With today’s rainout, I give a look at the past.
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The Top 10 Female French Open Champions
- Chris Evert – The draws Evert faced in the 1970s may not have been terribly deep, but Evert won this title 7 times with her first title coming in 1974 and her final title coming in 1986. Evert’s final two triumphs were three set thrillers against her #1 rival Martina Navratilova. Evert gets the top spot for rebounding and winning Roland Garros in 1985 and 1986 after Navratilova had seemingly figured her out on clay in 1984.
- Steffi Graf – Graf’s title haul of 6 will always carry questions about what a healthy Monica Seles would have meant as Steffi won Roland Garros in 1993, 1995, and 1996 without Seles in the draw. Still, Steffi’s 1999 run to the title places her in the second slot. Steffi won in Paris in 1987 and dominated Roland Garros in 1988. Steffi was runner-up at the…
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