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2016 French Open

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Date  22 May – 5 June
Draw  128S/64D/32X
Surface  Clay
Edition  115th
Prize money  €32,017,500
2016 French Open
Category  Grand Slam tournament (ITF)

The 2016 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 115th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 22 May to 5 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.


Novak Djokovic won the men's singles in the 2016 edition. Stan Wawrinka was the defending champion in men's singles, but he lost to Andy Murray in the semifinals. Serena Williams was the defending champion in the women's singles, but she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. Roger Federer withdrew before the tournament due to a knee injury, making this tournament the first Grand Slam he missed since the 2000 Australian Open. Furthermore, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew during the tournament due to injury, for the first time in his French Open career.

Novak Djokovic's victory at this tournament in his 20th Grand Slam final completed his career Grand Slam (all four major tournaments), the eighth man to do so in singles and only the fifth career Grand Slam since the start of the Open Era (after Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal). Djokovic also achieved a non-calendar year Grand Slam, where he is the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at once. The victory by Garbiñe Muguruza was her first Grand Slam win in her second Grand Slam final.


The 2016 French Open is the 115th edition of the French Open and is held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2016 ATP World Tour and the 2016 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 are 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 €32,017,500, an increase of 14% compared to the previous edition. The winners of the men's and women's singles title receive €2,000,000, an increase of €200,000 compared to 2015.

* per team

Singles players

2016 French Open – Men's Singles
2016 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 16 May 2016. Rank and points before are as of 23 May 2016.
An * in pink signifies the player is out of the event.

Mixed Doubles

  • 1 Rankings are as of 16 May 2016.
  • Main draw wildcard entries

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

    Mixed Doubles

  • Virginie Razzano / Vincent Millot
  • Pauline Parmentier / Julien Benneteau
  • Chloé Paquet / Benoît Paire (withdrew to focus on other events)
  • Alize Lim / Paul-Henri Mathieu
  • Alizé Cornet / Jonathan Eysseric
  • Mathilde Johansson / Tristan Lamasine
  • Men's singles

  • Novak Djokovic def. Andy Murray, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
  • Women's singles

  • Garbiñe Muguruza def. Serena Williams, 7–5, 6–4
  • Men's doubles

  • Feliciano López / Marc López def. Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan, 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
  • Women's doubles

  • Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic def. Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
  • Mixed doubles

  • Martina Hingis / Leander Paes def. Sania Mirza / Ivan Dodig, 4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
  • Boys' Singles

  • Geoffrey Blancaneaux def. Félix Auger-Aliassime, 1–6, 6–3, 8–6
  • Girls' Singles

  • Rebeka Masarova def. Amanda Anisimova, 7–5, 7–5
  • Boys' Doubles

  • Yshai Oliel / Patrik Rikl def. Chung Yun-seong / Orlando Luz, 6–3, 6–4
  • Girls' Doubles

  • Paula Arias Manjón / Olga Danilović def. Olesya Pervushina / Anastasia Potapova, 3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
  • Wheelchair Men's Singles

  • Gustavo Fernández def. Gordon Reid, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
  • Wheelchair Women's Singles

  • Marjolein Buis def. Sabine Ellerbrock, 6–3, 6–4
  • Wheelchair Men's Doubles

  • Shingo Kunieda / Gordon Reid def. Michaël Jeremiasz / Stefan Olsson, 6–3, 6–2
  • Wheelchair Women's Doubles

  • Yui Kamiji / Jordanne Whiley def. Jiske Griffioen / Aniek van Koot, 6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
  • Legends Under 45 Doubles

  • Juan Carlos Ferrero / Carlos Moyá def. Sébastien Grosjean / Fabrice Santoro, 6–4, 6–4
  • Legends Over 45 Doubles

  • Sergi Bruguera / Goran Ivanišević def. Yannick Noah / Cédric Pioline, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
  • Women's Legends Doubles

  • Lindsay Davenport / Martina Navratilova def. Conchita Martínez / Nathalie Tauziat, 6–3, 6–2
  • Withdrawals

    The following players were accepted directly into the main tournament, but withdrew with injuries or personal reasons.

    Before the tournament
    During the tournament
    Men's Singles
  • Rafael Nadal
  • References

    2016 French Open Wikipedia

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