The 2012 Copenhagen Open women’s main draw singles matches begin on Monday 9 April at 11:30am local time at the Farum Arena in Farum, north of Copenhagen in Denmark. In this post a number of interesting facts will be provided, including how the WTA ranking points and prize money are allocated for each round and what the schedule of play is for the entire tournament.
Copenhagen is an WTA International category tournament played on Deco Turf hard courts from April 7 to 15. Click this link for details about how you can buy Copenhagen Open Official tennis tickets and you will also find full coverage of Copenhagen.
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The women’s event schedule begins with the 32-player qualifying singles draw on Saturday 7 April. The Women’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday April 15. The total prize money for the women’s singles event is $220,000.
The 2011 Copenhagen women’s singles champion Caroline WOZNIACKI is pictured above keeping her head up throughout her service action during the 2012 Australian Open. The 1.77m right-hander won six WTA singles titles in 2011 and 6 in 2010 to have 18 WTA singles titles to her credit as a 21-year-old. In comparison, at 30-years-old Serena Williams won her 4oth WTA singles title last week in Charleston.
The 21-year-old Wozniacki’s best Grand Slam singles results to date are being the runner-up at the 2009 US Open, then making three semi finals, twice at the US Open in 2010 and 2011 and once at the 2011 Australian Open. Wozniacki is currently ranked at No.6 and first achieved her career-high ranking of No.1 on 11 October 2010. The Dane is a former World No.2 as an ITF Junior and won the 2006 Wimbledon junior singles title and was the 2006 Australian Open junior singles runner-up.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The WTA ranking points and prize money for the women’s tournament is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 280 points + $37,000;
- The runner-up earns 200 points + $19,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 130 + $10,200;
- The four quarter finalists earn 70 + $5,340,
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 30 + $2,950;
- The *16 players who lose in the 1st round receive 1 point + $1,725;
- The 4 players who qualify earn 16 points for qualifying;
- The 4 players who lose in the final round of qualifying earn 10 + $860;
- The 8 players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying earn 6 + $460 and
- The 16 players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying receive 1 + $265.
The schedule of play for the entire 2012 Copenhagen Open women’s singles draw is:
- Saturday 7 April: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 11:30am;
- Sunday 8 April: Qualifying 2nd round from 11:30am;
- Monday 9 April: Qualifying 3rd round from 11:30am;
- Monday 9 April: Main Draw 1st round from 11:30am;
- Tuesday 10 April: 1st round from 11:30am;
- Wednesday 11 April: 2nd round from 11:30am;
- Thursday 12 April: Round of 16 from 11:30am;
- Friday 13 April: Quarter Finals from 11:30am;
- Saturday 14 April: Semi Finals back-to-back from 12:30pm; and
- Sunday 15 April: Women’s Singles Final at 3pm;
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
Did you know that qualifiers and lucky losers who lose their first match in the main draw are awarded more points than players who are ranked higher and earned direct acceptance into the main draw.
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