French Open, more commonly known as the Ronald Gaross, is a world famous tennis tournament that originated in 1891 as a men’s only tennis event. It was famously won by a British man H. Briggs. Women were integrated into the tennis tournament in 1897. After that first match, French men developed a winning streak that continued till 1933, when it was broken by Jack Crawford of Australia. The French Open is the second of the world’s four Grand Slam events, the other three being; Australian Open, Wimbledon Open and US Open. This Grand Slam is famed as the most physically demanding tennis tournament because currently the French Open is played in one of the oldest tennis courts of the world and is the largest and only Clay court tournament – with slow playing surface and five set men’s single matches – played without a tiebreak in the final set. The tournament matches are distributed over two weeks starting late May and going till early June (20th May to 9th June).
The best thing about this tournament is that the historical Stade Ronald Gaross, is situated in the city of love, Paris, France. So while availing the best online hotel booking offers for the tournament, you also get the chance tour the fashion capital of the world and enjoy the charm of Paris.
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What’s New in this Zenith of the Clay Season?
The historically Famous Ronald Gaross Stadium has undergone some renovations and the new facilities and changes our breathtaking. An imposing glass and aluminum building has become the entrance highlight of the stadium and is boasted to offer an unmatched view of the games to all the guests of the new Courts. Right in front of the village is Court seven with a seating space of 1500 people and a new sunken Court 18 has been added which can seat up to 2,200 people at one time. This has become the fourth biggest stadium of Ronal Gaross. The second biggest stadium has also been renovated with Voges wood seats to better accommodate the spectators. The new Philippe-Chatrier stadium is also given a retractable roof and a seating space of 2020. So this season is surely going to be much better and a unique experience under the open skies of Paris, France.
The overall Prize Pool has also been increased by $46 million. And the legends of this tournament are many famous tennis players whose trophies and history of the games can be viewed in the museum of the Ronald Gaross. The notable names of the champions of the French Open include; Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi, Serra Errani, Roberta Vinci and many other legends of the Grand Slams.
This time around, the second best tennis champion, Roger Federer, is reported to be returning to the clay court after avoiding it for past 3 years. Some inside news has it that Roger Federer will be playing doubles as partners with Novak Djokovic, another tennis legend. Check for the best online hotel booking offers right this instant if you do not want to miss out this legendary game of the champions in action which is bound to go down in the tennis history. Furthermore, the No. 1 ranked tennis champion of the world and the Ronald Gaross defending champion Rafael Nadal will also be seen in action in the French Open 2019. From the women’s side Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams will be gracing the event with their presence and high competitiveness which is the specialty of the 23 times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams.
French Open Ticketing Deals and Premium Packages
All tickets for the events and matches have to be purchased online. No ticket purchasing facility will be available at the stadium and admission is free for children under the age of 6 years.
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While you are packing for your trip keep in mind that Ronald Gaross holds no night matches so gear up on sunscreen and all your sun protection essentials because you will be spending most of your time in outdoor Courts under the sun.
Try not to miss out this Grand event of the year!