2008 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2008 French Open
Champion Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Runner-up Russia Dinara Safina
Final score 6–4, 6–3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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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. Williams was defeated in the third round by Katarina Srebotnik, meaning that there would be a first-time French Open champion in 2008.[1]

Ana Ivanovic, the runner-up to Henin in 2007, won her first and only Grand Slam singles title, beating first-time finalist Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–3 in the final.[2] Ivanovic went through the entire tournament dropping only one set, against Jelena Janković, in an all-Serbian semifinal which decided the world No. 1 ranking.[3] Ivanovic subsequently displaced Maria Sharapova from the top ranking, who had been elevated to world No. 1 ahead of the tournament following Henin's retirement.[4]

Safina had come from a set and match point down in both her fourth round and quarterfinal matches against Sharapova and Elena Dementieva, respectively.[5]

This was also the first Grand Slam main draw appearance of future World No. 2 and 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)

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
13 Russia Dinara Safina 4 77 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 77 6  
Q Slovakia J Gajdošová 64 68   32 Italy K Knapp 64 0  
WC France O Sanchez 77 710   WC France O Sanchez 2 64  
  Germany M Müller 0 4   32 Italy K Knapp 6 77  
32 Italy K Knapp 6 6   1 Russia M Sharapova 78 65 2
21 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6   13 Russia D Safina 66 77 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 77 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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