Indian Wells 2012 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

Yanina Wickmayer at the Australian Open
2011 Indian Wells semi finalist Yanina WICKMAYER made the 2009 US Open semi finals before turning 20. Keep an eye on Wickmayer who has won 8 of her past 10 matches and always performs best on the hard courts in America.

The 2012 Indian Wells Open women’s main draw singles 1st round matches will begin on Wednesday 7 March at 11am local time in California in the USA. Indian Wells is one of only four WTA Premier Mandatory category tournaments each year and has 96 players vying for this prestigious title, the maximum of WTA ranking points i.e. 1,000 and $1,000,000 US dollars in prize money for the winner.

Indian Wells has a 128-draw divided up between 96 players: 12 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC), 76 Direct Acceptances and 32 BYES. The Top 32 ranked players amongst the 76 Direct Acceptances become the seeds and ALL have a BYE in the 1st round. The 32 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Victoria AZARENKA) through to No.34 (Christina MCHALE).

The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Kimiko DATE-KRUMM from Japan who was ranked No.79 at the entry deadline date, which means Indian Wells is showcasing 76 of the Top 79 players in the world with the three players missing unable to play due to injury.

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The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • Victoria AZARENKA (1) v (25) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  • Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (24) v (14) Julia GOERGES
  • Jelena JANKOVIC (12) v (22) Yanina WICKMAYER
  • Flavia PENNETTA (27) v (5) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
  • Petra KVITOVA (3) v (32) Christina MCHALE
  • Angelique KERBER (18) v (13) Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  • Vera ZVONAREVA (9) v (19) Daniela HANTUCHOVA
  • ZHENG Jie (31) v (8) LI Na

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Marion BARTOLI (7) v (29) Kaia KANEPI
  • Lucie SAFAROVA (23) v (10) Francesca SCHIAVONE
  • Ana IVANOVIC (15) v (17) PENG Shuai
  • Monica NICULESCU (26) v (4) Caroline WOZNIACKI
  • Samantha STOSUR (6) v (30) Nadia PETROVA
  • Maria KIRILENKO (20) v (11) Sabine LISICKI
  • Dominika CIBULKOVA (16) v (21) Roberta VINCI
  • Petra CETKOVSKA (28) v (2) Maria SHARAPOVA

The 2012 Indian Wells Women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA (1) v BYE
  2. Jill CRAYBAS (WC) v Mona BARTHEL
  3. Anne KEOTHAVONG v Timea BACSINSZKY
  4. BYE v (25) Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  5. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (24) v BYE
  6. Kristina BARROIS (Q) v (WC) Sania MIRZA
  7. Elena BALTACHA v Aranxta RUS
  8. BYE v (14) Julia GOERGES
  9. Jelena JANKOVIC (12) v BYE
  10. Jamie HAMPTON (WC) v Polona HERCOG
  11. Jarmila GAJDOSOVA v (WC) Coco VANDEWEGHE
  12. BYE v (22) Yanina WICKMAYER
  13. Flavia PENNETTA (27) v BYE
  14. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  15. Sorana CIRSTEA v Iveta BENESOVA
  16. BYE v (5) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
  17. Petra KVITOVA (3) v BYE
  18. Ayumi MORITA v Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA
  19. Casey DELLACQUA (Q) v Elena VESNINA
  20. BYE v (32) Christina MCHALE
  21. Angelique KERBER (18) v BYE
  22. Sloane STEPHENS (WC) v (Q) Aleksandra WOZNIAK
  23. Vania KING v Sara ERRANI
  24. BYE v (13) Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  25. Vera ZVONAREVA (9) v BYE
  26. Kimiko DATE-KRUMM v Pauline PARMENTIER
  27. Laura POUS-TIO v Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  28. BYE v (19) Daniela HANTUCHOVA
  29. ZHENG Jie (31) v BYE
  30. Urszula RADWANSKA (WC) v (Q) Michaella KRAJICEK
  31. Marina ERAKOVIC v Galina VOSKOBOEVA
  32. BYE v (7) LI Na

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Marion BARTOLI (7) v BYE
  2. Varvara LEPCHENKO (Q) v (Q) Alexandra PANOVA
  3. Mathilde JOHANSSON v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  4. BYE v (29) Kaia KANEPI
  5. Lucie SAFAROVA (23) v BYE
  6. Tamira PASZEK v Anastasiya YAKIMOVA
  7. Lesia TSURENKO (Q) v Shahar PEER
  8. BYE v (10) Francesca SCHIAVONE
  9. Ana IVANOVIC (15) v BYE
  10. Greta ARN (Q) v Johanna LARSSON
  11. Ksenia PERVAK v (Q) Olga GOVORTSOVA
  12. BYE v (17) PENG Shuai
  13. Monica NICULESCU (26) v BYE
  14. Eleni DANIILIDOU (Q) v Sofia ARVIDSSON
  15. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  16. BYE v (4) Caroline WOZNIACKI
  17. Samantha STOSUR (6) v BYE
  18. Irina FALCONI (WC) v Alexandra DULGHERU
  19. Lauren DAVIS (WC) v Petra MARTIC
  20. BYE v (30) Nadia PETROVA
  21. Maria KIRILENKO (20) v BYE
  22. Irena CAMELIA-BEGU v Lucie HRADECKA
  23. Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ v Lourdes LINO DOMINGUEZ
  24. BYE v (11) Sabine LISICKI
  25. Dominika CIBULKOVA (16) v BYE
  26. Jessica PEGULA (Q) v Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
  27. Alberta BRIANTI v Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA
  28. BYE v (21) Roberta VINCI
  29. Petra CETKOVSKA (28) v BYE
  30. ZHANG Shuai (Q) v Simona HALEP
  31. Gisela DULKO v Jelena DOKIC
  32. BYE v (2) Maria SHARAPOVA

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