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1989 French Open

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1989 French Open
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Date 29 May - 11 June
Edition 88th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px Michael Chang
Women's Singles
23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Men's Doubles
23x15px Jim Grabb / 23x15px Patrick McEnroe
Women's Doubles
23x15px Larisa Savchenko Neiland / 23x15px Natalia Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Manon Bollegraf / 23x15px Tom Nijssen
French Open
 < 1988 1990 > 

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 – Michael Chang (17 years, 3 months) and Arantxa Sánchez (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. Sánchez broke the record for the youngest ever champion at Roland Garros, a record bettered the following year by Monica Seles (16 years, 6 months).

Sánchez's victory made her only the seventh woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in the 1980s; the others being Martina Navrátilová, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf and Hana Mandlíková.

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 – 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 débutant 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 — this record was broken in 1993 by Martina Hingis, aged 12.

Seniors

Men's singles

23x15px Michael Chang[a] defeated 23x15px Stefan Edberg, 6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Chang's 1st title of the year, and his 2nd overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario[b] defeated 23x15px Steffi Graf, 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5

  • It was Sánchez Vicario's 2nd title of the year, and her 3rd overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles

23x15px Jim Grabb / 23x15px Patrick McEnroe defeated

  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Mansour Bahrami / 23x15px Eric Winogradsky, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Women's doubles

23x15px Larisa Savchenko Neiland / 23x15px Natalia Zvereva defeated 23x15px Steffi Graf / 23x15px Gabriela Sabatini, 6–4, 6–4

Mixed doubles

23x15px Manon Bollegraf / 23x15px Tom Nijssen defeated 23x15px Horacio de la Peña / 23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–3, 6–7, 6–2


Juniors

Boys' Singles

23x15px Fabrice Santoro defeated 23x15px Jared Palmer, 6–3, 3–6, 9–7

Girls' Singles

23x15px Jennifer Capriati[c] defeated 23x15px Eva Švíglerová, 6–4, 6–0

Boys' Doubles

23x15px Johan Anderson / 23x15px Todd Woodbridge

Girls' Doubles

23x15px Nicole Pratt / 23x15px Wang Shi-ting

Prize money

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [1] Men $291,752 $145,876 $72,938 $36,955 $19,450 $10,892 $6,421 $3,913
Women $257,379 $128,690 $64,345 $32,601 $17,158 $9,610 $5,664 $3,452

Total prize money for the event was $4,545,000.

Notes

  1. ^ At the age of 17, Chang became the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles title winner.
  2. ^ Sánchez became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  3. ^ Capriati won the 2001 women's singles title.

References

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1990). World of Tennis 1990. London: Willow Books. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-00-218355-0. 

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Preceded by
1989 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1989 Wimbledon Championships