2007 French Open - Timeline


Day Comments Highlights1 Completed Play
2007 Roland Garros Timeline
1 The tournament was almost entirely rained out. However, some matches were completed, and Janko Tipsarević, Serena Williams, and Marat Safin were victors. Safin started as the first winner of the 2007 season. 1 2
2 Again, most of the day's play didn't happen. Rain postponed first round action, however, Venus Williams was one of the few winners on that day. 1 2
3 Day 3 finally prevailed dry. Most of the 64 men's singles first round matches were completed, as well as a few women's victories. Dominik Hrbatý, Julien Benneteau, Florian Mayer, Fernando González, Robin Söderling and Agustín Calleri were other upset seeds on the men's side, and Nadia Petrova was one of the major upsets on the women's side. 1 2
4 On Day 4, a lot of women's matches were played. The remaining of the men's matches were finished and some of the women's winners were Maria Sharapova, Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams. 1 2
5 Day 5 saw the start of women's, men's and mixed doubles competitions. In addition, Gastón Gaudio, the 2004 champion, was up 6–4, 6–3 on fourteenth-seeded and former number one Lleyton Hewitt, but ended up losing the match in five sets. Hewitt came from behind two sets to defeat Gaudio. 1 2
6 On Day 6, Jelena Janković ousted Venus Williams 6–4, 4–6, 6–1. A repeat of last year's mixed doubles final came this year in the first round, and the defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjić beat last year's runner-up team Elena Likhovtseva and Daniel Nestor in three sets, 6–2, 5–7, 10–7. Filippo Volandri, seeded 29th, at the time the most recent person who defeated number one Roger Federer, upset the 7th seed Ivan Ljubičić 6–4, 6–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, and he will play Tommy Robredo in the fourth round. 1 2
7 Lucie Šafářová upset Amélie Mauresmo for the second consecutive time at a major before the quarterfinals. Serbian Novak Djokovic and last French male representative Olivier Patience battled in a marathon five-set long match that resulted in the qualification of Djokovic, although he himself confessed that "his opponent had played better than him." According to the NBC French Open coverage, Albert Montañés and defending champion Rafael Nadal battled over ten deuces in one of the games in the first set. 1 2
8 The women's fourth round was played out. The four quarterfinals are between Justine Henin, and Serena Williams, between Jelena Janković and Nicole Vaidišová, between Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova, and lastly between Anna Chakvetadze and Maria Sharapova, of whom saved two match points against Patty Schnyder today. Two quarterfinal matches in the men's draw have been made, where Roger Federer will play Tommy Robredo, and Guillermo Cañas will play Nikolay Davydenko. 1 2
9 The men's quarterfinals took shape. Rafael Nadal beat Lleyton Hewitt 6–3 6–1 7–6(5) and will face Carlos Moyá. The doubles and juniors tournaments also continued. Marcos Baghdatis was knocked out by Igor Andreev, of whom will meet Novak Djokovic in a quarterfinal. 1 2
10 The first of the quarterfinals were completed. For the men, Roger Federer defeated Tommy Robredo in four sets, marking his first set lost in a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open final. Also winning his match was Nikolay Davydenko, who beat Guillermo Cañas. On the women's side, Ana Ivanovic defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova; Justine Henin took out Serena Williams; Jelena Janković beat Nicole Vaidišová, and Maria Sharapova was victorious over Anna Chakvetadze. 1 2
11 The final two men's quarterfinals were played, with Rafael Nadal defeating fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moyá; and Novak Djokovic beating surprise quarter-finalist Igor Andreev. 1 2
12 Ana Ivanovic made her first Grand Slam singles final, and any Grand Slam final of any type, when she beat Maria Sharapova. Justine Henin beat Jelena Janković, and Ana Ivanovic and Justine Henin will meet in the final. 1 2
13 Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have made the finals, both for the second consecutive time. Federer beat Nikolay Davydenko and Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic. 1 2
14 Justine Henin defeats Ana Ivanovic in straight sets to capture the women's singles championship. 1 2
15 Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in 4 sets to win the men's singles title for the 3rd consecutive year at the French Open. 1 2
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