The 2013 Roland Garros women’s championships mark the 110th time it has been held and will be played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The French Open as the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament is also known, will take place at the same location again and ever since it switched to being played on clay courts in 1928. To watch the tennis in Singapore add 6 hours to the Paris local times listed below.
Below OnCourt Advantage details how the WTA ranking points and prize money are allocated for each round, plus what the schedule of play is for every day, so YOU can follow, watch and/or attend this tournament.
Roland Garros is the 7th MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments for the women’s professional tennis tour each year. The women’s qualifying singles event begins on Tuesday 21 May and the Women’s Singles Final will be played on Saturday 8 June, one day earlier than the Men’s Singles Final.
The WTA ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 2,000 points + € 1,500,000;
- The runner-up earns 1,400 points + € 750,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 900 points + € 375,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 500 points + € 190,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 280 points + € 100,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 160 points + € 60,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 100 points + € 35,000;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 5 points + € 21,000.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The schedule of play for the 2013 Roland Garros women’s singles event is:
- Tuesday 21 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 22 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Thursday 23 May: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 24 May: Qualifying 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 26 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Monday 27 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Tuesday 28 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 29 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Thursday 30 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 31 May: 3rd round from 11am;
- Saturday 1 June: 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 2 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
- Monday 3 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
- Tuesday 4 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
- Wednesday 5 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
- Thursday 6 June: Semi Finals from 2pm; and
- Saturday 8 June: The Women’s Singles Final at 3:00pm.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
Each player that qualifies for the singles main draw earns 60 WTA ranking points. A player, who starts in the 1st round i.e. a direct acceptance or a wild card recipient, only receives 5 ranking points if she loses her 1st round match.
The players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying receive £2,500 and 2 WTA ranking points. Players that win through to the 2nd round of qualifying but are then defeated; earn £4,500 and 40 WTA ranking points. Players who win through to the 3rd round of qualifying but are then defeated, earn £9,000 and 50 WTA ranking points.
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