2021 French Open – Women's Singles

Barbora Krejčíková defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2021 French Open.[1] This was Krejčíková's first singles Major title, and her sixth Major tournament title overall.[2] Krejčíková won the title after saving a match point in her semifinal match against Maria Sakkari, making her the first player since Justine Henin in 2005 and the third woman in the Open Era to win the French Open after saving a match point. Krejčíková and Pavlyuchenkova were the lowest ranked Major finalists (numbers 33 and 32, respectively) since the introduction of computer rankings began in 1975.

Women's Singles
2021 French Open
ChampionCzech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Runner-upRussia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Final score6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (12 Q / 8 WC)
Seeds34
Events
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Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Krejčíková became the first Czech player to win the women's singles title at Roland Garros since Hana Mandlíková in 1981.[a] She also became the first player to win in both the singles and doubles events at the same Major tournament since Serena Williams at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, and the first to do so at the French Open since Mary Pierce in 2000. Pavlyuchenkova reached her maiden Major final after participating in 52 Major main draws, breaking the record previously set by Flavia Pennetta in 2015.[3]

Iga Świątek was the defending champion, but she lost to Sakkari in the quarterfinals. Świątek's loss marked the fourteenth consecutive year where the defending French Open champion failed to defend her title, with Henin being the last woman to do so in 2007.[4] It also ensured the sixth consecutive French Open to feature a first-time Major champion.[5] Świątek's loss also ensured that this was the first French Open and the third Major in the Open Era to feature all first-time Major semifinalists,[6] and it was the first Major in the Open Era in which six players made their Major tournament quarterfinal debuts.[7]

Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka were in contention for the WTA No. 1 singles ranking. Barty retained the top ranking after Osaka withdrew from the second round.[8]

Serena Williams became the oldest woman to reach the fourth round at the French Open in the Open Era; a record previously held by her sister Venus.[9][10] Sakkari and Tamara Zidanšek became the first Greek woman and Slovenian player to reach the singles quarterfinals and semifinals of a Major tournament, respectively.[11][12][b] Coco Gauff became the youngest player to reach a Major quarterfinal since Nicole Vaidišová at the 2006 French Open.[13]

SeedsEdit

01.     Ashleigh Barty (Second round, retired)
02.     Naomi Osaka (Second round, withdrew)
