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The 2014 French Open will see the same two players who won last year as the favorites for this year’s tournament as well with Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams dominating the headlines prior to the start of the tournament. The French Open which will be played at the Roland Garros in Paris is set to begin on Sunday, May 25.

 

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The two week long tournament is among the four grand slams and is the most respected tournament which is played on clay. Rafael Nadal has won at the Roland Garros a record six times so far and will be raring to win it again. Nadal will be the number one seed for the mens singles while Williams will be seeded number one for the women’s event.

 

The ongoing season has thrown up a few surprises as far as clay court tournaments are concerned. At Monte Carlo, the Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka played the final while a few weeks later, both were knocked out by the second round in Rome. Williams, meanwhile crashed out in the opening match at the Family Circle Cup just days after she had won the Sony Open title.

 

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The big guns at the French Open 2014 will be Novak Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer for the men’s event while the female event is expected to be dominated by Serena Williams, Li Na and Maria Sharapova.

 

Posted: 21st May 2013

 

This will be the 112th edition of the French Open when the top players in the tennis world come together to try and win the biggest tournament on clay court surfaces.

 

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This year’s French Open will begin from May 26 and will carry on for two weeks before the winners get decided. The qualifiers for the tournament will be held a couple of days before the start date of the tournament.

 

The French Open 2013 will be played at the Stade Roland Garros with titles for men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles to be had. There will be junior and wheelchair players in singles and doubles events.

 

The men’s singles winner gets the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy while the women’s singles winner will keep the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen trophy.

 

The men’s singles competition will have Rafael Nadal enter the tournament as the defending champion, having won the title in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Interestingly, Nadal has won all the French Open titles since 2005 (a total of seven) except the 2009 title which was won by Roger Federer.

 

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There cannot be too much doubt that Nadal will enter the tournament has favourite once again, after having won the Rome Masters, Madrid Masters, Barcelona Masters, ATP Acapulco and ATP Sao Paulo on clay since his return from injury.

 

Likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will give him bit of a fight but it is difficult to see any of them go on to win the title at Nadal’s expense.

 

Because of his injury, Nadal has fallen to world number four, but there was talk that he might be given a better seeding than that before being quelled.

 

Maria Sharapova is the defending women’s singles champion. That was her first ever title at the French Open and helped her complete a career Slam, having earlier won all the three Grand Slam titles (once each).

 

It’s interesting to note that the previous six tournaments have had six different winners in the women’s singles draw, with Justine Henin winning the title in 2007, Ana Ivanovic in 2008, Svetlana Kuzetsova in 2009, Francesca Schiavone in 2010 and Na Li in 2011.

 

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Among the other winners from the previous edition of the French Open will be Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the men’s doubles, Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the women’s doubles and Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi in the mixed doubles draw.

 

Posted: 27th May 2012

 

The second Tennis Grand Slam of the year is upon us, the French Open, also known as Roland Garros, This tournament runs for a total of twenty days, starting on the 22nd of May and going until the 10th of June. The first Grand Slam that we saw was the Australian Open, which was held from the 11th of January to the 29th in Melbourne Park. The Men's Singles for that tournament was won by Serbia's Novak Djokovic with Rafael Nadal from Spain as the runner up. For the ladies side, it was Victoria Azarenka who won the title with Maria Sharapova second.

 

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There are still two other Grand Slam tennis tournaments that are scheduled to be played this coming season as well. Half of the Grand Slams are played on hard courts, including the Australian Open. The French Open is the only one that is played on clay courts. The Wimbledon Grand Slam, which is the next event on the calendar as far as Grand Slams go, will be played on grass, as usual. The U.S. Open of Tennis will be the next event after that for Tennis Grand Slams, and it will be played on hard courts from August 27th to September 9th.

 

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Rafael Nadal has won this tournament no less than six times since 2005. His streak of wins is only broken up by one played, Roger Federer, who took the title in 2009. In 2004, it was Gaston Gaudio from Argentina who took the title.

 

Posted: 23rd May 2010

 

It is time for the 2010 French Open, which is known as Roland Garros by some – after the venue in which this Grand Slam is played. This is one of four Grand Slams on the professional tennis circuit, with the others including the Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon, and it offers a prize of more than 7,500,000 Euros for the players participating. If you want to watch the French Open Live then click on the banners on this page and get your membership for access to high quality video in our member's area right from your computer.

