1961 French Championships (tennis)

The 1961 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 28 May. It was the 65th staging of the French Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1961. Manuel Santana and Ann Haydon won the singles titles.

1961 French Championships
Date15–28 May
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Spain Manuel Santana [1]
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Ann Haydon [2]
Men's Doubles
Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver
Women's Doubles
South Africa Sandra Reynolds / South Africa Renee Schuurman
Mixed Doubles
United States Darlene Hard / Australia Rod Laver
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Men's SinglesEdit

  Manuel Santana defeated   Nicola Pietrangeli 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2

Women's SinglesEdit

  Ann Haydon defeated   Yola Ramírez 6–2, 6–1

Men's DoublesEdit

  Roy Emerson /   Rod Laver defeated   Bob Howe /   Bob Mark 3–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–4

Women's DoublesEdit

  Sandra Reynolds /   Renee Schuurman defeated   Maria Bueno /  Darlene Hard walkover

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Darlene Hard /   Rod Laver defeated   Vera Suková /   Jirí Javorský 6–0, 2–6, 6–3


  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1961 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1961 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1961 Australian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships