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The 2009 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 113th edition of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from May 24 through June 7, 2009.

2009 French Open
Roland Garros Poster 2009.jpg
Date24 May – 7 June
Edition113th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Men's Doubles
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý / India Leander Paes
Women's Doubles
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues / Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Mixed Doubles
United States Liezel Huber / United States Bob Bryan
Boys' Singles
Sweden Daniel Berta
Girls' Singles
France Kristina Mladenovic
Boys' Doubles
Croatia Marin Draganja / Croatia Dino Marcan
Girls' Doubles
Romania Elena Bogdan / Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Legends Under 45 Doubles
France Cédric Pioline / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Legends Over 45 Doubles
Sweden Anders Järryd / United States John McEnroe
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Stéphane Houdet / France Michaël Jeremiasz
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Korie Homan / Netherlands Esther Vergeer
← 2008 · French Open · 2010 →

Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanovic were the defending champions. Both failed to defend their titles, losing to Robin Söderling and Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round, respectively. Nadal's loss to Söderling was his first defeat in the tournament since debuting in 2005, and would remain his sole loss at the tournament until the 2015 French Open. Söderling proceeded to defeat Nikolay Davydenko and Fernando González on his way to the final, where he was defeated by Roger Federer. By winning the French Open, Federer equalled Pete Sampras' then-record of 14 Grand Slam titles, and completed his Career Grand Slam by winning the tournament; he had lost the previous three finals to Nadal. Svetlana Kuznetsova, the runner-up to Justine Henin-Hardenne in 2006, was the women's champion this year. She defeated World No. 1 Dinara Safina in the final, avenging a semi-final loss to the same opponent in 2008.

Notable storiesEdit

Rafael Nadal record winning streak, and loss to Robin SöderlingEdit

Entering the tournament, four-time champion Rafael Nadal was unbeaten in French Open singles matches, having won every match and tournament since his debut in 2005. His victory against Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili in the second round on May 27 was his 30th consecutive win, breaking the record for the longest French Open winning streak by a man or woman, held by Chris Evert, who won 29 consecutive matches. Nadal extended the record to 31 consecutive matches by beating Lleyton Hewitt on May 29.

In his fourth round match on May 31, Nadal was defeated by World No. 23 Robin Söderling in four sets, 2–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–7.[1][2] The upset result ended Nadal's French Open winning streak at 31 matches. Söderling had never previously reached the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament, and had never previously beaten Nadal in three attempts, although he had taken him to five sets at Wimbledon in 2007. Söderling proceeded to reach the final, defeating Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets and Fernando González in five sets before losing to Roger Federer in his first Grand Slam final appearance.

Of the upset result, former three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander stated that "Everybody's in a state of shock, I would think. At some point, Nadal was going to lose. But nobody expected it to happen today, and maybe not this year. Now it's a matter of: There's a tournament to be won."[3] Nadal would begin another streak the next year, and did not lose another match at the tournament until the 2015 French Open, when he lost to Novak Djokovic.

Maria Sharapova's comebackEdit

 
Maria Sharapova after her third round win against Yaroslava Shvedova.

After nearly a year out of the sport due to a serious shoulder injury which forced her to miss the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2008 US Open and her Australian Open title defence, Maria Sharapova, who started at World No. 53 by the time the entry list was released, then plummeted to as low as World No. 126 during her time away from the sport, entered the tournament ranked World No. 102 at the start of the tournament, and surprised many by reaching the quarter-finals, where she was defeated 6–0, 6–2 by Dominika Cibulková (Sharapova had to defend a match point at 0–6, 0–5 down). Sharapova, unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2003, had won all of her first four matches in three sets.

Federer's Career Grand SlamEdit

Roger Federer won the finals against Robin Söderling to finally win the French Open tournament for the first time in his career, after he was beaten in three previous finals by Nadal. With this win, he completed his career Grand Slam, titles in all four Grand Slam tournaments in his career. He became the third male player in the Open era (after Rod Laver and Andre Agassi) and sixth male player in tennis history overall to accomplish the feat.

