2008 French Open - Women's Singles
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2008 French Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's singles
2008 French Open
ChampionSerbia Ana Ivanovic
Runner-upRussia Dinara Safina
Final score6-4, 6-3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends -45 45+ women
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Ana Ivanovic defeated Dinara Safina in the final, 6-4, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2008 French Open.[1] It was her first and only major singles title. With the win, Ivanovic also became the world No. 1; Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovi? and Svetlana Kuznetsova were also in contention for the top ranking.[2][3] Ivanovic dropped only one set during the tournament, to Jankovi? in the semifinals. This marked the last time Ivanovic would reach a major quarterfinal until the 2012 US Open.

Justine Henin was the three-time reigning champion and reigning world No. 1, but she retired from the sport in May 2008. This left Serena Williams as the only former French Open champion in the women's draw; when Williams was defeated in the third round by Katarina Srebotnik, a first-time French Open champion was guaranteed.[4]

Safina had come from a set and match point down in both her fourth round and quarterfinal matches, against Sharapova and Elena Dementieva, respectively.[5]

This was also the first major main draw appearance for future world No. 2 and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová, who lost to Kaia Kanepi in fourth round. With that win, Kanepi became the first Estonian to reach a major quarterfinal.

Seeds

01.   Russia Maria Sharapova (fourth round)
02.   Serbia Ana Ivanovic (champion)
03.   Serbia Jelena Jankovi? (semifinals)
04.   Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (semifinals)
05.   United States Serena Williams (third round)
06.   Russia Anna Chakvetadze (second round)
07.   Russia Elena Dementieva (quarterfinals)
08.   United States Venus Williams (third round)
09.   France Marion Bartoli (first round)
10.   Switzerland Patty Schnyder (quarterfinals)
11.   Russia Vera Zvonareva (fourth round)
12.   Hungary Ágnes Szávay (third round)
13.   Russia Dinara Safina (final)
14.   Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (fourth round)
15.   Czech Republic Nicole Vaidi?ová (first round)
16.   Belarus Victoria Azarenka (fourth round)
17.   Israel Shahar Pe'er (first round)
18.   Italy Francesca Schiavone (third round)
19.   France Alizé Cornet (third round)
20.   Austria Sybille Bammer (first round)
21.   Russia Maria Kirilenko (second round)
22.   France Amélie Mauresmo (second round)
23.   Ukraine Alona Bondarenko (first round)
24.   France Virginie Razzano (first round)
25.   Russia Nadia Petrova (third round)
26.   Italy Flavia Pennetta (fourth round)
27.   Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik (fourth round)
28.   Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (third round)
29.   Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (third round)
30.   Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (third round)
31.   Japan Ai Sugiyama (second round)
32.   Italy Karin Knapp (third round)

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

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
13 Russia Dinara Safina 4 77 6
7 Russia Elena Dementieva 6 65 0
13 Russia Dinara Safina 6 6  
4 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 2  
4 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 6  
  Estonia Kaia Kanepi 5 2  
13 Russia Dinara Safina 4 3  
2 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 6  
Q Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 3 2  
3 Serbia Jelena Jankovi? 6 6  
3 Serbia Jelena Jankovi? 4 6 4
2 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 3 6
10 Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3 2  
2 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6 6  

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Russia M Sharapova 6 3 8
  Russia E Rodina 1 6 6 1 Russia M Sharapova 6 3 6
Q United States B Mattek 6 3 6 Q United States B Mattek 2 6 2
WC United States M Brengle 3 6 4 1 Russia M Sharapova 77 6  
Q Slovakia J Gajdo?ová 64 68   32 Italy K Knapp 64 0  
WC France O Sanchez 77 710   WC France O Sanchez 2 64  
  Germany M Müller 0 4   32 Italy K Knapp 6 77  
32 Italy K Knapp 6 6   1 Russia M Sharapova 78 65 2
21 Russia M Kirilenko 6 6   13 Russia D Safina 66 77 6
  Italy ME Camerin 1 0   21 Russia M Kirilenko 6 3 2
Q China J Zheng 4 6 6 Q China J Zheng 4 6 6
  Italy M Santangelo 6 3 0 Q China J Zheng 2 5  
Q Slovakia M Rybáriková 77 3 8 13 Russia D Safina 6 7  
PR Croatia K ?prem 63 6 6 Q Slovakia M Rybáriková 0 1  
  Ukraine K Bondarenko 1 3   13 Russia D Safina 6 6  
13 Russia D Safina 6 6  

