French Women’s Tennis Open Doubles Champions 1925-2017

French Women’s Tennis Open Doubles Champions 1925-2017

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A French Women’s Doubles Tournament Since 1966

Victor P Taffa

There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam.

Grand Slam itinerary consists of

  • Australian Open in mid January,
  • French Open in May and June,
  • Wimbledon in July,
  • US Open in August and September.

Each Major Championship is played over a 2 week period.

Major Championships Surfaces played on

  • Australian Open played on hard court,
  • French Open played on clay,
  • Wimbledon is played on grass,
  • US Opens are played on hard court.

Years That Each Major Championships began:

  • Australian Open in 1905,
  • French Open in 1891,
  • Wimbledon in 1877,
  • US Open in 1881.

Term Grand Slam, without qualification, and also originally, refers to the achievement of winning all 4 major championships within a single calendar year within one of the 5 events:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles;
  • Mixed doubles.

In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners.

However the Doubles Winners listed contains Australian Doubles Pairings only.


Australia’s Recent Tennis Major Championship Winners

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Singles Winners include:

Australian Open              French Open                     Wimbledon                                US Open

1976 Mark Edmondson       1969 Rod Laver                      2002 Lleyton Hewitt                     2001 Lleyton Hewitt

1975 John Newcombe           1968 Ken Rosewall                1987 Pat Cash                                  1998 Patrick Rafter

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Singles Winners include:

Australian Open               French Open                      Wimbledon                                   US Open

1978 Chris O’Neill                  1973 Margaret Court             1980 Evonne Goolagong                    2011 Samantha Stosur

1977 Kerry Melville Reid       1971 Evonne Goolagong        1971 Evonne Goolagong                    1973 Margaret Court

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Male Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open                    French Open                        Wimbledon                           US Open

1997 Todd Woodbridge         2000 Todd Woodbridge              2000 Todd Woodbridge          1996 Todd Woodbridge

1997 Mark Woodforde           2000 Mark Woodforde                2000 Mark Woodforde            1996 Mark Woodforde

1992 Todd Woodbridge         1985 Mark Edmondson                1997 Todd Woodbridge          1995 Todd Woodbridge

1992 Mark Woodforde           1985 Kim Warwick                      1997 Mark Woodforde            1995 Mark Woodforde

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Female Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open            French Open                              Wimbledon                                 US Open

1979 Judy Chaloner          1966 Margaret Court                     1978 Kerry Melville Reid              1970 Margaret Court

1979 Dianne Evers            1966 Judy Tegart Dalton              1978 Wendy Turnbull                   1970 Judy Tegart Dalton

1977 Evonne Cawley         1965 Margaret Court                     1969 Margaret Court                    1963 Robyn Ebbern

1977 Helen Cawley          1965 Lesley Turner Bowrey            1969 Judy Tegart Dalton            1963 Margaret Court

Recent Australian Tennis Major Championship Mixed Doubles Winners include:

Australian Open               French Open                         Wimbledon                                        US Open

2013 Jarmila Gajdosova      1972 Evonne Goolagong-Cawley       1991 Elizabeth Sayers Smylie    2001 Rennae Stubbs

2013 Matthew Ebden         1972 Kim Warwick                1991 John Fitzgerald                          2001 Todd Woodbridge

2005 Samantha Stosur        1965 Margaret Court                  1968 Margaret Court                          1992 Nicole Provis

2005 Scott Draper                1965 Ken Fletcher                        1968 Ken Fletcher                              1992 Mark Woodforde


Champions By Year

Year                French Open                                     

                        Women’s Doubles Started in 1925  

2017                Bethanie Mattek Sands (USA)          

                        Lucie Safarova (CZE)                        

2016                Caroline Garcia (FRA)                       

                        Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)               

2015                Bethanie Mattek Sands (USA)          

                        Lucie Safarova (CZE)                        

2014                Hsieh Su-wei (CHT)                          

                        Peng Shuai (CHI)                              

2013                Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)               

                        Elena Vesnina (RUS)                         

2012                Sara Errani (ITA)                               

                        Roberta Vinci (ITA)                          

2011                Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)                

                        Lucie Hradecka (CZE)                      