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Day 1 (May 24)Edit

Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan became the first male winner at this year's French Open. French favourites Julie Coin and Mathieu Montcourt enjoyed safe passages through to the second round, but compatriot Mathilde Johansson was unable to use the crowd's advantage, falling to Vitalia Diatchenko 2–6, 6–2, 10–8. Lleyton Hewitt came from 2 tiebreak sets down, taking a third set tiebreak and eventually the match over the 26th seeded Croat Ivo Karlović, winning 6–7(1), 6–7(4), 7–6(4), 6–4, 6–3, to cause the first upset of a seed in the tournament. Karlovic set the new record for the greatest number of aces in the match, serving 55, but couldn't find a way to win.[4] French wildcard Josselin Ouanna came from two sets to one behind to defeat Marcel Granollers, 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 7–6(2), 6–1. However, Amélie Mauresmo lost to Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–4, 6–3, to add to her history of early-round exits at Roland Garros. However, seventh seed Gilles Simon recovered from a tight clash with Wayne Odesnik, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3. Former French Open champion Gastón Gaudio made a disappointing start to his grand slam comeback, losing in straight sets to Radek Štěpánek 6–3, 6–4, 6–1.

Matches on Main Courts[5]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Ana Ivanovic (8)   Sara Errani 7–6(3), 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round   Marat Safin (20)   Alexandre Sidorenko (WC) 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Gilles Simon (7)   Wayne Odesnik 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Amélie Mauresmo (16) 6–4, 6–3
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Vitalia Diatchenko (Q)   Mathilde Johansson 2–6, 6–2, 10–8
Men's Singles 1st Round   Fernando Verdasco (8)   Florent Serra 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Nadia Petrova (11)   Lauren Embree (WC) 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Andy Murray (3)   Juan Ignacio Chela 6–2, 6–2, 6–1

Day 2 (May 25)Edit

World number one and top seed Dinara Safina thrashed British Number one Anne Keothavong, 6–0, 6–0 in the first match on Philippe Chatrier, followed by ATP World Tour Champion and four-time defending champion, top seed Rafael Nadal defeating Brazilian qualifier Marcos Daniel 7–5, 6–4, 6–3. Second seed Roger Federer followed with a comfortable victory over Alberto Martín 6–4, 6–3, 6–2. Third seed Venus Williams struggled against Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but won 6–1, 4–6, 6–2. French wildcard Guillaume Rufin, who turned 19 on day 3, upset Eduardo Schwank, who reached the second week last year, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3 to the delight of French fans. However, fans were disappointed to see their Nicolas Devilder fall in five sets (despite holding a two sets to love lead) to seventeenth seed Stanislas Wawrinka, 6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4. More disappointment came when Romain Jouan, another wildcard, fell 6–2, 6–4, 6–2 to sixth seed Andy Roddick. However, more good news for American fans followed when Fed Cup heroine Alexa Glatch stunned Flavia Pennetta 6–1, 6–1, to advance to the second round. Kateryna Bondarenko upset Patty Schnyder, and 13th seed Marion Bartoli recovered in an all-French affair to beat Pauline Parmentier 3–6, 6–1, 6–3. Two more French wild cards fell as Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova defeated Irena Pavlovic and Australian Jarmila Groth beat Kinnie Laisné. Seeds Nikolay Davydenko, Robin Söderling, and Zheng Jie also advanced. Another of the day's upsets came at the hands Colombia's Mariana Duque Mariño, who beat former Top 5 player and 26th seeded Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, winning 3–6, 6–4, 6–4.

Matches on Main Courts[6]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Dinara Safina (1)   Anne Keothavong 6–0, 6–0
Men's Singles 1st Round   Rafael Nadal (1)   Marcos Daniel (Q) 7–5, 6–4, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round   Roger Federer (2)   Alberto Martín 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Marion Bartoli (13)   Pauline Parmentier 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Women's Singles 1st Round   Caroline Wozniacki (10)   Vera Dushevina 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Aravane Rezaï   Ai Sugiyama 6–3, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Venus Williams (3)   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Men's Singles 1st Round   Paul-Henri Mathieu (32)   Laurent Recouderc 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   Andy Roddick (6)   Romain Jouan (WC) 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 1st Round   Kateryna Bondarenko   Patty Schnyder (17) 6–4, 6–3

