Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

Wimbledon is the oldest of the slams and was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian Open in 1905 but only Wimbledon was a major prior to 1924-25.

Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, and the US Open and the Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. The term Grand Slam refers to winning all four of these major tournaments in the same calendar year.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Womens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

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IVORY COAST 1991 – ROLAND GARROS AND FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS.

Suzanne Lenglen – Won Six times  ( including four times as French Club member)

Helen Wills Moody- Four times (between 1928 and 1932)

Simone Mathieu – Twice (1938-39)

Maureen Conolly(USA) – Won it twice 1953-54

Francoise Durr (France) – Once in 1967

Margaret Court – Australia – Won it Five times between 1962 and 1973.

Chris Evert- Won Seven Times between 1974 & 1986.

Martina Navratilova – Won French Open Singles twice and Women’s Doubles seven times.

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a former German tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including six French Open singles titles (1987-1999). In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam – winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

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Kim Clijsters – Belgium Sheet 2003

Kim Clijsters – Belgium Sheet 2003

Kim Clijsters ( born 8 June 1983) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won four Grand Slam Singles titles – three US Open titles and the Australian Open in 2011. She was runner-up at the Australian Open in 2004. She also won French and Wimbledon Women’s Doubles titles and was a finalist at Wimbledon Mixed Doubles in 2000. In 2009 She became the First Mother to win a Major (US Open) since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. In 2017 She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003. Prior tags on top and bottom of sheet.

BELGIUM KIM CJLISTERS 2003 MS
BELGIUM KIM CLIJSTERS 2003 MS

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Henin & Clijsters -Countdown Aus Open 2019.

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Countdown Aus Open 2019

Justin Henin Hardene (born 1 June 1982) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won Seven Grand slam singles titles including the Australian Open in 2004. She was also the runner-up at the  Australian Open in 2006 & 2010. She won the French Open in 2003,2005,2006 and 2007 and USOpen in 2003 & 2007. She also won Gold in Women’s Singles at 2004 Olympics. At Wimbledon, she was a runner -up in 2001 and 2006. In 2016 She became the first Belgian Tennis Player to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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JUSTIN HENIN – BELGIUM

Kim Clijsters ( born 8 June 1983) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won four Grand Slam Singles titles – three US Open titles and the Australian Open in 2011. She was runner-up at the Australian Open in 2004. She also won French and Wimbledon Women’s Doubles titles and was a finalist at Wimbledon Mixed Doubles in 2000. In 2009 She became the First Mother to win a Major (US Open) since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. In 2017 She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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KIM CLIJSTERS – BELGIUM -2003