Puneet Varma

2012 French Open

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Date  27 May – 11 June
Surface  Clay
Venue  Stade Roland Garros
Edition  111th
Location  Paris (XVI), France
2012 French Open
Category  Grand Slam tournament (ITF)

The 2012 French Open (also known as Roland Garros, after the famous French aviator) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 111th edition of the French Open, and took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 27 May until 11 June 2012.

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Rafael Nadal won the tournament for the third year in succession, and the seventh time in eight years, defeating first-time Roland Garros finalist Novak Djokovic. His seventh title broke Björn Borg's record of six French Open Men's Singles titles, and equalled Chris Evert's record for most French Open titles won by a man or woman. Li Na was unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated in the fourth round by Yaroslava Shvedova. Maria Sharapova defeated 21st seed Sara Errani in the final to win her first French Open title, to complete a career Grand Slam, and to return to the World No. 1 ranking for the first time in four years.

This championship was the second time in grand slam history that two multiple slam sets were accomplished in two different disciplines, and that was Mahesh Bhupathi won his first multiple slam in Mixed Doubles, and Esther Vergeer won her second multiple slam set in Women's Wheelchair Doubles. At the 1969 US Open, Rod Laver won his first multiple slam set in Men's Singles, and his fellow countryman Ken Rosewall did in Men's Doubles for the first time. This would occur again for the third time at the 2013 French Open.

Tournament

The 2012 French Open was the one hundred and eleventh edition of the French Open and was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The Men's Singles Final was won by Rafael Nadal by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. By winning his seventh title at Roland Garros, Nadal surpassed Borg's overall titles record to become the most successful tennis player in French Open history. The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2012 ATP World Tour and the 2012 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event.

There was a singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which is part of the Grade A category of tournaments, and singles and doubles events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players as part of the NEC tour under the Grand Slam category. The tournament was played on clay courts and took place over a series of twenty courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.

Prize money and ranking points

For 2012, the prize money purse was increased to €18,718,000 from €17,520,000 in 2011. The prize money and points breakdown is as follows:

Junior

Below is a table charting the points that are available to the boys and girls in boy singles and doubles play.

Prize Money

* per team

Singles Players

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Day 1 (27 May)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Andy Roddick [26], Jürgen Melzer [30]
  • Day 2 (28 May)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Feliciano López [15], Radek Štěpánek [23]
  • Women's Singles: Vera Zvonareva [11] (withdrew), Sabine Lisicki [12], Roberta Vinci [17], Mona Barthel [30], Monica Niculescu [32]
  • Day 3 (29 May)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Alexandr Dolgopolov [16]
  • Women's Singles: Serena Williams [5]
  • Women's Doubles: Iveta Benešová / Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová [8], Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sania Mirza [15]
  • Day 4 (30 May)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Women's Singles: Marion Bartoli [8], Lucie Šafářová [20], Petra Cetkovská [24], Zheng Jie [31]
  • Women's Doubles: Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond [1]
  • Mixed Doubles: Lisa Raymond / Rohan Bopanna [4], Andrea Hlaváčková / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi [8]
  • Day 5 (31 May)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: John Isner [10], Philipp Kohlschreiber [24], Bernard Tomic [25], Victor Troicki [28], Florian Mayer [32]
  • Women's Singles: Maria Kirilenko [16], Jelena Janković [19]
  • Men's Doubles: Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan Bopanna [6]
  • Women's Doubles: Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears [10]
  • Day 6 (1 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Gilles Simon [11], Fernando Verdasco [14], Marin Čilić [21], Kevin Anderson [31]
  • Women's Singles: Agnieszka Radwańska [3], Ana Ivanovic [13], Flavia Pennetta [18], Nadia Petrova [27], Anabel Medina Garrigues [29]
  • Men's Doubles: Robert Lindstedt / Horia Tecău [5], František Čermák / Filip Polášek [9], Santiago González / Christopher Kas [11], Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram [13]
  • Women's Doubles: Natalie Grandin / Vladimíra Uhlířová [9], Marina Erakovic / Monica Niculescu [16], Gisela Dulko / Paola Suárez [17]
  • Day 7 (2 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Milos Raonic [19], Mikhail Youzhny [27], Julien Benneteau [29]
  • Women's Singles: Caroline Wozniacki [9], Francesca Schiavone [14], Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [22], Julia Görges [25], Peng Shuai [28]
  • Men's Doubles: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski [4], Leander Paes / Alexander Peya [7], Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner [8]
  • Women's Doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues / Arantxa Parra Santonja [11]
  • Mixed Doubles: Katarina Srebotnik / Nenad Zimonjić [3], Nadia Petrova / Daniel Nestor [6]
  • Day 8 (3 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Andreas Seppi [22]
  • Women's Singles: Victoria Azarenka [1], Svetlana Kuznetsova [26]
  • Men's Doubles: Eric Butorac / Bruno Soares [12], Scott Lipsky / Rajeev Ram [15], Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert Farah Maksoud [16]
  • Day 9 (4 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Peschke/Bryan couple was eliminated in the quarterfinals of Mixed Doubles draw.

