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The 2012 French Open (also known as Roland Garros, after the famous French aviator) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 116th edition of the French Open, and took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 27 May until 11 June 2012.[1]

2012 French Open
French Open 2012.png
Date27 May – 11 June
Edition116th
CategoryGrand Slam tournament (ITF)
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Attendance430,093
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Russia Maria Sharapova
Men's Doubles
Belarus Max Mirnyi / Canada Daniel Nestor
Women's Doubles
Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles
India Sania Mirza / India Mahesh Bhupathi
Boys' Singles
Belgium Kimmer Coppejans
Girls' Singles
Germany Annika Beck
Boys' Doubles
Australia Andrew Harris / Australia Nick Kyrgios
Girls' Doubles
Russia Daria Gavrilova / Russia Irina Khromacheva
Legends Under 45 Doubles
Spain Albert Costa / Spain Carlos Moyá
Women's Legends Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport / Switzerland Martina Hingis
Legends Over 45 Doubles
United States John McEnroe / United States Patrick McEnroe
Wheelchair Men's Singles
France Stéphane Houdet
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
France Frédéric Cattaneo / Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Marjolein Buis / Netherlands Esther Vergeer
← 2011 · French Open · 2013 →

Rafael Nadal won the tournament for the third year in succession, and the seventh time in eight years, defeating first-time Roland Garros finalist Novak Djokovic. His seventh title broke Björn Borg's record of six French Open Men's Singles titles, and equalled Chris Evert's record for most French Open titles won by a man or woman. Li Na was unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated in the fourth round by Yaroslava Shvedova. Maria Sharapova defeated 21st seed Sara Errani in the final to win her first French Open title, to complete a career Grand Slam, and to return to the World No. 1 ranking for the first time in four years.[2]

This championship was the second time in grand slam history that two multiple slam sets were accomplished in two different disciplines, and that was Mahesh Bhupathi won his first multiple slam in Mixed Doubles, and Esther Vergeer won her second multiple slam set in Women's Wheelchair Doubles. At the 1969 US Open, Rod Laver won his first multiple slam set in Men's Singles, and his fellow countryman Ken Rosewall did in Men's Doubles for the first time. This would occur again for the third time at the 2013 French Open.

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TournamentEdit

 
Court Philippe Chatrier where the Finals of the French Open take place.

The 2012 French Open was the one hundred and eleventh edition of the French Open and was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.[3] The Men's Singles Final was won by Rafael Nadal by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. By winning his seventh title at Roland Garros, Nadal surpassed Borg's overall titles record to become the most successful tennis player in French Open history. The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2012 ATP World Tour and the 2012 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.[4]

There was a singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and 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 and took place over a series of twenty courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.

Prize money and ranking pointsEdit

For 2012, the prize money purse was increased to €18,718,000 from €17,520,000 in 2011. The prize money and points breakdown is as follows:[5]

PointsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0
Women's Singles 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5 60 50 40 2
Women's Doubles 5

JuniorEdit

Below is a table charting the points that are available to the boys and girls in boy singles and doubles play.

Stage[6][7] Boys Singles Boys Doubles Girls Singles Girls Doubles
Champion 250 180 250 180
Runner up 180 120 180 120
Semifinals 120 80 120 80
Quarterfinals 80 50 80 50
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


WheelchairEdit

Stage[8] Men's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Singles Women's Doubles
Champion 800
Runner up 500
Semifinals 375 100 375 100
Quarterfinals 100 100

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles €1,250,000 €625,000 €310,000 €155,000 €80,000 €47,000 €28,000 €18,000 €9,000 €4,500 €2,500
Doubles * €340,000 €170,000 €85,000 €43,000 €23,000 €12,000 €8,000
Mixed Doubles * €100,000 €50,000 €25,000 €13,000 €7,000 €3,500
Wheelchair Singles €15,000 €7,500 €4,000 €2,500
Wheelchair Doubles * €5,000 €2,500 €1,500

* per team

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

EventsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Rafael Nadal defeated   Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5

*It was Nadal's eleventh career Grand Slam title and his 7th title at French Open. It was his 4th title of the year, 50th title overall.

Women's singlesEdit

  Maria Sharapova defeated   Sara Errani, 6–3, 6–2

*It was Sharapova's fourth career Grand Slam title and her 1st title at French Open.

Men's doublesEdit

  Max Mirnyi /   Daniel Nestor defeated   Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–4

*It was Mirnyi's sixth career Grand Slam doubles title and his 4th title at French Open.
*It was Nestor's eighth career Grand Slam doubles title and his 4th title at French Open.

