Often referred to as Les Internationaux de France de Tennis Roland Garros, the French Open is one of the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments along with the Australian Open (January), Wimbledon (June/July) and the US Open (August/September). The French Open is the only tournament of the four to take place on clay and has the reputation of being the most gruelling tennis tournament in the world. As clay slows down the speed of the ball and produces a high bounce many players struggle here and multiple Grand Slam winners never won the French Open including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Martina Hingis.
The French Open takes place each year for two weeks at the end of May and beginning of June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The closest metro stations are Porte d’Auteuil and Michel-Ange-Molitor.