French Open preview with Warwick Bashford

Thanks to Warwick, former coach of Marcos Baghdatis and Amélie Mauresmo, who answered our questions. Please note this interview happened three weeks ago (before Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal). If you want to know more about Warwick, please visit our About page. Q: Let’s talk first about world number one Serena Williams: although she won the French […]

French word of the day (FWOTD) #1

Every day during the Roland Garros tournament, a new french word or expression related (or not) to Paris, tennis and Roland Garros. FWOTD #1: DIMANCHE (Sunday) Since 2006, the final draw of the tournament has begun on a Sunday. So, Roland Garros is the “longest Slam”, being contested over 15 days (14 days Oz and […]

’09 French Open: Rafa’s quest for 5

May 2009: From 2005 to the start of Roland Garros 2009, Rafael Nadal won 150 matches for only 5 losses on clay. He has never lost a match at Roland Garros where he’s playing for a fifth consecutive title, which has never been done before.

A look back at ’09 French Open – part 2

Svetlana Kuznetsova: The future was bright for Svetlana Kuznetsova when she won the US Open in 2004. But she never fullfilled her potential, and had just reached one Grand Slam final since. With the help of new coach Larissa Neiland, she refocused on her game, and put her career back on track. She battled past […]

A look back at ’09 French Open – part 1

From Nadal‘s shocking defeat against Soderling to Safina‘s collapse in final, FO 09 was full of surprises and upsets. Here’s a quick recap of last year’s Roland Garros in 9 photos. Rafael Nadal: “Defeats never make you grow, but you also realise how difficult what I achieved up until today was, and this is something […]

Welcome to Tennis Buzz

After long hours of work, dozens of pizzas and Red Bull, Tennis Buzz is finally online. There’s still a load of work to be done, but I hope you’ll enjoy Tennis Buzz, the new tennis community made by fans, for fans. As a member of Tennis Buzz, you can create your own profile, leave comments, […]