2012 US Open (tennis)

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2012 US Open
Date August 27 – September 10
Edition 132nd
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location New York City, USA
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles
Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Brazil Bruno Soares
Boys' Singles
Canada Filip Peliwo
Girls' Singles
United States Samantha Crawford
Boys' Doubles
United Kingdom Kyle Edmund / Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
Girls' Doubles
United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend
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The 2012 US Open was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, of Queens, New York City, United States. It was played from August 27 to September 10,[1] as a result of adverse weather conditions on September 8, which included a full evacuation of the National Tennis Center because of an upcoming tornado, another day was added to the schedule for the fifth straight year,[2] with the women's final postponed to the afternoon of Sunday, September 9 rather than the previous evening, the men's semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer suspended on September 8 and completed on September 9, and the men's final postponed to the afternoon of Monday, September 10.

Djokovic and Samantha Stosur were the defending men's and women's champions respectively. Both were unsuccessful in their title defences; Stosur being narrowly defeated by World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals, and Djokovic defeated in the final by Andy Murray. Murray became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the first man to win both the US Open and the Olympic men's singles gold medal in the same year.[3] In the women's draw, Serena Williams won her fourth US Open title, and first since 2008, by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final.

Events[edit]

Sara Errani – Winner of Women's Doubles and Semifinalist of Women's Singles
  • 2010 champion and 2011 finalist Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament because of a knee injury.[4][5]
  • 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva also withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
  • Two former World No. 1s and US Open champions ended their careers after this year's US Open. Three-time women's champion Kim Clijsters suffered her first defeat at Flushing Meadows since losing the 2003 final to her compatriot and rival Justine Henin, when she was defeated in the second round by Laura Robson. This loss marked the end of Clijsters' singles career. American Andy Roddick, who won in 2003, retired from professional tennis with his loss against 2009 champion Juan Martín del Potro in the fourth round.
  • Robson followed up her upset of Clijsters with a third round victory against Li Na, making the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, and this was also the first British woman to reach the fourth round in any Grand Slam since Samantha Smith did so in 1998 Wimbledon.
  • On September 3, John Isner and Philipp Kohlschreiber finished play at 2:26 am, tying the 1993 Mats Wilander/Mikael Pernfors record for the latest-ever finish to a matchday at the tournament.[6]
  • Serena Williams won 23 consecutive games from 4–4 in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova in the third round through to 3–0 in the first set against Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals.
  • After 17 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments without a quarter-final appearance, Ivanovic reached that stage for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open.[7]
  • Ivanovic, Marion Bartoli and Roberta Vinci all advanced to the US Open quarter-finals for the first time. For Vinci, this was her first Grand Slam quarter-final, eleven years and 31 Grand Slam tournaments after debuting at the 2001 US Open.[8]
  • Maria Sharapova returned to the semi-finals for the first time since 2006, and Sara Errani advanced to her first ever US Open semi-final.
  • Serena Williams advanced to her second straight US Open final, and her sixth overall. She defeated Victoria Azarenka in the first three-set final to be decided since 1995.[citation needed]
  • In the men's draw, Tomáš Berdych advanced to his first US Open quarter-final by virtue of his three-set win against Nicolás Almagro in the fourth round. He then advanced to the semi-finals after upsetting five-time US Open champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
    • With Federer's defeat, this meant that for the first time since the 2004 French Open, neither Federer nor Nadal featured in a Grand Slam semi-final.[9]
  • With their victory in the men's doubles final, Bob and Mike Bryan took sole possession of the Open-era record for most Grand Slam men's doubles titles. Their 12th Grand Slam title took them past The Woodies (Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde). The win was also their fourth at the US Open, tying the Open-era record of Bob Lutz and Stan Smith.[10]
  • The women's final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams was postponed to Sunday, due to inclement weather, for the fourth time in five years.[citation needed]
  • The second men's semi-final between David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic was also postponed to Sunday, also due to inclement weather, with the men's final to be played on Monday for the fifth year in a row.[citation needed]
  • Andy Murray became the first British winner of a Grand Slam singles title since 1977, and the first British man to do so since 1936, by defeating the defending champion Djokovic in the final. Lasting 4:54, it was the equal-longest US Open final by duration in history, and the equal-second longest Grand Slam final in the Open Era, only behind the 2012 Australian Open final.[11]
  • For the first time since 2003, the four Grand Slam Men's Singles titles were won by different players.[citation needed]

Points and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

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

Seniors points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0
Women's Singles 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5 60 50 40 2
Women's Doubles 5

Junior points[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q3
Boys' Singles 250 180 120 80 50 30 25 20
Girls' Singles
Boys' Doubles 180 120 80 50 30
Girls' Doubles

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $1,900,000 $950,000 $475,000 $237,500 $120,000 $65,000 $37,000 $23,000 $8,638 $5,775 $3,000
Doubles * $420,000 $210,000 $105,000 $50,000 $26,000 $16,000 $11,000
Mixed Doubles * $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000

