One of the four biggest and most famous tennis championships in the world is taking place once more, and with Ticketbis now offering Roland Garros 2017 tickets, there's really no excuse in missing out on this epic tournament! With the tournament taking place at the end of May, don't miss out and make sure you buy and sell your Roland Garros tickets now!

French Open - Philippe Chatrier Court

Philippe Chatrier Court Facts

  • Date of Construction: 1924
  • Capacity: 14,911

Originally known as Centre Court, the court's name was changed to Philippe Chatrier in 2001, honoring one of the most iconic presidents of the stadium's history. Considered the most legendary court of the French Open, this stadium is the biggest reason to buy Roland Garros tickets.

Philippe Chatrier Court Tickets

Suzanne Lenglen Court Facts

  • Date of Construction: 1928
  • Capacity: 10,056

Roland Garros' secondary stadium, much like its' older brother the stadium's original name remained fairly uninspired, with the court simply referred to as "Court A". The change to "Suzanne Lenglen Court" came about in 1996, in reference to one of France's tennis legend also known as the "Great Lady". Get your Roland Garros tickets and you can be right in on the action!

Suzanne Lenglen Court Tickets

Court 1 Facts

  • Date of Construction: 1980
  • Capacity: 3,800

Also known as the Bullring, due to its circular shape, Court No.1 stands as Roland Garros' tertiery stadium. A fairly modern court in comparison to the French Open's other major courts, purchase those French Open tickets to experience this court in all its splendour.

Court No.1 Tickets

Don't forget you can also buy a ground pass giving you access to all of the outside courts!

Ground Pass - French Open Tickets

Surface and Difficulty

While we use the term “clay” loosely in defining Roland Garros' surface, the actual surface undergoes a rigorous process in achieving the surface we call clay. With a slab of concrete as the foundation, a 3-foot layer of sand sits underneath 6 inches of volcanic rock, that in turn sits underneath a white limestone, which is then covered with a few millimetres of powdered red brick dust. To avoid slipping, the crushed brick is pressed onto the limestone with rollers and repeated several times before every match. Considering the work that goes into every match, the least you can do is attend and buy your Roland Garros tickets! The reason for the lack of clay, and the stadiums undergo this procedure, is to counter the lack of draining that natural clay courts continually suffered from. Suffice to say, the difference in surface certainly divides opinions regarding its difficulty, being a hard surface with less friction, the courts are in fact more slippery regarding footing, however the flipside is that the game is much slower as balls bounce higher and slower, making it difficult for shots to be unreturnable. So don't miss out get those all important French Open 2017 tickets!

Roland Garros History

Standing as a staple in French tennis since 1891 the tournament, then known as the French Championships, has grown to become one of the most pivotal competitions in the world! One of the key tournaments that comprise the ever legendary Grand Slam events, don't forget to buy your French Open tickets and watch this extraordinary tournament live! The French Open as we know it really came into being during the ‘20s when they opened up the competition internationally. As for the name change, the tournament was named after World War I pilot Roland Garros, who having helped to develop the interrupter gear as well as escaping a German POW camp, was known to frequent the legendary tennis centre throughout his years in Paris.

Key Players

Considering the unique nature of Roland Garros' surface, there's no doubt that the French Open has brought out some truly talented tennis players over the years! Below you'll see the top 5 legends to make Roland Garros theirs:

French Open Legends

  1. Rafa Nadal: 9 wins
  2. Chris Evert: 8 wins
  3. Steffi Graf: 6 wins
  4. Bjorn Borg: 6 wins
  5. Margaret Court: 5 wins
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