Women's doublesEdit

  Sara Errani /   Roberta Vinci defeated   Maria Kirilenko /   Nadia Petrova, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

*It was Errani and Vinci's first career Grand Slam doubles title.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Sania Mirza /   Mahesh Bhupathi defeated   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik /   Santiago González, 7–6(7–3), 6–1

*It was Mirza's second career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st title at French Open.
*It was Bhupathi's eight career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd title at French Open.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Kimmer Coppejans defeated   Filip Peliwo 6–1, 6–4

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Annika Beck defeated   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Andrew Harris /   Nick Kyrgios defeated   Adam Pavlásek /   Václav Šafránek, 6–4, 2–6, [10–7]

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Daria Gavrilova /   Irina Khromacheva defeated   Montserrat González /   Beatriz Haddad Maia, 4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Wheelchair eventsEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

  Stéphane Houdet defeated   Shingo Kunieda, 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

  Esther Vergeer defeated   Aniek van Koot, 6–0, 6–0

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

  Frédéric Cattaneo /   Shingo Kunieda defeated   Michael Jeremiasz /   Stefan Olsson, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

  Marjolein Buis /   Esther Vergeer defeated   Sabine Ellerbrock /   Yui Kamiji, 6–0, 6–1

Other eventsEdit

Legends Under 45 DoublesEdit

  Albert Costa /   Carlos Moyá defeated   Thomas Enqvist /   Todd Woodbridge, 6–2, 6–1

Legends Over 45 DoublesEdit

  John McEnroe /   Patrick McEnroe defeated   Guy Forget /   Henri Leconte, 7–6(7–5), 6–3

Women's Legends DoublesEdit

  Lindsay Davenport /   Martina Hingis defeated   Martina Navratilova /   Jana Novotná, 6–4, 6–4

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings based on ATP and WTA rankings are as of 21 May 2012, Rankings and Points are as of 28 May 2012.

Because the tournament takes place one week later than in 2011, points defending includes results from both the 2011 French Open and tournaments from the week of 6 June 2011 (Halle and London for men; Birmingham and Copenhagen for women).

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank[9] Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 11,800 720 1,200 12,280 Runner-up, lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
2 2   Rafael Nadal 10,060 2,000+45 2,000+45 10,060 Champion, defeated   Novak Djokovic [1]
3 3   Roger Federer 9,790 1,200 720 9,310 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
4 4   Andy Murray 7,500 720+250 360+90 6,980 Quarterfinals lost to   David Ferrer [6]
5 5   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4,965 90+150 360+145 5,230 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
6 6   David Ferrer 4,640 180 720 5,180 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
7 7   Tomáš Berdych 4,515 10+90 180+90 4,685 Fourth round lost to   Juan Martín del Potro [9]
8 8   Janko Tipsarević 3,110 90+20 180+20 3,200 Fourth round lost to   Nicolás Almagro [12]
9 9   Juan Martín del Potro 2,910 90+20 360+20 3,180 Quarterfinals lost to   Roger Federer [3]
10 11   John Isner 2,620 10 45 2,655 Second round lost to   Paul-Henri Mathieu [WC]
11 12   Gilles Simon 2,615 180+10 90+10 2,525 Third round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [18]
12 13   Nicolás Almagro 2,255 10 360 2,605 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
13 15   Juan Mónaco 1,945 10 180 2,115 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [2]
14 16   Fernando Verdasco 1,765 90+45 90+45 1,765 Third round lost to   Andreas Seppi [22]
15 17   Feliciano López 1,725 10+10 10+10 1,725 First round retired against   Florent Serra [Q]
16 19   Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,665 90+20 10+20 1,585 First round lost to   Sergiy Stakhovsky
17 20   Richard Gasquet 1,600 180 180 1,600 Fourth round lost to   Andy Murray [4]
18 21   Stan Wawrinka 1,505 180+10 180+10 1,505 Fourth round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [5]
19 22   Milos Raonic 1,460 10+45 90+45 1,540 Third round lost to   Juan Mónaco [13]
20 23   Marcel Granollers 1,385 45 180 1,520 Fourth round lost to   David Ferrer [6]
21 24   Marin Čilić 1,380 10+45 90+45 1,460 Third round lost to  Juan Martín del Potro [9]
22 25   Andreas Seppi 1,355 45+20 180+20 1,490 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
23 27   Radek Štěpánek 1,340 10+20 10+20 1,340 First round lost to   David Goffin [LL]
24 26   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,345 10+250 45+45 1,175 Second round lost to   Leonardo Mayer
25 29   Bernard Tomic 1,240 10 45 1,275 Second round lost to   Santiago Giraldo
26 30   Andy Roddick 1,225 0+90 10+45 1,190 First round lost to   Nicolas Mahut
27 31   Mikhail Youzhny 1,210 90 90 1,210 Third round lost to   David Ferrer [6]
28 28   Viktor Troicki 1,325 180+45 45+45 1,190 Second round lost to   Fabio Fognini
29 32   Julien Benneteau 1,190 45 90 1,235 Third round lost to   Janko Tipsarević [8]
30 33   Jürgen Melzer 1,182 45 10 1,147 First round lost to   Michael Berrer [Q]
31 34   Kevin Anderson 1,170 45+20 90+20 1,215 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
32 35   Florian Mayer 1,150 45+45 45+115 1,230 Second round lost to   Eduardo Schwank [Q]

