How to Watch French Open Tennis Live Stream 2019 Online : FAQs

French Open 2019

OThe French Open is a major tennis competition held in Paris, France for two weeks, usually between the last week of May and the first week of June. In French, it is called as Championnats Internationaux de France de Tennis but it is also referred to as the Roland-Garros because it is held at the Stade de Roland-Garros named after its namesake Roland Garros, a French Aviator.

This year, the French Open 2019 will start on May 26, 2019, until June 9, 2019.

History

The very first French Open was held in 1891 with H. Briggs as the first ever winner. During those times, only male players from France are allowed to join the competition. It was only in 1987 when female players were given the opportunity to join the game and the first female to win the championship was Adine Masson. In 1925, the French Open started to accept players from other countries. And in 1928, the venue of the game moved to Stade de Roland-Garros which is still the venue of the game at present. However, it was not yet considered as an open tournament because only amateur players were accepted at that time.

Official Players for French Open 2019

Roland-Garros have not yet officially released the exact list of the players for the 2019 French Open. However, it is quite expected that Rafael Nadal will become the crowd’s favorite and to be on top of the men’s singles.

Other players expected to join the 2019 French Open will be Roger Federer, Novak, Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro, and Alexander Zverev. For the ladies, Simona Halep, Petra, Kvitova, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams will lead the game.

But even if the complete official list has not been released, it is expected to see the top 100 players, both gentlemen, and ladies will join this tournament.

Previous Title Winners of the French Open Tennis in the last 10 years

Ladies’ Singles:

2018 – Simona Halep

2017 – Jelena Ostapenko

2016 – Garbine Muguruza

2015 – Serena Williams

2014 – Maria Sharapova

2013 – Serena Williams

2012 – Maria Sharapova

2011 – Li Na

2010 – Francesca Schiavone

2009 – Svetlana Kuznetsova

Gentlemen’s Singles:

2018 – Rafael Nadal

2017 – Rafael Nadal

2016 – Novak Djokovic

2015 – Stan Wawrinka

2014 – Rafael Nadal

2013 – Rafael Nadal

2012 – Rafael Nadal

2011 – Rafael Nadal

2010 – Rafael Nadal

2009 – Roger Federer

French Open 2019 Schedule

The 2019 French Open is set to start on the 26th of May and would end on the 9th of June.

The official site of Roland-Garros had released a provisional schedule for the tournament.

•    Sunday, May 26, 11 A.M. – 1st Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Singles which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Monday, May 27, 11 A.M. – 1st Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Tuesday, May 28, 11 A.M. – 1st Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Wednesday, May 29, 11 A.M. – 2nd Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Thursday, May 30, 11 A.M. – 2nd Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Friday, May 31, 11 A.M – 3rd Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no. 1 court

•    Saturday, June 1, 11 A.M. – 3rd Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court no.1 courts

•    Sunday, June 2, 11 A.M. – 4th Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts

•    Monday, June 3, 11 A.M. – 4th Round for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Single which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts

•    Tuesday, June 4, 2 P.M. – Quarter Finals for Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts

•    Wednesday, June 5, 2 P.M. – Quarter Finals for Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts

•    Thursday, June 6, 2 P.M. – Mixed Double Finals and Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals which will be held at  Philippe-Chatrier Court

•    Friday, June 7, 11 A.M. – Ladies’ Double Final which will be held at Suzanne-Lenglen Court

•    Friday, June 7, 1 P.M. – Gentlemens’ Singles Semi-finals which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier Court

•    Saturday, June 8, 3 P.M. – Ladies’ Singles Final and Gentlemen’s Doubles Final which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier Court

•    Sunday, June 9, 3 P.M. – Gentlemen’s Singles Final which will be held at Philippe-Chatrier Court

Ticket Prices for the French Open 2019

If you really want to see the 2019 French Open, the tickets will be available starting March 20, 2019, 10 AM, Paris Time. It is best that you wait in the queue as there are many people trying to get hold of a ticket.

Ticket prices depend on what day you will be watching, what court you will be watching and what spot you will be sitting.

The provisional schedule has been mentioned above so if you will only be watching a game or two, select the date so that you will know which ticket to buy. Furthermore, if you have an accompanying child to watch the game with you, there are free to admit as long as they are 6 years old and below.

