Highlights of the tournament

Chris Evert and Björn Borg continue to dominate Roland Garros, winning their third and fourth titles respectively. 

The tournament breaks the 200,000 barrier in terms of spectators (205,328, to be precise) throughout the fortnight. 

The men’s singles semi-finals are held on the Friday to give the finalists a full day’s rest, with the women’s singles final played on the Saturday. 

There are also new trophies presented to the winners, designed by Mellerio jewelers. The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen is presented to Chris Evert, while the one which Björn Borg receives fails to impress the tournament directors. In 1981, another new trophy will be introduced – and kept, this time around – namely the Coupe des Mousquetaires. 

To make conditions more comfortable for the burgeoning masses of spectators, stand D is increased, taking Centre Court capacity up to 15,000.

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