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The 2015 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 119th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 24 May to 7 June and 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.

2015 French Open
Date24 May – 7 June
Edition119th
CategoryGrand Slam tournament (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money28,028,600
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Croatia Ivan Dodig / Brazil Marcelo Melo
Women's Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Mixed Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands / United States Mike Bryan
Boys' Singles
United States Tommy Paul
Girls' Singles
Spain Paula Badosa Gibert
Boys' Doubles
Spain Álvaro López San Martín / Spain Jaume Munar
Girls' Doubles
Czech Republic Miriam Kolodziejová / Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Legends Under 45 Doubles
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero / Spain Carlos Moyá
Women's Legends Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters / United States Martina Navratilova
Legends Over 45 Doubles
France Guy Forget / France Henri Leconte
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Jiske Griffioen
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Japan Shingo Kunieda / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Jiske Griffioen / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
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Rafael Nadal was the five-time defending champion in the Men's Singles, but lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals.[1] Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title, defeating Djokovic in the final.[2] Maria Sharapova was defending the Women's Singles title, but lost to Lucie Šafářová in the fourth round.[3] Serena Williams defeated Šafářová in the final and won her third French Open title, 20th Grand Slam Singles title, and third Career Grand Slam.[4]

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TournamentEdit

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

The 2015 French Open was the 114th edition of the French Open and was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.[5]

The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 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.[6]

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,[7] and singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the UNIQLO tour under the Grand Slam category.[8] The tournament was played on clay courts and took place over a series of 22 courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.[6][9]

Points and prize moneyEdit

Points distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Senior pointsEdit

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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for the tournament was €28,028,600, an increase of €3 million compared to the previous edition. The winners of the men's and women's singles title receive €1,800,000, an increase of 9% compared to 2014.[10]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles €1,800,000 €900,000 €450,000 €250,000 €145,000 €85,000 €50,000 €27,000 €12,000 €6,000 €3,000
Doubles * €450,000 €225,000 €112,500 €61,000 €33,000 €18,000 €9,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * €114,000 €57,000 €28,000 €15,000 €8,000 €4,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wheelchair Singles €28,000 €14,000 €7,000 €4,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wheelchair Doubles * €8,000 €4,000 €2,400 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* per team

Singles playersEdit

2015 French Open – Men's Singles
2015 French Open – Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 18 May 2015. Rank and points before are as of 25 May 2015.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 13,845 1,200 1,200 13,845 Runner-up, lost to   Stan Wawrinka [8]
2 2   Roger Federer 9,235 180 360 9,415 Quarterfinals lost to   Stan Wawrinka [8]
3 3   Andy Murray 7,040 720 720 7,040 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
4 4   Tomáš Berdych 5,230 360 180 5,050 Fourth round lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [14]
5 5   Kei Nishikori 5,220 10 360 5,570 Quarterfinals lost to   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [14]
6 7   Rafael Nadal 4,570 2,000 360 2,930 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
7 8   David Ferrer 4,490 360 360 4,490 Quarterfinals lost to   Andy Murray [3]
8 9   Stan Wawrinka 3,845 10 2,000 5,835 Champion, defeated   Novak Djokovic [1]
9 10   Marin Čilić 3,370 90 180 3,460 Fourth round lost to   David Ferrer [7]
10 11   Grigor Dimitrov 2,760 10 10 2,760 First round lost to   Jack Sock
11 12   Feliciano López 2,280 45 10 2,245 First round lost to   Teymuraz Gabashvili
12 13   Gilles Simon 2,210 90 180 2,300 Fourth round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [8]
13 14   Gaël Monfils 2,065 360 180 1,885 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [2]
14 15   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,045 180 720 2,585 Semifinals lost to   Stan Wawrinka [8]
15 17   Kevin Anderson 1,970 180 90 1,880 Third round lost to   Richard Gasquet [20]
16 16   John Isner 1,980 180 45 1,845 Second round lost to   Jérémy Chardy
17 18   David Goffin 1,835 10 90 1,915 Third round lost to   Jérémy Chardy
18 19   Tommy Robredo 1,755 90 45 1,710 Second round lost to   Borna Ćorić
19 20   Roberto Bautista Agut 1,750 90 45 1,705 Second round lost to   Lukáš Rosol
20 21   Richard Gasquet 1,625 90 180 1,715 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
21 23   Pablo Cuevas 1,502 45 90 1,547 Third round lost to   Gaël Monfils [13]
22 28   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,285 90 45 1,240 Second round lost to   Pablo Andújar
23 22   Leonardo Mayer 1,580 90 90 1,580 Third round lost to   Marin Čilić [9]
24 29   Ernests Gulbis 1,275 720 45 600 Second round lost to   Nicolas Mahut [WC]
25 25   Ivo Karlović 1,330 90 10 1,250 First round lost to   Marcos Baghdatis
26 24   Guillermo García-López 1,335 180 10 1,165 First round lost to   Steve Johnson
27 26   Bernard Tomic 1,320 10 45 1,355 Second round lost to   Thanasi Kokkinakis [WC]
28 27   Fabio Fognini 1,295 90 45 1,250 Second round lost to   Benoît Paire
29 30   Nick Kyrgios 1,250 0 90 1,340 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [3]
30 31   Adrian Mannarino 1,223 45 10 1,188 First round lost to   Jürgen Melzer
31 32   Viktor Troicki 1,217 (20) 45 1,242 Second round lost to   Simone Bolelli
32 33   Fernando Verdasco 1,180 180 45 1,045 Second round lost to   Benjamin Becker

