The French Open, also called Roland-Garros is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and Prize money : €36,, (). Dates 28 May - 11 Jun Venue Roland Garros Paris, France. Surface Outdoor red clay. Main stadiums. Court Philippe Chatrier - 14, capacity. Clay is both the most physically demanding and the most subtle surface in terms of technique. Anna-Lena Grönefeld Robert Farah. Clay courts are more common in Continental Europe and Latin America than in the United States, Canada or Britain. Clay Favours the Western Grip The surfaces of the courts at French Open, including that of the centre court or Court Philippe Chatrier, are all made from crushed brick, hence the pink blush of the courts. On the current property, the proposal called for the addition of lights and a retractable roof over Court Philippe Chatrier. If it missed, she just tried again until it worked. Playing a fearless brand of tennis with a level of danger that shares similarities with the Auckland Sky Tower jump, Ostapenko took risks throughout the fortnight here and will return to Riga with a grand slam title in the bag. Retrieved 8 August These courts are located primarily in the eastern and southern United States. Champions Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles. So in a five-set thriller , , , , at the French Open the average number of aces would be 18, compared to 32 if the same score occurred on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Retrieved from " https: Another tournament, the World Hard Court Championships , is sometimes considered the precursor to the French Open as it was open to international competitors. Visit GamCare , GambleAware or Gamblers Anonymous for more info. Melbourne Park Rod Laver Arena Hisense Arena Margaret Court Arena. She missed plenty of times against Halep — 54 unforced errors in the final matched her winners count — but it worked, especially on big points, leaving the Romanian, as she later admitted, feeling like she was a spectator. It is housed in a former groundsman's cottage, and comprises a multimedia center, media library, and permanent and temporary exhibits dedicated to the history of tennis in general, and the French Open in particular. Culture Routes Retrieved 18 August Composition of a clay court at Roland-Garros Red brick dust: In , faced with opposition to the proposed expansion from factions within the Paris City Council, the FFT announced that it was considering an alternate plan to move the French Open to a new, court venue outside of Paris city limits.