* per team

Bonus Prize Money[edit]

2012 Olympus US Open Series Finish[12]
2012 US Open Finish W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Awardees
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000 Serbia Novak Djokovic $500,000
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová $70,000
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500 United States John Isner $20,000
China Li Na $20,000
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750 United States Sam Querrey $10,000
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková $10,000

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Events[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United Kingdom Andy Murray defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic, 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2

• It was Murray's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Serena Williams defeated Belarus Victoria Azarenka, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

• It was Williams' 15th career Grand Slam singles title and her 4th at the US Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated India Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek, 6–3, 6–4

• It was Bob and Mike's 12th career Grand Slam doubles title and their 4th at the US Open.

Women's doubles[edit]

Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci defeated Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková / Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká, 6–4, 6–2

• It was Errani's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.
• It was Vinci's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st at the US Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Brazil Bruno Soares defeated Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Poland Marcin Matkowski, 6–7(8–10), 6–1, [12–10]

• It was Makarova's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
• It was Soares' 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Canada Filip Peliwo defeated United Kingdom Liam Broady, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Samantha Crawford defeated Estonia Anett Kontaveit, 7–5, 6–3

Boys' Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Kyle Edmund / Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva defeated Australia Nick Kyrgios / Australia Jordan Thompson, 5–7, 6–4, [10–6]

Girls' Doubles[edit]

United States Gabrielle Andrews / United States Taylor Townsend defeated Switzerland Belinda Bencic / Slovakia Petra Uberalová, 6–3, 6–4

Wheelchair events[edit]

This year there was no wheelchair competitions due to a conflict with the Paralympic Games in London. Wheelchair competitions would return in 2013.[13]

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of August 20.

Men's Singles[edit]

[14]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 12,165 720 360 11,805 Quarterfinals lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [6]
2 2 Serbia Novak Djokovic 11,270 2,000 1,200 10,470 Runner-up; Final lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
3 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 7,290 720 2,000 8,570 Champion, defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
4 5 Spain David Ferrer 5,375 180 720 5,915 Semifinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
5 6 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4,835 360 45 4,530 Second Round lost to Slovakia Martin Kližan
6 7 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 4,200 90 720 4,830 Semifinals lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
7 8 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 3,620 90 360 3,890 Quarterfinals lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
8 9 Serbia Janko Tipsarević 3,285 360 360 3,285 Quarterfinals lost to Spain David Ferrer [4]
9 10 United States John Isner 2,880 360 90 2,610 Third Round lost to Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber [19]
10 11 Argentina Juan Mónaco 2,735 180 10 2,565 First Round lost to Spain Guillermo García-López
11 12 Spain Nicolás Almagro 2,305 10 180 2,475 Fourth Round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [6]
12 13 Croatia Marin Čilić 2,185 90 360 2,455 Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
13 14 France Richard Gasquet 2,030 45 180 2,165 Fourth Round lost to Spain David Ferrer [4]
14 15 Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,905 180 90 1,815 Third Round lost Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka [18]
15 16 Canada Milos Raonic 1,900 0 180 2,080 Fourth Round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
16 17 France Gilles Simon 1,890 180 90 1,800 Third Round lost to United States Mardy Fish [23]
17 18 Japan Kei Nishikori 1,790 10 90 1,870 Third Round lost to Croatia Marin Čilić [12]
18 19 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 1,730 45 180 1,865 Fourth Round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
19 20 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,685 10 180 1,855 Fourth Round lost to Serbia Janko Tipsarević [8]
20 21 United States Andy Roddick 1,600 360 180 1,420 Fourth Round lost to Argentina Juan Martín del Potro [7]
21 22 Germany Tommy Haas 1,633 90 10 1,553 First Round lost to Latvia Ernests Gulbis
22 23 Germany Florian Mayer 1,580 90 10 1,500 First Round lost to United States Jack Sock [WC]
23 24 United States Mardy Fish 1,535 180 180 1,535 Fourth Round withdrew vs. Switzerland Roger Federer [1]
24 25 Spain Marcel Granollers 1,555 90 45 1,510 Second Round lost to United States James Blake [WC]
25 26 Spain Fernando Verdasco 1,525 90 90 1,525 Third Round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [1]
26 27 Italy Andreas Seppi 1,390 10 10 1,390 First Round lost to Spain Tommy Robredo [PR]
27 28 United States Sam Querrey 1,350 0 90 1,440 Third Round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [6]
28 29 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 1,290 10 10 1,290 First Round lost to Luxembourg Gilles Müller
29 30 Serbia Viktor Troicki 1,255 10 10 1,255 First Round lost to Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
30 31 Spain Feliciano López 1,220 90 90 1,220 Third Round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [3]
31 32 France Julien Benneteau 1,075 90 90 1,075 Third Round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [2]
32 33 France Jérémy Chardy 1,168 0 90 1,258 Third Round lost to Slovakia Martin Kližan

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrawal due to
3 Spain Rafael Nadal
8,715
1,200
0
7,515
Knee tendinitis[15]

Women's Singles[edit]

[16]

Seed Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Status
1 1 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 9,025 160 1,400 10,265 Runner-up; Final lost to United States Serena Williams [4]
2 2 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 8,115 100 280 8,295 Fourth Round lost to Italy Roberta Vinci [20]
3 3 Russia Maria Sharapova 7,695 160 900 8,435 Semifinals lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [1]
4 4 United States Serena Williams 7,300 1,400 2,000 7,900 Champion, defeated Belarus Victoria Azarenka [1]
5 5 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6,415 5 280 6,690 Fourth Round lost to France Marion Bartoli [11]
6 6 Germany Angelique Kerber 5,705 900 280 5,085 Fourth Round lost to Italy Sara Errani [10]
7 7 Australia Samantha Stosur 5,700 2,000 500 4,200 Quarterfinals lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [1]
8 8 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4,335 900 5 3,440 First Round lost to Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
9 9 China Li Na 4,371 5 160 4,526 Third Round lost to United Kingdom Laura Robson
10 10 Italy Sara Errani 3,860 5 900 4,755 Semifinals lost to United States Serena Williams [4]
11 11 France Marion Bartoli 3,400 100 500 3,800 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [3]
12 12 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 2,980 280 500 3,200 Quarterfinals lost to United States Serena Williams [4]
13 13 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2,945 100 160 3,005 Third Round lost to Italy Roberta Vinci [20]
14 14 Russia Maria Kirilenko 3,055 280 160 2,935 Third Round lost to Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
15 17 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 2,210 160 160 2,210 Third Round lost to Russia Nadia Petrova [19]
16 23 Germany Sabine Lisicki 1,863 280 5 1,588 First Round lost to Romania Sorana Cîrstea
17 20 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,075 500 100 1,675 Second Round lost to France Kristina Mladenovic [WC]
18 21 Germany Julia Görges 1,970 160 5 1,815 First Round lost to Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková [Q]
19 22 Russia Nadia Petrova 1,885 160 280 2,005 Fourth Round lost to Russia Maria Sharapova [3]
20 19 Italy Roberta Vinci 2,085 160 500 2,425 Quarterfinals lost to Italy Sara Errani [10]
21 24 United States Christina McHale 1,780 160 5 1,625 First Round lost to Netherlands Kiki Bertens
22 25 Italy Francesca Schiavone 1,716 280 5 1,441 First Round lost to United States Sloane Stephens
23 26 Belgium Kim Clijsters 1,765 0 100 1,865 Second Round lost to United Kingdom Laura Robson
24 27 Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 1,670 5 5 1,670 First Round lost to Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
25 28 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 1,675 100 100 1,675 Second Round lost to France Pauline Parmentier
26 29 Romania Monica Niculescu 1,581 280 5 1,306 First Round lost to Japan Ayumi Morita
27 30 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 1,540 160 5 1,385 First Round lost to Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
28 32 China Zheng Jie 1,676 100 160 1,736 Third Round lost to Belarus Victoria Azarenka [1]
29 33 Austria Tamira Paszek 1,603 5 5 1,603 First Round lost to Belarus Olga Govortsova
30 34 Serbia Jelena Janković 1,681 160 160 1,681 Third Round lost to Poland Agnieszka Radwańska [2]
31 35 United States Varvara Lepchenko 1,600 5 160 1,755 Third Round lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [7]
32 36 China Peng Shuai 1,580 280 5 1,305 First Round lost to Russia Elena Vesnina

Withdrawals[edit]

Rank Player Points Points defending Points won New points Withdrawal due to
15 Estonia Kaia Kanepi
2,514
100
0
2,414
Achilles tendon injury[15]
16 Russia Vera Zvonareva
2,375
500
0
1,875
Viral illness[15]
18 Italy Flavia Pennetta
2,190
500
0
1,690
Right wrist injury[15]
31 Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 1,315 100 0 1,215 Right ankle injury

Wild card entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wild card awardees entering in the main draws.

Mixed doubles wild card entries[edit]

  1. United States Samantha Crawford / United States Mitchell Krueger
  2. United States Irina Falconi / United States Steve Johnson
  3. United States Varvara Lepchenko / United States Donald Young
  4. United States Nicole Melichar / United States Brian Battistone
  5. United States Grace Min / United States Bradley Klahn
  6. United States Melanie Oudin / United States Jack Sock
  7. United States Sloane Stephens / United States Rajeev Ram

Qualifiers entries[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "ATP Singles Rankings as of the 22nd of August 2012". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2012 Wimbledon Championships
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