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Current Affairs form a major segment under General Awareness section in most banking exams. For better preparation of your Current general awareness, we have started our series, which will help you stay updated with major  recent happenings. In this article, we will discuss about French Open 2017.

French Open 2017

The second grand slam of the year, French Open 2017 concluded recently. This was the 116th edition of this tennis tournament. French Open 2017 was conducted from 28th May to 11th June 2017. This tournament took place at Stade Roland Garros Stadium, in Paris, France.


The event involved matches in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles categories. Earlier the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open 2017 was conducted in January at Melbourne. You can go through our post for this. You can also go through the details of other grand slams there. Organised by International Tennis Federation (ITF), the second grand slam, French Open is a part of ATP World Tour 2017 and WTA Tour 2017 (under Grand Slam Category).
Founded in 1891, this tournament is  conducted on Clay court. French Open carries a prize money of 36,000,000 Euros. French Open is alternatively known as Roland-Garros.

Winners of French Open 2017

Here is the list of Winners of 2017 French Open tournament in Seniors Category.



S.N.

Category

Winners

Runner-Up

1. Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
2. Women’s Singles Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia) Simona Halep (Romania)
3. Men’s Doubles Ryan Harrison (USA) & Michael Venus (New Zealand) Santiago González (Mexico) & Donald Young (USA)
4. Women’s Doubles Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) &  Lucie Šafářová (Czech Republic) Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Casey Dellacqua (Australia)
5. Mixed Doubles Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) & Rohan Bopanna  (India) Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany) & Robert Farah (Colombia)

List of Winners in Juniors Category

S.N.

Category

Winners

Runner-Up

1. Boy’s Singles Alexei Popyrin (Australia) Nicola Kuhn (Spain)
2. Girl’s Singles Whitney Osuigwe (USA) Claire Liu (USA)
3. Boy’s Doubles Nicola Kuhn (Spain) &  Zsombor Piros (Hungary) Vasil Kirkov (USA) & Danny Thomas (USA)
4. Girl’s Doubles Bianca Andreescu (Canada) & Carson Branstine (Canada) Olesya Pervushina (Russia) & Anastasia Potapova (Russia)

List of Wheelchair Category Winners 

S.N.

Category

Winners

Runner-Up

1. Wheelchair Men’s Singles Alfie Hewett (UK) Gustavo Fernández (Argentina)
2. Wheelchair Women’s Singles Yui Kamiji  (Japan) Sabine Ellerbrock (Germany)
3. Wheelchair Men’s Doubles Stéphane Houdet (France) & Nicolas Peifer (France) Alfie Hewett (UK) & Gordon Reid (UK)
4. Wheelchair Women’s Doubles Marjolein Buis (Netherlands) & Yui Kamiji  (Japan) Jiske Griffioen (Netherlands) & Aniek van Koot (Netherlands)

Highlights of the Event

  • The defending champions of last year’s French Open,  Novak Djokovic and  Garbine Muguruza were defeated in early rounds of the tournament.
  • The reigning champions of this year’s Australian Open, Roger Federer and Serena Williams withdrew before tournament.
  • The event will be succeeded by Wimbledon Championships 2017, the third grand slam of the year.
  • This is Rafael Nadal’s 15th grand slam title.
  • This is Jeļena Ostapenko’s first grand slam title and also her maiden WTA title.
  • This is Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus’s first grand slam title.
  • Rohan Bopanna is now the fourth Indian player to win a grand slam title.

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