French Open live coverage: day 8

Elena Dementieva is the first to qualify for the quarterfinals after her victory over qualifier Chanelle Scheepers 6-1 6-3. Her next opponent: the winner of the match Nadia Petrova-Venus Williams. Other player qualified for the quarterfinals: Francesca Schiavone, winner over Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-4. 14.45: break for Venus in the second set 2-0. First set: […]

FWOTD #7: le jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg is Paris’ largest public park, and favorite place to sun, stroll, picnic and play. It is the garden of the palais du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace), built by Marie de Medicis, mother of king Louis XIII in the 17th century. Luxembourg Palace has served many roles over the years. It has been […]

French Open 2010: day 7 recap

Some big names crashed out today at Roland Garros: – Number 6 seed Andy Roddick was ousted in straight sets by qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili. I ‘ve seen Gabashvili play twice: once in a Futures tournament in Lille a couple years ago and last Saturday in Roland Garros, when he was playing an exhibition set against […]

French Open live coverage: Nadal vs Hewitt

Third round: Rafael Nadal vs Lleyton Hewitt Head to head: 5-4 2009 Roland Garros Clay Nadal 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hard Nadal 6-1, 6-2 2007 Roland Garros Clay Nadal 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5) 2007 ATP Masters Series Hamburg Clay Nadal 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 2006 Queen’s Club Grass Hewitt 3-6, 6-3 RET 2006 Roland Garros […]

FWOTD #6: Velib

FWOTD #6: VELIB Velib’ (velo liberté , bicycle freedom) is a self service “bike hire” system available 24/7. Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. The system was launched in Paris in July 2007. 20 000 bicycles and 1450 […]

FWOTD #5: jambon-beurre

FWOTD #5: jambon-beurre I know this website is supposed to be dedicated to tennis, but it’s kinda impossible to talk about France without talking about food, right? So today’s french word of the day is “jambon-beurre”. Le jambon-beurre (also called “parisien”) is the typical french sandwich. Simple but delicious: just ham, butter and baguette . […]