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TNPSC Current Affairs: Sports - French Open 2016 Results & Champions

The French Open, often referred to as Roland Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Named after the French aviator Roland Garros, it is the premier clay-court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. 

Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the clay-court season. It was Founded 1891 (125 years ago). This 2016 French open is 115th Edition.

The event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world

French Open 2016 Results

Men's Singles 2016 

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) was the winner of the Men's Singles in 2016. It was his twelfth Grand Slam singles title and his first at Roland Garros. This completed his Career Grand Slam in men's singles. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Andy Murray (United Kingdom), the score is 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4.

Career Slam: Wins four Grand Slam Tournaments Australian Open, French Wimbledon and the US Open.

Women's Singles 2016 

Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain ) was the winner of the Women's Singles in 2016. It was her first Grand Slam titleGarbiñe Muguruza (Spain) beat Serena Williams (United States), the score is 7–5, 6–4
Men's Doubles 2016 

Feliciano López was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2016It was his first Grand Slam titleMarc López was part of the winning Men's Doubles team in 2016. It was his first Grand Slam title. Feliciano López and Marc López (Spain) beat Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan(United States), the score is 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3

Women's Doubles 2016 

Caroline Garcia was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2016It was her first Grand Slam women's doubles title and the first time a French team had won the women's doubles at the French Open since 1971

Kristina Mladenovic was part of the winning Women's Doubles team in 2016.  It was her first Grand Slam women's doubles title and the first time a French team had won the women's doubles at the French Open since 1971

Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (Russia), the score is 6–3, 2–6, 6–4

Mixed Doubles 2016 

Martina Hingis  (Switzerland) was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in 2016. This completed her Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles.

Leander Paes (India) was part of the winning Mixed Doubles team in 2016. This completed his Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles

Martina Hingis (Switzerland) and Leander Paes (India) beat Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

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