1989 French Open

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1989 French Open
Roland-garros-1989.jpg
Date:   29 May - 11 June
Edition:   88th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Michael Chang
Women's Singles
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Men's Doubles
United States Jim Grabb / United States Patrick McEnroe
Women's Doubles
Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Natalia Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / Netherlands Tom Nijssen
French Open
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The 1989 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 29 May until 11 June. It was the 88th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1989.

For the first time in French Open history the Singles championships were won by two teenagers – Michael Chang (17 years, 3 months) and Arantxa Sánchez (17 years, 6 months). Chang still holds the record for youngest ever male Grand Slam singles title winner. He gained admirers for his audacious style of play and battling qualities. Sánchez broke the record for the youngest ever champion at Roland Garros, a record bettered the following year by Monica Seles (16 years, 6 months).

Sánchez's victory made her only the seventh woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in the 1980s; the others being Martina Navrátilová, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf and Hana Mandlíková.

Steffi Graf's loss in the women's final was her only Grand Slam defeat in two years. She won eight of the nine Grand Slam tournaments from the 1988 Australian Open – 1990 Australian Open. This prevented her from completing a second consecutive Grand Slam and was her 9th Grand Slam final on her record run of 13 finals.

One notable débutant was Monica Seles, appearing in her first Grand Slam. She reached the semi-finals without being seeded, and aged only 15. Jennifer Capriati also made her presence felt, becoming the youngest ever winner (13 years, 2 months) of the girl's singles title — this record was broken in 1993 by Martina Hingis, aged 12.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

United States Michael Chang[a] defeated Sweden Stefan Edberg, 6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Chang's 1st title of the year, and his 2nd overall. It was his 1st (and only) career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles[edit]

Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario[b] defeated West Germany Steffi Graf, 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5

  • It was Sánchez Vicario's 2nd title of the year, and her 3rd overall. It was her 1st career Grand Slam title.

Men's doubles[edit]

United States Jim Grabb / United States Patrick McEnroe defeated Iran Mansour Bahrami / France Eric Winogradsky, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Women's doubles[edit]

Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva defeated West Germany Steffi Graf / Argentina Gabriela Sabatini, 6–4, 6–4

Mixed doubles[edit]

Netherlands Manon Bollegraf / Netherlands Tom Nijssen defeated Argentina Horacio de la Peña / Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–3, 6–7, 6–2


Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

France Fabrice Santoro defeated United States Jared Palmer, 6–3, 3–6, 9–7

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Jennifer Capriati[c] defeated Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová, 6–4, 6–0

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Australia Johan Anderson / Australia Todd Woodbridge

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Australia Nicole Pratt / Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [1] Men $291,752 $145,876 $72,938 $36,955 $19,450 $10,892 $6,421 $3,913
Women $257,379 $128,690 $64,345 $32,601 $17,158 $9,610 $5,664 $3,452

Total prize money for the event was $4,545,000.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the age of 17, Chang became the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles title winner.
  2. ^ Sánchez became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  3. ^ Capriati won the 2001 women's singles title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1990). World of Tennis 1990. London: Willow Books. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-00-218355-0. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1989 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1989 Wimbledon Championships