2006 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2006 French Open
ChampionBelgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Runner-upRussia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Final score6–4, 6–4
Details
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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Justine Henin-Hardenne successfully defended her title, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final 6–4, 6–4 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2006 French Open. Henin-Hardenne won the title without losing a set in the entire tournament, or without facing a tiebreak in any set.

This was the first French Open main draw appearance for future French Open champion and world No. 2 (as well as China's first Grand Slam singles champion) Li Na, who lost in the third round to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Seeds[edit]

  1. France Amélie Mauresmo (Fourth Round)
  2. Belgium Kim Clijsters (Semifinals)
  3. Russia Nadia Petrova (First Round)
  4. Russia Maria Sharapova (Fourth Round)
  5. Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne (Champion)
  6. Russia Elena Dementieva (Third Round)
  7. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Fourth Round)
  8. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Final)
  9. Italy Francesca Schiavone (Fourth Round)
  10. Russia Anastasia Myskina (Fourth Round)
  11. United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  12. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Quarterfinals)
  13. Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Quarterfinals)
  14. Russia Dinara Safina (Quarterfinals)
  15. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová (Fourth Round)
  16. Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová (Semifinals)
  17. Italy Flavia Pennetta (Third Round)
  18. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (First Round)
  19. Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic (Third Round)
  20. Russia Maria Kirilenko (Third Round)
  21. France Nathalie Dechy (Third Round)
  22. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Second Round)
  23. France Tatiana Golovin (First Round)
  24. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (Third Round)
  25. France Marion Bartoli (Second Round)
  26. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third Round)
  27. Russia Anna Chakvetadze (Second Round)
  28. Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (First Round)
  29. Sweden Sofia Arvidsson (Second Round)
  30. Czech Republic Klára Koukalová (First Round)
  31. Israel Shahar Pe'er (Fourth Round)
  32. Argentina Gisela Dulko (Fourth Round)

