2009 Open GDF Suez

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2009 Open GDF Suez
Date:   February 9 – February 15
Edition:   17th
Champions
Singles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber
Open GDF Suez
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The 2009 Open GDF Suez was a women's professional tennis tournament played on indoor hardcourts. It was the 17th edition of the Open GDF Suez (formerly known as the Open Gaz de France) and was a Premier tournament on the 2009 WTA Tour. It took place at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France from February 9 through February 15, 2009.

The top three seeds were Serena Williams, the 2009 Australian Open singles champion and twice the winner of this event, Jelena Janković, a former World No. 1, and Elena Dementieva, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in singles and a 2009 Australian Open semifinalist. Agnieszka Radwańska, home favourite Alizé Cornet, Patty Schnyder, Anabel Medina Garrigues, and two-time champion Amélie Mauresmo also played this event.

Entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Maria Sharapova was initially set to make her season debut here after sitting out several months with a shoulder injury. However, she eventually withdrew. She was replaced by Jelena Janković.[1] Katarina Srebotnik also withdrew from the event with an ongoing injury.

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Serena Williams United States United States 1 1
Jelena Janković Serbia Serbia 3 2
Elena Dementieva Russia Russia 4 3
Agnieszka Radwańska Poland Poland 10 4
Alizé Cornet France France 13 5
Patty Schnyder Switzerland Switzerland 16 6
Anabel Medina Garrigues Spain Spain 20 7
Amélie Mauresmo France France 24 8
  • Rankings as of February 9, 2009.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Prize money & points[edit]

The total prize money for the tournament was US$700,000, upgraded from the previous year's US$600,000.

Total prize money: $700,000[2]

Round Singles Doubles
Prize money ($) WTA Ranking points Prize money ($) WTA Ranking points
Winner 107,000 470 34,000 470
Finalist 56,000 320 17,800 320
Semifinal 30,000 200 9,400 200
Quarterfinal 15,925 120 4,950 120
Round of 16 8,950 60 2,650 1
Round of 32 4,580 1 - -
Qualified - 20 - -
Qualifying 3rd Round 2,460 12 - -
Qualifying 2nd Round 1,320 8 - -
Qualifying 1sf Round 700 1 - -

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

France Amélie Mauresmo def. Russia Elena Dementieva 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-4

  • It was Mauresmo's only title of the year and 25th and last of her career. It was her 3rd win at the event, also winning in 2001 and 2006.

Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / United States Lisa Raymond 6–4, 3–6, [10–4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jelena Janković: Last Minute Replacement". opengdfsuez.com. 2009-02-06. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Prize Money". opengdfsuez.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 

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