2011 French Open – Women's Singles

Li Na defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final, 6–4, 7–6(7–0) to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2011 French Open. Li Na became the first Asian and Chinese Major singles champion.[1]

Women's Singles
2011 French Open
ChampionChina Li Na
Runner-upItaly Francesca Schiavone
Final score6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters were in contention for the WTA No. 1 singles ranking. Wozniacki retained the top ranking after Clijsters lost in the second round, despite herself losing in the third round.[2] This was the first time in the Open Era that neither of the top two seeds progressed past the third round of a Major.[3]

This was the first French Open since 1996 where neither Venus Williams nor Serena Williams participated. It was also the only Major between the 2003 US Open and the 2021 US Open where neither of the Williams sisters participated.[4]

This was also the first Major that future world No. 3, US Open champion, and French Open finalist Sloane Stephens competed in; she was defeated by Elena Baltacha in the first round.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
  2.   Kim Clijsters (Second round)
  3.   Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
  4.   Victoria Azarenka (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Francesca Schiavone (Final)
  6.   Li Na (Champion)
  7.   Maria Sharapova (Semifinals)
  8.   Samantha Stosur (Third round)
  9.   Petra Kvitová (Fourth round)
  10.   Jelena Janković (Fourth round)
  11.   Marion Bartoli (Semifinals)
  12.   Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
  13.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Andrea Petkovic (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Kaia Kanepi (Third round)
  17.   Julia Görges (Third round)
  18.   Flavia Pennetta (First round)
  19.   Shahar Pe'er (First round)
  20.   Ana Ivanovic (First round)
  21.   Yanina Wickmayer (Third round)
  22.   Dominika Cibulková (First round)
  23.   Alisa Kleybanova (Withdrew due to illness)
  24.   Jarmila Gajdošová (Third round)
  25.   Maria Kirilenko (Fourth round)
  26.   Nadia Petrova (First round)
  27.   Alexandra Dulgheru (Second round)
  28.   Daniela Hantuchová (Fourth round)
  29.   Peng Shuai (Third round, retired due to illness)
  30.   Roberta Vinci (Third round)
  31.   Klára Zakopalová (First round)
  32.   Tsvetana Pironkova (Second round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
13   Svetlana Kuznetsova 644  
11   Marion Bartoli 77 6  
11   Marion Bartoli 3 3  
5   Francesca Schiavone 6 6  
14   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6 5 5
5   Francesca Schiavone 1 7 7
5   Francesca Schiavone 4 60 
6   Li Na 6 77  
6   Li Na 7 6  
4   Victoria Azarenka 5 2  
6   Li Na 6 7  
7   Maria Sharapova 4 5  
7   Maria Sharapova 6 6  
15   Andrea Petkovic 0 3  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   C Wozniacki 6 6  
    K Date-Krumm 0 2   1   C Wozniacki 6 78  
    J Namigata 1 1   Q   A Wozniak 3 66 
Q   A Wozniak 6 6   1   C Wozniacki 1 3  
    C McHale 77 2 7 28   D Hantuchová 6 6  
    S Errani 646 9     S Errani 1 2  
    S Zhang 3 3   28   D Hantuchová 6 6  
28   D Hantuchová 6 6   28   D Hantuchová 78 3 2
19   S Pe'er 641   13   S Kuznetsova 666 6
    MJ Martínez Sánchez 77 6       MJ Martínez Sánchez 6 3 3
    R Marino 6 6       R Marino 2 6 6
    K Bondarenko 3 3       R Marino 0 4  
    A Rezaï 3 3   13   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
    I-C Begu 6 6       I-C Begu 1 1  
    M Rybáriková 2 3   13   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
13   S Kuznetsova 6 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   M Bartoli 1 6 6
    A Tatishvili 6 2 1 11   M Bartoli 6 616
    A Szávay 4 6 4 Q   O Govortsova 4 77 2
Q   O Govortsova 6 4 6 11   M Bartoli 3 6 6
    K Flipkens 1 1   17   J Görges 6 2 4
    L Šafářová 6 6       L Šafářová 6 5 2
    M Johansson 1 4   17   J Görges 2 7 6
17   J Görges 6 6   11   M Bartoli 7 1  
32   T Pironkova 7 6       G Dulko 5 0r 
WC   C Dellacqua 5 3   32   T Pironkova 4 2  
    G Dulko 6 6       G Dulko 6 6  
WC   I Falconi 3 4       G Dulko 6 1 6
    A Kudryavtseva 2 1   8   S Stosur 4 6 3
    S Halep 6 6       S Halep 0 2  
    I Benešová 2 3   8   S Stosur 6 6  
8   S Stosur 6 6  

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   V Zvonareva 6 6  
    L Domínguez Lino 3 3   3   V Zvonareva 4 7 7
Q   S Lisicki 6 6   Q   S Lisicki 6 5 5
    A Amanmuradova 0 4   3   V Zvonareva 6 6  
    A Kerber 6 3 1     A Rodionova 2 3  
    E Gallovits-Hall 2 6 6     E Gallovits-Hall 1 4  
    A Rodionova 656 6     A Rodionova 6 6  
26   N Petrova 77 3 4 3   V Zvonareva 646 2
LL   A Pivovarova 3 0   14   A Pavlyuchenkova 77 2 6
Q   N Llagostera Vives 6 6   Q   N Llagostera Vives 6 6  
    R Voráčová 4 2       A Cornet 0 2  
    A Cornet 6 6   Q   N Llagostera Vives 6 3 3
    S Bammer 1 5   14   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 6 6
Q   M Barthel 6 7   Q   M Barthel 0 65 
    Y Shvedova 5 3   14   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 77  
14   A Pavlyuchenkova 7 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   J Janković 6 6  
    A Bondarenko 3 1   10   J Janković 6 6  
    J Dokić 6 3 2     V Dushevina 3 2  
    V Dushevina 4 6 6 10   J Janković 6 6  
    A Parra Santonja 6 653     B Mattek-Sands 2 2  
    B Mattek-Sands 2 77 6     B Mattek-Sands 6 2 6
    V Lepchenko 6 2 6     V Lepchenko 3 6 3
18   F Pennetta 3 6 3 10   J Janković 3 6 4
29   S Peng 6 6   5   F Schiavone 6 2 6
    T Paszek 3 2   29   S Peng 7 6  
WC   O Sanchez 0 1       P Hercog 5 1  
    P Hercog 6 6   29   S Peng 3 2r 
    A Keothavong 6 654 5   F Schiavone 6 1  
    V Dolonc 3 77 6     V Dolonc 1 2  
    M Oudin 2 0   5   F Schiavone 6 6  
5   F Schiavone 6 6  

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   N Li 6 666
    B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 78 3 6   N Li 6 7  
Q   S Soler Espinosa 4 6 6 Q   S Soler Espinosa 4 5  
    E Vesnina 6 3 4 6   N Li 6 6  
    P Schnyder 1 3       S Cîrstea 2 2  
    S Cîrstea 6 6       S Cîrstea 6 7  
    L Pous Tió 3 4   27   A Dulgheru 2 5  
27   A Dulgheru 6 6   6   N Li 2 6 6
22   D Cibulková 712 3 2 9   P Kvitová 6 1 3
    V King 6106 6     V King 4 6 6
    E Baltacha 7 6       E Baltacha 6 1 4
Q   S Stephens 5 2       V King 4 2  
    S Záhlavová 4 3   9   P Kvitová 6 6  
    J Zheng 6 6       J Zheng 4 1  
    G Arn 2 1   9   P Kvitová 6 6  
9   P Kvitová 6 6  

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   K Kanepi 7 6  
    S Arvidsson 5 1   16   K Kanepi 6 6  
WC   S Foretz Gacon 661   Q   H Watson 1 3  
Q   H Watson 78 6   16   K Kanepi 4 5  
    E Makarova 6 3 6     E Makarova 6 7  
    R Oprandi 4 6 0     E Makarova 6 77  
    J Larsson 77 0 6     J Larsson 3 65 
20   A Ivanovic 636 2     E Makarova 2 3  
30   R Vinci 6 3 6 4   V Azarenka 6 6  
    A Brianti 3 6 3 30   R Vinci 6 6  
    E Rodina 3 6 6 WC   I Brémond 3 4  
WC   I Brémond 6 4 8 30   R Vinci 3 2  
WC   P Parmentier 77 6   4   V Azarenka 6 6  
    K Pervak 654   WC   P Parmentier 0 1  
    A Hlaváčková 3 3   4   V Azarenka 6 6  
4   V Azarenka 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   M Sharapova 6 6  
    M Lučić 3 0   7   M Sharapova 3 6 6
    Z Ondrášková 3 4   WC   C Garcia 6 4 0
WC   C Garcia 6 6   7   M Sharapova 6 6  
    J Craybas 6 6   Q   Y-j Chan 2 3  
Q   E Daniilidou 3 3       J Craybas 1 4  
Q   Y-j Chan 7 6   Q   Y-j Chan 6 6  
31   K Zakopalová 5 1   7   M Sharapova 77 7  
21   Y Wickmayer 6 6   12   A Radwańska 645  
    M Niculescu 0 3   21   Y Wickmayer 6 7  
WC   K Mladenovic 6 4 5     A Morita 4 5  
    A Morita 2 6 7 21   Y Wickmayer 4 4  
    S Mirza 6 6   12   A Radwańska 6 6  
    K Barrois 3 3       S Mirza 2 4  
  P Mayr-Achleitner 1 2   12   A Radwańska 6 6  
12   A Radwańska 6 6  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Petkovic 6 77  
    B Jovanovski 4 63  15   A Petkovic 77 6  
    A Sevastova 3 7 1     L Hradecká 622  
    L Hradecká 6 5 6 15   A Petkovic 6 4 6
Q   C Dentoni 5 5   24   J Gajdošová 2 6 3
    A Medina Garrigues 7 7       A Medina Garrigues 644  
    V Razzano 3 1   24   J Gajdošová 77 6  
24   J Gajdošová 6 6   15   A Petkovic 6 2 6
25   M Kirilenko 78 6   25   M Kirilenko 2 6 4
    C Vandeweghe 662   25   M Kirilenko 6 6  
PR   V Kutuzova 3 6 2     C Scheepers 1 4  
    C Scheepers 6 4 6 25   M Kirilenko 6 6  
Q   M Erakovic 6 4 4     A Rus 1 1  
    A Rus 2 6 6     A Rus 3 7 6
    A Yakimova 2 3   2   K Clijsters 6 5 1
2   K Clijsters 6 6  

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Li   Schiavone
1st serve % 53/69 (77%) 45/70 (64%)
1st serve points won 37 of 53 = 70% 32 of 45 = 71%
2nd serve points won 11 of 16 = 69% 11 of 25 = 44%
Total service points won 48 of 69 = 69.57% 43 of 70 = 61.43%
Aces 3 0
Double faults 1 0
Winners 31 12
Unforced errors 24 17
Net points won 10 of 11 = 91% 6 of 13 = 46%
Break points converted 2 of 8 = 25% 1 of 2 = 50%
Return points won 27 of 70 = 39% 21 of 69 = 30%
Total points won 75 64
Source

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Li Na Dethrones Schiavone at French Open". New York Times. 4 June 2011. Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Clijsters crashes out of French Open". CNN.com. 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "No. 1 Wozniacki, Still Seeking First Major, Is Ousted". The New York Times. 27 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Venus Williams withdraws from French Open". BBC Sport. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

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