23 May – 6 June
Grand Slam (ITF)
Paris (XVI), France
Stade Roland Garros
The 2010 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 109th edition of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 23 May through 6 June 2010.
- Singles players
- Day 1 23 May
- Day 2 24 May
- Day 3 25 May
- Day 4 26 May
- Day 5 27 May
- Day 6 28 May
- Day 7 29 May
- Day 8 30 May
- Day 9 31 May
- Day 10 1 June
- Day 11 2 June
- Day 12 3 June
- Day 13 4 June
- Day 14 5 June
- Day 15 6 June
- Mens singles
- Womens singles
- Mens doubles
- Womens doubles
- Mixed doubles
- Boys singles
- Girls singles
- Boys doubles
- Girls doubles
- Legends under 45 doubles
- Legends over 45 doubles
- Womens Legends doubles
- Wheelchair mens singles
- Wheelchair womens singles
- Wheelchair mens doubles
- Wheelchair womens doubles
- Singles seeds
- Wildcard entries
- Mixed doubles wildcard entries
- Prize money
- Media coverage
Roger Federer and Svetlana Kuznetsova were the defending champions. Federer lost to Robin Söderling in the quarterfinals, while Kuznetsova lost to Maria Kirilenko in the third round.
The 2010 French Open also featured the return of four-time champion Justine Henin, who retired immediately before the 2008 French Open, where she was the 3-time defending champion.
Day 1 (23 May)
In the Men's singles many of seeded players made it through led by 2009 finalist Robin Söderling, Mikhail Youzhny and Marin Čilić. While Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was pushed to the limit by German Daniel Brands as he came through 7–5 in the fifth. Tsonga was joined by compatriots Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Josselin Ouanna and Julien Benneteau who upset 23rd seed Ernests Gulbis 6–4, 6–2, 1–0 as Gulbis retired with a hamstring injury.
In the Women's side 6th seed and defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova cruised through the first round with a 6–3, 6–1 victory of Sorana Cîrstea. She was joined by 2nd seed Venus Williams, Madrid champion Aravane Rezaï, Nadia Petrova, Flavia Pennetta, Maria Kirilenko and last years Semifinalist Dominika Cibulková. The day featured two upsets. Victoria Azarenka, hindered by an injury and only appeared in the event to have entered to claim the bonus prize money for ending the 2009 season in the top 10, became the first major casualty of the tournament as she was upset by Gisela Dulko. Rome champion María José Martínez Sánchez was also upset by Akgul Amanmuradova.
Day 2 (24 May)
In the Men's Singles World no. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer cruised past Peter Luczak with a 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 victory. He was joined by Indian Wells champion Ivan Ljubičić, Miami finalist Tomáš Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka, John Isner and Thomaz Bellucci. While World no. 3 Novak Djokovic, last years semifinalist Fernando González, Gaël Monfils and Victor Hănescu all won in 4. While world no. 4 Andy Murray took on Richard Gasquet and won 4–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1. 29th seed Spaniard Nicolás Almagro also needed five sets to defeat Robin Haase. The upsets of the day saw Spanish clay courters Feliciano López and Tommy Robredo both fall.
In the Women's draw 6 of the top 8 seeds were in action and all won. The field was led by World no. 1 Serena Williams who beat Stefanie Vögele 7–6, 6–2. She was joined by Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Janković, Elena Dementieva, Samantha Stosur and Agnieszka Radwańska. Other seeds Li Na, Kateryna Bondarenko, Alisa Kleybanova and Lucie Šafářová who defeated Jelena Dokić all won in straight sets. While Francesca Schiavone and Alona Bondarenko come back from a set down to get to the second round.
Day 3 (25 May)
Day 3 of action was led by 4-time champion and 2nd seed Rafael Nadal who defeated Gianni Mina 6–2, 6–2, 6–2. Nadal was joined by fellow Spaniards 7th seed Fernando Verdasco, 16th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, 9th seed David Ferrer and Pere Riba. Other seeds who went through were German Philipp Kohlschreiber, Austrian Jürgen Melzer and former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. While 6th seed Andy Roddick who was playing his first match in clay of the season needed 5 sets to get past Jarkko Nieminen 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3. Upsets were not avoided as two seeds fell in 4. As 18th seed Sam Querrey lost to comaptriot Robby Ginepri and 26th seed clay courter Juan Mónaco was upset by Grega Žemlja.
In the Women's Singles almost all seeds got through in straight sets led by Justine Henin who beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6–4, 6–3, in her 1st match at RG for 3 years. She was joined by unseeded compatriots Kirsten Flipkens and Yanina Wickmayer, as well as Russians Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Other seeds Daniela Hantuchová, Shahar Pe'er, Zheng Jie and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli all won. The second major upset of the tournaments came at the cost of 2 time finalist Dinara Safina who was upset by 39-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 3–6, 6–4, 7–5.
