Roland Garros: the annual meeting of tennis enthusiasts in Paris

This period of the year is like no other in Paris, the capital of fashion and gloamour turns to be the Mecque of tennis enthusiasts who come from all corners of the globe to assist one of the most important tennis tournaments in the world: the French Open, Roland Garros.

Roland Garros, the flashback

The origins of the French Open go back to the early France Championships, organized for the first time in Paris in 1891. Far from the event it has turned to become, the tournament was open only to male members of French tennis clubs. Women had to wait 6 years before to participate, while foreign players were admitted 34 years later.

The event was held at the Stade Roland-Garros for the first time in 1928 and became increasingly important as tennis started to be more recognized around the world.

Named after the French aviator Roland Garros, as a way to honor the French Open since he was the first man to fly over the Mediterranean. When the French stage has asked the French Tennis Federation to build new courts, one of the conditions was to baptize the new stadium with the name of one the illustrious members of the French stage, we then chose the brave aviator Roland Garros.

Roland Garros 2015

The French Open is known for being one of the toughest tennis championships physically and the biggest clay court tennis championship event in the world. It’s in fact one of the Grand Slam tournaments, the three others are namely the Australian Open, the US Open and, of course, the Wimbledon.

From May 19 to June, 7, 2015 Nadal, Federrer, MonfilsNovak Djokovic and many others will be fighting to win the most famous tennis tournament in France, which means that tennis enthusiasts will be at the perfect place to see good tennis this summer during their stay in Paris.

Roland Garros 2015

2, Gordon Bennett Avenue 75016 Paris

From May 19 to June 7, 2015

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