 

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Rafael Nadal is the top seed for this tournament and odds are on Nadal this year as this is a clay court tournament and he has been doing fantastic on clay courts. No one can beat Nadal when he is at his best. The second seed is Roger Federer who is the defending champion, but even with his round four exit last year at the hands of Robin Soderling, he has two more Masters 1000 titles than Federer does and has won this tournament four different times, in 2005, 2006, 2007 and again in 2008. This makes Rafael Nadal someone to watch very closely.

 

Of course, then we have Roger Federer. He is the defending champion and he has no less than sixteen Grand Slam titles, but only one of those in the French Open. He has been runner up in the French Open an additional three times. Federer is also quite good on clay courts and he will be an exciting competitor in the upcoming French Open which starts on May 23rd and lasts until June 6th. This tournament has a history that dates back to 1968, with a singles main draw of 128 and a doubles draw of 64.

 

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The third seed for the 2010 French Open is Andy Murray, who made it to the quarterfinals last year at Roland Garros, but that was the only time he did. Fourth Seed is Novak Djokovic, who went out in round three thanks to Philipp Kohlschreiber last year. Fifth seed is Andy Roddck and the sixth is Juan Martin del Potro. Seventh and Eighth seeds are Gilles Simon and Fernando Verdasco. You can watch the French Open live by getting your membership at the banners on this page and viewing in high quality streaming video.

 

Posted: 21st May 2009

 

The most challenging of all the Grand Slam events is the French Open game, which is held over a two week period between mid-May and June every year since 1891 with the first tournament for women being held in 1897. In 1912 the tournament switched from grass-only to a closer surface to what is played on now – a sort of crushed red brick.   The tournament became a Grand Slam event in 1945.

 

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This is the 2009 French Open, however, in 2007 a major change marked the French Open, making the men's and women's prizes equal for the first time ever. This applies to all rounds.

 

The French Open 09 is played in Paris, at the Roland Garros Stadium, and the clay court has been the bane of many great tennis players – as it tends to reduce the speed of ball and make it bounce higher, giving players who rely on a huge serve to win their tournaments a disadvantage. Many great tennis players have found this French Open court to be difficult include Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Boris Becker, none of which have ever been able to win at the French Open Tournament. However, some athletes are able to handle the clay – and in fact – seem to prefer it. Recent players that have claimed success on the clay are Justine Henin and Rafael Nadal, as well as past tennis greats Chrissie Evert, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Bjorn Borg and Martina Mavratilova, all competing in the French Open. These players will be hoping to win a French Open Prize again this year.

 

Many records have been set at the French Open Paris, with Rafael Nadal probably being the most famous record maker, taking four consecutive titles at the French Open, which matched tennis legends Suzanne Lenglen and Bjorn Borg. Before 1968 Max Decugis took home 29 French Open Titles, making French Open Video history. At the French Open 1984, Ivan Lendl won after a very close 5 set match.

 

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The Australian Open was the Grand Slam event just before this one, and it was held on January 19th through February 1st in Melbourne. Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the singles match for men, while Dinara Safara lost to Serena Williams 0-6 3-6. In the men's doubles brothers Mike and Bob Bryan beat out Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles, and in another show of sibling power, Serena and Venus Williams won the women's doubles.

 

The 2008 French Open took place from May 25th to June 8th and featured several difference events, some of them record breaking. Justine Henin retired from Tennis, and the French Open Women's on May 14th, but if she had competed and won, it would have put her in the sought after spot of taking four consecutive Women's French Open Tour titles, with the likes of Suzanne Lenglen and Bjorn Borg. Her runner-up from the previous year, Ana Ivanovic, won the women's singles Tournament instead. In the men's singles Rafael Nadal was able to reach that record, making 2008 his fourth consecutive, taking the men's singles tourney.

