round)
04.   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Fourth round)
05.   Russia Elena Dementieva (Semifinals)
06.   United States Serena Williams (Final)
07.   United States Venus Williams (Champion)
08.   Russia Anna Chakvetadze (Fourth round)
09.   Russia Dinara Safina (Third round)
10.   Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Second round)
11.   France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
12.   Switzerland Patty Schnyder (First round)
13.   Russia Vera Zvonareva (Second round)
14.   Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
15.   Hungary Ágnes Szávay (Fourth round)
16.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Third round)
17.   France Alizé Cornet (First round)
18.   Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (Quarterfinals)
19.   Russia Maria Kirilenko (First round)
20.   Italy Francesca Schiavone (Second round)
21.   Russia Nadia Petrova (Quarterfinals)
22.   Italy Flavia Pennetta (Second round)
23.   Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (First round)
24.   Israel Shahar Pe'er (Fourth round)
25.   United States Lindsay Davenport (Second round, withdrew due to a knee injury)
26.   Austria Sybille Bammer (Second round)
27.   France Virginie Razzano (First round)
28.   Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (Second round, retired due to a right leg injury)
29.   France Amélie Mauresmo (Third round)
30.   Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (First round)
31.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
32.   India Sania Mirza (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
WC China Zheng Jie 6 5 6
18 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová 2 7 1
WC China Zheng Jie 2 65
6 United States Serena Williams 6 77
14 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4 0
6 United States Serena Williams 6 6
6 United States Serena Williams 5 4
7 United States Venus Williams 7 6
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 6 66 6
21 Russia Nadia Petrova 1 78 3
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 1 63
7 United States Venus Williams 6 77
7 United States Venus Williams 6 6
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 4 3

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
Paraguay R de los Ríos 1 2 1 Serbia A Ivanovic 62 77 10
France N Dechy 67 6 6 France N Dechy 77 63 8
China M Yuan 79 3 0 1 Serbia A Ivanovic 1 4
WC United Kingdom E Baltacha 6 2 7 WC China J Zheng 6 6
Germany A Kerber 3 6 5 WC United Kingdom E Baltacha 2 5
WC China J Zheng 6 6 WC China J Zheng 6 7
30 Slovakia D Cibulková 4 3 WC China J Zheng 6 6
20 Italy F Schiavone 6 5 10 15 Hungary Á Szávay 3 4
Austria T Paszek 3 7 8 20 Italy F Schiavone 6 5 7
China Z Yan 3 0 Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 7 9
Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6 Spain A Medina Garrigues 65 6 2
Romania M Niculescu 1 6 6 15 Hungary Á Szávay 77 2 6
Q Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 3 4 Romania M Niculescu 7 5 2
Italy T Garbin 1 3 15 Hungary Á Szávay 5 7 6
15 Hungary Á Szávay 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Switzerland P Schnyder 4 6 1
Australia C Dellacqua 6 3 6 Australia C Dellacqua 1 6 6
Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 5 4 France P Parmentier 6 2 3
France P Parmentier 7 6 Australia C Dellacqua 2 4
WC Australia S Stosur 6 6 18 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6
Romania R Olaru 2 2 WC Australia S Stosur 2 6 4
Q Czech Republic Z Ondrášková 2 2 18 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 0 6
18 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6 18 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 4 77 6
27 France V Razzano 6 2 4 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 60 3
Russia E Rodina 0 6 6 Russia E Rodina 6 77
Spain N Llagostera Vives 78 4 4 Russia E Vesnina 1 60
Russia E Vesnina 66 6 6 Russia E Rodina 4 3
Austria Y Meusburger 1 2 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 6
Romania E Gallovits 6 6 Romania E Gallovits 4 2
Canada S Dubois 6 1 6 8 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 6
8 Russia A Chakvetadze 2 6 8

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Russia S Kuznetsova 65 7 6
Q France M Johansson 77 5 3 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6
Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 6 6 Ukraine K Bondarenko 2 3
Q Japan R Fujiwara 6 4 3 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6
France C Pin 5 6 5 Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 2 4
Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 7 4 7 Q Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 6 3
WC United Kingdom M South 3 77 4 28 Ukraine A Bondarenko 3 0r
28 Ukraine A Bondarenko 6 61 6 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 4 6 5
17 France A Cornet 66 64 14 Poland A Radwańska 6 1 7
Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 78 77 Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6
Australia A Rodionova 6 0 1 China N Li 2 4
China N Li 3 6 6 Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 2
Poland M Domachowska 6 3 6 14 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
United States J Craybas 1 6 4 Poland M Domachowska 1 3
