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Nanchang, CHINA
Aug 01 - Aug 07
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Cincinnati, USA
Aug 15 - Aug 21
Connecticut Open

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New Haven, USA
Aug 21 - Aug 27
Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Paris, FRANCE
May 22 - Jun 05

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $16,474,735
Surface: Clay
Director: Guy Forget
In the last week of May, the greats of the tennis world descend upon Paris for the year's second Grand Slam and the climax of the European clay court season - the French Open.

Named after renowned French aviator Roland Garros, the tournament, under its various guises, dates back to 1891 and has long been viewed as one of the highlights on the tennis calendar. In its formative years the competition, then staged at the capital's Stade Français club, was open only to members of French clubs, and it was not until 1925 that the French Tennis Federation decided to open its doors to overseas entrants.

With this expansion, and the growth in popularity of the sport on the continent, came the need for a new site. And in 1928 the tournament made the short journey to Porte d'Auteuil, where it has stayed ever since. The newly internationalized event saw winners from nine countries in the inter- and post-war period, including the USA, Great Britain, Germany and, naturally, France. Another important milestone in the evolution of the tournament came in 1968, when Roland Garros ushered in the Open Era by becoming the first Grand Slam to embrace professionalism. The 1970s and 1980s proved to be a golden period in the tournament's history, with seven-time champion Chris Evert, six-time winner Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova all vying for supremacy on the terre battue.

The following decades saw new names write themselves into French Open folklore, as Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Justine Henin and Serena Williams all captured the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen on multiple occasions. Maria Sharapova became the sixth player of the Open Era to capture the career Grand Slam with her run to the title in 2012, and she was victorious again in 2014. Other 21st century winners include Jennifer Capriati and Li Na, who became the first Asian Grand Slam champion in 2011.

In 2006, the tournament furthered its reputation for breaking the mold by announcing that main draw action would commence on Sunday, as opposed to the usual Monday start day and to date remains the only Grand Slam that conducts play on three consecutive Sundays.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Garbiñe Muguruza Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Serena Williams Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
2014 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2013 Serena Williams Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Na Li Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
Previous Winners

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  • Roland Garros Serve Speed Leaders

    June 14, 2016
    Serena Williams may have some competition in the fastest serve stakes if the speed gun results for this year's French Open are anything to go by.
  • Serena Gets Real After French Open Loss

    June 10, 2016
    In the aftermath of her Roland Garros final loss Serena Williams has been candid about her performance in Paris and the emotional rollercoaster she went through.
  • WTA Player Of The Month: Muguruza

    June 10, 2016
    Garbiñe Muguruza romped to her first Grand Slam title of her career at the French Open - and for that reason you voted her May's WTA Player Of The Month.
  • WTA Breakthrough Of The Month: Bertens

    June 10, 2016
    Kiki Bertens captured the hearts of tennis fans with her inspiring run to the French Open semifinals; because of this, you've voted her WTA Breakthrough Of The Month.
  • Insider Podcast: Change Of Pace

    June 08, 2016
    WTA Insider | Courtney Nguyen and David Kane recap a riveting fortnight at Roland Garros and look ahead to the grass court season, and which storylines are must-follows before SW19.
  • Vote: May Breakthrough Of The Month

    June 07, 2016
    Cast your vote now for May's Breakthrough Performance of the Month - Louisa Chirico, Yulia Putintseva, Shelby Rogers, or Kiki Bertens?
  • Vote: May's Player Of The Month

    June 07, 2016
    Cast your vote now for May's WTA Player of the Month - Garbiñe Muguruza, Serena Williams, or Simona Halep?
  • Champion's Corner: Muguruza

    June 06, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | What did Garbiñe Muguruza have to say in the aftermath of her first Grand Slam victory? Read her thoughts as expressed in English and Spanish press.
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Photos

  • Roland Garros: The 20 Best Moments

    June 07, 2016
    With Roland Garros in the books, relive in photos the 20 best moments from the fortnight: the Cinderella stories, the agony of defeat, and the moments of victory.
  • French Open: The Early Rounds

    May 26, 2016
    Rain delays, zebra stripes, and a little bit of history making: here are the 11 best photos from the early rounds of Roland Garros.
  • Roland Garros Players' Party

    May 20, 2016
    Check out the best photos from the opening party for the 2016 French Open at Le Petit Palais here on wtatennis.com!
  • Serena's Path To Number 22

    July 07, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 22 Grand Slam titles - the second-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 22 of them in this very special gallery!
  • 15 Great Pics From The 2015 Final

    June 06, 2015
    Ferocious forehands, blistering backhands, powerful serves, the trophy ceremony - check out 15 of the best pics from the French Open final right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Iconic Player Party In Paris

    May 22, 2015
    Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Ana Ivanovic were among the WTA stars turning heads at the Roland Garros player party at the Eiffel Tower. See the best pics here.
  • The Last 20 French Open Champions

    May 21, 2015
    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!
  • Gallery: Seles' 9 Grand Slams

    December 02, 2014
    It's Monica Seles' birthday - Happy Birthday Monica! Take a look back at the nine biggest titles of the WTA legend's illustrious career - her nine Grand Slam titles...
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Garbiñe Muguruza Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Serena Williams Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
2014 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2013 Serena Williams Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Na Li Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2010 Francesca Schiavone Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
2008 Ana Ivanovic Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
2007 Justine Henin Alicia Molik / Mara Santangelo
2006 Justine Henin Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2005 Justine Henin Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2004 Anastasia Myskina Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 Justine Henin Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama
2002 Serena Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2001 Jennifer Capriati Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2000 Mary Pierce Martina Hingis / Mary Pierce
1999 Steffi Graf Venus Williams / Serena Williams
1998 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Martina Hingis / Jana Novotna
1997 Iva Majoli Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1996 Steffi Graf Lindsay Davenport / Mary Joe Fernandez
1995 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1994 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1993 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1992 Monica Seles Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1991 Monica Seles Gigi Fernandez / Jana Novotna
1990 Monica Seles Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova
1989 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1988 Steffi Graf Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1987 Steffi Graf Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1986 Chris Evert Martina Navratilova / Andrea Temesvari
1985 Chris Evert Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1984 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1983 Chris Evert Rosalyn Nideffer / Candy Reynolds
1982 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Anne Smith
1981 Hana Mandlikova
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