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 . […]

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 […]