2009 Open GDF Suez

The 2009 Open GDF Suez was a women's professional tennis tournament played on indoor hardcourts. It was the 17th edition of the Open GDF Suez (formerly known as the Open Gaz de France) and was a Premier tournament on the 2009 WTA Tour. It took place at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France from 9 February until 15 February 2009.

2009 Open GDF Suez
Date9–15 February
Edition17th
CategoryPremier
Draw32S / 16D
SurfaceHard / indoor
LocationParis, France
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin
Champions
Singles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber
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The top three seeds were Serena Williams, the 2009 Australian Open singles champion and twice the winner of this event, Jelena Janković, a former World No. 1, and Elena Dementieva, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in singles and a 2009 Australian Open semifinalist. Agnieszka Radwańska, home favourite Alizé Cornet, Patty Schnyder, Anabel Medina Garrigues, and two-time champion Amélie Mauresmo also played this event.

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Maria Sharapova was initially set to make her season debut here after sitting out several months with a shoulder injury. However, she eventually withdrew. She was replaced by Jelena Janković.[1] Katarina Srebotnik also withdrew from the event with an ongoing injury.

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Serena Williams   United States 1 1
Jelena Janković   Serbia 3 2
Elena Dementieva   Russia 4 3
Agnieszka Radwańska   Poland 10 4
Alizé Cornet   France 13 5
Patty Schnyder   Switzerland 16 6
Anabel Medina Garrigues   Spain 20 7
Amélie Mauresmo   France 24 8
  • Rankings as of February 9, 2009.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Prize money & pointsEdit

The total prize money for the tournament was US$700,000, upgraded from the previous year's US$600,000.

Total prize money: $700,000[2]

Round Singles Doubles
Prize money ($) WTA Ranking points Prize money ($) WTA Ranking points
Winner 107,000 470 34,000 470
Finalist 56,000 320 17,800 320
Semifinal 30,000 200 9,400 200
Quarterfinal 15,925 120 4,950 120
Round of 16 8,950 60 2,650 1
Round of 32 4,580 1 - -
Qualified - 20 - -
Qualifying 3rd Round 2,460 12 - -
Qualifying 2nd Round 1,320 8 - -
Qualifying 1sf Round 700 1 - -

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Amélie Mauresmo defeated   Elena Dementieva 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-4

  • It was Mauresmo's only title of the year and 25th and last of her career. It was her 3rd win at the event, also winning in 2001 and 2006.

DoublesEdit

  Cara Black /   Liezel Huber defeated   Květa Peschke /   Lisa Raymond 6–4, 3–6, [10–4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jelena Janković: Last Minute Replacement". opengdfsuez.com. 2009-02-06. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  2. ^ "Prize Money". opengdfsuez.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-12.

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