If you cannot decide on what day to watch the tournament, Roland-Garros is offering several premium packages to allow you admission for several days. Aside from the main tournament tickets, there will also be tickets for the qualifying rounds which will happen on the 20th of May to the 24th of May. Kids’ Day will be on the 25th of May while the Legends Trophy will be on the 4th of June up to the 9th of June and tickets will be sold separately for the events.

As mentioned, different tennis courts have different ticket prices and you have the option as to which one to choose. For the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament, the courts to be used will be the Philippe-Chatrier court, Simonne-Mathieu Court and the Fonds des Princes courts.

But before you go and get yourself a ticket, the Roland-Garros official site has clearly mentioned that even though that a person can buy the tickets there are certain rules that need to be followed and these are the following.

•    You can only purchase up to 4 tickets for the Philippe-Chatrier court, Suzanne-Lenglen court, and the Simonne-Mathieu court for the entire duration of the tennis tournament.

•    You can only purchase 12 tickets for the entire period of the tournament but with a maximum of 4 tickets per day.

•    You have to purchase 2 tickets for the two men’s semi-finals and 2 tickets to be able to watch the men’s singles final on the 9th of June.

Ticket Prices will be as follow.

Date    Day    Play    Grounds Pass    Suzanne Lenglen Court    Philippe Chatrier Court

May 26    Sunday    Men’s & Women’s 1st  Round    $165     $265    $245

May 27    Monday    Men’s & Women’s 1st  Round    $165    $595    $245

May 28    Tuesday    Men’s & Women’s 1st  Round    $165    $295    $225

May 29    Wednesday    Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round    $255    $295    $275

May 30    Thursday    Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round    $165    $325    $345

May 31    Friday    Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round    $145    $395    $445

June 1    Saturday    Men’s & Women’s 3rd Round    $175    $495    $455

June 2    Sunday    Men’s & Women’s 4th Round    $135    $375    $445

June 3    Monday    Men’s & Women’s 4th Round    $125    $435    $265

June 4    Tuesday     Men’s & Women’s Quarter Finals    $115    $495    $325

June 5    Wednesday    Men’s & Women’s Quarter Finals    $115    $375    $275

June 6    Thursday    Women’s Semifinals            $225

June 7    Friday     Men’s Semifinal Match 1            $475

June 7    Friday     Men’s Semifinal Match 2            $495

June 8    Saturday    Women’s Finals            $375

June 9    Sunday    Men’s Finals            $695

Please take note that prices were converted from Euros to U Dollars and they may change.

How to Watch French Open Tennis Live

It is a fact that not everyone can afford the ticket, the plane fare, the hotel rooms, and other minor expenses. But there is still a way to enjoy the 2019 French Open and that is by watching on your television, computer or mobile devices.

How to Watch French Open Tennis on your Television

If you are in the US, you can watch the complete TV coverage for the 2019 French Open on NBC and Tennis Channel.

Here is the complete TV schedule for the 2019 French Open

Day    Date    Time    Round    Channel

Sunday, May 26    5 AM – 3 PM    First Round    NBC. Tennis Channel

Monday, May 27    5 AM – 3 PM    First Round    NBC, Tennis Channel

Tuesday, May 28    5 AM – 3 PM    First Round    Tennis Channel

Wednesday, May 29    5 AM – 3 PM    Second Round    Tennis Channel

Thursday, May 30    5 AM – 3 PM    Second Round    Tennis Channel

Friday, May 31    5 AM – 3 PM    Third Round    Tennis Channel

Saturday, June 1    5 AM – 3 PM    Third Round    NBC, Tennis Channel

Sunday, June 2    5 AM – 3 PM    Round of 16    NBC, Tennis Channel

Monday, June 3    5 AM – 3 PM    Round of 16    NBC, Tennis Channel

Tuesday, June 4    7 AM – 1 PM    Quarterfinals    Tennis Channel

Wednesday, June 5    7 AM – 1 PM    Quarterfinals    Tennis Channel

Thursday, June 6    8 AM – 2 PM    Women’s Semifinals    NBC, Tennis Channel

Friday, June 7    6 AM – 2 PM    Men’s Semifinals    NBC, Tennis Channel

Saturday, June 8    9 AM – 1 PM    Women’s Final    NBC

Sunday, June 9    9 AM – 2 PM    Men’s Final    NBC

Meanwhile, if you are from France, you can watch the French Open live at Eurosport 1 and 2 and FranceTV Sports.