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Russia V Zvonareva 6 6  
WC France S Foretz 2 1   11 Russia V Zvonareva 6 6  
  Romania IR Olaru 64 3     France S Cohen-Aloro 2 4  
  France S Cohen-Aloro 77 6   11 Russia V Zvonareva 6 6  
Q Belgium Y Wickmayer 2 5     Canada A Wozniak 2 2  
  Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 6 7     Uzbekistan A Amanmuradova 6 1 3
  Canada A Wozniak 6 6     Canada A Wozniak 1 6 6
20 Austria S Bammer 0 2   11 Russia V Zvonareva 4 6 2
31 Japan A Sugiyama 6 2 6 7 Russia E Dementieva 6 1 6
  Russia A Kudryavtseva 1 6 3 31 Japan A Sugiyama 0 5  
  Belarus O Govortsova 7 2 6   Belarus O Govortsova 6 7  
  Ukraine Y Fedak 5 6 3   Belarus O Govortsova 0 4  
  Poland M Domachowska 3 6 6 7 Russia E Dementieva 6 6  
  Paraguay R de los Ríos 6 3 1   Poland M Domachowska 1 4  
  Russia V Dushevina 78 0 2 7 Russia E Dementieva 6 6  
7 Russia E Dementieva 66 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
  Japan A Nakamura 2 3   4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
  United States V King 4 6 6   United States V King 4 2  
WC France V Huck 6 2 1 4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
  Russia A Kleybanova 6 6   25 Russia N Petrova 2 1  
  Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 0     Russia A Kleybanova 3 3  
  France A Rezaï 64 3   25 Russia N Petrova 6 6  
25 Russia N Petrova 77 6   4 Russia S Kuznetsova 6 6  
18 Italy F Schiavone 6 6   16 Belarus V Azarenka 2 3  
  United States J Craybas 3 2   18 Italy F Schiavone 6 6  
PR Croatia S Mami? 6 6   PR Croatia S Mami? 3 0  
  Netherlands M Krajicek 4 3   18 Italy F Schiavone 1 1  
  Romania S Cîrstea 6 3   16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
  Luxembourg A Kremer 0 0r   Romania S Cîrstea 0 0  
  Romania E Gallovits 1 3   16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  
16 Belarus V Azarenka 6 6  

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Hungary Á Szávay 6 4 6
  Japan A Morita 1 6 4 12 Hungary Á Szávay 77 6  
  Germany S Lisicki 3 6 6   Germany S Lisicki 63 3  
  Russia E Vesnina 6 4 0 12 Hungary Á Szávay 65 6 2
  Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6     Czech Republic P Kvitová 77 4 6
  Japan A Morigami 4 3     Czech Republic P Kvitová 6 6  
WC Australia S Stosur 6 3 6 WC Australia S Stosur 2 1  
17 Israel S Pe'er 2 6 1   3 6 1
29 Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6     Estonia K Kanepi 6 3 6
Q 3 2   29 4 6 6
  Chinese Taipei Y-j Chan 7 2 0   Bulgaria T Pironkova 6 3 1
  Bulgaria T Pironkova 5 6 6 29 1 77 5
  Estonia K Kanepi 6 6     Estonia K Kanepi 6 65 7
  China M Yuan 2 2     Estonia K Kanepi 6 77  
  Spain N Llagostera Vives 3 7 1 6 Russia A Chakvetadze 4 62  
6 Russia A Chakvetadze 6 5 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States V Williams 6 4 6
  Israel T Obziler 3 6 2 8 United States V Williams 6 6  
  Canada S Dubois 5 2   Q Tunisia S Sfar 2 4  
Q Tunisia S Sfar 7 6   8 United States V Williams 5 3  
Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6   26 Italy F Pennetta 7 6  
  Argentina ME Salerni 1 1   Q Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 1 1
  Ukraine T Perebiynis 3 2   26 Italy F Pennetta 3 6 6
26 Italy F Pennetta 6 6   26 Italy F Pennetta 3 2  
22 France A Mauresmo 7 4 6 Q 6 6  
  Ukraine O Savchuk 5 6 1 22 France A Mauresmo 3 4  
Q 6 5 6 Q 6 6  
  France P Parmentier 4 7 2 Q 6 6  
  United States J Ditty 5 63     Australia C Dellacqua 3 3  
  France N Dechy 7 77     France N Dechy 4 2  
  Australia C Dellacqua 64 6 6   Australia C Dellacqua 6 6  
9 France M Bartoli 77 3 2

