French Open Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the ...

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 7:11 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 7:11 PM

Here's some background information about the French Open tennis tournament.

Facts:
The French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

ATP World Tour

ATP World Tour Tournaments

French Open

Grand Slam Tournaments

Professional tennis

Sports and recreation

Sports events

Sports organizations and teams

Tennis

Tennis events

Fast Facts

Rafael Nadal

Sports figures

It is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a clay court.

May 26-June 9, 2019 - The French Open is scheduled to take place.

May 27-June 10, 2018 - The French Open takes place at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.

2018 Results:
Simona Halep defeats Sloan Stephens to win her first Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to earn his 11th French Open title.

Other Facts:
Rafael Nadal has the most men's singles wins with 11.

Chris Evert has the most women's singles wins with seven.

Timeline:
1891 - The first French tournament, the International Championship of Tennis, is held and is limited to members of French clubs.

1897 - Women's singles matches are added to the tournament, but still restricted to French club members.

1925 - The tournament is opened to international competitors from non-French clubs. Women's doubles are also added.

1928 - The tournament moves to a new stadium. The stadium and tournament are named after Roland Garros, and the tournament is still widely known by that name. Garros was an aviator who made the first successful crossing of the Mediterranean in 1913.

1940-1945 - The tournament is canceled due to World War II.

1956 - Althea Gibson wins the women's singles title, becoming the first African-American player to win a Grand Slam event.

1958 - Zsuzsi Kormoczy becomes the oldest woman ever to win the singles title at 33 years old.

1968 - The Roland Garros is the first Grand Slam to become an open tournament.

1972 - Andres Gimeno becomes the oldest man ever to win the singles title at 34 years and ten months of age.

1989 - Michael Chang becomes the youngest man ever to win the singles title at 17 years and three months of age.

1990 - Monica Seles becomes the youngest woman ever to win the singles title at 16 years and six months of age.

2006 - The French Open awards equal prize money to the men's and women's singles champions, although disparity remains in all other rounds.

2007 - Equal prize money is awarded to all female and male players across the board in all events. The French Open is the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments to make the move for equal pay in prize money.

2011 - Li Na becomes the first Chinese national to win a Grand Slam.

2018 - Nadal becomes the first male to win 11 singles titles at the same major in the Open era.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30060

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6690129
Marion433689
Washington420858
Umatilla288141
Clackamas219961
Malheur147023
Jackson10073
Lane91314
Deschutes73912
Yamhill72114
Jefferson5038
Polk48915
Morrow4775
Lincoln47013
Linn44913
Union4352
Klamath2672
Benton2476
Hood River2400
Wasco2303
Douglas1953
Josephine1802
Columbia1481
Coos1340
Clatsop1060
Baker892
Crook601
Tillamook470
Lake290
Wallowa281
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Corvallis
Broken Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
Roseburg
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
North Bend
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 61°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events