2013 French Open
The 2013 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 117th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 26 May to 9 June. It consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.
|2013 French Open|
|Date||26 May – 9 June|
|Category||Grand Slam tournament (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan|
|Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina|
|Lucie Hradecká / František Čermák|
|Kyle Edmund / Frederico Ferreira Silva|
|Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková|
|Legends Under 45 Doubles|
|Cédric Pioline / Fabrice Santoro|
|Women's Legends Doubles|
|Lindsay Davenport / Martina Hingis|
|Legends Over 45 Doubles|
|Andrés Gómez / Mark Woodforde|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot|
Rafael Nadal was the three-time defending champion in the men's singles, and won the title to become the first man to win the same Grand Slam title eight times. Maria Sharapova was the defending champion in women's singles, but lost in the final to Serena Williams.
This championship was the third time in grand slam history that two multiple slam sets were accomplished in two different disciplines, and that was Serena Williams in Women's Singles, and her fellow countrymen Bob and Mike Bryan in Men's Doubles. At the 1969 US Open, Rod Laver won his multiple slam set in Men's Singles, and his fellow countryman Ken Rosewall did in Men's Doubles. At the 2012 French Open, Mahesh Bhupathi won a multiple slam set in Mixed Doubles, and Esther Vergeer won her multiple slam set in Women's Wheelchair Doubles.
In the women's singles final, it marked the first French Open since 1995 that the top two seeded players had played each other in the final, and the first time at any grand slam event since the 2004 Australian Open that the top two seeded players had played each other in a grand slam final.
The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2013 ATP World Tour and the 2013 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 were 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.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
The French Open's total prize money for 2013 has been increased by more than three million euros to 22 million euros ($28.77 million). The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will each earn 1.5 million euros, up 250,000 euros from last year. The move was part of plans to boost the total prize money by a further 10 million euros to 32 million euros by 2016. In comparison, US Open prize money will reach $33.6 million this year and rise to $50 million by 2017, while Wimbledon prize money was more than 16 million pounds ($24.61 million) in 2012. In the 2013 season, the French Open's prize money is the lowest out of four grand slam tournaments, compared to $30m at the Australian Open, $34m at Wimbledon, and $32m at the US Open.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||€105,000||€53,000||€26,500||€13,000||€7,000||€3,500||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wheelchair Doubles *||€6,000||€3,000||€1,800||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
* per team
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 20 May 2013 and the Points are as of 27 May 2013. It had been reported that the French Open was considering giving Nadal a seeding higher than his current world ranking (No. 4), on the basis of his history at the tournament, but French Open tournament organisers decided against it.
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Novak Djokovic||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|2||3||Roger Federer||Quarterfinals lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|3||4||Rafael Nadal||Champion, defeated David Ferrer |
|4||5||David Ferrer||Runner-up, lost to Rafael Nadal |
|5||6||Tomáš Berdych||First Round lost to Gaël Monfils (WC)|
|6||8||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Semifinals lost to David Ferrer |
|7||9||Richard Gasquet||Fourth Round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|8||10||Janko Tipsarević||Third Round lost to Mikhail Youzhny |
|9||11||Stanislas Wawrinka||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|10||12||Marin Čilić||Third Round lost to Viktor Troicki|
|11||13||Nicolás Almagro||Fourth Round lost to Tommy Robredo |
|12||14||Tommy Haas||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|13||15||Kei Nishikori||Fourth Round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|14||16||Milos Raonic||Third Round lost to Kevin Anderson |
|15||17||Gilles Simon||Fourth Round lost to Roger Federer |
|16||18||Philipp Kohlschreiber||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|17||19||Juan Mónaco||First Round lost to Daniel Gimeno-Traver|
|18||20||Sam Querrey||Third Round lost to Gilles Simon |
|19||21||John Isner||Third Round lost to Tommy Haas |
|20||22||Andreas Seppi||Third Round lost to Nicolás Almagro |
|21||23||Jerzy Janowicz||Third Round lost to Stanislas Wawrinka |
|22||24||Alexandr Dolgopolov||First Round lost to Dmitry Tursunov|
|23||25||Kevin Anderson||Fourth Round lost to David Ferrer |
|24||26||Benoît Paire||Third Round lost to Kei Nishikori |
|25||27||Jérémy Chardy||Third Round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|26||28||Grigor Dimitrov||Third Round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|27||29||Fabio Fognini||Third Round lost to Rafael Nadal |
|28||30||Florian Mayer||First Round lost to Denis Istomin|
|29||31||Mikhail Youzhny||Fourth Round lost to Tommy Haas |
|30||32||Julien Benneteau||Third Round lost to Roger Federer |
|31||33||Marcel Granollers||First Round lost to Feliciano López|
|32||34||Tommy Robredo||Quarterfinals lost to David Ferrer |
1Robredo has 100 points coming off after the French Open because of a challenger tournament (Città di Caltanissetta) he won when not attending the 2012 French Open. Therefore, 100 points must be subtracted from his old points.
|Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Withdrew due to|
|2||Andy Murray||Back injury|
|7||Juan Martín del Potro||Virus|
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points||Points won||New points||Status|
|1||1||Serena Williams||Champion, defeated Maria Sharapova |
|2||2||Maria Sharapova||Runner-up, lost to Serena Williams |
|3||3||Victoria Azarenka||Semifinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|4||4||Agnieszka Radwańska||Quarterfinals lost to Sara Errani |
|5||5||Sara Errani||Semifinals lost to Serena Williams |
|6||6||Li Na||Second Round lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands|
|7||7||Petra Kvitová||Third Round lost to Jamie Hampton|
|8||8||Angelique Kerber||Fourth Round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|9||9||Samantha Stosur||Third Round lost to Jelena Janković |
|10||10||Caroline Wozniacki||Second Round lost to Bojana Jovanovski|
|11||11||Nadia Petrova||First Round lost to Monica Puig|
|12||12||Maria Kirilenko||Quarterfinals lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|13||13||Marion Bartoli||Third Round lost to Francesca Schiavone|
|14||14||Ana Ivanovic||Fourth Round lost to Agnieszka Radwańska |
|15||15||Roberta Vinci||Fourth Round lost to Serena Williams |
|16||16||Dominika Cibulková||Second Round lost to Marina Erakovic|
|17||17||Sloane Stephens||Fourth Round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|18||18||Jelena Janković||Quarterfinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|19||19||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Second Round lost to Petra Cetkovská|
|20||20||Carla Suárez Navarro||Fourth Round lost to Sara Errani |
|21||21||Kirsten Flipkens||Second Round lost to Francesca Schiavone|
|22||22||Ekaterina Makarova||First Round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|23||23||Klára Zakopalová||First Round lost to Kaia Kanepi|
|24||24||Julia Görges||First Round lost to Zuzana Kučová (Q)|
|25||25||Lucie Šafářová||First Round lost to Jamie Hampton|
|26||26||Sorana Cîrstea||Third Round lost to Serena Williams |
|27||27||Yaroslava Shvedova||First Round lost to Paula Ormaechea (Q)|
|28||28||Tamira Paszek||First Round lost to Melanie Oudin|
|29||29||Varvara Lepchenko||Third Round lost to Angelique Kerber |
|30||30||Venus Williams||First Round lost to Urszula Radwańska|
|31||31||Alizé Cornet||Third Round lost to Victoria Azarenka |
|32||32||Sabine Lisicki||Third Round lost to Sara Errani |
Main Draw Wildcard EntriesEdit
Men's singles qualifiersEdit
The following players received entry as lucky losers:
Women's singles qualifiersEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
- It was Nadal's 12th grand slam title and his 8th at the French Open (a record). It was his 6th career title of the year.
- It was Williams' 16th grand slam title and her second at the French Open. It was her 52nd singles title of her career and sixth of 2013.
- It was the Bryan brothers' 14th grand slam doubles title and their second at the French Open.
- It was Makarova and Vesnina's 1st grand slam doubles title.
- It was Hradecká 1st grand slam mixed doubles title and her second at the French Open.
- It was Čermák's 1st grand slam mixed doubles title.
Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit
Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit
Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit
Legends Under 45 DoublesEdit
Legends Over 45 DoublesEdit
Women's Legends DoublesEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.
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- Men's Ranking
- Women's ranking Archived 8 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine