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Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 17 - Aug 23
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Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 25 - Sep 07
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Suzhou, CHINA
Sep 01 - Sep 06
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Quebec City, CANADA
Sep 08 - Sep 14
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Hong Kong, SAR
Sep 08 - Sep 14
Tashkent Open

Tashkent Open

Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 08 - Sep 13
Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Paris, FRANCE
May 25 - Jun 07

Tournament Info

Tier: Grand Slams
Prize Money: $15,598,998
Surface: Clay
Director: Gilbert Ysern
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
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
Previous Winners

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Videos

  • French Open Preview

    May 29, 2014
    Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic and more discuss how their feeling heading into Roland Garr...
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News

  • Eurosport Serves Up French Open Ace

    June 14, 2014
    Record numbers of fans watched Eurosport's French Open coverage this year, with 3.8 million alone tuning in to see Maria Sharapova's thrilling victory over Simona Halep in the final.
  • 15 Great Quotes From Roland Garros

    June 10, 2014
    Some are deep, some are cute, some are funny - we've got 15 of the best quotes from the French Open fortnight right here. Which WTA star has four of them?
  • Halep Rises To World No.3

    June 09, 2014
    Simona Halep passes Agnieszka Radwanska this week to continue her assault on the top of the sport. Who are some other famous names to get to No.3 in the world?
  • Another Big Milestone For Bouchard

    June 09, 2014
    After already becoming the first Canadian ever to reach two Grand Slam semifinals, WTA Rising Star Eugenie Bouchard hits another milestone this week - what is it?
  • Ivanovic & Vekic: Cricket In Birmingham

    June 08, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic and Donna Vekic took some time out before the Aegon Classic and headed to Edgbaston Stadium for a unique night - watch the video and see the pics here!
  • Murray Hires Mauresmo As Coach

    June 08, 2014
    It seems like the perfect match - they're both two-time Grand Slam champions, both Wimbledon champions too. So what's their biggest mission? Read on to find out...
  • Ubha: Five French Open Takeaways

    June 08, 2014
    From the rise of the WTA Rising Stars to a WTA legend never backing down, Ravi Ubha takes a look back at five of the biggest storylines that emerged during the French Open fortnight.
  • Kasatkina Crowned Junior Champion

    June 08, 2014
    Darya Kasatkina made a good first impression on the Roland Garros faithful by coming from a set down to defeat top seed Ivana Jorovic in the girls' singles final.
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Photos

  • Photos Du Jour: Sharapova & The Trophy

    June 08, 2014
    Maria Sharapova stepped out for the traditional French Open champion's trophy photo shoot. And she came in an absolutely stunning dress - all the best pics here.
  • Photos Du Jour: Fairest Of Them All

    June 07, 2014
    Maria Sharapova reigned supreme during a French Open final against Simona Halep that will go down as a classic.
  • Photos Du Jour: The Semifinals

    June 05, 2014
    From Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard's dramatic battle to Simona Halep continuing her career-defining run, check out all the best pics from the semifinals.
  • Photos Du Jour: Quarterfinal Classics

    June 04, 2014
    Tuesday had a pair of incredible fightbacks, while Wednesday produced two first-time Grand Slam semifinalists. All the best pics from the quarters, right here.
  • Photos Du Jour: Emotions

    June 03, 2014
    The joy of victory, the pain of defeat... Roland Garros has got the WTA stars feeling emotions, deeper than they've ever dreamed of - see 10 of the best pics here.
  • Photos Du Jour: 10 Great Action Shots

    June 02, 2014
    As we get ready for Day 10 of the French Open, take a look back at 10 of the best action shots from the clay court Grand Slam, right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Photos Du Jour: Making The Cut

    May 30, 2014
    A slew of marquee names took to the terre battue of Roland Garros on Friday in the hopes of making the second week - but not all of them made that cut...
  • Photos Du Jour: That Moment

    May 29, 2014
    Whether it's painting the line on a big point or raising your level in front of your home crowd, some players pick that perfect moment to rise up to the challenge...
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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 Suarez
2004 Anastasia Myskina Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
2003 Justine Henin Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama
2002 Serena Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
2001 Jennifer Capriati Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
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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