(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.
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.
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.
The court was built in 2019 on the grounds of the famed botanical garden Jardin des Serres, surrounded by four greenhouses.
1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2-Rafa Nadal (Spain)
3-Dominic Thiem (Austria)
4-Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
5-Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
1-Simona Halep (Romania)
2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
3-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
4-Sofia Kenin (U.S.)
5-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)
MOST CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
12 - Rafa Nadal (Spain)
7 - Chris Evert (U.S.)
($1 = 0.8586 euros)
Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis
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