Strasbourg guide for tennis fans

Strasbourg

From May 18 to May 25, the city of Strasbourg will host the 33rd edition of the Internationaux de Strasbourg, the only WTA-level event organized in France. The tournament serves as a warm-up to Roland Garros which is played a week later. Strasbourg is the perfect city to combine sightseeing and tennis. Check out our […]

Estoril Open 2019: Tsitsipas triumphs

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Estoril Open 2019

Third career title, his first on clay for Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6. This title means a lot to me. It’s on clay, it’s one of my preferred surfaces. It’s nice to have completed the clay-hard court title [sweep] that I’ve been fighting for. Next is grass, or maybe even more clay-court […]

Roland Garros 2019: Dominic Thiem’s outfit

Dominic Thiem Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Finalist at Roland Garros last year, winner in Barcelona a week ago with a convincing victory over Nadal, Dominic Thiem is one of the big favourites for the French Open title. He will be wearing adidas new Escouade collection: Thiem’s kit is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis. Check out our Guide to Roland Garros 2019

Simonne Mathieu, tennis champion and World War II hero

Simonne Mathieu

The women’s doubles trophy at the French Open is named for Mathieu, Coupe Simonne-Mathieu and the new 5,000 seat Roland Garros court is named after her. But who was Simonne Mathieu? Alongside Suzanne Lenglen and Henri Cochet she is one of France’s greatest tennis champions. But she was much more than that. Married at 17, […]

Estoril Open 2019: Tsitsipas and Goffin to face in the semifinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Estoril Open 2019

It has been much more difficult than expected for Tsitsipas who had to fight to get past world number 214 Joao Domingues (7-6 6-4) and advance to the Estoril semifinals for the second year in a row.Kudos to the 25-year old Portuguese who had a fantastic week with wins over Elias Ymer and Filippo Baldi […]

Estoril Open 2019: Goffin ousts defending champion Joao Sousa

David Goffin, Estoril Open 2019

The last time they faced, in Miami last year, Sousa dispatched Goffin 6-0 6-1. But today the Belgian controlled the match from start to finish to win easily 6-3 6-2 and reach the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals are now known:Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Joao DominguesDavid Goffin vs Malek JaziriGaël Monfils vs Alejandro Davidovich FokinaFrances Tiafoe vs Pablo […]