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Factbox: French Open in numbers

(Reuters) - Following are facts and records ahead of the 124th edition of the French Open, which begins on Sunday.


Men’s/women’s singles winner: 1.6 million euros ($1.86 million)

Men’s/women’s singles runner-up: 850,500 euros

Total prize pot: 38 million euros


*The claycourt major will be able to welcome only 1,000 people per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Court Philippe-Chatrier

Capacity: 15,225

The court, named after the French Tennis Federation’s long-time president Philippe Chatrier, is the French Open’s principal venue.

A retractable roof has been installed on the court to be used for the first time at the 2020 championships. It takes around 15 minutes to close and covers a surface area of 1 hectare.

Court Suzanne-Lenglen

Capacity: 10,068

The court is named after France’s Suzanne Lenglen, who won six women’s singles titles at Wimbledon, two French Championships and two Olympic gold medals.

Court Simonne-Mathieu

Capacity: 5,000

The court was built in 2019 on the grounds of the famed botanical garden Jardin des Serres, surrounded by four greenhouses.


Men’s singles

1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

2-Rafa Nadal (Spain)

3-Dominic Thiem (Austria)

4-Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

5-Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)

Women’s singles

1-Simona Halep (Romania)

2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

3-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

4-Sofia Kenin (U.S.)

5-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)


Men’s singles

12 - Rafa Nadal (Spain)

Women’s singles

7 - Chris Evert (U.S.)

($1 = 0.8586 euros)

Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis