2006 French Open

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2006 French Open
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Date:   May 28 – June 11
Edition:   105th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Men's Doubles
Sweden Jonas Björkman / Belarus Max Mirnyi
Women's Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
Mixed Doubles
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
French Open
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In the men's quarter finals David Nalbandian won his match against Nikolay Davydenko

The 2006 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France from May 28 to June 11, 2006. It was the 105th staging of the French Open, and the second of the four Grand Slam tennis events of 1991. This edition made history as it became the first Grand Slam tournament to start on a Sunday. It was the 2nd time since 1985 that all top 4 seeds reached the semi-finals in the men's singles of a Grand Slam tournament. This did not happen again until the same tournament 5 years later. Both defending champions, Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne, retained their titles.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Switzerland Roger Federer,[1] 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Nadal's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd (consecutive) French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Henin-Hardenne's 3rd title of the year, and her 26th overall. It was her 5th career Grand Slam title, and her 3rd French Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Sweden Jonas Björkman / Belarus Max Mirnyi defeated United States Mike Bryan / United States Bob Bryan, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur defeated Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 6–3, 6–2

Mixed doubles[edit]

Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić defeated Russia Elena Likhovtseva / Canada Daniel Nestor, 6–3, 6–4

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Slovakia Martin Kližan defeated Canada Philip Bester 6–3, 6–1

Girls' singles[edit]

Poland Agnieszka Radwańska defeated Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–4, 6–1

Boys' doubles[edit]

Argentina Emiliano Massa / Japan Kei Nishikori defeated Russia Artur Chernov / Russia Valery Rudnev 2–6, 6–1, 6–2

Girls' doubles[edit]

Canada Sharon Fichman / Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Poland Agnieszka Radwańska / Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–1

Seeds[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Federer became the first male player from Switzerland to reach the Men's Singles final.
Preceded by
2006 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2006 Wimbledon Championships