French Open 2008: Tournament at a glance

Updated: 24 May 2008 09:09 IST

The tournament begins on Sunday and lasts 15 days. The women's singles final is June 7, the men's singles final is June 8.

French Open 2008: Tournament at a glance

Schedule: The tournament begins on Sunday and lasts 15 days. The women's singles final is June 7, the men's singles final is June 8.

2007 Men's Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal of Spain, who will be trying to join Bjorn Borg (1978-81) as the only men to win four consecutive FrenchOpen titles.

2007 Women's Singles Champion: Justine Henin of Belgium, who recently announced her retirement and will not compete. She won the past three FrenchOpen championships.

No. 1-Ranked Man: Roger Federer of Switzerland, bidding to complete a career Grand Slam with his 13th career major title, which would move him within one of Pete Sampras' record.

No. 1-Ranked Woman: Maria Sharapova of Russia, who has won the other three major singles championships once each and will try to complete a career Grand Slam.

Prize Money: For the second consecutive year, men and women will receive equal prize money throughout the tournament. At the current exchange rate, the total is about $24.5 million ( 15,575,960), with about $1.55 million ( 1 million) each to the men's and women's singles champions.



Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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