Organized by the Fédération française de tennis (FFT), formerly known as the Fédération Française de Lawn Tennis until 1976, the French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a red clay surface. It's generally considered the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
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So let’s have a look at the world’s most grand slam. The Australian Open. The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne, Australia. This is the first grand slam event of the tennis season of the year, when is Australian summer. Also, the tournament played on the surface which is called rebound ace, and a soft type of hard court.
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The US Open is the only Grand Slam tournament to have been played on 3 different surfaces – 1) Grass 2) Clay & 3) Hard Courts. Quick Facts about the US Open The US Open's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the largest tennis stadium in the world and can accommodate about 23,200 people.
The grand slam tennis tournament that is played on the red clay court is the French Open. It is also known as the Roland Garros. The second name is given to the tournament as the stadium where this game is played is known as Roland Garros. The tournament is played every year from late May to early June.
Grass is the historically prominent surface. That’s where tennis was born and initially played. This surface favors offensive players with big serves and a strong net game. Nowadays, the grass season is quite short on the pro tour. It only lasts 4 weeks with Wimbledon as the main event.
The Australian and United States tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905. The sport of tennis is defined by these four major championships or “the Grand Slams”.
Wimbledon. Talking strictly about Grand Slam events, then Wimbledon is the only one that is played on the grass. There are other ATP (association of tennis professionals) events that are played in anticipation of the Championships (Wimbledon) but those are mere ATP events.