2018 — Simona Halep

2017 — Jelena Ostapenko

2016 — Garbine Muguruza

2015 — Serena Williams

2014 — Maria Sharapova

2013 — Serena Williams

2012 — Maria Sharapova

2011 — Li Na

2010 — Francesca Schiavone

2009 — Svetlana Kuznetsova

2008 — Ana Ivanovic

2007 — Justine Henin

2006 — Justine Henin-Hardenne

2005 — Justine Henin-Hardenne

2004 — Anastasia Myskina

2003 — Justine Henin-Hardenne

2002 — Serena Williams

2001 — Jennifer Capriati

2000 — Mary Pierce

1999 — Steffi Graf

1998 — Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

1997 — Iva Majoli

1996 — Steffi Graf

1995 — Steffi Graf

1994 — Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

1993 — Steffi Graf

1992 — Monica Seles

1991 — Monica Seles

1990 — Monica Seles

1989 — Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

1988 — Steffi Graf

1987 — Steffi Graf

1986 — Chris Evert Lloyd

1985 — Chris Evert Lloyd

1984 — Martina Navratilova

1983 — Chris Evert Lloyd

1982 — Martina Navratilova

1981 — Hana Mandlikova

1980 — Chris Evert Lloyd

1979 — Chris Evert Lloyd

1978 — Virginia Ruzici

1977 — Mima Jausovec

1976 — Sue Barker

1975 — Chris Evert

1974 — Chris Evert

1973 — Margaret Smith Court

1972 — Billie Jean King

1971 — Evonne Goolagong

1970 — Margaret Smith Court

1969 — Margaret Smith Court

1968 — Nancy Richey

1967 — Francoise Durr

1966 — Ann Haydon Jones

1965 — Lesley Turner

1964 — Margaret Smith

1963 — Lesley Turner

1962 — Margaret Smith

1961 — Ann Haydon

1960 — Darlene Hard

1959 — Christine Truman

1958 — Suzi Kormoczi

1957 — Shirley Bloomer

1956 — Althea Gibson

1955 — Angela Mortimer

1954 — Maureen Connolly

1953 — Maureen Connolly

1952 — Doris Hart

1951 — Shirley Fry

1950 — Doris Hart

1949 — Margaret Osborne duPont

1948 — Nelly Adamson Landry

1947 — Pat Canning Todd

1946 — Margaret Osborne

1940-45 — No tournament, World War II

1939 — Simone Passemard Mathieu

1938 — Simone Passemard Mathieu

1937 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling

1936 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling

1935 — Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling

1934 — Margaret Scriven

1933 — Margaret Scriven

1932 — Helen Wills Moody

1931 — Cilly Aussem

1930 — Helen Wills Moody

1929 — Helen Wills

1928 — Helen Wills

1927 — Kea Bouman

1926 — Suzanne Lenglen

1925 — Suzanne Lenglen

NOTE: Prior to 1925, the French Open was restricted to French players.