First Year Women in French Open

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What was the first year that women were allowed to compete in the French Open (known at that time as “Championnat de France”)?

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The first women to compete in the “Championnat de France”, the precursor to the modern French Open  (Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros), competed in 1897. It was won in that year Adine Masson of France. She went on to win the event again in 1898, 1899, 1902 and 1903.

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