The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Named after the French aviator Roland Garros, it is the premier clay-court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the clay-court season.
Because of the slow-playing surface and the five-set men’s singles matches without a tiebreak in the final set, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
Officially named in english the “French Internationals of Roland Garros” or “Roland Garros Tournament”, the tournament is often referred to in English as the “French Open” and alternatively as “Roland Garros”, which is the designation used by the tournament itself in all languages. French spelling rules dictate that in the name of a place or event named after a person, the elements of the name are joined together with a hyphen. Therefore, the names of the stadium and the tournament are hyphenated as Roland-Garros.
Name of the trophies
- Men’s Singles, winner of the Coupe des Mousquetaires
- Women’s Singles, winner of the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen
- Men’s Doubles, winners of the Coupe Jacques Brugnon
- Women’s Doubles, winners of the Coupe Simone Mathieu
- Mixed Doubles, winners of the Coupe Marcel Bernard
- Singles Finals, records and statistics
The trophies, designed and made by Maison Mellerio dits Meller, are all made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their side. Each new singles winner gets his or her name written on the base of the trophy. Winners receive custom-made pure silver replicas of the trophies they have won.