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It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments,  the other three being the Australian Open , Wimbledon and the US Open.
The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Officially named in French Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in English , the tournament is referred to in English as the "French Open" and alternatively as "Roland Garros", which is the designation used by the tournament itself in all languages.
In the Championnat de France , which is commonly referred to in English as the French Championships , began.
They were only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs. The first winner was a Briton—H. Briggs—who was a Paris resident. This "French club members only" tournament was played until , using four different venues during that period:.
Another tournament, the World Hard Court Championships , is sometimes considered the precursor to the French Open as it was open to international competitors.
Winners of this tournament included world No. In , the French Championships became open to all amateurs internationally and was designated a major championship by the ILTF.
The Stade de France had offered the tennis authorities three hectares of land with the condition that the new stadium must be named after the World War I pilot , Roland Garros.
In , the French Internationals were moved there, and the event has been held there ever since. In , the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open , allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.
Since , new prizes have been presented: In another novelty, since the tournament has begun on a Sunday, featuring 12 singles matches played on the three main courts.
In March , it was announced that the event would provide equal prize money for both men and women in all rounds for the first time.
Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared to grass courts or hard courts. For this reason, clay courts take away some of the advantages of big servers and serve-and-volleyers, which makes it hard for these types of players to dominate on the surface.
For example, Pete Sampras , known for his huge serve and who won 14 Grand Slam titles, never won the French Open — his best result was reaching the semi-finals in From — there were off and on plans to build a covered stadium with a roof.
In it was decided to keep the tournament at Roland-Garros. The French Tennis Federation is appealing the decision. At the French Open there were "ramasseurs de balles" which in English translates literally as "gatherers of balls".
They are aged between 12 and 16 years old, and dress in matching shirts and shorts. The ball boys and ball girls are chosen to take part in the French Open by an application and selection process, which in had approximately 2, applicants from across France.
Men and women often receive different point values based on the rules of their respective tours. Players receive prize money and points as follows: The trophies, designed and made by Maison Mellerio dits Meller , are all made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their side.
Each new singles winner gets his or her name written on the base of the trophy. Winners receive custom-made pure silver replicas of the trophies they have won.
It was his seventeenth Grand Slam singles title and a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros. It was her first Grand Slam title after two lost finals in Paris.
It was his third Grand Slam title. It was her first Grand Slam title. Latisha Chan was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in It was her first Grand Slam in mixed doubles title.
Ivan Dodig was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in It was his first Grand Slam in mixed doubles title.
Broadcast rights to the French Open as of are as follows: Coverage of morning window U. NBC shows early-round matches on the first two weekends of the tournament, as well as Memorial Day , in the afternoon U.
If a match is still being played, it is shown live. Finals are live nationwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Roland Garros Overview Results Draws. Get Tickets Map It. Home fans will never forget , the year Yannick Noah became the first, and so far only Frenchman to win the singles title.
In , Nadal became the first man in tennis history to win 10 titles at the same Grand Slam championship. Roland Garros Roland Garros - Jun Roland Garros - May The stadium is named after Roland Garros , a pioneer aviator who completed the first solo flight across the Mediterranean Sea ,  engineer inventor of the first forward-firing aircraft machine gun ,  and World War I hero as a pilot, he shot down four enemy aircraft, though popularly believed to be five.
While the Roland Garros surface is invariably characterized as "red clay", the courts are in fact surfaced with white limestone covered with a few millimeters of powdered red brick dust.
Beneath the 3-inch 7. Crushed brick is pressed onto the limestone surface with rollers, then drenched in water. The process is repeated several times until a thin, compact layer coats each court.
The crushed brick is deep enough to allow footprints and ball marks, but shallow enough to avoid making the court spongy or slippery.
In tournament situations workers smooth the surface before matches and between sets by dragging rectangular lengths of chain-link across it.
The red brick dust is replenished as needed daily during major tournaments. The surface was a state-of-the art solution, in , to the biggest problem with natural clay courts: At the time it was not unusual for clay surfaces to be unplayable for two to three days after even short periods of precipitation.
Courts surfaced with these materials play much like natural clay surfaces and are collectively classified as "clay courts", despite the fact that few if any true clay courts have been built for almost a century.
The diversity in composition of various "clay" surfaces around the world explains the extraordinary variability in their playing characteristics.
The four main spectator grandstands are named for les Quatre Mousquetaires —Brugnon, Borotra, Cochet, and Lacoste—in honor of their Davis Cup success, which prompted construction of the facility, and the stadium.
Built in and originally designated "Court A", Court Suzanne Lenglen is the secondary stadium with a capacity of 10, spectators.
A bronze bas relief of Lenglen by the Italian sculptor Vito Tongiani stands over the east tunnel-entrance to the stadium. The court has an underground irrigation system, the first of its kind, to control moisture levels within its surface.
Its architect, Jean Lovera, a former French junior champion, designed the 3,seat structure as a deliberate contrast to the adjacent, angular Court Philippe Chatrier.
Built in , the Bullring is a favorite among serious tennis fans because of its relatively small size and feeling of close proximity to the action.
Permanent exhibits include a display of the French Open perpetual trophies, including La Coupe des Mousquetaires and La Coupe Suzanne Lenglen ; a narrative and photographic history of Roland Garros; displays documenting the evolution of tennis attire through the years; a comprehensive collection of tennis racquets dating back to the midth century; and a large exhibition of tennis-related photographs and paintings.
The media library houses a diverse collection of documents, posters, books, and magazines, as well as a database of tennis information, statistics, trivia, and match summaries of all French Open tournament matches since Tours are conducted daily.
Two per day, at During the French Open the normal entry fee is waived for tournament ticket-holders. On the current property, the proposal called for the addition of lights and a retractable roof over Court Philippe Chatrier.
In , faced with opposition to the proposed expansion from factions within the Paris City Council, the FFT announced that it was considering an alternate plan to move the French Open to a new, court venue outside of Paris city limits.
Project deadlines were pushed back from to Local residents, wildlife enthusiasts and municipal authorities continued to voice opposition to the plan, which would increase the Roland Garros grounds from 21 acres 8.
In February , the renovation encountered another obstacle when the Ministry of Ecology issued a negative report, and the project was placed on hold in March pending completion of a new land use study for the City Council.
In December , the Paris Administrative Court ordered suspension of reclamation work involving the Auteuil botanical garden greenhouses.
In a statement, the FFT responded that the greenhouses would not be destroyed, and would, in fact, be "embellished".
FFT also noted that opponents of the eastward expansion "[did] not have good alternatives from the operational, legal and environmental point of view", and added that expansion into the Bois de Boulogne was "impossible".
In February , the last of the legal challenges were resolved and work resumed on the original, eastward expansion plan.
FFT officials announced that the new tournament organization building and Village , new courts 7 and 9, the expanded Place des Mousquetaires , and a new show court in the Fond des Princes area west of Court Lenglen are scheduled for completion in time for the Open.
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