2008 French Open – Women's Singles

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2008 French Open
Champion   Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Runner-up   Russia Dinara Safina
Final score   6–4, 6–3
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Main article: 2008 French Open

Justine Henin was the three-time defending champion, but she retired from the sport on May 14, 2008. Her retirement left Serena Williams as the only former French Open champion remaining in the women's draw. The tournament favourite was upset in the third round by Katarina Srebotnik,[1] meaning that there would be a first-time French Open champion in 2008.

Maria Sharapova, the World No. 2 behind Henin at the time of her retirement, was elevated to World No. 1 ahead of the French Open.

Ana Ivanovic, the second-seed and runner-up to Henin in 2007, won in the final 6–4 6–3, against first-time finalist Dinara Safina. It was Ivanovic's third Grand Slam final, second French Open final, and her first Grand Slam singles title. Ivanovic went through the entire tournament dropping only one set, against third-seed Jelena Janković in the semi-final. Ivanovic took the World No. 1 ranking after reaching the final, displacing Maria Sharapova who was defeated in the fourth round by Dinara Safina.

This would also be the last time until the 2012 US Open in which Ivanovic would make a Grand Slam quarter-final. It was also the notable of the first grand slam appearance of two-time grand slam champion Petra Kvitová.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Russia Maria Sharapova (Fourth round)
  2. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Champion)
  3. Serbia Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  4. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Semifinals)
  5. United States Serena Williams (Third round)
  6. Russia Anna Chakvetadze (Second round)
  7. Russia Elena Dementieva (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Venus Williams (Third round)
  9. France Marion Bartoli (First round)
  10. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
  11. Russia Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
  12. Hungary Ágnes Szávay (Third round)
  13. Russia Dinara Safina (Final)
  14. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
  15. Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (First round)
  16. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
  17. Israel Shahar Pe'er (First round)
  18. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
  19. France Alizé Cornet (Third round)
  20. Austria Sybille Bammer (First round)
  21. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
  22. France Amélie Mauresmo (Second round)
  23. Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (First round)
  24. France Virginie Razzano (First round)
  25. Russia Nadia Petrova (Third round)
  26. Italy Flavia Pennetta (Fourth round)
  27. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (Fourth round)
  28. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
  29. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round)
  30. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
  31. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Second round)
  32. Italy Karin Knapp (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  13  Russia Dinara Safina 4 7 6  
7  Russia Elena Dementieva 6 65 0  
  13  Russia Dinara Safina 6 6    
  4  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 2    
4  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 6  
     Estonia Kaia Kanepi 5 2    
    13  Russia Dinara Safina 4 3  
  2  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 6  
  Q  Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 3 2    
3  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 6    
  3  Serbia Jelena Janković 4 6 4
  2  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 3 6  
10  Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3 2  
  2  Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 6    

