The GK Current Affairs on the French Open Winners is crucial from the point of view of various competitive exams.
Candidates aspiring to appear for Government exams such as Bank. SSC, RRB etc. must go through this article on French Open Winners list carefully as General Knowledge is a separate section in the syllabus of these examinations.
The aim of this article is to provide candidates with the French Open Winners List. Candidates will get the list of French Open Men’s winners, French Open Women’s Winner list of all the years and more in a PDF format.
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List of French Open Winners 2020
The French Open 2020 Tennis tournament was the 124th edition. It was originally scheduled from May 24th to June 7th but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was postponed.
The 2020 French Open Tennis was organised from September 27th to October 11th, 2020. The list of French Open Winners 2020 is as under –
|French Open Winners List 2020|
|French Open 2020 Titles||French Open Winners||Runner-up|
|2020 Men’s Singles||Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic|
|2020 Women’s Singles||Iga Swiatek||Sofia Kenin|
|2020 Men’s Doubles||Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies||Mate Pavić & Bruno Soares|
|2020 Women’s Doubles||Tímea Babos & Kristina Mladenovic||Alexa Guarachi & Desirae Krawczyk|
Candidates preparing for various competitive exams can go through the winner’s list of important sports events:
- Australian Open Winners List 2020
- FIFA World Cup Winners List
- ICC World Cup Winners List
- IPL Winners List
List of French Open Winners 2019
Given below is the list of French Open Winners 2019 organized at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
|French Open Winners List 2019|
|French Open 2019 Titles||French Open Winner||Runner Up|
|FO 2019 Men’s Singles||Rafael Nadal (Spain)||Austria Dominic Thiem|
|FO 2019 Women’s Singles||Ashleigh Barty (Australia)||Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)|
|FO 2019 Men’s Doubles||Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Andreas Mies (Germany)||Jeremy Chardy (France) and Fabrice Martin (France)|
|FO 2019 Women’s Doubles||Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France)||Duan Yingying (China) and Zheng Saisai (China)|
|FO 2019 Mixed Doubles||Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)||Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)|
- The French Open is an International Tennis Tournament also called Roland Garros.
- It is held in Stade Roland Garros, in Paris, France and begins in late May each year.
- It is the second of the Four Tennis Grand Slam Events, succeeding Australian Open and preceding the Wimbledon, and the US Opens.
- It is managed by the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
- The First FO – French Open (Men’s) was played in 1891 and the first winner of the French Open 1891 was the British player H. Briggs.
- The first French Open Women’s Championships was played in 1897 and the first winner of French Open 1897 tournament was Adine Masson of France.
- Before 1907 the French Open was played on the sand courts and now it is the only Grand Slam tournament being played on Clay courts.
- The French Open mixed doubles event was added in 1902 and the women’s doubles in 1907.
- The hosting of the event was alternatively staged in The Racing Club de France and the Stade Français of Paris before the French Open was moved to the newly built Stade Roland Garros in 1928.
- The categories featured in French Open tournaments are men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
- The Total prize money for the last conducted tournament i.e French Open 2019 was Euro 42,661,000.
- The winner of French Open men’s singles receives the Coupe des Mousquetaires, named after The Four Musketeers of French tennis: Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, and René Lacoste.
- The winners of French Open Women’s Singles receive a miniature replica of the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne Lenglen Cup), named after Suzanne Lenglen.
- The French Open 2020 Tournament scheduled to be held in May 2020 is postponed to September 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
Candidates can also check important general awareness topics given below for competitive exams preparation:
|Countries and Their national Games||List Of Sports Terms||Nobel Prize Winners|
|List of Sports Cups and Trophies||Jnanpith Award Winners||Arjuna Award Winners|
Aspirants preparing for various competitive exams can go through the following links for their preparation:
The topics covered in the given link are common for all the examinations.
