2020 French Open – Women's Singles

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Iga Świątek defeated Sofia Kenin in the final, 6–4, 6–1 to win her first Grand Slam tournament and capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2020 French Open.[1] This was also Świątek's first WTA singles title, making her the first player since Jeļena Ostapenko to win a major tournament as their maiden singles title.[citation needed] Ranked No. 54 in the WTA Rankings, Świątek became the lowest-ranked player to win the French Open since rankings were introduced in 1975, and the lowest-ranked player to win a Grand Slam title since Sloane Stephens won the 2017 US Open.[citation needed] Świątek was the first Polish player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title, and at 19 years and four months of age, she was the youngest person to win the French Open women's singles title since Monica Seles in 1992.[citation needed] Świątek did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament, becoming the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to win the French Open without dropping a set; she also did not lose more than four games in any set, and did not lose more than five games in any match.[citation needed] In total, Świątek dropped only 28 games throughout the tournament, the fewest since Steffi Graf dropped 20 games in 1988.[citation needed] This was also the first French Open where both the men’s and women’s singles champions did not drop a set on their way to the title.[citation needed] Świątek became the first female Polish tennis player since Jadwiga Jędrzejowska in 1939 to reach a French Open final, and the first to reach any Grand Slam final since Agnieszka Radwańska reached that stage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.[citation needed]

Kenin was attempting to become the first player since Angelique Kerber in 2016 to win their first two Grand Slam singles titles in the same year, as well as the first female player since 2016 to win more than one Grand Slam singles title in the same year, having won the 2020 Australian Open.[citation needed]

Ashleigh Barty was the defending champion, but she chose not to participate due to safety concerns resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] This marked the first time since 2008 that the defending French Open champion did not participate, and the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament where the defending champion did not participate, after Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the 2020 US Open.[4]

Simona Halep was in contention for the WTA No. 1 singles ranking,[5] but lost in the fourth round to Świątek. As a result, Barty retained the No. 1 ranking and finished the year as the year-end No. 1 for the second consecutive year.[6][7] Halep's loss in the fourth round guaranteed a new French Open champion for the fifth consecutive year and a maiden Grand Slam finalist from the top half of the draw.

Serena Williams was attempting to add to her Open Era record of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, but withdrew before her second round match due to a left Achilles injury she suffered earlier in September at the US Open.[8]

Only 13 of the 32 seeded players advanced to the third round, the fewest at any Grand Slam since Wimbledon expanded to 32 seeds in 2001. Only three seeded players advanced to the quarterfinals, the fewest since the 1978 Australian Open.[9] This was the first Grand Slam tournament since the 1999 Wimbledon Championships that two qualifiers (Nadia Podoroska and Martina Trevisan) reached the quarterfinals.[citation needed] The semifinal match between Świątek and Podoroska was also the first semifinal at a Grand Slam to be contested by two unseeded players since the 1983 French Open.[citation needed]

Podoroska became the first qualifier in history to reach the semifinals of the French Open, and the first to reach the semifinals of any Grand Slam tournament since Alexandra Stevenson achieved this feat at the aforementioned 1999 Wimbledon Championships.[citation needed] She also became the first female Argentine player since Paola Suárez in 2004 to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament in singles, and the lowest-ranked semifinalist (ranked No. 130) in any Grand Slam since Henin reached that stage at the 2010 Australian Open as an unranked player.[citation needed]

Seeds[edit source | edit]

Template:Seeds Romania Simona Halep (Fourth round)

Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Karolína Plíšková (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data UKR Elina Svitolina (Quarterfinals) Template:Seeds United States Sofia Kenin (Final) Template:Seeds Template:Country data NED Kiki Bertens (Fourth round) Template:Seeds United States Serena Williams (Second round, withdrew) Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Petra Kvitová (Semifinals) Template:Seeds Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (Third round) Template:Seeds United Kingdom Johanna Konta (First round) Template:Seeds Belarus Victoria Azarenka (Second round) Template:Seeds Spain Garbiñe Muguruza (Third round) Template:Seeds United States Madison Keys (First round) Template:Seeds Croatia Petra Martić (Third round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data KAZ Elena Rybakina (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Markéta Vondroušová (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data BEL Elise Mertens (Third round)

Template:Seeds Template:Country data EST Anett Kontaveit (First round) Template:Seeds Germany Angelique Kerber (First round) Template:Seeds United States Alison Riske (First round) Template:Seeds Greece Maria Sakkari (Third round) Template:Seeds United States Jennifer Brady (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Karolína Muchová (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data KAZ Yulia Putintseva (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data UKR Dayana Yastremska (First round) Template:Seeds United States Amanda Anisimova (Third round) Template:Seeds Croatia Donna Vekić (First round) Template:Seeds Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova (Third round) Template:Seeds Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (First round) Template:Seeds United States Sloane Stephens (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data TUN Ons Jabeur (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Poland Magda Linette (First round)

Template:Seeds Template:Country data CZE Barbora Strýcová (Second round)

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Draw[edit source | edit]

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Finals[edit source | edit]


Top half[edit source | edit]

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Section 4[edit source | edit]


Bottom half[edit source | edit]

Section 5[edit source | edit]


Section 6[edit source | edit]


Section 7[edit source | edit]


Section 8[edit source | edit]


Championship match statistics[edit source | edit]

Category Poland Świątek United States Kenin
1st serve % 28/53 (53%) 37/54 (69%)
1st serve points won 19 of 28 = 68% 17 of 37 = 46%
2nd serve points won 13 of 25 = 52% 4 of 17 = 24%
Total service points won 32 of 53 = 60.38% 21 of 54 = 38.89%
Aces 1 1
Double faults 3 3
Winners 25 10
Unforced errors 17 23
Net points won 6 of 7 = 86% 2 of 7 = 29%
Break points converted 6 of 9 = 67% 3 of 3 = 100%
Return points won 33 of 54 = 61% 21 of 53 = 40%
Total points won 65 42

Other entry information[edit source | edit]

Wild cards[edit source | edit]

Protected ranking[edit source | edit]

Qualifiers[edit source | edit]

Lucky loser[edit source | edit]

Withdrawals[edit source | edit]

Before the tournament
During the tournament

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Iga Swiatek demolishes Sofia Kenin in final to make French Open history". Guardian. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  2. Ashleigh Barty withdraws from French Open and ends season: ‘Health and well-being are my priorities’ TennisHead
  3. French Open champion Ashleigh Barty withdraws from 2020 tournament over coronavirus fears RFI
  4. Bianca Andreescu Withdraws From US Open Tennis TourTalk
  5. "Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open". Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  6. "Ashleigh Barty makes Aussie tennis history without even playing a match". Seven News. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  7. "Run of French Open upsets guarantees Ash Barty year-end No.1 ranking". The New Daily. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. "Serena Williams limps towards another shot at Margaret Court's record". Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  9. Mitchell, Kevin. "Simmona Halep piles on pressure to set up fourth round meeting with Iga Swiatek".
  10. "Bianca Andreescu will not play in French Open tournament". CBC. 19 September 2020.
  11. "World No 1 Ash Barty to skip French Open title defence due to Covid concerns". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  12. "Maria announces second pregnancy, break from tennis". WTA. 3 April 2020.
  13. "Tennis: Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with hamstring injury". The Straits Times. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 "FEDERER AND KYRGIOS BIG NAME ABSENTEES FROM FRENCH OPEN AS NADAL EYES 13TH TITLE". Eurosport. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  15. Bērziņš, Valdis (18 September 2020). "Sevastova nespēlēs "French Open", uz Parīzi nedosies arī Osaka". Sporta Centrs (in Latvian).
  16. Majumdar, Aayush (28 August 2020). "List of Players Missing at the US Open 2020". Essentially Sports.

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