One month from today, on May 26, the French Open opens at Roland Garros. The tournament dates back to 1891, and the first women’s singles champion was crowned in 1897 when Adine Masson won the trophy.
On Jan. 14, 1985, Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament, becoming the second woman -- after Chris Evert -- to accomplish the feat. Navratilova concluded her record-breaking career with 167 singles titles; Evert piled up 157 trophies.
Way back on Jan. 11 1805, Congress established the Michigan Territory, providing home soil for several gold medalists at the London Olympics. Tennis star Serena Williams (born in Saginaw), gymnast Jordyn Wieber (born in DeWitt), sprinter Lauryn Williams (raised in Detroit), boxer Claressa Shields (born in Flint), swimmer Allison Schmitt (raised in Canton) and water polo goalie Betsey Armstrong (born in Ann Arbor) all have Michigan ties.