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
16 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová 65 6 6
11 United States Venus Williams 77 1 3
16 Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová 7 65 2
8 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 5 77 6
14 Russia Dinara Safina 65 0
8 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 77 6
8 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 4 4
5 Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
5 Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 7 6
13 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld 5 2
5 Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
2 Belgium Kim Clijsters 3 2
12 Switzerland Martina Hingis 65 1
2 Belgium Kim Clijsters 77 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 France A Mauresmo 6 6  
  United States M Shaughnessy 4 4   1 France A Mauresmo 6 77  
  Russia A Rodionova 3 2     Russia V Dushevina 1 65  
  Russia V Dushevina 6 6   1 France A Mauresmo 6 6  
  Spain L Pous Tió 5 4     Serbia and Montenegro J Janković 3 3  
  Serbia and Montenegro J Janković 7 6     Serbia and Montenegro J Janković 2 6 6
WC France A Védy 1 0   25 France M Bartoli 6 4 1
25 France M Bartoli 6 6   1 France A Mauresmo 77 1 2
22 Japan A Sugiyama 61 6 6 16 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 65 6 6
  Greece E Daniilidou 77 0 3 22 Japan A Sugiyama 6 4 3
Q France A Rezaï 6 77   Q France A Rezaï 4 6 6
Q Italy A Brianti 4 61   Q France A Rezaï 1 78 0
  China T Sun 6 7   16 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 66 6
  Russia E Bychkova 2 5     China T Sun 1 3  
  Poland M Domachowska 1 3   16 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6  
16 Czech Republic N Vaidišová 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 United States V Williams 6 6  
  Austria S Bammer 4 3   11 United States V Williams 77 6  
WC France Y Fedossova 6 62 2   Finland E Laine 62 2  
  Finland E Laine 4 77 6 11 United States V Williams 7 6  
  China S Peng 6 6     Croatia K Šprem 5 3  
  Russia E Vesnina 2 2     China S Peng 4 3r
  Croatia K Šprem 6 6     Croatia K Šprem 6 4  
18 Russia E Likhovtseva 1 1   11 United States V Williams 4 6 6
29 Sweden S Arvidsson 6 6   7 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 2
  Venezuela M Vento-Kabchi 4 2   29 Sweden S Arvidsson 1 5  
  China M Yuan 1 2   Q Ukraine J Vakulenko 6 7  
Q Ukraine J Vakulenko 6 6   Q Ukraine J Vakulenko 6 5 0
  Slovakia J Gajdošová 6 5 6 7 Switzerland P Schnyder 2 7 6
WC France S Cohen-Aloro 2 7 3   Slovakia J Gajdošová 4 2  
  Netherlands M Krajicek 1 2   7 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  
7 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Russia M Sharapova 6 5 7
  United States M Washington 2 7 5 4 Russia M Sharapova 6 6  
  Czech Republic I Benešová 7 6     Czech Republic I Benešová 4 1  
WC France P Parmentier 5 3   4 Russia M Sharapova 6 7  
WC Australia A Molik 7 77   WC Australia A Molik 0 5  
  Italy A Serra Zanetti 5 63   WC Australia A Molik 3 77 6
Q Romania A Perianu 6 79   Q Romania A Perianu 6 65 3
28 Czech Republic L Šafářová 1 67   4 Russia M Sharapova 5 6 5
24 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 4 6 14 Russia D Safina 7 2 7
  Israel A Smashnova 4 6 2 24 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6  
  Croatia J Kostanić 5 6 5   United States A Harkleroad 3 2  
  United States A Harkleroad 7 2 7 24 Slovenia K Srebotnik 3 4  
  Czech Republic H Šromová 6 7   14 Russia D Safina 6 6  
  Italy R Vinci 1 5     Czech Republic H Šromová 0 2  
  Russia V Zvonareva 3 5   14 Russia D Safina 6 6  
14 Russia D Safina 6 7  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
  Ukraine A Bondarenko 3 4   9 Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
  Italy N Viérin 6 4 0r   Germany M Müller 2 2  
  Germany M Müller 4 6 3 9 Italy F Schiavone 4 6 9
Q France V Pichet 2 3   17 Italy F Pennetta 6 1 7
LL Belgium K Flipkens 6 6   LL Belgium K Flipkens 1 0  
  United States B Mattek 3 1   17 Italy F Pennetta 6 6  
17 Italy F Pennetta 6 6   9 Italy F Schiavone 6 4 4
27 Russia A Chakvetadze 7 6   8 Russia S Kuznetsova 1 6 6
  Czech Republic E Birnerová 5 4   27 Russia A Chakvetadze 5 3  
  China N Li 77 4 6   China N Li 7 6  
  United States A Frazier 65 6 1   China N Li 3 64  
  Spain A Parra Santonja 4 1   8 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 77  
  Italy M Santangelo 6 6     Italy M Santangelo 5 2  
  United States L Granville 4 0   8 Russia S Kuznetsova 7 6  
8 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
  Estonia M Ani 3 0   5 Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 7  
  United States J Craybas 4 7 3   Belarus A Yakimova 2 5  
  Belarus A Yakimova 6 5 6 5 Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
WC France A Cornet 6 4 6   Italy T Garbin 4 0  
  Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 6 1 WC France A Cornet 2 4  
  Italy T Garbin 2 6 6   Italy T Garbin 6 6  
30 Czech Republic K Koukalová 6 4 1 5 Belgium J Henin-Hardenne 6 6  
19 Serbia and Montenegro A Ivanovic 6 6   10 Russia A Myskina 1 4  
  Australia S Stosur 0 3   19 Serbia and Montenegro A Ivanovic 6 6  
Q Argentina C Fernández 6 2 3   France É Loit 1 1  
  France É Loit 1 6 6 19 Serbia and Montenegro A Ivanovic 2 3  
  Hungary M Czink 6 4 6 10 Russia A Myskina 6 6  
Q Germany S Klösel 4 6 2   Hungary M Czink 2 4  
  India S Mirza 4 1   10 Russia A Myskina 6 6  
10 Russia A Myskina 6 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 6  
  France C Pin 1 1   13 Germany A-L Grönefeld 68 6 6
  China Z Yan 2 3     United States J Jackson 710 2 1
  United States J Jackson 6 6   13 Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 77  
Q Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 4 4   20 Russia M Kirilenko 2 62  
WC France M Johansson 6 6   WC France M Johansson 0 1  
WC France S Brémond 6 2 6 20 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6  
20 Russia M Kirilenko 1 6 8 13 Germany A-L Grönefeld 6 6  
32 Argentina G Dulko 6 2 11 32 Argentina G Dulko 3 4  
Q Ukraine Y Beygelzimer 3 6 9 32 Argentina G Dulko 6 6  
  Puerto Rico K Brandi 2 3     Ukraine Y Fedak 2 4  
  Ukraine Y Fedak 6 6   32 Argentina G Dulko 6 6  
  United States S Perry 6 6     United States S Perry 1 1  
  Japan S Asagoe 3 1     United States S Perry 6 6  
  Japan A Morigami 6 6     Japan A Morigami 3 0  
3 Russia N Petrova 2 2  

