The 2011 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 115th 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 22 May to 5 June 2011.
Rafael Nadal successfully defended his 2010 title, defeating rival Roger Federer in the final to win his sixth French Open title. Francesca Schiavone was narrowly unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated by Li Na in the final. Li became the first female Asian to win a Grand Slam singles title.
The 2011 French Open was the one hundred and tenth edition of the French Open. It was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2011 ATP World Tour and the 2011 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments. There were also singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category. The tournament was played on clay courts. The tournament took place over a series of twenty courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.
Senior ranking pointsEdit
Junior ranking pointsEdit
Below is a table charting the points that are available to the boys and girls in boy singles and doubles play.
|Stage||Boys Singles||Boys Doubles||Girls Singles||Girls Doubles|
|Round of 16||50||30||50||30|
|Round of 32||30||–||30||–|
|Qualifier who loses in first round||25||25|
|Qualifying Final Round||20||20|
Wheelchair ranking pointsEdit
|Stage||Men's Singles||Men's Doubles||Women's Singles||Women's Doubles|
Prize money and pointsEdit
The total amount of prize money available for the 2011 tournament was €17,520,000. The prize money breakdown was as follows:
|Mixed Doubles||Prize money*||€100,000||€50,000||€25,000||€13,000||-||-||€7,000||€3,500||-||-||-|
* per team
- In the final, Nadal won his sixth French Open title with a victory over the world number three to hold his title. It was Nadal's third title of the year and 46th of his career. It was the first slam he had won this year and the tenth of his career.
- In the final Li Na played the defending champion Francesca Schiavone and won in straight sets. In the final tiebreak game Li won 7–0. It was Li's 2nd title of the year and 5th of her career. Li became the first Chinese and the first Asian winner of a singles Grand Slam tennis tournament. It was Li's second Grand Slam final, after she reached the final of the 2011 Australian Open. After her victory Li Na said that "everyone in China will be so excited".
- Mirnyi and Nestor both won their third French Open men's doubles title; Mirnyi won his fifth Grand Slam men's doubles title, and Nestor his seventh.
- Hlaváčková and Hradecká both won their first Grand Slam title.
- Dellacqua and Lipsky both won their first Grand Slam title.
- Fratangelo won his first junior Grand Slam title. He is the first American to win the junior title since John McEnroe's junior title in 1977.
- Jabeur won her first junior Grand Slam title.
- Artunedo and Carballes both won their first junior Grand Slam title.
- Khromacheva won her first junior Grand Slam doubles title, and Zanevska won her second.
Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit
- Scheffers won his first Grand Slam title.
Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit
- Vergeer won her fifth consecutive French Open singles title and her 18th Grand Slam singles title.
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
- Kunieda won his third French Open doubles title, and tenth Grand Slam doubles title.
- Peifer won his first Grand Slam title.
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
- Vergeer won her fourth French Open doubles title, and 17th Grand Slam doubles title.
- Walraven won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title.
Legends Under 45 DoublesEdit
Legends Over 45 DoublesEdit
Women's Legends DoublesEdit
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 16 May 2011 and the Points are as of 23 May 2011. For the first time since the 2006 French Open, the top four seeds all made it to the semifinals.