03.     Aryna Sabalenka (Third round)
04.     Sofia Kenin (Fourth round)
05.     Elina Svitolina (Third round)
06.     Bianca Andreescu (First round)
07.     Serena Williams (Fourth round)
08.     Iga Świątek (Quarterfinals)
09.     Karolína Plíšková (Second round)
10.     Belinda Bencic (Second round)
11.     Petra Kvitová (Second round, withdrew)
12.     Garbiñe Muguruza (First round)
13.     Jennifer Brady (Third round, retired)
14.     Elise Mertens (Third round)
15.     Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
16.     Kiki Bertens (First round)
17.     Maria Sakkari (Semifinals)
18.     Karolína Muchová (Third round)
19.     Johanna Konta (First round)
20.     Markéta Vondroušová (Fourth round)
21.     Elena Rybakina (Quarterfinals)
22.     Petra Martić (First round)
23.     Madison Keys (Third round)
24.     Coco Gauff (Quarterfinals)
25.     Ons Jabeur (Fourth round)
26.     Angelique Kerber (First round)
27.     Alison Riske (Withdrew)
28.     Jessica Pegula (Third round)
29.     Veronika Kudermetova (Second round)
30.     Anett Kontaveit (Third round)
31.     Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Final)
32.     Ekaterina Alexandrova (Second round)
33.     Paula Badosa (Quarterfinals)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
24   Coco Gauff 663
    Barbora Krejčíková 78 6
    Barbora Krejčíková 7 4 9
17   Maria Sakkari 5 6 7
17   Maria Sakkari 6 6
8   Iga Świątek 4 4
  Barbora Krejčíková 6 2 6
31   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1 6 4
21   Elena Rybakina 77 2 7
31   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 626 9
31   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7 6
  Tamara Zidanšek 5 3
    Tamara Zidanšek 7 4 8
33   Paula Badosa 5 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   A Barty 6 3 6
  B Pera 4 6 2 1   A Barty 1 2r
  M Linette 6 6   M Linette 6 2
WC   C Paquet 3 3   M Linette 6 0 1
Q   I Bara 652 25   O Jabeur 3 6 6
WC   A Sharma 77 6 WC   A Sharma 2 4
  Y Putintseva 5 2 25   O Jabeur 6 6
25   O Jabeur 7 6 25   O Jabeur 3 1
24   C Gauff 713 6 24   C Gauff 6 6
Q   A Krunić 6114 24   C Gauff 6 77
  Q Wang 2 6 7   Q Wang 3 61
  S-w Hsieh 6 4 5 24   C Gauff 6 0
Q   E-s Liang 1 6 4 13   J Brady 1 0r
  F Ferro 6 1 6   F Ferro 4 6 5
  A Sevastova 3 3 13   J Brady 6 2 7
13   J Brady 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Ka Plíšková 7 6
  D Vekić 5 4 9   Ka Plíšková 5 1
  C Suárez Navarro 6 644   S Stephens 7 6
  S Stephens 3 77 6   S Stephens 6 7
Q   V Lepchenko 6 6 18   K Muchová 3 5
  S Zhang 3 3 Q   V Lepchenko 3 4
PR   A Petkovic 6 3 4 18   K Muchová 6 6
18   K Muchová 1 6 6   S Stephens 2 0
32   E Alexandrova 6 6   B Krejčíková 6 6
  V Williams 3 1 32   E Alexandrova 2 3
  B Krejčíková 5 6 6   B Krejčíková 6 6
  Kr Plíšková 7 4 2   B Krejčíková 6 6
  A Li 6 6 5   E Svitolina 3 2
  M Gasparyan 0 1   A Li 0 4
WC   O Babel 2 5 5   E Svitolina 6 6
5   E Svitolina 6 7

