2010 French Open: day 8 recap

Only one semi-surprise today: Tomas Berdych’ victory over 4th seed Andy Murray. – Schiavone, Wozniacki, Dementieva and Petrova are through to quarters. Henin finished off her match against Sharapova, she will meet Sam Stosur in round 4. – Federer, Soderling, Berdych defeated their opponent in straight sets. It was even more easier for Youzhny: Tsonga […]

FWOTD #8: Berthillon

Berthillon is a French manufacturer and retailer of luxury ice cream and sorbet. Their “glaces” (ice creams) are considered to be the best in Paris. Berthillon has been around since 1954. They use all natural ingredients; no preservatives or additives in their products! They’re located at 29-31 Rue Saint Louis en l’ile, in Paris 4e. […]

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 […]