2018 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2018 French Open
ChampionRomania Simona Halep
Runner-upUnited States Sloane Stephens
Final score3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Details
Draw128 (12Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
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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Jeļena Ostapenko was the defending champion, but was defeated in the first round by Kateryna Kozlova, making her only the second French Open champion (after Anastasia Myskina in 2005) to lose in the first round of her title defense.[1]

World No. 1 Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Sloane Stephens in the final, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1.[2] She became the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam title after the 1978 French Open champion Virginia Ruzici.[3] She also became the sixth woman to win both the senior and junior title, having won the latter in 2008.[3]

Halep retained the WTA no. 1 singles ranking after defeating fellow contender Garbiñe Muguruza in the semifinals.[4] In addition to Halep and Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, Karolína Plíšková and Caroline Garcia were also in contention for the top ranking at the start of the tournament.[5]

The elimination on the first day of the tournament of Sara Errani, Francesca Schiavone and Venus Williams, in addition to Ostapenko, ensured a first-time French Open finalist from the bottom half of the draw. Williams' loss to Wang Qiang marked the first time she had lost in the first round in back-to-back majors in her career.

This was Schiavone's final Grand Slam that she appeared and would announce her retirement months later.[6]

This tournament marked the first time that Agnieszka Radwańska did not play in the main draw of a Grand Slam singles event since her debut at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, ending a streak of 47 consecutive appearances.[7]

This was Serena Williams' first Grand Slam appearance since the 2017 Australian Open and giving birth to her daughter in September 2017. She was unseeded in a Grand Slam singles event for the first time since the 2007 Australian Open.[8] Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. She was also attempting to become only the second player, after Steffi Graf, to complete a quadruple career Grand Slam. However, she withdrew before her fourth round match against Maria Sharapova due to a pectoral muscle injury.[9]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Romania Simona Halep (Champion)
02.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Fourth round)
03.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Semifinals)
04.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Third round)
05.   Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko (First round)
06.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Third round)
07.   France Caroline Garcia (Fourth round)
08.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Third round)
09.   United States Venus Williams (First round)
10.   United States Sloane Stephens (Final)
11.   Germany Julia Görges (Third round)
12.   Germany Angelique Kerber (Quarterfinals)
13.   United States Madison Keys (Semifinals)
14.   Russia Daria Kasatkina (Quarterfinals)
15.   United States CoCo Vandeweghe (Second round)
16.   Belgium Elise Mertens (Fourth round)
17.   Australia Ashleigh Barty (Second round)
18.   Netherlands Kiki Bertens (Third round)
19.   Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková (Third round)
20.   Latvia Anastasija Sevastova (First round)
21.   Japan Naomi Osaka (Third round)
22.   United Kingdom Johanna Konta (First round)
23.   Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (Second round)
24.   Australia Daria Gavrilova (Third round)
25.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (Fourth round)
26.   Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová (Fourth round)
27.   China Zhang Shuai (Second round)
28.   Russia Maria Sharapova (Quarterfinals)
29.   France Kristina Mladenovic (First round)
30.   Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
31.   Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu (Fourth round)
32.   France Alizé Cornet (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Romania Simona Halep 62 6 6
12 Germany Angelique Kerber 77 3 2
1 Romania Simona Halep 6 6
3 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 1 4
3 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6 6
28 Russia Maria Sharapova 2 1
1 Romania Simona Halep 3 6 6
10 United States Sloane Stephens 6 4 1
  Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva 65 4
13 United States Madison Keys 77 6
13 United States Madison Keys 4 4
10 United States Sloane Stephens 6 6
10 United States Sloane Stephens 6 6
14 Russia Daria Kasatkina 3 1