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Kenin 6 4 6
  J Ostapenko 4 6 3 4   S Kenin 7 6
Q   H Baptiste 6 6 Q   H Baptiste 5 3
  A Blinkova 1 4 4   S Kenin 4 6 6
  T Martincová 6 78 28   J Pegula 6 1 4
PR   I Jorović 3 66   T Martincová 3 3
  L Zhu 4 6 4 28   J Pegula 6 6
28   J Pegula 6 4 6 4   S Kenin 1 3
17   M Sakkari 6 6 17   M Sakkari 6 6
Q   K Zavatska 4 1 17   M Sakkari 6 6
  J Paolini 7 6   J Paolini 2 3
Q   S Vögele 5 1 17   M Sakkari 7 626
  H Watson 4 5 14   E Mertens 5 77 2
  Z Diyas 6 7   Z Diyas 6 2 4
Q   S Sanders 4 1 14   E Mertens 4 6 6
14   E Mertens 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   G Muguruza 1 4
  M Kostyuk 6 6   M Kostyuk 6 6
  S Zheng 4 6 6   S Zheng 3 4
  S Sorribes Tormo 6 4 4   M Kostyuk 6 6
Q   L Arruabarrena 2 3   V Gracheva 1 2
  V Gracheva 6 6   V Gracheva 7 1 6
  C Giorgi 6 656   C Giorgi 5 6 2
22   P Martić 2 77 4   M Kostyuk 3 4
30   A Kontaveit 6477 6 8   I Świątek 6 6
  V Golubic 77 650 30   A Kontaveit 6 6
Q   AK Schmiedlová 4 0   K Mladenovic 2 0
  K Mladenovic 6 6 30   A Kontaveit 640
  R Peterson 63710 6 8   I Świątek 77 6
  S Rogers 77 682   R Peterson 1 1
  K Juvan 0 5 8   I Świątek 6 6
8   I Świątek 6 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   S Williams 78 6
  I-C Begu 662 7   S Williams 6 5 6
  A Rus 5 5 PR   M Buzărnescu 3 7 1
PR   M Buzărnescu 7 7 7   S Williams 6 6
  D Collins 6 4 6   D Collins 4 4
Q   Xiyu Wang 2 6 4   D Collins 6 6
Q   A Kalinina 6 6 Q   A Kalinina 0 2
26   A Kerber 2 4 7   S Williams 3 5
21   E Rybakina 6 6 21   E Rybakina 6 7
WC   E Jacquemot 4 1 21   E Rybakina 6 6
  N Hibino 77 6   N Hibino 3 1
  N Stojanović 642 21   E Rybakina 6 6
PR   E Vesnina 6 6 PR   E Vesnina 1 4
LL   O Govortsova 1 0 PR   E Vesnina w/o
Q   G Minnen 77 651 11   P Kvitová
11   P Kvitová 6377 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   V Azarenka 6 2 6
  S Kuznetsova 4 6 3 15   V Azarenka 7 6
  C Tauson 6 6   C Tauson 5 4
Q   E Gorgodze 4 2 15   V Azarenka 6 6
  L Fernandez 6 6 23   M Keys 2 2
  A Potapova 2 1   L Fernandez 1 5
WC   O Dodin 3 6 1 23   M Keys 6 7
23   M Keys 6 3 6 15   V Azarenka 7 3 2
31   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6 31   A Pavlyuchenkova 5 6 6
  C McHale 4 0 31   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6
PR   K Kozlova 2 4   A Tomljanović 2 3
  A Tomljanović 6 6 31   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 2 6
WC   D Parry 3 6 3 3   A Sabalenka 4 6 0
  A Sasnovich 6 3 6   A Sasnovich 5 3
Q   A Konjuh 4 3 3   A Sabalenka 7 6
3   A Sabalenka 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   B Andreescu 77 627
  T Zidanšek 6177 9   T Zidanšek 6 6
  M Brengle 7 6   M Brengle 4 1
Q   MC Osorio Serrano 5 4   T Zidanšek 0 77 6
  M Bouzková 0 6 2   K Siniaková 6 652
  K Siniaková 6 4 6   K Siniaková 79 5 7
  A Anisimova 651 29   V Kudermetova 677 5
29   V Kudermetova 77 6   T Zidanšek 77 6
19   J Konta 652   S Cîrstea 641
  S Cîrstea 77 6   S Cîrstea 6 3 6
  A Van Uytvanck 5 6 4   M Trevisan 4 6 4
  M Trevisan 7 4 6   S Cîrstea 6 6
  D Kasatkina 6 5 6   D Kasatkina 3 2
  M Doi 3 7 3   D Kasatkina 6 6
  N Podoroska 0 3 10   B Bencic 2 2
10   B Bencic 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   K Bertens 1 6 4
  P Hercog 6 3 6   P Hercog 7 6
  L Siegemund 3 1   C Garcia 5 4
  C Garcia 6 6   P Hercog 3 3
  A Cornet 4 4 20   M Vondroušová 6 6
WC   H Tan 6 6 WC   H Tan 1 3
  K Kanepi 6 3 0 20   M Vondroušová 6 6
20   M Vondroušová 4 6 6 20   M Vondroušová 4 6 2
33   P Badosa 6 77 33   P Badosa 6 3 6
  L Davis 2 63 33   P Badosa 6 6
WC   C Burel 3 68   D Kovinić 2 0
  D Kovinić 6 710 33   P Badosa 2 77 6
LL   E Cocciaretto 1 3   A Bogdan 6 644
  A Bogdan 6 6   A Bogdan w/o
  PM Țig 4 64 2   N Osaka
2   N Osaka 6 77

