2010 French Open Grand Slam is currently held since May 23. The reigning champion are Roger Federer from Swiss for men singles and Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia for women singles.
Last year edition of this tournament brought a big surprise when the fourth consecutive champions Rafael Nadal defeated by Robin Söderling, seeded 23, in the fourth round. This made Söderling the first and-up-until-now only player that ever beat Nadal in Roland Garros.
But Nadal is not the ultimate tennis legend for French Open. His four-year-in-a-row victories only matched Björn Borg record that set in 1978-1981. While those are the total number of Nadal's victories in French Open, Björn Borg already won six times, the other two was in 1974 and 1975.
Björn Borg, born June 6, 1956 in Sweden, is a former world no. 1 tennis player. Besides holds the record in French Open he also won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles in 1976-1980 (an all-time record he holds with Roger Federer).
With 11 titles, Borg ranks fourth in the list of male tennis players who have won the most Grand Slam singles titles behind Roger Federer (16), Pete Sampras (14), and Roy Emerson (12). Too bad he never won the other two grand slams, The Australian Open and The US Open.
While for women singles, we have two sport legend candidates, Justine Henin and Chris Evert. Henin, four time French Open champions, which three of it was won cosecutively in 2005-2007, still an active player at this moment. There are a big possibility that she's gonna set another records in the future, so we'll talk about her in some other time.
Chris Evert, born December 21, 1954 in U.S., is the most winner for women singles in French Open with 7 titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986). She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record six championships at the US Open.
Evert's career win–loss record in singles matches of 1,309–146 (.900) is the best of any professional player in tennis history. She never lost in the first or second rounds of a Grand Slam singles tournament.
Unlike Björn Borg, Chris Evert managed to won in all Grand Slam series, including Wimbledon and Australian Open.
Note: All of those above records only count the open era tennis (after 1967).