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  French Open (tennis) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar.
The French Open began as a national tournament in 1891.
On the female side of tennis, the French Open is the title that has prevented players such as Lindsay Davenport from achieving a career Grand Slam and in 1997, it was the only Grand Slam that a 16-year old Martina Hingis failed to win.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Open   (468 words)

 CNNSI.com - Tennis - Kuerten, Kafelnikov advance in Paris - Tuesday November 14, 2000 09:20 PM
Fifth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, 19, one of the tennis world's up-and-coming stars, pulled out of the tournament on Tuesday, saying he was trying to recuperate from an illness that had zapped his energy for the last several months.
French fans lost their star when the French No. 1 player, Cedric Pioline, seeded 14, lost in a second round match to Marc Rosset of Switzerland, 7-5, 7-5.
The Paris tournament, formerly the Paris Open, is the last of the nine-vent Tennis Masters Series, the most important events after the Grand Slams.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /tennis/news/2000/11/14/paris_tuesday_ap   (806 words)

 French Open
The French Open (or the Rolland Garros) tennis tournament, held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, is the second of the world's Grand Slam in tennis tournaments.
The tournament started on 1891 and has been held every year since.
The most unique characteristic of the French Open is the red clay surface, one which alters the ball's bounce and the player's approach to the match.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fr/French_Open.html   (72 words)

 French open 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From the finals Andre Agassi says winning the French Open is the highest point in his career.
Les résultats du French Junior Open sont disponibles.
After rallying from a two-set deficit against Andrei Medvedev on Sunday at the French Open, Andre Agassi became the fifth man to win tennis's four Grand Slam events.
frenchopen.figoh.com /index.php?kid=french-open-1999   (177 words)

 Tourism can wait as Williams sisters arrive for French Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Venus lost in the second round of the French Open last year, but has improved tremendously on clay since.
While not practicing or meeting with reporters -- Serena was interviewed live Sunday evening on French TV, and the two had a photo session with Britain's Daily Telegraph -- the sisters found time to shop and complete their color scheme for the tournament.
Sampras has won every Grand Slam tournament except the French Open and his power game is least effective on the slow clay.
fresnobee.com /man/sports/tennis/98slam/content/052598/frb.72933.html   (621 words)

 French Open 1991 at GIMMIN.INFO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Australian Open French Open and Wimbledon From a one day national tournament to a two week Grand Slam championship the French Open has had a colourful history.
Over the last years the French Open has become one of the most romantic international tennis championships in the Andres Gomez.
The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis...
www.gimmin.info /french-open-1991.php   (593 words)

 SLAM! 1996 French Open Review
Agassi bounced from French Open by unseeded Woodruff
Muster expected to be at full strength for French Open
Becker to miss French Open with thigh injury
www.canoe.ca /SlamTennis97FrenchOpen/96review.html   (274 words)

 ESPN.com - French Open 2002 - Sampras, Hewitt face challenging road
The men's quarters could be Hewitt vs. Kuerten, the defending champion who had hip surgery in February; Agassi vs. Roger Federer; 2000 U.S. Open champ Marat Safin vs. Tim Henman; and 1996 French Open winner Yevgeny Kafelnikov vs. Tommy Haas.
There was a bit of good news in the draw for Sampras, whose No. 12 ranking is his lowest heading into the French Open since his 1989 debut: He's won all three previous matches against first-round opponent Andrea Gaudenzi of Italy.
The French Open is the only major played on clay, which takes some sting off his powerful serves and volleys.
espn.go.com /tennis/french02/s/2002/0524/1386376.html   (809 words)

 Kournikova takes star turn at French Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PARIS (May 28, 1998 - 15:44 EDT) -- Anna Kournikova, the teen queen of the French Open, reached the third round Thursday in a match showcasing her athleticism and star qualities.
Pierce, who grew up in the United States, has used her mother's French citizenship to play for France and was a very popular finalist at Roland Garros in 1994.
No. 6 Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, the 1996 French Open champion, lost 4-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 to Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, leaving only two of the men's top seven seeds in the tournament.
fresnobee.com /man/sports/tennis/98slam/content/052898/frb.18468.html   (960 words)

 ABC News: French Open Serves up Intense Pressure on Tennis Pros
Ask Amelie Mauresmo, a 26-year-old Frenchwoman whose country is begging her to win the 2006 French Open crown and bring home the women's title for the first time in 39 years.
Shaughnessy lost the final of the 1996 French Open junior championships to Mauresmo.
During her match, the American braved rhythmic clapping from a mildly partisan French crowd.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/story?id=2019805&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (307 words)

