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Roland Garros

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Transcript of Roland Garros

Building of le Stade Roland Garros
Roland Garros
Built in 1928

For France to host their defense of the Davis Cup

The French Championship moved to the stadium

Later became Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros
Roland Garros
Stadium and competition named after him

French aviator in Premiere Guerre Mondiale (WWI)

Also an engineer and loved tennis
The Tournament
Starts in late May and ends in early June

Roland Garros is played on
la terre battue
Le Stade Roland Garros
Prizes
Mens title winner receives a big trophy

Trophy named La Coupe des Mousquetaires

The "Four Musketeers": Henri Cochet, Rene Lacoste, Jean Boratra, and Jacues Brugon

Winner gets 1.25 million Euros
Works Cited

Coon, John. "French Open 2012: 10 Facts About the French Open." Yahoo! Sports. N.p., 21 May 2011. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.

"Event Info / Prize Money." Roland Garros. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.

"Four Types of Tennis Court Surfaces." Yahoo! Contributor Network. N.p., 28 Oct. 2001. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.

"French Open History." Tennis.com. N.p., 16 Aug. 2012. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.

Spira, Matthew. "Le Stade De Roland Garros: Home of the French Open." Yahoo! Sports. N.p., 18 May 2011. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.

"Who Was Roland Garros?" Tennis Now Blogs RSS. N.p., 10 May 2011. Web. 03 Feb. 2013.
21 acres

Has 20 courts

Open year round

Has many other amenities
Rafael Nadal - "The King of Clay"
Causes different playing situations
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