2013 French Open – Women's Singles

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2013 French Open
Champion   United States Serena Williams
Runner-up   Russia Maria Sharapova
Final score   6–4, 6–4
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Maria Sharapova was the defending champion. Sharapova advanced to the final before losing to Serena Williams 4–6, 4–6. Williams' victory earned her a multiple slam set in Women's Singles.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Serena Williams (Champion)
  2. Russia Maria Sharapova (Final)
  3. Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Semifinals)
  4. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Quarterfinals)
  5. Italy Sara Errani (Semifinals)
  6. China Li Na (Second round)
  7. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Third round)
  8. Germany Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
  9. Australia Samantha Stosur (Third round)
  10. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Second round)
  11. Russia Nadia Petrova (First round)
  12. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Quarterfinals)
  13. France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
  14. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Fourth round)
  15. Italy Roberta Vinci (Fourth round)
  16. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Second round)
  17. United States Sloane Stephens (Fourth round)
  18. Serbia Jelena Janković (Quarterfinals)
  19. Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
  20. Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (Fourth round)
  21. Belgium Kirsten Flipkens (Second round)
  22. Russia Ekaterina Makarova (First round)
  23. Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová (First round)
  24. Germany Julia Görges (First round)
  25. Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (First round)
  26. Romania Sorana Cîrstea (Third round)
  27. Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova (Second round)
  28. Austria Tamira Paszek (First round)
  29. United States Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
  30. United States Venus Williams (First round)
  31. France Alizé Cornet (Third round)
  32. Germany Sabine Lisicki (Third round)

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Serena Williams 6 3 6  
   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1 6 3  
  1  United States Serena Williams 6 6  
  5  Italy Sara Errani 0 1  
4  Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4 66
  5  Italy Sara Errani 6 78  
    1  United States Serena Williams 6 6
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 4 4
  12  Russia Maria Kirilenko 63 2  
3  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 77 6  
  3  Belarus Victoria Azarenka 1 6 4
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 6 2 6  
18  Serbia Jelena Janković 6 4 3
  2  Russia Maria Sharapova 0 6 6  

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
1  United States S Williams 6 6  
 Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 0 1     1  United States S Williams 6 6  
Q  Ukraine Y Beygelzimer 3 4   WC  France C Garcia 1 2  
WC  France C Garcia 6 6       1  United States S Williams 6 6  
 Romania M Niculescu 2 3       26  Romania S Cîrstea 0 2  
 Sweden J Larsson 6 6      Sweden J Larsson 1 4
 Netherlands K Bertens 7 5 2   26  Romania S Cîrstea 6 6  
26  Romania S Cîrstea 5 7 6       1  United States S Williams 6 6
19  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 4 77 6       15  Italy R Vinci 1 3
 Czech Republic A Hlaváčková 6 65 4     19  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 5 6 4  
 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6    Czech Republic P Cetkovská 7 2 6  
 Russia O Puchkova 0 2        Czech Republic P Cetkovská 1 6 2
Q  Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 6 7       15  Italy R Vinci 6 2 6  
Q  United States G Min 6 4 5     Q  Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 6 2
WC  France S Foretz Gacon 3 0   15  Italy R Vinci 6 4 6  
15  Italy R Vinci 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
10  Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
 United Kingdom L Robson 3 2     10  Denmark C Wozniacki 62 3  
Q  Czech Republic B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 2    Serbia B Jovanovski 77 6  
 Serbia B Jovanovski 6 6        Serbia B Jovanovski 4 62  
 France P Parmentier 0 1        Russia S Kuznetsova 6 77  
 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6      Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 2 2
 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6    Russia S Kuznetsova 1 6 6  
22  Russia E Makarova 4 2        Russia S Kuznetsova 6 4 6
29  United States V Lepchenko 6 6       8  Germany A Kerber 4 6 3
 Croatia M Lučić-Baroni 1 2     29  United States V Lepchenko 77 6  
 Switzerland R Oprandi 3 6 1    Ukraine E Svitolina 65 1  
 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 4 6       29  United States V Lepchenko 4 77 4
 Slovakia J Čepelová 77 2 6       8  Germany A Kerber 6 63 6  
 United States C McHale 63 6 4      Slovakia J Čepelová 2 2
 Germany M Barthel 66 2   8  Germany A Kerber 6 6  
8  Germany A Kerber 78 6  

Section 3[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
4  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
 Israel S Pe'er 1 1     4  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
 United States M Burdette 6 6    United States M Burdette 3 2  
 Croatia D Vekić 3 4       4  Poland A Radwańska 6 6  
Q  Germany D Pfizenmaier 7 6       Q  Germany D Pfizenmaier 3 4  
 Luxembourg M Minella 5 1     Q  Germany D Pfizenmaier 6 6
 Poland U Radwańska 77 64 6    Poland U Radwańska 3 3  
30  United States V Williams 65 77 4       4  Poland A Radwańska 6 6
24  Germany J Görges 68 0       14  Serbia A Ivanovic 2 4
Q  Slovakia Z Kučová 710 6     Q  Slovakia Z Kučová 6 2 0  
WC  France V Razzano 78 6   WC  France V Razzano 4 6 6  
WC  France C Feuerstein 66 4       WC  France V Razzano 3 2
 South Africa C Scheepers 5 1       14  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
 France M Johansson 7 6      France M Johansson 2 2
 Croatia P Martić 1 6 3   14  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
14  Serbia A Ivanovic 6 3 6  

Section 4[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
11  Russia N Petrova 6 5 4  
 Puerto Rico M Puig 3 7 6      Puerto Rico M Puig 6 77  
 United States M Keys 6 6    United States M Keys 4 62  
 Japan M Doi 3 2        Puerto Rico M Puig 4 5  
WC  France I Pavlovic 3 4       20  Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 7  
WC  United States S Rogers 6 6     WC  United States S Rogers 6 4 4
 Romania S Halep 6 2 2   20  Spain C Suárez Navarro 3 6 6  
20  Spain C Suárez Navarro 3 6 6       20  Spain C Suárez Navarro 7 4 3
32  Germany S Lisicki 6 6       5  Italy S Errani 5 6 6
 Sweden S Arvidsson 3 4     32  Germany S Lisicki 6 6  
 Spain MT Torró Flor 6 7    Spain MT Torró Flor 4 0  
Q  Israel J Glushko 2 5       32  Germany S Lisicki 0 4
 Japan A Morita 2 3       5  Italy S Errani 6 6  
 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6      Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 1 1
 Netherlands A Rus 1 2   5  Italy S Errani 6 6  
5  Italy S Errani 6 6  

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
6  China N Li 6 6  
 Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 4     6  China N Li 7 3 2  
 United States B Mattek-Sands 6 6    United States B Mattek-Sands 5 6 6  
 Spain L Domínguez Lino 4 1        United States B Mattek-Sands 4 6 6  
 Germany T Maria 3 6 0       Q  Argentina P Ormaechea 6 1 3  
Q  Argentina P Ormaechea 6 4 6     Q  Argentina P Ormaechea 6 78
 United States C Vandeweghe 0 6 2   27  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 4 66  
27  Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 3 6        United States B Mattek-Sands 5 4
23  Czech Republic K Zakopalová 63 2       12  Russia M Kirilenko 7 6
 Estonia K Kanepi 77 6      Estonia K Kanepi 66 6 6  
 Switzerland S Vögele 6 2 6    Switzerland S Vögele 78 3 8  
 United Kingdom H Watson 4 6 4        Switzerland S Vögele 63 5
WC  Australia A Barty 7 2 6       12  Russia M Kirilenko 77 7  
 Czech Republic L Hradecká 5 6 1     WC  Australia A Barty 3 1
 Portugal N Bratchikova 0 1   12  Russia M Kirilenko 6 6  
12  Russia M Kirilenko 6 6  

Section 6[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
13  France M Bartoli 710 4 7  
 Belarus O Govortsova 68 6 5     13  France M Bartoli 77 7  
 Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 2 0   Q  Colombia M Duque 65 5  
Q  Colombia M Duque 6 6       13  France M Bartoli 2 1  
 Hungary M Czink 0 61        Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
 Italy F Schiavone 6 77      Italy F Schiavone 6 4 6
PR  Italy F Pennetta 6 4 0   21  Belgium K Flipkens 1 6 3  
21  Belgium K Flipkens 2 6 6        Italy F Schiavone 3 0
31  France A Cornet 7 6       3  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
 Portugal MJ Koehler 5 2     31  France A Cornet 6 6  
 Romania I-C Begu 3 2    Spain S Soler Espinosa 1 3  
 Spain S Soler Espinosa 6 6       31  France A Cornet 6 3 1
Q  Czech Republic S Záhlavová 2 1       3  Belarus V Azarenka 4 6 6  
 Germany A Beck 6 6      Germany A Beck 4 3
 Russia E Vesnina 1 4   3  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
3  Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  