Day 4 (26 May)
World no. 1 Roger Federer dispatched Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets. Other straight sets victors were Robin Söderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Čilić, Tomáš Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka and Albert Montañés. While Mikhail Youzhny progressed in four after losing the first set tie-break. The only upset of the day was when Thiemo de Bakker defeated 32nd seed Guillermo García-López. The end of the day saw lots of matches being suspended and cancelled due to rain delays. One of those matches was between Frenchman Gaël Monfils and Italian Fabio Fognini which descended into chaos as they played on despite extreme darkness for 2 games, before finally coming off court a full 25 minutes after Murray and Chela's match did, at 5–5 in the 5th.
World no. 2 Venus Williams led the days games in the women's side with a 6–2, 6–4 victory over Arantxa Parra Santonja, she was joined by Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, Nadia Petrova, Alexandra Dulgheru and Maria Kirilenko who all won straight sets. While Dominika Cibulková and Aravane Rezaï scrambled to win in three. One of the stories of the day was with defending champion Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova against German Andrea Petkovic, who served for the match in the 2nd set, but the Russian survived 4–6, 7–5, 6–4. As with the Men's side several matches were cancelled.
Day 5 (27 May)
Day 6 (28 May)
Day 7 (29 May)
Day 8 (30 May)
Day 9 (31 May)
Day 10 (1 June)
This day, Roger Federer lost his quarterfinals match against Robin Söderling, making it the first time since the 2004 French Open that Federer did not reach at least the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament. It also meant that Federer lost his ATP men's single No. 1 ranking in tennis since Rafael Nadal won the 2010 French Open men's singles title. Also, since Nadal became the 2010 French Open men's singles champion, Federer was left only one week short of equalling Pete Sampras's record number of 286 weeks as the ATP No. 1 ranked men's singles player.
Day 11 (2 June)
This day decided the last two of the four semifinalists in the women's singles. Since none of the four semifinalists (Samantha Stosur, Jelena Janković, Francesca Schiavone, and Elena Dementieva) had won any Grand Slam women's singles titles before, this meant Francesca Schiavone became a first-time women's singles Grand Slam champion in this tournament.
Day 12 (3 June)
Day 13 (4 June)
Day 14 (5 June)
Day 15 (6 June)
Rafael Nadal reclaimed the No. 1 men's singles ATP ranking, leaving Roger Federer only one week short of equalling Pete Sampras's record number of 286 weeks as the ATP No. 1 ranked men's singles player. This win is also the first time since the French Open 2004 that Roger Federer was knocked out by a player who hasn't won a grand slam tournament.
Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Söderling, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Francesca Schiavone defeated Samantha Stosur, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić defeated Lukáš Dlouhý / Leander Paes, 7–5, 6–2
Serena Williams / Venus Williams defeated Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik, 6–2, 6–3
Katarina Srebotnik / Nenad Zimonjić defeated Yaroslava Shvedova / Julian Knowle, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Agustín Velotti defeated Andrea Collarini, 6–4, 7–5
Elina Svitolina defeated Ons Jabeur, 6–2, 7–5
Duilio Beretta / Roberto Quiroz defeated Facundo Argüello / Agustín Velotti, 6–3, 6–2
Tímea Babos / Sloane Stephens defeated Lara Arruabarrena Vecino / María Teresa Torró Flor, 6–2, 6–3
Legends under 45 doubles
Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andriy Medvedev defeated Goran Ivanišević / Michael Stich, 6–1, 6–1
Legends over 45 doubles
John McEnroe / Andrés Gómez defeated Mansour Bahrami / Henri Leconte, 6–1, 6–1
Women's Legends doubles
Martina Navratilova / Jana Novotná defeated Iva Majoli / Nathalie Tauziat, 6–4, 6–2
Wheelchair men's singles
Shingo Kunieda defeated Stefan Olsson, 6–4, 6–0
Wheelchair women's singles
Esther Vergeer defeated Sharon Walraven, 6–0, 6–0
Wheelchair men's doubles
Stéphane Houdet / Shingo Kunieda defeated Robin Ammerlaan / Stefan Olsson, 6–0, 5–7, [10–8]
Wheelchair women's doubles
Daniela Di Toro / Aniek van Koot defeated Esther Vergeer / Sharon Walraven, 3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 17 May 2010
Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws.
Mixed doubles wildcard entries
- Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro / Thierry Ascione
- Julie Coin / Nicolas Mahut
- Mathilde Johansson / Sébastien de Chaunac
- Kristina Mladenovic / Alexandre Sidorenko
- Pauline Parmentier / Marc Gicquel
- Aurélie Védy / Michaël Llodra
All prize money is in Euros (€); doubles prize money is distributed per pair.
Rafael Nadal's victory marked for the 5th consecutive year the No.2 seed has gone on to win the tournament. (Rafael Nadal in 2006,2007,2008 and 2010 and Roger Federer in 2009.)