2005 French Open – Women's singles

Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated Mary Pierce in the final, 6–1, 6–1 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2005 French Open. It was her second French Open title, and her first of three consecutive French Open titles. Henin became the second woman in the Open Era to win the title after saving a match point, doing so in the fourth round against Svetlana Kuznetsova (the first to do so being Anastasia Myskina the previous year, against the same opponent in the same round).

Women's singles
2005 French Open
Final
ChampionBelgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Runner-upFrance Mary Pierce
Score6–1, 6–1
Details
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Myskina was the defending champion, but lost in the first round to María Sánchez Lorenzo. Myskina became the first French Open champion to lose in the first round of her title defense.

This was the first French Open in which future champion Ana Ivanovic competed in the main draw. In just her second major main draw appearance, she reached the quarterfinals, losing to Nadia Petrova.[1]

SeedsEdit

  1.   Lindsay Davenport (quarterfinals)
  2.   Maria Sharapova (quarterfinals)
  3.   Amélie Mauresmo (third round)
  4.   Elena Dementieva (fourth round)
  5.   Anastasia Myskina (first round)
  6.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (fourth round)
  7.   Nadia Petrova (semifinals)
  8.   Patty Schnyder (fourth round)
  9.   Vera Zvonareva (third round)
  10.   Justine Henin-Hardenne (champion)
  11.   Venus Williams (third round)
  12.   Elena Bovina (fourth round)
  13.   Nathalie Dechy (third round)
  14.   Kim Clijsters (fourth round)
  15.   Jelena Janković (first round)
  16.   Elena Likhovtseva (semifinals)
  17.   Tatiana Golovin (third round)
  18.   Silvia Farina Elia (third round)
  19.   Shinobu Asagoe (second round)
  20.   Daniela Hantuchová (third round)
  21.   Mary Pierce (final)
  22.   Francesca Schiavone (fourth round)
  23.   Ai Sugiyama (first round)
  24.   Magdalena Maleeva (second round)
  25.   Dinara Safina (first round)
  26.   Paola Suárez (first round)
  27.   Amy Frazier (second round)
  28.   Marion Bartoli (first round)
  29.   Ana Ivanovic (quarterfinals)
  30.   Gisela Dulko (second round)
  31.   Karolina Šprem (second round)
  32.   Flavia Pennetta (third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Lindsay Davenport 3 2
21   Mary Pierce 6 6
21   Mary Pierce 6 6
16   Elena Likhovtseva 1 1
16   Elena Likhovtseva 2 6 6
    Sesil Karatantcheva 6 4 4
21   Mary Pierce 1 1
10   Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
7   Nadia Petrova 6 6
29   Ana Ivanovic 2 2
7   Nadia Petrova 2 3
10   Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
10   Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
2   Maria Sharapova 4 2

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   L Davenport 3 6 6
  K Srebotnik 6 2 2 1   L Davenport 3 77 6
  S Peng 6 6   S Peng 6 640
WC   M Andrieux 0 1 1   L Davenport 7 4 6
  T Panova 3 2   V Razzano 5 6 4
Q   C Fernández 6 6 Q   C Fernández 1 1
  V Razzano 6 6   V Razzano 6 6
25   D Safina 3 3 1   L Davenport 1 7 6
20   D Hantuchová 6 6 14   K Clijsters 6 5 3
Q   M Krajicek 3 1 20   D Hantuchová 6 6
  C Castaño 6 6   C Castaño 4 3
  D Chládková 1 2 20   D Hantuchová 4 2
  Ľ Cervanová 4 6 6 14   K Clijsters 6 6
  A Nakamura 6 2 1   Ľ Cervanová 2 1
Q   M Tu 1 0 14   K Clijsters 6 6
14   K Clijsters 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   V Zvonareva 6 6
Q   Y Meusburger 1 3 9   V Zvonareva 4 6 6
Q   E Birnerová 2 7 6 Q   E Birnerová 6 3 0
  M Kirilenko 6 5 3 9   V Zvonareva 625
  J Kostanić 6 6 21   M Pierce 77 7
  T Tanasugarn 0 1   J Kostanić 1 0
  V Dushevina 2 5 21   M Pierce 6 6
21   M Pierce 6 7 21   M Pierce 6 1 6
32   F Pennetta 6 6 8   P Schnyder 1 6 4
  J Craybas 3 4 32   F Pennetta 6 6
  M Domachowska 6 6   M Domachowska 4 3
  S Cohen-Aloro 3 3 32   F Pennetta 6 1 0
Q   S Klösel 77 6 8   P Schnyder 4 6 6
Q   M Santangelo 651 Q   S Klösel 2 3
  Y-j Cho 3 4 8   P Schnyder 6 6
8   P Schnyder 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   E Dementieva 6 6
  B Strýcová 3 3 4   E Dementieva 79 6
  S Mamić 6 6   S Mamić 672
  L Raymond 2 4 4   E Dementieva 6 4 6
  A Morigami 7 6   A Morigami 3 6 3
  A Haynes 5 4   A Morigami 7 6
  ME Camerin 4 2 31   K Šprem 5 3
31   K Šprem 6 6 4   E Dementieva 637 5
18   S Farina Elia 7 6 16   E Likhovtseva 77 5 7
  A Kremer 5 2 18   S Farina Elia 7 6
  S Perry 6 3 4   A Parra Santonja 5 2
  A Parra Santonja 3 6 6 18   S Farina Elia 5 62
WC   S Ferguson 4 6 1 16   E Likhovtseva 7 77
  M Díaz Oliva 6 3 6   M Díaz Oliva 1 63
  Y Fedak 6 4 4 16   E Likhovtseva 6 77
16   E Likhovtseva 2 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   V Williams 6 6
  M Marrero 3 2 11   V Williams 6 3 6
  F Zuluaga 6 6   F Zuluaga 3 6 3
Q   L Průšová 1 0 11   V Williams 3 6 1
Q   A Bondarenko 6 5 4   S Karatantcheva 6 1 6
  S Karatantcheva 4 7 6   S Karatantcheva 7 6
  J Schruff 5 2 19   S Asagoe 5 2
19   S Asagoe 7 6   S Karatantcheva 7 6
27   A Frazier 7 5 7   E Gagliardi 5 3
  M Shaughnessy 5 7 5 27   A Frazier 4 4
  É Loit 6 6   É Loit 6 6
  C Schaul 3 0   É Loit 6 3 3
  T Perebiynis 6 3 5   E Gagliardi 4 6 6
  E Gagliardi 3 6 7   E Gagliardi 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 4 6   M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 3
5   A Myskina 4 6 0

