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2005 French Open

2005 French Open
Date 23 May – 5 June
Edition 104th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
23x15px Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
23x15px Justine Henin-Hardenne
Men's Doubles
23x15px Jonas Björkman / 23x15px Max Mirnyi
Women's Doubles
23x15px Virginia Ruano Pascual / 23x15px Paola Suárez
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Fabrice Santoro / 23x15px Daniela Hantuchová
Boys' Singles
23x15px Marin Čilić
Girls' Singles
23x15px Ágnes Szávay
Boys' Doubles
23x15px Emiliano Massa / 23x15px Leonardo Mayer
Girls' Doubles
23x15px Victoria Azarenka / 23x15px Ágnes Szávay
French Open
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The 2005 French Open was the 104th edition of the tournament. Rafael Nadal, seeded fourth at his first French Open (but was actually ranked World No. 5 at the time after then-World No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt withdrew from the tournament due to injury),[1] was a strong favorite after winning the Rome and Monte Carlo Masters, with Guillermo Coria, a 2004 finalist and runner-up in Monaco, calling Nadal the best clay-court player in the world prior to the tournament. After defeating top seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals, Nadal defeated Argentina's Mariano Puerta to claim his first French Open titles, and the first of four won consecutively from 2005 until 2008.[2]

In the women's draw, Justine Henin-Hardenne won her second French Open title, defeating 2000 champion Mary Pierce in the final in just 62 minutes.[3] 2005 marked the first of three consecutive years in which Justine Henin would win the Women's Singles title.

Gastón Gaudio and Anastasia Myskina were unsuccessful in defending their 2004 titles, Gaudio losing in the fourth round and Myskina being upset in the first round. This tournament was also notable for the rise of future French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, who upset the 3rd seed Amélie Mauresmo in the third round,[4] before going on to defeat another future champion in Francesca Schiavone on her way to her first Grand Slam quarter-final appearance in what was just her second Grand Slam tournament.[5]


Men's singles

23x15px Rafael Nadal defeated 23x15px Mariano Puerta, 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5

  • It was Nadal's 6th title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

23x15px Justine Henin-Hardenne[6] defeated 23x15px Mary Pierce, 6–1, 6–1

  • It was Henin-Hardenne's 4th title of the year, and her 23rd overall. It was her 4th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd French Open title.

Men's doubles

23x15px Jonas Björkman / 23x15px Max Mirnyi defeated 23x15px Mike Bryan / 23x15px Bob Bryan, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4

Women's doubles

23x15px Virginia Ruano Pascual / 23x15px Paola Suárez defeated 23x15px Cara Black / 23x15px Liezel Huber, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles

23x15px Daniela Hantuchová / 23x15px Fabrice Santoro defeated 23x15px Martina Navrátilová / Template:Country data IND Leander Paes, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2


Boys' singles

23x15px Marin Čilić defeated 23x15px Antal van der Duim, 6–3, 6–1

Girls' singles

23x15px Ágnes Szávay defeated 23x15px Raluca-Ioana Olaru, 6–2, 6–1

Boys' doubles

23x15px Emiliano Massa / 23x15px Leonardo Mayer defeated 23x15px Sergey Bubka / 23x15px Jérémy Chardy, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' doubles

23x15px Victoria Azarenka / 23x15px Ágnes Szávay defeated 23x15px Raluca-Ioana Olaru / Template:Country data KAZ Amina Rakhim, 4–6, 6–4, 6–0

Top 5 Seeds

Men's Singles
1. Roger Federer (23x16px  Switzerland) lost to [4] Rafael Nadal (23x15px Spain) Semi-final
2. Andy Roddick (23x15px United States) lost to José Acasuso (23x15px Argentina) 2nd round
3. Marat Safin (23x15px Russia) lost to [15] Tommy Robredo (23x15px Spain) 4th round
4. Rafael Nadal (23x15px Spain) defeated Mariano Puerta (23x15px Argentina) Champion
5. Gastón Gaudio (23x15px Argentina) lost to [20] David Ferrer (23x15px Spain) 4th round
Women's Singles
1. Lindsay Davenport (23x15px United States) lost to [21] Mary Pierce (23x15px France) Quarterfinal
2. Maria Sharapova (23x15px Russia) lost to [10] Justine Henin-Hardenne (23x15px Belgium) Quarterfinal
3. Amélie Mauresmo (23x15px France) lost to [29] Ana Ivanovic (23x15px Serbia and Montenegro) 3rd round
4. Elena Dementieva (23x15px Russia) lost to [16] Elena Likhovtseva (23x15px Russia) 4th round
5. Anastasia Myskina (23x15px Russia) lost to María Sánchez Lorenzo (23x15px Spain) 1st round



  1. ^ a b Rib keeps Hewitt out of the French Open - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  2. ^ BBC Sport | Tennis | Nadal battles to French Open win
  3. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Tearful Pierce rues poor display
  4. ^ "Serbian starlet shocks Mauresmo". BBC News. 28 May 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brave Henin-Hardenne battles on". BBC News. 30 May 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Henin-Hardenne became only the second French Open women's singles winner after saving match points en route to the title. In 2004 Myskina did the same.
    Both saved match points against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round.

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Preceded by
2005 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2005 Wimbledon