In 2010, the Italian won her one and only Grand Slam title.
Highlights of the tournament
Rafael Nadal gets back to business, winning his fifth title at the Porte d’Auteuil in six attempts. In the final, he even manages to exact his revenge on Robin Söderling who had inflicted his first – and to this day only – defeat at Roland Garros the previous year.
The women’s singles sees Francesca Schiavone crowned champion. The 29-year-old wins her first Grand Slam title and writes her name in her country’s history books as the first Italian woman to win a major.
2010 also sees the first edition of the women’s Legends’ Trophy, won by Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna. On the day before the tournament begins, 22 May, the FFT announces its development plans for Roland Garros at a press conference. Two scenarios are mooted regarding the future of the stadium: either the extension of the current site or a relocation, with three possible sites mentioned: Versailles, Marne-la-Vallée and Gonesse. On Sunday 13 February 2011 however, the Annual General Meeting of the FFT decides that Roland-Garros should remain in Paris.