• Sam Stosur, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016 R1: Sam Stosur defeats Misaki Doi

    A difficult first-round match for the Roland Garros 2010 finalist. She won the first set quite easily 6-2. But lost her serve early in the second set, and the game was stopped by darkness on Monday at 6-2 1-3. Play resumed on Tuesday morning and the Japanese leveled at one set all. Down a break […]

  • Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2016

    Day 3 at Roland Garros 2016

    I usually like preparing my day at Roland Garros, and write down the matches I want to watch but more often than not I end up watching different matches than those planned. I had in mind to attend either Coric-Fritz on court 8 or Bouchard-Siegemund on court 16. But given the long long long queues […]

  • Serena Williams Roland Garros shoes

    Roland Garros 2016: Serena Williams NikeCourt Flare shoe

    Serena Williams will compete in Paris in a NikeCourt Flare that celebrates her love of roses. It is available beginning nike.com/nikelab and select NikeLab stores. Follow our Roland Garros 2016 coverage.

  • Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros 2016

    Nadal responds to doping allegations

    Former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on French TV last March that “it is known that the injury of Rafael Nadal, which lasted seven months, was probably because of a positive control”. Nadal filled a lawsuit against Bachelot last month. Here are a few extracts from l’Equipe Magazine’s interview in which the 9-time Roland […]

  • Julien Benneteau, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016: Benneteau and Halys at practice

    Julien Benneteau and Quentin Halys practiced together on court Lenglen on Friday. Benneteau will face recent Rome semifinalist Lucas Pouille in the first round, while Halys will face Hyeon Chung.

  • Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo

    Amélie Mauresmo talks about her split with Andy Murray

    Andy Murray announced his ‘mutually agreed’ split from coach Amélie Mauresmo earlier this month. In an interview with l’Equipe Magazine, Mauresmo explains the reasons behind the end of their partnership. She also talks about the Fed Cup, and various things she already discussed in previous interviews like her view on Grand Slams format and lack […]

  • Pablo Carreno Busta, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016: Carreno Busta at practice

    The world number 43 had solid results this year with two finals in Bueno Aires and Estoril. I don’t know much about this player but he seems a good guy and it looked like he enjoyed his one-hour practice on the Lenglen. He will face Federico Delbonis in the first round.

  • Angelique Kerber at pactice, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016: Kerber and Suarez Navarro at practice

    Angelique Kerber and Carla Suarez Navarro practiced together on court Suzanne Lenglen this afternoon, they warmed up, and then played a set.

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Chris Evert

Chris Evert, an American Original

By Neil Amdur, World Tennis, December 1989 By remaining true to herself, Jimmy Evert’s little girl gave new meaning to the word champion For two decades she was Our Girl, Chrissie, Chris America, The Girl Next Door. She amazed us with her carriage, consistency and cool. And as she matured before our eyes, from a […]

Chris Evert, Fed Cup 1989

The final chapter by Chris Evert

Published in World Tennis Magazine, December 1989. In October 1989, Chris Evert represented the United States for the last time in the Federation Cup. Here, she recounts the week. Tuesday Our first-round match is against Greece. I play Christine Papadaki, who I have never played or even seen before. The stress I feel before the […]

Li Na

Break point #3: Li Na, Gala and Asia

Enjoy the third edition of Break Point, our monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web: – Li Na announced her retirement last month. Read Stephanie’s tribute to the 2-time Grand Slam champion: Thanks Li Na – another, most surprising retirement: Australian hope Ash Barty, aged 18, takes indefinite break from tennis – […]

Michael Westphal

Michael Westphal wrote German Davis Cup history

There are moments which make you famous and immortal overnight. In the match of his life against Tomas Smid, Michael Westphal played himself into the hearts of a whole nation in 5 hours and 29 minutes. Becker triggered off the tennisboom It was Friday, October 4th, 1985 in the Festhalle in Frankfurt. Whole Germany was […]

Lille Grand Place

Bienvenue à Lille for the Davis Cup final!

From 21 to 23 November France and Switzerland will contest the 2014 Davis Cup Final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Lille suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq. If you’re planning to attend and wonder how to get tickets, how to get to the stadium or what to do in Lille, this article is for you. […]

Roland Garros Court 1

Do you really know what clay is made of?

Red clay-courts are made of 5 layers: 1- red brick dust: 1-2 mm 2- crushed white limestone: 6-7 cm 3- clinker (coal residue): 7-8 cm 4- crushed gravel: at least 30 cm 5- drain The red brick dust gives the ball extra grip when it hits the deck, making the surface characteristically slow. But clay […]