For the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, the broadcast rights were given to Europlayer, Eurosport, ITV Sport, SRG SSR, NOS, and Setanta Sports.

If you are living in the Middle East, you can enjoy the 2019 French Open live on beIN Sports.

On the other hand, tennis enthusiasts from Africa can enjoy the tournament by tuning to Supersport.

Indian Fans will not miss any game of the tournament if they tune in to Star Sports, while for the fans in Pan-Asia can access it by going to the Fox Sports channel.

For Japan, the broadcast rights to air the 2019 French Open was given to TV Tokyo and WOWOW.

Meanwhile, fans from New Zealand can watch the game on Sky NZ, while for the fans from Fiji and Pacific Islands as well as Australian fans, Fox Sports will be broadcasting the tournament live.

How to Watch the 2019 French Open Tennis Live Streaming

Watching the 2019 French Open live on the television requires you be a cable subscriber as it will not be shown on free TV. Furthermore, watching it on your TV, you will have to sit down and stay at home. For people on the go, there are other means to watch without being glued to the home couches. The following are the best options where you can live stream the 2019 French Open while on the go.

bet365.com

Bet365 is an online gambling site based in the UK and you can watch (and bet on the side) the live streaming of the 2019 French Open. To be able to do so, follow the steps below.

1.    Type www.bet365.com on your search engine and got to the site.

2.    If you have an account already, log in to your account. But if none, register by filling up the form with your detail and depositing £10. You can either wage your initial deposit to other gambling games or you could wait until the start of the tournament.

3.    On the game day, go to the website and click on the “Lice Streaming” option and choose the “French Open Live Streaming Free.”

As mentioned, bet365.com requires you to register on their website to be able to watch free live streaming. But this will only be available to certain regions of the world.

FuboTV

Many sports fanatics go to FuboTV when they want to live stream their favorite sport. At present FuboTV is offering bundles upon signing up to their website and these are the following.

    First Month    Succeeding Months

Fubo    $ 39.99    $ 44.99

Fubo Extra    $ 44.99    $ 49.99

Fubo Latino    $ 17.99 per month   

Fubo Portugues    $19.99 per month   

However, the price may change if you want to add additional channels for your chosen bundle. For the 2019 French Open Live streaming, you will find the NBC sports as an additional channel but sad to say they do not have the Tennis Channel as an additional option.

If you cannot give your 100{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f} attention to the tournament, FuboTV allows you to record the games to the cloud. They offer the loyal subscribers 30 hours of free space but you can expand it up to 500 hours by simply adding $9.99 to your monthly subscription for their feature, the Cloud DVR Plus. If you have another member of the family who also is a tennis fanatic, the two of you can watch the game from two different devices using the same account just by additionally paying for the feature, Family Share. If you do not want to pay for the monthly subscription, FuboTV is giving free trials for 7 days. So if you do not want to miss the finals, avail the free trial on the 10th day of the tournament but you will not be able to enjoy the first few rounds of the tournament.

FuboTV can be used in Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOs, chromecast, and any web browser.

Sling TV

Another platform for live streaming that can be customized is the Sling TV. Sling TV is offering three bundles upon signing up and these are the Orange Bundle, Blue Bundle, and Orange + Blue Bundle for $25 per month for the first two and $40 per month for the latter. And just like FuboTV, you can add more channels depending on your preference for a corresponding price.

Luckily, with SlingTV, you do not have to make an additional payment as the NBC Sports is already part of the Blue bundle and the Blue + Orange Bundle. However, they do not have the Tennis channel as part of their bundle or for additional channels.

With SlingTV, they offer 50 hours of unlimited storage time for $5 as they are not offering any free space. And if you want to add more space, you have to make additional payments for it.

Sling TV is offering 7days free trial just like FuboTV.

The devices supported by Sling TV are Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chrome cast, LG Smart TV, Xiaomi, AirTV Player, Samsung Smart TV, Android, iOs, Fire Tablets, Chrome Web Browser, and Xbox One.