Records Of French Open Winners
The Table Below highlights the records made by the French Open Winners From 1891 to 2019.
|French Open Winners Records|
|French Open Record||Period||French Open Winners||Title Counts||Years Played|
|Winner of most men’s singles titles||Before 1925||Max Decugis||8||1903–1904, 1907–1909, 1912–1914|
|1925–1967||Henri Cochet||4||1926, 1928, 1930, 1932
Note: Also won World Hard Court Championship in 1922
|After 1967||Rafael Nadal||12||2005–2008, 2010–2014, 2017–2019|
|Winner of most consecutive men’s singles titles||Before 1925||Paul Aymé||4||1897–1900|
|After 1967||Rafael Nadal||5||2010–2014|
|Winner of most men’s doubles titles||Before 1925||Max Decugis||13||1902–1909, 1911–1914, 1920|
|1925–1967||Roy Emerson||6||1960, 1962 with Neale Fraser, 1961 with Rod Laver, 1963 with Manuel Santana, 1964 with Ken Fletcher, 1965 with Fred Stolle|
|After 1967||Daniel Nestor
|4||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||Maurice Germot||10||1906–1914, 1920|
|After 1967||Daniel Nestor||3||2010–2012|
|Winner of most mixed doubles titles – Men||Before 1925||Max Decugis||7||1904–1906, 1908–1909, 1914 and 1920 with Suzanne Lenglen|
|1925- till date||Ken Fletcher
|3||1963–1965 with Margaret Court
1968, 1971, 1973 with Françoise Dürr
|Winner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – men||Before 1925||Max Decugis||29||1902–1920 (8 singles, 14 doubles, 7 mixed)|
|1925-till date||Rafael Nadal||12||2005–2008, 2010–2014, 2017–2019 (12 singles)|
|Winner of most women’s singles titles||Till 1967||Suzanne Lenglen||6||1920–1923, 1925–1926
Note: Also won World Hard Court Championship in 1914, 1921–1923
|After 1967||Chris Evert||7||1974–1975, 1979–1980, 1983, 1985–1986|
|Winner of most consecutive women’s singles titles||Till 1967||Jeanne Matthey
|After 1967||/ Monica Seles
|Winner of most women’s doubles titles||Till 1967||Simonne Mathieu||6||1933, 1934 with Elizabeth Ryan, 1936–1937, 1938 with Billie Yorke, 1939 with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska|
|After 1967||/ Martina Navratilova||7||1975 with Chris Evert, 1982 with Anne Smith, 1984–1985, 1987, 1988 with Pam Shriver, 1986 with Andrea Temesvári|
|Winner of most consecutive women’s doubles titles||Till 1967||Françoise Dürr||5||1967–1971|
|After 1967||/ Martina Navratilova
|5||1984–1987, 1988 with Pam Shriver, 1986 with Andrea Temesvári
1991 with Jana Novotná, 1992–95 with Natasha Zvereva
|Winner of most mixed doubles titles – women||Till 1967||Suzanne Lenglen||7||1914, 1920 with Max Decugis, 1921–1923, 1925, 1926 with Jacques Brugnon|
|After 1967||Françoise Dürr||3||1968, 1971, 1973 with Jean-Claude Barclay|
|Winner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) – women||Till 1967||Suzanne Lenglen||15||1919–1926 (6 singles, 2 doubles, 7 mixed)|
|After 1967||/ Martina Navratilova||11||1974–1988 (2 singles, 7 doubles, 2 mixed)|
*Before 1925 – French Club Members Only event
*Tille 1967 – (incl. French Club members Only era)
Reference – Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Open]
Sample Questions On French Open Winners
Go through the sample questions given below to understand the type of questions asked and to know the relevance of the topic – French Open Winners for competitive exams.
Q.1. Where was the French Open 2019 Championship organized?
- Tennis Club De Paris
- Racing Club De France
- Stade Francais
- Stade Roland Garros
Q.2. When was the First French Open Tournament Held?
Q.3. French Open is the only Grand Slam Played on Clay Court. On what type of surface it was played earlier?
- Grass Courts
- Sand Court
- Hard Court
- None of these
Q.4. Who won the first French Open Women’s Singles title in 1897?
- Kate Guillou
- Jeanne Mathey
- Adine Masson
- Alice Weiwers
Q.5. The 2019 champion Rafael Nadal who beat ____ in the finals has won his twelfth French Open title.
- Andres Gimeno
- Andy Murray
- Novak Djokovic
- Dominic Thiem
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