The French Open, often referred to as Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament. It is held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The 2018 tournament will be the 117th French Open.
It is the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the clay-court season.
Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles in the 2017 tournament, winning his his 10th French Open & 15th Grand Slam singles title, beating Stan Wawrinka in the final, 6–2, 6–3, 6–1.
Novak Djokovic was the defending champion, but he lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarter finals.
Jelena Ostapenko was the women’s champion in 2017, the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam tournament, and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933.
Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful & romantic city, and is a global centre for art, fashion, food, design and culture. It is famous for it’s cafe culture, designer boutiques, museums, and impressionist arts.
A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paris has the second highest number of Michelin restaurants in the world and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower.
There is so much to do in this beautiful city, that on non-tennis days, you will be spoilt for choice on where to go first!
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