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The 2010 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 114th 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 23 May through 6 June 2010.[1]

2010 French Open
2010 French Open poster.jpg
Date23 May – 6 June
Edition114th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Men's Doubles
Canada Daniel Nestor / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Boys' Singles
Argentina Agustín Velotti
Girls' Singles
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Boys' Doubles
Peru Duilio Beretta / Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
Girls' Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / United States Sloane Stephens
Legends Under 45 Doubles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
Women's Legends Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Legends Over 45 Doubles
Ecuador Andrés Gómez / 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 / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Australia Daniela Di Toro / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
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Roger Federer and Svetlana Kuznetsova were the defending champions. Federer lost to Robin Söderling in the quarterfinals, while Kuznetsova lost to Maria Kirilenko in the third round.

The 2010 French Open also featured the return of four-time champion Justine Henin, who retired immediately before the 2008 French Open, where she was the 3-time defending champion.

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Rafael Nadal defeated   Robin Söderling, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Nadal's 4th title of this year and the 40th of his career. It was his fifth win in six years at Roland Garros and his seventh Grand Slam men's singles victory.
  • Nadal reclaimed the No. 1 ATP ranking with this victory.
  • Nadal's victory also completed a historic 'Clay Slam' for Nadal, seeing him become the first person in history to win all Masters 1000 tournaments on clay (Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid), as well as the French Open, in the same calendar year.
  • This was the second time Nadal had won the French Open without dropping a set.

Women's singlesEdit

  Francesca Schiavone defeated   Samantha Stosur, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

  • Both Schiavone and Stosur were first-time Grand Slam finalists.
  • It was Schiavone's second title of the year, the fourth of her career, and her first major title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Daniel Nestor /   Nenad Zimonjić defeated   Lukáš Dlouhý /   Leander Paes, 7–5, 6–2

Women's doublesEdit

  Serena Williams /   Venus Williams defeated   Květa Peschke /   Katarina Srebotnik, 6–2, 6–3

  • The Williams sisters won their 12th Grand Slam doubles title and 2nd at the French Open. With this, they hold all Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously.
  • Also, they have won the career women's doubles golden slam for the second time in their respective careers.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Katarina Srebotnik /   Nenad Zimonjić defeated   Yaroslava Shvedova /   Julian Knowle, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]

  • Srebotnik and Zimonjić both won their fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Agustín Velotti defeated   Andrea Collarini, 6–4, 7–5

Girls' singlesEdit

  Elina Svitolina defeated   Ons Jabeur, 6–2, 7–5

  • Svitolina won her first Junior Grand Slam title.

Boys' doublesEdit

  Duilio Beretta /   Roberto Quiroz defeated   Facundo Argüello /   Agustín Velotti, 6–3, 6–2

  • Beretta and Quiroz win their first junior Grand Slam title in doubles.

Girls' doublesEdit

  Tímea Babos /   Sloane Stephens defeated   Lara Arruabarrena /   María Teresa Torró Flor, 6–2, 6–3

  • Babos and Stephens win their first junior Grand Slam title in doubles.

Other eventsEdit

Legends under 45 doublesEdit

  Yevgeny Kafelnikov /   Andriy Medvedev defeated   Goran Ivanišević /   Michael Stich, 6–1, 6–1

Legends over 45 doublesEdit

  John McEnroe /   Andrés Gómez defeated   Mansour Bahrami /   Henri Leconte, 6–1, 6–1

Women's Legends doublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Jana Novotná defeated   Iva Majoli /   Nathalie Tauziat, 6–4, 6–2

Wheelchair men's singlesEdit

  Shingo Kunieda defeated   Stefan Olsson, 6–4, 6–0

  • Kunieda won his tenth wheelchair Grand Slam singles title, and his fourth at the French Open.

Wheelchair women's singlesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Sharon Walraven, 6–0, 6–0

  • Vergeer won her 15th wheelchair Grand Slam singles title, and her fourth at the French Open.

Wheelchair men's doublesEdit

  Stéphane Houdet /   Shingo Kunieda defeated   Robin Ammerlaan /   Stefan Olsson, 6–0, 5–7, [10–8]

  • Houdet wins his fourth wheelchair Grand Slam doubles title and the first at French Open, and Kunieda wins his ninth wheelchair Grand Slam doubles title and second at French.

