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Tennis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Singles

Tennis at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Center, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 13, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: PUR Monica Puig
Silver: GER Angelique Kerber
Bronze: CZE Petra Kvitová

Summary

For the singles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of four players per nation. The 56 best players qualified for Rio with eight more places being awarded by the International Tennis Federation. No two players from the same country started within the same section of the draw, which consisted of four sections of 16 players, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

[Serena Williams], the current number one ranked player, lost her third round match against [Elina Svitolina] from Ukraine, and unseeded Puerto Rican [Mónica Puig] won the first ever gold medal for her country, beating Germany’s [Angelique Kerber] in the final 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. A few weeks later Kerber won the US Open to become the number one on the WTA world ranking list and was the first German to top the rankings since [Steffi Graf] in 1997. She also ended Serena Williams’ record run of 186 weeks at number one.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Monica Puig 22 Puerto Rico PUR Gold
2 Angelique Kerber 28 Germany GER Silver
3 Petra Kvitová 26 Czech Republic CZE Bronze
4 Madison Keys 21 United States USA
5T Elina Svitolina 21 Ukraine UKR
5T Laura Siegemund 28 Germany GER
5T Darya Kasatkina 19 Russia RUS
5T Johanna Konta 25 Great Britain GBR
9T Serena Williams 34 United States USA
9T Yekaterina Makarova 28 Russia RUS
9T Garbiñe Muguruza 22 Spain ESP
9T Kirsten Flipkens 30 Belgium BEL
9T Carla Suárez 27 Spain ESP
9T Sara Errani 29 Italy ITA
9T Svetlana Kuznetsova 31 Russia RUS
9T Samantha Stosur 32 Australia AUS
17T Alizé Cornet 26 France FRA
17T Heather Watson 24 Great Britain GBR
17T Caroline Wozniacki 26 Denmark DEN
17T Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 21 Slovakia SVK
17T Nao Hibino 21 Japan JPN
17T Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova 25 Russia RUS
17T Zhang Shuai 27 China CHN
17T Lucie Šafářová 29 Czech Republic CZE
17T Kristina Mladenovic 23 France FRA
17T Ana Konjuh 18 Croatia CRO
17T Barbora Strýcová 30 Czech Republic CZE
17T Zheng Saisai 22 China CHN
17T Monica Niculescu 28 Romania ROU
17T Caroline Garcia 22 France FRA
17T Misaki Doi 25 Japan JPN
17T Eugenie Bouchard 22 Canada CAN
33T Daria Gavrilova 22 Australia AUS
33T Johanna Larsson 27 Sweden SWE
33T Peng Shuai 30 China CHN
33T Andrea Petkovic 28 Germany GER
33T Tímea Babos 23 Hungary HUN
33T Lucie Hradecká 31 Czech Republic CZE
33T Çağla Büyükakçay 26 Turkey TUR
33T Roberta Vinci 33 Italy ITA
33T Andreea Mitu 24 Romania ROU
33T Irina Begu 25 Romania ROU
33T Polona Hercog 25 Slovenia SLO
33T Magda Linette 24 Poland POL
33T Timea Bacsinszky 27 Switzerland SUI
33T Tsvetana Pironkova 28 Bulgaria BUL
33T Karin Knapp 29 Italy ITA
33T Venus Williams 36 United States USA
33T Danka Kovinić 21 Montenegro MNE
33T Aleksandra Krunić 23 Serbia SRB
33T Annika Beck 22 Germany GER
33T Ana Ivanović 28 Serbia SRB
33T Yanina Wickmayer 26 Belgium BEL
33T Kiki Bertens 24 Netherlands NED
33T Ons Jabeur 21 Tunisia TUN
33T Agnieszka Radwańska 27 Poland POL
33T Wang Qiang 24 China CHN
33T Verónica Cepede 24 Paraguay PAR
33T Teliana Pereira 28 Brazil BRA
33T Stephanie Vogt 26 Liechtenstein LIE
33T Jeļena Ostapenko 19 Latvia LAT
33T Yaroslava Shvedova 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
33T Sloane Stephens 23 United States USA
33T Mariana Duque 26 Colombia COL