• Boris Becker

    Bercy report #2: past champions in the stands

    Boris Becker, looking bored during Djokovic second round win over Philipp Kohlschreiber: Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He was also finalist in 1990 and 1995. Former world number one Amélie Mauresmo, now Andy Murray’s coach: Michael Chang watching Kei Nishikori’s second round win over Tommy Robredo, with his […]

  • Kei Nishikori

    Bercy 2014 day 3: Nishikori vs Robredo

    While Tsonga and Melzer were playing on Court Central in front of 10,000 people, Tommy Robredo and Kei Nishikori were battling on Court 1 in front of about 300 people. Court 1 is terrible, the ceiling is low, it is really noisy and looks like a warehouse or a bunker. The only good thing is […]

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    Bercy 2014 day 3: Tsonga vs Melzer

    I only watched the first set, won easily by Tsonga 6-2, before heading to court 1 for the Nishikori-Robredo second round match. I was quite surprised to learn that Tsonga had to battle three sets to defeat Melzer. Here are a few pictures of the match: Follow our Bercy 2014 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

  • Andy Murray

    Bercy 2014 day 3: Murray vs Benneteau

    Win his straight sets win over Julien Benneteau on Wednesday, Andy Murray has now won 19 of his last 21 matches, with 3 titles under his belt (Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia). 6-3 6-4 for the Scot who can thank Benneteau for all his unforced errors. Murray who is fifth in the race, needs to reach […]

  • Novak Djokovic

    Bercy 2014 day 2: Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber

    A really solid 6-3 6-4 win for Novak Djokovic who is once again the big favorite for the title here. But he could lose his number one ranking if he loses in quarterfinals and Roger Federer wins the tournament. Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He […]

  • Richard Gasquet

    Bercy 2014 day 1: Gasquet vs Istomin

    Bothered by a back injury before the French Open, Richard Gasquet has had a disappointing season so far: he reached only one final (Eastbourne, loss to Feliciano Lopez) and is now out of the top 20. With a good performance in Paris he could secure a spot in the French Davis Cup team that will […]

  • New Balance 2015 collection

    New Balance Press Day: SS15 Collection

    On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections. With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest […]

  • Bercy Arena

    Bercy report #1: the POPB

    Home of the Paris Bercy Masters since 1986, the POPB (Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy) can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Opened in 1984, it was conceived as a modifiable sports arena capable of accomodating between 3500 and 17000 spectators for over 24 sports from […]

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Wimbledon memories: Mrs Blanche Bingley Hillyard

Six times Wimbledon champion Blanche Bingley Hillyard recalls her second Wimbledon victory in 1889. Extract from Lawn Tennis for Ladies by Dorothy Chambers Lambert. “One of the most exciting matches I remember was the final for the championships at Wimbledon, played on the Centre Court on July 6, 1889, between Miss Rice and me. I […]

Wimbledon memories: Dora Boothby

Extract from Lawn Tennis for Ladies by Dorothy Chambers Lambert: “Without doubt my most exciting match was the final last year (1909) at Wimbledon. In every player’s heart there must be a faint hope that one day she may win the All England Championship. At least it has always been mine. From Christmas and all […]

Wimbledon memories: Charlotte Cooper Sterry

5 times Wimbledon champion (1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908), 6 times runner-up (at that time the winner was automatically qualified for the final the year after) and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion, Charlotte Cooper recalls her best Wimbledon memories in the book Lawn Tennis for Ladies by Dorothy Chambers Lambert, published in […]

Third Queen’s title for Andy Murray

Andy Murray was crowned king of Queen’s Club for the third time as the world number two roared back to defeat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s final. Murray donated his prize £75,000 prize money to the Rally Against Cancer charity for the Royal Marsden hospital. The 26-year-old’s third successful Queen’s campaign […]

Serena Williams

Roland Garros 2013: Serena poses with trophy near Eiffel Tower

Thanks to Loic for his great pics of Serena Williams with her French Open trophy: