Roland Garros | French Open Tennis Facts

Roland Garros French Open

As the French Open starts here are some interesting facts for tennis fans.

Roland Garros Fun Facts:

  • Roland Garros is named after a French fighter pilot who was acknowledged as the first man to fly over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • In 1968, it became the first Grand Slam tournament to allow amateurs and professionals to compete on equal terms.
  • The youngest French Open winner was Monica Seles at the age of 16.
  • The longest match ever was between Fabrice Santoro against Arnaud Clement in 2004. It lasted 6.35 and was won by Santoro.
  • Nearly 60,000 tennis ball are used during the tournament

 

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