French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1979-1970

Margaret Court, French Open Winners and runner-ups female, From 1960-1969

The women’s singles Tennis rules have changed over the period of time since the first edition. The event, since the commencement, has been played on the knock out format which means that any player who fails to win even a single match will exit from entering the next round. For women, the French Open format comprised of three sets only for the decider. The best of twelve point tie break was introduced in the women French Open singles title in 1973 for the first two sets to decide the match in the third and final set.

Although many players have shown outstanding skills on the French Open court but very few have been able to win without losing a set. This feat was achieved by Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1971, Billie Jean King in 1972, Chris Evert in 1974, Steffi Graf in 1988, Aranrxa Sanchez Vicario in 1994 and Henin did it twice, first in 2006 and then in 2007. Monica Seles and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the French Open Championship title for three times. It was only in 2011 when a Chinese player Li Na became the first Chinese player ever in the history (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title and that too the French Open. 

The era of 1979-1970 in women French Open tennis tournaments has been a decade of famous tennis players like Chris Evert, Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith-Court. Among these famous female tennis players, Chris Evert ruled this era in French Open Championship. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 2010-2000

Justin Henin, French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 2010-2000

The era of 2010-2000 in women French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. Among these names, famous female tennis player, Justine Henin-Hardenne ruled this decade and claimed many French Open titles. Henin Hardene owns 7 Grand Slams out of which she has won four French Open grand slam titles. Henin’s mental toughness and her variety of game has helped her win not only on clay but on other courts as well. Legendary players like Navratilova, Agassi and McEnroe have considered Henin Hardenne as the best female tennis player of the present era. She was also included in the  “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” in 2011 by TIME.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Winners:

  • French Open winner (female)-2010: Francesca Schiavon
  • French Open winner (female)-2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • French Open winner (female)-2008: Ana Ivanovic
  • French Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
  • French Open winner (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2005: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2004: Anastasia Myskina
  • French Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • French Open winner (female)-2001: Jennifer Capriati
  • French Open winner (female)-2000: Mary Pierce

Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Runner-up:

  • French Open runner-up (female)-2010: Samjantha Stosur
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2009: Dinara Safina
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2008: Dinara Safina
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2007: Ana Ivanovic
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2006: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Piece
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters
  • French Open runner-up (male)-2002: Venus Williams
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2001: Martina Hingis
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2000: Conchita Martinez

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall

The era of 1969-1960 in French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. However out of these names, one of the greatest tennis players was Roy Emerson who showed his fantastic capability to play on clay court and won many French Open Championships. Roy Emerson won 2 single French Open titles and 6 doubles French Open titles in his tennis career. His overall Grand Slams titles are 12 which shows his exquisite tennis skills. Rod Laver, Australia’s greatest tennis player, won 11 Grand Slams out of which 2 were French Open titles. Ken Rosewall with 12 grand slams in his career, won two French Open titles in the 60’s.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1969: Ken Rosewall

Year 1968

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1968: Ken Rosewall
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1968: Rod Laver

Year 1967

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1967: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1967: Tony Roche

Year 1966

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1966: Tony Roche
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1966: Istvan Gulyas

Year 1965

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1965: Fred Stolle
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1965: Tony Roche

Year 1964

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1964: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1964: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1963

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1963: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1963: Pierre Darmon

Year 1962

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1962: Roy Emerson

Year 1961

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1961: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1961: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1960

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1960: Nicola Pietrangeli
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1960: Luis Ayala

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

 Bjorn Borg, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

The era of 1979-1970 in French Open tennis tournaments has been a mix of different famous tennis players. Out of them, one of the greatest tennis players, Bjorn Borg won many French Open Championships. It was this era when Bjorn Borg showed tremendous grip on the clay surface and owned 4 tennis championship titles in the French Open. The other two came in the 80’s era, completing the 6 titles for Bjorn. Bjorn won the French Open titles for four consecutive years while winning the Wimbledon championship along as well. In addition to Bjorn, the other players that won the French Open championship are given below:

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1979: Male

  • Bjorn Borg- Winner
  • Victor Pecci- Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1978: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1977: Male

  • Guillermo Vilas: Winner
  • Brian Gottfried: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1976: Male

  • Adriano Panatta: Winner
  • Harold Soloman: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1975: Male

  • Bjon Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1974: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Manuel Orantes: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1973: Male

  • Ilie Nastase: Winner
  • Nikola Pilic: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1972: Male

  • Andres Gimeno: Winner
  • Patrick Proisy: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1971: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1970: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1989-1980

Mats Wilander and Ican Lendl, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From  1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 in French Open tennis tournaments has been an alternative win pattern which was shared by two famous male tennis players, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander. Maximum French Open Championships were claimed by these two tennis players during this decade. Lendl and Wilander faced each other several times in the finals as well. Lendl and Wilander won the same number of French Open Grand Slams (4) in their tennis careers and were considered great rivals of the 80’s. Michael Chang, the youngest tennis player ever to have won the grand slam also claimed the French Open title. 

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

1989-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1989: Michael Chang
  • Runner-up (male)-1989: Stefan Edberg

1988-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1988: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1988: Henri Leconte

1987-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1987: Mats Wilander

1986-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1986: Mikael Pernfors

1985-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1985: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1985: Ivan Lendl

1984-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1984: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1984: John McEnroe

1983-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1983: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1983: Ivan Lendl

1982-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1982: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1982: Guillermo Vilas

1981-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg
  • Runner-up (male)-1981: Ivan Lendl

1980-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg
  • Runner-up (male)-1980: Vitas Gerulaitis
In 80’s, the times changed for French Open as Bjorn Borg saw his downfall, or who else would have been able to rule the clay!