1989 French Open
|1989 French Open|
|Date||29 May - 11 June|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|23x15px Michael Chang|
|23x15px Arantxa S√°nchez Vicario|
|23x15px Jim Grabb / 23x15px Patrick McEnroe|
|23x15px Larisa Savchenko Neiland / 23x15px Natalia Zvereva|
|23x15px Manon Bollegraf / 23x15px Tom Nijssen|
The 1989 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 29 May until 11 June. It was the 88th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1989.
For the first time in French Open history the Singles championships were won by two teenagers ‚Äď Michael Chang (17 years, 3 months) and Arantxa S√°nchez (17 years, 6 months). Chang still holds the record for youngest ever male Grand Slam singles title winner. He gained admirers for his audacious style of play and battling qualities. S√°nchez broke the record for the youngest ever champion at Roland Garros, a record bettered the following year by Monica Seles (16 years, 6 months).
S√°nchez's victory made her only the seventh woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in the 1980s; the others being Martina Navr√°tilov√°, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf and Hana Mandl√≠kov√°.
Steffi Graf's loss in the women's final was her only Grand Slam defeat in two years. She won eight of the nine Grand Slam tournaments from the 1988 Australian Open ‚Äď 1990 Australian Open. This prevented her from completing a second consecutive Grand Slam and was her 9th Grand Slam final on her record run of 13 finals.
One notable d√©butant was Monica Seles, appearing in her first Grand Slam. She reached the semi-finals without being seeded, and aged only 15. Jennifer Capriati also made her presence felt, becoming the youngest ever winner (13 years, 2 months) of the girl's singles title ‚ÄĒ this record was broken in 1993 by Martina Hingis, aged 12.
- It was Chang's 1st title of the year, and his 2nd overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.
- It was S√°nchez Vicario's 2nd title of the year, and her 3rd overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.
- REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Mansour Bahrami / 23x15px Eric Winogradsky, 6‚Äď4, 2‚Äď6, 6‚Äď4, 7‚Äď6(7‚Äď5)
Total prize money for the event was $4,545,000.
- At the age of 17, Chang became the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles title winner.
- S√°nchez became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
- Capriati won the 2001 women's singles title.
1989 Australian Open
|Grand Slams|| Succeeded by|
1989 Wimbledon Championships