The French Open Tennis was first held at Stade Francais in 1891 as a men’s particular match. Only in 1897, a women’s singles match was added. Then in 1925, the women’s doubles match was included as a competition category. Following the same year, the non-French participants were able to join the French Open for the first time. In 1928, the French Open match moved to the Stade Roland-Garros. Stade Roland-Garros is located in Paris, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The French Open is usually held from the end of May to the beginning of June.
When and Where is French Open Tennis 2019?
- Dates: Sun, May 26, 2019 – Sun, Jun 9, 2019
- Location: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Some traditions are usually done during the French Open, which are:
- French Open uses boys and girls as ball boys during matches. This tradition made many boys and girls register as ball boys for this tournament.
- The game is always held during the day. Why hold at noon? The reason is that Stadion Roland Garros does not have spotlights for the night event. For you who want to watch the French Open don’t forget to bring sunscreen.
- Usually, before the tournament, the French Open will hold the Children ‘s Day event which contains an exhibition match aimed at donating and rehearsing for the game to be displayed.
- This prestigious match held every year carries many spectacular games that will be remembered in the world of tennis. The holder of the title of the most wins in the French Open is none other than Rafael Nadal. Nadal, a Spanyol athlete, won eleven victories and held the record for successive wins in the Open Era during 2010 – 2014.
Who has won most French Opens?
French Opens in the new era has been prevalent timeline for Rafael Nadal. He has won the most French Open titles. He has dominated for eleven titles. Also, he has had the most consecutive wins in the Open Era.
French Opens 2019 Ticket
The entrance ticket to watch the French Open 2019 is known as Annexe tickets. This ticket is very popular because there are many single matches that fans can enjoy in the Outside Courts during the first ten days before the game starts. The ground passes for the French Open provide access to all Outside Courts in addition to the main stadium.
The main stadium is Philippe Chatrier (Center Court), Suzanne Lenglen, and Court 1. The seats provided on the Outside Court are not arranged based on tickets, so if you want to get a chair and a right spot, you should arrive early. There are three categories of ticket classification for watching at the main stadium, namely:
- Grade 1
- Viewers can watch matches exclusively from chairs located just above the Loge Level corporation boxes. Here you can watch in close up.
- 2. Grade 2
In this grade, even though it is not exclusive like type 1, viewers can still enjoy the views of the field and the actions of the players well.
3. Grade 3
Even though the last group does not mean that the audience will get a seat and a wrong spot. The audience can watch the match comfortably. Only the viewing area will be slightly higher than the positions in category 2.