Championship match statisticsEdit

Category   Krejčíková   Pavlyuchenkova
1st serve % 58/80 (73%) 53/80 (66%)
1st serve points won 32 of 58 = 55% 26 of 53 = 49%
2nd serve points won 12 of 22 = 55% 13 of 27 = 48%
Total service points won 44 of 80 = 55.00% 39 of 80 = 48.75%
Aces 2 2
Double faults 5 1
Winners 34 23
Unforced errors 31 16
Net points won 11 of 15 = 73% 2 of 6 = 33%
Break points converted 6 of 14 = 43% 5 of 12 = 42%
Return points won 41 of 80 = 51% 36 of 80 = 45%
Total points won 85 75
Source

Seeded playersEdit

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on WTA rankings as of 24 May 2021. Rankings and points before are as of 31 May 2021. Because the tournament was moved a week and points of the week of 10 June 2019 includes results only from Nottingham. The defending points from 's-Hertogenbosch is not included towards on dropping points.

Seed Rank Player Points before 2019 Points 2020 Points Points won Points after Status
1 1   Ashleigh Barty 10,175 2,000 - 70 8,245 Second round retired against   Magda Linette
2 2   Naomi Osaka 7,461 130 - 70 7,401 Second round withdrew due to mental health issues
3 4   Aryna Sabalenka 6,195 70 130 130 6,195 Third round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [31]
4 5   Sofia Kenin 5,865 240 1,300 240 5,865 Fourth round lost to   Maria Sakkari [17]
5 6   Elina Svitolina 5,835 130 430 130 5,835 Third round lost to   Barbora Krejčíková
6 7   Bianca Andreescu 5,325 70 - 10 5,265 First round lost to   Tamara Zidanšek
7 8   Serena Williams 4,821 130 70 240 4,931 Fourth round lost to   Elena Rybakina [21]
8 9   Iga Świątek 4,435 240 2,000 430 4,435 Quarterfinals lost to   Maria Sakkari [17]
9 10   Karolína Plíšková 4,345 130 70 70 4,285 Second round lost to   Sloane Stephens
10 11   Belinda Bencic 4,140 130 - 70 4,080 Second round lost to   Daria Kasatkina
11 12   Petra Kvitová 4,115 0 780 70 4,115 Second round withdrew due to an ankle injury
12 13   Garbiñe Muguruza 4,110 240 130 10 4,000 First round lost to   Marta Kostyuk
13 14   Jennifer Brady 3,830 70+110 10 70+130 3,830 Third round retired against   Coco Gauff [24]
14 15   Elise Mertens 3,685 130 130 130 3,685 Third round lost to   Maria Sakkari [17]
15 16   Victoria Azarenka 3,526 70 70 240 3,696 Fourth round lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [31]
16 17   Kiki Bertens 3,220 70 240 10 3,220 First round lost to   Polona Hercog
17 18   Maria Sakkari 2,830 70 130 780 3,480 Semifinals lost to   Barbora Krejčíková
18 19   Karolína Muchová 2,816 70 10 130 2,876 Third round lost to   Sloane Stephens
19 20   Johanna Konta 2,756 780 10 10 1,986 First round lost to   Sorana Cîrstea
20 21   Markéta Vondroušová 2,746 1,300 10 240 1,686 Fourth round lost to   Paula Badosa [33]
21 22   Elena Rybakina 2,683 40 70 430 3,043 Quarterfinals lost to   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [31]
22 23   Petra Martić 2,660 430 130 10 2,360 First round lost to   Camila Giorgi
23 24   Madison Keys 2,606 430 10 130 2,306 Third round lost to   Victoria Azarenka [15]
24 25   Coco Gauff 2,420 20 70 430 2,780 Quarterfinals lost to   Barbora Krejčíková
25 26   Ons Jabeur 2,415 10 240 240 2,415 Fourth round lost to   Coco Gauff [24]
26 27   Angelique Kerber 2,320 10 10 10 2,320 First round lost to   Anhelina Kalinina [Q]
27 28   Alison Riske 2,222 10+70 10 0 2,152 Withdrew due to a right knee injury
28 29   Jessica Pegula 2,219 10 10 130 2,339 Third round lost to   Sofia Kenin [4]
29 30   Veronika Kudermetova 2,160 130 70 70 2,100 Second round lost to   Kateřina Siniaková
30 31   Anett Kontaveit 2,145 10 10 130 2,265 Third round lost to   Iga Świątek [8]
31 32   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,070 10 70 1300 3,300 Runner-up, lost to   Barbora Krejčíková
32 34   Ekaterina Alexandrova 1,940 130 130 70 1,940 Second round lost to   Barbora Krejčíková
33 35   Paula Badosa 1,870 (18) 240 430 2,060 Quarterfinals lost to   Tamara Zidanšek

†The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019. Accordingly, points from her 16th best result are deducted instead.

Withdrawn playersEdit

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew before the tournament began.

Rank Player Points before 2019 Points 2020 Points Points lost Points after Withdrawal reason
3   Simona Halep 6,520 430 240 190 6,330 Calf injury

Other entry informationEdit

WildcardsEdit

The following players were awarded wildcards into the main draw.[14]

Protected rankingEdit

QualifiersEdit

Lucky losersEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament
During the tournament

RetirementsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Martina Navratilova was the women's singles champion at the French Open in 1982 and 1984, she won both these titles whilst competing for the United States of America.[citation needed]
  2. ^ Zidanšek became the first player representing Slovenia as an independent country following its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Mima Jaušovec, who was the first Slovenian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in 1977, did so when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia.

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
2021 Australian Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
2021 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles