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- Roland-Garros Stadium
Located at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne and a short walk from the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil and the Parc des Princes, the Roland-Garros stadium welcomes visitors every year in May for the French Open, a legendary Grand Slam event like the Australian Open which starts the season in January, Wimbledon in July and the US Open which closes the season in August.
The biggest stars of the tennis world meet during the two weeks of the tournament each year, the master Rafael Nadal with his 13 Parisian victories, the American champion Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic the defending champion, as well as new contenders, from Stefanos Tsitsipas to Ashleigh Barty, Danii Medvedev to Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverer. The list is long and filled with talent!
Roland-Garros: an iconic stadium
Named after the French aviator Roland Garros, the stadium was built in 1928 to accommodate French players’ appearances in the Davis Cup. Henri Cochet, René Lacoste, Jean Borotra and Jacques Brugnon, the famous Four Musketeers, and the multiple champion and first true tennis star, Suzanne Lenglen, after whom one of the courts is named, distinguished themselves during this glamorous period. Expanded and updated many times with a final renovation phase from 2015 until 2021, the stadium covers 12 hectares and has 18 clay courts. The Philippe-Chatrier court, the Roland-Garros central court, now has a retractable roof and floodlights. Inaugurated in 2019 in the grounds of the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil against a beautiful green setting, the Simonne-Mathieu court offers real proximity to the players with its 5,000 seats that are partly below ground level. The outside annex courts with free seating, dining and relaxation areas, giant screens to follow the matches, shops and many events taking place throughout the fortnight complete this offering.
Roland-Garros, major venue for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Roland-Garros stadium is preparing to write a new page in its history as the Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts prepare to host tennis and wheelchair tennis, as well as boxing and sitting volleyball events during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Suzanne-Lenglen court will be equipped with a retractable roof for this occasion.
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75016 Paris 16ème
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- E. Dellatorre - FFT