Hulu

Next in line is Hulu. Hulu with Live TV will cost you $44.99 per month. They are much known for the movies but Hulu also features the NBC Sports channel which is a piece of great news for people looking forward to the 2019 Roland-Garros Tournament. Same as through with the two live streaming channels previously mentioned, they do not have the Tennis Channel as part of their offering.

For the reasons that you cannot stay at home to watch the tennis game, Hulu is giving 50 hours Cloud DVR but you can add more storage space by subscribing to their Enhance Cloud DVR with 200 Hours more of storage space for only $14.99 per month.

Hulu is giving 7 days free trials for their new subscribers.

The devices that can be used to stream Hulu are Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, iOS, Android, and web browsers.

YouTube TV

For only $40 per month, you can enjoy YouTube TV wherever you go as it can be used on your iPhone, iPad or any Android Smartphones and Tablets. Furthermore, you can also watch your favorite sports and movies on YouTube TV on your Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Chromecast, Roku or Xbox One.

Luckily, you cannot only watch the 2019 French Open on NBC Sports but also on the Tennis Channel as they have it on their channel list.

What makes YouTube TV stands out among the others is that you have unlimited storage space that can be saved for 9 months before it gets deleted. Furthermore, they allow their users to watch YouTube TV on 3 different devices simultaneously. Hence you do not have to worry if other members of your family will watch other channels because you can still enjoy the 2019 French Open on your own device.

DirecTV Now

For starters, DirecTV is offering five different bundles to its users. You can choose between the $40 per month bundle which is the Live a Little or the $55 per month bundle which is the Just Right or the Go Big Bundle which will cost you $65 per month, the Gotta Have it for $75 per month and the Todo y Mas which costs $45 per month. They are also offering other additional premium networks and channel packs for a price. 

Luckily, with DirecTV, NBC Sports is available in all bundles while the Tennis Channel is available in the Just Right, Go Bug and Gotta Have it Bundles.

With the DirecTV, you can only record a part of the tennis tournament for they are only offering 20 hours of storage space and nothing more.

Moreover, they allow their users to stream the channel from two different devices simultaneously, but if you want to add more screens, you can always make additional payments for only $5 a month.

The devices that are supported by DirectTV are Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Androids, and web browsers.

For new subscribers, you can sign up days before the final rounds as they are giving 7 days of free trial however, you will surely the first few rounds of the tournament.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is the one to beat when it comes to live streaming the 2019 French Open Tournament because all of their bundles offered have the NBC Sports and the Tennis Channel are among the list of channels of their 2 higher priced bundles.

With only $44.99 per month, you can enjoy their Access Bundle. While for only $49.99 per month, you can have access to their Core Bundle. The Elite Bundle will cost you $59.99 for your monthly subscription while the Ultra Bundle will be costing you $79.99 each month. You can also make additional packs and networks for a few bucks.

If the schedule of the 2019 French Open has a conflict with your own schedule, you can either choose between watching it on your iOs or Android device or you can choose to save the game for later as PlayStation Vue will provide you space that is enough to save 500 programs with 28 days limit. Or in case you cannot be at home to watch the game together with your friends and family, you can use other devices from where you are for PlayStation Vue allows up to 5 devices using the platform all at the same time. Furthermore, you can enjoy your movie together with the tennis tournament at the same time because of their split screen function.

For 5 days, new subscribers can enjoy watching the tennis tournament live for free. And it can be also watched on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, PS3, PS4 and on any web browsers.

How to Watch the 2019 French Open Live Anywhere in the World

Although we already have mentioned the different TV Channels that have the right to broadcast the games live on the television and on streaming channels, some areas of the world are still restricted to use the mentioned services. Thankfully, a VPN can be the solution to this problem.

VPN or the Virtual Private Network is a website tool that will alter your IP address and shift it to another location. Furthermore, you do not have to worry about your privacy as the connection is said to be encrypted.

There are several VPN service provider that you can choose from on the internet but the most common and trusted VPNs are the ExpressVPN, Bullet VPN, Nord VPN, PureVPN, Cyberghost, HMA, Surfshark, and IPVanish among many others.

