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French Open

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The first tennis tournament was held on the courts of l'Ile de Puteaux in Paris in 1891 as one-day national championship. Only French players and players from Francais clubs took part in tournament, but first winner was H. BRIGGS from England. In 1925 French Tennis Federation decided to open the championship for the best foreign players. When in 1927 the French Musketeers, Jacques BRUGNON, Jean BOROTRA, Henri COCHET and Rene LACOSTE beat USA in The Davis Cup it was required a new stadium to be built to host the following year's return match.
Roland Garros, aviator
The French Tennis Federation allocated the area of three hectares near Porte d'Auteuil and their requirement was to name the new stadium as Roland Garros in honor of the former member of the Stade Francais club, aviator, who was the first man who in 1913 made the first non-stop flight across the Mediterranean Sea that lasted for nearly eight hours. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. On 5 October 1918, he was shot down and killed near Vouziers, Ardennes, a month before the end of the war and one day before his 30th birthday.
Philippe Chatrier
In 1968 French Open became the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis's Open Era and the first Open Era champions became Ken ROSEWALL and Nancy RICHEY. In 2001, centre court got name of the former president of the French Tennis Federation - Court Philippe Chatrier. In 2020, Roland Garros became the final tennis grand slam venue to install a roof.

French Open 2020 Winners

Men's Singles
Women's Singles
Men's Singles
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles
cancelled

French Open Prize money

Men's and Women's Singles
 
2020
2019
Winners
€1,600,000
€2,300,000
Runners-Up
€800,000
€1,180,000
Men's and Women's Doubles
(per pair)
 
2020
2019
Winners
€319,652
€580,000
Runners-Up
€188,030
€290,000
Mixed Doubles
(per pair)
 
2020
2019
Winners
cancelled
€122,000
Runners-Up
cancelled
€61,000