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The Last 20 French Open Champions

From Steffi Graf in 1995 to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Roland Garros champions in this very special photo gallery!

Published May 21, 2015 12:10

Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, who was ranked No.1 at the time, to win the 1995 French Open.
Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, who was ranked No.1 at the time, to win the 1995 French Open.
In a repeat, Graf defeated Sánchez-Vicario in the 1996 final, but this time it went to 10-8 third set.
In a repeat, Graf defeated Sánchez-Vicario in the 1996 final, but this time it went to 10-8 third set.
Iva Majoli shocked the world by winning the 1997 title and ending Martina Hingis' 37-0 start to the year.
Iva Majoli shocked the world by winning the 1997 title and ending Martina Hingis' 37-0 start to the year.
In an emotional final between two WTA legends, Sánchez-Vicario beat Monica Seles for the 1998 title.
In an emotional final between two WTA legends, Sánchez-Vicario beat Monica Seles for the 1998 title.
There were even more emotions as Graf won the 1999 title - her record 22nd and final Grand Slam title.
There were even more emotions as Graf won the 1999 title - her record 22nd and final Grand Slam title.
France's Mary Pierce claimed her home Grand Slam title in 2000, beating Conchita Martínez in the final.
France's Mary Pierce claimed her home Grand Slam title in 2000, beating Conchita Martínez in the final.
Jennifer Capriati won a 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 thriller against Kim Clijsters to claim the 2001 French Open.
Jennifer Capriati won a 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 thriller against Kim Clijsters to claim the 2001 French Open.
Serena Williams beat sister Venus Williams for the 2002 title. It was the first leg of her Serena Slam.
Serena Williams beat sister Venus Williams for the 2002 title. It was the first leg of her Serena Slam.
In the first ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final, Justine Henin defeated Clijsters for the 2003 title.
In the first ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final, Justine Henin defeated Clijsters for the 2003 title.
Anastasia Myskina became Russia's first Grand Slam champion, beating Elena Dementieva in the 2004 final.
Anastasia Myskina became Russia's first Grand Slam champion, beating Elena Dementieva in the 2004 final.
Henin completed an immaculate 24-0 clay court season with her second French Open championship in 2005.
Henin completed an immaculate 24-0 clay court season with her second French Open championship in 2005.
Henin defended that French Open championship in 2006. Martina Navratilova presented her the trophy.
Henin defended that French Open championship in 2006. Martina Navratilova presented her the trophy.
Henin became the second player ever to capture three straight French Opens in 2007, after Monica Seles.
Henin became the second player ever to capture three straight French Opens in 2007, after Monica Seles.
Ana Ivanovic emerged at the 2008 French Open, winning her first Grand Slam title and rising to No.1.
Ana Ivanovic emerged at the 2008 French Open, winning her first Grand Slam title and rising to No.1.
Kuznetsova added to her 2004 US Open crown with her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2009.
Kuznetsova added to her 2004 US Open crown with her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2009.
Francesca Schiavone had a fairytale fortnight in 2010, becoming Italy's first ever Grand Slam champion.
Francesca Schiavone had a fairytale fortnight in 2010, becoming Italy's first ever Grand Slam champion.
And China's Li Na downed Schiavone to become Asia's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in 2011.
And China's Li Na downed Schiavone to become Asia's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in 2011.
Maria Sharapova completed an historic Career Grand Slam by capturing the French Open title in 2012.
Maria Sharapova completed an historic Career Grand Slam by capturing the French Open title in 2012.
After 11 years, Williams recaptured the French Open title in 2013, beating Sharapova in the title match.
After 11 years, Williams recaptured the French Open title in 2013, beating Sharapova in the title match.
Sharapova made the French Open the first Grand Slam she'd conquered twice by winning it again in 2014.
Sharapova made the French Open the first Grand Slam she'd conquered twice by winning it again in 2014.
  • Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, who was ranked No.1 at the time, to win the 1995 French Open.
  • In a repeat, Graf defeated Sánchez-Vicario in the 1996 final, but this time it went to 10-8 third set.
  • Iva Majoli shocked the world by winning the 1997 title and ending Martina Hingis' 37-0 start to the year.
  • In an emotional final between two WTA legends, Sánchez-Vicario beat Monica Seles for the 1998 title.
  • There were even more emotions as Graf won the 1999 title - her record 22nd and final Grand Slam title.
  • France's Mary Pierce claimed her home Grand Slam title in 2000, beating Conchita Martínez in the final.
  • Jennifer Capriati won a 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 thriller against Kim Clijsters to claim the 2001 French Open.
  • Serena Williams beat sister Venus Williams for the 2002 title. It was the first leg of her Serena Slam.
  • In the first ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final, Justine Henin defeated Clijsters for the 2003 title.
  • Anastasia Myskina became Russia's first Grand Slam champion, beating Elena Dementieva in the 2004 final.
  • Henin completed an immaculate 24-0 clay court season with her second French Open championship in 2005.
  • Henin defended that French Open championship in 2006. Martina Navratilova presented her the trophy.
  • Henin became the second player ever to capture three straight French Opens in 2007, after Monica Seles.
  • Ana Ivanovic emerged at the 2008 French Open, winning her first Grand Slam title and rising to No.1.
  • Kuznetsova added to her 2004 US Open crown with her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2009.
  • Francesca Schiavone had a fairytale fortnight in 2010, becoming Italy's first ever Grand Slam champion.
  • And China's Li Na downed Schiavone to become Asia's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in 2011.
  • Maria Sharapova completed an historic Career Grand Slam by capturing the French Open title in 2012.
  • After 11 years, Williams recaptured the French Open title in 2013, beating Sharapova in the title match.
  • Sharapova made the French Open the first Grand Slam she'd conquered twice by winning it again in 2014.
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