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   N Petrova 6 6
  M Washington 4 2 7   N Petrova 6 6
  A Spears 3 1   S Brémond 1 3
  S Brémond 6 6 7   N Petrova 6 6
  K Peschke 6 6   S Pe'er 3 1
  D Randriantefy 1 0   K Peschke 1 6 4
  S Pe'er 6 6   S Pe'er 6 1 6
28   M Bartoli 4 3 7   N Petrova 7 3 6
17   T Golovin 6 6 12   E Bovina 5 6 4
  L Osterloh 0 2 17   T Golovin 6 6
  A Serra Zanetti 6 6   A Serra Zanetti 0 1
  M Weingärtner 2 4 17   T Golovin 3 5
  T Garbin 686 6 12   E Bovina 6 7
  M Suchá 710 1 2   T Garbin 1 6 4
  M Vento-Kabchi 0 3 12   E Bovina 6 1 6
12   E Bovina 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   J Janković 0 3
  A Smashnova 6 6   A Smashnova 1 0
  R Vinci 5 6 4   A-L Grönefeld 6 6
  A-L Grönefeld 7 1 6   A-L Grönefeld 635
LL   L Šafářová 6 0 4 22   F Schiavone 77 7
  N Vaidišová 4 6 6   N Vaidišová 2 65
  J Zheng 3 6 4 22   F Schiavone 6 77
22   F Schiavone 6 3 6 22   F Schiavone 4 77 3
29   A Ivanovic 6 6 29   A Ivanovic 6 636
  S Foretz 3 3 29   A Ivanovic 6 6
  I Benešová 7 6   I Benešová 3 1
WC   P Parmentier 5 4 29   A Ivanovic 6 3 6
  A Jidkova 643 3   A Mauresmo 4 6 4
WC   A Cornet 77 6 WC   A Cornet 0 2
  E Dominikovic 2 1 3   A Mauresmo 6 6
3   A Mauresmo 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   S Kuznetsova 6 6
WC   M Johansson 1 1 6   S Kuznetsova 6 6
Q   S Arvidsson 6 77 Q   S Arvidsson 3 4
  E Daniilidou 1 61 6   S Kuznetsova 6 2 6
  M Irvin 5 6 8   M Irvin 1 6 0
  N Pratt 7 4 6   M Irvin 6 7
  S Mirza 3 3 30   G Dulko 4 5
30   G Dulko 6 6 6   S Kuznetsova 666 5
24   M Maleeva 6 6 10   J Henin-Hardenne 78 4 7
  R Fujiwara 4 2 24   M Maleeva 3 4
Q   P Mandula 0 1   A Medina Garrigues 6 6
  A Medina Garrigues 6 6   A Medina Garrigues 6 2 3
  V Ruano Pascual 6 79 10   J Henin-Hardenne 4 6 6
Q   A Yakimova 4 67   V Ruano Pascual 1 4
  C Martínez 0 6 4 10   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6
10   J Henin-Hardenne 6 4 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   N Dechy 6 6
  M Paštiková 1 4 13   N Dechy 6 6
  S Talaja 1 2   S Stosur 3 3
  S Stosur 6 6 13   N Dechy 613
  K Brandi 1 6 6   N Llagostera Vives 77 6
WC   Y Fedossova 6 3 2   K Brandi 620
  N Llagostera Vives 6 4 6   N Llagostera Vives 77 6
23   A Sugiyama 3 6 4   N Llagostera Vives 2 3
27   P Suárez 5 6 0 2   M Sharapova 6 6
  A Chakvetadze 7 1 6   A Chakvetadze 6 6
Q   M Jugić-Salkić 3 6 3   K Koukalová 4 3
  K Koukalová 6 4 6   A Chakvetadze 1 4
WC   A Rezaï 2 6 6 2   M Sharapova 6 6
WC   C Pin 6 2 2 WC   A Rezaï 3 2
  E Linetskaia 77 2 4 2   M Sharapova 6 6
2   M Sharapova 636 6

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Henin-Hardenne   Pierce
1st serve % 24/46 (52%) 33/53 (62%)
1st serve points won 20 of 24 = 83% 15 of 33 = 45%
2nd serve points won 11 of 22 = 50% 5 of 20 = 25%
Total service points won 31 of 46 = 67.39% 20 of 53 = 37.74%
Aces 2 1
Double faults 3 5
Winners 20 15
Unforced errors 15 29
Net points won 6 of 6 = 100% 4 of 10 = 40%
Break points converted 5 of 8 = 63% 0 of 1 = 0%
Return points won 33 of 53 = 62% 15 of 46 = 33%
Total points won 64 35
Source[a]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The statistics in the source aren't perfect, as this source and others do not include the double fault points as points won by the opponent. This has been rectified by myself personally. Also: the calculation for Henin's first serve percentage is wrong in this source.
  1. ^ "Nadal closes in as Safin crashes". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 31 May 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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