Wheelchair women's doublesEdit

  Daniela Di Toro /   Aniek van Koot defeated   Esther Vergeer /   Sharon Walraven, 3–6, 6–3, [10–4]

  • Di Toro and van Koot win their first wheelchair Grand Slam title in doubles.

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 17 May 2010. Rank and points before are as of 24 May 2010.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Roger Federer 10,030 2,000 360 8,390 Quarterfinals lost to   Robin Söderling [5]
2 2   Rafael Nadal 6,880 180 2,000 8,700 Champion, defeated   Robin Söderling [5]
3 3   Novak Djokovic 6,405 90 360 6,675 Quarterfinals lost to   Jürgen Melzer [22]
4 4   Andy Murray 5,565 360 180 5,385 Fourth round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [15]
5 7   Robin Söderling 4,755 1,200 1,200 4,755 Runner-up, lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
6 8   Andy Roddick 4,600 180 90 4,510 Third round lost to   Teymuraz Gabashvili [Q]
7 9   Fernando Verdasco 3,645 180 180 3,645 Fourth round lost to   Nicolás Almagro [19]
8 10   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,185 180 180 3,185 Fourth round retired against   Mikhail Youzhny [11]
9 11   David Ferrer 3,010 90 90 3,010 Third round lost to   Jürgen Melzer [22]
10 12   Marin Čilić 2,945 180 180 2,945 Fourth round lost to   Robin Söderling [5]
11 14   Mikhail Youzhny 2,375 45 360 2,690 Quarterfinals lost to   Tomáš Berdych [15]
12 13   Fernando González 2,385 720 45 1,710 Second round lost to   Alexandr Dolgopolov
13 15   Gaël Monfils 2,220 360 45 1,905 Second round lost to   Fabio Fognini
14 16   Ivan Ljubičić 2,140 10 90 2,220 Third round lost to   Thomaz Bellucci [24]
15 17   Tomáš Berdych 2,115 10 720 2,825 Semifinals lost to   Robin Söderling [5]
16 18   Juan Carlos Ferrero 2,050 45 90 2,095 Third round lost to   Robby Ginepri
17 19   John Isner 1,880 (45) 90 1,925 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [15]
18 22   Sam Querrey 1,675 10 10 1,675 First round lost to   Robby Ginepri
19 21   Nicolás Almagro 1,690 90 360 1,960 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
20 23   Stan Wawrinka 1,600 90 180 1,690 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [1]
21 26   Tommy Robredo 1,505 360 10 1,155 First round lost to   Viktor Troicki
22 27   Jürgen Melzer 1,495 90 720 2,125 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
23 28   Ernests Gulbis 1,494 45 10 1,459 First round lost to   Julien Benneteau
24 29   Thomaz Bellucci 1,482 10 180 1,652 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
25 30   Marcos Baghdatis 1,465 10 90 1,545 Fourth round lost to   Andy Murray [4]
26 25   Juan Mónaco 1,510 45 10 1,475 First round lost to   Grega Žemlja [Q]
27 31   Feliciano López 1,420 45 10 1,385 First round lost to   Julian Reister [Q]
28 33   Lleyton Hewitt 1,350 90 90 1,350 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
29 34   Albert Montañés 1,325 10 90 1,405 Third round lost to   Robin Söderling [5]
30 35   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,320 180 90 1,230 Third round lost to   Fernando Verdasco [7]
31 37   Victor Hănescu 1,160 180 90 1,070 Third round lost to   Novak Djokovic [3]
32 40   Guillermo García López 965 10 45 1,000 Second round lost to   Thiemo de Bakker