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2014. Accordingly, points for his 18th best result are deducted instead.

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
6   Milos Raonic 4,800 360 4,440 Right foot injury[11]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Serena Williams 9,361 70 2,000 11,291 Champion, defeated   Lucie Šafářová [13]
2 2   Maria Sharapova 7,710 2,000 240 5,950 Fourth round lost to   Lucie Šafářová [13]
3 3   Simona Halep 7,360 1,300 70 6,130 Second round lost to   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
4 4   Petra Kvitová 6,760 130 240 6,870 Fourth round lost to   Timea Bacsinszky [23]
5 5   Caroline Wozniacki 4,940 10 70 5,000 Second round lost to   Julia Görges
6 6   Eugenie Bouchard 3,888 780 10 3,118 First round lost to   Kristina Mladenovic
7 7   Ana Ivanovic 3,655 130 780 4,305 Semifinals lost to   Lucie Šafářová [13]
8 8   Carla Suárez Navarro 3,645 430 130 3,345 Third round lost to   Flavia Pennetta [28]
9 9   Ekaterina Makarova 3,510 130 240 3,620 Fourth round lost to   Ana Ivanovic [7]
10 10   Andrea Petkovic 3,310 780 130 2,660 Third round lost to   Sara Errani [17]
11 11   Angelique Kerber 3,230 240 130 3,120 Third round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [21]
12 12   Karolína Plíšková 3,010 70 70 3,010 Second round lost to   Andreea Mitu
13 13   Lucie Šafářová 2,995 240 1,300 4,055 Runner-up, lost to   Serena Williams [1]
14 14   Agnieszka Radwańska 2,885 130 10 2,765 First round lost to   Annika Beck
15 15   Venus Williams 2,646 70 10 2,586 First round lost to   Sloane Stephens
16 16   Madison Keys 2,275 10 130 2,395 Third round lost to   Timea Bacsinszky [23]
17 17   Sara Errani 2,140 430 430 2,140 Quarterfinals lost to   Serena Williams [1]
18 18   Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,118 430 70 1,758 Second round lost to   Francesca Schiavone
19 21   Elina Svitolina 2,045 70 430 2,405 Quarterfinals lost to   Ana Ivanovic [7]
20 19   Sabine Lisicki 2,105 70 130 2,165 Third round lost to   Lucie Šafářová [13]
21 20   Garbiñe Muguruza 2,075 430 430 2,075 Quarterfinals lost to   Lucie Šafářová [13]
22 23   Barbora Strýcová 1,995 10 10 1,995 First round lost to   Tsvetana Pironkova
23 24   Timea Bacsinszky 1,958 110 780 2,628 Semifinals lost to   Serena Williams [1]
24 26   Peng Shuai 1,842 10 10 1,842 First round retired against   Polona Hercog
25 25   Jelena Janković 1,860 240 10 1,630 First round lost to   Sesil Karatantcheva [Q]
26 22   Samantha Stosur 2,010 240 130 1,900 Third round lost to   Maria Sharapova [2]
27 27   Victoria Azarenka 1,733 0 130 1,863 Third round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
28 28   Flavia Pennetta 1,731 70 240 1,901 Fourth round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [21]
29 29   Alizé Cornet 1,700 70 240 1,870 Fourth round lost to   Elina Svitolina [19]
30 30   Irina-Camelia Begu 1,536 30 130 1,636 Third round lost to   Petra Kvitová [4]
31 31   Caroline Garcia 1,475 10 10 1,475 First round lost to   Donna Vekić
32 32   Zarina Diyas 1,375 10 70 1,435 Second round lost to   Alison Van Uytvanck

