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ROLAND GARROS
PARIS, FRANCE
MAY 27 - JUN 10

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Roland Garros

Place:  Paris, France
Time:  27.05.2018 - 10.06.2018
Category  Grand Slam
Draw Size  128
Surface  Clay
Prize Money  $15,598,998
Title Holder
Maria Sharapova
Kate 2014  3 round
Kate 2015  

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In the last week of May, the greats of the tennis world descend upon Paris for the year's second Grand Slam and the climax of the European clay court season - the French Open.

Named after renowned French aviator Roland Garros, the tournament, under its various guises, dates back to 1891 and has long been viewed as one of the highlights on the tennis calendar. In its formative years the competition, then staged at the capital's Stade Français club, was open only to members of French clubs, and it was not until 1925 that the French Tennis Federation decided to open its doors to overseas entrants.

With this expansion, and the growth in popularity of the sport on the continent, came the need for a new site. And in 1928 the tournament made the short journey to Porte d'Auteuil, where it has stayed ever since. The newly internationalized event saw winners from nine countries in the inter- and post-war period, including the USA, Great Britain, Germany and, naturally, France. Another important milestone in the evolution of the tournament came in 1968, when Roland Garros ushered in the Open Era by becoming the first Grand Slam to embrace professionalism. The 1970s and 1980s proved to be a golden period in the tournament's history, with seven-time champion Chris Evert, six-time winner Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova all vying for supremacy on the terre battue.

The following decades saw new names write themselves into French Open folklore, as Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Justine Henin and Serena Williams all captured the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen on multiple occasions. Maria Sharapova became the sixth player of the Open Era to capture the career Grand Slam with her run to the title in 2012, and she was victorious again in 2014. Other 21st century winners include Jennifer Capriati and Li Na, who became the first Asian Grand Slam champion in 2011.

In 2006, the tournament furthered its reputation for breaking the mold by announcing that main draw action would commence on Sunday, as opposed to the usual Monday start day and to date remains the only Grand Slam that conducts play on three consecutive Sundays.

R128 Saisai Zheng 6:4 6:1
R64 Lesya Tsurenko 2:6 2:6
R128 Angelique Kerber 6:2 6:2
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
QF Lucie Hradecka \ Katerina Siniakova 1:6 4:6
R16 Andreja Klepach \ Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez 3:6 6:3 6:2
R32 Alla Kudryavtseva \ Alexandra Panova 6:4 6:3
R64 Fiona Ferro \ Margot Yerolymos 6:2 6:3
R64 Yanina Wickmayer 6:2 2:6 2:6
R128 Varvara Lepchenko 5:7 6:4 6:3
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
F Kristina Mladenovic \ Caroline Garcia 3:6 6:2 4:6
SF Barbora Krejcikova \ Katerina Siniakova 6:4 6:2
QF Hao-Ching Chan \ Yung-Jan Chan 6:1 6:3
R32 Gabriela Dabrowski / Maria Hose Martinez Sanchez 6:2 7:6
R64 Samantha Stosur \ Suai Zhang 6:1 6:4
R16 Ana Ivanovic 5:7 6:3 1:6
R32 Elena Vesnina 6:2 6:4
R64 Teliana Pereira 6:2 5:7 6:3
R128 Louisa Chirico 6:4 6:2
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
SF Casie Dellaqua \ Yaroslava Shvedova 2:6 3:6
QF Silvia Soler-Espinosa \ Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6:1 7:6(5)
R16 Arina Rodionova \ Anastasia Rodionova 6:0 3:6 6:2
R32 Lyudmyla Kichenok \ Olga Savchuk 7:5 6:7 6:3
R64 Mathilde Johansson \ Virginie Razzano 6:2 6:1
R32 Sloane Stephens 3:6 4:6
R64 Coco Vandeweghe 6:4 6:3
R128 Shelby Rogers 6:2 6:3
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
R32 Coin Julie \ Parmentier Pauline 3:6 7:5 3:6
R64 Paquet Chloe \ Collombon Alix 6:2 6:3
R128 Svetlana Kuznetsova 4:6 2:6
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
F Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci 7:5 6:2
SF Hlavackova Andrea \ Hradecká Lucie 6:4 7:5
QF Mladenovic Kristina \ Voskoboeva Galina 6:4 6:1
R16 Jankovic Jelena \ Lucic Mirjana 7:6(3) 6:4
R32 Tanasugarn Tamarine \ Bratchikova Nina 6:1 6:4
R64 Burdette Mallory \ Stephens Sloane A. 6:1 6:3

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