2014 French Open
The 2014 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 118th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 25 May to 8 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.
|2014 French Open|
|Date||25 May – 8 June|
|Category||Grand Slam tournament (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Julien Benneteau / Édouard Roger-Vasselin|
|Hsieh Su-wei / Peng Shuai|
|Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Jean-Julien Rojer|
|Benjamin Bonzi / Quentin Halys|
|Ioana Ducu / Ioana Loredana Roșca|
|Legends Under 45 Doubles|
|Mansour Bahrami / Fabrice Santoro|
|Women's Legends Doubles|
|Kim Clijsters / Martina Navratilova|
|Legends Over 45 Doubles|
|John McEnroe / Patrick McEnroe|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Joachim Gérard / Stéphane Houdet|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley|
Rafael Nadal was the four-time defending champion in the men's singles and defeated Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final to win his 9th French Open title and his 14th Grand Slam title. The victory made Nadal the first tennis player to have won 5 consecutive French Open titles, in addition to becoming the only man with at least one Grand Slam title in 10 consecutive years.
Serena Williams was the defending women's singles champion. Williams failed to defend her title, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round. Maria Sharapova won the women's singles, defeating Simona Halep to win her second French Open title and her 5th Grand Slam title.
This was first time that both singles winners of the Australian Open (Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka) lost in the first round of the French Open. Also, for the first time at any Grand Slam event in the Open era, the top three women's seeds (Williams, Li, and Agnieszka Radwańska) all failed to reach the fourth round.
The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2014 ATP World Tour and the 2014 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There is 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 is taking place over a series of twenty clay 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 total prize money for the tournament was €25,018,900, an increase of €3 million compared to the previous edition. The winners of the men's and women's singles title receive €1,650,000, an increase of 10% compared to 2013.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||€110,000||€55,500||€27,750||€14,000||€7,500||€3,750||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wheelchair Doubles *||€7,000||€3,500||€2,100||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. Seedings and Rankings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 19 May 2014, while points before are as of the standings on 26 May 2014.
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points won||Points after||Status|
|Rafael Nadal||Champion, defeated Novak Djokovic |
|Novak Djokovic||Runner-up, lost to Rafael Nadal |
|Stan Wawrinka||First round lost to Guillermo García-López|
|Roger Federer||Fourth round lost to Ernests Gulbis |
|David Ferrer||Quarterfinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|Tomáš Berdych||Quarterfinals lost to Ernests Gulbis |
|Andy Murray||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|Milos Raonic||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|Kei Nishikori||First round lost to Martin Kližan|
|John Isner||Fourth round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|Grigor Dimitrov||First round lost to Ivo Karlović|
|Richard Gasquet||Third round lost to Fernando Verdasco |
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Fourth round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|Fabio Fognini||Third round lost to Gaël Monfils |
|Mikhail Youzhny||Second round lost to Radek Štěpánek|
|Tommy Haas||First round retired vs Jürgen Zopp [PR]|
|Tommy Robredo||Third round lost to John Isner |
|Ernests Gulbis||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|Kevin Anderson||Fourth round lost to David Ferrer |
|Alexandr Dolgopolov||Second round lost to Marcel Granollers|
|Nicolás Almagro||First round retired vs Jack Sock|
|Jerzy Janowicz||Third round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|Gaël Monfils||Quarterfinals lost to Andy Murray |
|Fernando Verdasco||Fourth round lost to Andy Murray |
|Marin Čilić||Third round lost to Novak Djokovic |
|Feliciano López||Second round lost to Donald Young|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||Third round lost to Tomáš Berdych |
|Philipp Kohlschreiber||Third round lost to Andy Murray |
|Gilles Simon||Third round lost to Milos Raonic |
|Vasek Pospisil||First round lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili|
|Dmitry Tursunov||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|Andreas Seppi||Third round lost to David Ferrer |
|Juan Martín del Potro||Wrist injury|
|Seed||Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points won||Points after||Status|
|Serena Williams||Second round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza|
|Li Na||First round lost to Kristina Mladenovic|
|Agnieszka Radwańska||Third round lost to Ajla Tomljanović|
|Simona Halep||Runner-up, lost to Maria Sharapova |
|Petra Kvitová||Third round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova |
|Jelena Janković||Fourth round lost to Sara Errani |
|Maria Sharapova||Champion, defeated Simona Halep |
|Angelique Kerber||Fourth round lost to Eugenie Bouchard |
|Dominika Cibulková||Third round lost to Samantha Stosur |
|Sara Errani||Quarterfinals lost to Andrea Petkovic |
|Ana Ivanovic||Third round lost to Lucie Šafářová |
|Flavia Pennetta||Second round lost to Johanna Larsson|
|Caroline Wozniacki||First round lost to Yanina Wickmayer|
|Carla Suárez Navarro||Quarterfinals lost to Eugenie Bouchard |
|Sloane Stephens||Fourth round lost to Simona Halep |
|Sabine Lisicki||Second round retired vs Mona Barthel|
|Roberta Vinci||First round lost to Pauline Parmentier [WC]|
|Eugenie Bouchard||Semifinals lost to Maria Sharapova |
|Samantha Stosur||Fourth round lost to Maria Sharapova |
|Alizé Cornet||Second round lost to Taylor Townsend [WC]|
|Kirsten Flipkens||Second round lost to Julia Glushko|
|Ekaterina Makarova||Third round lost to Sloane Stephens |
|Lucie Šafářová||Fourth round lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova |
|Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Second round retired vs Kiki Bertens [Q]|
|Kaia Kanepi||First round lost to Monica Niculescu|
|Sorana Cîrstea||Third round lost to Jelena Janković |
|Svetlana Kuznetsova||Quarterfinals lost to Simona Halep |
|Andrea Petkovic||Semifinals lost to Simona Halep |
|Venus Williams||Second round lost to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová|
|Klára Koukalová||First round lost to María Teresa Torró Flor|
|Daniela Hantuchová||Third round lost to Angelique Kerber |
|Elena Vesnina||Second round lost to Ajla Tomljanović|
†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2013. Accordingly, this was the 16th best result deducted instead.
|Victoria Azarenka||Foot injury|
Main draw wildcard entriesEdit
The following players have been given a wildcard to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.
- Mixed Doubles
Main draw qualifiersEdit
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries.
- • It was Nadal's 14th career Grand Slam title and his 9th title at the French Open (a record). He is on his sixty-fourth career title overall.
- • It was Sharapova's 5th career Grand Slam title and her 2nd title at the French Open.
- • It was Benneteau's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was Vasselin's 1st career Grand Slam doubles title.
- • It was Hsieh's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the French Open.
- • It was Peng's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st title at the French Open.
- • It was Grönefeld's 2nd career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st title at the French Open.
- • It was Rojer's 1st career 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
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