  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Tomáš Berdych [7], Janko Tipsarević [8], Juan Mónaco [13], Richard Gasquet [17], Stanislas Wawrinka [18], Marcel Granollers [20]
  • Women's Singles: Li Na [7]
  • Women's Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina [6], Jarmila Gajdošová / Anastasia Rodionova [14]
  • Mixed Doubles: Květa Peschke / Mike Bryan [2]
  • Day 10 (5 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [5], Juan Martín del Potro [9]
  • Women's Singles: Angelique Kerber [10], Dominika Cibulková [15]
  • Men's Doubles: Michaël Llodra / Nenad Zimonjić [3]
  • Women's Doubles: Květa Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik [2], Vania King / Yaroslava Shvedova [3]
  • Mixed Doubles: Liezel Huber / Max Mirnyi [1]
  • Day 11 (6 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Andy Murray [4], Nicolás Almagro [12]
  • Women's Singles: Kaia Kanepi [23]
  • Women's Doubles: Nuria Llagostera Vives / María José Martínez Sánchez [12]
  • Mixed Doubles: Elena Vesnina / Leander Paes [5]
  • Day 12 (7 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Women's Singles: Petra Kvitová [4], Samantha Stosur [6]
  • Men's Doubles: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi / Jean-Julien Rojer [10], Daniele Bracciali / Potito Starace [14]
  • Women's Doubles: Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká [5]
  • Day 13 (8 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Roger Federer [3], David Ferrer [6]
  • Women's Doubles: Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova [7]
  • Day 14 (9 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Women's Singles: Sara Errani [21]
  • Men's Doubles: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan [2]
  • Day 15 (10 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Day 16 (11 June)

  • Schedule of Play
  • Seeds out:
  • Men's Singles: Novak Djokovic [1]
  • Men's singles

    Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5

    *It was Nadal's eleventh career Grand Slam title and his 7th title at French Open. It was his 4th title of the year, 50th title overall.

    Women's singles

    Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani, 6–3, 6–2

    *It was Sharapova's fourth career Grand Slam title and her 1st title at French Open.

    Men's doubles

    Max Mirnyi / Daniel Nestor defeated Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–4

    *It was Mirnyi's sixth career Grand Slam doubles title and his 4th title at French Open. *It was Nestor's eighth career Grand Slam doubles title and his 4th title at French Open.

    Women's doubles

    Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci defeated Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

    *It was Errani and Vinci's first career Grand Slam doubles title.

    Mixed doubles

    Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi defeated Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Santiago González, 7–6(7–3), 6–1

    *It was Mirza's second career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st title at French Open. *It was Bhupathi's eight career Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 3rd title at French Open.

    Boys' Singles

    Kimmer Coppejans defeated Filip Peliwo 6–1, 6–4

    Girls' Singles

    Annika Beck defeated Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

    Boys' Doubles

    Andrew Harris / Nick Kyrgios defeated Adam Pavlásek / Václav Šafránek, 6–4, 2–6, [10–7]

    Girls' Doubles

    Daria Gavrilova / Irina Khromacheva defeated Montserrat González / Beatriz Haddad Maia, 4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

    Wheelchair Men's Singles

    Stéphane Houdet defeated Shingo Kunieda, 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)

    Wheelchair Women's Singles

    Esther Vergeer defeated Aniek van Koot, 6–0, 6–0

    Wheelchair Men's Doubles

    Frédéric Cattaneo / Shingo Kunieda defeated Michael Jeremiasz / Stefan Olsson, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]

    Wheelchair Women's Doubles

    Marjolein Buis / Esther Vergeer defeated Sabine Ellerbrock / Yui Kamiji, 6–0, 6–1

    Legends Under 45 Doubles

    Albert Costa / Carlos Moyá defeated Thomas Enqvist / Todd Woodbridge, 6–2, 6–1

    Legends Over 45 Doubles

    John McEnroe / Patrick McEnroe defeated Guy Forget / Henri Leconte, 7–6(7–5), 6–3

    Women's Legends Doubles

    Lindsay Davenport / Martina Hingis defeated Martina Navratilova / Jana Novotná, 6–4, 6–4

    Singles seeds

    The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Rankings are as of 21 May 2012 and the Points are as of 28 May 2012.

    Men's Singles

    Withdrawn players

    Women's Singles

    Withdrawn players

    References

    2012 French Open Wikipedia


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