 Sampras News - May 30, 2000 | French Open - aftermath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Many believe that because he has not won the French Open that he cannot be classed as the greatest.
His idol, Rod Laver won the French Open and won 2 Grand Slams of all 4 titles in one year this firmly placed him as a legend in tennis history.
Kafelnikov is the 1996 French Open Champion, and similar to Rios a former world number one, went on to reach the final of that tournament in February, but lost to Switzerland's Marc Rosset in an exciting often-volatile match.
www.samprasfanz.com /news/000530.html   (992 words)

 BBC SPORT | Tennis | French Open history
Amid the militant uprising and strikes taking hold of the nation, the clay court championships opened its doors to professionalism in 1968 and, 15 years after winning his first title, Rosewall became the first to claim the French Open's 15,000 francs prize money.
Graf went on to win her sixth French Open title, her last before bowing out of the game, and Hingis was booed off Centre Court.
The French Open headed into the third millennium with a three-year refurbishment project that began straight after the 1999 championships.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/tennis/3708507.stm   (666 words)

 Kafelnikov's talent wasted
The 28 year old Russian has won the 1996 French Open, 1999 Australian Open and the Olympics in 2000, yet has failed to even begin to get the results his undeniable talent warrants.
1996 was a watershed year, in which the Russian won his first grand slam at the French Open.
The Russian failed to go past the 4th round in any apart from the French Open in 1997 when he made the quarter-finals.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mens_tennis/90873   (425 words)

 French Open 1996 at French open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1996, made the South African team at the age of 17 and played in the Eisenhower Trophy in Chile.
1996: Won three times on European Tour, Alamo English Open, Peugeot French Open and One2One British Masters, to finish third on European Tour Order of Merit.
WBZ-AM - Eight of the doubles wins came in Grand Slam tournaments, the first in the French Open in 1983 one year before fellow Swede Soderling was born.
www.spreadnews.info /french-open/french-open-1996.php   (485 words)

 The Times and Democrat - SPORTS: French Open: Clijsters, Fish, Kafelnikov withdraw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Clijsters withdrew from the French Open because of a lingering left wrist injury.
Clijsters was the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003.
Other players who pulled out of the French Open earlier: Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, Rafael Nadal of Spain, Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan, and Alina Jidkova of Russia.
www.timesanddemocrat.com /articles/2004/05/12/pm/pm5.txt   (267 words)

 ESPN.com - French Open 2003 - Can anyone stop Serena?
Sugiyama has just broken Williams with a delicate backhand volley and is actually two points from a 5-2 lead in the first set of their Round of 16 match at the French Open.
The streak ended when she lost to Amanda Coetzer in the fourth round of the 1997 Australian Open.
When Williams won her first three tournaments of the 2003 season, the Australian Open, Paris Indoors and Key Biscayne, and reached the finals in Charleston in early April, she ran her record to 21-0.
espn.go.com /tennis/french03/s/2003/0601/1561603.html   (1958 words)

 French open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Great French Open tickets that fit any budget.
IASbet.com for tennis fans on the 2005 French Open Tennis Championship at Roland Garros, as was available...
the early rounds at the French Open by a lucky long shot...
frenchopen.figoh.com /index.php?kid=french-open-tennis-achievements-...   (146 words)

 June 8, 1996: French Open Notebook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
 EURO 96: The French Open has taken a back seat to soccer in the sports daily L'Equipe.
 The cover and the first 10 pages were devoted to the European championships, which opened Saturday in England.
 The French team, unbeaten its last 23 matches, is considered among the top contenders in the 16-team championship.
www.canoe.ca /SlamTennis97FrenchOpen/jun8_notes.html   (320 words)

 WTAworld.com - Venus & Serena French Open Thread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
German Open champion Justine Henin, a 2001 Roland Garros semifinalist, is a 4-1 shot, while her Belgian Fed Cup teammate Kim Clijsters, the 2001 Roland Garros runner-up, is a 7-1 shot.
Don't expect 2002 Australian Open titlist Thomas Johansson of Sweden to be a factor during the fast-approaching French fortnight, as clay is not his friend.
But her French Open record is distinctly unenviable for a performer with her ability - only 12 wins in five visits and never having been past the quarter-finals.
www.wtaworld.com /archive/index.php/t-23351.html   (18974 words)

 Sun comes out, stars shine at Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Kafelnikov, eliminated 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) by Mariano Zabaleta, hasn't won a tournament on clay since the 1996 French Open and his only victory in seven tour matches before this week came when an opponent quit.
And Johansson's 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-3 defeat against Arnaud Clement of France was perhaps simply a case of a one-hit wonder returning to form.
Before winning the Australian Open in January, Johansson had reached only two quarterfinals in 24 Grand Slam events; he's never been past the second round in Paris.
www.bouldernews.com /sports/tennis/a388263a.html   (1077 words)

