French Open (Roland Garros)
The French Open (Roland Garros) is named after a famous French aviator and fighter pilot during the First World War - Roland Garros.
The annual event takes place end of the end of May until the middle of June and officially began in 1925, when the tournament became open to international contestants.
The French Open (Roland Garros) has been held at Stade Français (1925 and 1927), with the 1926 event held at Racing Club de France and the Stade Roland Garros hosting the games from 1928 onwards.
Tennis is played on a clay surface which differs from other tennis tournaments and over 460,000 spectators attended the highly popular 2011 event.
Current Champions Gentlemen’s Singles: Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Ladies’ Singles: Na Li (CHN).