Who is the youngest winner of French Open?
At the tender age of 17, Michael Chang of the United States became the youngest ever winner of the men’s tournament. It was in 1989 French Open where he defeated Stefan Edberg in the final over five sets and became the youngest player ever to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires. He had to overcome some big names to take the title, including Eduardo Masso, Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl. Although Chang was only seeded 15th in the tournament, he beat Lendl, who was at that time the number one player in the world and then 3 times French Open champion, in the fourth round. The match lasted 4 hours and 37 minutes.
Monica Seles won her first Grand Slam, defeating Steffi Graf in the final, 7–6 (6), 6–4, saving four set points in the first set tiebreaker. Aged 16 and 6 months, she became the youngest ever Grand Slam Singles winner. Seles remains the youngest French Open champion.