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HTTPS://WWW.EUROPEANA.EU/PORTAL/EN/RECORD/9200365/BIBLIOGRAPHICRESOURCE_1000055556141.HTML > TITLE=MELLE AUSSEM (PORTRAIT), 2 June 2018, | Last = 2019 French Open| Last alias = 2019 French Open| Current = | Current alias= | Logo = Logo Roland-Garros.svg| Logo size = 150px| Bar Color = #FF915FParis, 16th arrondissement of Paris>XVIe| Country = FranceAuteuil-Neuilly-Passy>Auteuil {{smallRacing Club de France{{small>(1910–1924, 1926)}} Stade Roland Garros {{small|(since 1928)}}(1891–1907)}} Clay court – outdoors {{small>(1908–present)}}euro>€42,661,000 (2019) ROLAND GARROS 2019: THE NEW PRIZE MONEY UNVEILED >URL=HTTPS://WWW.ROLANDGARROS.COM/EN-US/ARTICLE/ROLAND-GARROS-2019-NEW-PRIZE-MONEY-TOURNAMENT-REVEALEDFéDéRATION FRANçAISE DE TENNIS (FFT)>DATE=21 MARCH 2019, | Men Draw = 128S / 128Q / 64D | Men Current = Rafael Nadal (singles) Kevin Krawietz Andreas Mies (doubles)| Men Most S = Rafael Nadal (12)| Men Most D = Roy Emerson (6)| Women Draw = 128S / 96Q / 64D| Women Current = Ashleigh Barty (singles) Tímea Babos Kristina Mladenovic (doubles)| Women Most S = Chris Evert (7)| Women Most D = Martina Navratilova (7)| Mixed Draw = 32| Mixed Current = Latisha Chan Ivan Dodig| Mixed Most M = Ken Fletcher / Jean-Claude Barclay (3)| Mixed Most F = Margaret Smith Court (4)| Web site =weblink| Notes =}}The French Open (), officially Roland-Garros ({{IPA-fr|ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos|lang}}), is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments,WEB,weblink Change Seems Essential to Escape Extinction: Wimbledon: World's Most Loved Dinosaur, Christopher, Clarey, International Herald Tribune, 30 June 2001, 20 July 2007,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071016123550weblink">weblink 16 October 2007, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches (without a tiebreak in the final set), the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.WEB,weblink In a year of change at Roland Garros, the winners may stay the same, Christopher, Clarey, International Herald Tribune, 26 May 2006, 8 August 2007,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071016123605weblink">weblink 16 October 2007, WEB,weblink French Open – Countdown: Borg's view on RG, Eurosport, 22 May 2008, 22 May 2008,weblink 19 August 2011,

