2009 Open GDF Suez
|2009 Open GDF Suez|
|Date||February 9 – February 15|
|Cara Black / Liezel Huber|
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.
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. Katarina Srebotnik also withdrew from the event with an ongoing injury.
|Serena Williams||United States||1||1|
|Anabel Medina Garrigues||Spain||20||7|
- Rankings as of February 9, 2009.
The following players received wildcards into the main draw:
The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:
Prize money & points
The total prize money for the tournament was US$700,000, upgraded from the previous year's US$600,000.
|Prize money ($)||WTA Ranking points||Prize money ($)||WTA Ranking points|
|Round of 16||8,950||60||2,650||1|
|Round of 32||4,580||1||-||-|
|Qualifying 3rd Round||2,460||12||-||-|
|Qualifying 2nd Round||1,320||8||-||-|
|Qualifying 1sf Round||700||1||-||-|
- 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.
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