1956 French Championships (tennis)

The 1956 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 15 May until 26 May. It was the 60th staging of the French Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1956. Lew Hoad and Althea Gibson won the singles titles.

1956 French Championships
Date15–26 May
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Australia Lew Hoad [1]
Women's Singles
United States Althea Gibson [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Don Candy / United States Robert Perry
Women's Doubles
United Kingdom Angela Buxton / United States Althea Gibson
Mixed Doubles
Australia Thelma Coyne Long / Chile Luis Ayala
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Lew Hoad defeated   Sven Davidson 6–4, 8–6, 6–3

Women's SinglesEdit

  Althea Gibson defeated   Angela Mortimer 6–0, 12–10

Men's DoublesEdit

  Don Candy /   Robert Perry defeated   Ashley Cooper /   Lew Hoad 7–5, 6–3, 6–3

Women's DoublesEdit

  Angela Buxton /   Althea Gibson defeated   Darlene Hard /   Dorothy Head Knode 6–8, 8–6, 6–1

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Thelma Coyne Long /   Luis Ayala defeated   Darlene Hard /   Bob Howe 4–6, 6–4, 6–1


  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1956 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1956 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).

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Preceded by
1956 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1956 Wimbledon Championships