By News Team
Last Updated: 22nd April 2021
French Open history
Held in May and June annually at the Stade Roland-Garros, the French Open is the premier clay court major championship in world tennis. It was 1891 when the first French national championships were played before women’s and doubles were added to the event shortly after. The tournament, along with other Championships, was opened to professionals in 1968 and now the clay surface is well known for taking down some big-serving greats of the game as well as producing some incredible moments. The tournament is the second of four Grand Slam Championships in the Tennis calendar, and to guide you through this year’s event we have compiled a list of the French Open champions throughout French Open history.
Winners over the last decade:
This table breaks down the last decade in winners of the Singles event for both men and women, which shows the dominance in the French Open by the clay court specialist Rafael Nadal, who has won the Major a staggering 9 times in the last decade.
|2020||Rafael Nadal||Iga Swiatek|
|2019||Rafael Nadal||Ashleigh Barty|
|2018||Rafael Nadal||Simona Halep|
|2017||Rafael Nadal||Jelena Ostapenko|
|2016||Novak Djokovic||Garbine Muguruza|
|2015||Stan Wawrinka||Serena Williams|
|2014||Rafael Nadal||Maria Sharapova|
|2013||Rafael Nadal||Serena Williams|
|2012||Rafael Nadal||Maria Sharapova|
|2011||Rafael Nadal||Li Na|
|2010||Rafael Nadal||Francesca Schiavone|
The below table breaks down the last decades winners of the doubles event in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
|2010||Daniel Nestor, Nenad Zimonjic||Serena Williams, Venus Williams|
|2011||Max Mirnyi, Daniel Nestor||Andrea Hlavackova, Lucie Hradecka|
|2012||Max Mirnyi, Daniel Nestor||Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci|
|2013||Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan||Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina|
|2014||Julien Benneteau, Edouard Roger-Vasselin||Hsieh Su-wei, Peng Shuai|
|2015||Ivan Dodig, Marcelo Melo||Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova|
|2016||Feliciano Lopez, Marc Lopez||Caroline Garcia, Kristina Mladenovic|
|2017||Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus||Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova|
|2018||Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut||Barbora Krejcikova, Katerina Siniakova|
|2019||Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies||Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic|
|2020||Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies||Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic|
Most French Open wins:
Who has won the most French Opens? Unsurprisingly, the list is headed by Nadal, that is why he’s known as the King of Clay. But he’s not the only one to have won multiple singles titles.
|Suzanne Lenglen||6||1920, 21,22, 23, 25, 26|