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Russia M Sharapova 6 3 8  
   Russia E Rodina 1 6 6     1  Russia M Sharapova 6 3 6  
Q  United States B Mattek 6 3 6   Q  United States B Mattek 2 6 2  
WC  United States M Brengle 3 6 4       1  Russia M Sharapova 7 6    
Q  Slovakia J Gajdošová 64 68         32  Italy K Knapp 64 0    
WC  France O Sanchez 7 7       WC  France O Sanchez 2 64  
   Germany M Müller 0 4     32  Italy K Knapp 6 7    
32  Italy K Knapp 6 6         1  Russia M Sharapova 7 65 2
21  Russia M Kirilenko 6 6         13  Russia D Safina 66 7 6
   Italy ME Camerin 1 0       21  Russia M Kirilenko 6 3 2  
Q  China J Zheng 4 6 6   Q  China J Zheng 4 6 6  
   Italy M Santangelo 6 3 0       Q  China J Zheng 2 5  
Q  Slovakia M Rybáriková 7 3 8       13  Russia D Safina 6 7    
   Croatia K Šprem 63 6 6     Q  Slovakia M Rybáriková 0 1  
   Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 3     13  Russia D Safina 6 6    
13  Russia D Safina 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  Russia V Zvonareva 6 6    
WC  France S Foretz 2 1       11  Russia V Zvonareva 6 6    
   Romania IR Olaru 64 3        France S Cohen-Aloro 2 4    
   France S Cohen-Aloro 7 6         11  Russia V Zvonareva 6 6    
Q  Belgium Y Wickmayer 2 5            Canada A Wozniak 2 2    
   Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 6 7          Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 6 1 3
   Canada A Wozniak 6 6        Canada A Wozniak 1 6 6  
20  Austria S Bammer 0 2         11  Russia V Zvonareva 4 6 2
31  Japan A Sugiyama 6 2 6       7  Russia E Dementieva 6 1 6
   Russia A Kudryavtseva 1 6 3     31  Japan A Sugiyama 0 5    
   Belarus O Govortsova 7 2 6      Belarus O Govortsova 6 7    
   Ukraine Y Fedak 5 6 3          Belarus O Govortsova 0 4  
   Poland M Domachowska 3 6 6       7  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
   Paraguay R de los Ríos 6 3 1        Poland M Domachowska 1 4  
   Russia V Dushevina 7 0 2   7  Russia E Dementieva 6 6    
7  Russia E Dementieva 66 6 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    
   Japan A Nakamura 2 3       4  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    
   United States V King 4 6 6      United States V King 4 2    
WC  France V Huck 6 2 1       4  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    
   Russia A Kleybanova 6 6         25  Russia N Petrova 2 1    
   Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 0          Russia A Kleybanova 3 3  
   France A Rezaï 64 3     25  Russia N Petrova 6 6    
25  Russia N Petrova 7 6         4  Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
18  Italy F Schiavone 6 6         16  Belarus V Azarenka 2 3  
   United States J Craybas 3 2       18  Italy F Schiavone 6 6    
PR  Croatia S Mamić 6 6     PR  Croatia S Mamić 3 0    
   Netherlands M Krajicek 4 3         18  Italy F Schiavone 1 1  
   Romania S Cîrstea 6 3         16  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    
   Luxembourg A Kremer 0 0 r        Romania S Cîrstea 0 0  
   Romania E Gallovits 1 3     16  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    
16  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12  Hungary Á Szávay 6 4 6  
   Japan A Morita 1 6 4     12  Hungary Á Szávay 7 6    
   Germany S Lisicki 3 6 6      Germany S Lisicki 63 3    
   Russia E Vesnina 6 4 0       12  Hungary Á Szávay 65 6 2  
   Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6            Czech Republic P Kvitová 7 4 6  
   Japan A Morigami 4 3          Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
WC  Australia S Stosur 6 3 6   WC  Australia S Stosur 2 1    
17  Israel S Pe'er 2 6 1          Czech Republic P Kvitová 3 6 1
29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6            Estonia K Kanepi 6 3 6
Q  Spain MJ Martínez Sánchez 3 2       29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 4 6 6  
   Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 7 2 0      Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 3 1  
   Bulgaria T Pironkova 5 6 6       29  Spain A Medina Garrigues 1 7 5
   Estonia K Kanepi 6 6            Estonia K Kanepi 6 65 7  
   China M Yuan 2 2          Estonia K Kanepi 6 7  
   Spain N Llagostera Vives 3 7 1   6  Russia A Chakvetadze 4 62    
6  Russia A Chakvetadze 6 5 6  

