1976 French Open

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1976 French Open
Date:   31 May - 14 June
Edition:   75th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Prize money:   $204,000
Surface:   Clay / Outdoor
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Italy Adriano Panatta [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Susan Barker [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Frederick McNair / United States Sherwood Stewart [3]
Women's Doubles
Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli / France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera [2]
Mixed Doubles
South Africa Ilana Kloss / Australia Kim Warwick [2]
French Open
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The 1976 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 31 May until 14 June. It was the 75th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1976. [4][5]

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Italy Adriano Panatta defeated United States Harold Solomon, 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3) [1]

  • It was Panatta's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles[edit]

United Kingdom Susan Barker defeated Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová, 6–2, 0–6, 6–2 [2]

  • It was Barker's 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Frederick McNair / United States Sherwood Stewart defeated United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez, 7–6(8-6), 6–3, 6–1 [3]

Women's doubles[edit]

Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli / France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera defeated United States Kathy Harter / West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff, 6–4, 1–6, 6–3 [2]

Mixed doubles[edit]

South Africa Ilana Kloss / Australia Kim Warwick defeated South Africa Delina Boshoff / Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell, 5–7, 7–6, 6–2 [2]

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF130,000 FF65,000 FF32,000 FF17,000 FF10,000 FF5,000 FF2,800 FF1,500
Women FF30,000 FF15,000 FF7,500 FF3,000 - FF2,000 FF1,000 FF650

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1976 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1976 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1976 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 389,396,400,402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1977. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0354090117. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1976 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1976 Wimbledon Championships