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 theStade Roland-Garros in Paris, France during 28th May to 11thJune, 2017.
              The French Open, also calledRoland-Garrosis a major tennis tournament, named after the French aviator Roland Garros.  It is the premierclay 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 his10th 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.