2013 French Open at Roland Garros WTA Singles Results    

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French great Suzanne Leglen, shown in 1920, was reknowned for her mobility on court     On Saturday at Roland Garros, in the final of the 2013 French Open, the 2002 French Open champion (and 2013 champ at Rome, Madrid, Charleston, Miami, and Brisbane), 31 year old top seeded #1 Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, defeated the 2012 French Open champion (and 2013 champ at Indian Wells & Stuttgart), 26 year old #2 (and former #1) Maria Sharapova of Russia (residences: Manhattan Beach, CA and Bradenton, FL), 6-4, 6-4 (Maria is shown during the match; Serena is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Serena's prize is €1,500,000 (about $1,949,000 US); Maria's prize is €755,000 (about $981,000 US).

    The match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes. Serena struck 29 winners (including 10 aces) with 21 unforced errors (including no double faults) while scoring on 4 of the 15 break points she reached against Maria and totaling 71 points in the match. Maria hit 10 winners (2 aces) with 17 UEs (4 DFs), and converted both of the two break points she reached against Serena while totaling 56 points. match stats - BBC "as it happened"

    It was Serena's 31st consecutive match victory. Serena said: "I think it's unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It's difficult for me to speak because I'm so excited... [Maria] played a beautiful final. She's a great champion. I hope to be with her again next year." AP story

    Maria said: "You have to get into the points with [Serena] from the beginning. Today when I had those occasions and opportunities, she would come up with a big serve or a great second ball. That's definitely the toughest part about playing against her." WTA story

    Serena now leads Maria 14-2 in career matches. Both of Maria's wins over Serena came in 2004, in the finals at Wimbledon and the WTA Championships. Their previous meeting was last month on red clay in the final at Madrid, when Serena defeated Maria 6-1, 6-4.

    16-time Grand Slam tourney champion Serena is now 52-16 in WTA singles finals (16-5 in Grand Slam singles finals), and has a 43-2 singles match record in 2013, losing only to Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka.

    4-time Grand Slam tourney champion Maria is now 29-22 in WTA singles finals (4-4 in Grand Slam singles finals), and has a 36-5 singles match record this year, losing only to Serena (4 times) and Li Na.

    Sunday Men's Final: s3 Rafael Nadal ESP v s4 David Ferrer ESP 6-3, 6-2, 6-3


 
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  2013 Major Skirmishes, Top Half

4th Round:
n1 Serena Williams USA d n15 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-3
n4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n14 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-2, 6-4
n5 Sara Errani ITA d n20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Quarterfinals:
n1 Serena Williams USA d n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
n5 Sara Errani ITA d n4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 7-6(6)

Semifinal:
n1 Serena Williams USA d n5 Sara Errani ITA 6-0, 6-1

  2013 Major Skirmishes, Bottom Half

4th Round:
n2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n17 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-3
n3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n38 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-0
n12 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n66 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 7-5, 6-4
n18 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n68 Jamie Hampton USA 6-0, 6-2

Quarterfinals:
n2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n18 Jelena Jankovic SRB 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
n3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n12 Maria Kirilenko RUS 7-6(3), 6-2

Semifinal:
n2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n3 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

    2013 prize money is shown below, up 40% from 2012. US dollars are at the April 25 conversion rate: 1 euro equals 1.2992 dollars.

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2013: In Paris during the week leading up to this year's tourney, 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic happily practiced, 2002 champ Serena Williams alerted the media, 1997 & 1999 finalist Martina Hingis attended the player's party, where Tamira Paszek & others were interviewed by Tatiana Golovin, 2012 champion Maria Sharapova promoted sweetness, and Laura Robson & Genie Bouchard went out for Sushi...
French Open, 1st Round Sun-Tue May 26-28 11am
loser's prize: €21,000 = US $27,284; points: 5
Tuesday: rain delays
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n83 Anna Tatishvili GEO 6-0, 6-1 Sun

Serena serving

    Serena struck 27 winners (including 8 aces) with only 14 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 5 of the 11 break points she reached against Anna and totaling 56 points in the match. Anna hit only 4 winners (no aces) with 22 unforced errors (3 DFs), and did not reach a break point against Serena while totaling 22 points. match stats

    It was Serena's 25th consecutive match victory. Serena said: "I was nervous. I'm always a little nervous going into first round matches at Slams. This time I wasn't as nervous as I was at other Grand Slams, though. But for the most part I felt pretty safe and felt good about my game and that if I just do what I did in practice, I'll be okay." WTA story

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n42 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 6-2, 6-1 Mon

   
Maria serving, Su-Wei about to swat a backhand, and Maria driving a forehand

    Maria struck 25 winners (including 4 aces) with 19 unforced errors (including no double faults) while scoring on 4 of the 6 break points she reached against Su-Wei and totaling 57 points in the match. Su-Wei hit 8 winners (no aces) with 8 unforced errors (3 DFs), and did not reach a break point against Maria while totaling 31 points. match stats

    Maria withdrew from Rome this year due to illness. Maria said: "When I wasn't feeling well it was tough to be out on the court. It was really nice to recharge again over the last week and get back out there today." WTA story

n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n36 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-1, 6-4 ppd-Wed

 
Elena launching a forehand, and Vika following one

    Victoria said: "It was a long wait, but I think performance-wise, it was a good match. It was a quality match. Elena is a very tough opponent, and I was actually surprised she wasn't seeded at the tournament. And we actually know each other pretty well, so it was important to start right away from the beginning with determination and good focus, because she's a very dangerous opponent with a very flashy game. I'm glad that I could maintain my level and improve when I needed to today." WTA story

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n136 Shahar Peer ISR 6-1, 6-1 Mon

Aga's forehand drive

    Aga withdrew from Brussels last week due to a persistent right shoulder injury. Agnieszka said: "My shoulder was worse after Rome, so I decided to have a week of rest last week, and just practice and do rehab before Roland Garros. I was practicing really hard last week to be ready for the French Open, which is of course the most important tournament on clay for us. I'm definitely ready to go now and am 100% fit. I think it was a good move." WTA story

n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA d n86 Aranxta Rus NED 6-1, 6-2 Sun

