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Australia Has Not Won A French Women’s Singles Tournament Since 1973

Victor P Taffa

Australian Open Male Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968

  • 4 is Number Of Australian Women To Win French Open 1969-2018
  • 4 is Number Of Australian Women To Win French Open 1897-1968
  • 47 is Number Of Opens Australians Did Not Win French Open 1969-2018
  • 56 is Number Of Opens Australians Did Not Win French Open 1897-1968
  • 51 is Total Number Of Opens Contested 1969-2018
  • 60 is Total Number Of Opens Contested 1905-1968
  • 5 is Number Of Opens Missed During World War I
  • 6 is Number Of Opens Missed During World War II

French Open Women’s Singles Champion

French Open, (French: Internationaux de France) is an annual tennis tournament held over two weeks in May and June.

French Open known originally as the Internationaux de France, is an annual tennis tournament created in 1891 and played on outdoor red clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Women’s singles event began in 1897.

Racing Club de France and the Stade Francais of Paris alternated hosting the event before the competition was moved in 1928 to the newly built Stade Roland Garros, where it has been played since.

French Open is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments played each year which include the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Organised by the Federation Francaise de Tennis (FFT), the French Open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the year to be played.

Event was not held from 1915-1919 because of the First World War and was held unofficially under German occupation from 1941-1944, during the Second World War.

From 1941-1944, the Vichy regime requisitioned the site and held a Tournoi de France, for French players only, won two times by Alice Weiwers and once by Simone Iribarne Lafargue and Raymonde Jones Veber.

These results are not recognised by the FFT or other major international organisations and are considered unofficial.

Champion receives a miniature replica of the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne Lenglen Cup), named after Suzanne Lenglen. In 2010, the winner received prize money of €1,120,000.



Year                Champion                                      Runner-up

2018                Simona Halep (ROM)                         Sioane Stephens (USA)

2017                Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)                     Simona Halep (ROM)

2016                Garbine Muguruza (SPA)                   Serena Williams (USA)

2015                Serena Williams (USA)                      Lucie Safarova (CZE)

2014                Maria Sharapova (RUS)                     Simona Halep (ROM)

2013                Serena Williams (USA)                      Maria Sharapova (RUS)

2012                Maria Sharapova (RUS)                     Sara Errani (ITA)

2011                Li Na (CHI)                                            Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

2010                Francesca Schiavone (ITA)                Samantha Stosur (AUS)

2009                Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)               Dinara Safina (RUS)

2008                Ana Ivanovic (SER)                           Dinara Safina (RUS)

2007                Justine Henin (BE)                             Ana Ivanovic (SER)

2006                Justine Henin (BE)                             Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

2005                Justine Henin (BE)                             Mary Pierce (FRA)

2004                Anastasia Myskina (RUS)                  Elena Dementieva (RUS)

2003                Justine Henin (BE)                             Kim Clijsters (BE)

2002                Serena Williams (USA)                      Venus Williams (USA)

2001                Jennifer Capriati (USA)                      Kim Clijsters (BE)

2000                Mary Pierce (FRA)                             Conchita Martinez (SPA)

1999                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Martina Hingis (SWI)

1998                Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)         Monica Seles (USA)

1997                Iva Majoli (CRO)                               Martina Hingis (SWI)

1996                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)

1995                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)

1994                Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)         Mary Pierce (FRA)

1993                Steffi Graf (GER)                               Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)

1992                Monica Seles (YUG)                          Steffi Graf (GER)

1991                Monica Seles (YUG)                          Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)

1990                Monica Seles (YUG)                          Steffi Graf (WEG)

1989                Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)         Steffi Graf (WEG)

1988                Steffi Graf (WEG)                              Natasha Zvereva (SU)

1987                Steffi Graf (WEG)                              Martina Navratilova (USA)

1986                Chris Evert (USA)                              Martina Navratilova (USA)

1985                Chris Evert (USA)                              Martina Navratilova (USA)

1984                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Chris Evert (USA)