History

Officially named in French Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros (the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in English), the tournament is referred to in English as the "French Open" and alternatively as "Roland Garros", which is the designation used by the tournament itself in all languages.WEB, Christopher Clarey, A Puzzler in Paris: French Open or Roland Garros?,weblink The New York Times, 23 May 2013, (The stadium and tournament are both hyphenated as Roland-Garros because French spelling rules dictate that in the name of a place or event named after a person, the elements of the name are joined together with a hyphen.BOOK, Le Ramat typographique, Ramat, Aurel, 1994, Éditions Charles Corlet, 2854804686, 63, )In 1891 the Championnat de France, which is commonly referred to in English as the French Championships, began. They were only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs. The first winner was a Briton—H. Briggs—who was a Paris resident. The first women's singles tournament, with four entries, was held in 1897. The mixed doubles event was added in 1902 and the women's doubles in 1907. This "French club members only" tournament was played until 1924, using four different venues during that period:
  • ÃŽle de Puteaux, in Puteaux, Paris; played on sand laid out on a bed of rubble.
  • The Racing Club de France (in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris), played on clay.
  • For one year, 1909, it was played at the Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose in Bordeaux, on clay.
  • Tennis Club de Paris (club opened in 1895), at Auteuil, Paris, played on clay.
Another clay court tournament, called the World Hard Court Championships, is sometimes considered the true precursor to the modern French Open as it admitted international competitors. This was held at Stade Français in Saint-Cloud, Paris from 1912 to 1914, 1920, 1921 and 1923, with the 1922 event held in Brussels, Belgium. Winners of this tournament included world No. 1's such as Tony Wilding from New Zealand (1913, 1914) and Bill Tilden from the US (1921). In 1924 there was no World Hard Court Championships due to tennis being played at the Paris Olympic Games.In 1925, the French Championships became open to all amateurs internationally and was designated a major championship by the ILTF. It was held at the Stade Français in Saint-Cloud (site of the previous World Hard Court Championships) in 1925 and 1927, on clay courts. In 1926 the Racing Club de France hosted the event in Paris, site of the previous French club members only tournament, also on clay.After the Mousquetaires or Philadelphia Four (René Lacoste, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon) won the Davis Cup on American soil in 1927, the French decided to defend the cup in 1928 at a new tennis stadium at Porte d'Auteuil. The Stade de France had offered the tennis authorities three hectares of land with the condition that the new stadium must be named after the World War I hero pilot, Roland Garros.WEB, Evan Gershkovich, Who was Roland Garros? The fighter pilot behind the French Open,weblink The New York Times, 10 June 2017, The new Stade de Roland Garros (later renamed Court Philippe Chatrier in 1988) hosted that Davis Cup challenge. In 1928, the French Internationals were moved there, and the event has been held there ever since.WEB, Roland Garros: a venue open all year long. Past Winners and Draws, ftt.fr,weblink 7 August 2007, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070808145713weblink">weblink 8 August 2007, dmy-all, During World War II, the tournament was held from 1941 through 1945 on the same grounds, but those events are not recognized by the French governing body, the Fédération Française de Tennis.MAGAZINE, Henry D. Fetter, The French Open During World War II: A Hidden History,weblink The Atlantic, 6 June 2011, In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon, making it the third Grand Slam event of the year. In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.(File:Roland_Garros_08.JPG|thumb|200px|left|Court number 2 at the French Open.)Since 1981, new prizes have been presented: the Prix Orange (for the player demonstrating the best sportsmanship and cooperative attitude with the press), the Prix Citron (for the player with the strongest character and personality) and the Prix Bourgeon (for the tennis player revelation of the year). In another novelty, since 2006 the tournament has begun on a Sunday, featuring 12 singles matches played on the three main courts. Additionally, on the eve of the tournament's opening, the traditional Benny Berthet exhibition day takes place, where the profits go to different charity associations. In March 2007, it was announced that the event would provide equal prize money for both men and women in all rounds for the first time.WEB,weblink Roland Garros Awards Equal Pay, WTA Tour, 16 March 2007, 20 July 2007, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070623122943weblink">weblink 23 June 2007, In 2010, it was announced that the French Open was considering a move away from Roland Garros as part of a continuing rejuvenation of the tournament.NEWS,weblink French Open could move away from Roland Garros in Paris, 16 March 2007, 20 July 2007, BBC News, Plans to renovate and expand Roland Garros have put aside any such consideration, and the tournament remains in its long time home.

Expansion in the 21st century

From 2004–2008 plans were developed to build a covered stadium with a roof, as complaints continued over delayed matches.WEB,weblink Roland Garros set for roof, 29 March 2015, WEB,weblink French Open Adds Day; Clay Stays the Same, 29 March 2015, WEB,weblink Only 13 matches completed before rain halts play, 29 March 2015, Various proposals were put forward to expand the facility or to move the French Open to a completely new, 55-court venue outside of Paris city limits. In 2011 the decision was taken to maintain the tournament within its existing venue.WEB, Christopher Clarey, Renovation Plans in Limbo, Roland Garros Faces Future,weblink The New York Times, 28 May 2013, WEB, Andrew Roberts, French Open Tennis Will Stay in Paris at Upgraded Roland Garros,weblink Bloomberg L.P., Bloomberg, 14 February 2011, The expansion project called for a new stadium to be built alongside the historical Auteuil's greenhouses and expansion of old stadiums and the tournament village.WEB, Modernising Roland Garros stadium,weblink Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150810175146weblink">weblink 10 August 2015, dmy-all, A wide-ranging project to overhaul the venue was presented in 2011, including building a roof over Court Philippe-Chatrier, demolishing and replacing Court No. 1 with a grassy hill for outdoors viewing, and geographical extension of the venue eastward into the Jardin des Serres d'AuteuilWEB,weblink Projet de nouveau stade Roland-Garros {{!, CNDP - Commission nationale du débat public|website=www.debatpublic.fr|access-date=2019-06-02}}. Legal opposition from environmental defence associations and other stakeholders delayed the works for several years as litigation ensuedWEB,weblink Extension de Roland-Garros: retour devant la justice, Francetvsport, fr, 2019-06-02, . In particular, the city council voted in May 2015 against the expansion project, but on 9 June 2015 Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced the signing of the construction permits, with work scheduled to begin in September of that year and concluding in 2019.WEB, Kamakshi Tandon, Paris city council votes against French Open expansion project,weblink Tennis.com, 29 May 2015, WEB, Roland Garros Revamp Gets Green Light,weblink NDTV, 10 June 2015, In December 2015, the Administrative Court of Paris once again halted renovation work, but the French Tennis Federation won the right to go through with the renovation on appeal.WEB,weblink French Federation to Appeal against Roland Garros´ Modernization suspension!, Tennis World, 26 March 2016, Renovation work finally commenced at the close of the 2018 edition of the tournament. The 2019 edition finally inaugurated the renewed Court Philippe-Chatrier and the new Court Simonne-Mathieu, named after France's second-highest achieving female tennis player, a court noted for its innovative use of greenhouse encasing architectureWEB,weblink Court Simonne-Mathieu stunning new addition to Roland Garros, 2019-05-26, The Independent, en, 2019-06-02, . The renewal of the venue has been generally well-received by the players and the publicWEB,weblink "Un écrin extraordinaire" : le court Simonne-Mathieu de Roland-Garros fait l'unanimité chez les joueurs et spectateurs, 2019-06-02, Franceinfo, fr, 2019-06-02, . The roof over the central court is slated to be constructed before the 2020 edition of the tournament.

Surface characteristics

Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared with grass courts or hard courts. For this reason, clay courts take away some of the advantages of big servers and serve-and-volleyers, which makes it hard for these types of players to dominate on the surface. For example, Pete Sampras, known for his huge serve and who won 14 Grand Slam titles, never won the French Open – his best result was reaching the semi-finals in 1996. Many other notable players have won multiple Grand Slam events but have never won the French Open, including John McEnroe, Frank Sedgman, John Newcombe, Venus Williams, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Jimmy Connors, Louise Brough, Virginia Wade or Martina Hingis; McEnroe and Edberg lost their sole French Open finals appearances in five sets.On the other hand, players whose games are more suited to slower surfaces, such as Rafael Nadal, Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Justine Henin and Chris Evert, have found great success at this tournament. In the Open Era, the only male players who have won both the French Open and Wimbledon, played on faster grass courts, are Rod Laver, Jan Kodeš, Björn Borg, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Borg's French Open—Wimbledon double was achieved three times consecutively (1978, 1979, 1980) and regarded by Wimbledon officials as "the most difficult double in tennis."WEB,weblink Wimbledon Legends – Bjorn Borg, Wimbledon.com, Ronald, Atkin, 4 February 2012, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120211101251weblink">weblink 11 February 2012, dmy-all, The feat took 28 years to be repeated and was done 3 times consecutively, twice by Rafael Nadal (2008, 2010) and once by Roger Federer (2009).WEB,weblink Nadal: Roland Garros-Wimbledon double no longer that tough, Tennis.com, 2019-01-30,

Ball boys and ball girls

At the 2010 French Open there were 250 "ramasseurs de balles" which in English translates literally as "gatherers of balls". They are aged between 12 and 16 years old, and dress in matching shirts and shorts. The 250 ball boys and ball girls are chosen to take part in the French Open by an application and selection process, which in 2010 had approximately 2,500 applicants from across France.NEWS,weblink Ball Kids Wake Up The French Open, 1 June 2010, 20 April 2011, The New York Times, John, Branch, Upon selection the ball boys and ball girls participate in preparatory training in the weeks leading up to the French Open to ensure that they are prepared for the day they set foot on the tennis court in front of a global audience.

Prize money and ranking points

(File:Court Suzanne Lenglen May 30th 2013.JPG|thumb|200px|right|Court Philippe Chatrier during the 2013 French Open.)For 2018, the prize money purse was increased to €39,197,000. If a player makes it to the indicated round, they will receive the points and money listed (provided they don't make it to a further round). Men and women often receive different point values based on the rules of their respective tours. Players receive prize money and points as follows:WEB,weblink Press Release 2018 French Open Price Money Increase to over €39 million, 22 March 2018, {|class=wikitable style=font-size:95%;text-align:center|+ Prize Money (2018)EventWFSFQFR16R32R64R128SinglesPoints (M/F)|2000|1200 / 1300|720 / 780|360 / 430|180 / 240|90 / 130|45 / 70|10/10Prize money|€2,200,000|€1,120,000|€560,000|€380,000|€222,000|€130,000|€79,000|€40,000DoublesPoints (M/F)|2000|1200 / 1300|720 / 780|360 / 430|180 / 240|90 / 130| 0 / 10| –Prize money*|€560,000|€280,000|€139,000|€76,000|€41,000|€22,000|€11,000| –MixedDoublesPoints|NA|NA|NA|NA|NA|NA| –| –Prize money*|€120,000|€60,000|€30,000|€17,000|€9,500|€4,750| –| –
  • per team

Champions

Past champions

The trophies, designed and made by Maison Mellerio dits Meller, are all made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their side. Each new singles winner gets his or her name written on the base of the trophy. Winners receive custom-made pure silver replicas of the trophies they have won.WEB, An A to Z of Roland Garros,weblink rolandgarros.com, Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150402233658weblink">weblink 2 April 2015, dmy-all,

Current champions

File:Paris-FR-75-Roland Garros-2 juin 2014-Nadal-23.jpg|Rafael Nadal was the winner of the Men's Singles in 2019. It was his eighteenth Grand Slam singles title and a record-extending 12th title at the French Open.File:Barty RG18 (17) (42929532332).jpg|Ashleigh Barty was the winner of the Women's Singles in 2019. It was her first singles Grand Slam final and she became the first Australian to win the title since Margaret Court in 1973.File:Krawietz RGQ19 (17) (48002699583).jpg|Kevin Krawietz was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2019. It was his first Grand Slam title.File:Andreas Mies.png|Andreas Mies was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2019. It was his first Grand Slam title.File:Babos WM17 (8) (35347486494).jpg|Tímea Babos was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2019. It was her second Grand Slam title.File:Kristina Mladenovic - 2017 Citi Open - (35909721700).jpg|Kristina Mladenovic was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2019. It was her Third Grand Slam title.File:Chan Y.J. RG16 (7) (27127268820).jpg|Latisha Chan was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in 2019. It was her second Grand Slam mixed doubles title.File:Dodig RG18 (10) (42978898161).jpg|Ivan Dodig was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in 2019. It was his second Grand Slam mixed doubles title. {| class="wikitable" style="background:#efefef;"|Event|Champion|Runner-up|Score2019 French Open – Men's Singles>2019 Men's Singles {{flagiconRafael Nadal >AUT}} Dominic Thiem 6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–12019 French Open – Women's Singles>2019 Women's Singles {{flagiconAshleigh Barty >CZE}} Markéta Vondroušová 6–1, 6–32019 French Open – Men's Doubles>2019 Men's Doubles {{flagiconKevin Krawietz{{flagicon>GER}} Andreas Mies {{flagiconJérémy Chardy{{flagicon>FRA}} Fabrice Martin 6–2, 7–6(7–3)2019 French Open – Women's Doubles>2019 Women's Doubles {{flagiconTímea Babos{{flagicon>FRA}} Kristina Mladenovic {{flagiconDuan Yingying{{flagicon>CHN}} Zheng Saisai 6–2, 6–32019 French Open – Mixed Doubles>2019 Mixed Doubles {{flagiconLatisha Chan{{flagicon>CRO}} Ivan Dodig {{flagiconGabriela Dabrowski{{flagicon>CRO}} Mate Pavić 6–1, 7–6(7–5)

