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The 2016 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 120th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 22 May to 5 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.

2016 French Open
Date22 May – 5 June
Edition120th
CategoryGrand Slam tournament (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money32,017,500
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueRoland Garros Stadium
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women's Singles
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Men's Doubles
Spain Feliciano López / Spain Marc López
Women's Doubles
France Caroline Garcia / France Kristina Mladenovic
Mixed Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / India Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
France Geoffrey Blancaneaux
Girls' Singles
Switzerland Rebeka Masarova
Boys' Doubles
Israel Yshai Oliel / Czech Republic Patrik Rikl
Girls' Doubles
Spain Paula Arias Manjón / Serbia Olga Danilović
Legends Under 45 Doubles
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero / Spain Carlos Moyá
Women's Legends Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Martina Navratilova
Legends Over 45 Doubles
Spain Sergi Bruguera / Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Argentina Gustavo Fernández
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Marjolein Buis
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Japan Shingo Kunieda / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Japan Yui Kamiji / United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley
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Novak Djokovic won the men's singles in the 2016 edition. Stan Wawrinka was the defending champion in men's singles, but he lost to Andy Murray in the semifinals. Serena Williams was the defending champion in the women's singles, but she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. Roger Federer withdrew before the tournament due to a knee injury, making this tournament the first Grand Slam he missed since the 2000 Australian Open. Furthermore, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew during the tournament due to injury, for the first time in his French Open career.

Novak Djokovic's victory at this tournament in his 20th Grand Slam final completed his career Grand Slam of all four major tournaments, the eighth man to do so in singles and the fifth since the start of the Open Era (after Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal). Djokovic also achieved a non-calendar year Grand Slam, becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at once.[1][2] The victory by Garbiñe Muguruza was her first Grand Slam win in her second Grand Slam final.

TournamentEdit

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

The 2016 French Open was the 115th edition of the French Open and was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.[3]

The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2016 ATP World Tour and the 2016 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event.[4]

There were singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18),[5] 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.[6] 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.[4][7]

Points and prize moneyEdit

Points distributionEdit

The ranking points awarded for each event are shown below.

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 €32,017,500, an increase of 14% compared to the previous edition. The winners of both the men's and women's singles title received €2,000,000, an increase of €200,000 compared to 2015.[8]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles €2,000,000 €1,000,000 €500,000 €294,000 €173,000 €102,000 €60,000 €30,000 €14,000 €7,000 €3,500
Doubles * €500,000 €250,000 €125,000 €68,000 €37,000 €19,000 €9,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles * €116,000 €58,000 €28,500 €16,000 €8,500 €4,250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wheelchair Singles €35,000 €17,500 €8,500 €4,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wheelchair Doubles * €10,000 €5,000 €3,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* per team

