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1996 French Open

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1996 French Open
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Date 27 May – 9 June
Edition 95th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Women's Singles
23x15px Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov / 23x15px Daniel Vacek
Women's Doubles
23x15px Lindsay Davenport / 23x15px Mary Joe Fernandez
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Patricia Tarabini / 23x15px Javier Frana
French Open
 < 1995 1997 > 

The 1996 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 27 May until 9 June. It was the 95th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1996.

Seniors

Men's singles

23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov[1] defeated 23x15px Michael Stich, 7–6(7-4), 7–5, 7–6(7-4)

  • It was Kafelnikov's 3rd title of the year, and his 10th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

23x15px Steffi Graf defeated 23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–3, 6–7(4-7), 10–8

  • It was Graf's 4th title of the year, and her 99th overall. It was her 19th career Grand Slam title, and her 5th French Open title.

Men's doubles

23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov[2] / 23x15px Daniel Vacek defeated 23x15px Guy Forget / 23x16px Jakob Hlasek, 6–2, 6–3

Women's doubles

23x15px Lindsay Davenport / 23x15px Mary Joe Fernandez defeated 23x15px Gigi Fernández / 23x15px Natasha Zvereva, 6–2, 6–1

Mixed doubles

23x15px Patricia Tarabini / 23x15px Javier Frana defeated 23x15px Nicole Arendt / 23x15px Luke Jensen, 6–2, 6–2

Juniors

Boys' singles

23x15px Alberto Martín (ESP) defeated 23x15px Björn Rehnquist (SWE), 6–3, 7–6

Girls' singles

23x15px Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) defeated 23x15px Meghann Shaughnessy (USA), 6–0, 6–4

Boys' doubles

23x15px Sébastien Grosjean / 23x15px Olivier Mutis (FRA) defeated 23x15px Jan-Ralph Brandt / 23x15px Daniel Elsner (GER), 6–2, 6–3

Girls' doubles

23x15px Alice Canepa / 23x15px Giulia Casoni (ITA) defeated 23x15px Anna Kournikova (RUS) / 23x15px Ludmila Varmužová (CZE), 6–2, 5–7, 7–5

References

  1. ^ Kafelnikov became the first Russian tennis player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  2. ^ Kafelnikov became only the second male player in the Open Era to win the French Open singles and doubles title in the same year. Ken Rosewall achieved this feat in 1968.

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Preceded by
1996 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1996 Wimbledon Championships