French Open Preview History
2011 French Open Preview:
This will be the 110th serving of the classic French tennis tournament. Last year’s edition of the Grand Slam tournament saw Spaniard Rafael Nadal win the men’s draw and Italian Francesca Schiavone pick up her first Slam win on the clay court of Stade Roland Garros.
The men’s side is looking to be an up-in-the-air affair. While last year’s winner Nadal is still top-ranked in the world, the number two-ranked Novak Djokovic is nipping at his heels, beating him at the Madrid Open two weeks before French Open play begins. Of course, other tennis stalwarts like French Open contenders Roger Federer, Andys Murray or Roddick, cannot be counted out.
On the women’s side, it’s a much more open field. While Schiavone will be defending her title, there are still the top seeds to contend with again: Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters and the Williams sisters to name a few in her way. A dark horse in the race could be Julia Gorges, a clay specialist who already beat Wozniacki for a WTA title in Stuttgart earlier this year.
Whoever ends up advancing through to the finals on either side (and don’t forget the doubles titles), it’s sure to be a great time in Paris this year. TicketCity is your one-stop shop for tickets to all the top events, including the French Open, so say Oui and get yours today!
2010 French Open Results:
Rafael Nadal takes home the men's singles honors at the 109th French Open. Italy's Francesca Schiavone is the women's single winner, while the Willams sisters add a 12th Grand Slam doubles title to their collection with their win; their second at the French Open.
2009 French Open Preview:
The 2009 French Open will be played at Stade Roland Garros between May 24th and June 7th. The clay surface used for all of the matches makes the French Open unique among tennis majors. The pace of play on the red clay at Roland Garros is slower than the other 3 tennis majors. Because of the differences in playing on clay courts, it takes a special tennis player to win the French Open. That tennis player needs to have great stamina, be quick on their feet and able to move delicately across the slick surface... oh, and it doesn't hurt to speak Spanish.
It has been 8 years since a tennis player from a non-Spanish speaking country won the French Open. Six of the last seven French Open champions have come from Spain, exemplified by superstar Rafael Nadal, who has won the last 4 titles. The last American to win the French Open was Andre Agassi in 1999. So who will win the 2009 French Open? The favorite has to be Rafael Nadal, who has already won the Australian Open this year and looks to continue his streak at Tournoi de Roland-Garros with win number five.