2010 French Open

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2010 French Open
2010 French Open poster.jpg
Date:   23 May – 6 June
Edition:   109th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Men's Doubles
Canada Daniel Nestor / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Boys' Singles
Argentina Agustín Velotti
Girls' Singles
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Boys' Doubles
Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
Girls' Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens
Legends Under 45 Doubles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
Women's Legends Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Legends Over 45 Doubles
Ecuador Andrés Gómez / United States John McEnroe
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Australia Daniela Di Toro / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
French Open
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The 2010 French Open (also known as Roland Garros after the famous French aviator) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 109th edition of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 23 May through 6 June 2010.[1]

The 2010 French Open also featured the return of four-time champion Justine Henin, who retired immediately before the 2008 French Open, where she was the 3-time defending champion.

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Day 1 (23 May)[edit]

The Court Philippe Chatrier during the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Daniel Brands

In the Men's singles many of seeded players made it through led by 2009 finalist Robin Söderling, Mikhail Youzhny and Marin Čilić. While Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was pushed to the limit by German Daniel Brands as he came through 7–5 in the fifth. Tsonga was joined by compatriots Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Josselin Ouanna and Julien Benneteau who upset 23rd seed Ernests Gulbis 6–4, 6–2, 1–0 as Gulbis retired with a hamstring injury.

In the Women's side 6th seed and defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova cruised through the first round with a 6–3, 6–1 victory of Sorana Cîrstea. She was joined by 2nd seed Venus Williams, Madrid champion Aravane Rezaï, Nadia Petrova, Flavia Pennetta, Maria Kirilenko and last years Semifinalist Dominika Cibulková. The day featured two upsets. Victoria Azarenka, hindered by an injury and only appeared in the event to have entered to claim the bonus prize money for ending the 2009 season in the top 10, became the first major casualty of the tournament as she was upset by Gisela Dulko. Rome champion María José Martínez Sánchez was also upset by Akgul Amanmuradova.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st round Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova [6] Romania Sorana Cîrstea 6–3, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st round Sweden Robin Söderling [5] France Laurent Recouderc [WC] 6–0, 6–2, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st round France Aravane Rezaï [15] Canada Heidi El Tabakh [Q] 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [8] Germany Daniel Brands 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 7–5
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st round Croatia Marin Čilić [10] Brazil Ricardo Mello 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st round Argentina Gisela Dulko Belarus Victoria Azarenka [10] 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st round France Julien Benneteau Latvia Ernests Gulbis [23] 6–4, 6–2, 1–0 retired
Women's Singles 1st round United States Venus Williams [2] Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st round Russia Nadia Petrova [19] China Zhang Shuai 6–0, 6–3

Day 2 (24 May)[edit]

In the Men's Singles World no. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer cruised past Peter Luczak with a 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 victory. He was joined by Indian Wells champion Ivan Ljubičić, Miami finalist Tomáš Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka, John Isner and Thomaz Bellucci. While World no. 3 Novak Djokovic, last years semifinalist Fernando González, Gaël Monfils and Victor Hănescu all won in 4. While world no. 4 Andy Murray took on Richard Gasquet and won 4–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1. 29th seed Spaniard Nicolás Almagro also needed five sets to defeat Robin Haase. The upsets of the day saw Spanish clay courters Feliciano López and Tommy Robredo both fall.

In the Women's draw 6 of the top 8 seeds were in action and all won. The field was led by World no. 1 Serena Williams who beat Stefanie Vögele 7–6, 6–2. She was joined by Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Janković, Elena Dementieva, Samantha Stosur and Agnieszka Radwańska. Other seeds Li Na, Kateryna Bondarenko, Alisa Kleybanova and Lucie Šafářová who defeated Jelena Dokić all won in straight sets. While Francesca Schiavone and Alona Bondarenko come back from a set down to get to the second round.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3] Russia Alla Kudryavtseva 6–0, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Australia Peter Luczak 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st round United States Serena Williams [1] Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Men's Singles 1st round France Gaël Monfils [13] Germany Dieter Kindlmann [LL] 6–3, 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st round China Li Na [11] France Kristina Mladenovic 7–5, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st round Serbia Novak Djokovic [3] Kazakhstan Evgeny Korolev 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] France Richard Gasquet 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–2, 6–1

Day 3 (25 May)[edit]

Day 3 of action was led by 4-time champion and 2nd seed Rafael Nadal who defeated Gianni Mina 6–2, 6–2, 6–2. Nadal was joined by fellow Spaniards 7th seed Fernando Verdasco, 16th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, 9th seed David Ferrer and Pere Riba. Other seeds who went through were German Philipp Kohlschreiber, Austrian Jürgen Melzer and former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. While 6th seed Andy Roddick who was playing his first match in clay of the season needed 5 sets to get past Jarkko Nieminen 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3. Upsets were not avoided as two seeds fell in 4. As 18th seed Sam Querrey lost to comaptriot Robby Ginepri and 26th seed clay courter Juan Mónaco was upset by Grega Žemlja.