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
  Ukraine M Koryttseva 4 3   14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
WC France S Brémond 6 3 2 Q Croatia J Pand?i? 2 0  
Q Croatia J Pand?i? 4 6 6 14 Poland A Radwa?ska 6 6  
  Italy S Errani 4 6 5 19 France A Cornet 4 4  
  Argentina G Dulko 6 4 7   Argentina G Dulko 0 6 4
  Ukraine J Vakulenko 5 4   19 France A Cornet 6 4 6
19 France A Cornet 7 6   14 Poland A Radwa?ska 3 63  
28 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6   3 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 77  
  Germany A Kerber 2 2   28 Slovakia D Cibulková 6 6  
Venezuela M Sequera 77 7   Venezuela M Sequera 3 0  
  United States L Osterloh 65 5   28 Slovakia D Cibulková 5 3  
  Italy T Garbin 711 3 3 3 Serbia J Jankovi? 7 6  
  New Zealand M Erakovic 69 6 6   New Zealand M Erakovic 2 65  
LL Romania M Niculescu 63 2   3 Serbia J Jankovi? 6 77  
3 Serbia J Jankovi? 77 6  

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States S Williams 6 6  
  United States A Harkleroad 2 1   5 United States S Williams 6 7  
WC France M Johansson 6 4 6 WC France M Johansson 2 5  
  France C Pin 4 6 2 5 United States S Williams 4 4  
  Russia E Makarova 7 6   27 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6  
  Colombia C Castaño 5 1     Russia E Makarova 0 5  
  Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 2   27 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 7  
27 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6   27 Slovenia K Srebotnik 2 4  
24 France V Razzano 6 3 2 10 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  
  Czech Republic K Zakopalová 4 6 6   Czech Republic K Zakopalová 4 3  
  China Z Yan 6 4 6   France É Loit 6 6  
  France É Loit 1 6 8   France É Loit 64 7 2
  Austria T Paszek 6 3 3 10 Switzerland P Schnyder 77 5 6
  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 1 6 6   Switzerland T Bacsinszky 4 6 1
  Russia E Bychkova 3 4   10 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 6
10 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Czech Republic N Vaidi?ová 62 1  
Q Czech Republic I Bene?ová 77 6   Q Czech Republic I Bene?ová 6 6  
  Russia A Rodionova 0 6 3   China S Peng 4 3  
  China S Peng 6 2 6 Q Czech Republic I Bene?ová 3 3  
  Russia G Voskoboeva 6 64 6   Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6  
WC France Y Fedossova 0 77 1   Russia G Voskoboeva 5 3  
  Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 6     Czech Republic P Cetkovská 7 6  
23 Ukraine A Bondarenko 3 0     Czech Republic P Cetkovská 0 0  
30 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6   2 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
  Austria Y Meusburger 0 2   30 Denmark C Wozniacki 6 6  
Q Belarus A Yakimova 64 7 6 Q Belarus A Yakimova 0 4  
  Chinese Taipei S-w Hsieh 77 5 4 30 Denmark C Wozniacki 4 1  
  Germany S Klösel 1 1   2 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
  Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 6 6     Czech Republic L ?afá?ová 1 2  
  Sweden S Arvidsson 2 5   2 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 6  
2 Serbia A Ivanovic 6 7  

Championship match statistics

Category Serbia Ivanovic Russia Safina
1st serve % 47/68 (69%) 50/74 (68%)
1st serve points won 32 of 47 = 68% 27 of 50 = 54%
2nd serve points won 9 of 21 = 43% 10 of 24 = 42%
Total service points won 41 of 68 = 50.29% 37 of 74 = 50.00%
Aces 0 2
Double faults 1 5
Winners 41 37
Unforced errors 22 28
Net points won 9 of 11 = 82% 7 of 9 = 78%
Break points converted 5 of 9 = 56% 2 of 5 = 40%
Return points won 37 of 74 = 50% 27 of 68 = 40%
Total points won 78 64
Source

References

  1. ^ "Ivanovic seals French Open title". BBC Sport. 7 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Ivanovic wins Serbian battle". The Age. 7 June 2008.
  3. ^ "French Open: Battling Ivanovic joins Safina in Roland Garros final". The Guardian. 5 June 2008.
  4. ^ Serena dumped at Roland Garros - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  5. ^ "More comeback magic for Safina". Eurosport. 4 June 2008.

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