    2012 French Open finalist Sara said: "Last year was an unbelievable tournament, the best tournament of my life. But I don't want to think about that. I just want to come here and play another tournament. I try to concentrate on my tennis, not too much about last year." AP story

n6 s6 Na Li CHN d n63 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-3, 6-4 Mon

Na driving a forehand

    Na struck 26 winners (including no aces) with 37 unforced errors (including 3 double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 10 break points she reached against Anabel and totaling 69 points in the match. Anabel hit 12 winners (no aces) with 21 unforced errors (no DFs), and converted 4 of the 12 break point she held against Na while totaling 57 points. match stats

n7 s7 Petra Kvitova CZE d n187 wc Aravane Rezaï FRA 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 ppd-Wed
n8 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n33 Mona Barthel GER 7-6(6), 6-2 Mon
n9 s9 Samantha Stosur AUS d n81 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6-0, 6-2 Tue

 
Kimiko and Samantha driving backhands

    Samantha said: "I was very pleased with the way I played and the way I started the match. Then the start of that second set I really had to keep going and not allow [Kimiko] to really feel like she could get into it. I was very pleased how I did that. I thought my slice was good and I served well too." WTA story

    Kimiko won the doubles title last week at Strasbourg, partnered with Chanelle Scheepers. Kimiko said: "Before the red clay season I decided I wouldn't play [singles]. It's not my surface. Everybody knows it. And I know it too! I also didn't want to get injured before the grass season. So I'm disappointed to lose, but also happy I didn't get any injuries today. Anyway, now I'm just trying to focus on doubles here, and then I'm already focused on the grass court season that's coming up. So yeah, everything's okay now."

n10 s10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n35 Laura Robson GBR 6-3, 6-2 Mon

 
Laura launching a forehand, and Caro following one

    Caroline said: "Laura is a great girl, and I know her very well. I know how she plays and what to expect, and I was just trying to do the things I had to do out there... She hits the ball so hard and has won against top players before... I managed to break her a couple of times in both sets, and I'm just happy to be through and feeling like I'm getting into the tournament." WTA story

*n85 Monica Puig PUR n11 s11 Nadia Petrova RUS 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Sun

Monica driving a backhand

n12 s12 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n106 Nina Bratchikova RUS 6-0, 6-1 ppd-Wed
n13 s13 Marion Bartoli FRA d n64 Olga Govortsova BLR 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-5 Tue

Marion launching a backhand

    Marion struck 40 winners (including 4 aces) with 45 unforced errors (including 12 double faults) while scoring on 7 of the 14 break points she reached against Olga and totaling 129 points in the match. Olga hit 57 winners (1 ace) with 42 unforced errors (9 DFs), and converted 7 of her 16 break points against Marion while totaling 131 points. match stats

    The match lasted 3 hours and 12 minutes, and Olga failed to convert 2 match points. Marion said: "It shows that from a physical and mental perspective I've got the legs for three hours... I'd prefer to have won in two straight sets in an hour, but my opponent puts me on my back foot over such a long match. And to show at the end of the day that I managed to ramp up a gear and to show that I wasn't tired at all, that's very encouraging for the rest of the season." Reuters story

n14 s14 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n107 Petra Martic CRO 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Sun

Ana serving

    Ana struck 27 winners (including 3 aces) with 36 unforced errors (including 3 double faults) while scoring on 4 of the 10 break points she reached against Petra and totaling 100 points in the match. Petra hit 23 winners (1 ace) with 39 unforced errors (6 DFs), and converted 2 of the 9 break point she held against Ana while totaling 81 points. match stats

    Ana said: "I started really well and played very aggressive. It was kind of heavy, but it's been that way the whole week and we have been practicing in a similar conditions, so that was not really an issue. But it was cold!"

    "In the second set I kind of let [Petra] back in a little bit. She started serving better, going for her shots and mixing up a lot of drop shots and slices. Then in the third set I stepped up again. Once I was 5-0 up, she started swinging a little more. But I still had chances, and still played good tennis, I felt... And I'm just very happy that I closed the match out." WTA story

n15 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA d n123 wc Stéphanie Foretz-Gacon FRA 6-3, 6-0 Mon

 
Roberta fielding a backhand, and Stephanie driving one

n16 s16 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n69 Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6-1, 6-4 Tue

Domi's service toss

n17 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n109 Karin Knapp ITA 6-2, 7-5 Mon

Sloane volleying a backhand

n18 s18 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n60 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-4, 7-6(7) Tue

Jelena serving

    Jelena trailed 0-5 in the 2nd set, and successfully defended 6 set points held by Daniela before winning the match in the tiebreaker.

    Jelena struck 27 winners (including 4 aces) with 21 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 3 of the 11 break points she reached against Daniela and totaling 90 points in the match. Daniela hit 26 winners (1 ace) with 32 unforced errors (2 DFs), and converted 2 of the 6 break points she held against Jelena while totaling 80 points. match stats

n19 s19 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n87 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 Sun
n20 s20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n44 Simona Halep ROU 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Mon

    Carla said: "Today I lost the first set, but I knew it wasn't over. I knew it could be a long match, and I fought back and played very well and very aggressively in the other two sets." WTA story

n21 s21 Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n158 sr14 Flavia Pennetta ITA 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 Mon
*n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-4, 6-2 Mon
*n40 Kaia Kanepi EST d n23 s23 Klara Zakopalova CZE 7-6(3) 6-2 ppd-Wed
*nNR sr145 q Zuzana Kucova SVK d n24 s24 Julia Goerges GER 7-6(8), 6-0 Mon

Zuzana's forehand drive

*n68 Jamie Hampton USA d n25 s25 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(5), 3-6, 9-7 ppd-Wed

Jamie about to swat a backhand

n26 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU v n56 Kiki Bertens NED 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 Sun

Sorana driving a forehand

n27 s27 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n99 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 Tue
*n80 Melanie Oudin USA d n28 s28 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-4, 6-3 Mon
n29 s29 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n95 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-1, 6-2 Mon
*n37 Urszula Radwanska POL d n30 s30 Venus Williams USA 7-6(5, 6(4)-7, 6-4 Sun

 
Urszula serving, and Venus driving a backhand

    The match lasted 3 hours and 19 minutes. Urszula said: "I was well-prepared for this match, and I knew [Venus] was a great fighter, so I should be focused the whole match... I'm still shaking. Just a long match. It's an amazing feeling to beat her." AP story

n31 s31 Alize Cornet FRA d n103 Maria Joao Koehler POR 7-5, 6-2 Tue

Alize driving a backhand

    Alize said: "She's young and plays well, and she made some winners against me and hurt me, but I managed to turn things around, turn the rhythm around. I don't know how, but I just tried to focus point by point. It was a relief because I wasn't playing very well but I won in straight sets." WTA story

n32 s32 Sabine Lisicki GER d n57 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-3, 6-4 Sun

Sabine's forehand drive

n34 Shuai Peng CHN d n88 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-4, 6-2 ppd-Wed
n38 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n108 Melinda Czink HUN 6-0, 7-6(1) Mon

Francesca after match point

*n151 q Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n41 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2 ppd-Wed
*n105 Yulia Putintseva KAZ d n43 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-2, 6-3 Sun
*n89 Elina Svitolina UKR d n45 Romina Oprandi SUI 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Mon
n47 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n67 Lauren Davis USA 6-0, 7-5 Tue

 
Lauren and Kristina driving forehand and backhand

n48 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n139 q Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Mon
*n66 B Mattek-Sands USA d n48 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-4, 6-1 Mon
*n65 Johanna Larsson SWE d n49 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*n58 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n50 Heather Watson GBR 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 ppd-Wed
n51 Jie Zheng CHN d n96 Vesna Dolonc SRB 6-4, 6-1 Mon
*n93 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n52 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-1, 7-6(2) Mon

    About her next opponent, 2012 French Open champ Maria Sharapova, Strasbourg semifinalist Genie said: "I played Maria in Miami recently. I definitely plan on doing better this time. I hope it's going to be Chatrier court. It's worked all my life just for this, so it's very exciting for me."

*n84 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n53 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n54 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n78 Pauline Parmentier FRA 6-0, 6-1 Mon
*n75 Jana Cepelova SVK d n55 Christina McHale USA 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4 Mon
n59 Madison Keys USA d n92 Misaki Doi JPN 6-3, 6-2 Mon

Madison driving a forehand

*n94 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n61 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 7-5, 6-1 Mon
n62 Annika Beck GER d n202 q Sandra Zahlavova CZE 6-2, 6-1 ppd-Wed
n71 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n150 q Julia Glushko ISR 6-2, 7-5 Mon
n72 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n73 Karolina Pliskova CZE 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*n126 q Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n74 Mandy Minella LUX 7-5, 6-1 Sun
*n199 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n76 Olga Puchkova RUS 6-0, 6-2 Sun
*n82 Mallory Burdette USA d n79 Donna Vekic CRO 6-3, 6-4 Sun
*n127 q Vania King USA d n90 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 7-6(3), 6-1 Mon
n91 Marina Erakovic NZL d n234 sr103 Elena Baltacha GBR 6-3, 6-0 Tue
*n165 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n101 Kristyna Pliskova CZE 6-2, 6-0 Tue
*n116 q Paula Ormaechea ARG d n102 Tatjana Maria GER 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 Mon
*n185 wc Ashleigh Barty AUS d n112 Lucie Hradecka CZE 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 ppd-Wed
n113 wc Caroline Garcia FRA d n210 q Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR 6-3, 6-4 Sun

Caroline after match point

    About her 2nd round opponent, Serena Williams, Caroline said: "Serena is #1, she has won four titles in a row, she has so much experience. She knows how to manage at the Grand Slams. She will be the really big favorite, but I've got to play my game and just believe in my game until the end."

n121 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d n208 q Grace Min USA 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 Sun

Galina's backhand drive

*n178 wc Virginie Razzano FRA d n140 wc Claire Feuerstein FRA 7-6(6), 6-4 Sun

Virginie driving a forehand

*n188 wc Shelby Rogers USA d n172 wc Irena Pavlovic FRA 6-3, 6-4 Sun

French Open, 2nd Rd Wed-Thu May 29-30 11am
loser's prize: €35,000 = US $45,474; points: 100
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n113 wc Caroline Garcia FRA 6-1, 6-2 Wed

 
Serena delivering a backhand, and Caroline running down a forehand

    Serena struck 27 winners (including 6 aces) with 9 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 4 of the 10 break points she reached against Caroline and totaling 60 points in the match. Caroline hit 14 winners (2 aces) with 14 unforced errors (3 DFs), and did not reach a break point against Serena while totaling 32 points. match stats

    Serena said: "It's important for me to win easily. It's also important for me to play well. If I play well, it will bode well for me at Roland Garros." AP story

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n93 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2, 6-4 Thu-rain-Fri

 
Eugenie serving, and Maria driving a backhand

    Maria said: "We all kind of knew the weather wasn't going to be really good yesterday. We had a lot of warm-ups. Obviously it's very important to keep yourself going and to start really well when you get back on the court, because the momentum can sometimes change in different directions, which hopefully it doesn't of course.
    "At 8:45 last night, when it was still raining, it was pretty tough to continue. But I was happy to play part of the match and get myself in a good position to come out again today and finish it off." WTA story

n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n62 Annika Beck GER 6-4, 6-3 Thu

 
Vika serving, and Annika launching a forehand on the run

    Victoria struck 26 winners (including 1 ace) with 26 unforced errors (including 6 double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 11 break points she reached against Annika and totaling 67 points in the match. Annika hit 16 winners (1 ace) with 23 unforced errors (3 DFs), and converted 3 of her 9 break points against Vika while totaling 54 points. match stats

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n82 Mallory Burdette USA 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Agnieszka fielding a forehand on the run

    Agnieszka struck 14 winners (including 2 aces) with 5 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 5 of the 8 break points she reached against Mallory and totaling 61 points in the match. Mallory hit 23 winners (1 ace) with 28 unforced errors (no DFs), and converted 2 of the 5 break points she held against Agnieszka while totaling 40 points. match stats

    Despite averaging only 73 mph on her 2nd serve, Agnieszka won 61% of her 2nd serve points. Agnieszka said: "It depends who is on the other side of the court, but sometimes you have to risk more on the second serve, and sometimes you can just put the ball into the court. And the surface is also very important, like especially on grass courts you really have to have a good second serve." WTA story

n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA d n105 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 6-1, 6-1 Wed
*n66 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d n6 s6 Na Li CHN 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Thu

 
Bethanie serving, and Na following a backhand

    Bethanie said: "That's one of the best wins of my career. I knew she wasn't going to give it to me. She's a champion, and I had to play some of my best tennis ever to beat her. What I remember from the last couple times I played with her, she plays inside the court. She takes the balls on the rise. It always seems she's putting pressure on you. So I was ready for her to do that today, and I wanted to give it back to her, because that's my game, too. So it was kind of a battle of who can take control of that middle court." WTA story

    Na said: "It was very tough conditions, coming back to the court three times, but for both of us it was the same. I was surprised with the way she was playing, the way she was hitting the ball. I have to say well done to her, and good luck to her in the next round. She played really well today."

n7 s7 Petra Kvitova CZE d n34 Shuai Peng CHN 6-4, 6-3 Thu
n8 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n75 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Angelique driving a backhand

n9 s9 Samantha Stosur AUS d n47 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-4, 6-3 Thu

 
Samantha serving, and Kristina driving a backhand

    Samantha struck 26 winners (including no aces) with 22 unforced errors (including 4 double faults) while scoring on 2 of the 10 break points she reached against Kristina and totaling 74 points in the match. Kristina hit 25 winners (6 aces) with 22 unforced errors (4 DFs), and did not convert the single break point she held against Samantha while totaling 64 points. match stats

    Samantha said: "Overall I was very pleased with the way I played. I thought the first set was good quality from both of us. That 5-4 game was obviously really important for me to kind of get a real hold on the match, and I played some good points. And then I was able to break early in the second set and really felt like I kicked on from there. I thought it was a nice, solid performance today." WTA story

    Kristina said: "Of course I'm a little bit disappointed with the result, because I was really looking forward to winning this match, but there are many positives as well, because I realized at the end of the match that Sam played a really, really solid match today."

    Samantha is 2-6 against her next opponent, Jelena Jankovic. Samantha said: "It's always tough playing Jelena. We played about four or five weeks ago in Stuttgart and she beat me there. We played in the semis here in 2010. So we certainly played enough times on all different surfaces. I'm certainly expecting a tough match. I have to be ready to work hard, and hopefully play as well as, if not better, than what I have been doing so far this week. We'll see."

*n48 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n10 s10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-6(2), 6-3 Wed

Bojana after winning a point

    Caroline said: "I wasn't consistent enough out there. [Bojana] was hitting the ball every time and going for her shots, and I didn't get to play the game I wanted to. I didn't get her to move around enough. You know, then all of a sudden you're in trouble out there.
    "It hasn't been the best clay season for me. Obviously I would have liked to play longer and play better, but it wasn't to be, so now I have to go back and practice and try to prepare for Wimbledon."

n12 s12 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n185 wc Ashleigh Barty AUS 6-3, 6-1 Thu-rain-Fri

    Ashleigh said: "I was out there and simply outplayed. I felt like I was playing pretty well, but just missing a few too many balls. Against a player ranked #12 in the world, you're just going to get smashed when that happens."

n13 s13 Marion Bartoli FRA d n165 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL 7-6(5), 7-5 ppd-Fri

Marion after match point

    Marion said: "I think I played better today than I did in the first match. [Mariana had] won four matches already, so I had to produce more. I had to play a better game when my back was on the wall. She is a great player on clay and her movement today was amazing and helped neutralize so much of my attacking play. It was awkward because she has different heights on all her shots. One moment there was a slice, and then the next point would be a big topspin shot." WTA story

n14 s14 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n94 Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Ana's forehand drive

n15 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA d n121 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Wed

Roberta serving

*n91 Marina Erakovic NZL d n16 s16 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 Thu
n17 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n127 q Vania King USA 6-1, 6-3 Thu

 
Sloane about to swat a forehand, and Vania driving a backhand

    About rain delays, Sloane said: "You literally have nothing to do. Should I eat? Do cartwheels? You have no idea what to do, so it's just kind of you're lost." AP story

n18 s18 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n72 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-3, 6-0 Thu

 
Jelena and Garbine driving forehands

    Jelena said: "[Garbine is] a great up and coming player. She hits the ball very hard, very flat. And especially in the beginning of the match she gave me a lot of trouble. I figured out the way to play against her, and I think I did pretty well."

*n199 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n19 s19 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 Wed
n20 s20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n188 wc Shelby Rogers USA 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wed
*n38 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n21 s21 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 ppd-Fri

Francesca after match point

n26 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU d n65 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-1, 6-4 Wed
*n116 q Paula Ormaechea ARG d n27 s27 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 6-4 7-6(6) Thu
n29 s29 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n89 Elina Svitolina UKR 7-6(5), 6-1 Wed
n31 s31 Alize Cornet FRA d n84 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-1, 6-3 Thu

Alize about to dispatch a high backhand

n32 s32 Sabine Lisicki GER d n71 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-4, 6-0 Wed
*n126 q Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n37 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-3, 6-3 Wed

    Dinah said: "I think I played pretty solid. I had a lot of confidence from the last weeks and the last few matches. I think I was the better player today. It was a really good match."

n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n54 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wed
*n58 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n40 Kaia Kanepi EST 7-6(6), 3-6, 8-6 Thu-rain-Fri

Stefanie after match point

n51 Jie Zheng CHN d n80 Melanie Oudin USA 6-3, 6-1 Thu

 
Melanie driving a forehand, and Jie following a backhand

*n85 Monica Puig PUR d n59 Madison Keys USA 6-4, 7-6(2) Wed

 
Madison and Monica driving forehand and backhand

n68 Jamie Hampton USA d n151 q Anna Schmiedlova SVK 7-5, 6-2 Thu
n178 wc Virginie Razzano FRA d nNR sr145 q Zuzana Kucova SVK 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 Wed

French Open, 3rd Rd Fri-Sat May 31-June 1 11am
loser's prize: €60,000 = US $77,955 ; points: 160
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n26 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-0, 6-2 Fri

