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2013 French Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
2013 French Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upRussia Maria Sharapova
Final score6-4, 6-4
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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Serena Williams defeated defending champion Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2013 French Open. Williams' victory in the final earned her a multiple slam set in Women's Singles, her 16th Grand Slam singles title, her second French Open title since her triumph in 2002.[1][2] She also became the oldest woman to win the French Open (a record she surpassed herself in 2015) and set a record for the longest gap between French Open titles.[3][4] With her victory, Williams expanded her season winning streak to 31 matches dating back to the Miami Open.[4]

The 2013 French Open final was the first time at any Grand Slam event since the 2004 Australian Open that the top two seeded players had played each other in the final. It was the first French Open since 1995 that the top two seeded players played each other in the final.

Seeds

01.  United States Serena Williams (Champion)
02.  Russia Maria Sharapova (Final)
03.  Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Semifinals)
04.  Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (Quarterfinals)
05.  Italy Sara Errani (Semifinals)
06.  China Li Na (Second round)
07.  Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (Third round)
08.  Germany Angelique Kerber (Fourth round)
09.  Australia Samantha Stosur (Third round)
10.  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (Second round)
11.  Russia Nadia Petrova (First round)
12.  Russia Maria Kirilenko (Quarterfinals)
13.  France Marion Bartoli (Third round)
14.  Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Fourth round)
15.  Italy Roberta Vinci (Fourth round)
16.  Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (Second round)
17.  United States Sloane Stephens (Fourth round)
18.  Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (Quarterfinals)
19.  Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Second round)
20.  Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (Fourth round)
21.  Belgium Kirsten Flipkens (Second round)
22.  Russia Ekaterina Makarova (First round)
23.  Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová (First round)
24.  Germany Julia Görges (First round)
25.  Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová (First round)
26.  Romania Sorana Cîrstea (Third round)
27.  Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova (Second round)
28.  Austria Tamira Paszek (First round)
29.  United States Varvara Lepchenko (Third round)
30.  United States Venus Williams (First round)
31.  France Alizé Cornet (Third round)
32.  Germany Sabine Lisicki (Third round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Serena Williams 6 3 6
  Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1 6 3
1 United States Serena Williams 6 6
5 Italy Sara Errani 0 1
4 Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska 4 66
5 Italy Sara Errani 6 78
1 United States Serena Williams 6 6
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 4 4
12 Russia Maria Kirilenko 632
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 77 6
3 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 1 6 4
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 6 2 6
18 Serbia Jelena Jankovi? 6 4 3
2 Russia Maria Sharapova 0 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States S Williams 6 6
Georgia (country) A Tatishvili 0 1 1 United States S Williams 6 6
Q Ukraine Y Beygelzimer 3 4 WC France C Garcia 1 2
WC France C Garcia 6 6 1 United States S Williams 6 6
Romania M Niculescu 2 3 26 Romania S Cîrstea 0 2
Sweden J Larsson 6 6 Sweden J Larsson 1 4
Netherlands K Bertens 7 5 2 26 Romania S Cîrstea 6 6
26 Romania S Cîrstea 5 7 6 1 United States S Williams 6 6
19 4 77 6 15 Italy R Vinci 1 3
Czech Republic A Hlavá?ková 6 654 19 5 6 4
Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 7 2 6
Russia O Puchkova 0 2 Czech Republic P Cetkovská 1 6 2
Q Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 6 7 15 Italy R Vinci 6 2 6
Q United States G Min 6 4 5 Q Kazakhstan G Voskoboeva 4 6 2
WC France S Foretz Gacon 3 0 15 Italy R Vinci 6 4 6
15 Italy R Vinci 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6
United Kingdom L Robson 3 2 10 Denmark C Wozniacki 623
Q 3 2 Serbia B Jovanovski 77 6
Serbia B Jovanovski 6 6 Serbia B Jovanovski 4 62
France P Parmentier 0 1 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 77
Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 6 Slovakia M Rybáriková 6 2 2
Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6 Russia S Kuznetsova 1 6 6
22 Russia E Makarova 4 2 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 4 6
29 United States V Lepchenko 6 6 8 Germany A Kerber 4 6 3
Croatia M Lu?i?-Baroni 1 2 29 United States V Lepchenko 77 6
Switzerland R Oprandi 3 6 1 Ukraine E Svitolina 651
Ukraine E Svitolina 6 4 6 29 United States V Lepchenko 4 77 4
Slovakia J ?epelová 77 2 6 8 Germany A Kerber 6 636
United States C McHale 636 4 Slovakia J ?epelová 2 2