In the Women's Singles almost all seeds got through in straight sets led by Justine Henin who beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 6–3, in her 1st match at RG for 3 years. She was joined by unseeded compatriots Kirsten Flipkens and Yanina Wickmayer, as well as Russians Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Other seeds Daniela Hantuchová, Shahar Pe'er, Jie Zheng and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli all won. The second major upset of the tournaments came at the cost of 2 time finalist Dinara Safina who was upset by 39 year old Kimiko Date-Krumm 3–6, 6–4, 7–5.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st round Belgium Justine Henin [22] Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st round United States Andy Roddick [6] Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Women's Singles 1st round France Marion Bartoli [13] Italy Maria Elena Camerin 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st round Australia Lleyton Hewitt [28] France Jérémy Chardy 7–5, 6–0, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 1st round Spain Fernando Verdasco [7] Russia Igor Kunitsyn 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st round Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Russia Dinara Safina [9] 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Men's Singles 1st round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] France Gianni Mina 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st round Russia Maria Sharapova [12] Russia Ksenia Pervak [Q] 6–3, 6–2

Day 4 (26 May)[edit]

World no. 1 Roger Federer dispatched Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets. Other straight sets victors were Robin Söderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Čilić, Tomáš Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka and Albert Montañés. While Mikhail Youzhny progressed in four after losing the first set tie-break. The only upset of the day was when Thiemo de Bakker defeated 32nd seed Guillermo García-López. The end of the day saw lots of matches being suspended and cancelled due to rain delays. One of those matches was between Frenchman Gaël Monfils and Italian Fabio Fognini which descended into chaos as they played on despite extreme darkness for 2 games, before finally coming off court a full 25 minutes after Murray and Chela's match did, at 5–5 in the 5th.[2][3]

World no. 2 Venus Williams led the days games in the women's side with a 6–2, 6–4 victory over Arantxa Parra Santonja, she was joined by Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, Nadia Petrova, Alexandra Dulgheru and Maria Kirilenko who all won straight sets. While Dominika Cibulková and Aravane Rezaï scrambled to win in three. One of the stories of the day was with defending champion Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova against German Andrea Petkovic, who served for the match in the 2nd set, but the Russian survived 4–6, 7–5, 6–4. As with the Men's side several matches were cancelled.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd round United States Venus Williams [2] Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Colombia Alejandro Falla 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd round Sweden Robin Söderling [5] United States Taylor Dent 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 2nd round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [8] France Josselin Ouanna 6–0, 6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 2nd round France Aravane Rezaï [15] Germany Angelique Kerber 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3] Italy Tathiana Garbin 6–3, 6–1

Day 5 (27 May)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd round Serbia Jelena Janković [4] Estonia Kaia Kanepi [Q] 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd round Italy Fabio Fognini France Gaël Monfils [13] 2–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 9–7
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd round United States Andy Roddick [6] Slovenia Blaž Kavčič 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

Day 6 (28 May)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Argentina Horacio Zeballos 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Women's Singles 2nd round Belgium Justine Henin [22] Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd round United States Venus Williams [2] Slovakia Dominika Cibulková [26] 6–3, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd round France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [8] Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd round United States Serena Williams [1] Germany Julia Görges 6–1, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd round France Marion Bartoli [13] France Olivia Sanchez [WC] 7–5, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Germany Julian Reister [Q] 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd round United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis [25] 6–2, 6–3, 0–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd round Russia Elena Dementieva [5] Canada Aleksandra Wozniak 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–4

Day 7 (29 May)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd round United States Serena Williams [1] Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [29] 6–1, 1–6, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd round Russia Nadia Petrova [19] France Aravane Rezaï [15] 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 10–8
Men's Singles 3rd round Serbia Novak Djokovic [3] Romania Victor Hănescu [31] 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Australia Lleyton Hewitt [28] 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 3rd round Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q] United States Andy Roddick [6] 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 3rd round Israel Shahar Pe'er [18] France Marion Bartoli [13] 7–6(9–7), 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd round Spain Fernando Verdasco [7] Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber [30] 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 6–4
Women's Singles 3rd round Serbia Jelena Janković [4] Ukraine Alona Bondarenko [27] 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