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  United States V Williams 6 4 6  
   Israel T Obziler 3 6 2     8  United States V Williams 6 6    
   Canada S Dubois 5 2     Q  Tunisia S Sfar 2 4    
Q  Tunisia S Sfar 7 6         8  United States V Williams 5 3    
Q  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6         26  Italy F Pennetta 7 6    
   Argentina ME Salerni 1 1       Q  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 1 1
   Ukraine T Perebiynis 3 2     26  Italy F Pennetta 3 6 6  
26  Italy F Pennetta 6 6         26  Italy F Pennetta 3 2  
22  France A Mauresmo 7 4 6       Q  Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
   Ukraine O Savchuk 5 6 1     22  France A Mauresmo 3 4    
Q  Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 5 6   Q  Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6    
   France P Parmentier 4 7 2       Q  Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
   United States J Ditty 5 63            Australia C Dellacqua 3 3    
   France N Dechy 7 7          France N Dechy 4 2  
   Australia C Dellacqua 64 6 6      Australia C Dellacqua 6 6    
9  France M Bartoli 7 3 2  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Poland A Radwańska 6 6    
   Ukraine M Koryttseva 4 3       14  Poland A Radwańska 6 6    
WC  France S Brémond 6 3 2   Q  Croatia J Pandžić 2 0    
Q  Croatia J Pandžić 4 6 6       14  Poland A Radwańska 6 6    
   Italy S Errani 4 6 5       19  France A Cornet 4 4    
   Argentina G Dulko 6 4 7        Argentina G Dulko 0 6 4
   Ukraine J Vakulenko 5 4     19  France A Cornet 6 4 6  
19  France A Cornet 7 6         14  Poland A Radwańska 3 63  
28  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6         3  Serbia J Janković 6 7  
   Germany A Kerber 2 2       28  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6    
   Venezuela M Sequera 7 7        Venezuela M Sequera 3 0    
   United States L Osterloh 65 5         28  Slovakia D Cibulková 5 3  
   Italy T Garbin 7 3 3       3  Serbia J Janković 7 6    
   New Zealand M Erakovic 69 6 6        New Zealand M Erakovic 2 65  
LL  Romania M Niculescu 63 2     3  Serbia J Janković 6 7    
3  Serbia J Janković 7 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States S Williams 6 6    
   United States A Harkleroad 2 1       5  United States S Williams 6 7    
WC  France M Johansson 6 4 6   WC  France M Johansson 2 5    
   France C Pin 4 6 2       5  United States S Williams 4 4    
   Russia E Makarova 7 6         27  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6    
   Colombia C Castaño 5 1          Russia E Makarova 0 5  
   Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 2     27  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 7    
27  Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6         27  Slovenia K Srebotnik 2 4  
24  France V Razzano 6 3 2       10  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  
   Czech Republic K Zakopalová 4 6 6        Czech Republic K Zakopalová 4 3    
   China Z Yan 6 4 6      France É Loit 6 6    
   France É Loit 1 6 8          France É Loit 64 7 2
   Austria T Paszek 6 3 3       10  Switzerland P Schnyder 7 5 6  
   Switzerland T Bacsinszky 1 6 6        Switzerland T Bacsinszky 4 6 1
   Russia E Bychkova 3 4     10  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 6  
10  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Czech Republic N Vaidišová 62 1    
Q  Czech Republic I Benešová 7 6       Q  Czech Republic I Benešová 6 6    
   Russia A Rodionova 0 6 3      China S Peng 4 3    
   China S Peng 6 2 6       Q  Czech Republic I Benešová 3 3    
   Russia G Voskoboeva 6 64 6          Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6    
WC  France Y Fedossova 0 7 1        Russia G Voskoboeva 5 3  
   Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6        Czech Republic P Cetkovská 7 6    
23  Ukraine A Bondarenko 3 0            Czech Republic P Cetkovská 0 0  
30  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6         2  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
   Austria Y Meusburger 0 2       30  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6    
Q  Belarus A Yakimova 64 7 6   Q  Belarus A Yakimova 0 4    
   Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 7 5 4       30  Denmark C Wozniacki 4 1  
   Germany S Klösel 1 1         2  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6    
   Czech Republic L Šafářová 6 6          Czech Republic L Šafářová 1 2  
   Sweden S Arvidsson 2 5     2  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6    
2  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 7    

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