Roland-Garros French Open 2016: kick-off
17.05.2016 | Tennis
53 km of stringings, 66,000 used balls, 250 ball boys, 7.7 million tweets ... Roland-Garros, the most famous French tennis tournament, started on May 16, with qualifications. Male and female final table begins on 22 May, the ladies final is held on 6 June and the gentlemen final on 5.
Since 43 years, BNP Paribas is the official sponsor of the tournament. An unwavering support, showing the passion of the Group for tennis.
This year, the Porte d'Auteuil’s clay welcomes the elite of world tennis, Serena Williams, winner in 2015, Agnieszka Radwanska Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anna Ivanovic in the women, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Novak Djokovic, Kai Nishikori Andy Murray and Stan Wawrincka, surprise winner in 2015 for men.
An interesting innovation: ticket holders who cannot assist the games have the opportunity to sell their tickets on the ticket platform of the tournament. The operation is done safely, legally and at fixed prices. In 2015, 99% of seats offered for sale had been sold.
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