Roland Garros also known as French Open is the 2nd yearly Grand Slam of Tennis. This major tennis event will be held over 2 weeks at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The Roland Garros begins in late May each year. The 2023 French Open started on 28 May and ended on 11th June.
The event will be held on an outdoor clay court surface. French Open consists of 128 singles draw and 64 doubles draw.
Roland Garros – French Open Grand Slam Tournament
The French Open is an annual clay court tennis tournament held in Paris, France. The tournament is based in Stade Roland Garros with the matches held at its many different courts.
It is part of both the WTA and ATP Tours and the 2nd of the 4 Grand Slams which are the biggest and highest level of tennis competition in the whole world. This year French Open will mark the 127th edition and the 55th edition of the Open Era. Apart from the singles and doubles disciplines, mixed doubles event is also conducted at the same time. The title sponsor for the event is the BNP Paribas. Emirates, Lacoste, Oppo, and Rolex are premium partners while Haier, and Wilson are Official Partners
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Tour category||Grand Slam|
|Draw||128 S, 64 D|
Recent Matches Results of the WTA French Open 2023
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WTA Roland Garros French Open 2023 Results
In the singles championship. Iga Swiatek defends her Roland Garros title. Iga defeated Karolina Muchova in the final set of the Grand Finale (6-2, 5-7, 6-4). Polish star Iga becomes the youngest woman to capture FOUR Grand Slam titles since Serena Williams. She is also 1st woman to defend the title since Henin, Iga joins Seles & Osaka as the only woman in the Open Era to win their 1st 4 Slam finals.
In doubles championship, Hsieh Su-Wei and Wang Xinyu won Roland-Garros title after beating Taylor Townsend and Leylah Fernandez 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 in the Women’s Doubles finals. This is Hsieh Su-Wei’s 5th grand slam title.
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WTA French Open 2022 Champions
In 2022, World no 1 Iga Swiatek (POL) wins the Roland Garros singles title. Iga also equals the record of 35 consecutive winning tennis matches with Venus Williams. In the final Polish star faced American star Coco Gauff. Star defeated Coco easily. Iga also has Roland Garro’s title in 2020.
In doubles, French pair Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic defeated American Pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula. This was an unfortunate ending for Coco Gauff in Roland Garros as she won both, the singles and doubles final. In mixed doubles, seeded no. 2 pair Ena Shibahara of Japan and Wesley Koolhof won the title against Joran Vliegen of Belgium and Ulrikke Eikeri of Denmark in straight sets (7-6, 6-2).
French Open- Roland Garros History and Winners
Roland Garros was founded in 1891, this year it was the 126th edition but at the Grand Slam level, it has had 90 events since 1925. This Tournament has had different venues since founded like Stade Roland Garros (since 1928), Societé de Sport de Île de Puteaux, at Puteaux (1891–1894), Tennis Club de Paris, at Auteuil (1895–1908), Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose at Bordeaux (1909), Croix-Catelan de Racing Club de France at the Bois de Boulogne (1910–1924, 1926), Stade Français at Saint-Cloud (1925, 1927).
|Year||Single’s Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Iga Swiatek (Pol)||Hsieh Su-Wei / Wang Xinyu|
|2022||Iga Swiatek (Pol)||Carolina Garcia (FRA) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)|
|2021||Barbora Krejcikova (Czk)||Barbora Krejcikova (Czk)/Katerina Siniakova (Czk)|
|2020||Iga Swiatek (Pol)||Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) / Timea Babos (Hun)|
|2019||Ashleigh Barty (Aus)||Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) / Timea Babos (Hun)|
|2018||Simona Halep (Rom)||Barbora Krejcikova (Czk)/Katerina Siniakova (Czk)|
|2017||Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)||Bathanie Mattek-sands(USA)/Lucie Safarova (Czk)|
WTA French Open Facts
- French Open is the only grand slam that is played on a clay court.
- Clay court has unique features like slowing down the ball and producing a high bounce compared to grass-court or hard courts.
- The winner gets 2000 points, finalists have 1200 points, and semifinalists have 720 points then QF, a round of 16, a round of 32, a round of 64, and a round of 128 get 360, 180, 90, 45, and 10 respectively.
- Chris Evert from the USA has a record of winning the French Open 7 times.
- In doubles, Czech-o-American star Martina Navratilova has won the French Open 7 times.
- In 2020 Iga Swiatek and in 2021 Barbora Krejcikova (See Barbora Krejcikova Net Worth), unseeded players won the French Open.
- In 2021, Singles champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic also won the doubles championship.