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Reason
10   Mardy Fish 2,625 90 0 2,535 Cardiac Catheter Ablation[10]
14   Gaël Monfils 2,165 360+90 0+90 1,805 Right knee injury[11]
18   Kei Nishikori 1,690 45 0 1,645 Stomach injury[12]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank[13] Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Victoria Azarenka 9,020 500 280 8,800 Fourth round lost to   Dominika Cibulková [15]
2 2   Maria Sharapova 8,390 900 2,000 9,490 Champion, defeated   Sara Errani [21]
3 3   Agnieszka Radwańska 7,350 280 160 7,230 Third round lost to   Svetlana Kuznetsova [26]
4 4   Petra Kvitová 6,275 280 900 6,895 Semifinals lost to   Maria Sharapova [2]
5 5   Serena Williams 5,695 0 5 5,700 First round lost to   Virginie Razzano
6 6   Samantha Stosur 5,440 160 900 6,180 Semifinals lost to   Sara Errani [21]
7 7   Li Na 4,965 2,000 280 3,245 Fourth round lost to   Yaroslava Shvedova [Q]
8 8   Marion Bartoli 4,870 900 100 4,070 Second round lost to   Petra Martić
9 9   Caroline Wozniacki 4,586 160+280 160+60 4,366 Third round lost to   Kaia Kanepi [23]
10 10   Angelique Kerber 3,560 5 500 4,055 Quarterfinals lost to   Sara Errani [21]
11 11   Vera Zvonareva 3,440 280 0 3,160 Withdrew because of shoulder injury[14]
12 13   Sabine Lisicki 3,012 160+280 5+125 2,697 First round lost to   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
13 14   Ana Ivanovic 2,975 5+130 160+75 3,070 Third round lost to   Sara Errani [21]
14 12   Francesca Schiavone 3,160 1,400 160 1,920 Third round lost to   Varvara Lepchenko
15 16   Dominika Cibulková 2,685 5 500 3,180 Quarterfinals lost to   Samantha Stosur [6]
16 17   Maria Kirilenko 2,475 280 100 2,295 Second round lost to   Klára Zakopalová
17 19   Roberta Vinci 2,320 160 5 2,165 First round lost to   Sofia Arvidsson
18 20   Flavia Pennetta 2,315 5 160 2,470 Third round lost to   Angelique Kerber [10]
19 21   Jelena Janković 2,260 280 100 2,080 Second round lost to   Varvara Lepchenko
20 22   Lucie Šafářová 2,215 100+200 100+70 2,085 Second round lost to   María José Martínez Sánchez
21 24   Sara Errani 2,050 100+30 1,400+30 3,350 Runner-up, lost to   Maria Sharapova [2]
22 25   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,021 500 160 1,681 Third round lost to   Klára Zakopalová
23 23   Kaia Kanepi 2,179 160 500 2,519 Quarterfinals lost to   Maria Sharapova [2]
24 26   Petra Cetkovská 1,955 70+110 100+70 1,945 Second round lost to   Mathilde Johansson
25 27   Julia Görges 1,945 160 160 1,945 Third round lost to   Arantxa Rus
26 28   Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,931 500 280 1,711 Fourth round lost to   Sara Errani [21]
27 29   Nadia Petrova 1,860 5 160 2,015 Third round lost to   Samantha Stosur [6]
28 30   Peng Shuai 1,800 160+130 160+60 1,730 Third round lost to   Maria Sharapova [2]
29 31   Anabel Medina Garrigues 1,775 100 160 1,835 Third round lost to   Petra Martić
30 32   Mona Barthel 1,762 160+146 5+55 1,511 First round lost to   Lauren Davis [Q]
31 34   Zheng Jie 1,730 100 100 1,730 Second round lost to   Aleksandra Wozniak
32 33   Monica Niculescu 1,745 5+40 5+30 1,735 First round lost to   Nina Bratchikova

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Reason
15   Andrea Petkovic 2,921 500 0 2,421 Right ankle injury[15]
18   Daniela Hantuchová 2,355 280+200 0+75 1,950 Left foot injury[16]

Main Draw Wildcard EntriesEdit

QualifiersEdit

Protected rankingEdit

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

Men's Singles

WithdrawalsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Maria Sharapova sits among greats after French Open win". BBC Sport. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
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  5. ^ "Roland Garros 2012 Prize Money". Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  6. ^ Juniors – Tournament Grades. ITF Tennis. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  7. ^ 2011 Junior Circuit Regulations Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Wheelchair Tennis Rules and Regulations 2011 Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Men's Ranking
  10. ^ "Report: US tennis star Mardy Fish recovering from medical procedure to correct heart problem". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 May 2012.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Gael Monfils to miss French Open". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  12. ^ "French Open – Nishikori withdraws from Roland Garros". Eurosport. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  13. ^ Women's ranking
  14. ^ "Vera Zvonareva withdraws from French Open". sfgate. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  15. ^ "Injury rules Petkovic out of French Open, Wimbledon". NDTV. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Fish, Petkovic, Hantuchova out of French". Tennis.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2012 Australian Open
Grand Slam Tournaments Succeeded by
2012 Wimbledon Championships