Top 10 Greatest French Open Champions

Ahh The French Opening. This is where great tennis players come to compete to see who is the best. This is one of the most difficult tennis circuits to play on. The french opening has had champions before, but here are the 10 greatest French opening champions.

1.  Justine Henin

 

Justine Henin

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Justine has had the impressive feat of being able to win major grand slam tournaments while under the age of 25. She has won 4 out of 9 grand slam titles, and her skills can lead her to an early retirement.

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2.  Ivan Lendl

 

Ivan Lendl

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Ivan Lendl was a master when it came to the French Open. He has won nine out of ten grand slam trophies during this career. Now he is coaching Andy Murray, who himself is has won victories in the U.S open and Wimbledon.

3.  Martina Navratilova

 

Martina Navratilova

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Called Czech Republic’s greatest sportswomen by many Open French fans in the Czech Republic, 18 time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova has had two successes (1982,84) at the French Open during her decorated career which spanned over 30 years.

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4.  Gustavo Kuerten

 

Gustavo Kuerten

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Gustavo Kuerten was a man that was one with the clay.  Gustavo Kuerten is famous for his French Open successes. He was a three time winner of the tournament, Kuerten rose to prominence in 1997 where he was able to claim his first champion ship win.

5.  Monica Seles

 

Monica Seles

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Monica Seles is an amazing tennis player. Before becoming a champion in the French Open, she was making her name as a record breaking teenager. She has won 3 grand slams in here career.

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6.  Björn Borg

 

Björn Borg

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Björn Borg was one of the best male tennis players in the world. From 1974 to 1983, he achieved 11 Grand Slam Victories. Despite this, he retired early in 1983.

7.  Steffi Graf

 

Steffi Graf

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Steffi Graf is one of the most famous women in the game of tennis. She was at her strongest during the 80’s and 90’s. She has won 6 French opening champion ships. On top of that she had won Wimbledon seven times as well.

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8.  Chris Evert

 

Chris Evert

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Chris Evert is incredible in the game of French Openings, as she has won 18 champion ships in a row. She has won consecutively in the tournaments, have won all of them from the years 1974 to 1986. Her record was broken by Rafael Nadal in 2013.

9.  Rafael Nadal

 

Rafael Nadal

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When it comes to French Openings, Rafael knows how to take a home field advantage. This man knows exactly how to play on a clay surface, giving him an edge. It is no surprise that because of this that he has one many French opening champion ships. He has won 9 champion ships.

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10.   Margaret Court

 

Margaret Court

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The Australian tennis player Margaret Court dominated the world of women’s tennis in the 1960s and 70s. She won five French openings, making her one of the more famous French Open champions. She won in the years 1962, 64, 69, 70 and 73.

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