Home to a population of over two million, Paris is one of Europe’s major centers for fashion, finance, diplomacy and more. This alone makes Roland Garros unlike the other three major tournaments.
Founded in 1891, Roland Garros, named after the French aviator and World War I fighter pilot, is the only Grand Slam event hosted in a country whose first language is not English. This adds to the unique culture and diversity on the grounds.
Over the tournament’s two-week run, players showed their love for the people, culture and competition. And even though it may be hard to believe, it is not just Rafael Nadal’s favorite tournament.
Here are some social media posts you may have missed during the French Open:
A young Ashleigh Barty with her new Roland Garros Trophy:
Amanda Anisimova and Priscilla Hon hung out at the Eiffel Tower:
Double Trophy Trouble with Kristina Mladenovic and Dominic Thiem:
The King of Clay returned (and conquered):
Garbine Muguruza’s Sunday recovery session:
One of the many stunning photos from the official Roland Garros Instagram account:
A day Marketa Vondrousova will never forget:
Caption this? From Simona Halep:
Kei Nishikori’s all chocolate tennis court:
Lastly, another fun vlog from Stefanos Tsitsipas: