The Sports Almanac

Women's French Open


Through the 2016 French Open
French Open Champions  Multiple Champions
YEAR
WINNER NATIONALITY
RUNNER-UP
NATIONALITY
SCORES
1925
Suzanne Lenglen
France
Kitty McKane Godfree
Great Britain
6-1, 6-2
1926
Suzanne Lenglen
France
Mary Browne
United States
6-1, 6-0
1927
Kea Bouman
Netherlands
Irene Bowder Peacock
South Africa
6-2, 6-4
1928
Helen Wills Moody
United States
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Great Britain
6-1, 6-2
1929
Helen Wills Moody
United States
Simonne Mathieu
France
6-3, 6-4
1930
Helen Wills Moody
United States
Helen Jacobs
United States
6-2, 6-1
1931
Cilly Aussem
Germany
Betty Nuthall
Great Britain
8-6, 6-1
1932
Helen Wills Moody
United States
Simonne Mathieu
France
7-5, 6-1
1933
Margaret Scriven Vivian
Great Britan
Simonne Mathieu
France
6-2, 4-6, 6-4
1934
Margaret Scriven Vivian
Great Britain
Helen Jacobs
United States
7-5, 4-6, 6-1
1935
Hilde Krahwinkle Sperling
Germany
Simonne Mathieu
France
6-2, 6-1
1936
Hilde Krahwinkle Sperling Germany
Simonne Mathieu
France
6-3, 6-4
1937
Hilde Krahwinkle Sperling Germany
Simonne Mathieu
France
6-2, 6-4
1938
Simonne Mathieu
France
Nelly Adamson Landry
France
6-0, 6-3
1939
Simonne Mathieu
France
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska
Poland
6-3, 8-6
1940
No Tournament - World War II
1941
No Tournament - World War II
1942
No Tournament - World War II
1943
No Tournament - World War II
1944
No Tournament - World War II
1945
No Tournament - World War II
1946
Margaret Osborne duPont
United States
Pauline Betz Addie
United States
1-6, 8-6, 7-5
1947
Patricia Canning Todd
United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
1948
Nelly Adamson Landry
France
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
6-2, 0-6, 6-0
1949
Margaret Osborne duPont
United States
Nelly Adamson Landry
France
7-5, 6-2
1950
Doris Hart
United States
Patricia Canning Todd
United States
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
1951
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-3, 3-6, 6-3
1952
Doris Hart
United States
Shirley Fry Irvin
United States
6-4, 6-4
1953
Maureen Connolly
United States
Doris Hart
United States
6-2, 6-4
1954
Maureen Connolly
United States
Ginette Bucaille
France
6-4, 6-1
1955
Angela Mortimer Barrett
Great Britain
Dorothy Head Knode
United States
6-1, 6-3
1956
Althea Gibson
United States
Angela Mortimer Barrett
Great Britain
6-0, 12-10
1957
Shirley Bloomer Brasher
Great Britain
Dorthoy Head Knode
United States
6-1, 6-3
1958
Zsuzsa Kormoczy
Hungary
Shirley Bloomer Brasher
Great Britain
6-4, 1-6, 6-2
1959
Christine Truman Janes
Great Britain
Zsuzsa Kormoczy
Hungary
6-4, 7-5
1960
Darlene Hard
United States
Yola Ramirez Ochoa
Mexico
6-3, 6-4
1961
Ann Haydon Jones
Great Britain
Yola Ramirez Ochoa
Mexico
6-2, 6-1
1962
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
1963
Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia
Ann Haydon Jones Great Britain
2-6, 6-3, 7-5
1964
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Maria Bueno
Brazil
5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1965
Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia
Margaret Smith Court Australia
6-3, 6-4
1966
Ann Haydon Jones Great Britain
Nancy Richey Gunter
United States
6-3, 6-1
1967
Francoise Durr
France
Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1968
Nancy Richey
United States
Ann Haydon Jones Great Britain
5-7, 6-4, 6-1
1969
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Ann Haydon Jones
Great Britain
6-1, 4-6, 6-3
1970
Margaret Smith Court
Australia
Helga Niessen
West Germany
6-2, 6-4
1971
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Australia
Helen Gourlay Cawley
Australia
6-3, 7-5
1972
Billie Jean King
United States
Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia
6-3, 6-3
1973
Margaret Smith Court Australia
Chris Evert
United States
6-7, 7-6, 6-4
1974
Chris Evert
United States
Olga Morozova
Soviet Union
6-1, 6-2
1975
Chris Evert
United States
Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia
2-6, 6-2, 6-1
1976
Sue Barker
Great Britain
Renata Tomanova
Czechoslovakia
6-2, 0-6, 6-2
1977
Mima Jausovec
Yugoslavia
Florenta Mihai
Romania
6-2, 6-7, 6-1
1978
Virginia Ruzici
Romania
Mima Jausovec
Yugoslavia
6-2, 6-2
1979
Chris Evert
United States
Wendy Turnbull
Australia
6-2, 6-0
1980
Chris Evert
Unitd States
Virginia Ruzici
Romania
6-0, 6-3
1981
Hana Mandlikova
Czechoslovakia
Sylvia Hanika
West Germany
6-2, 6-4
1982
Martina Navratilova
United States
Chris Evert
United States
7-6, 6-1
1983
Chris Evert
United States
Mima Jausovec
Yugoslavia
6-1, 6-2
1984
Martina Navratilova
United States
Chris Evert
United States
6-3, 6-1
1985
Chris Evert
United States
Martina Navratilova
United States
6-3, 6-7(4-7), 7-5
1986
Chris Evert
United States
Martina Navratilova
United States
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
1987
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Martina Navratilova
United States
6-4, 4-6, 8-6
1988
Steffi Graf
West Germany
Natasha Zvereva
Soviet Union
6-0, 6-0
1989
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
Steffi Graf
West Germany
7-6(8-6), 3-6, 7-5
1990
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Steffi Graf
West Germany
7-6(8-6), 6-4
1991
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
6-3, 6-4
1992
Monica Seles
Yugoslavia
Steffi Graf
Germany
6-2, 3-6, 10-8
1993
Steffi Graf
Germany
Mary Joe Fernandez
United States
4-6, 6-2, 6-4
1994
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Spain
Mary Pierce
France
6-4, 6-4
1995
Steffi Graf
Germany
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Spain
7-5, 4-6, 6-0
1996
Steffi Graf
Germany
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Spain
6-3, 6-7(4-7), 10-8
1997
Iva Majoli
Croatia
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
6-4, 6-2
1998
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Spain
Monica Seles
United States
7-6(7-5), 0-6, 6-2
1999
Steffi Graf
Germany
Martina Hingis
Switzerland
4-6, 7-5, 6-2
2000
Mary Pierce
France
Conchita Martinez
Spain
6-2, 7-5
2001
Jennifer Capriati
United States
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
1-6, 6-4, 12-10
2002
Serena Williams
United States
Venus Williams
United States
7-5, 6-3
2003
Justine Henin
Belgium
Kim Clijsters
Belgium
6-0, 6-4
2004
Anastasia Myskina
Russia
Elena Dementieva
Russia
6-1, 6-2
2005
Justine Henin
Belgium
Mary Pierce
France
6-1, 6-1
2006
Justine Henin
Belgium
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia
6-4, 6-4
2007
Justine Henin
Belgium
Ana Ivanovic
Serbia
6-1, 6-2
2008
Ana Ivanovic
Serbia
Dinara Safina
Russia
6-4, 6-3
2009
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia
Dinara Safina
Russia
6-4, 6-2
2010
Francesca Schiavone
Italy
Samantha Stosur
Australia
6-4, 7-6(7-2)
2011
Li Na
China
Francesca Schivone
Italy
6-4, 7-6(7-0)
2012
Maria Sharapova
Russia
Sara Errani
Italy
6-3, 6-2
2013
Serena Williams
United States
Maria Sharapova
Russia
6-4, 6-4
2014
Maria Sharapova
Russia
Simona Halep
Romania
6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-4
2015
Serena Williams
United States
Lucie Safarova
Czech Republic
6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-2
2016
Garbine Muguruza
Spain
Serena Williams
United States
7-5, 6-4

Multiple Winners  French Open Champions
Champion Nationality
Years
Wins
Chris Evert
United States
1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986 7
Steffi Graf
Germany
1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 6
Margaret Smith Court Australia
1962, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973 5
Helen Wills Moody United States
1928, 1929, 1930, 1932 4
Justine Henin Belgium 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 4
Hilde Krahwinkle Sperling Germany 1935, 1936, 1937 3
Monica Seles United States 1990, 1991, 1992 3
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Spain 1989, 1994, 1998 3
Serena Williams United States 2002, 2013, 2015 3
Suzanne Lenglen France
1925, 1926
2
Margaret Scriven Vivian
Great Britain
1933, 1934
2
Simonne Mathieu
France
1938, 1939
2
Margaret Osborne duPont United States
1946, 1949
2
Doris Hart
United States
1950, 1952
2
Maureen Connolly United States
1953, 1954
2
Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia
1963, 1965
2
Ann Hayden Jones Great Briatin
1961, 1966
2
Martina Navratilova
United States
1982, 1984
2
Maria Sharapova
Russia
2012, 2014
2