2020 French Open – Women's Singles

Iga Świątek defeated Sofia Kenin in the final, 6–4, 6–1 to win her first Grand Slam tournament and capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 French Open.[1]

Women's Singles
2020 French Open
ChampionPoland Iga Świątek
Runner-upUnited States Sofia Kenin
Final score6–4, 6–1
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC)
Seeds32
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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This was also Świątek's first WTA singles title, making her the first player since Jeļena Ostapenko to win a major tournament as their maiden singles title.[citation needed] Ranked world No. 54 in the WTA rankings, Świątek became the lowest-ranked player to win the French Open since rankings were introduced in 1975 and the lowest-ranked player to win a Grand Slam title since Sloane Stephens won the 2017 US Open.[citation needed] Świątek also became the first Polish player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title. Winning a French Open singles title at 19 years and 4 months of age made Świątek the youngest woman to do so since Monica Seles in 1992.[citation needed] Świątek did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament, becoming the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to win the French Open without dropping a set. Additionally, she did not lose more than four games in any set and did not lose more than five games in any match.[citation needed] Świątek dropped only 28 games throughout the tournament in total, the fewest since Steffi Graf dropped 20 games in 1988.[citation needed] Although this was the first French Open where both the men’s and women’s singles champions did not drop a set on their way to the title, Świątek became the first female Polish player since Jadwiga Jędrzejowska in 1939 to reach a French Open final and the first to reach any Grand Slam final since Agnieszka Radwańska reached that stage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.[citation needed]

Kenin was attempting to become the first player since Angelique Kerber in 2016 to win their first two Grand Slam singles titles in the same year and the first female player to win more than one Grand Slam singles title in the same year since Kerber in 2016 as well, having won the 2020 Australian Open.[citation needed]

Ashleigh Barty was the defending champion, but she chose not to participate due to safety concerns resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] This marked the first time since 2008 that the defending French Open champion did not participate and the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament where the defending champion did not participate, after Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the 2020 US Open.[4]

Simona Halep was in contention for the WTA No. 1 singles ranking,[5] but lost in the fourth round to Świątek. As a result, Barty retained the No. 1 ranking and finished the year as the year-end No. 1 for the second consecutive year.[6][7] Halep's loss in the fourth round guaranteed a new French Open champion for the fifth consecutive year and a maiden Grand Slam finalist from the top half of the draw.

Serena Williams was attempting to add to her Open Era record of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, but withdrew before her second round match due to a left Achilles injury she suffered earlier in September at the US Open.[8]

Only 13 of the 32 seeded players advanced to the third round, the fewest at any Grand Slam since Wimbledon expanded to 32 seeds in 2001. Only three seeded players advanced to the quarterfinals, the fewest since the 1978 Australian Open.[9] This was the first Grand Slam tournament since the 1999 Wimbledon Championships that two qualifiers, Nadia Podoroska and Martina Trevisan, reached the quarterfinals.[citation needed] The semifinal match between Świątek and Podoroska was also the first semifinal to be contested by two unseeded players at a Grand Slam since the 1983 French Open.[citation needed]

Podoroska became the first qualifier in history to reach the semifinals of the French Open and the first to reach the semifinals at any Grand Slam tournament since Alexandra Stevenson achieved this feat at the aforementioned 1999 Wimbledon Championships.[citation needed] She also became the first female Argentine player since Paola Suárez in 2004 to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament in singles and the lowest-ranked semifinalist (ranked No. 130) at any Grand Slam since Henin reached that stage of the 2010 Australian Open as an unranked player.[citation needed]

