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2014 French Open – Women's Singles

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but was defeated in the second round by Garbiñe Muguruza.[1]

Women's Singles
2014 French Open
ChampionRussia Maria Sharapova
Runner-upRomania Simona Halep
Final score6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title and 5th major overall by defeating first-time finalist Simona Halep 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4 in a match that lasted over three hours. It was the first time since 2001 that the final went to three sets.[2]

Halep became the first Romanian to reach the final since Virginia Ruzici in 1980.

The top three seeds (Williams, Li Na and Agnieszka Radwańska) were in contention for the world No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament. However, they all failed to reach the fourth round and so Williams retained the top spot in the end. As a result, this marked the first time in the Open Era the top three seeds failed to reach the fourth round of the French Open, and any major.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Serena Williams (Second round)
02.     Li Na (First round)
03.     Agnieszka Radwańska (Third round)
04.     Simona Halep (Final)
05.     Petra Kvitová (Third round)
06.     Jelena Janković (Fourth round)
07.     Maria Sharapova (Champion)
08.     Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
09.     Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
10.     Sara Errani (Quarterfinals)
11.     Ana Ivanovic (Third round)
12.     Flavia Pennetta (Second round)
13.     Caroline Wozniacki (First round)
14.     Carla Suárez Navarro (Quarterfinals)
15.     Sloane Stephens (Fourth round)
16.     Sabine Lisicki (Second round, retired because of a right wrist injury)
17.     Roberta Vinci (First round)
18.     Eugenie Bouchard (Semifinals)
19.     Samantha Stosur (Fourth round)
20.     Alizé Cornet (Second round)
21.     Kirsten Flipkens (Second round)
22.     Ekaterina Makarova (Third round)
23.     Lucie Šafářová (Fourth round)
24.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round, retired because of back pain)
25.     Kaia Kanepi (First round)
26.     Sorana Cîrstea (Third round)
27.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (Quarterfinals)
28.     Andrea Petkovic (Semifinals)
29.     Venus Williams (Second round)
30.     Klára Koukalová (First round)
31.     Daniela Hantuchová (Third round)
32.     Elena Vesnina (Second round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
    Garbiñe Muguruza 6 5 1
7   Maria Sharapova 1 7 6
7   Maria Sharapova 4 7 6
18   Eugenie Bouchard 6 5 2
14   Carla Suárez Navarro 646 5
18   Eugenie Bouchard 77 2 7
7   Maria Sharapova 6 656
4   Simona Halep 4 77 4
27   Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 2
4   Simona Halep 6 6
4   Simona Halep 6 77
28   Andrea Petkovic 2 64
10   Sara Errani 2 2
28   Andrea Petkovic 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   S Williams 6 6
WC   A Lim 2 1 1   S Williams 2 2
Q   G Min 5 66   G Muguruza 6 6
  G Muguruza 7 78   G Muguruza 6 6
  AK Schmiedlová 626 6   AK Schmiedlová 2 4
  J Zheng 77 3 4   AK Schmiedlová 2 6 6
  B Bencic 4 1 29   V Williams 6 3 4
29   V Williams 6 6   G Muguruza 6 6
17   R Vinci 6 3 2 WC   P Parmentier 4 2
WC   P Parmentier 3 6 6 WC   P Parmentier 1 6 6
  Y Shvedova 3 7 6   Y Shvedova 6 3 3
  L Davis 6 5 4 WC   P Parmentier 1 6 7
  K Knapp 4 0   M Barthel 6 1 5
  M Barthel 6 6   M Barthel 6 3
WC   F Ferro 1 5 16   S Lisicki 1 0r
16   S Lisicki 6 7

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   D Cibulková 7 6
  V Razzano 5 0 9   D Cibulková 6 6
Q   T Paszek 6 77 Q   T Paszek 3 4
  A Van Uytvanck 2 65 9   D Cibulková 4 4
WC   A Hesse 6 3 4 19   S Stosur 6 6
  Y Meusburger 3 6 6   Y Meusburger 1 3
  M Puig 1 1 19   S Stosur 6 6
19   S Stosur 6 6 19   S Stosur 6 4 0
25   K Kanepi 7 3 1 7   M Sharapova 3 6 6
  M Niculescu 5 6 6   M Niculescu 6 5 2
  R Oprandi 5 2   P Ormaechea 2 7 6
  P Ormaechea 7 6   P Ormaechea 0 0
  A Beck 77 3 2 7   M Sharapova 6 6
  T Pironkova 656 6   T Pironkova 5 2
Q   K Pervak 1 2 7   M Sharapova 7 6
7   M Sharapova 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   A Radwańska 6 6
  S Zhang 3 0 3   A Radwańska 6 6
WC   M Johansson 1 65   Ka Plíšková 3 4
  Ka Plíšková 6 77 3   A Radwańska 4 4
  A Tomljanović 6 6   A Tomljanović 6 6
  F Schiavone 3 3   A Tomljanović 78 6
  C McHale 606 3 32   E Vesnina 662
32   E Vesnina 77 4 6   A Tomljanović 3 3
20   A Cornet 6 6 14   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
WC   A Barty 2 1 20   A Cornet 4 6 4
WC   T Townsend 7 6 WC   T Townsend 6 4 6
  V King 5 1 WC   T Townsend 2 2
Q   T Bacsinszky 6 6 14   C Suárez Navarro 6 6
Q   M Zanevska 1 4 Q   T Bacsinszky 5 6 4
Q   Y Beygelzimer 5 5 14   C Suárez Navarro 7 1 6
14   C Suárez Navarro 7 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   F Pennetta 6 6
  P Mayr-Achleitner 2 2 12   F Pennetta 7 4 2
  M Kirilenko 1 2   J Larsson 5 6 6
  J Larsson 6 6   J Larsson 5 4
Q   M Larcher de Brito 2 3 18   E Bouchard 7 6
  J Görges 6 6   J Görges 6 2 1
  S Peer 0 2 18   E Bouchard 2 6 6
18   E Bouchard 6 6 18   E Bouchard 6 6
31   D Hantuchová 2 6 6 8   A Kerber 1 2
  J Jakšić 6 2 4 31   D Hantuchová 6 6
WC   C Feuerstein 6 7 WC   C Feuerstein 1 4
  O Govortsova 1 5 31   D Hantuchová 5 3
  P Cetkovská 4 1 8   A Kerber 7 6
  V Lepchenko 6 6   V Lepchenko 2 5
  K Piter 3 1 8   A Kerber 6 7
8   A Kerber 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   P Kvitová 7 6
  Z Diyas 5 2 5   P Kvitová 6 6
  M Erakovic 6 6   M Erakovic 4 4
  N Kichenok 2 1 5   P Kvitová 77 1 7
  B Jovanovski 4 3 27   S Kuznetsova 636 9
  C Giorgi 6 6   C Giorgi 653
Q   S Shapatava 3 1 27   S Kuznetsova 77 6
27   S Kuznetsova 6 6 27   S Kuznetsova 6 6
23   L Šafářová 6 7 23   L Šafářová 3 4
  M Minella 3 5 23   L Šafářová 6 5 6
  C Dellacqua 7 6   C Dellacqua 1 7 3
  L Domínguez Lino 5 3 23   L Šafářová 6 6
  E Svitolina 5 11   A Ivanovic 3 3
  P Martić 0r   E Svitolina 5 2
  C Garcia 1 3 11   A Ivanovic 7 6
11   A Ivanovic 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   S Stephens 6 710
  S Peng 4 68 15   S Stephens 6 6
  P Hercog 6 6   P Hercog 1 3
  J Čepelová 2 3 15   S Stephens 6 6
PR   I Melzer 662 22   E Makarova 3 4
  C Vandeweghe 78 6   C Vandeweghe 4 3
  S Rogers 2 3 22   E Makarova 6 6
22   E Makarova 6 6 15   S Stephens 4 3
30   K Koukalová 642 4   S Halep 6 6
  MT Torró Flor 77 6   MT Torró Flor 6 2 6
  M Rybáriková 4 6 3   M Rybáriková 2 6 2
  U Radwańska 6 4 0r   MT Torró Flor 3 0
Q   H Watson 6 6 4   S Halep 6 6
  B Záhlavová-Strýcová 3 4 Q   H Watson 2 4
  A Kleybanova 0 2 4   S Halep 6 6
4   S Halep 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   J Janković 5 6 6
  S Fichman 7 1 3 6   J Janković 7 6
  A Tatishvili 1 4   K Nara 5 0
  K Nara 6 6 6   J Janković 6 6
  T Pereira 4 6 6 26   S Cîrstea 1 2
  L Kumkhum 6 1 1   T Pereira 2 5
Q   A Wozniak 77 5 2 26   S Cîrstea 6 7
26   S Cîrstea 637 6 6   J Janković 652
21   K Flipkens 78 6 10   S Errani 77 6
Q   D Kovinić 662 21   K Flipkens 4 6 4
  D Vekić 5 6 4   J Glushko 6 3 6
  J Glushko 7 2 6   J Glushko 0 1
  E Cabeza Candela 6 3 3 10   S Errani 6 6
  D Pfizenmaier 4 6 6   D Pfizenmaier 2 4
  M Keys 5 6 1 10   S Errani 6 6
10   S Errani 7 3 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   C Wozniacki 656 2
  Y Wickmayer 77 4 6   Y Wickmayer 2 4
  S Soler Espinosa 6 6   S Soler Espinosa 6 6
  C Scheepers 2 3   S Soler Espinosa 2 1
  A Cadanțu 651 Q   K Bertens 6 6
Q   K Bertens 77 6 Q   K Bertens 5 6 3
  K Date-Krumm 3 6 2 24   A Pavlyuchenkova 7 4 0r
24   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 0 6 Q   K Bertens 6 2 5
28   A Petkovic 6 6 28   A Petkovic 1 6 7
  M Doi 3 3 28   A Petkovic 6 4 6
  A-L Friedsam 77 5 2   S Vögele 2 6 2
  S Vögele 637 6 28   A Petkovic 6 4 6
  A Riske 77 6   K Mladenovic 4 6 4
  M Lučić-Baroni 623   A Riske 656 3
  K Mladenovic 7 3 6   K Mladenovic 77 3 6
2   N Li 5 6 1

FinalEdit

Seventh-seeded Sharapova beat 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard 4–6, 7–5, 6–2 in the first semi-final, while fourth-seeded Simona Halep beat 28th-seeded Andrea Petkovic, 6–2, 7–6(7–4) in the second. In the first set, Halep won the first two games before Sharapova won five consecutive games.[2][3] Halep fought back and narrowed the margin to 5–4, before Sharapova broke Halep to win the set 6–4. The second set went to a tiebreaker where Sharapova jumped out to a 5–3 lead. However, Halep won the next four points to take the set 7–6(7–5). While leading 2–1 in the third set, Halep had break point but Sharapova recovered and won the game. She then broke Halep to take a 4–2 lead. Halep held, then broke back to level the set at 4–4, but got broken again in the next game. Serving for the match, Sharapova held at love, taking the set 6–4.[3] It was the first time since 2001 that the final went to 3 sets.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Naila-Jean Meyers (May 28, 2014). "A Lifelong Student of Williams Learns How to Defeat Her". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep to win French Open". BBC Sport. June 7, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Maria Sharapova outlasts Simona Halep to win her second French Open title". Sports Illustrated. June 7, 2014. Archived from the original on June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014.

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