2010                Serena Williams (USA)                      

                        Venus Williams (USA)                      

2009                Anabel Medina Garrigues (SPA)       

                        Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

2008                Anabel Medina Garrigues (SPA)       

                        Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

2007                Alicia Molik (AUS)                           

                        Mara Santangelo (ITA)                      

2006                Lisa Raymond (USA)                        

                        Samantha Stosur (AUS)                    

2005                Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

                        Paola Suarez (ARG)                            

2004                Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

                        Paola Suarez (ARG)                          

2003                Kim Clijsters (BE)                             

                        Ai Sugiyama (JAP)                            

2002                Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

                        Paola Suarez (ARG)                          

2001                Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA)           

                        Paola Suarez (ARG)                          

2000                Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

                        Mary Pierce (FRA)                            

1999                Serena Williams (USA)                      

                        Venus Williams (USA)                      

1998                Martina Hingis (SWI)                        

                        Jana Novotna (CZE)                          

1997                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1996                Lindsay Davenport (USA)                

                        Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)               

1995                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1994                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1993                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1992                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1991                Gigi Fernandez (USA)                       

                        Jana Novotna (CZE)                          

1990                Jana Novotna (CZE)                          

                        Helena Sukova (CZE)                        

1989                Larisa Savchenko Neiland (SU)        

                        Natasha Zvereva (SU)                                   

1988                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1987                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1986                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Andrea Temesvari (HUN)                 

1985                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1984                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Pam Shriver (USA)                            

1983                Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer (SA)       

                        Candy Reynolds (USA)                    

1982                Martina Navratilova (USA)               

                        Anne Smith (USA)                            

1981                Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer (SA)       

                        Tanya Harford (SA)                           

1980                Kathy Jordan (USA)                          

                        Anne Smith (USA)                            

1979                Betty Stove (NET)                             

                        Wendy Turnbull (AUS)                     

1978                Mima Jausovec (YUG)                      

                        Virginia Ruzie (ROM)                       

1977                Regina Marsikova (CZE)                   

                        Pam Teeguarden (USA)                     

1976                Fiorella Bonicelli (URU)                    

                        Gail Lovera (FRA)                             

1975                Chris Evert (USA)                             

                        Martina Navratilova (CZE)                

1974                Chris Evert (USA)                             

                        Olga Morozova (SU)                         

1973                Margaret Court (AUS)                       

                        Virginia Wade (UK)                          

1972                Billie Jean King (USA)                      

                        Betty Stove (NET)                             

1971                Gail Chanfreau (FRA)                                   

                        Francoise Durr (FRA)                        

1970                Gail Chanfreau (FRA)                                   

                        Francoise Durr (FRA)                        

1969                Francoise Durr (FRA)                        

                        Ann Haydon Jones (UK)                   

Open Era Tennis Begins May 1968

1968                Francoise Durr (FRA)                        

                        Ann Haydon Jones (UK)                   

1967                Francoise Durr (FRA)                        

                        Gail Sheriff (AUS)                            

1966                Margaret Court (AUS)                       

                        Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS)                

1965                Margaret Court (AUS)                       

                        Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            

1964                Margaret Court (AUS)                       

                        Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS)            

1963                Ann Haydon Jones (UK)                   

                        Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SA)     

1962                Sandra Reynolds Price (SA)              

                        Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SA)     

1961                Sandra Reynolds Price (SA)              

                        Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SA)     

1960                Maria Bueno ( BRA)                         

                        Darlene Hard (USA)                          

1959                Renee Schuurman Haygarth (SA)     

                        Sandra Reynolds Price (SA)              

1958                Rosie Reyes Darmon (MEX)             

                        Yola Ramirez Ochoa (MEX)             

1957                Shirley Bloomer Brasher (UK)          

                        Darlene Hard (USA)                          

1956                Angela Buxton (UK)                         

                        Althea Gibson (USA)                        

1955                Beverly Baker Fleitz (USA)              

                        Darlene Hard (USA)                          

1954                Maureen Connolly Brinker (USA)     

                        Nell Hall Hopman (AUS)                  

1953                Doris Hart (USA)                              

                        Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)                     

1952                Doris Hart (USA)                              

                        Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)                     

1951                Doris Hart (USA)                              

                        Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)                     

