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Les Internationaux de France de Tennis, Roland-Garros
Offeecial wabsteid
Foondit 1891; 122 years ago (1891)
Location Paris (XVIe)
 Fraunce
Venue Tennis Club de Paris, at Auteuil (some o the years frae 1891–1908)
Île de Puteaux (some o the years frae 1891–1908)
Racing Club de France (some o the years 1891 tae 1908 an an aa aw years frae 1910–1924, 1926)
Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose in Bordeaux (1909)
Stade Français (1925, 1927)
Stade Roland Garros (1928–present)
Surface Sand – Île de Puteaux
Clay – Aw ither venues (Ootduirs)
Prize money 21,017,000 (2013)[1]
Men's
Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Current champions Rafael Nadal (singles)
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (doubles)
Maist singles titles 8
Max Decugis
Rafael Nadal
Maist doubles titles 14
Max Decugis
Weemen's
Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Current champions Serena Williams (singles)
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (doubles)
Maist singles titles 7
Chris Evert
Maist doubles titles 7
Martina Navratilova
Mixed Doubles
Draw 48
Current champions Lucie Hradecká / František Čermák
Maist titles (male) 7
Max Decugis
Maist titles (female) 7
Suzanne Lenglen
Grand Slam

The French Open, eften referred tae as Roland Garros (French: Les internationaux de France de Tennis or Tournoi de Roland-Garros, IPA: [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁɔs]), named efter the French aviator Roland Garros, is a major tennis toornament held ower twa weeks atween late Mey an early Juin in Paris, Fraunce, at the Stade Roland Garros. It is the premier clay coort tennis toornament in the warld an the seicont o the fower annual Grand Slam toornaments – the ither three are the Australian Open, Wimbledon an the US Open. Roland Garros is the anly Grand Slam event held on clay an ends the ware clay coort saison.

It is ane o the lairgest events in tennis an bi far the lairgest clay-coort toornament.[2] Acause o the slow-playin surface an the five-set men's singles matches wioot a tiebreak in the final set, the event is widely considered tae be the maist pheesically demandin tennis toornament in the warld.[3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Roland Garros 2012 – Event Guide / Prize Money". Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. Clarey, Christopher (30 June 2001). "Change Seems Essential to Escape Extinction : Wimbledon: World's Most-Loved Dinosaur". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2007. 
  3. Clarey, Christopher (26 May 2006). "In a year of change at Roland Garros, the winners may stay the same". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  4. "French Open – Countdown: Borg's view on RG". Eurosport. 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2008.