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Tennis - Roland Garros

Tournoi de Roland Garros (commonly known as the French Open), is renowned as the world's premier clay court tournament. It is the only one of the four Grand Slam events to be contested on the distinctive red, slow surface.
It is traditionally held at the Roland Garros complex in Paris (named after a World War I pilot) for two weeks at the end of May and beginning of June, preceeded by the Australian Open in Melbourne (January) and succeeded by Wimbledon's All England Championships in London (June-July) and the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York (September).
From the Women's Singles tournament inception in 1912 through to 1924, the event was only open to players who were members of tennis clubs in France, before 1925 saw the expansion to include the cream of world tennis and for three years the championships were held on grass courts. In 1928, the opening of Roland Garros produced the change back to clay.

Women's Singles Champions

YEAR WINNER
1912 MARGUERITE BROQUEDIS (Fra)
1913 MIEKEN RIECK (Ger)
1914 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra)
1915-19 Not held
1920 DOROTHY HOLMAN (Gbr)
1921 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra)
1922 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra)
1923 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra)
1924 Not held
1925 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra)
1926 SUZANNE LENGLEN (Fra) 
1927 KEA BOUMAN (Ned)
1928 HELEN WILLS (Usa)
1929 HELEN WILLS (Usa)
1930 HELEN MOODY (Usa) *
1931 CILLY AUSSEM (Ger)
1932 HELEN MOODY (Usa) *
1933 MARGARET SCRIVEN (Gbr)
1934 MARGARET SCRIVEN (Gbr)
1935 HILDE KRAHWINKEL (Den)
1936 HILDE KRAHWINKEL (Den)
1937 HILDE KRAHWINKEL (Den)
1938 SIMONE MATHIEU (Fra)
1939 SIMONE MATHIEU (Fra)
1940-45 Not held
1946 MARGARET OSBORNE (Usa)
1947 PAT TODD (Usa)
1948 NELLY LANDRY (Fra)
1949 MARGARET DU PONT (Usa) +
1950 DORIS HART (Usa)
1951 SHIRLEY FRY (Usa)
1952 DORIS HART (Usa)
1953 MAUREEN CONNOLLY (Usa)
1954 MAUREEN CONNOLLY (Usa)
1955 ANGELA MORTIMER (Gbr)
1956 ALTHEA GIBSON (Usa)
1957 SHIRLEY BLOOMER (Gbr)
1958 ZSUZSI KORMOCZY (Hun)
1959 CHRISTINE TRUMAN (Gbr)
1960 DARLENE HARD (Usa)
1961 ANN HAYDON (Gbr)
1962 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1963 LESLEY TURNER (Aus)
1964 MARGARET SMITH (Aus)
1965 LESLEY TURNER (Aus)
1966 ANN JONES (Gbr) ~
1967 FRANCOISE DURR (Fra)
1968 NANCY RICHEY (Usa)
1969 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1970 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1971 EVOONE GOOLAGONG (Aus)
1972 BILLIE-JEAN KING (Usa)
1973 MARGARET COURT (Aus) #
1974 CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1975 CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1976 SUE BARKER (Gbr)
1977 MIMI JAUSOVEC (Yug)
1978 VIRGINIA RUZICI (Rom)
1979 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1980 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1981 HANA MANDLIKOVA (Cze)
1982 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1983 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1984 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1985 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1986 CHRIS LLOYD (Usa) >
1987 STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1988 STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1989 ARANTXA SANCHEZ V (Esp)
1990 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1991 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1992 MONICA SELES (Yug)
1993 STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1994 ARANTXA SANCHEZ V (Esp)
1995 STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1996 STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1997 IVA MAJOLI (Cro)
1998 ARANTXA SANCHEZ V (Esp)
1999 STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
2000 MARY PIERCE (Fra)
2001 JENNIFER CAPRIATI (Usa)
2002 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2003 JUSTINE HENIN (Bel)
2004 ANASTASIA MYSKINA (Rus)
2005 JUSTINE HENIN (Bel)
2006 JUSTINE HENIN (Bel)
2007 JUSTINE HENIN (Bel)
2008 ANA IVANOVIC (Ser)
2009 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (Rus)
2010 FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (Ita)
2011 LI NA (Chn)
2012 MARIA SHARAPOVA (Rus)
2013 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2014 MARIA SHARAPOVA (Rus)
2015 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2016 GARBINE MUGURUZA (Esp)
2017 JELENA OSTAPENKO (Lat)
2018 SIMONA HALEP (Rom)

* Helen Moody (nee Wills)
+ Margaret Du Pont (nee Osborne)
~ Ann Jones (nee Haydon)
# Margaret Court (nee Smith)
> Chris Lloyd (nee Evert)
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