Day 8 (30 May)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th round Russia Elena Dementieva [5] South Africa Chanelle Scheepers [Q] 6–1, 6–3
Women's Singles 3rd round Belgium Justine Henin [22] Russia Maria Sharapova [12] 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Women's Singles 4th round Russia Nadia Petrova [19] United States Venus Williams [2] 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th round Switzerland Roger Federer [1] Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka [20] 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Men's Singles 4th round Russia Mikhail Youzhny [11] France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [8] 6–2 retired
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th round Italy Francesca Schiavone [17] Russia Maria Kirilenko [30] 6–4, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th round Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3] Italy Flavia Pennetta [14] 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Men's Singles 4th round Sweden Robin Söderling [5] Croatia Marin Čilić [10] 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th round Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15] United Kingdom Andy Murray [4] 6–4, 7–5, 6–3

Day 9 (31 May)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 4th round Serbia Novak Djokovic [3] United States Robby Ginepri 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th round United States Serena Williams [1] Israel Shahar Pe'er [18] 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th round Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Brazil Thomaz Bellucci [24] 6–2, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th round Serbia Jelena Janković [4] Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [23] 6–4, 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 4th round Austria Jürgen Melzer [22] Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q] 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th round Australia Samantha Stosur [7] Belgium Justine Henin [22] 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th round Spain Nicolás Almagro [19] Spain Fernando Verdasco [7] 6–1, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th round Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Australia Jarmila Groth [WC] 6–4, 6–3

Day 10 (1 June)[edit]

This day, Roger Federer lost his quarterfinals match against Robin Söderling, making it the first time since the 2004 French Open that Federer did not reach at least the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.[4][5] It also meant that Federer lost his ATP men's single number 1 ranking in tennis since Rafael Nadal won the 2010 French Open men's singles title. Also, since Nadal became the 2010 French Open men's singles champion, Federer was left only one week short of equalling Pete Sampras's record number of 286 weeks as the ATP number 1 ranked men's singles player.[4][5]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Italy Francesca Schiavone [17] Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3] 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Sweden Robin Söderling [5] Switzerland Roger Federer [1] 3–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Russia Elena Dementieva [5] Russia Nadia Petrova [19] 2–6, 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15] Russia Mikhail Youzhny [11] 6–3, 6–1, 6–2

Day 11 (2 June)[edit]

This day decided the last two of the four semifinalists in the women's singles. Since none of the four semifinalists (Samantha Stosur, Jelena Janković, Francesca Schiavone, and Elena Dementieva) had won any Grand Slam women's singles titles before, this meant Francesca Schiavone became a first-time women's singles Grand Slam champion in this tournament.[6]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Australia Samantha Stosur [7] United States Serena Williams [1] 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 8–6
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Spain Nicolás Almagro [19] 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinals Serbia Jelena Janković [4] Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 7–5, 6–4
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Austria Jürgen Melzer [22] Serbia Novak Djokovic [3] 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–3), 6–4

Day 12 (3 June)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Semifinals Italy Francesca Schiavone [17] Russia Elena Dementieva [5] 7–6(7–3) retired
Women's Singles Semifinals Australia Samantha Stosur [7] Serbia Jelena Janković [4] 6–1, 6–2
Mixed Doubles Final Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik [6]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [6]
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Austria Julian Knowle
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Legends Doubles Semifinals Croatia Iva Majoli
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Legends Over 45 Doubles Group A Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
Australia Pat Cash
Sweden Mikael Pernfors
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Men's Doubles Semifinals Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [2]
South Africa Wesley Moodie [4]
Belgium Dick Norman [4]
6–0, 6–3
Legends Over 45 Doubles Group B Iran Mansour Bahrami
France Henri Leconte
Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [12–10]

Day 13 (4 June)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Semifinals Sweden Robin Söderling [5] Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15] 6–3, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Men's Singles Semifinals Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Austria Jürgen Melzer [22] 6–2, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Under 45 Doubles Group B France Arnaud Boetsch
France Cédric Pioline
Austria Thomas Muster
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–2, 3–6, [12–10]
Women's Legends Doubles Third Place United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–2
Legends Under 45 Doubles Group A Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Ukraine Andriy Medvedev
Spain Sergi Bruguera
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
4–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Women's Doubles Final United States Serena Williams [1]
United States Venus Williams [1]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke [12]
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik [12]
6–2, 6–3
Legends Over 45 Doubles Group B Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain Emilio Sánchez
France Guy Forget
France Thierry Tulasne
6–1, 1–6, [10–7]

