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
Date27 May – 9 June
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Women's Singles
Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Women's Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport / United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Mixed Doubles
Argentina Patricia Tarabini / Argentina Javier Frana
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Men's singlesEdit

  Yevgeny Kafelnikov[1] defeated   Michael Stich, 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Kafelnikov's 3rd title of the year, and his 10th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Steffi Graf defeated   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8

  • 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.

Men's doublesEdit

  Yevgeny Kafelnikov[2] /   Daniel Vacek defeated   Guy Forget /   Jakob Hlasek, 6–2, 6–3

Women's doublesEdit

  Lindsay Davenport /   Mary Joe Fernandez defeated   Gigi Fernández /   Natasha Zvereva, 6–2, 6–1

Mixed doublesEdit

  Patricia Tarabini /   Javier Frana defeated   Nicole Arendt /   Luke Jensen, 6–2, 6–2


Boys' singlesEdit

  Alberto Martín (ESP) defeated   Björn Rehnquist (SWE), 6–3, 7–6

Girls' singlesEdit

  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) defeated   Meghann Shaughnessy (USA), 6–0, 6–4

Boys' doublesEdit

  Sébastien Grosjean /   Olivier Mutis (FRA) defeated   Jan-Ralph Brandt /   Daniel Elsner (GER), 6–2, 6–3

Girls' doublesEdit

  Alice Canepa /   Giulia Casoni (ITA) defeated   Anna Kournikova (RUS) /   Ludmila Varmužová (CZE), 6–2, 5–7, 7–5


  1. ^ Kafelnikov became the first Russian tennis player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  2. ^ 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.

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Preceded by
1996 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1996 Wimbledon Championships