When Caroline Garcia partnered Kristina Mladenovic to the women's doubles title at Roland Garros last year, they were first French pair to win the event since 1971, when Gail Chanfreau and Francoise Durr triumphed.
Alizé Cornet beat Serena Williams three times in 2014 becoming the first player to defeat the American in three straight meetings since Justine Henin in 2007.
In January 2014, Simona Halep became just the third Romanian to make the WTA Top 10 rankings, after Virginia Ruzici and Irina Spirlea. She is currently the highest-ranked Romanian ever.
Elina Svitolina has beaten the World No.1 three times within the past year - overcoming Serena Williams at the Rio Olympics last August and twice beating Angelique Kerber, in Beijing in 2016 and Brisbane.
Johanna Konta's world ranking of sixth earlier this month made her the highest-ranked British woman since April 1984, when Jo Durie was fifth.
Agnieszka Radwanska begins her 11th consecutive appearance at Roland Garros today - her best showing being the quarterfinals in 2013. The Pole has also made the R16 four times.
Madison Keys was one of just four players to reach at least the R16 in all four of the Grand Slams last year - along with Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and Carla Suárez Navarro.
It was an emotional day on Philippe-Chatrier Court as Francesca Schiavone appeared to say farewell to the French Open for the final time following her defeat by Garbiñe Muguruza. But later, as reported by WTA Insider Notebook, she opened the door to a possible return.
Here's how Sports Illustrated covered the story.
Johanna Konta begins her campaign today hoping to repeat the form that led to her biggest career win to date - the Miami Open. Relive the action from the final.