Countries with the Most French Open Titles (Singles, Men and Women)

Spain Has The Most Men's French Open Wins, Led By Rafael Nadal's Eight. The USA Has The Most Women's French Open Wins, Led By Chris Evert's Seven.

Spain Has The Most Men’s French Open Wins, Led By Rafael Nadal’s Eight. The USA Has The Most Women’s French Open Wins, Led By Chris Evert’s Seven.

The French Open is one of tennis’ four majors. The tournament – beginning with it’s original “non-Open” form – has been played since 1891 (113 years*) on the men’s side and 1897 (112 years*) on the women’s.

It’s been played at the Stade Roland Garros since the very beginning. The now-familiar and distinguishing red clay has been around since 1928.

Only amateurs were invited through 1967, but in 1968 the tournament became “open” to pros as well.

That where today’s list comes in. Today we’re going to look at the French Open winners since 1968 for both les hommes and les femmes – divided and sorted by their countries.

On the men’s side, Spain has the most – 14, led by Rafael Nadal, who’s won eight of them (eight of the past nine, in fact – Roger Federer won in 2009).

Bjorn Borg (six) and Mats Wilander (three) put Sweden in second with nine.

American men (four) haven’t fared so well on clay. Jim Courier won back-to-back in 1991 and 1992. Michael Chang and Andre Agassi won the other two.

France, itself, is worse. Only one winner: Yannick Noah in 1983.

What about England? Zip. Can Andy Murray make it happen in 2014?

Things are a bit different on the women’s side. Americans dominate here with 14 titles won by six different ladies. Then it’s Steffi Graf with six wins all by herself for Germany.

MEN’S FRENCH OPEN WINNERS BY COUNTRY

COUNTRY FRENCH OPEN TITLES YEAR WINNER
1. Spain 14 1972 Andrés Gimeno
1993 Sergi Bruguera
1994 Sergi Bruguera
1998 Carlos Moyà
2002 Albert Costa
2003 Juan Carlos Ferrero
2005 Rafael Nadal
2006 Rafael Nadal
2007 Rafael Nadal
2008 Rafael Nadal
2010 Rafael Nadal
2011 Rafael Nadal
2012 Rafael Nadal
2013 Rafael Nadal
2. Sweden 9 1974 Björn Borg
1975 Björn Borg
1978 Björn Borg
1979 Björn Borg
1980 Björn Borg
1981 Björn Borg
1982 Mats Wilander
1985 Mats Wilander
1988 Mats Wilander
3. Czechoslovakia 5 1970 Jan Kodeš
1971 Jan Kodeš
1984 Ivan Lendl
1986 Ivan Lendl
1987 Ivan Lendl
4. USA 4 1989 Michael Chang
1991 Jim Courier
1992 Jim Courier
1999 Andre Agassi
5. Brazil 3 1997 Gustavo Kuerten
2000 Gustavo Kuerten
2001 Gustavo Kuerten
6. Argentina 2 1977 Guillermo Vilas
2004 Gastón Gaudio
6. Australia 2 1968 Ken Rosewall
1969 Rod Laver
8. Austria 1 1995 Thomas Muster
8. Ecuador 1 1990 Andrés Gómez
8. France 1 1983 Yannick Noah
8. Italy 1 1976 Adriano Panatta
8. Romania 1 1973 Ilie Nastase
8. Russia 1 1996 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
8. Switzerland 1 2009 Roger Federer

WOMEN’S FRENCH OPEN WINNERS BY COUNTRY

COUNTRY FRENCH OPEN TITLES YEAR WINNER
1. USA 14 1968 Nancy Richey
1972 Billie Jean King
1974 Chris Evert
1975 Chris Evert
1979 Chris Evert
1980 Chris Evert
1982 Martina Navratilova
1983 Chris Evert
1984 Martina Navratilova
1985 Chris Evert
1986 Chris Evert
2001 Jennifer Capriati
2002 Serena Williams
2013 Serena Williams
2. Germany 6 1993 Steffi Graf
1995 Steffi Graf
1996 Steffi Graf
1999 Steffi Graf
(West Germany) 1987 Steffi Graf
(West Germany) 1988 Steffi Graf
3. Australia 4 1969 Margaret Court
1970 Margaret Court
1971 Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1973 Margaret Court
3. Belgium 4 2003 Justine Henin
2005 Justine Henin
2006 Justine Henin
2007 Justine Henin
3. Yugoslavia 4 1977 Mima Jaušovec
1990 Monica Seles
1991 Monica Seles
1992 Monica Seles
6. Russia 3 2004 Anastasia Myskina
2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova
2012 Maria Sharapova
6. Spain 3 1989 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1994 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1998 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
8. China 1 2011 Li Na
8. Croatia 1 1997 Iva Majoli
8. Czechoslavakia 1 1981 Hana Mandlíková
8. England 1 1976 Sue Barker
8. France 1 2000 Mary Pierce
8. Italy 1 2010 Francesca Schiavone
8. Romania 1 1978 Virginia Ruzici
8. Serbia 1 2008 Ana Ivanovic

Photos: Michel Euler/AP via sports.blog.terra.com / wtatennis.com

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