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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.
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