12 Jun 2017

Highlights of 116th French Open Tennis Tournament – Important GK Updates

Highlights of 116th French Open Tennis Tournament – Important GK Updates
Highlights of 116th French Open Tennis Tournament – Important GK Updates:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the Highlights of 116th French Open Tennis Tournament, which was one of the expected GK topic for the upcoming exams, candidates those who are preparing for the exams can make use of it.



The 116th French Open tennis tournament held at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France during 28th May to 11th June, 2017.
          The French Open, also called Roland-Garros is a major tennis tournament, named after the French aviator Roland Garros.  It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

French Open 2017 Winners and Runners List:

Category

Winner

Runner
Men's Singles
Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
Women's Singles
Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
Simona Halep (Romania)
Men's Doubles
Michael Venus (New Zealand) & Ryan Harrison (USA)
Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) & Donald Young (US)
Women's Doubles
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) & Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)
Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Casey Dellacqua (Australia)
Open Mixed Doubles
Rohan Bopanna (India) & Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) & Robert Farah (Colombia)

Highlights:
·        Rafael Nadal has set a record by winning his 10th French Open title. He is the only player has won 10 championships at the same event.

·        Jelena Ostapenko (20 years old) became the first ever unseeded women’s singles player in the open era to win the French Open.