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One of the major tennis events held in France is The French Open that starts in mid May and after two weeks ends in early June in Paris, France. The French Open is hosted at the Stade Roland Garros.
The French Open is preceded by the Australian open, which makes it the 2nd Grand Slam event in the annual tennis calendar. The French Open is followed by the Wimbledon.After developing a sound fan base through worldwide broadcasting, French Open has become one of the most prestigious of all tennis events held worldwide.
The French Open has also been cited the most demanding event, physically, on the part of competitors as it provides them with slow playing surface and men's singles comprising of five sets with out any tie break during the final set.
Apart from being called the French Open, it is also known as its official French names that are the Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros or just the Roland Garros.
The event was inaugurated in 1891 and was called the Championat de France International de Tennis. Back then the event only hosted men's tournaments; however later in 1897 the first women's tournament was held in this event.
Before 1925 French Championships were only open who were licensed in France but later in 1925, Championships were opened for the players from other countries as well. French Championships were held at the Racing Club de France and the Stade Francais on the grass surface.
The French decided to defend the Davis Cup in 1928 after Rene Lacoste, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon won the Davis Cup in 1927 as it was held in America. 3 hectares of land was offered to the tennis authorities by the Stade de France for the Davis Cup Challenge.
But the land, however, was offered with a condition that it must be named after a WW I pilot named Roland Garros. That is why stadium was named Stade de Roland Garros. The center court of the stadium that hosted the Davis Cup Challenge in 1988 was known as Court Philippe Chatrier.
Allowing professional as well as the amateur players in 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam Tournament to go open.
Since 2006, 12 singles matches have been hosted on the three main courts. The new prizes in the tournaments namely Prix Orange, Prix Citron and the Prix Bourgeon were introduced since 1981. It was also announced in 2007, that the tournament will be offering equal amounts of prize money for both Men's and Women's events in all rounds.
The French open is played on the surface that is made up of clay, which slows down the ball even more than the grass or hard surfaces do. Due to this advantage of big serves is lost by those who dominate the play because of their serving. This why former number 1 Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have never been able to be victorious in the French Open.