1959 French Championships (tennis)

The 1959 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 19 May until 30 May. It was the 63rd staging of the French Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1959. Nicola Pietrangeli and Christine Truman won the singles titles.

1959 French Championships
Date19–30 May
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Italy Nicola Pietrangeli [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Christine Truman [2]
Men's Doubles
Italy Nicola Pietrangeli / Italy Orlando Sirola
Women's Doubles
South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price / South Africa Renée Schuurman
Mixed Doubles
Mexico Yola Ramírez / United Kingdom Billy Knight
← 1958 · French Championships · 1960 →


Men's SinglesEdit

  Nicola Pietrangeli defeated   Ian Vermaak 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–1

Women's SinglesEdit

  Christine Truman defeated   Zsuzsi Körmöczy 6–4, 7–5

Men's DoublesEdit

  Nicola Pietrangeli /   Orlando Sirola defeated   Roy Emerson /   Neale Fraser 6–3, 6–2, 14–12

Women's DoublesEdit

  Sandra Reynolds /   Renée Schuurman defeated   Yola Ramírez /   Rosie Reyes 2–6, 6–0, 6–1

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Yola Ramírez /   Billy Knight defeated   Renée Schuurman /   Rod Laver 6–4, 6–4


  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1959 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03.
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1959 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1959 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1959 Wimbledon Championships