Bet In-Play: French Open Tennis Odds
A heads-up for this upcoming major tennis event. The top players head to Roland Garros for the second Grand Slam tournament of 2013 as the French Open gets underway on clay on Sunday 26th May.
Rafael Nadal will face tough competition to defend his crown from world number one Novak Djokovic as he sets out to win his eighth French Open title. In the Women’s draw, Serena Williams heads the betting from Victoria Azarenka and last year’s winner Maria Sharapova.
This prestigious event never fails to deliver and there will be an extensive range of In-Play betting opportunities available throughout the tournament at bet365 with markets including Point Betting, Next Game Winner, Current Set Winner and Match Winner.
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The magnificent Roland Garros in Paris – Home of the number one clay tennis event in the world, the French Open.
Origins of the French Open
Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros (the “French Internationals of Roland Garros”), the French Open Tennis tournament is often referred to as the simply “Roland Garros”.
In 1891, the first mens’ national tennis tournament known as the Championnat de France took place, open only to tennis players who were members of French clubs. The first women’s singles tournament was held slightly later in 1897. Mixed doubles was added in 1902 followed by women’s doubles in 1907. The “French club members only” tournament continued until 1924.
The French Championships became open to all amateurs internationally in 1925 at the Stade Français , on clay. In 1928, the Roland Garros stadium was opened and the event his still held there today. Te origin of the name Roland Garros comes from the the World War 1 pilot of the same name.
In comparison to other tennis surfaces, clay courts like that at Roland Garros, slow down the ball and produce a high bounce removing some of the advantages of big serving and serve-and-volley players.