WTA French Open 2023 Prize Money, Points
In 2023, Roland Garros’ total prize money increase up to 11% which will be €49 million. The winner of singles will get a cheque of €2.3 mil while in doubles, the winning pair will receive €590,000 and €122,000 will go with Mixed doubles champions.
In 2022, the combined men’s and women’s total Prize money for the French Open was €43.6 million. As compared to 2021, it is a 26.9% increase in prize money. The winner of the 2022 singles got €2,200,000 and the runner-up had a cheque of €1,100,000. contrary to this, in doubles winner had €580,000 and the finalist put €290,000 in their pockets.
Prize Money distribution for WTA French Open 2023 will be as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||Mixed Prize Money||WTA Points|
|Round of 16||€240,000||€43,000||€10,000||240|
|Round of 32||€142,000||€27,000||€5,000||130|
|Round of 64||€97,000||€17,000||——||70S,10D|
|Round of 128||€69,000||——||——||10|
WTA French Open 2023 Draws
The tournament will have 128 singles and 64 doubles draws that will be released as the event progresses. French Open officials have confirmed the 2023 draw will take place on Wednesday, May 24 (local time) with no time set in stone just yet. Entry is free but Tick is required for this event.
- Women’s singles: 128 competitors including 12 qualifiers and eight wildcards.
- Women’s doubles: 64 pairs, including up to seven wildcards.
- Mixed doubles: 32 pairs, including up to eight wildcards.
- Wheelchair singles: 8 competitors, including one wildcard.
- Quad wheelchair singles: 4 competitors, round-robin competition.
- Quad wheelchair doubles 2 teams.
French Open 2023 Dates, Schedule
There were complete 2 action-packed weeks of world-class tennis in Paris. In 2021 & 2022, the tournament introduced night sessions for the first time, which will continue in 2023. Take a look at the schedule below to assist with planning your ultimate French Open experience. Time is considered a local time.
The Event will be held across 2 weeks from 28 May to 11 June. The qualifying round will be conducted on the 5 days leading up to the main draw, from the 23th to the 27th of May.
The schedule for the Roland Garros 2023 is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|28 May||Round 1||——|
|29 May||Round 1||——-|
|30 May||Round 1- Round 2||Round 1|
|31 May||Round 2||Round 1|
|1st June||Round 2||Round 1|
|2nd June||Round 3||Round 2|
|3rd June||Round 3||Round 2|
|4th June||Round 4||Round 3|
|5th June||Round 4||Round 3|
|6th June||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|7th June||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
Keep in mind the schedule may be subject to change.
WTA Roland Garros French Open 2023 Players list
Being a Grand Slam event, all the top-ranking players from around the world will be present including the world’s top 10 and most of the top 100 players. World no. 1 and 2022 champion Iga Swiatek, world no. 3 Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, and other returning players will be in attendance. Australian Open 2023 champion Aryna Sabalenka will be featured to win the 2nd grand slam of the year.
French Open 2023 Seeds
|1||Iga Swiatek (champion)||1|
|14||Beatriz Haddad Maia||15|
|29||Paula Badosa (withdraw)||30|
French Open 2023 Wild Cards, Protected Ranking
The wild-card entries released as of 15 May are as follows:
- Clara Burel
- Emma Navarro
- Jessika Ponchet
- Kristina Mladenovic
- Kimberly Birrell
- Diane Parry
- Séléna Janicijevic
- Léolia Jeanjean
Players that have received protected/special ranking are as follows:
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Elina Svitolina
- Jennifer Brady
- Daria Saville
- Patricia Maria Tig
- Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Kristina Kucova
French Open 2023 Doubles Seeds
|1||Barbora Krejcikova/ Katerina Siniakova|
|2||Coco Gauff/ Jessica Pegula|
|3||Storm Hunter/ Elise Mertens|
|4||Lyudmyla Kichenok/ Jelena Ostapenko|
|5||Desirae Krawczyk/ Demi Schuurs|
|6||Nicole Melichar-Martinez / Ellen Perez|
|7||Shuko Aoyama/ Ena Shibahara Haddad Maia/Zhang Shuai|
|8||Gabriela Dabrowski / Luisa Stefani|
|9||Kristina Mladenovic / Zhang Shuai|
|10||Leylah Fernandez / Taylor Townsend|
WTA Roland Garros French Open 2023 Tickets
For ticket information and rates please visit the official site of Roland Garros.
As per the official site, Roland-Garros, from €10! Discover the “Roland for All” operation and experience the Paris Grand Slam at a low price! From the Qualifications (from 23 May to 27) to the rich program of the Outside courts during the last week of the tournament (junior events, wheelchair tennis, doubles, Legends by Emirates Trophy, or multiple animations), there will be something for everyone for only €20.