Roland Garros By The Numbers
Published June 10, 2012 07:41
PARIS, France - How many people watched Saturday's singles final between Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani? What was the longest match? And who hit the most aces? These are just a few of the questions answered in Roland Garros By The Numbers.
14,800 - Spectators present on Philippe Chatrier to see Sharapova complete her career Slam on Saturday.
2,000 - The ranking points gained by Sharapova for her title triumph.
191 - The number of minutes required by Sharapova to see off Klara Zakopalova in the fourth round, making it the longest match of the tournament.
125 - Julia Goerges' 125mph delivery was the hardest serve of the fortnight.
86 - With 24 victories and just four defeats, Errani has won 86% of her matches on clay in 2012.
80 - Yaroslava Shvedova will jump 80 spots in the rankings after her quarterfinal run in Paris.
41 - The age of the oldest player in this year's tournament, Kimiko Date-Krumm.
39 - There were 39 different nationalities in the singles draw this year.
34 - The number of players at this year's tournament who were yet to be born when Date-Krumm made her Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros in 1989.
28 - The longest rally of this year's tournament was 28 shots and came in the third round thriller between Caroline Wozniacki and Kaia Kanepi.
22 - With 22 aces, Samantha Stosur's serve proved the most difficult to get a racquet on in the French capital.
21 - Errani is the joint-lowest seed (2005 runner-up Mary Pierce was also No.21 seed) to reach the Roland Garros final in the Open Era.
19 - Errani and Roberta Vinci have won their last 15 matches in tandem. The 15th came against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in Friday's doubles final.
16 - At just 16 years and one month old, Australian wildcard Ashleigh Barty was the tournament's youngest player.
10 - After Sharapova's triumph, there are now 10 players that have completed the career Slam.
9 - Errani is the first player in nine years to reach the singles and doubles final in Paris.
3 - The number of times in the past two months that Errani and Vinci have met Kirilenko and Petrova on the doubles court.
2 - Errani defeated two former French Open champions (Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova) en route to the final.
1 - Sharapova's new ranking; it is the fourth time she has reached No.1 in the world, with her most recent stay ending in June 2008.