Day 14 (5 June)[edit]

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Final Italy Francesca Schiavone [17] Australia Samantha Stosur [7] 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Men's Doubles Final Canada Daniel Nestor [2]
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić [2]
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý [3]
India Leander Paes [3]
7–5, 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Over 45 Doubles Group A Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States John McEnroe
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–2
Women's Legends Doubles Final United States Martina Navratilova
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Croatia Iva Majoli
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–2
Legends Under 45 Doubles Group A Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
United States Michael Chang
Spain Albert Costa
6–0, 3–6, [10–7]
Legends Under 45 Doubles Group B Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Germany Michael Stich
France Arnaud Boetsch
France Cédric Pioline
6–3, 6–2

Day 15 (6 June)[edit]

Rafael Nadal reclaimed the number one men's singles ATP ranking, leaving Roger Federer only one week short of equalling Pete Sampras's record number of 286 weeks as the ATP number 1 ranked men's singles player.[4][5] This win is also the first time since the French Open 2004 that Roger Federer was knocked out by a player who hasn't won a grand slam tournament.

Matches on Main Courts
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Runner-up Score
Men's Singles Final Spain Rafael Nadal [2] Sweden Robin Söderling [5] 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Runner-up Score
Legends Over 45 Doubles Final Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States John McEnroe
Iran Mansour Bahrami
France Henri Leconte
6–1, 6–1
Legends Under 45 Doubles Final Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Germany Michael Stich
6–1, 6–1

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Sweden Robin Söderling, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Nadal's 4th title of this year and the 40th of his career. It was his fifth win in six years at Roland Garros and his seventh Grand Slam men's singles victory.
  • Nadal reclaimed the number one ATP ranking with this victory.
  • Nadal's victory also completed a historic 'Clay Slam' for Nadal, seeing him become the first person in history to win all Masters 1000 tournaments on clay (Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid), as well as the French Open, in the same calendar year.
  • This was the second time Nadal had won the French Open without dropping a set.

Women's singles[edit]

Italy Francesca Schiavone defeated Australia Samantha Stosur, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

  • Both Schiavone and Stosur were first-time Grand Slam finalists.
  • It was Schiavone's second title of the year, the fourth of her career, and her first major title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Canada Daniel Nestor / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić defeated Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý / India Leander Paes, 7–5, 6–2

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams defeated Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik, 6–2, 6–3

  • The Williams sisters won their 12th Grand Slam doubles title and 2nd at the French Open. With this, they hold all Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously.
  • Also, they have won the career women's doubles golden slam for the second time in their respective careers.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić defeated Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova / Austria Julian Knowle, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]

  • Srebotnik and Zimonjić both won their fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' singles[edit]

Argentina Agustín Velotti defeated United States Andrea Collarini, 6–4, 7–5

Girls' singles[edit]

Ukraine Elina Svitolina defeated Tunisia Ons Jabeur, 6–2, 7–5

  • Svitolina won her first Junior Grand Slam title.

Boys' doubles[edit]

Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz defeated Argentina Facundo Argüello / Argentina Agustín Velotti, 6–3, 6–2

  • Beretta and Quiroz win their first junior Grand Slam title in doubles.

Girls' doubles[edit]

Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens defeated Spain Lara Arruabarrena Vecino / Spain María Teresa Torró Flor, 6–2, 6–3

  • Babos and Stephens win their first junior Grand Slam title in doubles.

Other events[edit]

Legends under 45 doubles[edit]

Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Ukraine Andriy Medvedev defeated Croatia Goran Ivanišević / Germany Michael Stich, 6–1, 6–1

Legends over 45 doubles[edit]

United States John McEnroe / Ecuador Andrés Gómez defeated Iran Mansour Bahrami / France Henri Leconte, 6–1, 6–1

Women's Legends doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / Czech Republic Jana Novotná defeated Croatia Iva Majoli / France Nathalie Tauziat, 6–4, 6–2

Wheelchair men's singles[edit]

Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated Sweden Stefan Olsson, 6–4, 6–0

  • Kunieda won his tenth wheelchair Grand Slam singles title, and his fourth at the French Open.

