The two-time defending champion and then world No. 1, Monica Seles once again found herself up against her biggest rival, Steffi Graf, in the 1992 final, a match between two players at the peak of their powers. It ended in dramatic fashion, with a third set that will live long in the memory.
Thank you Serena!
Saturday 3 September 2022
A look back at the mutual love between Serena Williams and Roland-Garros, a tournament that the American has won three times in 2002, 2013 and 2015.
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- RG Classic Match: Seles-Graf (1992 final)
- Memories of a champion: Henri Leconte
A boys’ champion in 1980 and a men’s doubles winner four years later with Yannick Noah, Henri Leconte talks about his rise to glory at Roland-Garros before reflecting on his 1988 final defeat to Mats Wilander, a match in which his relationship with the Paris crowd turned a little sour. The fans were right behind him, however, during his “masked avenger” exploits in a famous 1992 run, which came just a few months after he had helped France win the Davis Cup.
- ©Christophe Saïdi / FFTRG Classic match: Henin-Williams (2003 semi-final)
A look back at the 2003 Roland-Garros semi-final between Justine Henin and Serena Williams, a clash of styles between the Belgian, who was looking for her first Grand Slam title, and the American, the world No. 1 at the time and the winner of the previous four Grand Slam events.
- RG Classic match: Gaudio-Coria (2004 final)
Relive the highlights of the amazing all-Argentinian final between Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria at Roland-Garros 2004, a crazy match in which both players experienced every emotion.
- Memories of a champion: Gabriela Sabatini
A five-time Roland-Garros semi-finalist (1985, 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992), Gabriela Sabatini talks about her special relationship with the Parisian Grand Slam event. Though she had her fair share of frustrating defeats on the red clay, her memories of the tournament are mostly positive, such as the emotions she shared with a crowd that always cheered her on.