2002 French Open
The 2002 French Open was the second Grand Slam event of 2002 and the 106th edition of the French Open. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from late May through early June, 2002.
|2002 French Open|
|Date||27 May – 9 June|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Paul Haarhuis / Yevgeny Kafelnikov|
|Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez|
|Cara Black / Wayne Black|
Both Gustavo Kuerten and Jennifer Capriati were unsuccessful in defending their 2001 titles; Kuerten was defeated in the fourth round by eventual champion Albert Costa, and Capriati was defeated by eventual champion Serena Williams in the semi-finals. Costa won his only Grand Slam title, defeating compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus to win her second Grand Slam title, her first French Open title, and the first of four consecutive Grand Slams in what was to be called the "Serena Slam".
- It was Costa's 1st title of the year, and his 12th overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.
- It was Serena's 4th title of the year, and her 15th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.