French sport French open & olympics By Anna & sarah
french open • In 1981 the first French championship for tennis was held and the very first winner was H . Briggs. • This championship was for men only, it was also only held for French residents. • The first womens tournament was held in 1897 and Adine Masson was the first winner of that. • The first true French Open tennis tournament was played at the Stade de Roland-Garros in 1925. The tournament still was not open as all the participants were restricted on amateurs only at that time.
Famous tennis players playing at french open • In 2008 RAFAEL NADAL of Spain won his 4th consecutive French Open Mens Singles title. • In 2009 ROGER FEDERER one of the greatest player of all time Roger Federer won his 1st title on French Open.
France at london 2012 • The frencholympic committee sent a total of 330 • athletes to londonolympics this year , 183 men and 147 • women, to compete in 24 sports. • France left London this year with a total of 34 medals, • 11 gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze. • Among the nation's medalists were YannickAgnel and • Camille Muffat, who were France’s most successful • Olympic swimmers after winning three medals, • including a gold, in their events.