Tennis French Open
All you need to know about the tennis tournament
French Open - All you need to know
The French Open is one of four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. Besides the French Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open belong to the Grand Slam tournaments. The French Open takes place once a year. It is played in parallel over two weeks in the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed competitions. All the top players in the world rankings play for the French Open title.
The French Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world – below we explain what makes the French Open so special – enjoy reading.
1. Where does the French Open take place?
The French Open is held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
The French Open grounds have a total of 19 clay courts. The most famous tennis courts include:
- Court Philippe Chatrier with 15,225 seats and lockable roof.
- Court Suzanne Lenglen with 10,056 seats
- Court Simonne Mathieu with 5,000 courts
Separate tickets can be purchased for Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court Simonne Mathieu. For all outdoor courts a Ground Pass is sufficient.
2. When does the French Open take place?
The French Open is the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open begins in mid-May and runs for two weeks until early June.
The 2023 French Open will be held in Paris, France, from May 28 to June 11, 2023.
3. How much does a French Open ticket cost?
French Open tickets get more expensive over the two weeks from round to round. The cheapest French Open ticket for the first round is available for under 60 euros. The most expensive French Open ticket for the final costs about 2,000 euros.
The so-called Ground Pass, which offers access to all courts besides Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen and Court Simonne Mathieu, starts at under 60 euros per day.
Ticket prices rise to around 2,000 euros per ticket by the time the final is played on Court Philippe Chatrier.
4. On which surface is the French Open played?
The French Open is played on clay courts. The red ash is based on brick dust, a recycled product from crushed bricks. To avoid unevenness and proper drainage of water, a clay court is rolled regularly.
5. How much is the prize money at the french open?
A total of 43 million euros in prize money is paid out at the French Open. The French Open individual winners each receive 2.2 million euros. The finalists receive 1.1 million euros. For a first-round loss, there are 62,000 euros. The doubles winners will receive a combined 580,000 euros.
With 128 participants in the king disciplines, the women’s and men’s singles, and prior qualification over 3 rounds, tennis players must win up to 10 matches to finish the tournament victorious.
French Open prize money 2022 – singles – men and women
Winner: 2,200,000 euros
Finalist: 1,100,000 euros
Semifinalist: 600,000 euros
Quarter-finalist: 380,000 euros
Round of the last 16: 220,000 euros
Round of the last 32: 125,800 euros
Round of the last 64: 86,000 euros
Round of the last 128: 62,000 euros
3rd qualifying round: 31,000 euros
2nd qualifying round: 20,000 euros
1st qualifying round: 14,000 euros
French Open prize money 2022 – doubles – men and women (per team)
Winner: 580,000 euros
Finalist: 290,000 euros
Semifinalist: 146,000 euros
Quarterfinalist: 79,500 euros
Round of the last 16: 42,000 euros
Round of the last 32: 25,000 euros
Round of the last 64: 15,500 euros
French Open prize money 2022 – Mixed (per team)
Winner: 122,000 euros
Finalist: 61,000 euros
Semifinalist: 31,000 euros
Quarterfinalist: 17,500 euros
Round of the last 16: 10,000 euros
Round of the last 32: 5,000 euros
Overall, the prize money to be distributed is usually increased from year to year. In recent years, the focus has been on the percentage increase of prize money in the first rounds.
6. Who won the French Open - all winners?
French Open Men’s Singles Winner
2022: Rafael Nadal
2021: Novak Djokovic
2020: Rafael Nadal
2019: Rafael Nadal
2018: Rafael Nadal
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Novak Djokovic
2015: Stan Wawrinka
2014: Rafael Nadal
2013: Rafael Nadal
2012: Rafael Nadal
2011: Rafael Nadal
2010: Rafael Nadal
2009: Roger Federer
2008: Rafael Nadal
2007: Rafael Nadal
2006: Rafael Nadal
2005: Rafael Nadal
2004: Gastón Gaudio
2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero
2002: Albert Costa
2001: Gustavo Kuerten
2000: Gustavo Kuerten
French Open women’s singles winners
2022: Iga Świątek
2021: Barbora Krejčíková
2020: Iga Świątek
2019: Ashleigh Barty
2018: Simona Halep
2017: Jeļena Ostapenko
2016: Garbiñe Muguruza
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Mariya Sharapova
2013: Serena Williams
2012: Mariya Sharapova
2011: Li Na
2010: Francesca Schiavone
2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova
2008: Ana Ivanović
2007: Justine Henin
2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
2005: Justine Henin-Hardenne
2004: Anastasija Myskina
2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
2002: Serena Williams
2001: Jennifer Capriati
2000: Mary Pierce
7. Zusammenfassung und Fazit
The French Open in Paris is one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments. It is played on clay courts and it is the second Grand Slam of the year every year. Ticket prices start at under 60 euros per ticket. For every tennis fan it is a dream to be live at the French Open.
We keep our fingers crossed that your dream will come true!