Records

{| class="wikitable"! Record! style="width:110px;"| Era ! Player(s)! Num.! YearsMen since 1891 Winner of most men's singles titles Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Max Decugis8| 1903–1904, 1907–1909, 1912–1914 1925–1967:FRA}} Henri Cochet4| 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932 Note: Also won World Hard Court Championship in 1922 After 1967:ESP}} Rafael Nadal12| 2005–2008, 2010–2014, 2017–2019 Winner of most consecutive men's singles titles Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Paul Aymé4| 1897–1900 1925–1967:USA}} Frank Parker {{flagiconJaroslav Drobný {{flagicon>USA}} Tony Trabert {{flagicon|ITA}} Nicola Pietrangeli2| 1948–1949 1951–1952 1954–1955 1959–1960 After 1967:ESP}} Rafael Nadal5| 2010–2014Winner of most men's doubles titles Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Max Decugis13PUBLISHER=ROLAND GARROS, 2 February 2015, 1925–1967:AUS}} Roy Emerson6| 1960, 1962 with Neale Fraser, 1961 with Rod Laver, 1963 with Manuel Santana, 1964 with Ken Fletcher, 1965 with Fred Stolle| After 1967:CAN}} Daniel Nestor{{flagicon|BLR}} Max Mirnyi4| 2007 with Mark Knowles, 2010 with Nenad Zimonjić, 2011, 2012 with Max Mirnyi 2005, 2006 with Jonas Björkman, 2011, 2012 with Daniel Nestor Winner of most consecutive men's doubles titles Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Maurice Germot10| 1906–1914, 1920 1925–1967:AUS}} Roy Emerson6| 1960–1965|After 1967:CAN}} Daniel Nestor3| 2010–2012 Winner of most mixed doubles titles – Men Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Max Decugis7| 1904–1906, 1908–1909, 1914 and 1920 with Suzanne Lenglen 1925-today:AUS}} Ken Fletcher{{flagicon|FRA}} Jean-Claude Barclay3| 1963–1965 with Margaret Court1968, 1971, 1973 with Françoise Dürr Winner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – men| Before 1925: (French club members only event)FRA}} Max Decugis29| 1902–1920 (8 singles, 14 doubles, 7 mixed)| 1925-today:ESP}} Rafael Nadal12| 2005–2008, 2010–2014, 2017–2019 (12 singles)Women since 1897Winner of most women's singles titlesTill 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Suzanne Lenglen6| 1920–1923, 1925–1926 Note: Also won World Hard Court Championship in 1914, 1921–1923After 1967:USA}} Chris Evert7| 1974–1975, 1979–1980, 1983, 1985–1986Winner of most consecutive women's singles titles| Till 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Jeanne Matthey {{flagicon|FRA}} Suzanne Lenglen4| 1909–1912 1920–1923| After 1967:YUG}}/{{flagiconMonica Seles {{flagicon>BEL}} Justine Henin3| 1990–1992 2005–2007Winner of most women's doubles titles| Till 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Simonne Mathieu6| 1933, 1934 with Elizabeth Ryan, 1936–1937, 1938 with Billie Yorke, 1939 with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska| After 1967:CZE}}/{{flagicon|USA}} Martina Navratilova7| 1975 with Chris Evert, 1982 with Anne Smith, 1984–1985, 1987, 1988 with Pam Shriver, 1986 with Andrea TemesváriWinner of most consecutive women's doubles titles| Till 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Françoise Dürr5| 1967–1971| After 1967:CZE}}/{{flagiconMartina Navratilova {{flagicon>USA}} Gigi Fernández5| 1984–1987, 1988 with Pam Shriver, 1986 with Andrea Temesvári 1991 with Jana Novotná, 1992–95 with Natasha ZverevaWinner of most mixed doubles titles – women| Till 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Suzanne Lenglen7| 1914, 1920 with Max Decugis, 1921–1923, 1925, 1926 with Jacques Brugnon| After 1967:FRA}} Françoise Dürr3| 1968, 1971, 1973 with Jean-Claude BarclayWinner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – women| Till 1967: (incl. French club members only era)FRA}} Suzanne Lenglen15| 1919–1926 (6 singles, 2 doubles, 7 mixed)| After 1967:CZE}}/{{flagicon|USA}} Martina Navratilova11| 1974–1988 (2 singles, 7 doubles, 2 mixed)MiscellaneousYoungest winner|Men:USA}} Michael Chang17 years and 3 months|Women:YUG}}/{{flagicon|USA}} Monica Seles16 years and 6 monthsOldest winner|Men:FRA}} Andre Vacherot40 years and 9 months|Women:HUN}} Zsuzsa Körmöczy33 years and 10 monthsUnseeded Winners|Men:FRA}} Marcel Bernard {{flagiconMats Wilander {{flagicon>BRA}} Gustavo Kuerten {{flagicon|ARG}} Gastón Gaudio1946 1982 1997 2004|Women:GBR}} Margaret Scriven {{flagicon|LAT}} Jeļena Ostapenko1933 2017

Television coverage

{{wide image|Court_Philippe_Chatrier_-_1er_tour_de_Roland_Garros_2010_-_tennis_french_open.jpg|1000px|2010 French Open – Court Philippe Chatrier}}Broadcast rights to the French Open (as of 2016) are as follows:WEB,weblink TV channels broadcasting French Open 2016, 14 September 2016,

France

FranceTV Sports & EuroSport 1&2.France Télévisions and Eurosport hold the broadcast rights to the French Open in 2016.

