2013 French Open


  • The 2013 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros from 26 May to 9 June, 2013.
  • It was the 112th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year.
  • On 9th June, 2013 in Men’s Singles event Rafael Nadal, three-time defending champion, successfully defended his title by defeating compatriot David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3.
  • In beating Ferrer in the final, Nadal became the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament.
  • 27 year old Nadal now has 12 Grand Slam titles, tied with Roy Emerson for third behind Roger Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14).
  • On 8 June 2013 America’s Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles title of the French Open Tennis tournament, 2013.
  • In the final, she defeated Maria Sharapova of Russia in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4.
  • It was Serena’s second French Open title and 16th grand slam title overall.
  • It is to be noted that Serena won her first French Open championship in 2002.
  • At 31 years, 247 days Serena is the oldest women in the Open Era to win the French Open title, taking over from Chris Evert who set the previous mark in 1986.
  • In Men’s doubles event, top-ranked American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won the title, defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France in the final by 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(4).
  • It is to be noted that the Bryans had not won the French Open since 2003. They lost in the final at Roland Garros in 2005, 2006 and 2012.
  • Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title as a pair by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women’s doubles final of the French Open, 2013.
  • It was the first major title for Vesnina and second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno Soares at the U.S. Open, 2012.
  • In Mixed doubles event Czech Republic pair Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak won the title, defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada in the final, 1–6, 6–4, [10–6].
  • It was the second Grand Slam title for Hradecka, who also won the 2011 women’s doubles title and the first for Cermak.

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