1997 French Open

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1997 French Open
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Date:   26 May - 8 June
Edition:   96th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Women's Singles
Croatia Iva Majoli
Men's Doubles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Women's Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natalia Zvereva
Mixed Doubles
Japan Rika Hiraki / India Mahesh Bhupathi
French Open
 < 1996 1998 > 

The 1997 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 26 May until 8 June. It was the 96th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1997.

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Brazil Gustavo Kuerten[1] defeated Spain Sergi Bruguera, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

• It was Kuerten's 1st career Grand Slam singles title (and his 1st title overall).

Women's Singles[edit]

Croatia Iva Majoli defeated Switzerland Martina Hingis, 6–4, 6–2

• It was Majoli's 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek defeated Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde, 7–6, 4–6, 6–3

• It was Kafelnikov's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 2nd (consecutive) title at the French Open.
• It was Vacek's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 2nd (consecutive) title at the French Open.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natalia Zvereva defeated United States Mary Joe Fernandez / United States Lisa Raymond, 6–2, 6–3

• It was Fernández' 16th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 6th and last title at the French Open.
• It was Zvereva's 17th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 6th and last title at the French Open.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Japan Rika Hiraki / India Mahesh Bhupathi defeated United States Lisa Raymond / United States Patrick Galbraith, 6–4, 6–1

• It was Hiraki's 1st and only career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
• It was Bhupathi's 1st career Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Germany Daniel Elsner defeated Peru Luis Horna, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

Belgium Justine Henin[2] defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Venezuela José de Armas / Peru Luis Horna[3] defeated France Arnaud Di Pasquale / France Julien Jeanpierre, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Zimbabwe Cara Black / Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina defeated Slovenia Maja Matevžič / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik, 6–0, 5–7, 7–5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kuerten became the first male tennis player from Brazil to win a Grand Slam singles title. He also became the 2nd unseeded men's singles winner (after Mats Wilander in 1982).
  2. ^ Henin won the 2003 women's singles crown, and would go to win 4 singles titles (in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007).
  3. ^ Horna won the 2008 men's doubles crown.

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Preceded by
1997 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1997 Wimbledon Championships