The countdown is on! In two weeks’ time Paris will be hosting one of the four biggest tennis events in the world. Yes, we are talking about Roland Garros! It started first as the French Tennis Championship in 1891, and by adding Women’s Singles and opening up for foreign contestants in 1925, it quickly gained its prestige. The inauguration of Roland-Garros stadium in 1928 finally put it in the center of the international tennis scene.
The iconic trophies, awarded to winners since 1953, are an object of desire for all players around the world. Designed by Mellerio dits Meller, a famous French jewelry house opened in 1613, the trophies are real masterpieces made out of pure silver. The most famous trophy, “Coupe des Mousquetaires”, has been awarded to Men Singles since 1981. The name nicely links French cultural and literature heritage with sport and it actually refers to the four ‘musketeers’ of French tennis: Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste. In reality, winners only receive a smaller replica of an original prize to take home, but it still looks impressive!
Since French Open is considered the most physically demanding of Grand Slam tournaments (due to its slow-playing clay surface), it is even more interesting to see who will win one of the beautiful awards. Come to the stadium and check if somebody will manage to supplant last year champions, Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza, who will also take part in the battle for title. Emotions guaranteed!
Find below all information you need to plan for the French Open 2017!
When: From May 22nd 2017 to June 11th 2017.
Qualifications will take place from May 22nd to May 26th 2017.
On May 27th there will be a break in adult championship with Children Tournament.
First Tour will start on May 28th 2017 until May 30th 2017. The Second Tour of the tournament is planned for two days: May 31st to June 1st, with the Third Tour taking place right after: from June 2nd to June 3rd, and the Fourth Tour from June 4th to 5th.
The ¼ finals are scheduled for June 6th to June 7th, with semi-finals on June 8th to June 9th and two finals: Women’s Final on June 10th and Men’s Final on June 11th!
Prices vary depending on the day, the court you wish to visit and the category of the tickets: single tickets for the main court, the Philippe-Chatrier Court, cost from 70€ (3rd category) to 160€ (1st category) for the First Tour and from 150€ (3rd category) to 310€ (1st category) for the Men Finals. For two other courts, the Suzanne-Lenglen Court, where matches will take place until June 7th, and Court N°1, open until June 3rd, the prices vary from 55€ to 150€. Those courts will later become outside courts with screens showing matches taking place on the rest of the Stadium, and the places can be obtained for 25-30€ only. Access to the Stadium is free for children under 6 years old. There are also premium offers and packages to discover.
Passes that cover June 3rd-4th (weekend), Demi-Finals and Finals can also be obtained, with prices starting from 200€ for Weekend Pass and 281€ for Finals Pass.
If you change your mind about a ticket, you can legally resale it here.
Finally, for those looking for bargain, the Official Last Minute Sale will open on May 10th at 10am on Official Website.