Day 3 (May 26)Edit

Serbs Jelena Janković and Novak Djoković had no problems in their first round matches, beating Petra Cetkovská and Nicolás Lapentti respectively. Serena Williams came through a tough tie – in which she squandered eight match points – against Czech Klára Zakopalová to win 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–4. All French seeds came through unscathed with victories for Marion Bartoli, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Paul-Henri Mathieu and Gaël Monfils. The United States' hopes of having a French Open champion took a big blow as James Blake and Mardy Fish both lost to Argentinian opponents. Fish lost to Máximo González 6–3, 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(4), and Blake, the highest seed to fall on Day 3, was beaten convincingly by Argentinian qualifier Leonardo Mayer 7–6(6), 7–5, 6–2. Number 27 seed Rainer Schüttler was comprehensively beaten by home favourite Marc Gicquel 6–0, 6–0, 6–4 and Chinese number 31 seed Peng Shuai was the only women's seed to go out, as she lost to Spain's María José Martínez Sánchez 1–6, 6–2, 6–4. There were victories for 10th seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki, former finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova, Olympic gold medallist Elena Dementieva and World No. 5 Juan Martín del Potro.

Matches on Main Courts[7]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Jelena Janković (5)   Petra Cetkovská 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 1st Round   Novak Djoković (4)   Nicolás Lapentti 6–3, 3–1 retired
Men's Singles 1st Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9)   Julien Benneteau 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Alizé Cornet (21) vs.   Maret Ani 6–4, 4–4 (suspended)
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 1st Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Claire Feuerstein 6–1, 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Gaël Monfils (11)   Bobby Reynolds 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 1st Round   Serena Williams (2)   Klára Zakopalová 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–4
Men's Singles 1st Round   Christophe Rochus vs.   Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 5–4 (suspended)

Day 4 (May 27)Edit

Day 4 saw the start of the second round matches in both the men's and women's draws. The first match up on Court Philippe Chatrier was world number 3 Andy Murray, who he faced Italian world number 104 Potito Starace. Murray was made to work hard, as Starace took control of the tie and levelled the match at one set all. At 5–1 in the third set, Murray worked his way back to reel of 6 games in a row, and went on the win 6–3, 2–6, 7–5, 6–4. World number 1 Dinara Safina was first up on Court Suzanne Lenglen, and made light work of Vitalia Diatchenko, winning 6–1, 6–1. Defending women's champion Ana Ivanovic also won comprehensively, beating Tamarine Tanasugarn to enter the third round. French tennis fans had reason to cheer as number 15 seed Alizé Cornet resumed her match from day 3, and beat Maret Ani 6–4, 7–5 to advance to the second round. Another Frenchwoman, Aravane Rezaï beat Slovenian qualifier Polona Hercog to book a tie with Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito in the third round, who beat number 15 seed Zheng Jie earlier in the day. Unseeded Maria Sharapova faced number 11 seed Nadia Petrova in her first match against a top 20 player since her 10-month absence from the tour due to injury. A gutsy Sharapova came through with a 3 sets victory, 8–6 in the third. Gilles Simon was the only seeded Frenchman playing on day 4, and made swift work of American Robert Kendrick 7–5, 6–0, 6–1. Defending champion Rafael Nadal made history by becoming the first person to win 30 consecutive matches at Roland Garros by beating Teymuraz Gabashvili. French wildcard Josselin Ouanna caused perhaps the biggest upset of the day by beating number 20 seed Marat Safin in an epic five set match, in which he won the final set 10–8.

The first matches of the doubles competition were played, with World No. 1 team Liezel Huber and Cara Black, Květa Peschke and Lisa Raymond, defending champions Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, and Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs were amongst the first to advance to the second round of the women's doubles.

On the men's side, defending champions Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna, Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes, Bruno Soares and Kevin Ullyett, and Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski all advanced to the second round. However, number 7 seeds Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi and number 10 seeds Marcelo Melo and André Sá suffered shock first-round defeats.

