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Tournoi de France (tennis)

Tournoi de France, is a name retroactively given to the annual French championship tennis tournament at Roland Garros during World War II. After liberation this wartime resumption of a prewar tournament that took place in Zone occupée no longer became recognized as being part of the annual French Championship (French Open) series. The tournament organizer the Fédération Française de Tennis states that the years between 1941–45 was a period when the tournament had been "cancelled".[1][2]


Men's singles winnersEdit

Year Champion Runner up Score
1941   FRA Bernard Destremau   FRA Robert Ramillon 6–4, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1942   FRA Bernard Destremau   FRA Marcel Bernard
1943   FRA Yvon Petra   FRA Henri Cochet
1944   FRA Yvon Petra   FRA Henri Cochet
1945   FRA Yvon Petra   FRA Bernard Destremau 7–5, 6–4, 6–2

Women's singles winnersEdit

Year Champion Runner up Score
1941   LUX Alice Weiwers   FRA Anne-Marie Seghers 6–3, 6–0
1942   LUX Alice Weiwers    SUI Lolette Payot 6–4, 6–4
1943   FRA Simone Iribarne Lafargue   LUX Alice Weiwers 6–1, 7–5
1944   FRA Raymonde Veber   FRA Jacqueline Patorni 6–4, 9–7
1945    SUI Lolette Payot   FRA Simone Iribarne Lafargue 6–3, 6–4

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Henry D. Fetter (6 June 2011). "The French Open During World War II: A Hidden History". The Atlantic. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. pp. 375–378. ISBN 9780047960420.