2020 French Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
2020 French Open
ChampionPoland Iga Świątek
Runner-upUnited States Sofia Kenin
Final score6–4, 6–1
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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Iga Świątek defeated Sofia Kenin in the final, 6–4, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 French Open.[1]

This was Świątek's first Grand Slam title and first WTA singles title overall, making her the first player since Jeļena Ostapenko to win a major tournament as their maiden singles title.[2] Ranked world No. 54, Świątek became the lowest-ranked player to win the French Open since rankings were introduced in 1975, and the lowest-ranked player to win a major title since Sloane Stephens won the 2017 US Open. Świątek also became the first Polish player to win a major singles title. At 19 years and 4 months of age, Świątek became the youngest woman to win the French Open singles title since Monica Seles in 1992. She did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament,[3] dropping only 28 games in total, the fewest since Steffi Graf dropped 20 games in 1988.[4] This also marked the first French Open where both the men's and women's singles champions did not drop a set during the tournament. Świątek became the first female Polish player since Jadwiga Jędrzejowska in 1939 to reach a French Open final, and the first to reach any major final since Agnieszka Radwańska at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.[5]

Ashleigh Barty was the defending champion, but chose not to participate due to safety concerns resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7] This marked the first time since 2008 that the defending French Open champion did not participate, and the second consecutive major tournament where the defending champion did not participate, after Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the 2020 US Open.[8]

Barty and Simona Halep were in contention for the WTA No. 1 singles ranking.[9] Barty retained the top ranking when Halep lost to Świątek in the fourth round, ensuring a year-end No. 1 ranking for the second consecutive year.[10][11] Halep's loss guaranteed a new French Open champion for the fifth consecutive year, and a maiden Grand Slam finalist from the top half of the draw.

Serena Williams was attempting to add to her Open Era record of 23 major singles titles and equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 major singles titles, but withdrew before her second round match due to a left Achilles injury she suffered at the US Open.[12]

Only 13 of the 32 seeded players advanced to the third round, the fewest at any major since Wimbledon expanded to 32 seeds in 2001. Only three seeded players advanced to the quarterfinals, the fewest since the 1978 Australian Open.[13] This was the first Grand Slam tournament since the 1999 Wimbledon Championships that two qualifiers, Nadia Podoroska and Martina Trevisan, reached the quarterfinals.[14] The semifinal match between Świątek and Podoroska was also the first semifinal to be contested by two unseeded players at a Grand Slam since the 1983 French Open.[15]

Podoroska became the first qualifier in history to reach the semifinals of the French Open and the first to reach the semifinals at any major tournament since Alexandra Stevenson at the 1999 Wimbledon Championships.[16] She also became the first female Argentine player since Paola Suárez in 2004 to reach the quarterfinals of a major tournament in singles, and the lowest-ranked semifinalist (ranked No. 130) at any Grand Slam since Henin at the 2010 Australian Open.[17]

Seeds[edit]

Seeding per WTA rankings.[18]

01.   Romania Simona Halep (Fourth round)
02.   Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
03.   Ukraine Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
04.   United States Sofia Kenin (Final)
05.   Netherlands Kiki Bertens (Fourth round)
06.   United States Serena Williams (Second round, withdrew)
07.   Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Semifinals)
08.   Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (Third round)
09.   United Kingdom Johanna Konta (First round)
10.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Second round)
11.   Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Third round)
12.   United States Madison Keys (First round)
13.   Croatia Petra Martić (Third round)
14.   Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina (Second round)
15.   Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová (First round)
16.   Belgium Elise Mertens (Third round)
17.   Estonia Anett Kontaveit (First round)
18.   Germany Angelique Kerber (First round)
19.   United States Alison Riske (First round)
20.   Greece Maria Sakkari (Third round)
21.   United States Jennifer Brady (First round)
22.   Czech Republic Karolína Muchová (First round)
23.   Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva (Second round)
24.   Ukraine Dayana Yastremska (First round)
25.   United States Amanda Anisimova (Third round)
26.   Croatia Donna Vekić (First round)
27.   Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round)
28.   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round)
29.   United States Sloane Stephens (Second round)
30.   Tunisia Ons Jabeur (Fourth round)
31.   Poland Magda Linette (First round)
32.   Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová (Second round)

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
  Poland Iga Świątek 6 6
Q Italy Martina Trevisan 3 1
  Poland Iga Świątek 6 6
Q Argentina Nadia Podoroska 2 1
3 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 2 4
Q Argentina Nadia Podoroska 6 6
  Poland Iga Świątek 6 6
4 United States Sofia Kenin 4 1
  United States Danielle Collins 4 6 0
4 United States Sofia Kenin 6 4 6
4 United States Sofia Kenin 6 7
7 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 4 5
7 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6 6
  Germany Laura Siegemund 3 3