Germany M Barthel 662 8 Germany A Kerber 6 6
8 Germany A Kerber 78 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
Israel S Pe'er 1 1 4 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
United States M Burdette 6 6 United States M Burdette 3 2
Croatia D Veki? 3 4 4 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
Q Germany D Pfizenmaier 7 6 Q Germany D Pfizenmaier 3 4
Luxembourg M Minella 5 1 Q Germany D Pfizenmaier 6 6
Poland U Radwa?ska 77 646 Poland U Radwa?ska 3 3
30 United States V Williams 6577 4 4 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6
24 Germany J Görges 680 14 Serbia A Ivanovic 2 4
Q Slovakia Z Ku?ová 710 6 Q Slovakia Z Ku?ová 6 2 0
WC France V Razzano 78 6 WC France V Razzano 4 6 6
WC France C Feuerstein 664 WC France V Razzano 3 2
South Africa C Scheepers 5 1 14 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
France M Johansson 7 6 France M Johansson 2 2
Croatia P Marti? 1 6 3 14 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6
14 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 3 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Russia N Petrova 6 5 4
Puerto Rico M Puig 3 7 6 Puerto Rico M Puig 6 77
United States M Keys 6 6 United States M Keys 4 62
Japan M Doi 3 2 Puerto Rico M Puig 4 5
WC France I Pavlovic 3 4 20 6 7
WC United States S Rogers 6 6 WC United States S Rogers 6 4 4
Romania S Halep 6 2 2 20 3 6 6
20 3 6 6 20 7 4 3
32 Germany S Lisicki 6 6 5 Italy S Errani 5 6 6
Sweden S Arvidsson 3 4 32 Germany S Lisicki 6 6
Spain MT Torró Flor 6 7 Spain MT Torró Flor 4 0
Q Israel J Glushko 2 5 32 Germany S Lisicki 0 4
Japan A Morita 2 3 5 Italy S Errani 6 6
Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 6 6 Kazakhstan Y Putintseva 1 1
Netherlands A Rus 1 2 5 Italy S Errani 6 6
5 Italy S Errani 6 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 China N Li 6 6
3 4 6 China N Li 7 3 2
United States B Mattek-Sands 6 6 5 6 6
Spain L Domínguez Lino 4 1 4 6 6
Germany T Maria 3 6 0 Q Argentina P Ormaechea 6 1 3
Q Argentina P Ormaechea 6 4 6 Q Argentina P Ormaechea 6 78
United States C Vandeweghe 0 6 2 27 Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 4 66
27 Kazakhstan Y Shvedova 6 3 6 5 4
23 Czech Republic K Zakopalová 632 12 Russia M Kirilenko 7 6
Estonia K Kanepi 77 6 Estonia K Kanepi 666 6
Switzerland S Vögele 6 2 6 Switzerland S Vögele 78 3 8
United Kingdom H Watson 4 6 4 Switzerland S Vögele 635
WC Australia A Barty 7 2 6 12 Russia M Kirilenko 77 7
Czech Republic L Hradecká 5 6 1 WC Australia A Barty 3 1
Portugal N Bratchikova 0 1 12 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6
12 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 France M Bartoli 710 4 7
Belarus O Govortsova 686 5 13 France M Bartoli 77 7
Czech Republic Kr Plí?ková 2 0 Q Colombia M Duque 655
Q Colombia M Duque 6 6 13 France M Bartoli 2 1
Hungary M Czink 0 61 Italy F Schiavone 6 6
Italy F Schiavone 6 77 Italy F Schiavone 6 4 6
PR Italy F Pennetta 6 4 0 21 Belgium K Flipkens 1 6 3
21 Belgium K Flipkens 2 6 6 Italy F Schiavone 3 0
31 France A Cornet 7 6 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
Portugal MJ Koehler 5 2 31 France A Cornet 6 6
Romania I-C Begu 3 2 1 3
6 6 31 France A Cornet 6 3 1
Q Czech Republic S Záhlavová 2 1 3 Belarus V Azarenka 4 6 6
Germany A Beck 6 6 Germany A Beck 4 3
Russia E Vesnina 1 4 3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6
3 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 4 6
WC France A Rezaï 2 6 3 7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6
China S Peng 6 6 China S Peng 4 3
Italy C Giorgi 4 2 7 Czech Republic P Kvitová 1 67
Q Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 77 2 6 United States J Hampton 6 79
Belgium Y Wickmayer 656 2 Q Slovakia AK Schmiedlová 5 2
United States J Hampton 77 3 9 United States J Hampton 7 6
25 Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 656 7 United States J Hampton 0 2
18 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 79 18 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6
Slovakia D Hantuchová 4 67 18 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 6
Czech Republic Ka Plí?ková 6 5 3 Spain G Muguruza 3 0
Spain G Muguruza 4 7 6 18 Serbia J Jankovi? 3 6 6
France K Mladenovic 6 7 9 Australia S Stosur 6 3 4
United States L Davis 0 5 France K Mladenovic 4 3
Japan K Date-Krumm 0 2 9 Australia S Stosur 6 6
9 Australia S Stosur 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6
Ukraine L Tsurenko 1 4 16 Slovakia D Cibulková 2 6 4
New Zealand M Erakovic 6 6 New Zealand M Erakovic 6 2 6
PR United Kingdom E Baltacha 3 0 New Zealand M Erakovic 4 77 3
Q United States V King 77 6 17 United States S Stephens 6 656
Romania A Cadan?u 631 Q United States V King 1 3
Italy K Knapp 2 5 17 United States S Stephens 6 6
17 United States S Stephens 6 7 17 United States S Stephens 4 3
28 Austria T Paszek 4 3 2 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
United States M Oudin 6 6 United States M Oudin 3 1
China J Zheng 6 6 China J Zheng 6 6
Serbia V Dolonc 4 1 China J Zheng 1 5
Canada E Bouchard 6 77 2 Russia M Sharapova 6 7
Bulgaria T Pironkova 1 62 Canada E Bouchard 2 4
Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 2 1 2 Russia M Sharapova 6 6
2 Russia M Sharapova 6 6