 Babolat And Kafelnikov Winners at the French Open
The 1996 French Open brought an end to the wait with the triumph of Yevgevny Kafelnikov who won not only the singles championship but also the doubles.
Kafelnikov won the French using a final prototype of a new Babalot synthetic string that will be launched on the U.S. market in the Fall of 1996.
This win is the first victory for a Babolat synthetic fiber gut in a Grand Slam Tournament.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/49566   (313 words)

 eBay - french open, Fan Apparel Souvenirs, Tennis items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Corningware 4 1/2 Quart Open Roaster French White NIB
Monique French Open Hole Flute B Foot, Yamaha Kit NEW
OPEN HEARTS OST Anggun CD NEW French Import B6633
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=french+open&newu=1&krd=1   (587 words)

 My little photo gallery
Russian Yevgeny Kafenlikov discusses with supervisor Tom Barnes, Friday, May 21 1999 during the quarter final match ofthe ATP tennis tournament in St. Poelten, Austria, because Barnes did not want to interrupt the match in spite of pouring rain.
French Open 2001 - QF - against Guga #1
French Open 2001 - QF - against Guga #2
members.fortunecity.com /touchud/pic.htm   (2306 words)

 Tennis Collectables - Programmes - French Programmes
The following are programmes from tournaments held in France, including the French Open.
All the programmes are French language and contain profiles and photographs of the players.
Profile on Monica Seles; French lady players; Tennis and music; Arthur Ashe plus profiles of all leading contenders(Winners Bruguera and Graf) Programme has been wet resulting in damage to cover and bottom of pages; 1 page missing £5.00 (approx $8.50)
www.tenniscollectables.com /frenchprogs.htm   (1023 words)

 Higdon's Net Game
May 24, 1996 Netgame: 1996 French Open Preview
April 15, 1996 Netgame: Verbal Volleys: Some random thoughts and observations from the tennis circuit
January 29, 1996 Netgame: 1996 Australian Open Wrap-Up
www.tennisserver.com /netgame   (327 words)

 Tennis videos from 1995 to 1996
1995 French Open 3rd Rnd L Davenport v M Hingis 4-6 6-2 6-2 Eng and Ger VQ7 1hr 25mins
1996 French Open 1st Rnd S Graf v L Neiland 6-3 6-2 English VQ9 58mins
1996 French Open 3rd Rnd S Graf v P Langrova 6-0 1-0 (retired) English VQ8 37mins
www.tennis-videos.co.uk /95to96.htm   (1607 words)

 French Open
French Open - Men's Singles Women's Singles Doubles Finals Information Please® Database, © 2006 Pearson...
Golf: ORR-SOME; GOLF: THE FRENCH OPEN Another fabulous Friday for Gary as he fires superb 64.(Sport)
Bickerton shoots 8-under 63 to take two-shot lead in first round of French Open
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0109968.html   (195 words)

 Steffi Graf - Tennis Player from Germany - Tennis-Heroes.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
French: Winner 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999.
U.S. : Winner 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996.
This photograph is the copyright © of George Herringshaw and sporting-heroes.net
www.sporting-heroes.net /tennis-heroes/displayhero.asp?HeroID=260   (112 words)

 Steffi Graf 1995 to 1996 match videos
1996 French Open 1st Rnd S Graf v L Neiland 6-3 6-2 English VQ8 58mins
1996 French Open 2nd Rnd S Graf v N Bradtke 6-2 6-2 English VQ8 40mins
1996 French Open 4th Rnd S Graf v MJ Fernandez 6-1 7-6 German VQ6 1hr 37mins
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/jpooley/page6.htm   (1310 words)

 Clijsters to miss French Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Kim Clijsters withdrew from the French Open because of a lingering left wrist injury.
Kafelnikov will be replaced in the field by two-time Roland Garros finalist Alex Corretja, and Fish's spot goes to Greg Rusedski.
-- Jennifer Capriati and Amelie Mauresmo reached the third round of the Italian Open in Rome, while third-seeded Anastasia Myskina was upset by Elena Likhovtseva.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/13/SPGRB6KKIO1.DTL   (674 words)

 Reports about Yevgeny
Report from French Open 1996 - after final
Slumping Kafelnikov to become No. 1 after Czech Open
Hingis, Kafelnikov draw tough early matches at French Open
olympia.fortunecity.com /undertaker/405/reports.htm   (206 words)

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