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[8]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Andy Murray (3)   Potito Starace 6–3, 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Women's Singles 1st Round   Alizé Cornet (21)   Maret Ani 6–4, 7–5
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Ana Ivanovic (8)   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Josselin Ouanna   Marat Safin (20) 7–6(2), 7–6(4), 4–6, 3–6, 10–8
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Venus Williams (3) VS.   Lucie Šafářová 6–7(5), 0–0 (suspended)
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Dinara Safina (1)   Vitalia Diatchenko 6–1, 6–1
Men's Singles 1st Round   Christophe Rochus   Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Gilles Simon (7)   Robert Kendrick 7–5, 6–0, 6–1
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Maria Sharapova   Nadia Petrova (11) 6–2, 1–6, 8–6
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Rafael Nadal (1)   Teymuraz Gabashvili 6–1, 6–4, 6–2

Day 5 (May 28)Edit

Day 5 got off to a slow start from a French perspective, as number 13 seed and home favourite Marion Bartoli succumbed to Tathiana Garbin of Italy in straight sets on Court Philippe Chatrier. And the day got worse for France as number 21 seed Alizé Cornet could not find her way past Romanian teenager Sorana Cîrstea. However, they did have some consolation, as Virginie Razzano navigated her way past Anabel Medina Garrigues, and booked a place in the third round to play Bartoli conqueror Garbin. On Court Suzanne Lenglen, Serb Jelena Janković had little problem in seeing off Slovakian opponent Magdaléna Rybáriková, 6–1, 6–2. Venus Williams was made to work very hard to make the third round, as she went the distance with Lucie Šafářová, narrowly winning the final set 7–5. There were also victories for Elena Dementieva, Agnieszka Radwańska, former finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2002 champion Serena Williams.

Meanwhile, in the men's draw, Roger Federer was first up on Court Philippe Chatrier as he faced clay court specialist José Acasuso. Roger narrowly won the first set 7–6(8) in a first set tie-break, but Acasuso was not ready to falter, and came back stronger in the second set and eventually winning 7–5. Acasuso continued to put up strong resistance and took Federer to a third set tie-break, however Federer was too strong and won, from thereon Federer had little problem dispatching Acasuso winning the match 7–6(8), 5–7, 7–6(2), 6–2. Federer's victory set him up with a third round tie with Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu. After disappointed from the French ladies, the men did not disappoint. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils and Jérémy Chardy and Marc Gicquel all advanced to the third round. No seeds were knocked out, as there were victories from number 5 seed Juan Martín del Potro, Andy Roddick and Tommy Robredo, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Igor Andreev and Jürgen Melzer.

There was only one shocking exit from the men's doubles on the day, as Jeff Coetzee and Jordan Kerr were knocked out by the hands of Jaroslav Levinský and Igor Zelenay. Bob and Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić, Rik de Voest and Ashley Fisher, and Łukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach all secured places in the second round of the doubles.

There no upsets in the women's doubles, as all seeds made safe progress through to the second round including Serena and Venus Williams, and Květa Peschke and Lisa Raymond.

On day 5, the mixed doubles got under way, which saw just one upset. Nenad Zimonjić and Yan Zi fell to the hands of Bruno Soares and Alisa Kleybanova. Cara Black and Leander Paes, Lisa Raymond and Marcin Matkowski, Nadia Petrova and Max Mirnyi, and Elena Vesnina and Daniel Nestor all advanced to the second round.

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[9]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Tathiana Garbin   Marion Bartoli (13) 6–3, 7–5
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Roger Federer (2)   José Acasuso 7–6(8), 5–7, 7–6(2), 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Serena Williams (2)   Virginia Ruano Pascual 6–2, 6–0
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Gaël Monfils (11)   Victor Crivoi 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Jelena Janković (5)   Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–1, 6–2
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Venus Williams (3)   Lucie Šafářová 6–7(5), 6–2, 7–5
Women's Singles 2nd Round   Sorana Cîrstea   Alizé Cornet (21) 6–3, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9)   Juan Mónaco 7–5, 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(8)