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Romania S Halep 6 6
Spain S Sorribes Tormo 4 0 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
Romania I-C Begu 6 4 6 Romania I-C Begu 3 4
Switzerland J Teichmann 4 6 3 1 Romania S Halep 6 6
PR United States C Bellis 63 1 25 United States A Anisimova 0 1
United States B Pera 77 6 United States B Pera 2 0
Germany T Korpatsch 2 0 25 United States A Anisimova 6 6
25 United States A Anisimova 6 6 1 Romania S Halep 1 2
24 Ukraine D Yastremska 4 3 Poland I Świątek 6 6
PR Australia D Gavrilova 6 6 PR Australia D Gavrilova 7 4 3
Russia A Kalinskaya 4 4 WC Canada E Bouchard 5 6 6
WC Canada E Bouchard 6 6 WC Canada E Bouchard 3 2
Q Austria B Haas 3 61 Poland I Świątek 6 6
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 6 77 Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 1 4
Poland I Świątek 6 6 Poland I Świątek 6 6
15 Czech Republic M Vondroušová 1 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United Kingdom J Konta 3 3
United States C Gauff 6 6 United States C Gauff 6 2 5
Italy C Giorgi 5 0r Q Italy M Trevisan 4 6 7
Q Italy M Trevisan 7 3 Q Italy M Trevisan 1 78 6
Q Russia K Rakhimova 6 6 20 Greece M Sakkari 6 66 3
United States S Rogers 2 3 Q Russia K Rakhimova 60 2
Australia A Tomljanović 0 5 20 Greece M Sakkari 77 6
20 Greece M Sakkari 6 7 Q Italy M Trevisan 6 6
28 Russia S Kuznetsova 1 6 1 5 Netherlands K Bertens 4 4
Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 2 6 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 3 4
Czech Republic K Siniaková 77 6 Czech Republic K Siniaková 6 6
United States L Davis 65 2 Czech Republic K Siniaková 2 2
Puerto Rico M Puig 2 1 5 Netherlands K Bertens 6 6
Q Italy S Errani 6 6 Q Italy S Errani 65 6 7
Ukraine K Zavatska 6 2 0 5 Netherlands K Bertens 77 3 9
5 Netherlands K Bertens 2 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Ukraine E Svitolina 77 6
Russia V Gracheva 62 4 3 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 0 6
Q Mexico R Zarazúa 6 6 Q Mexico R Zarazúa 3 6 2
WC France E Jacquemot 1 2 3 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 7
Russia A Blinkova 3 6 5 27 Russia E Alexandrova 4 5
LL Australia A Sharma 6 2 7 LL Australia A Sharma 3 3
Australia M Inglis 3 3 27 Russia E Alexandrova 6 6
27 Russia E Alexandrova 6 6 3 Ukraine E Svitolina 6 6
17 Estonia A Kontaveit 4 6 4 France C Garcia 1 3
France C Garcia 6 3 6 France C Garcia 77 6
Belarus A Sasnovich 6 2 6 Belarus A Sasnovich 65 2
Germany A-L Friedsam 2 6 3 France C Garcia 1 6 7
Czech Republic M Bouzková 6 4 2 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 4 5
Estonia K Kanepi 4 6 6 Estonia K Kanepi 4 5
Russia M Gasparyan 2 3 16 Belgium E Mertens 6 7
16 Belgium E Mertens 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Montenegro D Kovinić 1 2 10 Belarus V Azarenka 2 2
PR Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 6 6 PR Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 6 6
United States V Williams 4 4 PR Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 3 2
Belgium G Minnen 2 1 Q Argentina N Podoroska 6 6
Q Argentina N Podoroska 6 6 Q Argentina N Podoroska 6 1 6
Belgium K Flipkens 1 2 23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 3 6 2
23 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6 Q Argentina N Podoroska 2 6 6
32 Czech Republic B Strýcová 7 6 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 2 3
Q United States V Lepchenko 5 2 32 Czech Republic B Strýcová 4 6 3
Serbia N Stojanović 3 5 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 3 6
Czech Republic B Krejčíková 6 7 Czech Republic B Krejčíková 5 6 6
WC Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 6 WC Bulgaria T Pironkova 7 4 3
Germany A Petkovic 3 3 WC Bulgaria T Pironkova w/o
United States K Ahn 62 0 6 United States S Williams
6 United States S Williams 77 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Belarus A Sabalenka 6 6
United States J Pegula 3 1 8 Belarus A Sabalenka 78 6
Russia D Kasatkina 6 6 Russia D Kasatkina 66 0
WC France H Tan 2 1 8 Belarus A Sabalenka 67 6 3
Japan N Hibino 6 6 30 Tunisia O Jabeur 79 2 6
Q Ukraine M Kostyuk 4 0 Japan N Hibino 64 4
Kazakhstan Z Diyas 6 3 1 30 Tunisia O Jabeur 77 6
30 Tunisia O Jabeur 4 6 6 30 Tunisia O Jabeur 4 6 4
21 United States J Brady 4 6 7 United States D Collins 6 4 6
Q Denmark C Tauson 6 3 9 Q Denmark C Tauson 2 3
Q Romania M Niculescu 6 2 1 United States D Collins 6 6
United States D Collins 2 6 6 United States D Collins 7 2 6
Slovakia V Kužmová 1 2 11 Spain G Muguruza 5 6 4
Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 6 6 Czech Republic Kr Plíšková 3 2
Slovenia T Zidanšek 5 6 6 11 Spain G Muguruza 6 6
11 Spain G Muguruza 7 4 8