†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 18th best result deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
after
Withdrawal reason
5   Nikolay Davydenko 5,145 360 4,785 Wrist injury[2]
6   Juan Martín del Potro 5,115 720 4,395 Right wrist surgery[2]
20   Radek Štěpánek 1705 90 1,615 Fatigue
23   Tommy Haas 1,660 180 1,480 Right hip surgery[2]
32   Gilles Simon 1,395 90 1,305 Right knee injury[3]
36   Ivo Karlović 1,295 10 1,285 Right foot injury[4]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Serena Williams 8,475 500 500 8,475 Quarterfinals lost to   Samantha Stosur [7]
2 2   Venus Williams 6,386 160 280 6,506 Fourth round lost to   Nadia Petrova [19]
3 3   Caroline Wozniacki 5,630 160 500 5,970 Quarterfinals lost to   Francesca Schiavone [17]
4 4   Jelena Janković 5,160 280 900 5,780 Semifinals lost to   Samantha Stosur [7]
5 5   Elena Dementieva 4,830 160 900 5,570 Semifinals retired against   Francesca Schiavone [17]
6 6   Svetlana Kuznetsova 4,661 2,000 160 2,821 Third round lost to   Maria Kirilenko [30]
7 7   Samantha Stosur 4,405 900 1,400 4,905 Runner-up, lost to   Francesca Schiavone [17]
8 8   Agnieszka Radwańska 4,190 280 100 4,010 Second round lost to   Yaroslava Shvedova
9 9   Dinara Safina 4,156 1,400 5 2,761 First round lost to   Kimiko Date-Krumm
10 11   Victoria Azarenka 3,665 500 5 3,170 First round lost to   Gisela Dulko
11 12   Li Na 3,515 280 160 3,395 Third round lost to   Francesca Schiavone [17]
12 13   Maria Sharapova 3,350 500 160 3,010 Third round lost to   Justine Henin [22]
13 14   Marion Bartoli 3,186 100 160 3,246 Third round lost to   Shahar Pe'er [18]
14 15   Flavia Pennetta 3,175 5 280 3,450 Fourth round lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [3]
15 19   Aravane Rezaï 2,875 280 160 2,755 Third round lost to   Nadia Petrova [18]
16 16   Yanina Wickmayer 3,050 100 160 3,110 Third round lost to   Daniela Hantuchová [22]
17 17   Francesca Schiavone 2,995 5 2,000 4,990 Champion, defeated   Samantha Stosur [7]
18 18   Shahar Pe'er 2,895 0 280 3,175 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
19 20   Nadia Petrova 2,795 100 500 3,195 Quarterfinals lost to   Elena Dementieva [5]
20 21   María José Martínez Sánchez 2,635 160 5 2,480 First round lost to   Akgul Amanmuradova
21 22   Vera Zvonareva 2,625 0 100 2,725 Second round lost to   Anastasia Rodionova
22 23   Justine Henin 2,575 0 280 2,855 Fourth round lost to   Samantha Stosur [7]
23 26   Daniela Hantuchová 2,010 5 280 2,285 Fourth round lost to   Jelena Janković [4]
24 25   Lucie Šafářová 2,075 100 100 2,075 Second round lost to   Polona Hercog
25 24   Zheng Jie 2,325 100 100 2,325 Second round lost to   Anastasia Pivovarova [Q]
26 27   Dominika Cibulková 2,005 900 160 1,265 Third round lost to   Venus Williams [2]
27 31   Alona Bondarenko 1,700 5 160 1,855 Third round lost to   Jelena Janković [4]
28 28   Alisa Kleybanova 1,855 5 160 2,010 Third round lost to   Yaroslava Shvedova
29 29   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,850 160 160 1,850 Third round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
30 30   Maria Kirilenko 1,710 5 280 1,985 Fourth round lost to   Francesca Schiavone [17]
31 32   Alexandra Dulgheru 1,655 (30) 160 1,785 Third round lost to   Caroline Wozniacki [3]
32 35   Kateryna Bondarenko 1,570 160 100 1,510 Second round lost to   Aleksandra Wozniak

†The player did not qualify the tournament in 2009. Accordingly, this was the 16th best result deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
after
Withdrawal reason
10   Kim Clijsters 3,890 0 3,890 Left foot injury[2]

Wildcard entriesEdit

Protected rankingEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:

Qualifiers entriesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.

Point distributionEdit

Stage Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion 2000
Finals 1200 1400
Semifinals 720 900
Quarterfinals 360 500
Round of 16 180 280
Round of 32 90 160
Round of 64 45 0 100 5
Round of 128 10 5
Qualifier 25 60
Qualifying 3rd round 16 50
Qualifying 2nd round 8 40
Qualifying 1st round 0 2

Prize moneyEdit

All prize money is in Euros (€); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.

Media coverageEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Rafael Nadal's victory marked for the 5th consecutive year the No.2 seed has gone on to win the tournament. (Rafael Nadal in 2006,2007,2008 and 2010 and Roger Federer in 2009.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Site of the French Open". Association of Tennis Professionals. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kim Clijsters, Nikolay Davydenko Withdraw from French Open". Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Simon out of French Open, Kunitsyn in". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Karlovic withdraws from French Open". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Roland Garros TV schedule". Roland Garros. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.

External linksEdit


Preceded by
2010 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2010 Wimbledon