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2008 French Open – Women's Singles

Ana Ivanovic won her first and only Grand Slam singles title, beating first-time finalist Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–3 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2008 French Open.[1] Ivanovic became the new WTA singles No. 1 by reaching the final. Maria Sharapova (the incumbent World No. 1 ahead of the tournament following Henin's retirement), Jelena Janković and Svetlana Kuznetsova were also in contention for the No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament.[2][3]

Women's Singles
2008 French Open
ChampionSerbia Ana Ivanovic
Runner-upRussia Dinara Safina
Final score6–4, 6–3
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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Safina had come from a set and match point down in both her fourth round and quarterfinal matches against Sharapova and Elena Dementieva, respectively.[4]

Justine Henin was the three-time defending champion, but she retired from the sport on May 14, 2008. Her retirement left Serena Williams as the only former French Open champion remaining in the women's draw. Williams was defeated in the third round by Katarina Srebotnik, meaning that there would be a first-time French Open champion in 2008.[5]


This was also the first Grand Slam main draw appearance of future world No. 2 and two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitová, who lost to Kaia Kanepi in fourth round.

SeedsEdit

01.     Maria Sharapova (Fourth round)
02.     Ana Ivanovic (Champion)
03.     Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
04.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Semifinals)
05.     Serena Williams (Third round)
06.     Anna Chakvetadze (Second round)
07.     Elena Dementieva (Quarterfinals)
08.     Venus Williams (Third round)
09.     Marion Bartoli (First round)
10.     Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
11.     Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
12.     Ágnes Szávay (Third round)
13.     Dinara Safina (Final)
14.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
15.     Nicole Vaidišová (First round)
16.     Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
17.     Shahar Pe'er (First round)
18.     Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
19.     Alizé Cornet (Third round)
20.     Sybille Bammer (First round)
21.     Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
22.     Amélie Mauresmo (Second round)
23.     Alona Bondarenko (First round)
24.     Virginie Razzano (First round)
25.     Nadia Petrova (Third round)
26.     Flavia Pennetta (Fourth round)
27.     Katarina Srebotnik (Fourth round)
28.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
29.     Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round)
30.     Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
31.     Ai Sugiyama (Second round)
32.     Karin Knapp (Third round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
13   Dinara Safina 4 77 6
7   Elena Dementieva 6 650
13   Dinara Safina 6 6  
4   Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 2  
4   Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 6  
    Kaia Kanepi 5 2  
13   Dinara Safina 4 3  
2   Ana Ivanovic 6 6  
Q   Carla Suárez Navarro 3 2  
3   Jelena Janković 6 6  
3   Jelena Janković 4 6 4
2   Ana Ivanovic 6 3 6
10   Patty Schnyder 3 2  
2   Ana Ivanovic 6 6  

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Sharapova 6 3 8
    E Rodina 1 6 6 1   M Sharapova 6 3 6
Q   B Mattek 6 3 6 Q   B Mattek 2 6 2
WC   M Brengle 3 6 4 1   M Sharapova 77 6  
Q   J Gajdošová 6468  32   K Knapp 640  
WC   O Sanchez 77 710   WC   O Sanchez 2 64 
    M Müller 0 4   32   K Knapp 6 77  
32   K Knapp 6 6   1   M Sharapova 78 652
21   M Kirilenko 6 6   13   D Safina 6677 6
    ME Camerin 1 0   21   M Kirilenko 6 3 2
Q   J Zheng 4 6 6 Q   J Zheng 4 6 6
    M Santangelo 6 3 0 Q   J Zheng 2 5  
Q   M Rybáriková 77 3 8 13   D Safina 6 7  
PR   K Šprem 636 6 Q   M Rybáriková 0 1  
    K Bondarenko 1 3   13   D Safina 6 6  
13   D Safina 6 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   V Zvonareva 6 6  
WC   S Foretz 2 1   11   V Zvonareva 6 6  
    IR Olaru 643       S Cohen-Aloro 2 4  
    S Cohen-Aloro 77 6   11   V Zvonareva 6 6  
Q   Y Wickmayer 2 5       A Wozniak 2 2  
    A Amanmuradova 6 7       A Amanmuradova 6 1 3
    A Wozniak 6 6       A Wozniak 1 6 6
20   S Bammer 0 2   11   V Zvonareva 4 6 2
31   A Sugiyama 6 2 6 7   E Dementieva 6 1 6
    A Kudryavtseva 1 6 3 31   A Sugiyama 0 5  
    O Govortsova 7 2 6     O Govortsova 6 7  
    Y Fedak 5 6 3     O Govortsova 0 4  
    M Domachowska 3 6 6 7   E Dementieva 6 6  
    R de los Ríos 6 3 1     M Domachowska 1 4  
    V Dushevina 78 0 2 7   E Dementieva 6 6  
7   E Dementieva 666 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
    A Nakamura 2 3   4   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
    V King 4 6 6     V King 4 2  
WC   V Huck 6 2 1 4   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
    A Kleybanova 6 6   25   N Petrova 2 1  
    T Tanasugarn 3 0       A Kleybanova 3 3  
    A Rezaï 643   25   N Petrova 6 6  
25   N Petrova 77 6   4   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
18   F Schiavone 6 6   16   V Azarenka 2 3  
    J Craybas 3 2   18   F Schiavone 6 6  
PR   S Mamić 6 6   PR   S Mamić 3 0  
    M Krajicek 4 3   18   F Schiavone 1 1  
    S Cîrstea 6 3   16   V Azarenka 6 6  
    A Kremer 0 0r     S Cîrstea 0 0  
    E Gallovits 1 3   16   V Azarenka 6 6  
16   V Azarenka 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   Á Szávay 6 4 6
    A Morita 1 6 4 12   Á Szávay 77 6  
    S Lisicki 3 6 6     S Lisicki 633  
    E Vesnina 6 4 0 12   Á Szávay 656 2
    P Kvitová 6 6       P Kvitová 77 4 6
    A Morigami 4 3       P Kvitová 6 6  
WC   S Stosur 6 3 6 WC   S Stosur 2 1  
17   S Pe'er 2 6 1     P Kvitová 3 6 1
29   A Medina Garrigues 6 6       K Kanepi 6 3 6
Q   MJ Martínez Sánchez 3 2   29   A Medina Garrigues 4 6 6
    Y-j Chan 7 2 0     T Pironkova 6 3 1
    T Pironkova 5 6 6 29   A Medina Garrigues 1 77 5
    K Kanepi 6 6       K Kanepi 6 657
    M Yuan 2 2       K Kanepi 6 77  
    N Llagostera Vives 3 7 1 6   A Chakvetadze 4 62 
6   A Chakvetadze 6 5 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   V Williams 6 4 6
    T Obziler 3 6 2 8   V Williams 6 6  
    S Dubois 5 2   Q   S Sfar 2 4  
Q   S Sfar 7 6   8   V Williams 5 3  
Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6   26   F Pennetta 7 6  
    ME Salerni 1 1   Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 1 1
    T Perebiynis 3 2   26   F Pennetta 3 6 6
26   F Pennetta 6 6   26   F Pennetta 3 2  
22   A Mauresmo 7 4 6 Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
    O Savchuk 5 6 1 22   A Mauresmo 3 4  
Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 5 6 Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
    P Parmentier 4 7 2 Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
    J Ditty 5 63      C Dellacqua 3 3  
    N Dechy 7 77       N Dechy 4 2  
    C Dellacqua 646 6     C Dellacqua 6 6  
9   M Bartoli 77 3 2

