French Open By The Numbers
Published June 11, 2013 12:00
PARIS, France - How many people watched Saturday's singles final between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova? What was the longest match? And who hit the most aces? These are just a few of the questions answered in French Open By The Numbers.
14,804 - Spectators present on Philippe Chatrier to see Williams win her second French Open title.
457 - In the singles and doubles competitions, 457 sets were played at Roland Garros this year.
199 - The number of minutes needed by Urszula Radwanska to defeat Venus Williams in the first round, making it the longest match of the tournament. Honorable mentions go to Marion Bartoli and Olga Govortsova for their three hour, 12 minute effort.
76 - Serena's120mph-plus bombs helped her win 76% of her first service points.
37 - Paula Ormaechea jumped 37 spots in the rankings after her run through qualifying and into the third round.
31 - The number of matches Serena has won in row. Also, at 31 years and 256 days, she is the oldest player in the Open Era to win the singles title in Paris.
27 - The longest rally of this year's tournament was 27 shots and came in the tie-break of the quarterfinal match between Sara Errani and Agnieszka Radwanska. Although Errani lost that particular battle, she would go on to win the war, triumphing, 64 76(6).
16 - At just 16 years and 326 days old, Donna Vekic was the tournament's youngest player.
1 - Semifinalist Sara Errani served just one ace and one double fault during this year's tournament.