Section 7[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
7  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 4 6  
WC  France A Rezaï 2 6 3     7  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
 China S Peng 6 6    China S Peng 4 3  
 Italy C Giorgi 4 2       7  Czech Republic P Kvitová 1 67  
Q  Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 77 2 6        United States J Hampton 6 79  
 Belgium Y Wickmayer 65 6 2     Q  Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 5 2
 United States J Hampton 77 3 9    United States J Hampton 7 6  
25  Czech Republic L Šafářová 65 6 7        United States J Hampton 0 2
18  Serbia J Janković 6 79       18  Serbia J Janković 6 6
 Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 67     18  Serbia J Janković 6 6  
 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 6 5 3    Spain G Muguruza 3 0  
 Spain G Muguruza 4 7 6       18  Serbia J Janković 3 6 6
 France K Mladenovic 6 7       9  Australia S Stosur 6 3 4  
 United States L Davis 0 5      France K Mladenovic 4 3
 Japan K Date-Krumm 0 2   9  Australia S Stosur 6 6  
9  Australia S Stosur 6 6  

Section 8[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
16  Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  
 Ukraine L Tsurenko 1 4     16  Slovakia D Cibulková 2 6 4  
 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 6    New Zealand M Erakovic 6 2 6  
PR  United Kingdom E Baltacha 3 0        New Zealand M Erakovic 4 77 3  
Q  United States V King 77 6       17  United States S Stephens 6 65 6  
 Romania A Cadanțu 63 1     Q  United States V King 1 3
 Italy K Knapp 2 5   17  United States S Stephens 6 6  
17  United States S Stephens 6 7       17  United States S Stephens 4 3
28  Austria T Paszek 4 3       2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6
 United States M Oudin 6 6      United States M Oudin 3 1  
 China J Zheng 6 6    China J Zheng 6 6  
 Serbia V Dolonc 4 1        China J Zheng 1 5
 Canada E Bouchard 6 77       2  Russia M Sharapova 6 7  
 Bulgaria T Pironkova 1 62      Canada E Bouchard 2 4
 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 2 1   2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
2  Russia M Sharapova 6 6  

Road to the final[edit]

Since winning the French Open in 2002, Serena Williams had not advanced to the final of the event, last semifinal was in 2003 (lost to Henin). In 2012, she lost in the first round to a player ranked in the 100s. In 2013, however, she made quick work of her opponents advancing to the finals with an average match length of less than one hour and fifteen minutes.[3]

Final[edit]

First seeded Williams faced off against second seeded Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final. Williams came out aggressive, charging the net on the first point. Her aggression set up a triple break-point, but Sharapova fought back and held serve. She then broke Williams for a 2–0 lead. Williams broke back in the next game, then broke Sharapova twice more for a 6–4 first set. In the second set, Sharapova fought off five break points to hold in her opening serve.[3] After Williams held serve, Sharapova dropped a break with two consecutive errors in the fourth game.[1] From there, Williams went on to take a 5–4 lead with her serve coming up. She finished off the match with her tenth ace of the day. "She's always had a big serve," said Sharapova. "I think her second serve is better than it was in the past."[3]

For Williams, it was her 31st consecutive victory, a career best. She has beaten Sharapova 13 times in a row. When asked by a reporter if she still wanted to retire at her peak, Williams replied "That's my goal, but have I peaked yet?"[3] Commentary by Simon Briggs published by The Daily Telegraph described Williams' performance as "almost flawless".[1] "Sharapova actually played a fine match," said Briggs. "But it is so difficult to attack an in-form Williams because she can shut you down with the quality of her serve."[1]

By winning the 1 hour 46 minute match, Williams completed her second career Grand Slam.[3] It was her 16th major title overall, moving her within six of Steffi Graf's modern era record of 22 such wins, and within eight of Margaret Court's all-time record.[1] She also became the oldest women ever to win the French Open.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Serena Williams claims title with straight-sets win over Maria Sharapova". Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova: French Open final – as it happened". Guardian UK. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Henry Chu (June 9, 2013). "Serena Williams wins French Open, her 16th Grand Slam event title". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 11, 2013.