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The 2010 Italian Open[1] (also known as the 2010 Rome Masters[2][3] and sponsored title 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia) was a tennis tournament, being played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. It was the 67th edition of the event and was classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2010 ATP World Tour and a Premier 5 event on the 2010 WTA Tour. The men's event took place from April 24 to May 2, 2010 while the women's event took place from April 30 to May 8, 2010.

2010 Italian Open
DateApril 24 – May 2 (men)
April 30 – May 8 (women)
Edition67th
SurfaceClay / Outdoor
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez[1]
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Argentina Gisela Dulko / Italy Flavia Pennetta
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ATP entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Roger Federer    Switzerland 1 1
Novak Djokovic   Serbia 2 2
Rafael Nadal   Spain 3 3
Andy Murray   Great Britain 5 4
Robin Söderling   Sweden 8 5
Fernando Verdasco   Spain 9 6
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   France 10 7
Marin Čilić   Croatia 11 8
Mikhail Youzhny   Russia 13 9
Tomáš Berdych   Czech Republic 14 10
Ivan Ljubičić   Croatia 15 11
Juan Carlos Ferrero   Spain 16 12
David Ferrer   Spain 17 13
John Isner   United States 22 14
Sam Querrey   United States 23 15
Juan Mónaco   Argentina 24 16
  • Rankings are as of April 19, 2010.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following player received special exempt into the main draw:

The following players received entry via qualifying:

The following player received the lucky loser spot:

WithdrawalsEdit

The following notable players withdrew from the event:

WTA EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Serena Williams   United States 1 1
Caroline Wozniacki   Denmark 2 2
Dinara Safina   Russia 3 3
Venus Williams   United States 4 4
Svetlana Kuznetsova   Russia 5 5
Elena Dementieva   Russia 6 6
Jelena Janković   Serbia 7 7
Agnieszka Radwańska   Poland 8 8
Victoria Azarenka   Belarus 9 9
Samantha Stosur   Australia 10 10
Yanina Wickmayer   Belgium 12 11
Flavia Pennetta   Italy 15 12
Francesca Schiavone   Italy 17 13
Nadia Petrova   Russia 18 14
Vera Zvonareva   Russia 19 15
Shahar Pe'er   Israel 20 16
  • Rankings are as of April 19, 2010.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry via qualifying:

The following player received the lucky loser spot:

WithdrawalsEdit

The following notable player withdrew from the event:

ChampionsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Rafael Nadal def.   David Ferrer, 7–5, 6–2

  • It was Nadal's second title of the year and 38th of his career. It was his 5th win at Rome, also winning in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
  • Nadal tied Andre Agassi's record of most Masters victories, 17 in total.

Women's singlesEdit

  María José Martínez Sánchez def.   Jelena Janković, 7–6(5), 7–5

  • It was Martínez Sánchez' first title of the year and 3rd of her career.
  • Martínez Sánchez was the first Spaniard to make the final since Conchita Martínez in 1997.

Men's doublesEdit

  Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan def.   John Isner /   Sam Querrey, 6–2, 6–3

Women's doublesEdit

  Gisela Dulko /   Flavia Pennetta def.   Nuria Llagostera Vives /   María José Martínez Sánchez, 6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Martinez Sanchez beats Jankovic to win Italian Open". BBC Sport. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Roddick pulls out of Rome Masters". ESPN. Associated Press. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer to claim a fifth Rome Masters". The Guardian. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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