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.

 

Stamp on Justin Henin-Hardenne -Belgium 2003.

Stamp on Justin Henin-Hardenne -Belgium 2003.

Justin Henin-Hardenne (born 01 Jun 1982) is Professional Tennis player from Belgium. She played from 1999 to 2011.

Career Highlights – Seven Grand Slam titles

-French Open in 2003,2005,2006,& 2007 , US Open in 2003 & 2007,Australian Open in 2004, Runner-up at Wimbledon in 2001 & 2006.

-2004 Olympics Women’s Singles Gold Medal.

-Helped Belgium Win First Federation Cup title in 2001.

– Top-ranked Women’s Player in 2003, 2006 & 2007. 117 weeks at No 1 Spot

-She won 43 WTA titles.

– In 2016 became First Belgian tennis player to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

= In June 2011 named as one of “30 Legends of Tennis: Past, Present, Future” by Time.

Belgium issued a stamp in honour of this legend of Belgian Tennis on 24 Nov 2003. She won the French and US open in 2003. A Sheet containing 10 stamps was issued. Prior Tags at Top and Bottom.

BELGIUM JUSTIN HENIN 2003 MS
BELGIUM MS 2003 -JUSTIN HENIN