United Kingdom

ITV Sport and Eurosport holds broadcasting rights to show the French Open tennis tournaments until 2021.WEB,weblink French Open to stay on ITV until 2021, ITV Press Centre, 6 June 2014, 8 June 2014, The bulk of the daily coverage is broadcast on ITV4 although both singles finals plus other weekend matches are shown on ITV.NEWS,weblink London, The Guardian, Jason, Deans, ITV nets French Open tennis TV rights, 28 October 2011, John Inverdale hosts the coverage. Commentators include Jim Courier, Amélie Mauresmo, Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, Nick Mullins and Fabrice Santoro.Studio presentation for the French Open on EurosportWEB, Laughlin, Andrew,weblink Eurosport renews French, US Open rights deals, Digital Spy, 30 January 2012, 3 July 2013, is hosted by Annabel Croft with the segment Hawk-Eye presented by former British Number 2 Jason Goodall. (Goodall was briefly ranked ahead of Chris Bailey, Nick Brown, Andrew Castle, Nick Fulwood, Mark Petchey, and James Turner, in May 1989).

United States

NBC's coverage of the French Open began in 1975.WEB,weblink NBC Begins Coverage of The 2013 French Open This Sunday, Fang, Ken, 23 May 2013, Fang's Bites, 26 May 2013, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131208040936weblink">weblink 8 December 2013, dmy-all, Tennis Channel owns pay television rights to the tournament. Coverage of morning window (U.S. time) matches were sub-licensed to ESPN for broadcast by ESPN2 from 2007 through 2015.WEB, ESPN drops the French Open, NBCSN could step in,weblink Awful Announcing, 3 August 2015, In August 2015, ESPN announced that it would discontinue its sub-licensing and drop coverage of the French Open beginning in 2016, with network staff citing that because of the structure of the arrangement, its coverage "did not fit our successful model at the other three Majors"—where ESPN is the exclusive rightsholder. Tennis Channel chose to retain these rights under its new owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, nearly doubling the amount of coverage Tennis Channel will air from Roland Garros.NEWS,weblink Tennis Channel Extends French Open Pay TV Rights, Umstead, R. Thomas, 14 March 2016, Multichannel News, 16 March 2016, NEWS,weblink ESPN bids French Open adieu after 13 years, Ourand, John & Kaplan, Daniel, -, 3 August 2015, Sports Business Journal, 16 March 2016, Other than a three-year stint on CBS, NBC has remained the American television network home of the French Open since 1983. Since acquiring rights to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019, NBC's coverage begins on Memorial Day, the second day of the tournament; the network provides coverage windows on the holiday and the second weekend in the afternoon U.S. time. These windows consist of exclusive tape-delayed matches from earlier in the day, but any ongoing matches at the window's start are shown live to their conclusion. The later men's and women's semifinals are broadcast live on NBC in the Eastern Time Zone and tape-delayed in others, but since 2017 these matches are also simulcast on NBCSN to allow nationwide live coverage. Finals are live nationwide.WEB, French Open TV Schedule 2018,weblink Sports Media Watch, 19 May 2016,

Other areas

  • Europe – Eurosport until 2021
  • Canada – RDS (French) & TSN (English)
  • Caribbean – ESPN Caribbean
  • Latin America – ESPN {{small|(except Brazil)}}
  • Brazil – BandSports
  • Southern Africa – SuperSport
  • Middle East – beIN Sports
  • Indian Subcontinent – Star Sports Select
  • Pan-Asia region – Fox Sports
  • Australia – Fox Sports and SBS SportWEB,weblink SBS continues to push the boundaries by tackling diversity, sexism, racism in 2018, AdNews, Arvind, Hickman, 15 November 2017, 25 November 2017,
  • New Zealand – Sky NZ
  • Fiji & Pacific Islands – Fox Sports
  • Japan – WOWOW
  • Argentina - TV Pública

See also

Notes

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References

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External links

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