Fifth French Open crown for Henin?

3 years after her last match in Paris (her win against Ivanovic in the 2007 final), Justine Henin will try to conquer a 5th French Open title. A quick look back at Justine’s previous performances at Roland Garros: 1999: 2R Lindsay Davenport d Henin 6-3 2-6 7-5 First participation for Henin, who lost to number […]

FWOTD #3

Every day during the Roland Garros tournament, a new french word or expression related (or not) to Paris, tennis and Roland Garros. FWOTD #3: la Tour Eiffel Paris just wouldn’t be Paris without “la Tour Eiffel”. The tower was met with much criticism from the public when it was built. Many considered it an eyesore […]

Meet Gianni Mina

Runner up at last year’s French Open juniors, Gianni Mina could be mistaken for Gael Monfils’ younger brother. Gianni Mina: Gael Monfils: But their looks are not the only thing that they have in common: they have similar playing style and were both very successful in juniors. In 2004, Monfils finished the year as the […]

24 hours of Rafa Nadal

In recognition of Rafa’s 24th birthday on June 3rd, Tennis Buzz will feature ’24 Hours of Rafa’ – a full day of Rafa articles, photos and videos. Please send us your stories, photos and videos. Thanks!

French word of the day (FWOTD) #2

FWOTD #2: TERRE BATTUE – Red clay The surface is made up of natural clay covered with crushed brick as a fine surface dressing. This layer gives the ball extra grip when it hits the deck, making the surface characteristically slow. But clay courts’ speed depends greatly on weather conditions: when there’s a bit of […]