2010 French Open

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2010 French Open
2010 French Open poster.jpg
Date 23 May – 6 June
Edition 114th
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
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The 2010 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 114th 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]

Roger Federer and Svetlana Kuznetsova were the defending champions. Federer lost to Robin Söderling in the quarterfinals, while Kuznetsova lost to Maria Kirilenko in the third round.

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.

Singles players[edit]

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

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 No. 1 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 / 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. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 17 May 2010. Rank and points before are as of 24 May 2010.

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 10,030 2,000 360 8,390 Quarterfinals lost to Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6,880 180 2,000 8,700 Champion, defeated Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
3 3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6,405 90 360 6,675 Quarterfinals lost to United Kingdom Jürgen Melzer [22]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 5,565 360 180 5,385 Fourth round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15]
5 7 Sweden Robin Söderling 4,755 1,200 1,200 4,755 Runner-up, lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
6 8 United States Andy Roddick 4,600 180 90 4,510 Third round lost to Spain Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q]
7 9 Spain Fernando Verdasco 3,645 180 180 3,645 Fourth round lost to Spain Nicolás Almagro [19]
8 10 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,185 180 180 3,185 Fourth round retired against Russia Mikhail Youzhny [11]
9 11 Spain David Ferrer 3,010 90 90 3,010 Third round lost to Austria Jürgen Melzer [22]
10 12 Croatia Marin Čilić 2,945 180 180 2,945 Fourth round lost to Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
11 14 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2,375 45 360 2,690 Quarterfinals lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15]
12 13 Chile Fernando González 2,385 720 45 1,710 Second round lost to Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
13 15 France Gaël Monfils 2,220 360 45 1,905 Second round lost to Italy Fabio Fognini
14 16 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2,140 10 90 2,220 Third round lost to Brazil Thomaz Bellucci [24]
15 17 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2,115 10 720 2,825 Semifinals lost to Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
16 18 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2,050 45 90 2,095 Third round lost to United States Robby Ginepri
17 19 United States John Isner 1,880 (45) 90 1,925 Third round lost to Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych [15]
18 22 United States Sam Querrey 1,675 10 10 1,675 First round lost to United States Robby Ginepri
19 21 Spain Nicolás Almagro 1,690 90 360 1,960 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
20 23 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 1,600 90 180 1,690 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [1]
21 26 Spain Tommy Robredo 1,505 360 10 1,155 First round lost to Serbia Viktor Troicki
22 27 Austria Jürgen Melzer 1495 90 720 2,125 Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
23 28 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 1,494 45 10 1,459 First round lost to France Julien Benneteau
24 29 Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 1,482 10 180 1,652 Fourth round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
25 30 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 1,465 10 90 1,545 Fourth round lost to United Kingdom Andy Murray [4]
26 25 Argentina Juan Mónaco 1,510 45 10 1,475 First round lost to Slovenia Grega Žemlja [Q]
27 31 Spain Feliciano López 1,420 45 10 1,385 First round lost to Germany Julian Reister [Q]
28 33 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1,350 90 90 1,350 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [2]
29 34 Spain Albert Montañés 1,325 10 90 1,405 Third round lost to Sweden Robin Söderling [5]
30 35 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,320 180 90 1,230 Third round lost to Spain Fernando Verdasco [7]
31 37 Romania Victor Hănescu 1,160 180 90 1,070 Third round lost to Serbia Novak Djokovic [3]
32 40 Spain Guillermo García López 965 10 45 1,000 Second round lost to Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker

†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 18th best result deducted instead.

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
after
Withdrawal reason
5 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5,145 360 4,785 Wrist injury[2]
6 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5,115 720 4,395 Right wrist surgery[2]
20 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1705 90 1,615 Fatigue
23 Germany Tommy Haas 1,660 180 1,480 Right hip surgery[2]
32 France Gilles Simon 1,395 90 1,305 Right knee injury[3]
36 Croatia Ivo Karlović 1,295 10 1,285 Right foot injury[4]

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 United States Serena Williams 8,475 500 500 8,475 Quarterfinals lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [7]
2 2 United States Venus Williams 6,386 160 280 6,506 Fourth round lost to Russia Nadia Petrova [19]
3 3 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5,630 160 500 5,970 Quarterfinals lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [17]
4 4 Serbia Jelena Janković 5,160 280 900 5,780 Semifinals lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [7]
5 5 Russia Elena Dementieva 4,830 160 900 5,570 Semifinals retired against Italy Francesca Schiavone [17]
6 6 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 4,661 2,000 160 2,821 Third round lost to Russia Maria Kirilenko [30]
7 7 Australia Samantha Stosur 4,405 900 1,400 4,905 Runner-up, lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [17]
8 8 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4,190 280 100 4,010 Second round lost to Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
9 9 Russia Dinara Safina 4,156 1,400 5 2,761 First round lost to Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
10 11 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3,665 500 5 3,170 First round lost to Argentina Gisela Dulko
11 12 China Li Na 3,515 280 160 3,395 Third round lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [17]
12 13 Russia Maria Sharapova 3,350 500 160 3,010 Third round lost to Belgium Justine Henin [22]
13 14 France Marion Bartoli 3,186 100 160 3,246 Third round lost to Israel Shahar Pe'er [18]
14 15 Italy Flavia Pennetta 3,175 5 280 3,450 Fourth round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3]
15 19 France Aravane Rezaï 2,875 280 160 2,755 Third round lost to Russia Nadia Petrova [18]
16 16 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 3,050 100 160 3,110 Third round lost to Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová [22]
17 17 Italy Francesca Schiavone 2,995 5 2,000 4,990 Champion, defeated Australia Samantha Stosur [7]
18 18 Israel Shahar Pe'er 2,895 0 280 3,175 Fourth round lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
19 20 Russia Nadia Petrova 2,795 100 500 3,195 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Elena Dementieva [5]
20 21 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2635 160 5 2,480 First round lost to Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
21 22 Russia Vera Zvonareva 2,625 0 100 2,725 Second round lost to Australia Anastasia Rodionova
22 23 Belgium Justine Henin 2,575 0 280 2,855 Fourth round lost to Australia Samantha Stosur [7]
23 26 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2,010 5 280 2,285 Fourth round lost to Serbia Jelena Janković [4]
24 25 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 2,075 100 100 2,075 Second round lost to Slovenia Polona Hercog
25 24 China Zheng Jie 2,325 100 100 2,325 Second round lost to Russia Anastasia Pivovarova [Q]
26 27 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2,005 900 160 1,265 Third round lost to United States Venus Williams [2]
27 31 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 1,700 5 160 1,855 Third round lost to Serbia Jelena Janković [4]
28 28 Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1,855 5 160 2,010 Third round lost to Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
29 29 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,850 160 160 1,850 Third round lost to United States Serena Williams [1]
30 30 Russia Maria Kirilenko 1,710 5 280 1,985 Fourth round lost to Italy Francesca Schiavone [17]
31 32 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 1,655 (30) 160 1,785 Third round lost to Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [3]
32 35 Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 1,570 160 100 1,510 Second round lost to Canada Aleksandra Wozniak

†The player did not qualify the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 16th best result deducted instead.

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
after
Withdrawal reason
10 Belgium Kim Clijsters 3,890 0 3,890 Left foot injury[2]

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]

Withdrawals[edit]

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.

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]

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. ^ a b c d "Kim Clijsters, Nikolay Davydenko Withdraw from French Open". Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Simon out of French Open, Kunitsyn in". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Karlovic withdraws from French Open". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Roland Garros TV schedule". Roland Garros. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
2010 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2010 Wimbledon