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Romania S Halep 2 6 6
  United States A Riske 6 1 1 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
WC France M Georges 4 2 WC United States T Townsend 3 1
WC United States T Townsend 6 6 1 Romania S Halep 7 6
PR United States B Mattek-Sands 6 6   Germany A Petkovic 5 0
  Sweden J Larsson 4 3 PR United States B Mattek-Sands 0 65
  Germany A Petkovic 712 6   Germany A Petkovic 6 77
29 France K Mladenovic 610 2 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
24 Australia D Gavrilova 4 77 6 16 Belgium E Mertens 2 1
  Romania S Cîrstea 6 64 3 24 Australia D Gavrilova 5 7 6
  United States B Pera 6 6   United States B Pera 7 5 3
  Russia E Vesnina 3 2 24 Australia D Gavrilova 3 1
  United Kingdom H Watson 6 6 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
  France O Dodin 3 0   United Kingdom H Watson 3 4
  United States V Lepchenko 711 64 0 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 6
16 Belgium E Mertens 69 77 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Germany A Kerber 6 6
  Germany M Barthel 2 3 12 Germany A Kerber 6 6
  Romania A Bogdan 6 1 6   Romania A Bogdan 2 3
  Czech Republic M Vondroušová 3 6 4 12 Germany A Kerber 77 77
  Belarus A Sasnovich 6 6 18 Netherlands K Bertens 64 64
  Czech Republic D Allertová 4 3   Belarus A Sasnovich 4 2
  Belarus A Sabalenka 2 1 18 Netherlands K Bertens 6 6
18 Netherlands K Bertens 6 6 12 Germany A Kerber 6 6
27 China S Zhang 6 7 7 France C Garcia 2 3
PR Slovakia K Kučová 0 5 27 China S Zhang 3 4
  Romania I-C Begu 6 5 9   Romania I-C Begu 6 6
  Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 4 7 7   Romania I-C Begu 1 3
  China S Peng 6 6 7 France C Garcia 6 6
  Serbia A Krunić 3 4   China S Peng 4 6 3
  China Y Duan 1 0 7 France C Garcia 6 3 6
7 France C Garcia 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain G Muguruza 77 6
  Russia S Kuznetsova 60 2 3 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
WC France F Ferro 6 6 WC France F Ferro 4 3
  Germany C Witthöft 4 2 3 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
  Australia S Stosur 6 6   Australia S Stosur 0 2
  Belgium Y Wickmayer 2 4   Australia S Stosur 6 77
  Slovenia P Hercog 4 61 30 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 2 61
30 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 77 3 Spain G Muguruza 2
19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6   Ukraine L Tsurenko 0r
  Thailand L Kumkhum 3 0 19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6
  Switzerland B Bencic 3 77 7   Switzerland B Bencic 2 4
Q Italy D Chiesa 6 62 5 19 Slovakia M Rybáriková 2 4
  Ukraine L Tsurenko 4 6 6   Ukraine L Tsurenko 6 6
  Switzerland S Vögele 6 2 2   Ukraine L Tsurenko 3 6 6
  Germany L Siegemund 4 4 15 United States C Vandeweghe 6 4 0
15 United States C Vandeweghe 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Germany J Görges 6 5 6
  Slovakia D Cibulková 4 7 0 11 Germany J Görges 7 77
  Belgium A Van Uytvanck 6 6   Belgium A Van Uytvanck 5 65
WC Australia I Wallace 1 0 11 Germany J Görges 3 4
  Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 64 4 PR United States S Williams 6 6
PR United States S Williams 77 6 PR United States S Williams 3 6 6
  Russia N Vikhlyantseva 3 1 17 Australia A Barty 6 3 4
17 Australia A Barty 6 6 PR United States S Williams
28 Russia M Sharapova 6 4 6 28 Russia M Sharapova w/o
Q Netherlands R Hogenkamp 1 6 3 28 Russia M Sharapova 7 6
  Ukraine K Bondarenko 2 4   Croatia D Vekić 5 4
  Croatia D Vekić 6 6 28 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
  Czech Republic L Šafářová 6 6 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 2 1
WC France J Ponchet 4 1   Czech Republic L Šafářová 6 4 1
Q Czech Republic B Krejčíková 66 4 6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 3 6 6
6 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 78 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Latvia J Ostapenko 5 3
  Ukraine K Kozlova 7 6   Ukraine K Kozlova 77 4 4
  Czech Republic K Siniaková 7 7   Czech Republic K Siniaková 64 6 6
PR Belarus V Azarenka 5 5   Czech Republic K Siniaková 2 3
PR China S Zheng 4 1 26 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6
  Russia E Makarova 6 6   Russia E Makarova 4 2
  Japan K Nara 6 3 4 26 Czech Republic B Strýcová 6 6
26 Czech Republic B Strýcová 1 6 6 26 Czech Republic B Strýcová 4 3
22 United Kingdom J Konta 4 3   Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6
  Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6   Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6
  United States J Brady 6 6   United States J Brady 4 3
WC France A Hesse 1 1   Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 1 7 6
  Croatia P Martić 6 6   China Q Wang 6 5 4
  China Y Wang 2 3   Croatia P Martić 1 1
  China Q Wang 6 7   China Q Wang 6 6
9 United States V Williams 4 5