1983                Chris Evert (USA)                              Mima Jausovec (YUG)

1982                Martina Navratilova (USA)                Andrea Jaeger (USA)

1981                Hana Mandlikova (CZE)                    Sylvia Hanika (WEG)

1980                Chris Evert (USA)                              Virginia Ruzici (ROM)

1979                Chris Evert (USA)                              Wendy Turnbull (AUS)

1978                Virginia Ruzici (ROM)                       Mima Jausovec (YUG)

1977                Mima Jausovec (YUG)                       Florenta Mihai (ROM)

1976                Sue Barker (UK)                                 Renata Tomanova (CZE)

1975                Chris Evert (USA)                              Martina Navratilova (CZE)

1974                Chris Evert (USA)                              Olga Morozova (SU)

1973                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Chris Evert (USA)

1972                Billie Jean King (USA)                      Evonne Goolagong (AUS)

1971                Evonne Goolagong (AUS)                 Helen Gourlay (AUS)

1970                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Helga Niessen (WEG)

1969                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Ann Haydon Jones (UK)

1968                Nancy Richey (USA)                          Ann Haydon Jones (UK)


French Open 1968-

Open Era Tennis Begins May 1968

1967                Francoise Durr (FRA)                        Lesley Turner (AUS)

1966                Ann Haydon Jones (UK)                    Nancy Richey (USA)

1965                Lesley Turner (AUS)                          Margaret Court (AUS)

1964                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Maria Bueno (BRA)

1963                Lesley Turner (AUS)                          Ann Haydon Jones (UK)

1962                Margaret Court (AUS)                        Lesley Turner (AUS)

1961                Ann Haydon (UK)                              Yola Ramirez (MEX)

1960                Darlene Hard (USA)                           Yola Ramirez (MEX)

1959                Christine Truman (UK)                      Zsuzsa Kormoczy (HUN)

1958                Zsuzsa Kormoczy (HUN)                   Shirley Bloomer Brasher (UK)

1957                Shirley Bloomer (UK)                         Dorothy Head Knode (USA)

1956                Althea Gibson (USA)                         Angela Mortimer (UK)

1955                Angela Mortimer (UK)                       Dorothy Head Knode (USA)

1954                Maureen Connolly (USA)                  Ginette Bucaille (FRA)

1953                Maureen Connolly (USA)                  Doris Hart (USA)

1952                Doris Hart (USA)                               Shirley Fry (USA)

1951                Shirley Fry (USA)                              Doris Hart (USA)

1950                Doris Hart (USA)                               Patricia Canning Todd (USA)

1949                Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)       Nelly Adamson Landry (FRA)

1948                Nelly Adamson Landry (FRA)           Shirley Fry (USA)

1947                Patricia Canning Todd (USA)            Doris Hart (USA)

1946                Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)       Pauline Betz Addie (USA)

1945                Lolette Payot (SWI)                            Simone Iribarne Lafargue (FRA) (Unofficial competition)

1944                Raymond Jones Veber (FRA)            Jacqueline Patorni (FRA) (Unofficial competition)

1943                Simone Iribarne Lafargue (FRA)       Alice Weiwers (LUX) (Unofficial competition)

1942                Alice Weiwers (LUX)                        Lolette Payot (SWI) (Unofficial competition)

1941                Alice Weiwers (LUX)                        Anne-Marie Seghers (Unofficial competition)

1940                No competition

1939                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                    Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (POL)

1938                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                    Nelly Adamson Landry (FRA)

1937                Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (NAZ)     Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1936                Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (NAZ)     Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1935                Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (NAZ)     Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1934                Margaret Scriven Vivian (UK)           Helen Jacobs (USA)

1933                Margaret Scriven Vivian (UK)           Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1932                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                 Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1931                Cilly Aussem (GER)                          Betty Nuthall (UK)

1930                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                 Helen Jacobs (USA)

1929                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                 Simonne Mathieu (FRA)

1928                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                 Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (UK)

1927                Kea Bouman (NET)                            Irene Bowder Peacock (SA)

1926                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Mary Browne (USA)

1925                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Kitty McKane Godfree (UK)

1924                Julie Vlasto (FRA)                              Jeanne Vaussard (FRA)

1923                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Germaine Golding (FRA)

1922                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Germaine Golding (FRA)

1921                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Germaine Golding (FRA)

1920                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     Marguerite Broquedis (FRA)

