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Tennis at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Date Started: July 28, 2012
Date Finished: August 4, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Serena Williams
Silver: RUS Mariya Sharapova
Bronze: BLR Vika Azarenka


17 years after she made her LTA tour debut [Serena Williams] had won every major honour in the sport except one – an Olympic singles title. At the London Olympic she removed this one blemish on her career record with a virtuoso performance of power tennis that never gave any of her opponents even a vague glimpse of a victory. Despite playing four of her six matches against women who had topped the world rankings at some point during their careers, she dropped just 17 games on her way to the gold medal. After defeating current world number 1 [Viktoriya Azarenko] 6-1 6-2 in the semi-final Williams humiliated [Mariya Sharapova] in the gold medal match to the point where the biggest cheer of the day came when the Russian won her one and only game in a 6-0 6-1 defeat.

The American became only the second female player, after [Steffi Graf], to win a golden slam of all 4 major championships and the Olympic title in singles play and the only player of either sex to do so in both singles and doubles.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Serena Williams 30 United States USA Gold
2 Mariya Sharapova 25 Russia RUS Silver
3 Vika Azarenka 22 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Mariya Kirilenko 25 Russia RUS
5T Angelique Kerber 24 Germany GER
5T Caroline Wozniacki 22 Denmark DEN
5T Kim Clijsters 29 Belgium BEL
5T Petra Kvitová 22 Czech Republic CZE
9T Nadiya Petrova 30 Russia RUS
9T Venus Williams 32 United States USA
9T Vera Zvonaryova 27 Russia RUS
9T Daniela Hantuchová 29 Slovakia SVK
9T Ana Ivanović 24 Serbia SRB
9T Sabine Lisicki 22 Germany GER
9T Flavia Pennetta 30 Italy ITA
9T Julia Görges 23 Germany GER
17T María Martínez 29 Spain ESP
17T Ana T'at'ishvili 22 Georgia GEO
17T Aleksandra Wozniak 24 Canada CAN
17T Tímea Babos 19 Hungary HUN
17T Urszula Radwańska 21 Poland POL
17T Francesca Schiavone 32 Italy ITA
17T Alizé Cornet 22 France FRA
17T Yanina Wickmayer 22 Belgium BEL
17T Carla Suárez 23 Spain ESP
17T Elena Baltacha 28 Great Britain GBR
17T Yaroslava Shvedova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Laura Robson 18 Great Britain GBR
17T Peng Shuai 26 China CHN
17T Tsvetana Pironkova 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Heather Watson 20 Great Britain GBR
17T Varvara Lepchenko 26 United States USA
33T Irina Begu 21 Romania ROU
33T Polona Hercog 21 Slovenia SLO
33T Stephanie Vogt 22 Liechtenstein LIE
33T Zheng Jie 29 China CHN
33T Sara Errani 25 Italy ITA
33T Marina Erakovic 24 New Zealand NZL
33T Galina Voskoboyeva 27 Kazakhstan KAZ
33T Petra Cetkovská 27 Czech Republic CZE
33T Jelena Janković 27 Serbia SRB
33T Mona Barthel 22 Germany GER
33T Klára Koukalová-Zakopalová 30 Czech Republic CZE
33T Sofia Arvidsson 28 Sweden SWE
33T Li Na 30 China CHN
33T Tamira Paszek 21 Austria AUT
33T Anabel Medina 29 Spain ESP
33T Anne Keothavong 28 Great Britain GBR
33T Samantha Stosur 28 Australia AUS
33T Roberta Vinci 29 Italy ITA
33T Ágnes Szávay 23 Hungary HUN
33T Christina McHale 20 United States USA
33T Ons Jabeur 17 Tunisia TUN
33T Simona Halep 20 Romania ROU
33T Lucie Šafářová 25 Czech Republic CZE
33T Shahar Pe'er 25 Israel ISR
33T Kateryna Bondarenko 25 Ukraine UKR
33T Hsieh Su-Wei 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Sorana Cîrstea 22 Romania ROU
33T Dominika Navara Cibulková 23 Slovakia SVK
33T Mariana Duque 22 Colombia COL
33T Silvia Soler 24 Spain ESP
33T Verónica Cepede 20 Paraguay PAR
33T Agnieszka Radwańska 23 Poland POL