05 Apr 2012

2012 - first quarter review

News Article

Ana Savic (Croatia)

With the first quarter of the year now complete we can take a look at some statistics from this period, some of which the more eagled eyed of you will have already spotted around our website in the various 'Did you know...' segments.

Individual player stats reveal that Ana Savic of Croatia was the most successful singles player over the three months. The comeback queen - she only returned to pro tennis at the end of February after a three year absence - won four singles titles, all in Turkey and all in consecutive weeks!

Savic's haul of four singles titles placed her just ahead of three male players; Radu Albot (Romania), Andis Juska (Latvia) and Sanam Singh (India) - who won a total of three singles titles each.

From this three month period of play there were in total 192 ITF Pro Circuit tournaments. This total can be broken down to 104 men's tournaments and 88 women's tournaments.

The number of individual nations seeing their players claim singles titles was almost the same for both men and women with 33 nations producing men's champions and 35 on the women's side.

The leading title winning nations were France and Russia, France claimed 12 men's singles titles whilst Russian players collected seven titles on the women's circuit.

Seeded players enjoyed a good three months as they accounted for 70 per cent of the singles titles won by male players and 63 per cent of the female titles.

The No. 1 seed was, maybe unsurprisingly, the most successful on both the men's and women's circuits. 21 singles titles were won by male No. 1 seeded players with 12 No. 1 seeds claiming women's titles.


Full count of singles titles won by seeded players

Seed 1

Men: 21
Women: 12

Seed 2

Men: 11
Women: 11

Seed 3

Men: 13
Women: 6

Seed 4

Men: 10
Women: 6

Seed 5

Men: 4
Women: 6 

Seed 6

Men: 4
Women: 4

Seed 7

Men: 6
Women: 5

Seed 8

Men: 4
Women: 5