SeedsEdit

01.     Simona Halep (Fourth round)
02.     Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
03.     Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals)
04.     Sofia Kenin (Final)
05.     Kiki Bertens (Fourth round)
06.     Serena Williams (Second round, withdrew)
07.     Petra Kvitová (Semifinals)
08.     Aryna Sabalenka (Third round)
09.     Johanna Konta (First round)
10.     Victoria Azarenka (Second round)
11.     Garbiñe Muguruza (Third round)
12.     Madison Keys (First round)
13.     Petra Martić (Third round)
14.     Elena Rybakina (Second round)
15.     Markéta Vondroušová (First round)
16.     Elise Mertens (Third round)
17.     Anett Kontaveit (First round)
18.     Angelique Kerber (First round)
19.     Alison Riske (First round)
20.     Maria Sakkari (Third round)
21.     Jennifer Brady (First round)
22.     Karolína Muchová (First round)
23.     Yulia Putintseva (Second round)
24.     Dayana Yastremska (First round)
25.     Amanda Anisimova (Third round)
26.     Donna Vekić (First round)
27.     Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round)
28.     Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round)
29.     Sloane Stephens (Second round)
30.     Ons Jabeur (Fourth round)
31.     Magda Linette (First round)
32.     Barbora Strýcová (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
    Iga Świątek 6 6
Q   Martina Trevisan 3 1
    Iga Świątek 6 6
Q   Nadia Podoroska 2 1
3   Elina Svitolina 2 4
Q   Nadia Podoroska 6 6
    Iga Świątek 6 6
4   Sofia Kenin 4 1
    Danielle Collins 4 6 0
4   Sofia Kenin 6 4 6
4   Sofia Kenin 6 7
7   Petra Kvitová 4 5
7   Petra Kvitová 6 6
    Laura Siegemund 3 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Halep 6 6
  S Sorribes Tormo 4 0 1   S Halep 6 6
  I-C Begu 6 4 6   I-C Begu 3 4
  J Teichmann 4 6 3 1   S Halep 6 6
PR   C Bellis 631 25   A Anisimova 0 1
  B Pera 77 6   B Pera 2 0
  T Korpatsch 2 0 25   A Anisimova 6 6
25   A Anisimova 6 6 1   S Halep 1 2
24   D Yastremska 4 3   I Świątek 6 6
PR   D Gavrilova 6 6 PR   D Gavrilova 7 4 3
  A Kalinskaya 4 4 WC   E Bouchard 5 6 6
WC   E Bouchard 6 6 WC   E Bouchard 3 2
Q   B Haas 3 61   I Świątek 6 6
  S-w Hsieh 6 77   S-w Hsieh 1 4
  I Świątek 6 6   I Świątek 6 6
15   M Vondroušová 1 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Konta 3 3
  C Gauff 6 6   C Gauff 6 2 5
  C Giorgi 5 0r Q   M Trevisan 4 6 7
Q   M Trevisan 7 3 Q   M Trevisan 1 78 6
Q   K Rakhimova 6 6 20   M Sakkari 6 663
  S Rogers 2 3 Q   K Rakhimova 602
  A Tomljanović 0 5 20   M Sakkari 77 6
20   M Sakkari 6 7 Q   M Trevisan 6 6
28   S Kuznetsova 1 6 1 5   K Bertens 4 4
  A Pavlyuchenkova 6 2 6   A Pavlyuchenkova 3 4
  K Siniaková 77 6   K Siniaková 6 6
  L Davis 652   K Siniaková 2 2
  M Puig 2 1 5   K Bertens 6 6
Q   S Errani 6 6 Q   S Errani 656 7
  K Zavatska 6 2 0 5   K Bertens 77 3 9
5   K Bertens 2 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   E Svitolina 77 6
  V Gracheva 624 3   E Svitolina 6 0 6
Q   R Zarazúa 6 6 Q   R Zarazúa 3 6 2
WC   E Jacquemot 1 2 3   E Svitolina 6 7
  A Blinkova 3 6 5 27   E Alexandrova 4 5
LL   A Sharma 6 2 7 LL   A Sharma 3 3
  M Inglis 3 3 27   E Alexandrova 6 6
27   E Alexandrova 6 6 3   E Svitolina 6 6
17   A Kontaveit 4 6 4   C Garcia 1 3
  C Garcia 6 3 6   C Garcia 77 6
  A Sasnovich 6 2 6   A Sasnovich 652
  A-L Friedsam 2 6 3   C Garcia 1 6 7
  M Bouzková 6 4 2 16   E Mertens 6 4 5
  K Kanepi 4 6 6   K Kanepi 4 5
  M Gasparyan 2 3 16   E Mertens 6 7
16   E Mertens 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   V Azarenka 6 6
  D Kovinić 1 2 10   V Azarenka 2 2
PR   AK Schmiedlová 6 6 PR   AK Schmiedlová 6 6
  V Williams 4 4 PR   AK Schmiedlová 3 2
  G Minnen 2 1 Q   N Podoroska 6 6
Q   N Podoroska 6 6 Q   N Podoroska 6 1 6
  K Flipkens 1 2 23   Y Putintseva 3 6 2
23   Y Putintseva 6 6 Q   N Podoroska 2 6 6
32   B Strýcová 7 6   B Krejčíková 6 2 3
Q   V Lepchenko 5 2 32   B Strýcová 4 6 3
  N Stojanović 3 5   B Krejčíková 6 3 6
  B Krejčíková 6 7   B Krejčíková 5 6 6
WC   T Pironkova 6 6 WC   T Pironkova 7 4 3
  A Petkovic 3 3 WC   T Pironkova w/o
  K Ahn 620 6   S Williams
6   S Williams 77 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   A Sabalenka 6 6
  J Pegula 3 1 8   A Sabalenka 78 6
  D Kasatkina 6 6   D Kasatkina 660
WC   H Tan 2 1 8   A Sabalenka 676 3
  N Hibino 6 6 30   O Jabeur 79 2 6
Q   M Kostyuk 4 0   N Hibino 644
  Z Diyas 6 3 1 30   O Jabeur 77 6
30   O Jabeur 4 6 6 30   O Jabeur 4 6 4
21   J Brady 4 6 7   D Collins 6 4 6
Q   C Tauson 6 3 9 Q   C Tauson 2 3
Q   M Niculescu 6 2 1   D Collins 6 6
  D Collins 2 6 6   D Collins 7 2 6
  V Kužmová 1 2 11   G Muguruza 5 6 4
  Kr Plíšková 6 6   Kr Plíšková 3 2
  T Zidanšek 5 6 6 11   G Muguruza 6 6
11   G Muguruza 7 4 8