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points defending||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Rafael Nadal||Champion, defeated Roger Federer |
|2||2||Novak Djokovic||Semifinal lost to Roger Federer |
|3||3||Roger Federer||Runner-Up, lost to Rafael Nadal |
|4||4||Andy Murray||Semifinal lost to Rafael Nadal |
|5||5||Robin Söderling||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|6||6||Tomáš Berdych||First round lost to Stéphane Robert|
|7||7||David Ferrer||Fourth round lost to Gaël Monfils |
|8||8||Jürgen Melzer||Second round lost to Lukáš Rosol|
|9||9||Gaël Monfils||Quarterfinals lost to Roger Federer |
|10||10||Mardy Fish||Third round lost to Gilles Simon |
|11||12||Nicolás Almagro||First round lost Łukasz Kubot|
|12||13||Mikhail Youzhny||Third round lost to Albert Montañés|
|13||14||Richard Gasquet||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|14||15||Stanislas Wawrinka||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|15||16||Viktor Troicki||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|16||17||Fernando Verdasco||Third round lost to Ivan Ljubičić|
|17||18||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Third round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|18||19||Gilles Simon||Fourth round lost to Robin Söderling |
|19||20||Marin Čilić||First round lost to Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo|
|20||21||Florian Mayer||Second round lost to Alejandro Falla|
|21||23||Alexandr Dolgopolov||Third round lost to Viktor Troicki |
|22||24||Michaël Llodra||First round lost to Steve Darcis|
|23||25||Thomaz Bellucci||Third round lost to Richard Gasquet |
|24||26||Sam Querrey||Second round lost to Ivan Ljubičić|
|25||27||Juan Martín del Potro||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|26||28||Milos Raonic||First round lost to Michael Berrer|
|27||29||Marcos Baghdatis||Second round vs Leonardo Mayer|
|28||30||Nikolay Davydenko||Second round lost to Antonio Veić|
|29||32||Janko Tipsarević||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|30||33||Guillermo García-López||Third round lost to Fabio Fognini|
|31||34||Sergiy Stakhovsky||Third round lost to David Ferrer |
|32||35||Kevin Anderson||Second round lost to Juan Ignacio Chela|
|Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|11||Andy Roddick||right shoulder injury|
|31||Tommy Robredo||Left leg Injury|
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Caroline Wozniacki||Third round lost to Daniela Hantuchová |
|2||2||Kim Clijsters||Second round lost to Arantxa Rus|
|3||3||Vera Zvonareva||Fourth round lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |
|4||4||Victoria Azarenka||Quarterfinals lost to Li Na |
|5||5||Francesca Schiavone||Runner-up, lost to Li Na |
|6||6||Li Na||Champion, defeated Francesca Schiavone |
|7||7||Maria Sharapova||Semifinal lost to Li Na |
|8||8||Samantha Stosur||Third round lost to Gisela Dulko|
|9||9||Petra Kvitová||Fourth round lost to Li Na |
|10||10||Jelena Janković||Fourth round lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|11||11||Marion Bartoli||Semifinal lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|12||12||Agnieszka Radwańska||Fourth round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|13||13||Svetlana Kuznetsova||Quarterfinals lost to Marion Bartoli |
|14||14||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Quarterfinals lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|15||15||Andrea Petkovic||Quarterfinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|16||16||Kaia Kanepi||Third round lost to Ekaterina Makarova|
|17||18||Julia Görges||Third round lost to Marion Bartoli |
|18||19||Flavia Pennetta||First round lost to Varvara Lepchenko|
|19||20||Shahar Pe'er||First round lost to María José Martínez Sánchez|
|20||21||Ana Ivanovic||First round lost to Johanna Larsson|
|21||22||Yanina Wickmayer||Third round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|22||23||Dominika Cibulková||First round lost Vania King|
|24||25||Jarmila Gajdošová||Third round lost to Andrea Petkovic |
|25||26||Maria Kirilenko||Fourth round lost to Andrea Petkovic |
|26||27||Nadia Petrova||First round lost to Anastasia Rodionova|
|27||28||Alexandra Dulgheru||Second round lost to Sorana Cîrstea|
|28||30||Daniela Hantuchová||Fourth round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova |
|29||31||Peng Shuai||Third round lost to Francesca Schiavone |
|30||32||Roberta Vinci||Third round lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|31||33||Klára Zakopalová||First round lost to Chan Yung-jan|
|32||34||Tsvetana Pironkova||Second round lost to Gisela Dulko|
|Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|17||Serena Williams||Pulmonary embolism|
|29||Venus Williams||hip injury|
Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws.
Mixed doubles wildcard entriesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
Men's singles qualifiers entriesEdit
The following players received entry from a lucky loser spot:
Women's singles qualifiers entriesEdit
The following player received entry from a lucky loser spot:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.
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