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Rafael Nadal from Spain bites the trophy after winning the men’s final against Novak Djokovic from Serbia at the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on October 11, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
Here’s a look at the French Open tennis tournament.
The French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
It is the only Grand Slam tournament that is played on a clay court.
May 30th – June 13th 2021 – The French Open will take place at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Originally scheduled for May 7th to June 6th, 2021, it has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
September 21 – October 11, 2020 – – The French Open will take place at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Originally scheduled for May 18 to June 7, 2020, it has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Iga Swiatek defeats Sofia Kenin 6: 4, 6: 1 and becomes the first Polish Grand Slam winner.
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 and took his 13th French Open title.
Rafael Nadal has the most men’s singles wins with 13.
Chris Evert has the most women singles wins with seven.
Andres Gimeno was the oldest in the Open era, winning the men’s singles title in 1972 at the age of 34 years and ten months.
Michael Chang was the youngest to win the men’s singles title in 1989 at the age of 17 years and three months.
In 1990, Monica Seles was the youngest woman to win the singles title at 16 years and six months.
Serena Williams is the oldest woman to win the singles title in 2015 at 33 years and eight months.
1891 – The first French tournament, the International Tennis Championship, takes place and is restricted to members of French clubs.
1897 – Single games for women will be added to the tournament but will still be reserved for French club members.
1925 – The tournament is open to international participants from non-French clubs. Women doubles are also added.
1928 – The tournament is moving to a new stadium. The stadium and tournament are named after Roland Garros, and the tournament is still widely known by that name. Garros was an aviator who made the first successful crossing of the Mediterranean in 1913.
1940-1945 – The tournament is canceled due to World War II.
1956 – Althea Gibson wins the women’s singles title, making it the first African American player to win a Grand Slam event.
1968 – The Roland Garros is the first Grand Slam to be an open tournament.
2006 – The French Open awards the individual champions of the men and women the same prize money, although there are still differences in all other rounds.
2007 – At all events, all players across the board receive the same prize money. The French Open is the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments in which the prize money is paid out immediately.
2011 – Li Na is the first Chinese citizen to win a Grand Slam.
March 17, 2020 – It is announced that the 2020 Open has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2:08 a.m. – Source: CNN
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