Roland Garros facts and figures for women’s game

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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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