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States M Keys 6 6
  United States S Vickery 3 3 13 United States M Keys 6 6
Q United States C Dolehide 6 6 Q United States C Dolehide 4 1
Q Switzerland V Golubic 4 4 13 United States M Keys 6 79
  Poland M Linette 3 1 21 Japan N Osaka 1 67
  Kazakhstan Z Diyas 6 6   Kazakhstan Z Diyas 4 5
United States S Kenin 2 5 21 Japan N Osaka 6 7
21 Japan N Osaka 6 7 13 United States M Keys 6 6
31 Romania M Buzărnescu 6 6 31 Romania M Buzărnescu 1 4
PR United States V King 3 3 31 Romania M Buzărnescu 6 6
Q Sweden R Peterson 6 6 Q Sweden R Peterson 1 2
  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 4 3 31 Romania M Buzărnescu 6 7
Q Italy F Schiavone 62 62 4 Ukraine E Svitolina 3 5
  Slovakia V Kužmová 77 77   Slovakia V Kužmová 3 4
  Australia A Tomljanović 5 3 4 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
4 Ukraine E Svitolina 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Czech Republic P Kvitová 3 6 7
  Paraguay V Cepede Royg 6 1 5 8 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
  Spain L Arruabarrena 77 6   Spain L Arruabarrena 0 4
  Hungary T Babos 65 3 8 Czech Republic P Kvitová 66 64
Q Romania A Dulgheru 5 77 6 25 Estonia A Kontaveit 78 77
  United States C McHale 7 65 3 Q Romania A Dulgheru 5 2
  United States M Brengle 1 6 2 25 Estonia A Kontaveit 7 6
25 Estonia A Kontaveit 6 4 6 25 Estonia A Kontaveit 2 0
20 Latvia A Sevastova 6 1 3 10 United States S Stephens 6 6
Q Colombia M Duque Mariño 4 6 6 Q Colombia M Duque Mariño 0 3
  Italy C Giorgi 6 6   Italy C Giorgi 6 6
Q United States G Min 3 2   Italy C Giorgi 6 1 6
Q Poland M Fręch 6 3 6 10 United States S Stephens 4 6 8
  Russia E Alexandrova 3 6 3 Q Poland M Fręch 2 2
LL Netherlands A Rus 2 0 10 United States S Stephens 6 6
10 United States S Stephens 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Russia D Kasatkina 6 6
  Estonia K Kanepi 4 1 14 Russia D Kasatkina 6 6
  Germany T Maria 61 4   Belgium K Flipkens 3 3
  Belgium K Flipkens 77 6 14 Russia D Kasatkina 6 1 6
PR Luxembourg M Minella 65 2   Greece M Sakkari 1 6 3
  Greece M Sakkari 77 6   Greece M Sakkari 7 6
  Croatia A Konjuh 0 1 23 Spain C Suárez Navarro 5 3
23 Spain C Suárez Navarro 6 6 14 Russia D Kasatkina 77 6
32 France A Cornet 2 6 6 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 65 3
  Italy S Errani 6 2 3 32 France A Cornet 77 4 2
WC France C Paquet 6 64 2 WC France P Parmentier 62 6 6
WC France P Parmentier 3 77 6 WC France P Parmentier 0 3
LL Slovenia D Jakupović 3 4 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
Q Spain G García Pérez 6 6 Q Spain G García Pérez 1 0
  United States D Collins 62 1 2 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
2 Denmark C Wozniacki 77 6

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