2008 French Open – Women's Singles

2008 French Open – Women's Singles

2008 French Open
Champion   Ana Ivanovic
Runner-up   Dinara Safina
Final score   6–4, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 2007 2009 > 

Justine Henin was the three-time defending champion, but she retired from the sport on May 14, 2008. Her retirement left Serena Williams as the only former French Open champion remaining in the women's draw. The tournament favourite was upset in the third round by Katarina Srebotnik,[1] meaning that there would be a first-time French Open champion in 2008.

Maria Sharapova, the World No. 2 behind Henin at the time of her retirement, was elevated to World No. 1 ahead of the French Open.

Ana Ivanovic, the second-seed and runner-up to Henin in 2007, won in the final 6–4 6–3, against first-time finalist Dinara Safina. It was Ivanovic's third Grand Slam final, second French Open final, and her first Grand Slam singles title. Ivanovic went through the entire tournament dropping only one set, against third-seed Jelena Janković in the semi-final. Ivanovic took the World No. 1 ranking after reaching the final, displacing Maria Sharapova who was defeated in the fourth round by Dinara Safina.

This would also be the last time until the 2012 US Open in which Ivanovic would make a Grand Slam quarter-final. It was also the notable of the first grand slam appearance of two-time grand slam champion Petra Kvitová.

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Draw 2
    • Key 2.1
    • Finals 2.2
    • Top half 2.3
      • Section 1 2.3.1
      • Section 2 2.3.2
      • Section 3 2.3.3
      • Section 4 2.3.4
    • Bottom half 2.4
      • Section 5 2.4.1
      • Section 6 2.4.2
      • Section 7 2.4.3
      • Section 8 2.4.4
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Seeds

  1. Maria Sharapova (Fourth round)
  2. Ana Ivanovic (Champion)
  3. Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Semifinals)
  5. Serena Williams (Third round)
  6. Anna Chakvetadze (Second round)
  7. Elena Dementieva (Quarterfinals)
  8. Venus Williams (Third round)
  9. Marion Bartoli (First round)
  10. Patty Schnyder (Quarterfinals)
  11. Vera Zvonareva (Fourth round)
  12. Ágnes Szávay (Third round)
  13. Dinara Safina (Final)
  14. Agnieszka Radwańska (Fourth round)
  15. Nicole Vaidišová (First round)
  16. Victoria Azarenka (Fourth round)
  17. Shahar Pe'er (First round)
  18. Francesca Schiavone (Third round)
  19. Alizé Cornet (Third round)
  20. Sybille Bammer (First round)
  21. Maria Kirilenko (Second round)
  22. Amélie Mauresmo (Second round)
  23. Alona Bondarenko (First round)
  24. Virginie Razzano (First round)
  25. Nadia Petrova (Third round)
  26. Flavia Pennetta (Fourth round)
  27. Katarina Srebotnik (Fourth round)
  28. Dominika Cibulková (Third round)
  29. Anabel Medina Garrigues (Third round)
  30. Caroline Wozniacki (Third round)
  31. Ai Sugiyama (Second round)
  32. Karin Knapp (Third round)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  13   Dinara Safina 4 7 6  
7   Elena Dementieva 6 65 0  
  13   Dinara Safina 6 6    
  4   Svetlana Kuznetsova 3 2    
4   Svetlana Kuznetsova 7 6  
      Kaia Kanepi 5 2    
    13   Dinara Safina 4 3  
  2   Ana Ivanovic 6 6  
  Q   Carla Suárez Navarro 3 2    
3   Jelena Janković 6 6    
  3   Jelena Janković 4 6 4
  2   Ana Ivanovic 6 3 6  
10   Patty Schnyder 3 2  
  2   Ana Ivanovic 6 6    