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Russia E Dementieva 77 6  
  Slovakia M Suchá 63 2   6 Russia E Dementieva 3 6 6
  Ukraine V Kutuzova 713 6     Ukraine V Kutuzova 6 0 4
  United States V King 611 2   6 Russia E Dementieva 4 5  
  Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 2   31 Israel S Pe'er 6 7  
  Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6     Bulgaria T Pironkova 2 3  
  Ukraine O Savchuk 1 1   31 Israel S Pe'er 6 6  
31 Israel S Pe'er 6 6   31 Israel S Pe'er 3 6 3
23 France T Golovin 3 65   12 Switzerland M Hingis 6 2 6
  China J Zheng 6 77     China J Zheng 4 4  
  Croatia I Lisjak 6 6     Croatia I Lisjak 6 6  
Q Russia G Voskoboeva 2 3     Croatia I Lisjak 1 1  
  Germany J Schruff 4 2   12 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
  Czech Republic Z Ondrášková 6 6     Czech Republic Z Ondrášková 1 3  
  United States L Raymond 2 2   12 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
12 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 6  
  Spain L Domínguez Lino 1 4   15 Slovakia D Hantuchová 3 6 6
  Italy ME Camerin 4 2     Switzerland E Gagliardi 6 2 3
  Switzerland E Gagliardi 6 6   15 Slovakia D Hantuchová 6 3 10
  Colombia C Castaño 4 6 6 21 France N Dechy 3 6 8
  Japan A Nakamura 6 3 1   Colombia C Castaño 4 6 3
  France S Foretz 2 6 3 21 France N Dechy 6 2 6
21 France N Dechy 6 3 6 15 Slovakia D Hantuchová 1 4  
26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 0 6 9 2 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6  
Q Belarus V Azarenka 6 3 7 26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 4 6
  Estonia K Kanepi 6 6     Estonia K Kanepi 3 6 0
  Czech Republic K Peschke 2 3   26 Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 4  
  Argentina M Díaz Oliva 4 6 1 2 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6  
  Spain C Martínez Granados 6 3 6   Spain C Martínez Granados 0 3  
  France V Razzano 0 64   2 Belgium K Clijsters 6 6  
2 Belgium K Clijsters 6 77  

Championship match statistics[edit]

Category Belgium Henin-Hardenne Russia Kuznetsova
1st serve % 33/65 (51%) 48/68 (71%)
1st serve points won 25 of 33 = 76% 29 of 48 = 60%
2nd serve points won 14 of 32 = 44% 9 of 20 = 45%
Total service points won 39 of 65 = 60.00% 38 of 68 = 55.88%
Aces 4 0
Double faults 3 3
Winners 12 17
Unforced errors 30 35
Net points won 5 of 5 = 100% 11 of 13 = 85%
Break points converted 4 of 7 = 57% 2 of 2 = 50%
Return points won 30 of 68 = 44% 26 of 65 = 40%
Total points won 69 54
Source

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