1951 French Championships (tennis)

The 1951 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 23 May until 3 June. It was the 55th staging of the French Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1951. Jaroslav Drobný and Shirley Fry won the singles titles.

1951 French Championships
Date23 May – 3 June
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Kingdom of Egypt Jaroslav Drobný [1]
Women's Singles
United States Shirley Fry [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Ken McGregor / Australia Frank Sedgman
Women's Doubles
United States Doris Hart / United States Shirley Fry
Mixed Doubles
United States Doris Hart / Australia Frank Sedgman
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Men's singlesEdit

  Jaroslav Drobný defeated   Eric Sturgess 6–3, 6–3, 6–3

Women's singlesEdit

  Shirley Fry defeated   Doris Hart 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Men's doublesEdit

  Ken McGregor /   Frank Sedgman defeated   Gardnar Mulloy /   Dick Savitt 6–2, 2–6, 9–7, 7–5

Women's doublesEdit

  Doris Hart /   Shirley Fry defeated   Beryl Nicholas Bartlett /   Barbara Scofield 10–8, 6–3

Mixed doublesEdit

  Doris Hart /   Frank Sedgman defeated   Thelma Coyne Long /   Mervyn Rose 7–5, 6–2


  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1951 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1951 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1951 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1951 Wimbledon Championships