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2015 French Open

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Covid-19
Date  24 May – 7 June
Draw  128S/64D/32X
Surface  Clay
Edition  114th
Prize money  €28,028,600
2015 French Open
Category  Grand Slam tournament (ITF)

The 2015 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 114th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 24 May to 7 June and 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.

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Rafael Nadal was the five-time defending champion in the Men's Singles, but lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals. Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title, defeating Djokovic in the final. Maria Sharapova was defending the Women's Singles title, but lost to Lucie Šafářová in the fourth round. Serena Williams defeated Šafářová in the final and won her third French Open title, 20th Grand Slam Singles title, and third Career Grand Slam.

Tournament

The 2015 French Open was the 114th edition of the French Open and was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2015 ATP World Tour and the 2015 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 UNIQLO tour under the Grand Slam category. The tournament was played on clay courts and took place over a series of 22 courts, including the three main showcourts, Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court 1.

Points distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Prize money

The total prize money for the tournament was €28,028,600, an increase of €3 million compared to the previous edition. The winners of the men's and women's singles title receive €1,800,000, an increase of 9% compared to 2014.

* per team

Singles players

2015 French Open – Men's Singles
2015 French Open – Women's Singles

Singles seeds

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 18 May 2015. Rank and points before are as of 25 May 2015.

Men's Singles

Withdrawn players

Women's Singles

Mixed Doubles

  • 1 Rankings were as of 18 May 2015.
  • Main draw wildcard entries

    The following players were given wildcards to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.

    Mixed Doubles

  • Julie Coin / Nicolas Mahut
  • Clothilde de Bernardi / Maxime Hamou
  • Stéphanie Foretz / Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  • Mathilde Johansson / Adrian Mannarino
  • Alizé Lim / Jérémy Chardy
  • Chloé Paquet / Benoît Paire
  • Men's singles

  • Stan Wawrinka def. Novak Djokovic, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
  • It was Wawrinka's 2nd Grand Slam singles title, 10th career singles title and his 1st at the French Open.

    Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic got off to an even start at 3–3 in the first set, when Wawrinka's serve broke down, allowing Djokovic to win the set 6–4. In the second set, Wawrinka's form improved, and he eventually broke Djokovic on his fifth opportunity, which was set point, taking the set 6–4. Although Wawrinka earned three break points on Djokovic's first service game in the third set, at 1–0, Djokovic saved them all and held serve. However, Wawrinka broke serve four games later, firing "a brilliant forehand winner" and "an equally breathtaking backhand" to earn three break points and converting the first, and went on to take the set 6–3. In the fourth set, Djokovic quickly broke Wawrinka's serve and took a 3–0 lead, but Wawrinka broke back to level the set. When Wawrinka pressed on Djokovic's serve to earn two break points at 3–3, Djokovic rebounded with a succession of points to win the game and threaten Wawrinka's own serve at 0–40. Wawrinka then mounted his own comeback to hold serve before breaking Djokovic in the next game for a 5–4 lead. After earning a championship point at 40–30, Wawrinka fired a serve that appeared as though it may have been an ace, but the chair umpire checked the mark and confirmed that the ball was out. Djokovic rallied to earn a break point, but Wawrinka held his nerve and reeled off three points in a row to claim the fourth set and match.

    Women's singles

  • Serena Williams def. Lucie Šafářová, 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
  • It was Williams's 20th Grand Slam singles title, her 3rd singles title of the year and 3rd at the French Open.

    Serena Williams and Lucie Šafářová contested the finals of the women's singles championship. Williams won the first set 6–3 over Šafářová and started strong in the second set, going up 4–1 and appearing to be cruising toward her 20th major title. However, Šafářová fought back to even the set and take it into a tiebreaker, which she won easily. Momentum on her side, Šafářová won the first two games of the third set, but Williams managed to break her serve with a "heavy return". Williams did not allow Šafářová a single game for the remainder of the deciding set, winning it with the seventh break of the match.

    Men's doubles

  • Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo def. Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5
  • It was Dodig and Marcelo's 1st Grand Slam doubles titles.

    Women's doubles

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Šafářová def. Casey Dellacqua / Yaroslava Shvedova, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
  • It was Mattek-Sands and Šafářová's 2nd Grand Slam doubles titles.

    Mixed doubles

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Mike Bryan def. Lucie Hradecká / Marcin Matkowski, 7–6(7–3), 6–1
  • It was Mattek-Sands' 2nd Grand Slam mixed doubles title and her 1st at the French Open. It was Bryan's 4th Grand Slam mixed doubles title and his 2nd at the French Open.

    Boys' Singles

  • Tommy Paul def. Taylor Harry Fritz, 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–2
  • Girls' Singles

  • Paula Badosa Gibert def. Anna Kalinskaya, 6–3, 6–3
  • Boys' Doubles

  • Álvaro López San Martín / Jaume Munar def. William Blumberg / Tommy Paul, 6–4, 6–2
  • Girls' Doubles

  • Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová def. Caroline Dolehide / Katerina Stewart, 6–0, 6–3
  • Wheelchair Men's Singles

  • Shingo Kunieda def. Stéphane Houdet, 6–1, 6–0
  • Wheelchair Women's Singles

  • Jiske Griffioen def. Aniek van Koot, 6–0, 6–2
  • Wheelchair Men's Doubles

  • Shingo Kunieda / Gordon Reid def. Gustavo Fernández / Nicolas Peifer, 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
  • Wheelchair Women's Doubles

  • Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot def. Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley, 7–6(7–1), 3–6, [10–8]
  • Legends Under 45 Doubles

  • Juan Carlos Ferrero / Carlos Moyá def. Arnaud Clément / Nicolas Escudé, 6–3, 6–3
  • Legends Over 45 Doubles

  • Guy Forget / Henri Leconte def. Cédric Pioline / Mark Woodforde, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–3]
  • Women's Legends Doubles

  • Kim Clijsters / Martina Navratilova def. Lindsay Davenport / Mary Joe Fernández, 2–6, 6–2, [11–9]
  • Withdrawals

    The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament but withdrew.

    References

    2015 French Open Wikipedia


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