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The 2014 French Open on Instagram

To view more photos and videos from the tournament, explore the Stade Roland Garros and Le Roland Garros location pages.

The Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) tennis tournament, also known as the French Open, has begun with 32 first-round singles matches starting on Sunday. As one of four major grand slams held throughout the year in professional tennis, the clay court tournament has been held in Paris since 1891. The competition is named after Roland Garros, a French aviation pioneer who was a big fan of the eponymous stadium.

Players will compete for the singles and doubles crowns over the next two weeks. The winners of the men’s and women’s singles in 2014 will each receive a €1,650,000 prize, a 10% increase on last year’s awards.

Want to get a first-hand look at the tournament? Be sure to follow these top tennis players on Instagram:

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The French Open on Instagram

See more photos of Roland Garros by browsing the Stade Roland Garros and Le Roland Garros location pages.

Today marks the start of Roland Garros (@rolandgarros), also known as the French Open, one of the most prestigious events in the world of professional tennis. The clay court tournament has been held in Paris since the late 1800s and is named after Roland Garros, a beloved French fighter pilot in World War II who frequented the tennis stadium where the Open is held.

Two hundred and fifty-six players—128 men and 128 women—will compete for the singles and doubles crowns over the next two weeks. Want to get a first-hand look at the tournament? Be sure to follow these Instagrammers:

  • Men’s Doubles #1 Bob Bryan — @bryanbros.
  • Women’s World #3 Victoria Azarenka — @vichka35.
  • Men’s World #6 Tomáš Berdych — @tomasberdych.
  • Women’s World #1 Serena Williams — @serenawilliams.
  • ATP, the men’s professional tour — @atpworldtour.
  • WTA, the women’s professional tour — @WTA.