Singles playersEdit

2016 French Open – Men's Singles
2016 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 16 May 2016. Rank and points before are as of 23 May 2016.
An * in pink signifies the player is out of the event.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 16,150 1,200 2,000 16,950 Champion, won against   Andy Murray [2]
2 2   Andy Murray 8,435 720 1,200 8,915 Runner up, lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
3 4   Stan Wawrinka 6,315 2,000 720 5,035 Semifinals lost to   Andy Murray [2]
4 5   Rafael Nadal 5,675 360 90 5,405 Third round withdrew due to a left wrist injury[9]
5 6   Kei Nishikori 4,470 360 180 4,290 Fourth round lost to   Richard Gasquet [9]
6 7   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,355 720 90 2,725 Third round retired against   Ernests Gulbis
7 8   Tomáš Berdych 2,850 180 360 3,030 Quarterfinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
8 9   Milos Raonic 2,785 0 180 2,965 Fourth round lost to   Albert Ramos-Viñolas
9 12   Richard Gasquet 2,725 180 360 2,905 Quarterfinals lost to   Andy Murray [2]
10 10   Marin Čilić 2,775 180 10 2,605 First round lost to   Marco Trungelliti [Q]
11 11   David Ferrer 2,740 360 180 2,560 Fourth round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
12 13   David Goffin 2,570 90 360 2,840 Quarterfinals lost to   Dominic Thiem [13]
13 15   Dominic Thiem 2,430 45 720 3,105 Semifinals lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
14 16   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,015 45 180 2,150 Fourth round lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
15 17   John Isner 1,965 45 180 2,100 Fourth round lost to   Andy Murray [2]
16 18   Gilles Simon 1,945 180 90 1,855 Third round lost to   Viktor Troicki [22]
17 19   Nick Kyrgios 1,855 90 90 1,855 Third round lost to   Richard Gasquet [9]
18 20   Kevin Anderson 1,840 90 10 1,760 First round lost to   Stéphane Robert [WC]
19 21   Benoît Paire 1,641 90 45 1,596 Second round lost to   Teymuraz Gabashvili
20 22   Bernard Tomic 1,625 45 45 1,625 Second round lost to   Borna Ćorić
21 23   Feliciano López 1,550 10 90 1,630 Third round lost to   David Ferrer [11]
22 24   Viktor Troicki 1,535 45 180 1,670 Fourth round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [3]
23 25   Jack Sock 1,505 180 90 1,415 Third round lost to   Albert Ramos-Viñolas
24 26   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,485 45 10 1,450 First round lost to   Nicolás Almagro
25 27   Pablo Cuevas 1,450 90 90 1,450 Third round lost to   Tomáš Berdych [7]
26 29   João Sousa 1,275 45 45 1,275 Second round lost to   Ernests Gulbis
27 28   Ivo Karlović 1,280 10 90 1,360 Third round lost to   Andy Murray [2]
28 30   Alexandr Dolgopolov 1,270 10 0 1,260 Withdrew due to a strained muscle[10]
29 31   Lucas Pouille 1,266 0 45 1,311 Second round lost to   Andrej Martin [LL]
30 32   Jérémy Chardy 1,265 180 90 1,175 Third round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [3]
31 35   Federico Delbonis 1,165 10 10 1,165 First round lost to   Pablo Carreño Busta
32 33   Fabio Fognini 1,205 45 10 1,170 First round lost to   Marcel Granollers
33 34   Steve Johnson 1,190 90 10 1,110 First round lost to   Fernando Verdasco

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
3   Roger Federer 7,015 360 6,655 Back injury[11]
14   Gaël Monfils 2,470 180 2,290 Viral infection[12]

Women's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Serena Williams 9,030 2,000 1,300 8,330 Runner-up, lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [4]
2 2   Agnieszka Radwańska 5,850 10 240 6,080 Fourth round lost to   Tsvetana Pironkova
3 3   Angelique Kerber 5,740 130 10 5,660 First round lost to   Kiki Bertens
4 4   Garbiñe Muguruza 5,196 430 2,000 6,766 Champion, won against   Serena Williams [1]
5 5   Victoria Azarenka 4,341 130 10 4,222 First round retired against   Karin Knapp
6 6   Simona Halep 4,301 70 240 4,471 Fourth round lost to   Samantha Stosur [21]
7 7   Roberta Vinci 3,405 10 10 3,405 First round lost to   Kateryna Bondarenko
8 9   Timea Bacsinszky 3,150 780 430 2,800 Quarterfinals lost to   Kiki Bertens
9 11   Venus Williams 2,886 10 240 3,116 Fourth round lost to   Timea Bacsinszky [8]
10 12   Petra Kvitová 2,878 240 130 2,768 Third round lost to   Shelby Rogers
11 13   Lucie Šafářová 2,843 1,300 130 1,673 Third round lost to   Samantha Stosur [21]
12 14   Carla Suárez Navarro 2,585 130 240 2,695 Fourth round lost to   Yulia Putintseva
13 15   Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,585 70 240 2,755 Fourth round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [4]
14 16   Ana Ivanovic 2,560 780 130 1,910 Third round lost to   Elina Svitolina [18]
15 17   Madison Keys 2,482 130 240 2,592 Fourth round lost to   Kiki Bertens
16 18   Sara Errani 2,450 430 10 2,030 First round lost to   Tsvetana Pironkova
17 19   Karolína Plíšková 2,420 70 10 2,360 First round lost to   Shelby Rogers
18 20   Elina Svitolina 2,416 430 240 2,226 Fourth round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
19 22   Sloane Stephens 2,260 240 130 2,150 Third round lost to   Tsvetana Pironkova
20 21   Johanna Konta 2,280 40 10 2,250 First round lost to   Julia Görges
21 24   Samantha Stosur 2,050 130 780 2,700 Semifinals lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [4]
22 25   Dominika Cibulková 1,951 0 130 2,081 Third round lost to   Carla Suárez Navarro [12]
23 26   Jelena Janković 1,940 10 10 1,940 First round lost to   Tatjana Maria
24 27   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1,840 10 130 1,960 Third round lost to   Svetlana Kuznetsova [13]
25 28   Irina-Camelia Begu 1,655 130 240 1,765 Fourth round lost to   Shelby Rogers
26 30   Kristina Mladenovic 1,550 130 130 1,550 Third round lost to   Serena Williams [1]
27 29   Ekaterina Makarova 1,552 240 70 1,382 Second round lost to   Yanina Wickmayer
28 31   Andrea Petkovic 1,545 130 70 1,485 Second round lost to   Yulia Putintseva
29 32   Daria Kasatkina 1,538 (50) 130 1,618 Third round lost to   Kiki Bertens
30 33   Barbora Strýcová 1,520 10 130 1,640 Third round lost to   Agnieszka Radwańska [2]
31 35   Monica Niculescu 1,450 10+140 10+55 1,365 First round lost to   Pauline Parmentier
32 36   Jeļena Ostapenko 1,365 (13) 10 1,362 First round lost to   Naomi Osaka