 
Sorana serving, and Serena driving a backhand

    Serena struck 13 winners (including 3 aces) with 16 unforced errors (including 2 double faults) while scoring on 5 of the 6 break points she reached against Sorana and totaling 61 points in the match. Sorana hit 3 winners (no aces) with 19 unforced errors (6 DFs), and did not convert any of the 3 break points she held against Serena while totaling 33 points. match stats

    It was Serena's 27th consecutive match victory. Serena said: "Everyone, when they step out to play me, they're really bringing their A-game. I just have to get really pumped up for everything to a point where I want to win as much as I can out there, whether it's every point or just do the best that I can do. That's pretty much what I try to do." WTA story

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n51 Jie Zheng CHN 6-1, 7-5 Sat

   
Maria serving, Jie following a forehand, and Maria driving a backhand

    Maria struck 25 winners (including 3 aces) with 34 unforced errors (including 8 double faults) while scoring on all 8 break points she reached against Jie and totaling 76 points in the match. Jie hit 8 winners (no aces) with 24 unforced errors (1 DF), and converting 4 of the 11 break points she held against Maria while totaling 58 points. match stats

    After losing the 1st set, Jie took a 4-1 lead in the 2nd. Maria said: "The good thing I can take from that match is that I played a good set, so that was a positive. But then I gave [Jie] all the momentum starting from the first game of the second set, which is really not a position that you want to be in. She's capable of turning matches around. I've seen her play against many top players where she's had great success...
    "But I'm happy with the way I found a way to win that second set without having to go into a third." WTA story

n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n31 s31 Alize Cornet FRA 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Sat

 
Alize and Victoria driving backhands

    Victoria struck 41 winners (including no aces) with 31 unforced errors (including 10 double faults) while scoring on 9 of the 20 break points she reached against Alize and totaling 99 points in the match. Alize hit 28 winners (3 aces) with 32 unforced errors (3 DFs), while converting 6 of the 16 break points she held against Victoria while totaling 84 points. match stats

    Vika said: "I don't think I really played the right way, or my best way, in the first set, and she definitely took advantage of that and took chances on the important moments. It was important to turn things around and finally start playing the right way in the second set, because I felt that I was playing very comfortable for her, and she started to make a lot of winners and a lot of balls.
    "So I changed that a little bit in the second set and really took my chances, moving forward, and continued to stay aggressive. That's what was bringing me the points, and the victory in the end." WTA story

    Alize said: "[Victoria is] a machine, a juggernaut... She even raised her game, while mine dipped. And even though I started well in the third, it was a bit too late to turn things around. I should have sustained my level from the first set and a half on."

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n126 q Dinah Pfizenmaier GER 6-3, 6-4 Fri

Aga about to serve

n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA d n32 s32 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-0, 6-4 Fri

 
Sabine and Sara driving backhands

*n68 Jamie Hampton USA d n7 s7 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-1, 7-6(7) Sat

 
Jamie about to slice a backhand, and Petra driving one

    Jamie said: "To be honest, I kind of always knew I could play really good tennis. There are a lot of other aspects to being successful as a professional. Obviously fitness is a big component. So that and just being in the situations and having the experience, all of that has to fall into place as well. To make my first round of 16 at a Grand Slam on a surface I like the least is encouraging." WTA story

    Petra said: "In the first set I did a lot of mistakes and I really didn't know what was happening on the court. But overall I think that on the important points [Jamie] played better than me. Like in the tie-break I had quite a few chances, but unfortunately I did mistakes. It was a tough match for me today. But she is quite a talented girl. All the credit to her."

n8 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n29 s29 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-4, 6(3)-7, 6-4 Fri

Angelique following a backhand

*n18 s18 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n9 s9 Samantha Stosur AUS 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sat

   
Samantha serving, Jelena driving a backhand, and after serving an ace on match point

n12 s12 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n58 Stefanie Voegele SUI 7-6(3), 7-5 Sat

 
Stefanie driving a forehand, and Maria ready to swat one

*n38 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n13 s13 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2, 6-1 Sat

 
Francesca and Marion driving forehand and backhand

n14 s14 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n178 wc Virginie Razzano FRA 6-3, 6-2 Fri

 
Ana serving, and Virginie launching a forehand on the fly

    Ana struck 23 winners (including 5 aces) with 21 unforced errors (including 3 double faults) while scoring on 4 of the 10 break points she reached against Virginie and totaling 68 points in the match. Virginie hit 11 winners (1 ace) with 20 unforced errors (1 DF), converted 1 of the 4 break points she held against Ana while totaling 48 points. match stats

n15 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA d n199 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 Fri

 
Roberta ready to lightly tap a forehand, and Petra driving a backhand

n17 s17 Sloane Stephens USA d n91 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-4, 6(5)-7, 6-3 Sat

Sloane following a forehand

    Sloane said: "I was up 3-0 and 4-2, but when [Marina] was down she played some really good tennis. She was hitting forehands from back here way out in the corner. I was like, 'That's just too good.' So I just tried to stay calm and stay with it. It's not like I was playing badly, so I was just trying to keep playing my game and keep hanging in there. And at the end of the match I'm glad I got the W."

n20 s20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n85 Monica Puig PUR 6-4, 7-5 Fri
n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n48 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-4, 7-6(2) Fri
n66 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d n116 q Paula Ormaechea ARG 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Sat

French Open, 4th Rd Sun-Mon June 2-3 11am
loser's prize: €100,000 = US $129,926 ; points: 280
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n15 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-3 Sun

 
Serena ready to swat a forehand, and Roberta launching one on the run

    Serena struck 32 winners (including 5 aces) with 21 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 4 of the 10 break points she reached against Roberta and totaling 64 points in the match. Roberta hit 13 winners (1 ace) with 12 unforced errors (1 DF), and did not convert the 1 break point she held against Serena while totaling 43 points. stats

    Serena said: "I think [Roberta] played really smart today... some of the things she did I definitely expected, and I just had to come up with an answer. I think it was working really well for her, and I made a few errors I probably shouldn't have made, but I think overall that in the end I switched game plans well actually." WTA story

