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Roland Garros 2021

30 May 2021 - 13 Jun 2021

Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, is a Major tennis event held in late May each year at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. It is the only claycourt Grand Slam tournament, and the second of the four annual Major events on the calendar.


The tournament features men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, as well as junior championships, wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.


Roland Garros history


Also known as Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros in French (English for the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in short), the tournament began in 1891. It was then known as Championnat de France (French Championships), and was only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs.


The first winner was H. Briggs, who was natively a Briton but lived in Paris. In 1897, the first women's singles tournament was held, with only four entries. The mixed doubles event was added in 1902 and the women's doubles in 1907. 


The French Championships became open to all amateurs internationally in 1925, and was soon recognized worldwide as a major tennis championship. It was held at the Stade Français in Saint-Cloud in 1925 and 1927, on clay courts. In 1926, the event was hosted in Paris by the Racing Club de France, which was the site of the previous French club members-only tournament, also on clay.


The new Stade de Roland Garros, which was later renamed Court Philippe Chatrier in 1988, hosted the Davis Cup Challenge in 1927. In 1928, the French Internationals were moved there, and the event has been held there ever since.


During World War II, the tournament was held from 1941 through 1945 on the same grounds. In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon, making it the third Grand Slam event of the year.


In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete. 


Roland Garros 2021 dates and venue


The 2021 French Open is scheduled from 30 May to 13 June, at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. This will be the 125th edition of the tournament. The French Open is the third Grand Slam event of 2021. 


It is also the only Grand Slam to retain the advantage set in the final sets, as the Australian Open and Wimbledon have switched to tiebreaks.


Roland Garros 2021 prize money


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Singles€1,600,000€800,000€425,250€283,500
Doubles€319,652€188,030€110,606€65,062


Roland Garros 2021 points distribution


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Men's Singles20001200720360
Men's Doubles20001200720360
Women's Singles20001300780430
Women's Doubles20001300780430


Roland Garros 2020 seeds


Men’s Singles


1Novak Djokovic
2Rafael Nadal
3Dominic Thiem
4Daniil Medvedev
5Stefanos Tsitsipas
6Alexander Zverev
7Matteo Berrettini
8Gaël Monfils
9Denis Shapovalov
10Roberto Bautista Agut
11David Goffin
12Diego Schwartzman
13Andrey Rublev
14Fabio Fognini
15Karen Khachanov
16Stan Wawrinka
17Pablo Carreño Busta
18Grigor Dimitrov
19Milos Raonic
20Félix Auger-Aliassime
21Cristian Garín
22John Isner
23Dušan Lajović
24Benoît Paire
25Borna Ćorić
26Alex de Minaur
27Filip Krajinović
28Taylor Fritz
29Casper Ruud
30Hubert Hurkacz
31Jan-Lennard Struff
32Nikoloz Basilashvili


Women’s Singles


SeedPlayer
1Simona Halep
2Karolína Plíšková
3Elina Svitolina
4Sofia Kenin
5Kiki Bertens
6Serena Williams
7Belinda Bencic
8Petra Kvitová
9Aryna Sabalenka
10Johanna Konta
11Victoria Azarenka
12Garbiñe Muguruza
13Madison Keys
14Petra Martić
15Elena Rybakina
16Markéta Vondroušová
17Elise Mertens
18Anett Kontaveit
19Angelique Kerber
20Alison Riske
21Maria Sakkari
22Jennifer Brady
23Karolína Muchová
24Yulia Putintseva
25Dayana Yastremska
26Amanda Anisimova
27Donna Vekić
28Ekaterina Alexandrova
29Svetlana Kuznetsova
30Sloane Stephens
31Ons Jabeur
32Magda Linette


Favorites


In men’s singles, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be the top two favorites. Nadal has 13 French Open titles, and will aim for a record-extending 14th in 2021. And Djokovic, having won the Australian Open at the start of the year, will be looking to win a 19th Slam and get closer to the all-time record.


Young guns like Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev will also be strong contenders. 


On the women's side, defending champion Iga Swiatek, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka will be the top contenders, with 2018 champion Simona Halep and 23-time Slam winner Serena Williams not far behind. 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza is also in the mix, while 2020 US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka and Canada's Bianca Andreescu will be looking to get back in the winner's circle too. 


Check out:

French Open 2020 Schedule

French Open 2020 Results

French Open Winners

Videos
Petra Kvitova bags top Czech sporting honors

Petra Kvitova bags top Czech sporting honors

Rafael Nadal explains why he always fights till the end, says "the match doesn't end until the last point"

Rafael Nadal explains why he always fights till the end, says "the match doesn't end until the last point"

If you had said 20 years ago that Rafael Nadal would win 13 French Opens, you would've been locked in a madhouse: Pat Cash

If you had said 20 years ago that Rafael Nadal would win 13 French Opens, you would've been locked in a madhouse: Pat Cash

Rafael Nadal's museum puts up the racquets of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray for display

Rafael Nadal's museum puts up the racquets of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray for display

"Inside I feel like I can lose every game I play on the tour" - Rafael Nadal

"Inside I feel like I can lose every game I play on the tour" - Rafael Nadal

Don't know if there will ever be another player who plays as well as Roger Federer, says Swiss prodigy Dominic Stricker

Don't know if there will ever be another player who plays as well as Roger Federer, says Swiss prodigy Dominic Stricker

Rafael Nadal is a mental beast, you can learn a lot by watching how he manages his matches: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Rafael Nadal is a mental beast, you can learn a lot by watching how he manages his matches: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer would have never given an excuse for losing like Alexander Zverev did: Jannik Sinner

Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer would have never given an excuse for losing like Alexander Zverev did: Jannik Sinner

It was not easy to be compared to Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

It was not easy to be compared to Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Gael Monfils suggests unique way of honoring Rafael Nadal for his achievements at Roland Garros

Gael Monfils suggests unique way of honoring Rafael Nadal for his achievements at Roland Garros

"It was a bit arrogant of him" - Rafael Nadal on Goran Ivanisevic's comments before French Open final

"It was a bit arrogant of him" - Rafael Nadal on Goran Ivanisevic's comments before French Open final

Rafael Nadal's 13 will push Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer to even greater heights: Marion Bartoli

Rafael Nadal's 13 will push Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer to even greater heights: Marion Bartoli

Rafael Nadal hardly ever gets ruffled, unlike Novak Djokovic: Sunil Gavaskar

Rafael Nadal hardly ever gets ruffled, unlike Novak Djokovic: Sunil Gavaskar

Jurgen Melzer recalls 2010 French Open win over Novak Djokovic - "My biggest success in singles"

Jurgen Melzer recalls 2010 French Open win over Novak Djokovic - "My biggest success in singles"

Rafael Nadal is possibly the mentally strongest player in the history of tennis: Spaniard's physician Angel Ruiz-Cottoro

Rafael Nadal is possibly the mentally strongest player in the history of tennis: Spaniard's physician Angel Ruiz-Cottoro

"Rafael Nadal has no ceiling at Roland Garros, he has no rivals" - Juan Carlos Ferrero

"Rafael Nadal has no ceiling at Roland Garros, he has no rivals" - Juan Carlos Ferrero

"He's so invincible" - Leander Paes on Rafael Nadal's unreal success at Roland Garros

"He's so invincible" - Leander Paes on Rafael Nadal's unreal success at Roland Garros

"That 6-0 set was very misleading" - Rafael Nadal on why he never let his guard down against Novak Djokovic

"That 6-0 set was very misleading" - Rafael Nadal on why he never let his guard down against Novak Djokovic

I'd like my kids to grow up with the values of sport, but being a pro athlete is very difficult: Rafael Nadal

I'd like my kids to grow up with the values of sport, but being a pro athlete is very difficult: Rafael Nadal

"I was crying with him" - Daria Kasatkina on Rafael Nadal's historic Roland Garros win

"I was crying with him" - Daria Kasatkina on Rafael Nadal's historic Roland Garros win

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