To be able to watch the 2019 French Open using a VPN, you have to download and install the VPN on your device and sign up for an account. However, before you download the VPN, make sure that the VPN you have chosen is compatible with the device you will be using. Likewise, make sure that the VPN can support your preferred streaming channel and it has great speed so that you will enjoy the tournament with no interruption.

After installing the VPN, select your location, and in this case, select the US-based server and click “Connect.”

After you have established a connection, go to your favorite streaming channels, log in and you are good to go.

Final Words

The French Open Tennis Tournament is among the most awaited tournament every year and there is no doubt that many people worldwide want to watch the play by play happening on the tennis court. Others would go to the extent of spending thousands of dollars to watch their favorite player play in the clay court of Stade de Roland-Garros. But not everyone has the same equal opportunity which is why the following cheaper options were mentioned above to keep you updated with the happenings on the court.

Nevertheless, hopefully, you will enjoy the 2019 French Open tennis Tournament Live Streaming wherever you may be in the world and whatever device you will be watching from, and hopefully, may the odds be in the favor of your favorite tennis player.

How Can You Get a Ticket to the French Open 2019?

The French Open is coming up, one of the biggest and intense tournaments in the name of sports. The event is also commonly referred to as Roland-Garros, in accordance with the stadium in which it takes place in. Roland-Garros was far from a tennis champion, but rather a celebrated and decorated war hero and aviator.

The background story of how the stadium, and subsequently, the famous tournament, came to be named after a fighter pilot is not very commonly known. To put it succinctly, when World War 1 broke out, Roland-Garros designed the first single-seater plane with an on-board machine gun. He was reigned as both a hero and a legend in aviation.

The tennis stadium with the 78 feet long court structured out of clay was originally built for the Mousquetaires, in order to defend their Davis Cup title. At the request of the Stade Français and Garros’ former classmate at HEC Paris (Hautes études commerciales de Paris), Emile Lesueur, the place was named after Roland-Garros, and with great honor and merit too. To play and compete in a stadium named after a person with such great accomplishments, high intellect, and prolific bravery is a great reflection of the talented and determined athletes who compete in the French Open.

Now how exactly can one land a ticket to one of the world’s finest sporting and cultural events? With the zealous amount of sports enthusiasts who are already well on their way to securing a seat at the stadium, you’re going to want to act fast while it’s still early.

Ticket sales officially opened to the general public on the 20th of March. Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind that will help you score that ticket.

The schedule for selling and purchasing of tickets actually differs with various groups. Club members were able to score theirs as early as January and February this year. Group orders became available in February and is set to last until the end of April. For the month of March, groups such as the General Public Premium, Disabled Persons, and the General Public All, became officially allowed to make their purchases. Resale services will open on April 18, and last minute sales will be allowed starting on May 3.

It should also be noted that unlike what’s been practiced in the previous years of the tournament, two separate French Open 2019 tickets for the men’s singles semi-finals must be purchased, despite taking place on the same day. As for the rest of the French Open tickets, they are free to purchased based on your preference, ranging from day 1 to the final day of play.

A question that’s asked a lot by eager fans is if they can still make ticket purchases on the day of the French Open at the gate, and the answer is: yes. However, it is all subject to availability—if all of the tickets get sold online, they they will not be available for physical purchase.

Now the prices of the tickets and various packages is also subject to diversity. For the Corporate Hospitality Packages, the various deals begin at €350, which can be availed along with your choice of private seats such as the Le Comptoir Philippe-Chatrier or the Le Jardin and Le Cercle, which will cost €510 apiece. You can find more details or start booking by going on the event’s official website, https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home.

French Open ticket prices for the Court Philippe-Chatrier varies from a price range of €70 for Category 3 on Day 1, to €160 for the same category on the Final’s Day. For better quality seats, such as Category 1, tickets will be sold from €150 to €310, depending on the day you wish to attend.

Tickets for the Suzanne-Lenglen Court are slightly cheaper, but that will also see a substantial rise once the semi-final has started. Tickets for the outside courts will be around €30 and less.

If you desire a more lavish experience at the French Open, then you can also go for some of their offered packages, such as Category 1 tickets on either the Philippe-Chatrier or Suzanne-Lenglen courts. These tickets come with access to an open bar, a premium lounge, and world class dining. Other luxurious packages include the Elegance Jardin and the Elegance Panorama and Passion, which come with exclusive services and an individual Roland-Garros branded gift for everyone. These packages can cost anywhere from €300 to €2000, depending on the day and your court of preference.