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n17 s17 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-3 Mon

   
Maria driving a backhand, Sloane fielding a forehand, and Maria after match point

    Maria struck 17 winners (including 1 ace) with 20 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 4 of the 12 break points she reached against Sloane and totaling 72 points in the match. Sloane hit 15 winners (1 ace) with 25 unforced errors (4 DFs), and converted 1 of the 3 break points she held against Maria while totaling 54 points. stats

    Maria said: "I think Sloane has a tremendous amount of potential. And she has a lot of things in her game in which there is a lot of room for even more improvement. There are some players you play against and you're not quite sure if they will be able to develop something to a different level, but I think she will." WTA story

n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n38 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-0 Mon

   
Francesca spinning a forehand, Victoria driving one, and Vika after match point

    Victoria struck 19 winners (including 1 ace) with 14 unforced errors (including 1 double fault) while scoring on 7 of the 12 break points she reached against Francesca and totaling 61 points in the match. Francesca hit 10 winners (2 aces) with 24 unforced errors (2 DFs) while converting 2 of the 6 break points she held against Victoria and totaling 35 points. match stats

    Victoria said: "Francesca is such a tough opponent. It's always difficult to get used to her game, too. She can do anything. And I wasn't very accurate at the beginning, either. So it probably took me a little bit of time, but I just tried to stay focused, anticipate better and take my opportunities more." WTA story

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n14 s14 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-2, 6-4 Sun

 
Agnieszka and Ana serving

n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA d n20 s20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 Sun

 
Sara serving, and Carla driving a backhand

*n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n8 s8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Sun

 
Svetlana and Angelique driving forehand and backhand

    Svetlana said: "I think I should have played better in the second set, but when I was in front I couldn't push on. I knew it was very important not to make the same mistake in the last set. I thought I'd try to play longer rallies, and then go for my shots when I had a good opportunity." WTA story

n12 s12 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n66 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 7-5, 6-4 Mon

   
Bethanie and Maria driving backhands, and Maria after match point

    The win put Maria into her first quarterfinal at Roland Garros. Maria said: "I actually felt like I didn't play well today. I was struggling with my shots a little bit, with my serve, everything. I went on court and suddenly I was down 1-4. I felt like nothing was working. But I decided it was okay. I'm an experienced player, so maybe I just needed to take some time and relax. And after that I was actually sure I was going to win the match today." WTA story

n18 s18 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n68 Jamie Hampton USA 6-0, 6-2 Mon

   
Jamie about to connect with a forehand, Jelena driving a backhand, and after match point

    Jelena said: "I started very well from the beginning, hitting my shots and not really allowing Jamie to play her tennis. I didn't really allow her to set up and hit her shots. Because when she's there, she's very dangerous. I was really hitting my down-the-lines, hitting the ball very clean and solid, and just really going after my shots. I'm pretty pleased with my performance." WTA story

French Open, QFs, Tue-Wed Jun 4-5 2pm
loser's prize: €190,000 = US $246,859 ; points: 500
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n39 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Tue

     
Serena serving, Svetlana following a slice backhand, Serena driving a forehand, and after match point

    Serena struck 37 winners (including 4 aces) with 28 unforced errors (including 5 double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 16 break points she reached against Svetlana and totaling 92 points in the match. Svetlana hit 19 winners (1 ace) with 24 UEs (1 DF), and converted 4 of the 9 break points she held against Serena while totaling 75 points. stats

    After winning the 2nd set, Svetlana took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd. Serena said: "[Svetlana] started playing better and I didn't get ready for that... I made some key errors. But I didn't have time to dwell on that because it was in the moment and I couldn't think negative. I had to stay positive and try to start making more shots at that point." WTA story

    Svetlana said: "[Serena] turns on her game when she needs it. She serves well and she's got the game... that's why she is where she is."

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n18 s18 Jelena Jankovic SRB 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wed

     
Maria serving, Jelena and Maria driving forehands, and Maria after match point

    Maria struck 30 winners (including 1 ace) with 45 unforced errors (including 2 double faults) while scoring on all 4 break points she reached against Jelena and totaling 79 points in the match. Jelena hit 9 winners (no aces) with 21 unforced errors (4 DFs), and converted 4 of the 7 break points she held against Maria while totaling 74 points. stats

    It was the first time in Maria's career that she has won a match after losing the 1st set 0-6.

    Maria said: "I started the match off with a large number of unforced errors and [Jelena was] playing really well, smart, doing the right things, being consistent. It was really the opposite for me. So I was really happy I was able to win the first two games of the second set. That was really important. At least give her something to think about. She was a bit in cruise control for a long period of time. That was really important, and I'm really happy that I pulled through." WTA story

    Jelena said: "A few points here and there made the difference. I got broken in that third set, unfortunately, and made a couple of bad decisions... I cannot complain. I did pretty well. I put myself in a position to win and beat Maria. I'm pleased with the way I've been playing and how I've been improving recently."

    About her semifinal against Victoria Azarenka, Maria said: "[Victoria has been] playing really well this tournament. Always a tough match. We have played each other so many times, there are really no secrets between each other in terms of our game styles, and what we do well and what we don't do well. It's the semifinals and, you know, I'm really looking forward to it."

n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n12 s12 Maria Kirilenko RUS 7-6(3), 6-2 Wed

     
Victoria serving, Maria and Victoria driving forehands, and Victoria after match point

    Victoria struck 25 winners (including no aces) with 18 unforced errors (including 2 double faults) while scoring on 5 of the 11 break points she reached against Maria and totaling 73 points in the match. Maria hit 17 winners (2 aces) with 18 unforced errors (5 DFs) while converting 3 of the 4 break points she held against Victoria and totaling 63 points. match stats

    Victoria said: "In the first set I wasn't that committed to my shots, especially at the beginning. And I feel like Maria has improved so much, so I just really had to start taking my opportunities more. One or two points really decided the first set, especially in the beginning of the tie-break - the way I started was really dominant. I think that's really how I was supposed to play the entire match, to be honest. After that, that's what I kept trying to apply.
    "Maria is such a great competitor, and I couldn't be happier to go into my first semifinal here in Paris." WTA story

    About her semifinal against Maria Sharapova, Victoria said: "I know it's going to be a very tough match against the defending champion. It's our first meeting here, so it's definitely going to be exciting and interesting. It's a matter of really applying my game and not really allowing Maria to step up. She loves to hit the first two shots and make you run after the ball... It will be a battle."

