By Maija Yip
How it Began
Sports in the 1920s grew from the publicity and the promotions, the most famous sports during the 1920s were baseball, tennis, the Schooner Bluenose race, and swimming etc. The media publicity ensured large crowds and guaranteed the financial success of the ventures allowing new stadiums to be built and providing salaries for the sport stars.
The French championships was International in 1925, the first open french tournament was played at the Stade de Roland-Garros. The french championships was opened for international competitors. Rene Lacoste was in the finals of Jean Borotra, the tournament was one of the greatest historical moments of French tennis history.