1919                No competition

1918                No competition

1917                No competition

1916                No competition

1915                No competition

1914                Marguerite Broquedis (FRA)             Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)

1913                Marguerite Broquedis (FRA)             Jeanne Matthey (FRA)

1912                Jeanne Matthey (FRA)                       Marie Danet (FRA)

1911                Jeanne Matthey (FRA)                       Marguerite Broquedis (FRA)

1910                Jeanne Matthey (FRA)                       Germaine Regnier (FRA)

1909                Jeanne Matthey (FRA)                       Abeille Villard Gallay (FRA)

1908                Kate Gillou-Fenwick (FRA)               Pean

1907                Comtesse de Kernel (FRA)                Catherine d’Aliney d’Elva (FRA)

1906                Kate Gillou-Fenwick (FRA)               Virginia MacVeagh (FRA)

1905                Kate Gillou (FRA)                              Yvonne de Pfeffel (FRA)

1904                Kate Gillou (FRA)                              Adine Masson (FRA)

1903                Adine Masson (FRA)                         Kate Gillou (FRA)

1902                Adine Masson (FRA)                         P. Girod (FRA)

1901                P. Girod (FRA)                                   Leroux (FRA)

1900                Helene Prevost (FRA)                        Only entrant (No final)

1899                Adine Masson (FRA)                         Only entrant (No final)

1898                Adine Masson (FRA)                         Only entrant (No final)

1897                Adine Masson (FRA)                         P. Girod (FRA)


French Championships 1897-1967

Multiple Champions

Player                                      Amateur Era Open Era       All-Time     Years

Chris Evert (USA)                              0                      7                      7                      1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986,

Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                     6                      0                      6                      1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926,

Steffi Graf (WEG, GER)                    0                      6                      6                      1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999,

Francoise Adine Masson (FRA)         5                      0                      5                      1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, 1903,

Margaret Court (AUS)                        2                      3                      5                      1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973,

Kate Gillou (FRA)                              4                      0                      4                      1904, 1905, 1906, 1908,

Jeanne Matthey (FRA)                       4                      0                      4                      1909, 1910, 1911, 1912,

Helen Wills (USA)                             4                      0                      4                      1928, 1929, 1930, 1932,

Justine Henin (BE)                             0                      4                      4                      2003, 2005, 2006, 2007,

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (NAZ)     3                      0                      3                      1935, 1936, 1937,

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA)         0                      3                      3                      1989, 1994, 1998,

Monica Seles (YUG)                          0                      3                      3                      1990, 1991, 1992,

Serena Williams (USA)                      0                      3                      3                      2002, 2003, 2015,

Margaret Scriven Vivian (UK)           2                      0                      2                      1933, 1934,

Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                    2                      0                      2                      1938, 1939,

Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)     2                      0                      2                      1946, 1949,

Doris Hart (USA)                               2                      0                      2                      1950, 1952,

Maureen Connolly (USA)                  2                      0                      2                      1953, 1954,

Ann Haydon Jones (UK)                    2                      0                      2                      1961, 1966,

Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            2                      0                      2                      1963, 1965,

Martina Navratilova (USA)                0                      2                      2                      1982, 1984,

Maria Sharapova (RUS)                     0                      2                      2                      2012, 2014,



AUS                Australia

AU                  Austria

BAH               Bahamas

BEL                Belarus

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CAN               Canada

CHI                 China

CRO                Croatia

CZE                Czech Republic

CZE                Czechoslovakia

DEN                Denmark

ECU                Ecuador

FIN                 Finland

FRA                France

GER                Germany

HUN               Hungary

IND                 India

ISR                  Israel

ITA                 Italy

JAP                 Japan

LAT                Latvia

LUX                Luxembourg

MEX               Mexico

NAZ                Nazi Germany

NET                The Netherlands

PER                 Peru

POL                Poland

ROM               Romania

RUS                Russia

SER                 Serbia

SA                   South Africa

SU                   Soviet Union

SPA                 Spain

SWE                Sweden

SWI                 Switzerland

UK                  United Kingdom

URU               Uruguay

USA                United States of America

WEG               West Germany

YUG               Yugoslavia

ZIM                 Zimbabwe


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