2016 French Open: Women’s bracket, schedule and scores

Serena Williams picked up her first title in nine months and she’ll try to win another at Roland Garros, this time without Maria Sharapova in the fold.

While the men’s bracket was shaken up by the loss of Roger Federer, who will miss his first Grand Slam since 1999, the women’s bracket won’t have Maria Sharapova, a longtime mainstay of the women’s singles rankings. Sharapova, 29, is awaiting news on the length of her suspension from testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

How much time she’ll miss is totally up in the air. Sharapova says she’s been taking meldonium since 2006 for a magnesium deficiency and irregular EKG results, but it was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited drug list on Jan. 1. There is some thought that meldonium may take longer to leave the body than WADA anticipated and some suspended athletes have successfully argued for their suspensions being lifted.

But Sharapova will still be on the sidelines watching when the French Open gets underway on Sunday. As usual these days, Serena Williams is the top seed on the women’s side and the favorite to win it all. She picked up her first title in nine months when she won in Rome last weekend, which could be huge for her. She’s the defending champion.

Bracket

Bracket taken from the official French Open website here.

Full schedule (all times Eastern, seeded matches included)

Day 1, Sunday, May 22 (recap)

No. 4 Garbine Muguruza vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova: postponed
No. 6 Simona Halep vs. Nao Hibino: postponed
No. 10 Petra Kvitova def. Danka Kovinic, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
No. 11 Lucie Safarova def. Vitalia Diatchenko, 6-0, 6-2
No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Yaroslava Shvedova: To finish, 4-6, 6-1, 3-1
No. 17 Karolina Pliskova vs. Shelby Rogers: postponed
No. 19 Sloane Stephens vs. Margarita Gasparyan: postponed
No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-2, 6-0

Day 2, Monday, May 23 (recap)

No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska def. Bojana Jovanovski, 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 Garbine Muguruza def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 Simona Halep def. Nao Hibino, 6-2, 6-0
Kateryna Bondarenko def. No. 7 Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-3
No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Katerina Siniakova: postponed
No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Yaroslava Shvedova: 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
No. 14 Ana Ivanovic vs. Oceane Dodin: postponed
Tsvetana Pironkova def. No. 16 Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2
Shelby Rogers def. No. 17 Karolina Pliskova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 18 Elina Svitolina vs. Sorana Cirstea: postponed
No. 19 Sloane Stephens def. Margarita Gasparyan, 6-4, 6-3
No. 21 Samantha Stosur vs. Misaki Doi: To finish, 6-2, 1-3
No. 22 Dominika Cibulkova vs. Saisai Zheng: postponed
No. 23 Jelena Jankovic vs. Tatjana Maria: postponed
No. 25 Irina-Camelia Begu def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
No. 27 Ekaterina Makarova vs. Varvara Lepchenko: To finish, 5-7, 6-4, 4-1
No. 30 Barbora Strycova def. Lucie Hradecka, 6-4, 7-5
No. 32 Naomi Osaka def. Jelena Ostapenko, 6-4, 7-5

Day 3, Tuesday, May 24 (recap)

No. 1 Serena Williams def. Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 6-0
Kiki Bertens def. No. 3 Angeligue Kerber, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
No. 5 Victoria Azarenka def. Karin Knapp, 3-6, 7-6, 0-4 (Knapp retired)
No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, 6-3, 6-1
No. 9 Venus Williams def. Anett Kontaveit, 7-6, 7-6
No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro def. Katerina Siniakova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
No. 14 Ana Ivanovic def. Oceane Dodin, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
No. 15 Madison Keys def. Donna Vekic, 6-3, 6-2
No. 18 Elina Svitolina def.. Sorana Cirstea, 6-1, 6-3
Julia Georges def. No. 20 Johanna Konta, 6-2, 6-3
No. 21 Samantha Stosur def. Misaki Doi, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
No. 22 Dominika Cibulkova def. Saisai Zheng, 6-3, 6-1
Tatjana Maria def. No. 23 Jelena Jankovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 
No. 26 Kristina Mladenovic def. Francesca Schiavone, 6-2, 6-4
No. 27 Ekaterina Makarova def. Varvara Lepchenko, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
No. 28 Andrea Petkovic def. Laura Robson, 6-2, 6-2
No. 29 Daria Kasatkina def. Anna-Lena Friedsam, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Pauline Parmentier def. Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 7-6(2)

Day 4, Wednesday, May 25

No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Caroline Garcia
No. 4 Garbine Muguruza vs. Myrtille Georges
No. 6 Simona Halep vs. Zarina Diyas
No. 10 Petra Kvitova vs. Su-Wei Hsieh
No. 11 Lucie Safarova vs. Viktorija Golubic
No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Heather Watson
No. 19 Sloane Stephens vs. Veronica Cepede Royg
No. 21 Samantha Stosur vs. Shuai Zhang
No. 22 Viktor Troicki vs. Dusan Lajovic
No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
No. 25 Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Coco Vandeweghe
No. 27 Ekaterina Makarova vs. Yanima Wickmayer
No. 30 Barbora Strycova vs. Polona Hercog

Day 5, Thursday, May 26

Second round play

Day 6, Friday, May 27

Third round play

Day 7, Saturday, May 28

Third round play

Day 8, Sunday, May 29

Fourth round play

Day 9, Monday, May 30

Fourth round play

Day 10, Tuesday, May 31

Quarterfinals

Day 11, Wednesday, June 1

Quarterfinals

Day 12, Thursday, June 2

Semifinals

Day 13, Friday, June 3

No play on women’s singles bracket

Day 14, Saturday, June 4

Final

Day 15, Sunday, June 5

Men’s final

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