Czech Republic I Benešová 3 0 14 Poland A Radwańska 6 6
14 Poland A Radwańska 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 France M Bartoli 6 6
Germany S Lisicki 2 4 11 France M Bartoli 6 7
Ukraine T Perebiynis 6 0 6 Ukraine T Perebiynis 2 5
Czech Republic P Kvitová 4 6 4 11 France M Bartoli 4 1
United States B Mattek 5 6 6 United States B Mattek 6 6
Q France S Brémond 7 0 1 United States B Mattek 78 6
Russia V Dushevina 6 6 Russia V Dushevina 66 4
19 Russia M Kirilenko 3 3 United States B Mattek 3 3
29 France A Mauresmo 6 6 6 United States S Williams 6 6
United States A Harkleroad 4 3 29 France A Mauresmo 4 6 6
Venezuela M Sequera 1 4 Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 1 1
Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6 29 France A Mauresmo 65 1
Czech Republic K Zakopalová 1 4 6 United States S Williams 77 6
WC Poland U Radwańska 6 6 WC Poland U Radwańska 4 4
Estonia K Kanepi 5 3 6 United States S Williams 6 6
6 United States S Williams 7 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Russia E Dementieva 6 67 6
Q Italy ME Camerin 3 79 3 5 Russia E Dementieva 4 6 6
United States J Ditty 5 3 Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 3 3
Switzerland T Bacsinszky 7 6 5 Russia E Dementieva 77 7
Argentina G Dulko 1 6 6 Argentina G Dulko 62 5
France A Rezaï 6 0 2 Argentina G Dulko
Czech Republic R Voráčová 3 7 3 25 United States L Davenport w/o
25 United States L Davenport 6 5 6 5 Russia E Dementieva 6 6
24 Israel S Pe'er 6 7 24 Israel S Pe'er 2 1
WC United Kingdom K O'Brien 3 5 24 Israel S Pe'er 6 6
Czech Republic L Šafářová 3 64 France É Loit 3 4
France É Loit 6 77 24 Israel S Pe'er 7 64 8
France S Cohen-Aloro 3 2 9 Russia D Safina 5 77 6
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 6 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 3 2
Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 68 2 9 Russia D Safina 6 6
9 Russia D Safina 710 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Bulgaria T Pironkova 1 1 16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Russia E Bychkova 4 4 Romania S Cîrstea 1 3
Romania S Cîrstea 6 6 16 Belarus V Azarenka 611 64
Italy M Santangelo 7 6 21 Russia N Petrova 713 77
Estonia M Ani 5 3 Italy M Santangelo 4 5
Belarus O Govortsova 4 4 21 Russia N Petrova 6 7
21 Russia N Petrova 6 6 21 Russia N Petrova 6 6
26 Austria S Bammer 4 4 Russia A Kudryavtseva 1 4
Sweden S Arvidsson 6 1r 26 Austria S Bammer 67 6 3
China S Peng 6 6 China S Peng 79 4 6
Q Ukraine V Kutuzova 3 4 China S Peng 3 6 4
Russia E Makarova 0 4 Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 1 6
Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 6 Russia A Kudryavtseva 6 6
Q France S Foretz 1 4 3 Russia M Sharapova 2 4
3 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States V Williams 77 6
WC United Kingdom N Cavaday 65 1 7 United States V Williams 7 6
United Kingdom A Keothavong 4 6 6 United Kingdom A Keothavong 5 2
United States V King 6 2 3 7 United States V Williams 6 7
Germany M Müller 1 1 Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 1 5
Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 6 Q Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 4 9
Colombia C Castaño 63 6 4 32 India S Mirza 0 6 7
32 India S Mirza 77 3 6 7 United States V Williams 6 6
22 Italy F Pennetta 6 6 Russia A Kleybanova 3 4
Ukraine J Vakulenko 3 4 22 Italy F Pennetta 65 6 2
Japan A Sugiyama 6 6 Japan A Sugiyama 77 2 6
Belgium Y Wickmayer 4 2 Japan A Sugiyama 4 4
Russia A Kleybanova 6 6 Russia A Kleybanova 6 6
Israel T Obziler 4 0 Russia A Kleybanova 6 4 6
Italy S Errani 65 4 10 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 6 1
10 Slovakia D Hantuchová 77 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Russia V Zvonareva 6 63 6
Japan A Nakamura 1 77 1 13 Russia V Zvonareva 610 6 3
Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6 Thailand T Tanasugarn 712 4 6
Czech Republic P Cetkovská 4 3 Thailand T Tanasugarn 4 6 6
Netherlands M Krajicek 63 66 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 4 4
New Zealand M Erakovic 77 78 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 77
Germany J Görges 4 78 16 Germany J Görges 2 65
23 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 66 14 Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6
31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 7 2 Serbia J Janković 3 2
Q Czech Republic E Hrdinová 2 5 31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
Canada A Wozniak 7 6 Canada A Wozniak 1 1
Ukraine M Koryttseva 5 4 31 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 4 2
Russia G Voskoboeva 2 4 2 Serbia J Janković 2 6 6
WC Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6 WC Spain C Suárez Navarro 1 3
Ukraine O Savchuk 3 2 2 Serbia J Janković 6 6
2 Serbia J Janković 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 
  2. ^ "Venus the afternoon star as defending champion triumphs over Serena". The Guardian. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 2008: Jankovic sent crashing to historic defeat". The Guardian. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Serena Williams and wild card Zheng Jie also reach semifinals". The New York Times. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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