The French Open

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  • Topic: Tennis, French Open, Grand Slam
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The sport of tennis began in Europe in the end of the 19th century as . The sport came from the game of which grew throughout the English speaking world, especially with the rich. Now tennis has become an Olympic sport and is played by people of all ages and different countries. The professional sport of tennis is divided into four Grand Slam tournaments and many other smaller tournaments. The four tournaments are the Australian Open (Australia), the U.S. Open, Wimbledon (England), and the French Open (France). (United States of America). Of all the Grand Slam tournaments, the French Open has been the most influential and popular tournament to France and the French people.

The Tournoi de Roland-Garros, commonly known as the French Open, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between mid-May and early June in Paris, France at the Stade de Roland Garros. It is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world. It is one of the most prestigious events in tennis and it benefits the widest worldwide broadcasting and people of all events in the sport of tennis. Because of the slow playing surface and the five set men's single matches with no tie-break in the final set, the French Open is considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

Because of the slow playing surface and the five-set men's singles matches without a tiebreak in the final set, the event is considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
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