Road to the final

Since winning the French Open in 2002, Serena Williams had not advanced to the final of the event, last semifinal was in 2003 (lost to Henin). In 2008, she was the only former champion left in the draw, she lost to Katarina Srebotnik in the third round. In 2012, she lost in the first round to Virginie Razzano, a player ranked in the 100s. In 2013, however, she made quick work of her opponents advancing to the finals with an average match length of less than one hour and fifteen minutes.[5] She had problems in just one match, in quarterfinals against Svetlana Kuznetsova, when she was down 2-0 and break points in third set. However, she won six of last seven games to close out the match.

After reaching quarterfinals without dropping set, Sharapova needed two three-setters to reach final. First, she met 18th seed Jelena Jankovic and dropped first set 6-0. In that set Sharapova committed 20 errors to just two from Jankovic. However, Jankovic lost opening service game in second set, which looked to be key for Sharapova as she could cool down after horrible first set. In semifinal she faced third seed Victoria Azarenka. Sharapova won first set convincingly, but lost second in the same fashion. But she eased to 5-2 lead in final set and finished match two games later to reach second French Open final.

Final

First seeded Williams faced off against second seeded Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final. Williams came out aggressive, charging the net on the first point. Her aggression set up a triple break-point, but Sharapova fought back and held serve. She then broke Williams for a 2-0 lead. Williams broke back in the next game, then broke Sharapova twice more for a 6-4 first set. In the second set, Sharapova fought off five break points to hold in her opening serve.[5] After Williams held serve, Sharapova dropped a break with two consecutive errors in the fourth game.[1] From there, Williams went on to take a 5-4 lead with her serve coming up. She finished off the match with her tenth ace of the day. "She's always had a big serve," said Sharapova. "I think her second serve is better than it was in the past."[5]

For Williams, it was her 31st consecutive victory, a career best. She has beaten Sharapova 13 times in a row. When asked by a reporter if she still wanted to retire at her peak, Williams replied "That's my goal, but have I peaked yet?"[5] Commentary by Simon Briggs published by The Daily Telegraph described Williams' performance as "almost flawless".[1] "Sharapova actually played a fine match," said Briggs. "But it is so difficult to attack an in-form Williams because she can shut you down with the quality of her serve."[1]

By winning the 1 hour 46 minute match, Williams completed her second career Grand Slam.[5] It was her 16th major title overall, moving her within six of Steffi Graf's modern era record of 22 such wins, and within eight of Margaret Court's all-time record.[1] She also became the oldest women ever to win the French Open.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Serena Williams claims title with straight-sets win over Maria Sharapova". Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova: French Open final - as it happened". Guardian UK. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Serena Williams wins French Open". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Serena Williams wins Roland Garros". Tennis Magazine. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e Henry Chu (June 9, 2013). "Serena Williams wins French Open, her 16th Grand Slam event title". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013.

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