French Open Tennis Tournament, 2013 (Grand Slam)

It is a major tennis tournament of France that held about for two weeks between last week of May and first week of June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris (France) . It is the premier clay-court tournament in the world because of the slow-playing surface and the five-set men’s singles matches, there is no tiebreak in the final set. The event is considered the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world. It was named after the French aviator Roland Garros. There are mainly four Grand Slams tournaments in the world and it is the second. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam held on clay and ends the spring clay court season.

Please note that Steffi Graf is an only tennis player who achieved a career Golden Slam till to date. He wins all the four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Gold Medal during his career. He has achieved all this in a single year. He won the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic Singles Gold Medal, and the US Open in the year 1988.

Results of the year 2013:

Event Winner Runner-Up
Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal David Ferrer
Women’s Singles Serena Williams Maria Sharapova
Mixed Doubles Frantisek Cermak and Lucie Hradecka Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic
Men’s Doubles Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut
Women’s Doubles Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina Sara Errani amd Roberta Vinci

* Rafael Nadal wins this title 8th time. He is the only player to win the same grand slam for 8 times.

** Serena Williams wins this title after 11 years.

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