Day 6 (May 29)Edit

There were mixed French fortunes on Day 6. Aravane Rezaï beat Michelle Larcher de Brito to move into the fourth round. The newest French star, Josselin Ouanna, saw his run come to an end at the hands of 12th seeded Chilean Fernando González, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5. Following that, Gilles Simon, seeded 7th, suffered a collapse to 30th seed Victor Hănescu 6–4, 6–4, 6–2. Rafael Nadal, the four-time defending champion and World Number 1, looked in stellar form as he continued his undefeated run against Lleyton Hewitt, a former holder of the top ranking, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1. Stanislas Wawrinka was eliminated in four sets by tenth seeded Nikolay Davydenko, whilst Fernando Verdasco beat countryman Nicolás Almagro and Robin Söderling, the 23rd seed, set up a clash with Nadal by beating David Ferrer in four sets. Ágnes Szávay stunned third seed Venus Williams 6–0, 6–4, and Novak Djokovic beat Sergiy Stakhovsky. Additionally, defending champion Ana Ivanovic, Đoković's compatriot, advanced convincingly over Iveta Benešová, seeded 32nd, 6–0, 6–2. Andy Murray led Janko Tipsarević two sets to love before the Serb retired.

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[10]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Aravane Rezaï   Michelle Larcher de Brito 7–6(3), 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Fernando González (12)   Josselin Ouanna 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Rafael Nadal (1)   Lleyton Hewitt 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Maria Sharapova   Yaroslava Shvedova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Ana Ivanovic (8)   Iveta Benešová (32) 6–0, 6–2
Men's Singles 2nd Round   Novak Djoković (4)   Sergiy Stakhovsky 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Ágnes Szávay (29)   Venus Williams (3) 6–0, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Victor Hănescu (30)   Gilles Simon (7) 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Andy Murray (3)   Janko Tipsarević 7–6(3), 6–3 retired

Day 7 (May 30)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[11]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Samantha Stosur (30)   Elena Dementieva (4) 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Virginie Razzano   Tathiana Garbin 7–5, 7–5
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9)   Christophe Rochus 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Roger Federer (2)   Paul-Henri Mathieu (32) 4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Melinda Czink 6–1, 6–3
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Andy Roddick (6)   Marc Gicquel 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Men's Singles 3rd Round   Gaël Monfils (11)   Jürgen Melzer (24) 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles 3rd Round   Serena Williams (2)   María José Martínez Sánchez 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Day 8 (May 31)Edit

Day 8 saw Rafael Nadal lose his first ever match at French Open to Swede Robin Söderling, which ended his streak of 31 wins in a row at Roland Garros. Also out was defending women's champion Ana Ivanovic. Former world number 1 Maria Sharapova continued her miraculous run by defeating Li Na 6–4, 0–6, 6–4 to reach the quarterfinals, after returning from nine months away from the game. Nikolay Davydenko beat Fernando Verdasco to advance to the quarters with Söderling. Fernando González beat Victor Hănescu in straight sets to set up a quarterfinal with number four Andy Murray, a winner over Marin Čilić in tight but straight sets. World Number 1 Dinara Safina continued her dominant run of losing just 5 games all tournament against Aravane Rezaï, winning 6–1, 6–0.

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[12]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles 4th Round   Fernando González (12)   Victor Hănescu (30) 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round   Dinara Safina (1)   Aravane Rezaï 6–1, 6–0
Men's Singles 4th Round   Robin Söderling (23)   Rafael Nadal (1) 6–2, 6–7(2), 6–4, 7–6(2)
Women's Singles 4th Round   Maria Sharapova   Li Na (25) 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round   Dominika Cibulková (20)   Ágnes Szávay (29) 6–2, 6–4
Men's Singles 4th Round   Andy Murray (3)   Marin Čilić (13) 7–5, 7–6(4), 6–1
Women's Singles 4th Round   Victoria Azarenka (9)   Ana Ivanovic (8) 6–2, 6–3
Men's Singles 4th Round   Nikolay Davydenko (10)   Fernando Verdasco (8) 6–2, 6–2, 6–4

Day 9 (June 1)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[13]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round   Serena Williams (2)   Aleksandra Wozniak (24) 6–1, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th Round   Roger Federer (2)   Tommy Haas 6–7(4), 5–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
Men's Singles 4th Round   Juan Martín del Potro (5)   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9) 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–1, 6–4
Women's Singles 4th Round   Samantha Stosur (30)   Virginie Razzano 6–1, 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles 4th Round   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Agnieszka Radwańska (12) 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Men's Singles 4th Round   Tommy Robredo (16)   Philipp Kohlschreiber (29) 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(4), 6–2
Women's Singles 4th Round   Sorana Cîrstea   Jelena Janković (5) 3–6, 6–0, 9–7
Men's Singles 4th Round   Gaël Monfils (11)   Andy Roddick (6) 6–4, 6–2, 6–3

Day 10 (June 2)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[14]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinal   Dinara Safina (1)   Victoria Azarenka (9) 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
Men's Singles Quarterfinal   Fernando González (12)   Andy Murray (3) 6–3, 3–6, 6–0, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal   Nadia Petrova (4)
  Max Mirnyi (4)
  Nathalie Dechy
  Andy Ram
6–3, 6–1
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Quarterfinal   Robin Söderling (23)   Nikolay Davydenko (10) 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Women's Singles Quarterfinal   Dominika Cibulková (20)   Maria Sharapova 6–0, 6–2
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal   Su-wei Hsieh (9)
  Peng Shuai (9)
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Urszula Radwańska
2–6, 6–4, 7–5

Day 11 (June 3)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[15]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinal   Samantha Stosur (30)   Sorana Cîrstea 6–1, 6–3
Men's Singles Quarterfinal   Roger Federer (2)   Gaël Monfils (11) 7–6(6), 6–2, 6–4
Mixed Doubles Semifinal   Liezel Huber (1)
  Bob Bryan (1)
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Mark Knowles
6–2, 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Quarterfinal   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Serena Williams (2) 7–6(3), 5–7, 7–5
Men's Singles Quarterfinal   Juan Martín del Potro (5)   Tommy Robredo (16) 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

Day 12 (June 4)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[16]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Semifinal   Dinara Safina (1)   Dominika Cibulková (20) 6–3, 6–3
Women's Singles Semifinal   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Samantha Stosur (30) 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–3
Mixed Doubles Final   Liezel Huber (1)
  Bob Bryan (1)
  Vania King
  Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6(5), 10–7
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Under 45 Doubles   Pat Cash
  Emilio Sánchez
  Goran Ivanišević
  Michael Stich
6–3, 2–6, 10–5
Men's Doubles Semifinal   Wesley Moodie
  Dick Norman
  Bob Bryan (2)
  Mike Bryan (2)
0–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
Men's Doubles Semifinal   Lukáš Dlouhý (3)
  Leander Paes (3)
  Daniel Nestor (1)
  Nenad Zimonjić (1)
7–6(4), 7–6(5)
Legends Under 45 Doubles   Paul Haarhuis
  Cédric Pioline
  Sergi Bruguera
  Richard Krajicek
2–6, 7–6(4), 10–5
Legends Over 45 Doubles   Andrés Gómez
  Víctor Pecci
  Peter McNamara
  Ilie Năstase
6–2, 6–1

Day 13 (June 5)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[17]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Semifinal   Robin Söderling (23)   Fernando González (12) 6–3, 7–5, 5–7, 4–6, 6–4
Men's Singles Semifinal   Roger Federer (2)   Juan Martín del Potro (5) 3–6, 7–6(2), 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Over 45 Doubles   Anders Järryd
  John McEnroe
  John Fitzgerald
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–3
Legends Under 45 Doubles   Goran Ivanišević
  Michael Stich
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Thomas Muster
6–3, 7–5
Legends Over 45 Doubles   Mansour Bahrami
  Henri Leconte
  Andrés Gómez
  Víctor Pecci
6–4, 7–6(4)
Women's Doubles Final   Anabel Medina Garrigues (3)
  Virginia Ruano Pascual (3)
  Victoria Azarenka (12)
  Elena Vesnina (12)
6–1, 6–1

Day 14 (June 6)Edit

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[18]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Women's Singles Final   Svetlana Kuznetsova (7)   Dinara Safina (1) 6–4, 6–2
Men's Doubles Final   Lukáš Dlouhý (3)
  Leander Paes (3)
  Wesley Moodie
  Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Legends Under 45 Doubles   Sergi Bruguera
  Richard Krajicek
  Arnaud Boetsch
  Guy Forget
6–1, 7–6(2)
Legends Over 45 Doubles   Mikael Pernfors
  Mats Wilander
  John Fitzgerald
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–3
Legends Under 45 Doubles   Pat Cash
  Emilio Sánchez
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Thomas Muster
6–3, 7–5

