The French Open is one of the most famous tennis tournaments on the planet that takes place at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. It lasts for two weeks starting in late May, being the second of four major Grand Slam tournaments. Along with Wimbledon and the US Open, The French Open forms the significant three tennis summer events attracting celebrity players and crowds from all over the world.
The French Open is the only Grand Slam event held on clay courts that are notorious for slowing down many celebrity tennis players. The championship that consists of seven rounds has a reputation of the toughest of all major tennis tournaments. Roland Garros is organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2019 ATP Tour and the 2019 WTA Tour calendars. It features men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Watching Roland Garros in Paris is a unique experience where tennis fans share the stadium with countless celebrities: actors, famous athletes, politicians, and music stars. The most successful performers at Roland Garros clay surfaces were Björn Borg, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. The prize money purse of the tournament is about 40 millon euros which makes it one of top 5 most generous tennis events in the world.