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   A Radwańska 6 6  
    M Koryttseva 4 3   14   A Radwańska 6 6  
WC   S Brémond 6 3 2 Q   J Pandžić 2 0  
Q   J Pandžić 4 6 6 14   A Radwańska 6 6  
    S Errani 4 6 5 19   A Cornet 4 4  
    G Dulko 6 4 7     G Dulko 0 6 4
    J Vakulenko 5 4   19   A Cornet 6 4 6
19   A Cornet 7 6   14   A Radwańska 3 63 
28   D Cibulková 6 6   3   J Janković 6 77  
    A Kerber 2 2   28   D Cibulková 6 6  
  M Sequera 77 7     M Sequera 3 0  
    L Osterloh 655   28   D Cibulková 5 3  
    T Garbin 711 3 3 3   J Janković 7 6  
    M Erakovic 696 6     M Erakovic 2 65 
LL   M Niculescu 632   3   J Janković 6 77  
3   J Janković 77 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   S Williams 6 6  
    A Harkleroad 2 1   5   S Williams 6 7  
WC   M Johansson 6 4 6 WC   M Johansson 2 5  
    C Pin 4 6 2 5   S Williams 4 4  
    E Makarova 7 6   27   K Srebotnik 6 6  
    C Castaño 5 1       E Makarova 0 5  
    V Ruano Pascual 4 2   27   K Srebotnik 6 7  
27   K Srebotnik 6 6   27   K Srebotnik 2 4  
24   V Razzano 6 3 2 10   P Schnyder 6 6  
    K Zakopalová 4 6 6     K Zakopalová 4 3  
    Z Yan 6 4 6     É Loit 6 6  
    É Loit 1 6 8     É Loit 647 2
    T Paszek 6 3 3 10   P Schnyder 77 5 6
    T Bacsinszky 1 6 6     T Bacsinszky 4 6 1
    E Bychkova 3 4   10   P Schnyder 6 4 6
10   P Schnyder 6 6  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   N Vaidišová 621  
Q   I Benešová 77 6   Q   I Benešová 6 6  
    A Rodionova 0 6 3     S Peng 4 3  
    S Peng 6 2 6 Q   I Benešová 3 3  
    G Voskoboeva 6 646     P Cetkovská 6 6  
WC   Y Fedossova 0 77 1     G Voskoboeva 5 3  
    P Cetkovská 6 6       P Cetkovská 7 6  
23   A Bondarenko 3 0       P Cetkovská 0 0  
30   C Wozniacki 6 6   2   A Ivanovic 6 6  
    Y Meusburger 0 2   30   C Wozniacki 6 6  
Q   A Yakimova 647 6 Q   A Yakimova 0 4  
    S-w Hsieh 77 5 4 30   C Wozniacki 4 1  
    S Klösel 1 1   2   A Ivanovic 6 6  
    L Šafářová 6 6       L Šafářová 1 2  
    S Arvidsson 2 5   2   A Ivanovic 6 6  
2   A Ivanovic 6 7  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ivanovic seals French Open title". BBC Sport. 7 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Ivanovic wins Serbian battle". The Age. 7 June 2008.
  3. ^ "French Open: Battling Ivanovic joins Safina in Roland Garros final". The Guardian. 5 June 2008.
  4. ^ "More comeback magic for Safina". Eurosport. 4 June 2008.
  5. ^ Serena dumped at Roland Garros - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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