Maria Sharapova, Roland Garros 2014

Il n’y a aucune vente de billets sur place avant ou pendant le tournoi (sauf pour les qualifications). Les billets s’écoulent très rapidement (95% des billets sont vendus dès le jour d’ouverture).

Il n’y a que 3 moyens légaux d’acheter des billets:
– le site officiel Roland Garros
– la bourse officielle d’échange Viagogo
– les agences officielles qui proposent uniquement des offres packagées (billets + prestations)

Les événements Roland Garros

Nadal vs Djokovic

Qualifications du 19 au 22 Mai

Les billets permettent l’accès aux courts 6 à 18, sur lesquels se déroulent les matchs de qualification, mais aussi au court Suzanne Lenglen sur lequel les meilleurs joueurs s’entraînent avant le tournoi.

La journée des enfants samedi 23 mai

La traditionnelle journée caritative (anciennement appelée la journée Benny Berthet) a lieu la veille du tournoi. Les trois courts principaux accueillent des matchs exhibitions. Des entraînements et diverses animations sont aussi programmés sur les courts annexes.

Roland Garros du 24 mai au 7 juin

A suivre, nos reportages en direct de Roland Garros 2015 coverage.

Trophée des Légendes

Le Trophée des Légendes rassemble 24 anciennes gloires du tennis (hommes et femmes) qui s’affrontent en double. Les matchs se disputent sur les court Suzanne Lenglen et numéro lors de la deuxième semaine du tournoi.

Tennis en fauteuil

Les matchs du tournoi Tennis en Fauteuil se déroulent sur les courts annexes 7, 9 et 11, du mercredi 3 au vendredi 5 juin.

Les courts

Court 1

Les billets pour les courts principaux (Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, court numéro 1) donnent l’accès aux courts annexes. Les places sont numérotées sur les courts principaux, sur les courts annexes le placement est libre: premier arrivé, premier assis!

Court Philippe Chatrier

Bâti en 1928 pour accueillir la Coupe Davis, il peut accueillir 14 840 spectateurs. Anciennement nommé Court Cental, il a été renommé en 2001 Court Philippe Chatrier, en l’honneur de l’ancien président de la Fédération Internationale de Tennis.

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Court Suzanne Lenglen

Le 2ème court principal, construit en 1994 peut contenir 10 068 spectateurs. Suzanne Lenglen, née en 1899, surnommée La Divine par la presse française, est considérée comme la première star internationale du tennis.

Court Suzanne Lenglen Roland Garros

Court numéro un

Surnommé l’arène en raison de sa forme circulaire, le court 1 (3 800 places) sera malheureusement détruit dans le cadre des travaux de modernisation du stade.

Court 1 Roland Garros

Courts annexes

Les courts annexes sont souvent le théâtre de victoires surprises. Lors des premiers tours, il est possible d’y voir les champions s’entraîner. La capacité totale des courts annexes est de 8 590 places.

Les tickets

Eugénie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova

Tickets à l’unité

Tickets journée: le billet classique qui donne l’accès au court de votre choix.

Visiteurs du soir du 24 mai au 1er juin: permet l’accès à partir de 17h. Réservez vos tickets à partir de 17h la veille du jour souhaité.

Pass multi journées

Les pass offrent des meilleurs prix que les billets achetés à l’unité. Les pass disponibles:
– qualifications 4 jours
– week end: samedi 30 et dimanche 31 mai
– demi-finales: jeudi 4 et vendredi 5 juin
– finales: samedi 6 et dimanche 7 juin

Packs VIP

Les packs VIP comprennent un ticket pour le Court Philippe Chatrier ou Suzanne Lenglen ansi que certains services: loges, repas, hotels …

Comment acheter vos tickets

Serena Williams

Site officiel Roland Garros

La billetterie grand public ouvre le 11 mars. Les billets s’écoulent très rapidement, je vous conseille de vous préparer un peu à l’avance pour le jour J!

Tous les billets commandés sur le site sont des e-billets strictement nominatifs, vous avez jusque la veille pour attribuer à chaque e-billet les nom et prénom du bénéficiaire. Attention, les cartes d’identité sont vérifiées à l’entrée du stade!

Bourse d’échange Viagogo

A partir du mois d’avril, vous pouvez acheter et vendre vos tickets sur Viagogo.

