1996 French Open
The 1996 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 27 May until 9 June. It was the 100th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1996.
|1996 French Open|
|Date||27 May – 9 June|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Location||Paris (XVIe), France|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Daniel Vacek|
|Lindsay Davenport / Mary Joe Fernandez|
|Patricia Tarabini / Javier Frana|
- It was Kafelnikov's 3rd title of the year, and his 10th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.
- It was Graf's 4th title of the year, and her 99th overall. It was her 19th career Grand Slam title, and her 5th French Open title.
- Kafelnikov became the first Russian tennis player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
- Kafelnikov became only the second male player in the Open Era to win the French Open singles and doubles title in the same year. Ken Rosewall achieved this feat in 1968.