traction on the red clay surface (that also gives the ball its
extra bounce) can be a special challenge for top professionals
at Roland Garros stadium in Paris - the traditional home of the French Open.
As a result, it's the hottest ticket in tennis as major players come to show their mettle in one of the toughest Grand Slam challenges of the year.
On the homefront, meanwhile, check out all the excitement beginning the official opening on Sunday, May 22, 2016 leading up to the men's final on Sunday, June 5.
US French Open TV schedule -- All times Eastern
To be announced
In the U.S., the complete TV schedule for the 116th edition of the French Open will be hosted by NBC, NBCSN and the Tennis Channel.
Canadian tennis fans can watch major French Open coverage on TSN. Across the pond, complete coverage is available on ITV.
For the two most important matches of the tournament, tune into NBC in the US for the women's final on Saturday, June 10 starting at 9AM ET. For the men's final on Sunday, June 11, NBC again has it covered beginning at 9AM ET.
Court Philippe Chatrier, the main tennis venue at Roland Garros, Paris.
Around the Web, check out updates, history, player profiles, and
assorted French Open trivia, in this - the 2nd round of the 2017 Big Four Grand Slam championships...
- Check out the game's official site with a traditional
showcase of breaking updates and photos, audio feeds and video
clips, online ticket purchase and information, feature stories,
interviews, schedules and scores. In French, Spanish and English.