Novak Djokovic & Serena Williams are the top seeds hoping for French Open glory when the major tennis tournament gets underway. It’s sure to be a tussle on clay that you will definitely want to watch. But when is it and how you can catch all the matches? Let us tell you everything you need to know!
New balls please! The prestigious French Open will test the nerves and skills of some of the best players in the world, including Novak Djokovic, 28, and Serena Williams, 34, who are dreaming of glory at Roland Garros. But how on earth can you see it and when does it all start? Stay with us to learn all you need to know!
When is the French Open?
After qualifiers ended on May 19, the French Open draw was made on May 20 and we now the know the full schedule. Lucky for us, the real competition begins on May 22 and goes on till June 5. We cannot wait!
Where is the tournament played?
The French Open takes place at the Stadé Roland Garros in Paris. It’s the only Grand Slam that’s held on a clay court, which means because of its slow pace it can be one of the most grueling tennis tournaments in the world.
Who has won the most French Open tournaments?
Both Novak and Serena have got someway to go before they can claim to be one of the most successful players of all time at the French Open. In the women’s game Chris Evert has 7, while in the men’s it’s Rafael Nadal, who has 9. Both Novak and Serena have won 3 during their career.
What’s winning the tournament worth in prize money?
An astonishing amount. The winner in both the men’s and women’s singles will receive $2.25 million, with the total prize money for the whole tournament standing at $16.6 million. Every round you progress, the more money you will get.
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