The French Open normally begins on a Sunday in late May and continues for 15 days, ending in early June. The tournament stretches over the Memorial Day holiday. The French Open ends with the men's singles final, scheduled for the final Sunday of play.
Play typically begins at 11 a.m. each day. The French Open is played in unlighted and uncovered stadiums, so matches can be postponed due to weather or darkness.
The French Open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the tennis calendar, after the Australian Open in January and February. The best players in men's and women's professional tennis play the tournament at Stade Roland Garros, a clay court complex in Paris, France.