Quelques conseils

– créez votre compte à l’avance ou vérifiez que vos identifiants fonctionnent
– préparez vous! Allez sur le site officiel, notez les tickets qui vous intéressent, les prix…
– attention aux limitations d’achat: 1 seule commande par carte bancaire par personne
– la billetterie ouvre généralement vers 7h du matin le premier jour
– ne rafraîchissez pas la page de votre navigateur, vous perdriez votre place dans la queue
– si vous n’avez pas réussi à acheter vos billets souhaités, il vous reste Viagogo ou les Visiteurs du soir.

Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à laisser un commentaire!

Roland Garros court Philippe Chatrier

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Except for qualifiers, there are no ticket sales at the stadium itself before or during tournament. All bookings have to be made before the event. The tickets sell out really fast, so you better be prepared.

Keep in mind there are only 3 ways to (legally) buy tickets:
– the official Roland Garros website
– the Viagogo Roland Garros exchange ticket website
– official French Open agencies that propose exclusively VIP tickets and corporate hospitality offers. You can find the complete list here.

The events

Maria Sharapova

Qualifiers – 19 to 22 May

Tickets for the stadium during the qualifiers give the bearer access to the entire public area within the stadium. Courts 6 to 18 have unreserved seating and are open to all. Court Suzanne Lenglen is also open to all spectators to watch players from the main draw practising before the tournament starts.

Roland Garros Kids’ Day – 23 May

Roland Garros Kids’ Day is a charity event, devoted to fund raising for charitable organisations. On Kids’ Day, exhibition matches are scheduled on the three main courts, with plenty of other activities and practice sessions on the other courts and throughout the stadium.

French Open – 24 May to 7 June

Follow our Roland Garros 2015 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Legends Trophy

The Legends Trophy (Trophée des Légendes) brings together twenty-four of history’s greatest champions, grouped according to age in the two men’s draws, and twelve former women’s tennis stars. Matches are played on court 1 and court Suzanne Lenglen during the second week of the French Open.

Wheelchair tennis tournament

The wheelchair tennis tournament is held on courts 7, 9 and 11 during the second week of the French Open. All wheelchair tennis matches can be watched by holders of outside courts tickets.

The courts

Court Philippe Chatrier

Tickets for show courts (Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen, court number one) give access to the outside courts; you will be assigned an allocated seat for the whole day. On the outside courts, seating is on a first come first served basis, there is no allocated seat.

Court Philippe Chatrier

Court Philippe Chatrier was built in 1928 as Roland Garros’s centerpiece and remains its principal venue, seating 14,840 spectators. The stadium was known simply as “Court Central” until 1998, when it was renamed for Philippe Chatrier, the long-time president of the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) who helped restore tennis as a Summer Olympics sport in 1988.

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Court Suzanne Lenglen

The secondary Roland Garros stadium with a capacity of 10,068 spectators, the court Suzanne Lenglen was built in 1994. Suzanne Lenglen, born in 1899, was the first female tennis celebrity and one of the first international female sport stars, named La Divine (the divine one) by the French press.

Court Suzanne Lenglen Roland Garros

Court One

Nicknamed the “Bullring” because of its circular shape – is a favorite among serious tennis fans because of its relatively small size ( 3,800 seats) and feeling of close proximity to the action.

Court 1 Roland Garros

Outside courts

Courts 2, 3 and 7 are the main outside courts and have been the scene of some stunning French Open upsets in the past. In the early rounds of the tournament, outside courts are also the place to be to watch the top players practicing.

The tickets

Nadal vs Djokovic

Individual tickets

Individual all day tickets: Allow access to outside courts and the show court of your choice.

Evening Visitors from 24 May to 1 June: Tickets to outside courts or one of the show courts from 5pm. Pre-book your tickets from 5 pm on the evening before the day you wish to attend.

Multi day passes

Multi-day passes offer a better rate than tickets bought separately. Packs available:
– qualifying 4 days passes
– week end: Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May
– semifinals: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June
– finals: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June

VIP packages

All VIP packages include one ticket to the Court Philippe-Chatrier or Suzanne-Lenglen and dedicated services: lounges, dining, hotels … More details on the official website.

