| 25 May – 8 June|
| Grand Slam tournament (ITF)|
The 2014 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 113th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 25 May to 8 June. It consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.
Rafael Nadal was the four-time defending champion in the men's singles and defeated Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final to win his 9th French Open title and his 14th Grand Slam title. The victory made Nadal the first tennis player to have won 5 consecutive French Open titles, in addition to becoming the only man with at least one Grand Slam title in 10 consecutive years.
Serena Williams was the defending women's singles champion. Williams failed to defend her title, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round. Maria Sharapova won the women's singles, defeating Simona Halep to win her second French Open title and her 5th Grand Slam title.
This was first time that both singles winners of the Australian Open (Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka) lost in the first round of the French Open. Also, for the first time at any Grand Slam event in the Open era, the top three women's seeds (Williams, Li, and Agnieszka Radwańska) all failed to reach the fourth round.
2014 French Open Wikipedia
The 2014 French Open is the 113th edition of the French Open and is being held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.
The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2014 ATP World Tour and the 2014 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consists of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There is 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 is taking place over a series of twenty clay courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
The total prize money for the tournament was €25,018,900, an increase of €3 million compared to the previous edition. The winners of the men's and women's singles title receive €1,650,000, an increase of 10% compared to 2013.
* per team2014 French Open – Men's Singles
2014 French Open – Women's Singles
The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings and Rankings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 19 May 2014, while points before are as of the standings on 26 May 2014.
The following players have been given a wildcard to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.