Day 15 (June 7)Edit

The men's singles final was briefly interrupted as Jimmy Jump carrying a FC Barcelona banner ran onto the court during the second set, running around Roger Federer and even putting a cap on him, then jumping over the net before being taken out by security. This is the first time this has ever happened at the French Open, however the occurrence did not seem to throw off Federer, as he won the set, and eventually the match. Federer also completed a career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles after winning the French Open.[19]

Schedule of play

Matches on Main Courts[20]
Matches on Court Philippe Chatrier (Center Court)
Event Winner Loser Score
Men's Singles Final   Roger Federer (2)   Robin Söderling (23) 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4
Matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen (Grandstand)
Event Winner Loser Score
Boys' Singles Final   Daniel Berta   Gianni Mina (11) 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Girls' Singles Final   Kristina Mladenovic (9)   Daria Gavrilova 6–3, 6–2

FinalsEdit

 
Federer completed a career Grand Slam and won his 14th career slam tournament tying Pete Sampras for all-time grand slams by winning the 2009 French Open.

Men's singlesEdit

  Roger Federer[21] defeated   Robin Söderling, 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4

  • It was Federer's 2nd title of the year, and his 59th overall. It was his 14th career Grand Slam title (tying the all-time record set by Pete Sampras) and his 1st French Open title. In winning the French Open, Federer completed the career grand slam.

Women's singlesEdit

  Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated   Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Kuznetsova's 2nd title of the year, and her 11th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Lukáš Dlouhý /   Leander Paes defeated   Wesley Moodie /   Dick Norman, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

  • It was Dlouhý's 1st career Grand Slam title.
  • It was Paes' 5th career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd at the French Open.

Women's doublesEdit

  Anabel Medina /   Virginia Ruano Pascual defeated   Victoria Azarenka /   Elena Vesnina, 6–1, 6–1

  • It was Medina's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) at the French Open.
  • It was Ruano Pascual's 10th career Grand Slam title, and her 6th at the French Open.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Liezel Huber /   Bob Bryan defeated   Vania King /   Marcelo Melo, 5–7, 7–6(5), 10–7

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Daniel Berta defeated   Gianni Mina, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Girls' singlesEdit

  Kristina Mladenovic defeated   Daria Gavrilova, 6–3, 6–2

Boys' doublesEdit

  Marin Draganja /   Dino Marcan defeated   Guilherme Clezar /   Huang Liang-chi, 6–3, 6–2

Girls' doublesEdit

  Elena Bogdan /   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn defeated   Tímea Babos /   Heather Watson, 3–6, 6–3, 10–8

Other eventsEdit

Legends under 45 doublesEdit

  Paul Haarhuis /   Cédric Pioline defeated   Pat Cash /   Emilio Sánchez, 6–3, 6–4

Legends over 45 doublesEdit

  Anders Järryd /   John McEnroe defeated   Mansour Bahrami /   Henri Leconte, 7–6(2), 6–1

Wheelchair men's singlesEdit

  Shingo Kunieda defeated   Stéphane Houdet, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Wheelchair women's singlesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Korie Homan, 6–2, 7–5

Wheelchair men's doublesEdit

  Stéphane Houdet /   Michaël Jeremiasz defeated   Robin Ammerlaan /   Maikel Scheffers, 6–2, 7–5

Wheelchair women's doublesEdit

  Korie Homan /   Esther Vergeer defeated   Annick Sevenans /   Aniek van Koot, 6–2, 6–3

SeedsEdit

Withdrawals: David Nalbandian, Richard Gasquet, Katarina Srebotnik, Vera Zvonareva.

Wildcard entriesEdit

Qualifiers entriesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Media coverageEdit

In the US, coverage was provided by The Tennis Channel. In France, the French Open is broadcast live by France Télévisions and Eurosport. In the UK and Republic of Ireland it is broadcast live by BBC and Eurosport, Irish viewers can also watch live on TG4. In Switzerland it is broadcast live by SF, Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana and Télévision Suisse Romande. In Serbia, it is broadcast live by RTS and Eurosport. In Sweden (Robin Söderling's home country), it is broadcast live by Eurosport and SVT also broadcast the men's final live.

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
2009 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2009 Wimbledon