The French Open is the premier clay court championship in the world. It is the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The other three are the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament currently held on clay. Until 1975, the French Open was the only major tournament not played on grass.
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The star of the clay-court swing. The French Open is the biggest clay court tournament of the year. For more than 100 years—due to the slow playing surface and singles matches without a final set tiebreak—it has been considered the most physically demanding major. It’s also one that Rafael Nadal has become the undisputed king of.
In 1968 French Open became the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis's Open Era and the first Open Era champions became Ken ROSEWALL and Nancy RICHEY. In 2001, centre court got name of the former president of the French Tennis Federation - Court Philippe Chatrier. In 2020, Roland Garros became the final tennis grand slam venue to install a roof.
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Organized by the Fédération française de tennis (FFT), formerly known as the Fédération Française de Lawn Tennis until 1976, the French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a red clay surface. It's generally considered the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
The tournament was opened only to French nationals and other players licensed with French tennis clubs. In 1925, the French Championships became open to all amateur players from all countries. Île de Puteaux, Paris: 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907.
The Grand Slam® tournaments - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open - are the most prestigious individual competitions in tennis. Four of the ITF's leading National Associations - Tennis Australia, the French Federation of Tennis, United States Tennis Association and, in the case of Wimbledon, a joint Committee of Management ...
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The French Open was rocked by a match fixing scandal on Friday, as police detained Russian player Yana Sizikova for questioning over allegations of corruption. According to news agency Reuters, French prosecutors had opened an investigation into alleged match-fixing in a women’s doubles match at the French Open last September for “fraud in ...
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