Top half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   M Sharapova 6 3 8  
    E Rodina 1 6 6     1   M Sharapova 6 3 6  
Q   B Mattek 6 3 6   Q   B Mattek 2 6 2  
WC   M Brengle 3 6 4       1   M Sharapova 7 6    
Q   J Gajdošová 64 68         32   K Knapp 64 0    
WC   O Sanchez 7 7       WC   O Sanchez 2 64  
    M Müller 0 4     32   K Knapp 6 7    
32   K Knapp 6 6         1   M Sharapova 7 65 2
21   M Kirilenko 6 6         13   D Safina 66 7 6
    ME Camerin 1 0       21   M Kirilenko 6 3 2  
Q   J Zheng 4 6 6   Q   J Zheng 4 6 6  
    M Santangelo 6 3 0       Q   J Zheng 2 5  
Q   M Rybáriková 7 3 8       13   D Safina 6 7    
    K Šprem 63 6 6     Q   M Rybáriková 0 1  
    K Bondarenko 1 3     13   D Safina 6 6    
13   D Safina 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   V Zvonareva 6 6    
WC   S Foretz 2 1       11   V Zvonareva 6 6    
    IR Olaru 64 3         S Cohen-Aloro 2 4    
    S Cohen-Aloro 7 6         11   V Zvonareva 6 6    
Q   Y Wickmayer 2 5             A Wozniak 2 2    
    A Amanmuradova 6 7           A Amanmuradova 6 1 3
    A Wozniak 6 6         A Wozniak 1 6 6  
20   S Bammer 0 2         11   V Zvonareva 4 6 2
31   A Sugiyama 6 2 6       7   E Dementieva 6 1 6
    A Kudryavtseva 1 6 3     31   A Sugiyama 0 5    
    O Govortsova 7 2 6       O Govortsova 6 7    
    Y Fedak 5 6 3           O Govortsova 0 4  
    M Domachowska 3 6 6       7   E Dementieva 6 6    
    R de los Ríos 6 3 1         M Domachowska 1 4  
    V Dushevina 7 0 2   7   E Dementieva 6 6    
7   E Dementieva 66 6 6  

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   S Kuznetsova 6 6    
    A Nakamura 2 3       4   S Kuznetsova 6 6    
    V King 4 6 6       V King 4 2    
WC   V Huck 6 2 1       4   S Kuznetsova 6 6    
    A Kleybanova 6 6         25   N Petrova 2 1    
    T Tanasugarn 3 0           A Kleybanova 3 3  
    A Rezaï 64 3     25   N Petrova 6 6    
25   N Petrova 7 6         4   S Kuznetsova 6 6  
18   F Schiavone 6 6         16   V Azarenka 2 3  
    J Craybas 3 2       18   F Schiavone 6 6    
PR   S Mamić 6 6     PR   S Mamić 3 0    
    M Krajicek 4 3         18   F Schiavone 1 1  
    S Cîrstea 6 3         16   V Azarenka 6 6    
    A Kremer 0 0 r         S Cîrstea 0 0  
    E Gallovits 1 3     16   V Azarenka 6 6    
16   V Azarenka 6 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12   Á Szávay 6 4 6  
    A Morita 1 6 4     12   Á Szávay 7 6    
    S Lisicki 3 6 6       S Lisicki 63 3    
    E Vesnina 6 4 0       12   Á Szávay 65 6 2  
    P Kvitová 6 6             P Kvitová 7 4 6  
    A Morigami 4 3           P Kvitová 6 6  
WC   S Stosur 6 3 6   WC   S Stosur 2 1    
17   S Pe'er 2 6 1           P Kvitová 3 6 1
29   A Medina Garrigues 6 6             K Kanepi 6 3 6
Q   MJ Martínez Sánchez 3 2       29   A Medina Garrigues 4 6 6  
    Y-j Chan 7 2 0       T Pironkova 6 3 1  
    T Pironkova 5 6 6       29   A Medina Garrigues 1 7 5
    K Kanepi 6 6             K Kanepi 6 65 7  
    M Yuan 2 2           K Kanepi 6 7  
    N Llagostera Vives 3 7 1   6   A Chakvetadze 4 62    
6   A Chakvetadze 6 5 6  

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8   V Williams 6 4 6  
    T Obziler 3 6 2     8   V Williams 6 6    
    S Dubois 5 2     Q   S Sfar 2 4    
Q   S Sfar 7 6         8   V Williams 5 3    
Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6         26   F Pennetta 7 6    
    ME Salerni 1 1       Q   A Pavlyuchenkova 6 1 1
    T Perebiynis 3 2     26   F Pennetta 3 6 6  
26   F Pennetta 6 6         26   F Pennetta 3 2  
22   A Mauresmo 7 4 6       Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
    O Savchuk 5 6 1     22   A Mauresmo 3 4    
Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 5 6   Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6    
    P Parmentier 4 7 2       Q   C Suárez Navarro 6 6  
    J Ditty 5 63             C Dellacqua 3 3    
    N Dechy 7 7           N Dechy 4 2  
    C Dellacqua 64 6 6       C Dellacqua 6 6    
9   M Bartoli 7 3 2  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14   A Radwańska 6 6    
    M Koryttseva 4 3       14   A Radwańska 6 6    
WC   S Brémond 6 3 2   Q   J Pandžić 2 0    
Q   J Pandžić 4 6 6       14   A Radwańska 6 6    
    S Errani 4 6 5       19   A Cornet 4 4    
    G Dulko 6 4 7         G Dulko 0 6 4
    J Vakulenko 5 4     19   A Cornet 6 4 6  
19   A Cornet 7 6         14   A Radwańska 3 63  
28   D Cibulková 6 6         3   J Janković 6 7  
    A Kerber 2 2       28   D Cibulková 6 6    
    M Sequera 7 7         M Sequera 3 0    
    L Osterloh 65 5         28   D Cibulková 5 3  
    T Garbin 7 3 3       3   J Janković 7 6    
    M Erakovic 69 6 6         M Erakovic 2 65  
LL   M Niculescu 63 2     3   J Janković 6 7    
3   J Janković 7 6    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   S Williams 6 6    
    A Harkleroad 2 1       5   S Williams 6 7    
WC   M Johansson 6 4 6   WC   M Johansson 2 5    
    C Pin 4 6 2       5   S Williams 4 4    
    E Makarova 7 6         27   K Srebotnik 6 6    
    C Castaño 5 1           E Makarova 0 5  
    V Ruano Pascual 4 2     27   K Srebotnik 6 7    
27   K Srebotnik 6 6         27   K Srebotnik 2 4  
24   V Razzano 6 3 2       10   P Schnyder 6 6  
    K Zakopalová 4 6 6         K Zakopalová 4 3    
    Z Yan 6 4 6       É Loit 6 6    
    É Loit 1 6 8           É Loit 64 7 2
    T Paszek 6 3 3       10   P Schnyder 7 5 6  
    T Bacsinszky 1 6 6         T Bacsinszky 4 6 1
    E Bychkova 3 4     10   P Schnyder 6 4 6  
10   P Schnyder 6 6    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15   N Vaidišová 62 1    
Q   I Benešová 7 6       Q   I Benešová 6 6    
    A Rodionova 0 6 3       S Peng 4 3    
    S Peng 6 2 6       Q   I Benešová 3 3    
    G Voskoboeva 6 64 6           P Cetkovská 6 6    
WC   Y Fedossova 0 7 1         G Voskoboeva 5 3  
    P Cetkovská 6 6         P Cetkovská 7 6    
23   A Bondarenko 3 0             P Cetkovská 0 0  
30   C Wozniacki 6 6         2   A Ivanovic 6 6  
    Y Meusburger 0 2       30   C Wozniacki 6 6    
Q   A Yakimova 64 7 6   Q   A Yakimova 0 4    
    S-w Hsieh 7 5 4       30   C Wozniacki 4 1  
    S Klösel 1 1         2   A Ivanovic 6 6    
    L Šafářová 6 6           L Šafářová 1 2  
    S Arvidsson 2 5     2   A Ivanovic 6 6    
2   A Ivanovic 6 7    

References

  1. ^ Serena dumped at Roland Garros - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

External links

  • Draw and Qualifying Draw