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   E Rybakina 6 6
  S Cîrstea 0 3 14   E Rybakina 3 6 2
  F Ferro 77 6   F Ferro 6 4 6
  H Watson 644   F Ferro 79 4 6
  S Vögele 5 5   PM Țig 676 0
  PM Țig 7 7   PM Țig 6 6
  C McHale 6 6   C McHale 4 3
22   K Muchová 2 4   F Ferro 6 2 1
26   D Vekić 3 4 4   S Kenin 2 6 6
Q   I Bara 6 6 Q   I Bara 6 4
  A Van Uytvanck 2 6 6   A Van Uytvanck 1 0r
  R Peterson 6 3 1 Q   I Bara 2 0
  T Babos 4 2 4   S Kenin 6 6
  A Bogdan 6 6   A Bogdan 6 3 2
  L Samsonova 4 6 3 4   S Kenin 3 6 6
4   S Kenin 6 3 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   P Kvitová 6 7
  O Dodin 3 5 7   P Kvitová 6 6
  A Bolsova 4 3   J Paolini 3 3
  J Paolini 6 6 7   P Kvitová 7 6
WC   D Parry 4 2   LA Fernandez 5 3
  P Hercog 6 6   P Hercog 4 6 1
  LA Fernandez 1 6 6   LA Fernandez 6 3 6
31   M Linette 6 2 3 7   P Kvitová 6 6
18   A Kerber 3 3   S Zhang 2 4
  K Juvan 6 6   K Juvan 662
  A Rus 79 623 WC   C Burel 78 6
WC   C Burel 6777 6 WC   C Burel 625
WC   C Paquet 3 2   S Zhang 77 7
  A Cornet 6 6   A Cornet 4 63
  S Zhang 6 77   S Zhang 6 77
12   M Keys 3 62

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   P Martić 77 7
  M Doi 625 13   P Martić 617 6
WC   P Parmentier 2 3   V Kudermetova 77 5 3
  V Kudermetova 6 6 13   P Martić 77 3 0
  L Siegemund 7 6   L Siegemund 656 6
  K Mladenovic 5 3   L Siegemund 1 6 6
  J Görges 6 646   J Görges 6 1 3
19   A Riske 3 77 1   L Siegemund 7 6
29   S Stephens 6 6   P Badosa 5 2
  V Diatchenko 2 2 29   S Stephens 4 6 2
  K Kozlova 2 6 3   P Badosa 6 4 6
  P Badosa 6 4 6   P Badosa 6 6
  J Ostapenko 6 6   J Ostapenko 4 3
  M Brengle 2 1   J Ostapenko 6 6
Q   M Sherif 711 2 4 2   Ka Plíšková 4 2
2   Ka Plíšková 696 6

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Świątek   Kenin
1st serve % 28/53 (53%) 37/54 (69%)
1st serve points won 19 of 28 = 68% 17 of 37 = 46%
2nd serve points won 13 of 25 = 52% 4 of 17 = 24%
Total service points won 32 of 53 = 60.38% 21 of 54 = 38.89%
Aces 1 1
Double faults 3 3
Winners 25 10
Unforced errors 17 23
Net points won 6 of 7 = 86% 2 of 7 = 29%
Break points converted 6 of 9 = 67% 3 of 3 = 100%
Return points won 33 of 54 = 61% 21 of 53 = 40%
Total points won 65 42
Source


Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

Protected rankingEdit

QualifiersEdit

Lucky loserEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament
During the tournament

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