1997 French Open

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1997 French Open
Roland-garros-1997.jpg
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

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[a] 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[b] 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[c] defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Boys' Doubles[edit]

Venezuela José de Armas / Peru Luis Horna[d] 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. ^ Majoli became the first tennis player from Croatia (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  3. ^ Henin won the 2003 women's singles crown, and would go to win 4 singles titles (in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007).
  4. ^ Horna won the 2008 men's doubles crown.

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