1950                Doris Hart (USA)                              

                        Shirley Fry Irvin (USA)                     

1949                Louise Brough Clapp (USA)             

                        Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)      

1948                Doris Hart (USA)                              

                        Patricia Canning Todd (USA)                      

1947                Louise Brough Clapp (USA)             

                        Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)      

1946                Louise Brough Clapp (USA)             

                        Margaret Osborne duPont (USA)      

1945                No competition                                  


1944                No competition                                  


1943                No competition                                  


1942                No competition                                  


1941                No competition                                  


1940                No competition                                  


1939                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (POL)            

1938                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Billie Yorke (UK)                              

1937                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Billie Yorke (UK)                              

1936                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Billie Yorke (UK)                              

1935                Margaret Scriven Vivian (UK)          

                        Kay Stammers Bullitt (UK)               

1934                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Elizabeth Ryan (USA)                       

1933                Simonne Mathieu (FRA)                   

                        Elizabeth Ryan (USA)                       

1932                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                

                        Elizabeth Ryan (USA)                       

1931                Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (UK)    

                        Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (USA)       

1930                Helen Wills Moody (USA)                

                        Elizabeth Ryan (USA)                       

1929                Lily de Alvarez (SPA)                       

                        Kornelia Bouman (NET)                    

1928                Phoebe Holcroft Watson (UK)          

                        Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (UK)    

1927                Irene Bowder Peacock (SA)              

                        Bobbie Heine (SA)                            

1926                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                    

                        Julie Vlasto (FRA)                             

1925                Suzanne Lenglen (FRA)                    

                        Julie Vlasto (FRA)                             


Most Grand Slam Women’s Doubles Titles (all-time)

Titles               Players

31                    Martina Navratilova (CZE, USA),

21                    Louise Brough Clapp (USA), Margaret Osborne duPont (USA), Pam Shriver (USA)

19                    Margaret Court (AUS),

18                    Natasha Zvereva (SU, BEL),

17                    Elizabeth Ryan (USA), Gigi Fernandez (USA),

16                    Billie Jean King (USA),

14                    Doris Hart (USA), Serena Williams (USA), Venus Williams (USA),

13                    Darlene Hard (USA), Martina Hingis (SWI),

12                    Shirley Fry Irvin (USA), Thelma Coyne Long (AUS), Jana Novotna (CZE),

11                    Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA), Mario Bueno (BRA),

10                    Nancye Wynne Bolton (AUS), Virginia Ruano Pascual (SPA),

9                      Helen Wills Moody (USA), Simonne Mathieu (FRA), Rosemary Casals (USA), Helena Sukova (CZE),

8                      Suzanne Lenglen (FRA), Judy Tegart Dalton (AUS), Paola Suarez (ARG),

7                      Juliette Atkinson (USA), Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA), Lesley Turner Bowrey (AUS), Francoise Durr (FRA),

6                      Mary Browne (USA), Alice Marble (USA), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS), Betty Stove (NET), Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA), Lisa Raymond (USA),

5                      Daphne Akhurst Cozens (AUS), Althea Gibson (USA), Renee Schuurman (SA), Helen Gourlay Cawley (AUS), Anne Smith (USA), Kathy Jordan (USA), Cara Black (ZIM), Liezel Huber (SA, USA), Sara Errani (ITA), Roberta Vinci (ITA), Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), Lucie Safarova (CZE),



ARG               Argentina

AUS                Australia

AU                  Austria

BAH               Bahamas

BEL                Belarus

BE                   Belgium

BRA                Brazil

CAN               Canada

CHI                 China

CHT                Chinese Taipei

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

KAZ                Kazakhstan

MEX               Mexico

NAZ                Nazi Germany

NET                The Netherlands

NOR               Norway

PER                 Peru

POL                Poland

ROM               Romania

RUS                Russia

SA                   South Africa

SU                   Soviet Union

SER                 Serbia

SLO                Slovenia

SPA                 Spain

SWE                Sweden

SWI                 Switzerland

UKR               Ukraine

UK                  United Kingdom

URU               Uruguay

USA                United States of America

WEG               West Germany

YUG               Yugoslavia

ZIM                 Zimbabwe