Roland Garros is an annual tennis grand slam tournament in Paris (France), where the top of the global men’s and women’s tennis is present. Unlike the other grand slam tennis tournaments (Australian Open – hardcourt, Wimbledon – grass, US Open – hard court), the Roland Garros tennis tournament is played on clay.
Every year, the French Open is played during late May/early June at a venue in France called ‘Stade Roland Garros’. There is both a men’s and women’s tournament. Male tennis players compete for the Coupe des Mousquetaires, while women try to conquer the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. 128 tennis players compete in the men’s singles tournament and women’s singles tournament, while 64 teams try to win the doubles tournaments.
Record winners French Open Tennis Tournament
The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has won the most titles in the men’s singles tournament. Until 2015, the global top player won the French Open nine times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Among the women, Chris Evert is the record holder, this American female tennis player has won the French Open seven times, in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986).
Prize Money French Open
Roland Garros is for tennis players a lucrative tournament. Both the 2015 male and the female winner of the French Grand Slam tournament earns 1.8 million euros in prize money, while the runner-up still earns 900,000 euros. The men’s and women’s doubles winners received a check for 450,000 euros, while the mixed doubles winners earn 114,000 euros.
The total prize money of the 2015 Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament is 28,028,600 euros.
How To Order Tickets
Would you like to visit this prestigious tournament in Paris? Tennis fans who are interested in visiting matches at the French Open in Paris: you can order tickets for this grand slam tournament online. Just make sure to buy these tickets in time, because there’s always a lot of interest for Roland Garros.
Ticket prices start at 12 euros for evening matches to more than 500 euros for premium packages.
(Sources: Wiki, RolandGarros.com)