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2015. Accordingly, points for her 16th best result are deducted instead.

Withdrawn playersEdit

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
8   Belinda Bencic 3,330 70 3,260 Lower back injury[13]
10   Flavia Pennetta 2,963 240 2,723 Retirement[14]
23   Maria Sharapova 2,141 240 1,901 Provisional suspension[15]
34   Caroline Wozniacki 1,456 70 1,386 Right ankle injury[13]

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed DoublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Chan Hao-ching   Jamie Murray 9 1
  Sania Mirza   Ivan Dodig 10 2
  Kristina Mladenovic   Pierre-Hugues Herbert 17 3
  Yaroslava Shvedova   Florin Mergea 17 4
  Elena Vesnina   Bruno Soares 19 5
  Andrea Hlaváčková   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 27 6
  Chan Yung-jan   Max Mirnyi 27 7
  Coco Vandeweghe   Bob Bryan 29 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of 16 May 2016.

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

Women's singlesEdit

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

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 with injuries, suspensions or personal reasons.

RetirementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "French Open men's final: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win title – as it happened". Guardian. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title". BBC Sport. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (7 June 2015). "French Open 2015: Stan Wawrinka is clay's new king after win over Djokovic". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Roland Garros". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Roland Garros Junior French Championships". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Circuit Info". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  7. ^ "The Courts". Roland Garros. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Prize Money". Roland Garros. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  9. ^ Stan Wawrinka unfortunate to see Rafael Nadal forced to retire hurt
  10. ^ "Roland-Garros : Alexandr Dolgopolov forfait, Thomas Fabbiano lucky-loser" (in French).
  11. ^ "Roger Federer withdraws from French Open with back injury". The Daily Telegraph.
  12. ^ "Gael Monfils pulls out before first-round draw". BBC Sport.
  13. ^ a b Charles, Andy (17 May 2016). "Caroline Wozniacki and Belinda Bencic withdraw from French Open with injuries". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  14. ^ "US Open 2015: Flavia Pennetta beats Roberta Vinci in final". BBC Sport. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Maria Sharapova failed drugs test Australian Open 2016 tennis". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  16. ^ "The wild-cards announcement / les wild-cards pour Roland-Garros 2016". Roland Garros.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2016 Australian Open
Grand Slam events Succeeded by
2016 Wimbledon Championships
Preceded by
2015 French Open
French Open Succeeded by
2017 French Open