Make your way to the French Open this year

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©AELTC & M.Hangst
©AELTC & M.Hangst

The 2016 French Open Tennis tournament is one of the best sporting events to look forward to this year. With world champions such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Frederer, and Novak Djokovic for the men’s tournaments, and Venus Williams, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova for the women’s, watching such greats play in one of the most competitive tennis sporting events is an opportunity you cannot hope to miss.

The event taking place in the Roland-Garros clay court will begin from 22th May and will continue until the first week of June for both men and women events. So if you are planning to attend any of the matches with your friends or family members, be sure to check out ticket prices as early as possible to get the best seats.

But before we go on about the tickets, let’s get some more background knowledge about the event.

History of the French Open

The annual French Open tournament is one the major Grand Slam Tennis tournaments, along with Wimbledon, US Open, and the Australian Open. Also known as Roland Garros, the French Open’s two-week long tennis tournament showcases the best of the tennis clay court, requiring tennis players to approach their game with a different play style. It is the only clay court tennis event among all of the Tennis events held around the world.

The history of the French Open goes back to its inception in the year 1891, in which only tennis players belonging to French clubs were allowed to participate. Soon, the French women’s singles tournament soon began six years later, and both formats were held until 1924, after which the event became open to tennis players from all over the world.