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 6 6
Romania S Cîrstea 0 3 14 Kazakhstan E Rybakina 3 6 2
France F Ferro 77 6 France F Ferro 6 4 6
United Kingdom H Watson 64 4 France F Ferro 79 4 6
Switzerland S Vögele 5 5 Romania PM Țig 67 6 0
Romania PM Țig 7 7 Romania PM Țig 6 6
United States C McHale 6 6 United States C McHale 4 3
22 Czech Republic K Muchová 2 4 France F Ferro 6 2 1
26 Croatia D Vekić 3 4 4 United States S Kenin 2 6 6
Q Romania I Bara 6 6 Q Romania I Bara 6 4
Belgium A Van Uytvanck 2 6 6 Belgium A Van Uytvanck 1 0r
Sweden R Peterson 6 3 1 Q Romania I Bara 2 0
Hungary T Babos 4 2 4 United States S Kenin 6 6
Romania A Bogdan 6 6 Romania A Bogdan 6 3 2
Russia L Samsonova 4 6 3 4 United States S Kenin 3 6 6
4 United States S Kenin 6 3 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 7
France O Dodin 3 5 7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
Spain A Bolsova 4 3 Italy J Paolini 3 3
Italy J Paolini 6 6 7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 7 6
WC France D Parry 4 2 Canada L Fernandez 5 3
Slovenia P Hercog 6 6 Slovenia P Hercog 4 6 1
Canada L Fernandez 1 6 6 Canada L Fernandez 6 3 6
31 Poland M Linette 6 2 3 7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
18 Germany A Kerber 3 3 China S Zhang 2 4
Slovenia K Juvan 6 6 Slovenia K Juvan 66 2
Netherlands A Rus 79 62 3 WC France C Burel 78 6
WC France C Burel 67 77 6 WC France C Burel 62 5
WC France C Paquet 3 2 China S Zhang 77 7
France A Cornet 6 6 France A Cornet 4 63
China S Zhang 6 77 China S Zhang 6 77
12 United States M Keys 3 62

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Croatia P Martić 77 7
Japan M Doi 62 5 13 Croatia P Martić 61 7 6
WC France P Parmentier 2 3 Russia V Kudermetova 77 5 3
Russia V Kudermetova 6 6 13 Croatia P Martić 77 3 0
Germany L Siegemund 7 6 Germany L Siegemund 65 6 6
France K Mladenovic 5 3 Germany L Siegemund 1 6 6
Germany J Görges 6 64 6 Germany J Görges 6 1 3
19 United States A Riske 3 77 1 Germany L Siegemund 7 6
29 United States S Stephens 6 6 Spain P Badosa 5 2
Russia V Diatchenko 2 2 29 United States S Stephens 4 6 2
Ukraine K Kozlova 2 6 3 Spain P Badosa 6 4 6
Spain P Badosa 6 4 6 Spain P Badosa 6 6
Latvia J Ostapenko 6 6 Latvia J Ostapenko 4 3
United States M Brengle 2 1 Latvia J Ostapenko 6 6
Q Egypt M Sherif 711 2 4 2 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 4 2
2 Czech Republic Ka Plíšková 69 6 6
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Championship match statistics[edit]

Category Poland Świątek United States Kenin
1st serve % 28/53 (53%) 37/54 (69%)
1st serve points won 19 of 28 = 68% 17 of 37 = 46%
2nd serve points won 13 of 25 = 52% 4 of 17 = 24%
Total service points won 32 of 53 = 60.38% 21 of 54 = 38.89%
Aces 1 1
Double faults 3 3
Winners 25 10
Unforced errors 17 23
Net points won 6 of 7 = 86% 2 of 7 = 29%
Break points converted 6 of 9 = 67% 3 of 3 = 100%
Return points won 33 of 54 = 61% 21 of 53 = 40%
Total points won 65 42
Source


Other entry information[edit]

Wild cards[edit]

Protected ranking[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

Lucky loser[edit]

Withdrawals[edit]

Before the tournament
During the tournament

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Preceded by
2020 US Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles