1956 French Championships (tennis)

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1956 French Championships
Date(s) 15 May – 26 May
Edition 55th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Australia Lewis Hoad [1]
Women's Singles
United States Althea Gibson [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Don Candy / United States Robert Perry
Women's Doubles
United Kingdom Angela Buxton / United States Althea Gibson
Mixed Doubles
Australia Thelma Coyne Long / Chile Luis Ayala

The 1956 French Championships (now known as the 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 15 May until 26 May. It was the 55th staging of the French Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1956.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Lewis Hoad defeated Sweden Sven Davidson 6–4, 8–6, 6–3


Women's Singles[edit]

United States Althea Gibson defeated United Kingdom Angela Mortimer 6–0, 12–10


Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Don Candy / United States Robert Perry defeated Australia Ashley Cooper / Australia Lew Hoad 7–5, 6–3, 6–3


Women's Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom Angela Buxton / United States Althea Gibson defeated United States Darlene Hard / United States Dorothy Head Knode 6–8, 8–6, 6–1


Mixed Doubles[edit]

Australia Thelma Coyne Long / Chile Luis Ayala defeated United States Doris Hart / Australia Bob Howe 4–6, 6–4, 6–1


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1956 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). 
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1956 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1956 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1956 Wimbledon Championships