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French Open

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The French Open (French: Internationaux de France de tennis), also known as Roland-Garros (French: [ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]), is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May each year.[lower-alpha 3] The tournament and venue are named after the French aviator Roland Garros.[2] The French Open is the premier clay court championship in the world and the only Grand Slam tournament currently held on this surface. It is chronologically the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments,[3] occurring after the Australian Open and before Wimbledon and the US Open. Until 1975, the French Open was the only major tournament not played on grass.[4] Between the seven rounds needed for a championship, the clay surface characteristics (slower pace, higher bounce), and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the French Open is widely regarded as the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.[5][6][7][8][9]

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French Open
Official website
Founded1891; 132 years ago (1891)
Editions126 (2022)
92 Grand Slam events (since 1925)
LocationParis, XVIth arrondissement
VenueStade Roland Garros (since 1928)
Societé de Sport de Île de Puteaux, at Puteaux (1891–1894); Tennis Club de Paris, at Auteuil (1895–1908); Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose at Bordeaux (1909); Croix-Catelan de Racing Club de France at the Bois de Boulogne (1910–1924, 1926); Stade Français at Saint-Cloud (1925, 1927)
SurfaceClay – outdoors[lower-alpha 1] (1908–present)
Sand – outdoors (1891–1907)
Prize money42,661,000 (2022)[1]
DrawS (128Q) / 64D (16Q)[lower-alpha 2]
Current championsRafael Nadal (singles)
Marcelo Arévalo
Jean-Julien Rojer (doubles)
Most singles titlesRafael Nadal (14)
Most doubles titlesRoy Emerson (6)
DrawS (128Q) / 64D (16Q)
Current championsIga Świątek (singles)
Caroline Garcia
Kristina Mladenovic (doubles)
Most singles titlesChris Evert (7)
Most doubles titlesMartina Navratilova (7)
Mixed doubles
Current championsEna Shibahara
Wesley Koolhof
Most titles (male)Ken Fletcher /
Jean-Claude Barclay (3)
Most titles (female)Margaret Court (4)
Grand Slam
Last completed
2022 French Open