Wheelchair women's singles[edit]

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Netherlands Sharon Walraven, 6–0, 6–0

  • Vergeer won her 15th wheelchair Grand Slam singles title, and her fourth at the French Open.

Wheelchair men's doubles[edit]

France Stéphane Houdet / Japan Shingo Kunieda defeated Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan / Sweden Stefan Olsson, 6–0, 5–7, [10–8]

  • Houdet wins his fourth wheelchair Grand Slam doubles title and the first at French Open, and Kunieda wins his ninth wheelchair Grand Slam doubles title and second at French.

Wheelchair women's doubles[edit]

Australia Daniela Di Toro / Netherlands Aniek van Koot defeated Netherlands Esther Vergeer / Netherlands Sharon Walraven, 3–6, 6–3, [10–4]

  • Di Toro and van Koot win their first wheelchair Grand Slam title in doubles.

Singles seeds[edit]

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 17 May 2010

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 10030 2000 360 8390 Quarterfinals lost to Robin Söderling [5]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6880 180 2000 8700 Champion, won in the final against Robin Söderling [5]
3 3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6405 90 360 6675 Quarterfinals lost to Jürgen Melzer [22]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 5565 360 180 5385 4th round lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
5 7 Sweden Robin Söderling 4755 1200 1200 4755 Runner-Up, lost in final to Rafael Nadal [2]
6 8 United States Andy Roddick 4600 180 90 4510 3rd round lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q]
7 9 Spain Fernando Verdasco 3645 180 180 3645 4th round lost to Nicolás Almagro [19]
8 10 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3185 180 180 3185 4th round lost to Mikhail Youzhny [11]
9 11 Spain David Ferrer 3010 90 90 3010 3rd round lost to Jürgen Melzer [22]
10 12 Croatia Marin Čilić 2945 180 180 2945 4th round lost to Robin Söderling [5]
11 13 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2375 45 360 2690 Quarterfinals lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
12 14 Chile Fernando González 2385 720 45 1710 2nd round lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov
13 15 France Gaël Monfils 2220 360 45 1905 2nd round lost to Fabio Fognini
14 16 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2140 10 90 2220 3rd round lost to Thomaz Bellucci [24]
15 17 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2115 10 720 2825 Semifinals lost to Robin Söderling [5]
16 18 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2050 45 90 2095 3rd round lost to Robby Ginepri
17 19 United States John Isner 1880 0(45) 90 1925 3rd round lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
18 21 United States Sam Querrey 1675 10 10 1675 1st round lost to Robby Ginepri
19 22 Spain Nicolás Almagro 1690 90 360 1960 Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
20 23 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 1600 90 180 1690 4th round lost to Roger Federer [1]
21 25 Spain Tommy Robredo 1505 360 10 1155 1st round lost to Viktor Troicki
22 26 Austria Jürgen Melzer 1495 90 720 2125 Semifinals lost Rafael Nadal [2]
23 27 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 1494 45 10 1459 1st round lost to Julien Benneteau
24 28 Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 1482 10 180 1652 4th round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
25 29 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 1465 10 90 1545 3rd round lost to Andy Murray [4]
26 30 Argentina Juan Mónaco 1510 45 10 1475 1st round lost to Grega Žemlja [Q]
27 31 Spain Feliciano López 1420 45 10 1385 1st round lost to Julian Reister [Q]
28 33 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1350 90 90 1350 3rd round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
29 34 Spain Albert Montañés 1325 10 90 1405 3rd round lost to Robin Söderling [5]
30 35 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1320 180 90 1230 3rd round lost to Fernando Verdasco [7]
31 37 Romania Victor Hănescu 1160 180 90 1070 3rd round lost to Novak Djokovic [3]
32 38 Spain Guillermo García-López 965 10 45 1000 2nd round lost to Thiemo de Bakker

