Highlights of the tournament

A judgment by the Council of State in December 1992 enables the French Tennis Federation to recommence the extension work on the stadium. Even though the new-look Roland Garros could not be completed before the tournament, attendance for the fortnight stands at 327,394 spectators, which is slightly up on 1992. 

The men’s final goes to five sets and is a minute short of four hours. Sergi Bruguera becomes the first Spaniard to win the title since 1972. 

The women’s singles meanwhile is played out without Monica Seles, who had been attacked two weeks before the tournament at the Hamburg event. There are surprises aplenty, with Mary Joe Fernandez saving five match points in the quarter-finals against Gabriela Sabatini before eventually winning 10-8 in the third set. She then takes down Arantxa Sanchez to reach her first Roland Garros final. And for the first time in ten meetings, she takes a set off Steffi Graf but it is not enough to prevent the Germany from winning her third title in Paris. 

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