How to order tickets

Carlos Moya

Roland Garros website

Ticket sales open to the general public on March 11th. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so check out the website in advance to plan what days and courts you would like tickets for.

The e-tickets need to be printed and will be scanned at the entrance gate of the stadium, where a pass will be printed in the name of the ticketholder. These will be checked against an ID to enter the stadium.

Viagogo Roland Garros exchange ticket website

From April, you can also purchase and resell tickets via the Viagogo ticket exchange. You can buy tickets up until the day of the event, depending on their avalaibility.

Tips to order your French Open tickets

– create your account in advance
– tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so check out the website in advance to plan what days and courts you would like tickets for
– write down the tickets you want to order
– check out the booking limits: only one order and payment per person
– no need to try to log in at midnight on the first day, tickets are usually on sale around 7am (GMT+1)
– don’t refresh your browser page, you would only lose your place in the queue
– if you didn’t get the tickets you wanted, try the exchange ticket website (see below) or the evening visitors.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here, I’ll try to answer the best I can.

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Boris Becker

Boris Becker, looking bored during Djokovic second round win over Philipp Kohlschreiber:

Boris Becker

Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He was also finalist in 1990 and 1995.

Former world number one Amélie Mauresmo, now Andy Murray’s coach:

Amélie Mauresmo

Amélie Mauresmo

Amélie Mauresmo

Michael Chang watching Kei Nishikori’s second round win over Tommy Robredo, with his wife and eldest daughter. Roland Garros champion in 1989, he reached the semifinals at Bercy 3 times (1991, 1994, 1999).

Michael Chang

Wawrinka’s coach, Magnus Norman. He never got past the second round as a player, but he was Robin Soderling’s coach when he won the title back in 2010.

Magnus Norman

Magnus Norman

Sébastien Grosjean, during Richard Gasquet’s victory over Denis Istomin. He captured the biggest title of his career here in 2001. Only two other French players won the Bercy title: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2008, and Guy Forget in 1991.

Sébastien Grosjean

Nicolas Escudé, coach of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He won the doubles title with Fabrice Santoro in 2002.

Nicolas Escudé

Tennis greatest entertainer Mansour Bahrami. I had the pleasure to see him once again at the Optima Open last August.

Mansour Bahrami

Arnaud Di Pasquale:

Arnaud Di Pasquale

Also seen (but no pics, sorry): Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clément, Bercy tournament director Guy Forget, and former Bercy tournament director Cédric Pioline.

Sadly, my all-time favorite player Stefan Edberg was not in Paris with the Federer team, but at least I managed to see Marat Safin:

POPB

Enjoy our Bercy 2014 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Sles, McEnroe, Clijsters and Bahrami

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here).

Last match of the day: a mixed doubles exhibition with Kim Clijsters, Monica Seles, John McEnroe and Mansour Bahrami! It’s always a pleasure to see these great champions play and have fun on court.

Players entering the court:

Warm-up:

4-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters, visibly happy to be on court:

Kim Clijsters and Mansour Bahrami

Kim Clijsters

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Henri Leconte

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here).

Second match of the day: crowd favorite Henri Leconte against Greg Rusedski.
Rusedski won the match 7-5 6-3 but as expected Henri stole the show on court (let’s say Rusedski is not really a charismatic player…)

Rusedski and Leconte were both Grand Slam finalists: the Brit lost to Pat Rafter in the 1997 US Open final, and Henri lost the infamous Roland Garros 1988 final to Mats Wilander.
Leconte is now a commentator for Eurosport and has recently launched a padel club in Manosque, South of France.
As for Rusedski if I’m not wrong, he’s involved with junior players but I’m not so sure about that.

Henri Leconte

Greg Rusedski

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Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Cash

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here).

First match of the day between two Wimbledon champions: Pat Cash (1987) and Goran Ivanisevic (2001).
An entertaining match with lots of interactions between the players and the public. Cash and Ivanisevic even tried to “corrupt” the line judges by offering them money. It was a lot of fun with some good tennis too.

Pat Cash

Goran’s impressive serve:

Goran Ivanisevic

Pete Sampras was the first player to pass 1,000 ace mark in a single season, but Goran still holds the record for most aces in a year.

Grandpa Cash, still looking strong at 49:

Pat Cash

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