If you’re looking to save a little money, you can opt for the multi-day passes or the final passes, which are significantly less pricey than buying the tickets individually.

How Much is the French Open 2019’s Prize Money?

The French Open, prominently referred to as Rolland-Garros, is a major tennis Grand Slam Tournament that takes place every year. It is held at the State Rolland-Garros in Paris, of which derives its name from the French aviator Roland Garros. The French Open challenges professional players’ ability as they compete on a clay court. It is currently the only Grand Slam Tournament that is held on a surface made of clay. Due to its intense program—a championship requires seven rounds and the men’s singles matches is a set of a best-of-five—the French Open is widely regarded as the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world. The French Open 2019 is slated to begin on the 26th of May and to conclude on the 9th of June. It is to be the 122nd edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year.

When a player makes it to an indicated round and doesn’t proceed to a further round, they then receive the points and money as indicated on the score board. The 2018 French Open saw the prize fund climb to a total of €39,197,000. Bernard Giudicelli, The President of the French Tennis Federation, as well as the Tournament Director, Guy Forget, came to a formal decision to bridge the gap between the men’s and women’s singles champions and the first-round losers, while also increasing the qualifying prize money by an average of 19{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}.

The official amount of the French Open prize money for 2019 is still keenly awaited by many, however, it is speculated that it will also experience an increase to record levels, as what has occurred in the other Grand Slam Tournaments. The growth in the prize fund was actually first brought about due to the hit Brexit took on Wimbledon’s budget. Rather than have its reputation be tainted as the ‘poorest’ of the four cousins (referring to the four major tournaments, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, the US Open, and of course the French Open), the prize money for the winners of the Rolland-Garros was increased, and to great heights too, as seen over the years. Throughout its history, the French Open prize money has been increasing gradually and consistently.

There has not been any valid or official statement released yet in regards to exactly how much the winners of the French Open this 2019 will take home, nor has there been any hint or leak about how big (or small) the price increase will be, but breaking down  and studying the numbers recorded from last year’s tournament may help in the fervent speculation.

French Open

2018  Prize Money

in Euros       Prize Money

in US Dollars         Increase from

the Previous Year

Winner        €2,200,000.00      $2,592,475 4.76{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Runner-Up   €1,120,000.00      $1,319,805 5.66{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Semifinal     €560,000.00         $659,903    5.66{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Quarterfinal €380,000.00         $447,791    11.76{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 4      €222,000.00         $261,604    11.00{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 3      €130,000.00         $153,192    10.17{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 2      €79,000.00 $93,093      12.86{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 1      €40,000.00 $47,136      14.29{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Naturally, we cannot be certain of what we can expect with this year’s tournament, not only in outcome, but also in cash prizes. While we can assume that the amount of cash will continue to increase, a decline in numbers (particularly, the measure of increase) cannot be completely ruled out either, as the percentages of increase listed on the table above are actually significantly lower than the data that was gathered from the French Open in 2017.

French Open

2017  Prize Money

in Euros       Prize Money

in US Dollars         Increase from

the Previous Year

Winner        €2,100,000 $2,542,414 5.00{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Runner-Up   €1,060,000 $1,187,409 6.00{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Semifinal     €530,000    $593,704    6.00{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Quarterfinal €340,000    $380,867    15.65{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 4      €200,000    $224,039    15.61{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 3      €118,000    $132,183    15.69{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 2      €70,000      $78,414      16.67{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

Round 1      €35,000      $39,207      16.67{5b097d30ff6fe40e2334411ba37c47ce8930ac6a5490ce1a23696dcd7c3af05f}

News of the actual amount of prize money for winning this year’s French Open can come any day now—meanwhile you best secure your tickets to the tournament as soon as today, while you still can. Rafael Nadal has a whopping record of eleven titles at the Roland-Garros, and is a favorite to win once more in this year’s competition. Another athlete predicted to fare well is Novak Djokovic, as he is believed by some to be the one player who can steadfastly challenge Nadal, who is referred to by many as the undisputed ‘King of Clay’.