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 United States Serena Williams 8475 500 500 8475 Quarterfinals lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
2 2 United States Venus Williams 6386 160 280 6506 4th round lost to Nadia Petrova [19]
3 3 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5630 160 500 5970 Quarterfinals lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
4 4 Serbia Jelena Janković 5160 280 900 5780 Semifinals lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
5 5 Russia Elena Dementieva 4830 160 900 5570 Semifinals lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
6 6 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 4661 2000 160 2821 3rd round lost to Maria Kirilenko [30]
7 7 Australia Samantha Stosur 4405 900 1400 4905 Runner-Up, lost in final to Francesca Schiavone [17]
8 8 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4190 280 100 4010 2nd round lost to Yaroslava Shvedova
9 9 Russia Dinara Safina 4156 1400 5 2761 1st round lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm
10 11 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3665 500 5 3170 1st round lost to Gisela Dulko
11 12 China Li Na 3515 280 160 3395 3rd round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
12 13 Russia Maria Sharapova 3350 500 160 3010 3rd round lost to Justine Henin [22]
13 14 France Marion Bartoli 3186 100 160 3246 3rd round lost to Shahar Pe'er [18]
14 15 Italy Flavia Pennetta 3175 5 280 3450 4th round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [3]
15 16 France Aravane Rezaï 2875 280 160 2755 3rd round lost to Nadia Petrova [18]
16 17 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 3050 100 160 3110 3rd round lost to Daniela Hantuchová [22]
17 18 Italy Francesca Schiavone 2995 5 2000 4990 Champion, won in the final against Samantha Stosur [7]
18 19 Israel Shahar Pe'er 2895 0 280 3175 4th round lost to Serena Williams [1]
19 20 Russia Nadia Petrova 2795 100 500 3195 Quarterfinals lost to Elena Dementieva [5]
20 21 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2635 160 5 2480 1st round lost to Akgul Amanmuradova
21 22 Russia Vera Zvonareva 2625 0 100 2725 2nd round lost to Anastasia Rodionova
22 23 Belgium Justine Henin 2575 0 280 2855 4th round lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
23 24 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2010 5 280 2285 4th round lost Jelena Janković [4]
24 25 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 2075 100 100 2075 2nd round lost to Polona Hercog
25 26 China Zheng Jie 2325 100 100 2325 2nd round lost to Anastasia Pivovarova [Q]
26 27 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2005 900 160 1265 3rd round lost to Venus Williams [2]
27 28 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 1700 5 160 1855 3rd round lost to Jelena Janković [4]
28 29 Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1855 5 160 2010 3rd round lost to Yaroslava Shvedova
29 30 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1850 160 160 1850 3rd round lost to Serena Williams [1]
30 31 Russia Maria Kirilenko 1710 5 280 1985 4th round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
31 32 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 1655 0(30) 160 1785 3rd round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [3]
32 33 Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 1570 160 100 1510 2nd round lost to Aleksandra Wozniak

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Withdrew due to
5 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5115 720 0 4395 right wrist surgery[7]
6 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5145 360 0 4785 broken wrist[7]
20 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1705 90 0 1615 fatigue
23 Germany Tommy Haas 1660 180 0 1480 right hip surgery[7]
32 France Gilles Simon 1395 90 0 1305 right knee injury[8]
36 Croatia Ivo Karlović 1295 10 0 1285 right foot injury[9]
10 Belgium Kim Clijsters 3890 0 0 3890 left foot injury[7]

Wildcard entries[edit]

Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws.

Mixed doubles wildcard entries[edit]

  1. France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro / France Thierry Ascione
  2. France Julie Coin / France Nicolas Mahut
  3. France Mathilde Johansson / France Sébastien de Chaunac
  4. France Kristina Mladenovic / France Alexandre Sidorenko
  5. France Pauline Parmentier / France Marc Gicquel
  6. France Aurélie Védy / France Michaël Llodra

Qualifiers entries[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Stage Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion 2000
Finals 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd round 8 40
Qualifying 1st round 0 2

Prize money[edit]

All prize money is in Euros (€); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

Media coverage[edit]

    • Domestic rights have also been sold to the following broadcasters, who may only cover the later rounds or not show any coverage at all, depending on the progress of domestic players:

Miscellaneous[edit]

Rafael Nadal's victory marked for the 5th consecutive year the No.2 seed has gone on to win the tournament. (Rafael Nadal in 2006,2007,2008 and 2010 and Roger Federer in 2009.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Site of the French Open". Association of Tennis Professionals. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Murray delayed as Federer marches on". The Guardian (UK). 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Darkness!French Open match played in near blackout conditions". Yahoo. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Soderling Stuns Federer For Semi-Final Berth; Battle For No. 1 Intensifies". ATP World Tour. Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Rockin’ Robin repeats his feat of clay". Roland Garros. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Wednesday 2 June: As it Happened". Roland Garros. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d "Kim Clijsters, Nikolay Davydenko Withdraw from French Open". Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Simon out of French Open, Kunitsyn in". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Karlovic withdraws from French Open". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Roland Garros TV schedule". Roland Garros. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010. [dead link]

External links[edit]


Preceded by
2010 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2010 Wimbledon