*n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA d n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 7-6(6) Tue

     
Sara serving, Agnieszka launching a backhand on the run, Sara driving a forehand, and after match point

    Sara struck 30 winners (including no aces) with 25 unforced errors (including no double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 7 break points she reached against Agnieszka and totaling 80 points in the match. Agnieszka hit 27 winners (2 aces) with 27 unforced errors (2 DFs) while converting 5 of the 11 break points she held against Sara and totaling 72 points. match stats

    Agnieszka said: "In these conditions with such a lot of wind... it didn't matter who was serving. That's why there were so many breaks. But I think it was a very good match anyway, and very close too, especially in the second set. But all our matches are really close. [Sara] was playing very solid tennis and didn't miss much. She was playing her game and didn't give me any free points." WTA story

French Open, SFs, Thu Jun 6 3pm
loser's prize: €375,000 = US $487,221 ; points: 900
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n5 s5 Sara Errani ITA 6-0, 6-1

     
Serena serving, Sara and Serena driving backhand and forehand, and Serena after match point

    The match was over in 46 minutes. Serena struck 40 winners (including 5 aces) with 12 unforced errors (including no double faults) while scoring on 5 of the 7 break points she reached against Sara and totaling 52 points in the match. Sara hit 2 winners (no aces) with 3 UEs (no DFs), and failed to reach a break point against Serena while totaling 16 points. stats

    It was Serena's 30th consecutive match victory. Serena said: "Those stats are really good, and very consistent... I didn't necessarily go out there feeling great. For me, it was more like let's just see what happens and try to do the best I could." BBC story

    Sara said: "[Serena] played unbelievable, that's it. When she plays like this for me it's difficult to play... there's nothing I can do."

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n3 s3 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

     
Maria serving, Vika driving a backhand, Maria following a forehand, and after match point

    Maria struck 42 winners (including 12 aces) with 39 unforced errors (including 11 double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 10 break points she reached against Victoria and totaling 87 points in the match. Vika hit 15 winners (3 aces) with 22 unforced errors (no DFs), and converted 5 of the 10 break points she held against Maria while totaling 77 points. stats

    In the 3rd set, Maria failed to convert four match points while serving at 5-2. But after Victoria held to reach 5-3, Maria served it out to love, with an ace on match point.

    Maria said: "I played a good first set, then in the second set it was 2-all and I made some easy mistakes, shots I should've made. I should've put pressure on [Victoria] in that game. Against an opponent like her you can't give her those chances back, because she will take it. She's a confident player.
    "But I had to stay aggressive. I've never really thought about going out on the court and just trying to be consistent. The way I win matches is by being aggressive... by looking to move forward and play that aggressive game... Despite having the match points and not taking advantage of them, I was happy how I served it out." WTA story

    Victoria said: "First of all I have to give [Maria] credit... overall it was a pretty good match... it was a good fight." SF postmatch interview videos

    Maria is 2-13 against her final opponent, Serena Williams. Maria said: "Obviously whatever I did in the past hasn't worked. So I'll have to try to do something different and hopefully it will."

French Open, Final, Sat Jun 8 3pm
loser's prize: €755,000 = US $980,939 ; points: 1400
winner's prize: €1,500,000 = US $1,948,885 ; pts: 2000
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-4, 6-4

     
     
Maria serving, Serena launching a forehand, Maria driving a backhand, Serena following another forehand,
Serena serving, Maria fielding a forehand, Serena about to swat a backhand, and after match point

French Open, Doubles Final, Sun Jun 9
losers' prize: €180,000 = US $233,866
winners' prize: €360,000 = US $467,732
*s4 Elena Vesnina & Ekaterina Makarova d s1 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2

 
Katya & Elena after match point, and holding the hardware


French Open, Mixed Doubles Final, Thu Jun 6
losers' prize: €53,000 = US $68,861
winners' prize: €105,000 = US $136,422
Lucie Hradecka CZE & Frantisek Cermak CZE d s5 Kristina Mladenovic FRA & Daniel Nestor CAN 1-6, 6-4, (10-6)

French Open, Girls Singles Final, Sat Jun 8
s2 Belinda Bencic SUI d s5 Antonia Lottner GER 6-1, 6-3

Belinda and Antonia

French Open, Girls Doubles Final, Sat Jun 8
s2 Barbora Krejcikova CZE & Katerina Siniakova CZE d Domenica Gonzalez ECU & Beatriz Haddad Maia BRA 7-5, 6-2

Katerina & Barbora, and Domenica & Beatriz

French Open, Qualifying Finals Fri May 24 10am Q-1st losers: €2,500 = US $3,248 ; 2 points
    Q-2nd losers: €4,500 = US $5,847; 40 points     Q-Final losers: €9,000 = US $11,693; 50 points;     qualifier: 60 points

*n127 Vania King USA d n114 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
n116 Paula Ormaechea ARG d n206 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 6-3, 6-2
n121 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d n157 Yi-Miao Zhou CHN 6-4, 6-3
n126 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n179 Vera Dushevina RUS 6(7)-7, 6-2, 6-4
*n210 Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR d n129 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
*n150 Julia Glushko ISR d n134 Anastasia Rodionova AUS 6-3, 4-6, 8-6
*nNR Zuzana Kucova SVK d n135 Irina Falconi USA 6-3, 6-4
n139 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n201 Stephanie Vogt LIE 6-4, 6-4
*n202 Sandra Zahlavova CZE d n144 Daria Gavrilova RUS 7-6(3), 6-3
n151 Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n192 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 7-5, 6-2
*n208 Grace Min USA d n152 Eva Birnerova CZE 6-2, 6-4
n165 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n221 Paula Kania POL 6-1, 6-2

French Open, Withdrawals & Non-entries
n70 Lara Arruabarrena ESP illness (mono)
n77 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN right shoulder injury
n97 Yung-Jan Chan TPE vertigo
n110 Ksenia Pervak KAZ
n296 sr58 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU right wrist injury