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Sania Mirza   Bruno Soares 17 1
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Mike Bryan 20 2
  Elena Vesnina   Nenad Zimonjić 21 3
  Andrea Hlaváčková   Marc López 22 4
  Caroline Garcia   Bob Bryan 24 5
  Kristina Mladenovic   Daniel Nestor 27 6
  Tímea Babos   Alexander Peya 28 7
  Martina Hingis   Leander Paes 29 8
  • 1 Rankings were as of 18 May 2015.

Main draw wildcard entriesEdit

Main draw qualifiersEdit

Protected rankingEdit

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

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

It was Wawrinka's 2nd Grand Slam singles title, 10th career singles title and his 1st at the French Open.

Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic got off to an even start at 3–3 in the first set, when Wawrinka's serve broke down, allowing Djokovic to win the set 6–4. In the second set, Wawrinka's form improved, and he eventually broke Djokovic on his fifth opportunity, which was set point, taking the set 6–4. Although Wawrinka earned three break points on Djokovic's first service game in the third set, at 1–0, Djokovic saved them all and held serve. However, Wawrinka broke serve four games later, firing "a brilliant forehand winner" and "an equally breathtaking backhand" to earn three break points and converting the first, and went on to take the set 6–3. In the fourth set, Djokovic quickly broke Wawrinka's serve and took a 3–0 lead, but Wawrinka broke back to level the set. When Wawrinka pressed on Djokovic's serve to earn two break points at 3–3, Djokovic rebounded with a succession of points to win the game and threaten Wawrinka's own serve at 0–40. Wawrinka then mounted his own comeback to hold serve before breaking Djokovic in the next game for a 5–4 lead. After earning a championship point at 40–30, Wawrinka fired a serve that appeared as though it may have been an ace, but the chair umpire checked the mark and confirmed that the ball was out. Djokovic rallied to earn a break point, but Wawrinka held his nerve and reeled off three points in a row to claim the fourth set and match.[2]

Women's singlesEdit

It was Williams's 20th Grand Slam singles title, her 3rd singles title of the year and 3rd at the French Open.

Serena Williams and Lucie Šafářová contested the finals of the women's singles championship. Williams won the first set 6–3 over Šafářová and started strong in the second set, going up 4–1 and appearing to be cruising toward her 20th major title. However, Šafářová fought back to even the set and take it into a tiebreaker, which she won easily. Momentum on her side, Šafářová won the first two games of the third set, but Williams managed to break her serve with a "heavy return". Williams did not allow Šafářová a single game for the remainder of the deciding set, winning it with the seventh break of the match.[4]

Men's doublesEdit

It was Dodig and Marcelo's 1st Grand Slam doubles titles.[15]

Women's doublesEdit

It was Mattek-Sands and Šafářová's 2nd Grand Slam doubles titles.[16]

Mixed doublesEdit

It was Mattek-Sands' 2nd Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st at the French Open.[17]
It was Bryan's 4th Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 2nd at the French Open.[17]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

Girls' SinglesEdit

Boys' DoublesEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

Wheelchair eventsEdit

Wheelchair Men's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Women's SinglesEdit

Wheelchair Men's DoublesEdit

Wheelchair Women's DoublesEdit

Other eventsEdit

Legends Under 45 DoublesEdit

Legends Over 45 DoublesEdit

Women's Legends DoublesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament but withdrew.

Before the tournament
During the tournament
Men's Singles

RetirementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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2015 Australian Open
Grand Slam events Succeeded by
2015 Wimbledon Championships