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The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the world's Grand Slam tournaments.

The French Open began as a national tournament in 1891. In 1925, the French Championships opened itself to international competitors with the event held on a grass surface alternatively between the Racing Club de France and the Stade Franais. For the 1928 Davis Cup challenge, a new tennis stadium was built at Porte dAuteuil. Named for a hero of World War I, the new Stade Roland Garros was built with a red clay (terre battue) playing surface, one which alters the ball's bounce and the player's approach to the match vis--vis grass courts. As such, over the years, clay court specialists have evolved who often succeed here whilst higher ranked players may struggle like the great champion Pete Sampras who won every other Grand Slam several times but never the French Open.

In 1968 the French championship became the first Grand Slam tournament to go "open," allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.

Trivia

Men's record holders for most wins since 1925:

  • All competitions: Henri Cochet (France), 9 titles (4 singles, 3 doubles, 2 mixed doubles titles)
  • Singles: Bjrn Borg (Sweden), 6
  • Consecutive singles titles: Bjrn Borg, 4
  • Doubles: Roy Emerson (Australia), 6

Ladies' record holders for most wins since 1925:

Youngest Singles champions:

  • Men: Michael Chang (1989): 17 yrs, 3 mos
  • Women: Monica Seles (1990): 16 yrs, 6 mos

Oldest Singles champions:

  • Men: Andrs Gimeno (1972): 34 yrs, 10 mos
  • Women: Chris Evert (1986): 31 yrs, 5 mos

Other:

Champions

External links

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