2010 French Open

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2010 French Open
2010 French Open poster.jpg
Date 23 May – 6 June
Edition 109th
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 109th 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 Vecino / 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. Rankings are as of 17 May 2010

Men's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 10030 2000 360 8390 Quarterfinals lost to Robin Söderling [5]
2 2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6880 180 2000 8700 Champion, won in the final against Robin Söderling [5]
3 3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6405 90 360 6675 Quarterfinals lost to Jürgen Melzer [22]
4 4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 5565 360 180 5385 4th round lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
5 7 Sweden Robin Söderling 4755 1200 1200 4755 Runner-Up, lost in final to Rafael Nadal [2]
6 8 United States Andy Roddick 4600 180 90 4510 3rd round lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q]
7 9 Spain Fernando Verdasco 3645 180 180 3645 4th round lost to Nicolás Almagro [19]
8 10 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3185 180 180 3185 4th round lost to Mikhail Youzhny [11]
9 11 Spain David Ferrer 3010 90 90 3010 3rd round lost to Jürgen Melzer [22]
10 12 Croatia Marin Čilić 2945 180 180 2945 4th round lost to Robin Söderling [5]
11 13 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2375 45 360 2690 Quarterfinals lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
12 14 Chile Fernando González 2385 720 45 1710 2nd round lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov
13 15 France Gaël Monfils 2220 360 45 1905 2nd round lost to Fabio Fognini
14 16 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2140 10 90 2220 3rd round lost to Thomaz Bellucci [24]
15 17 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2115 10 720 2825 Semifinals lost to Robin Söderling [5]
16 18 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2050 45 90 2095 3rd round lost to Robby Ginepri
17 19 United States John Isner 1880 0(45) 90 1925 3rd round lost to Tomáš Berdych [15]
18 21 United States Sam Querrey 1675 10 10 1675 1st round lost to Robby Ginepri
19 22 Spain Nicolás Almagro 1690 90 360 1960 Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
20 23 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 1600 90 180 1690 4th round lost to Roger Federer [1]
21 25 Spain Tommy Robredo 1505 360 10 1155 1st round lost to Viktor Troicki
22 26 Austria Jürgen Melzer 1495 90 720 2125 Semifinals lost Rafael Nadal [2]
23 27 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 1494 45 10 1459 1st round lost to Julien Benneteau
24 28 Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 1482 10 180 1652 4th round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
25 29 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 1465 10 90 1545 3rd round lost to Andy Murray [4]
26 30 Argentina Juan Mónaco 1510 45 10 1475 1st round lost to Grega Žemlja [Q]
27 31 Spain Feliciano López 1420 45 10 1385 1st round lost to Julian Reister [Q]
28 33 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 1350 90 90 1350 3rd round lost to Rafael Nadal [2]
29 34 Spain Albert Montañés 1325 10 90 1405 3rd round lost to Robin Söderling [5]
30 35 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 1320 180 90 1230 3rd round lost to Fernando Verdasco [7]
31 37 Romania Victor Hănescu 1160 180 90 1070 3rd round lost to Novak Djokovic [3]
32 38 Spain Guillermo García-López 965 10 45 1000 2nd round lost to Thiemo de Bakker

Women's Singles[edit]

Seed Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Status
1 1 United States Serena Williams 8475 500 500 8475 Quarterfinals lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
2 2 United States Venus Williams 6386 160 280 6506 4th round lost to Nadia Petrova [19]
3 3 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 5630 160 500 5970 Quarterfinals lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
4 4 Serbia Jelena Janković 5160 280 900 5780 Semifinals lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
5 5 Russia Elena Dementieva 4830 160 900 5570 Semifinals lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
6 6 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 4661 2000 160 2821 3rd round lost to Maria Kirilenko [30]
7 7 Australia Samantha Stosur 4405 900 1400 4905 Runner-Up, lost in final to Francesca Schiavone [17]
8 8 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 4190 280 100 4010 2nd round lost to Yaroslava Shvedova
9 9 Russia Dinara Safina 4156 1400 5 2761 1st round lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm
10 11 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 3665 500 5 3170 1st round lost to Gisela Dulko
11 12 China Li Na 3515 280 160 3395 3rd round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
12 13 Russia Maria Sharapova 3350 500 160 3010 3rd round lost to Justine Henin [22]
13 14 France Marion Bartoli 3186 100 160 3246 3rd round lost to Shahar Pe'er [18]
14 15 Italy Flavia Pennetta 3175 5 280 3450 4th round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [3]
15 16 France Aravane Rezaï 2875 280 160 2755 3rd round lost to Nadia Petrova [18]
16 17 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 3050 100 160 3110 3rd round lost to Daniela Hantuchová [22]
17 18 Italy Francesca Schiavone 2995 5 2000 4990 Champion, won in the final against Samantha Stosur [7]
18 19 Israel Shahar Pe'er 2895 0 280 3175 4th round lost to Serena Williams [1]
19 20 Russia Nadia Petrova 2795 100 500 3195 Quarterfinals lost to Elena Dementieva [5]
20 21 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2635 160 5 2480 1st round lost to Akgul Amanmuradova
21 22 Russia Vera Zvonareva 2625 0 100 2725 2nd round lost to Anastasia Rodionova
22 23 Belgium Justine Henin 2575 0 280 2855 4th round lost to Samantha Stosur [7]
23 24 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2010 5 280 2285 4th round lost Jelena Janković [4]
24 25 Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 2075 100 100 2075 2nd round lost to Polona Hercog
25 26 China Zheng Jie 2325 100 100 2325 2nd round lost to Anastasia Pivovarova [Q]
26 27 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2005 900 160 1265 3rd round lost to Venus Williams [2]
27 28 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 1700 5 160 1855 3rd round lost to Jelena Janković [4]
28 29 Russia Alisa Kleybanova 1855 5 160 2010 3rd round lost to Yaroslava Shvedova
29 30 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1850 160 160 1850 3rd round lost to Serena Williams [1]
30 31 Russia Maria Kirilenko 1710 5 280 1985 4th round lost to Francesca Schiavone [17]
31 32 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 1655 0(30) 160 1785 3rd round lost to Caroline Wozniacki [3]
32 33 Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 1570 160 100 1510 2nd round lost to Aleksandra Wozniak

Withdrawn players[edit]

Rank Player Points
Points defending
Points won New points Withdrew due to
5 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5115 720 0 4395 right wrist surgery[2]
6 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5145 360 0 4785 broken wrist[2]
20 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1705 90 0 1615 fatigue
23 Germany Tommy Haas 1660 180 0 1480 right hip surgery[2]
32 France Gilles Simon 1395 90 0 1305 right knee injury[3]
36 Croatia Ivo Karlović 1295 10 0 1285 right foot injury[4]
10 Belgium Kim Clijsters 3890 0 0 3890 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