Andre Agassi

8 time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi was in Paris this weekend for the French Open and he held an autograph session to the delight of his fans for the inauguration of the new Hour Passion boutique.

Andre Agassi also had an opportunity to test the Longines Smash Corner at Roland Garros.
The Smash Corner is an interactive game where guests can test their serve speed against various tennis stars for 2€. Each player gets three serves and a certificate, but participants this weekend got something better – advice from Agassi himself! The proceeds from the Smash Corner go to Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf’s respective charities: Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Children for Tomorrow.

To further support the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Longines presented Agassi with a US$50,000 cheque at a dinner at the Champs Elysees. Set up in 1994, this foundation is dedicated to improving the education of disadvantaged children in the USA.

Since 2007 Longines has been the official timekeeper for the French Open at Roland Garros. The brand uses this occasion to organise its Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament for international under-13 players. These young tennis stars compete for the grand prize: funding that will finance their sports equipment until their 16th birthday and the chance to play with Longines Ambassadors: Andre Agassi and Jim Courier in 2011, Steffi Graf and Sabine Lisicki last year.

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Ahead of the French Open, Novak Djokovic stopped by the UNIQLO store in Paris to launch his tennis collection and meet with fans. Here’s the video:

Longines Ambassador Andre Agassi will meet his fans on Saturday at the Hour Passion boutique in Paris.

Hour Passion
3 rue de Sèvres, Paris 6
June 8th, 10 am (GMT+1)

Longines Ambassador Andre Agassi

Djokovic

adidas revealed a new footwear partnership with the world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. The Serbian star debuted his Barricade 7 at the French Open this week.

The deal follows on from Novak’s personal decision to wear the Barricade shoe for many years; with all six of his Grand Slam titles achieved wearing the adidas shoe.

Longines Smash corner

Located just off the famed Place des Mousquetaires, Longines Smash Corner is the interactive game that lets spectators test the speed of their serves against the game’s best.

Longines Smash Corner

Longines Smash Corner

For just 2 €, players have three serves and will receive a certificate documenting their performance. All proceeds from the Longines Smash Corner will be donated to the associations set up by Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, which help children in need.

Longines Smash Corner
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Enjoy a few pics of Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the adidas autograph session last Wednesday:

Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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