1986 French Open

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1986 French Open
Date26 May – 8 June[1]
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationParis (XVIe), France[1]
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl[2]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert[3][4]
Men's Doubles
Australia John Fitzgerald / Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd [5]
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Hungary Andrea Temesvári [4]
Mixed Doubles
United States Kathy Jordan / United States Ken Flach [4]
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The 1986 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 90th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1986.[6][7]

The event was part of the 1986 Nabisco Grand Prix and 1986 Virginia Slims World Championship Series.[1]


Men's singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl defeated Sweden Mikael Pernfors, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 [2]

  • It was Lendl's 6th title of the year, and his 59th overall. It was his 3rd career Grand Slam title, and his 2nd French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert defeated United States Martina Navratilova, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3.[3][4]

  • It was Evert's 18th (and last) career Grand Slam title, and her 7th French Open singles title (a record).

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia John Fitzgerald / Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd defeated Sweden Stefan Edberg / Sweden Anders Järryd, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 14–12 [5]

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / Hungary Andrea Temesvári defeated West Germany Steffi Graf / Argentina Gabriela Sabatini, 6–1, 6–2 [4]

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Kathy Jordan / United States Ken Flach defeated South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank / Australia Mark Edmondson, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3 [4]

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [8] Men FF1,397,250 FF698,630 FF349,310 FF176,980 FF102,470 FF55,890 FF32,600 FF15,720
Women FF1,278,400 FF645,800 FF314,600 FF160,630 FF78,660 FF40,570 FF21,530 FF11,180

Total prize money for the event was FF21,528,000.


  1. ^ a b c "French Open 1986 – Overview". ITFTennis.com.
  2. ^ a b Alan Trengove (1986-06-10). "Biased Crowd Goads Lendl To Convincing Win". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Evert Lloyd Wins record 7th French Title". Tri-City Herald. Paris, France. 1986-06-08.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1986 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA.
  5. ^ a b "ATP – 1986 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  6. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390, 397, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  7. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510.
  8. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1988). World of Tennis 1987. London: Willow Books. p. 61. ISBN 978-0002182522.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1985 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1986 Wimbledon Championships