Meanwhile, for the women’s matches, famed players such as Kiki Bertens and Simona Halep are some of the names that are thrown around when speculating about the winners of the 2019 French Open. One thing that is for certain is, as is the standard set by all the previous events, it is going to be one heck of a sensational and of course, exhilarating tournament that will have us hanging on to the edge of our seats.

Where is the French Open / Roland Garros for 2019?

The day when the 2019 French Open will start is fast approaching and many tennis fanatics are anxiously waiting who will be this years’ Men’s and Women’s champion.

Overview

French Championships or French Open is also referred to as Championnats Internationaux de France de Tennis meaning France’s International Championships of Tennis is a major international tennis tournament. It comprises the Grand Slam of tennis together with the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the Wimbledon Championships.

The first ever French national championships that were held in 1891 at the Stade Français were only meant as a competition between different tennis clubs and amateur male French tennis players. It was only in 1897 when the tournament started the women’s singles matches and in 1925, the Women’s doubles match become part of the yearly event. Also in that same year, the tournament started accepting tennis players who are not French. From Stade Français, the tournament moved to its current home which is the Stade Roland-Garros in 1928. However, it was not still considered as an open tournament not until in 1968 when the event organizer started accepting professional tennis players into the competition.

Stade Roland Garros

Located at 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, Paris, France, the Stade Roland Garros or the Roland-Garros stadium has become the home for clay court tennis competition in the whole world since 1927. The stadium, which is located on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, is also the home of the French Open. For two weeks, between the last weeks of May and the first weeks of June, many top-notch international tennis players battle their way to the championship round on the 24 clay tennis courts of the stadium. The 2 most famous courts in the venue are the Suzanne Lenglen court and the Philippe-Chatrier center court. And on the outside the sporting venue, there is a tennis museum, gift shop, restaurant, and bookshop.

History

As famous as it is, how did the stadium come about with its name?

Although the French tennis championships was already putting its name on the map, the French Musketeers who were Rene Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra, and Jacques Brugnon were the people responsible for moving the tournament from Stade Francais to Stade Roland Garros after they have won the Davis Cup in the US and wanted to set up a rematch game.

The rematch was set to happen in 1928 in Paris. However, the Stade Francais is not capable of holding a major sporting event which is why they gave the French Tennis Federation more than 3 hectares of land to build a new and bigger stadium. So what is behind the name of the stadium?

Roland Garros is a World War I hero and an aviator who was the first to fly over the Mediterranean on September 23, 1913. However, many would still wonder why name a tennis stadium after an aviator?

The truth of the matter is that Roland Garros was among the most famous Stade Francais’ members ten years before his death in 1918 and Stade Francais offered the French Tennis Federation the 3 hectares land close to the Port d’Auteuil as long as they name the stadium after him.

Those times, the red clay court of the stadium is already considered as a state of the art design. However, it was really not made up of a normal clay but instead, it was a mixture of limestone and red brick dust.

At first, the main tennis court was called as the Centre Court but it was later changed to Court Philippe Chatrier to honor the longest-serving president of the Fédération Française de Tennis.

There are four major grandstands on the Stade Roland Garros that can hold more or less 14,000 spectators. The 4 grandstands were named after the four musketeers. Aside from the grandstand, the four musketeers were also honored by a monument, the Places des Mousquetaires, built at the center of the courtyard. Another tribute to the 4 French men is the trophy awarded to the men’s singles tennis champion which is called as the La Coupe des Mousquetaires.

Tennis has become popular over the years, but the stadium was closed temporarily because of World War II and only become operational again in 1946.

The Stade Roland Garros at present

Over the years, the stadium has seen wins and defeats too many men and women.

And in 1994, the stadium expanded, adding Court A to accommodate 10,000 more spectators. In 1997, the court was renamed to the Suzanne Lenglen court to honor the greatest female French player.

In 2003, the tennis museum, the only one of its kind in the world because of its multimedia feature, was opened up to the public. It is also called by different names such as the Tenniseum, the Musee Roland Garros, the Musee de la Federation Francaise de Tennis, and the Musee du Tennis. There are guided tours being offered in the museum and you will learn more about the history of the Stade Roland Garros, tennis, and the of Jeu de Paume.

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