Roland Garros facts and figures for women’s game

Roland Garros Court Philippe ChatrierRoland Garros starts in just two days, on May 25, so let’s remind ourselves of some interesting facts and figures.

2007 champions

  • Women’s singles: Justine Henin (Belgium)
  • Women’s doubles: Alicia Molik (Australia) Mara Santangelo (Italy)

Most French Open titles

  • All competitions: Margaret Court (Australia) 13 (5 singles, 4 doubles, 4 mixed doubles)
  • Women’s singles: Chris Evert (U.S.) 7, Steffi Graf (Germany) 6

Youngest winner

  • Monica Seles (Yugoslavia) in 1990, aged 16 years and six months.

Oldest winner

  • Zsuzsa Kormoczy (Hungary) in 1958, aged 33

Non seeded winner

  • Margaret Scriven (Britain) in 1933

Most appearances

  • Andree Varin (France), 19 appearances from 1934-65

Longest timed match

  • 4 hrs 7 mins Virginie Buisson (France) beat Noelle Van Lottum (France) 6-7(3) 7-5 6-2, First round 1995

2008 Prize money (euros)

  • Women’s singles: 5,425,280 ($8.45 million)
  • Women’s doubles: 1,284,400
  • Mixed doubles: 292,000

(source: Reuters, photo via Roland Garros)

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