 

In the men's doubles Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna took home the 2008 trophy, while Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Pascual won the women's doubles in the French Open Final. The mixed doubles match of the French Open Mens had Victoria Azarenka and Bob Bryan winning their 2008 trophy and that was just a few of the events that made up the 2008 French Open Championship. Others included the Boy's Singles, Girl's Singles, Boy's Doubles, Girl's Doubles all in the junior division for French Open, plus the popular Legends Under 45 and Legends Over 45 matches. There was also the wheelchair men's singles and doubles and other wheelchair tourneys for the ladies. You'll be able to watch all of the French Open Online with your membership.

 

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The 108th version of the Roland Garros French Open will take place from May 24th to June 7th, 2009 at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, and will be the second Grand Slam event of the year. Wimbledon is the Grand Slam following the French Open, and it will be held June 22nd to July 5th at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. There will be lots to immortalize in French Open 2009 Video. Your membership is all you need to watch the French Open Live and see who will win one of these year's French Open and The French Open titles. The French Open in 2009 happens May 24th.

 

The 2009 French Open will be held the end of May of this year and will feature players like Rafael Nadal that are looking to take home their fifth consecutive title in a row from the tournament and a French Open Victory. Go to www.watchlivetennis.org to get French Open action and to watch the matches which include men's and women's doubles and singles, as well as junior events and special events like wheelchair men's and doubles. Last year, Ana Ivanovic won the women's single, and Rafael Nadal won the men's. In the men's doubles Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna took home the 2008 trophy, while Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Pascual won the women's doubles, just some of the French Open women. The French Open, the second Grand Slam event of 2009, takes place from May 24th to June 7th with the Grand Slam Wimbledon after French Open.

 

The French Open 2009 is going to be held at the Roland Garros Stadium, and will be the venue for exciting matches such as the men's and women's singles and doubles from French Open, and the mixed doubles matches. Also there will be junior match-ups and specialized events like the wheelchair doubles and singles. In 2008 Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Pascual won the women's doubles while Ana Ivanovic won the singles, after legend Justine Henin retired. Rafael Nadal took the singles tourney and Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna took the men's doubles. This year, watch all the French Open action at www.watchlivetennis.org as the French Open begins on May 24th.

 

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The number one site to watch the 2009 French Open Tennis Tournament is www.watchlivetennis.org, with matches between the men and women in pro tennis, in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. There are also Junior Divisions and Wheelchair Divisions as well as Legends tourneys for those over and under 45. Last year the men's singles champion was Rafael Nadal, taking his fourth consecutive win from the French Open. Can he take home home fifth in French Open tennis this year? The French Open begins on May 24th and lasts until June 7th.

 

Posted: 29th July 2008

 

Watch French Open Tennis live online with your subscription to www.watchlivetennis.org, your home on the net for live tennis streaming video. The French Open, also known as Roland Garros, is one of the 4 tennis tournaments that make up the Grand Slam competitions of the tennis calendar and is the second stop on the Grand Slam tour. It is without the question the most prestigious clay court tournament in the world. Thanks to the live web feeds at www.watchlivetennis.org you will now be able to watch live tennis from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection.

 

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The French Open as a national tournament has been around since the 19th century having started in 1891. It made the switch to an international tournament in 1925 and took the name of French World War I hero Roland Garros in 1928. It would take 40 years before the tournament allowed both amateurs and professionals to participate, thus earning the designation as an open tournament.

 

The French Open tennis tournament is distinct due to the surface which the competition is played on. The clay court surface has the effect of reducing the speed of the ball while producing a higher bounce when compared to the surface of the grass courts at Wimbledon or the hard courts at the US Open. These characteristics make it harder for players who rely on their serve to gain an advantage over their opponents and forces them to raise their overall level of play in order to compensate. Players such as Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have struggled, while the likes of Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Rod Laver and Rafael Nadal have thrived on the clay.

 

Given its status as the great 'equalizer', the French Open can produce extremely surprising results. Of note, players from Spain have won 7 of the last 11 tournaments with Carlos Moya, Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero winning in addition to Nadal. Nadal has won the last 4 tournaments in a row with the last 3 coming in a final against Swiss ace Roger Federer. You can watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal live at www.watchlivetennis.org. The women's championship has seen a more varied array of winners including Iva Majoli, Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, Serena Williams, Justine Henin and Ana Ivanovic among title holders.

 

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