   

The 64 doubles teams, arranged in drawsheet order; teams in red have been eliminated:
TOP HALF
s1 Sara Errani ITA & Roberta Vinci ITA F
Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP & Garbine Muguruza ESP r1
Jill Craybas USA & Romina Oprandi SUI r1
Julie Coin FRA & Pauline Parmentier FRA r2
Eva Hrdinova CZE & Bojana Jovanovski SRB r1
Janette Husarova SVK & Sabine Lisicki GER r3
Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP & Carla Suarez Navarro ESP r1
s15 Hao-Ching Chan TPE & Darija Jurak CRO r2
s12 Serena Williams USA & Venus Williams USA r1 W/O
Alla Kudryavtseva RUS & Anastasia Rodionova AUS r3
Catalina Castano COL & Katalin Marosi HUN r2
Renata Voracova CZE & Klara Zakopalova CZE r1
Sofia Arvidsson SWE & Johanna Larsson SWE r1
Varvara Lepchenko USA & Saisai Zheng CHN QF
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU & Magdalena Rybarikova SVK r2
s6 Raquel Kops-Jones USA & Abigail Spears USA r1
s3 Nadia Petrova RUS & Katarina Srebotnik SLO SF
Natalie Grandin RSA & Vladimira Uhlirova CZE r1
Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA & Irena Pavlovic FRA r1
Olga Govortsova BLR & Anna Tatishvili GEO r2
Eva Birnerova CZE & Stefanie Voegele SUI r1
Vania King USA & Monica Niculescu ROU r3
Mona Barthel GER & Liga Dekmeijere LAT r2
s14 Ashleigh Barty AUS & Casey Dellacqua AUS r1
s11 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS & Lucie Safarova CZE QF
Vera Dushevina RUS & Alexandra Panova RUS r1
Caroline Garcia FRA & Mathilde Johansson FRA r2
Annika Beck GER & Valeria Solovyeva RUS r1
Madison Keys USA & Melanie Oudin USA r1
Lauren Davis USA & Megan Moulton-Levy USA r2
Alize Cornet FRA & Virginie Razzano FRA r1
s7 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA & Sania Mirza IND r3 RET

BOTTOM HALF
s7 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE & Shuai Peng CHN r2
Irina Falconi USA & Mervana Jugic-Salkic BIH r1
Irina Buryachok UKR & Heather Watson GBR r1
Oksana Kalashnikova GEO & Alicja Rosolska POL r3
Dominika Cibulkova SVK & Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE r1
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS & Flavia Pennetta ITA r2
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP & Lesia Tsurenko UKR r1
s10 Kristina Mladenovic FRA & Galina Voskoboeva KAZ QF
s14 Daniela Hantuchova SVK & A. Medina Garrigues ESP r1
Jelena Jankovic SRB & Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO r3
Severine Beltrame FRA & Laura Thorpe FRA r2
Petra Martic CRO & Chanelle Scheepers RSA r1
Jana Cepelova SVK & Karolina Pliskova CZE r1
Nina Bratchikova POR & Tamarine Tanasugarn THA r2
Mallory Burdette USA & Sloane Stephens USA r1

s4 Ekaterina Makarova RUS & Elena Vesnina RUS
s5 Liezel Huber USA & Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP r1
Francesca Schiavone ITA & Samantha Stosur AUS r3
Christina McHale USA & Tamira Paszek AUT r1
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN & Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP r2
Cara Black ZIM & Marina Erakovic NZL QF
Angelique Kerber GER & Andrea Petkovic GER r1
Kiki Bertens NED & Tatjana Maria GER r1
s9 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER & Kveta Peschke CZE r2
s13 Shuai Zhang CHN & Jie Zheng CHN r3
Timea Babos HUN & Mandy Minella LUX r1
Shuko Aoyama JPN & Kai-Chen Chang TPE r1
Misaki Doi JPN & Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ r2 W/O
Simona Halep ROU & Arantxa Rus NED r1
Sorana Cirstea ROU & Ayumi Morita JPN r2
Alize Lim FRA & Aravane Rezai FRA r1
s2 Andrea Hlavackova CZE & Lucie Hradecka CZE SF

Withdrawals: Lisa Raymond USA & Laura Robson GBR, Kirsten Flipkens BEL & Julia Goerges GER, s12 Serena Williams USA & Venus Williams USA

    All sets in doubles at Roland Garros are tiebreak sets (unlike singles where a final set—3rd for women, 5th for men—must be won by two games).
    The no-ad rule was applied to mixed doubles competition at Roland Garros in 2009: the first point won after 40-40 wins the game. Also, the 10-point tiebreaker is used in mixed doubles instead of a third set.

  From the 2011 Roland Garros Players' Guide


    15% of players' prize money is witheld from their checks for French taxes. US taxes are also witheld from the checks of players who reside in the US. Racquet stringing and personal match video costs can be deducted from prize money.

    Main draw players receive €250 per diem for accomodations (ending 3 days after elimination). Rates at recommended hotels range from €170/day to €355/day (as of May 6, 2011, 1 euro (€) is $1.43 US; €240 is $344.06). Qualifiers per diem: €125 (until 2 days after loss). Per diem payments are included in prize money checks, but players can obtain a cash advance up to €6,000.

    Players in main draw singles receive a maximum of 3 guest badges, one for their official coach, and two for family or friends (permanent, nominally non-tranferable; if in doubles only, only 1 badge for family/friends). Those playing on Court Philippe Chatrier are entitled to 14 reserved seat invitations for that match; on Court Suzanne Lenglen 12 reserved seat invitations. Invites include access to players lounges and restaurants.

    There are 3 players’ lounges reserved for competitors, their family and coaches. The main players’ lounge at Court Philippe-Chatrier is reserved for main draw and "legends" players, and their families. The lounge at Court Suzanne Lenglen is accessible to all players, including qualifying, junior, and wheelchair events.

    Each player has €32 "credited to their badge" for meals each day, until 2 days after their elimination from the draw (1 day for qualifying draw). This can be spent at the restaurants located at Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen.

    For some strange reason, "a large number of towels get lost..."
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