Tennis Highlights 2012

As with men, it was 2012 when women’s tennis a select few who dominated tennis. This particularly applies to: Maria Sharapova, Viktoria Azarenka and not to forget Serena Williams. But what happened this year?

Grand Slams

Australian Open
Women’s tennis is always a little bit in the shadow of the men because of the impermanence of women, but this tournament allows more or less clear that it will be recorded in 2012, more consistent results. The only question is whether it will now also be shown actually more interest.
In the semifinals was the numbers 2, 3 and 4 of the party gradually; Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. Petra Kvitova, which in 2012 progresses you get less and less feeling in that share prices were suffocated her match against Maria Sharapova in three sets: 6-2 3-6 6-4. The other party was just as exciting is true Azarenka Belgian Clijsters still managed to outperform with a 6-4 1-6 6-3. The final hand was one-way traffic. The White Russian Sharapova had seen across the track and hit her with the thick digits; 6-3 6-0.
Roland Garros
Paris was marked by some early jams and therefore space for some surprising names. Serena Williams for the first time in his career in the first round of a Grand Slam, and Azarenka, winner of the Australian Open, was already in the fourth round. Thus there arose opportunities for beginners and Errani grabbed the opportunity. They also reached the finals by sending Samantha Stosur in three sets at home. She just needed to compete against the other finalist Maria Sharapova to her great accomplishment so far a ponytail. Too bad they do not have enough to spend much on the hard ground from Russian and finally got to give way. The final score was 6-3 6-2.
Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani was quickly eliminated on the sacred grass in London. The road is even more remarkable. They lost to Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0, 6-4. In the first set, she won no points, also a golden set. This is the first Golden set in women’s times the open era. The other finalist and first-seeded Maria also lost quickly in the fourth round by Sabine Lisicki. So it was clear that a completely different finale would come.
Serena Williams had not yet incorporated in the fight over prices, but are now planned. With good games as they defeated Azarenka and was not far from her 14th Grand Slam title. They did this just yet but the Polish Agnieszka Radwańska to put the side that reached the final at the expense of Angelique Kerber. This was the 14th Grand Slam title eventually came that she defeated 6-1 5-7 6-2 Agnieszka.This is already her 5th Wimbledon title as she can match her sister Venus.
Us Open
New York was the scene of the most exciting female finals in years. The number of one of the world’s Azarenka against unstoppable Williams since Wimbledon. The latter had an easy route to the final and defeated Italian Sara Errani, go easy, this year to be the surprise was 6-1 6-2. Azarenka had still a little heavier, previously against defending champion Samantha Stosur in the quarter-finals but especially in the semi-final. Here she met Maria Sharapova and that made it a very exciting pot. 3-6 6-2 6-4 was the result, but it had all the sides can go ahead. But the real challenge for the lady from Minsk was American. The final was therefore extremely exciting and level was very close to each other.It seemed that Victoria won the match, but with some encouragement from home fans knew Serena Williams tennis is still on board: 6-2 2-6 7-5.


Williams dominated on the grass of Wimbledon as she was before the big favorite. Azarenka and Sharapova had also achieved good results and was also big contenders. This was also evident during the Olympic Games. Azarenka was stranded on Williams in the semifinals and was unfortunately Azarenka for a one-way. She expressed completely outplayed in large quantities, 6-1, 6-2. She could still take Bronze at the expense of Maria Kirilenko.
Sharapova had reached the finals by defeating the aforementioned Kirilenko. She had earlier been some difficulties on the way to the final, also against Sabine Lisicki where not many hits before they lay off. Williams, however, had no setverlies only 16 games and had 37 against the opposite of Sharapova.It turned out at Wimbledon was the U.S. Supreme on the green grass in London. This time she humiliated her opponent as she had done with Victoria, 6-0, 6-1. She won with her sister Venus also gold in the women’s doubles.

2012 WTA Tour Championships

This year was a very exciting Edition, this year represented in Istanbul. Not only the semi-finals and final were exciting, all the group matches were exciting races where the level was not far from each other.
Group 1 consisted of Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na and Angelique Kerber. Serena Williams finally got through to give the semifinals without a set course. Azarenka was quite difficult. First of all she had lost her match against Serena, but she also had a close call victory against Kerber towed.Li Na still won rub elbows with Kerber and demanded the third place in the group.
In the second group was Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwańska, Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova, who after their first litter was replaced by Samantha Stosur, of the party. Stosur finally lost all their games quite easily while Sara Errani still fighting for what she was worth. With its three hours and 29 min match against Radwanska, she loses, it still set a record for the longest match in this event. They finished third in their group as Radwanska and Sharapova advance to the semifinals. Sharapova had suffocated the chat with Radwanska won so they had to play against Azarenka. This they still won quite convincingly, as Serena in the other semi-final, making Russian and United States already were facing each other. And to win the 8 row knew Serena Maria, this time 6-4, 6-3.
The doubles title went to the Russian pair Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova.
If these ladies next year, this line managed to keep 2013 promises to be an entertaining year. It would just be so nice if something new is going to interfere in the fight to make it more interesting. We’ll see!

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