1996 French Open

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1996 French Open
Date 27 May – 9 June
Edition 100th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Women's Singles
Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Women's Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Mixed Doubles
Argentina Patricia Tarabini / Argentina Javier Frana
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The 1996 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 27 May until 9 June. It was the 100th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1996.


Men's singles[edit]

Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov[1] defeated Germany Michael Stich, 7–6(7-4), 7–5, 7–6(7-4)

  • It was Kafelnikov's 3rd title of the year, and his 10th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singles[edit]

Germany Steffi Graf defeated Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–3, 6–7(4-7), 10–8

  • It was Graf's 4th title of the year, and her 99th overall. It was her 19th career Grand Slam title, and her 5th French Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov[2] / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek defeated France Guy Forget / Switzerland Jakob Hlasek, 6–2, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Mary Joe Fernandez defeated United States Gigi Fernández / Belarus Natasha Zvereva, 6–2, 6–1

Mixed doubles[edit]

Argentina Patricia Tarabini / Argentina Javier Frana defeated United States Nicole Arendt / United States Luke Jensen, 6–2, 6–2


Boys' singles[edit]

Spain Alberto Martín (ESP) defeated Sweden Björn Rehnquist (SWE), 6–3, 7–6

Girls' singles[edit]

France Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) defeated United States Meghann Shaughnessy (USA), 6–0, 6–4

Boys' doubles[edit]

France Sébastien Grosjean / France Olivier Mutis (FRA) defeated Germany Jan-Ralph Brandt / Germany Daniel Elsner (GER), 6–2, 6–3

Girls' doubles[edit]

Italy Alice Canepa / Italy Giulia Casoni (ITA) defeated Russia Anna Kournikova (RUS) / Czech Republic Ludmila Varmužová (CZE), 6–2, 5–7, 7–5


  1. ^ Kafelnikov became the first Russian tennis player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  2. ^ Kafelnikov became only the second male player in the Open Era to win the French Open singles and doubles title in the same year. Ken Rosewall achieved this feat in 1968.

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Preceded by
1996 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1996 Wimbledon Championships