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2012 Tennis WTA Tour Year in Review Quiz

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1. Who won the 2012 Australian Open singles title?

Samantha Stosur
Victoria Azarenka
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova

2. Which nation had the most players ranked in the top 20 in singles at the end of the 2012 season?

Russia
France
Czech Republic
Italy

3. Who won the 2012 Roland Garros singles title?

Samantha Stosur
Sara Errani
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova

4. Of the top 20, who played the most tournaments in 2012?

Dominika Cibulkova
Roberta Vinci
Marion Bartoli
Caroline Wozniacki

5. Who won the 2012 Wimbledon singles title?

Agnieszka Radwanska
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova
Li Na

6. Which nation won the 2012 Fed Cup?

France
Russia
Czech Republic
Serbia

7. Who won the 2012 US Open singles title?

Samantha Stosur
Petra Kvitova
Victoria Azarenka
Serena Williams

8. Who ended 2012 with the number one singles ranking?

Serena Williams
Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova
Agnieszka Radwanska

9. Who won the gold medal in singles at the 2012 Olympics?

Serena Williams
Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova
Maria Kirilenko

10. Who won the WTA Championships at the end of 2012?

Agnieszka Radwanska
Serena Williams
Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova

Answers

1. Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 to win the women's singles final at the 2012 Australian Open, her first major title. Azarenka's victory took her to #1 in the world.

2. Russia had four players in the top 20 at the end of 2012, Maria Sharapova at #2, Nadia Petrova at #12, Maria Kirilenko at #14, and Ekaterina Makarova at #20. Italy and the Czech Republic each had two.

3. Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the 2012 Roland Garros women's singles final to claim the one Grand Slam title she had never held and to thus join only 9 other women who have won all four majors.

4. Roberta Vinci played 28 tournaments in 2012, the most among the top 20 women. The next busiest was Dominika Cibulkova, with 27.

5. Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles crown in 2012, defeating Agnieszka Radwanska in the final, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Serena served a record 102 aces on her way to the title.

6. The Czech Republic won the Fed Cup title for the second consecutive year in 2012, defeating Serbia 3-1. Lucie Safarova contributed two wins in singles, Petra Kvitova one.

7. Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to win her fourth US Open singles title and her 15th Grand Slam.

8. Victoria Azarenka finished 2012 with the number one ranking, her 10,595 points only 550 ahead of Maria Sharapova's 10,045.

9. Serena Williams of the USA defeated Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-0, 6-1 to win the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-3, 6-4 to win the bronze. Serena's gold medal completed a career Golden Slam in singles, as she has won all four of the majors. Azarenka's bronze was the first Olympic medal ever won by Belarus.

10. Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2012 WTA Championships final.

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