2010 French Open: day 4 recap

A rainy day at Roland Garros. Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta are all through to third round with straight sets win. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Madrid winner Aravane Rezaï suffer but qualify in 3 sets against respectively Andrea Petkovic and Angélique Kerber. On the men’s side, no problem for last year’s finalist […]

Children’s day at Roland Garros – recap

Arnaud Clément vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin: A pretty boring match between the two French players. Clément wins 6-3. Michael Llodra vs Mardy Fish: Next, a really entertaining set between hard courts specialists Michael Llodra and Mardy Fish, with spectacular serve and volley play by Llodra.

1990 French Open: Opposites attract, Gomez defeats Agassi

Back in the days when Agassi was wearing pink lycra bike pants and a wig. Agassi was then just a “forehand and a haircut” as Ivan Lendl once said. Coached by Florida tennis guru Nick Bolletieri, Agassi was tennis’ enfant terrible, known as much for his look as his explosive game. Seeded number 3, Agassi […]

French word of the day (FWOTD) #4

FWOTD #4: ENFANTS (Kids) The first Wednesday of the French Open is tradionnally Kid’s Day. The stands and grounds of Roland Garros are full of kids running in the allées, cheering for their favorite players and chasing for autographs. During the tournament there are plenty of activities for kids like mini-tennis and autograph signing sessions.