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2021 French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a shot during a French Open match. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The French Open is the second Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, and the only one to be played on a clay surface.

The event is traditionally held in Paris from late May to early June.

Officially known in French as ‘Les Internationaux de France de Roland-Garros’ or ‘Tournoi de Roland-Garros’, the Open is named after the great French aviator, Roland Garros.

Being the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay, a much slower surface than the grass or hard courts used at the other three Slams, means the five-set men’s singles matches (without a tiebreak in the fifth set), makes for the most physically demanding tennis on the calendar.

The 2021 French Open ran from Sunday, May 30 until Sunday, June 13.

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Current Champions:

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Women’s Singles: Barbora Krejcikova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

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