2015 French Open
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|
|Date||24 May – 7 June|
|Category||Grand Slam tournament (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo|
|Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Šafářová|
|Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Mike Bryan|
|Paula Badosa Gibert|
|Álvaro López San Martín / Jaume Munar|
|Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová|
|Legends Under 45 Doubles|
|Juan Carlos Ferrero / Carlos Moyá|
|Women's Legends Doubles|
|Kim Clijsters / Martina Navratilova|
|Legends Over 45 Doubles|
|Guy Forget / Henri Leconte|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
|Wheelchair Men's Doubles|
|Shingo Kunieda / Gordon Reid|
|Wheelchair Women's Doubles|
|Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot|
Rafael Nadal was the five-time defending champion in the Men's Singles, but lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals. Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title, defeating Djokovic in the final. Maria Sharapova was defending the Women's Singles title, but lost to Lucie Šafářová in the fourth round. Serena Williams defeated Šafářová in the final and won her third French Open title, 20th Grand Slam Singles title, and third Career Grand Slam.
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.
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 UNIQLO tour under the Grand Slam category. 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.
Points and prize moneyEdit
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 €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.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|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 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
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.
|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 |
|2||2||Roger Federer||9,235||180||360||9,415||Quarterfinals lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|3||3||Andy Murray||7,040||720||720||7,040||Semifinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|4||4||Tomáš Berdych||5,230||360||180||5,050||Fourth round lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|5||5||Kei Nishikori||5,220||10||360||5,570||Quarterfinals lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga |
|6||7||Rafael Nadal||4,570||2,000||360||2,930||Quarterfinals lost to Novak Djokovic |
|7||8||David Ferrer||4,490||360||360||4,490||Quarterfinals lost to Andy Murray |
|8||9||Stan Wawrinka||3,845||10||2,000||5,835||Champion, defeated Novak Djokovic |
|9||10||Marin Čilić||3,370||90||180||3,460||Fourth round lost to David Ferrer |
|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 |
|13||14||Gaël Monfils||2,065||360||180||1,885||Fourth round lost to Roger Federer |
|14||15||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||2,045||180||720||2,585||Semifinals lost to Stan Wawrinka |
|15||17||Kevin Anderson||1,970||180||90||1,880||Third round lost to Richard Gasquet |
|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 |
|21||23||Pablo Cuevas||1,502||45||90||1,547||Third round lost to Gaël Monfils |
|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 |
|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 |
|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.
|Rank||Player||Points before||Points defending||Points after||Withdrawal reason|
|6||Milos Raonic||4,800||360||4,440||Right foot injury|
|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 |
|2||2||Maria Sharapova||7,710||2,000||240||5,950||Fourth round lost to Lucie Šafářová |
|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 |
|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 |
|8||8||Carla Suárez Navarro||3,645||430||130||3,345||Third round lost to Flavia Pennetta |
|9||9||Ekaterina Makarova||3,510||130||240||3,620||Fourth round lost to Ana Ivanovic |
|10||10||Andrea Petkovic||3,310||780||130||2,660||Third round lost to Sara Errani |
|11||11||Angelique Kerber||3,230||240||130||3,120||Third round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza |
|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 |
|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 |
|17||17||Sara Errani||2,140||430||430||2,140||Quarterfinals lost to Serena Williams |
|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 |
|20||19||Sabine Lisicki||2,105||70||130||2,165||Third round lost to Lucie Šafářová |
|21||20||Garbiñe Muguruza||2,075||430||430||2,075||Quarterfinals lost to Lucie Šafářová |
|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 |
|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 |
|27||27||Victoria Azarenka||1,733||0||130||1,863||Third round lost to Serena Williams |
|28||28||Flavia Pennetta||1,731||70||240||1,901||Fourth round lost to Garbiñe Muguruza |
|29||29||Alizé Cornet||1,700||70||240||1,870||Fourth round lost to Elina Svitolina |
|30||30||Irina-Camelia Begu||1,536||30||130||1,636||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|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|
|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
The following players were given wildcards to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.
Main draw qualifiersEdit
Men's Singles Qualifiers
Men's Singles Qualifiers – Lucky Losers
Women's Singles Qualifiers
The following players were accepted directly into the main draw using a protected ranking:
- 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.
- 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.
- It was Dodig and Marcelo's 1st Grand Slam doubles titles.
- It was Mattek-Sands and Šafářová's 2nd Grand Slam doubles titles.
- It was Mattek-Sands' 2nd Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st at the French Open.
- It was Bryan's 4th Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 2nd at the French Open.
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.
- Before the tournament
- During the tournament
- Men's Singles
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