• 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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Roland Garros stadium

Roland Garros opens its doors

Every year in September, 50 European countries take part in the European Heritage Days, a programme that offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. For the first time, yesterday, the French Federation of tennis opened up the Roland Garros stadium and museum free to […]

Vitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis by Jimmy Connors

Excerpt of Jimmy Connors‘ autobiography The Outsider: A friend remembered “Vitas Gerulaitis was 17 and I was 19 when we first met, after he met the Riordan circuit. We hung out a lot together through the 70s and 80s. When I won the US Open in 1978, I went out for a celebration dinner at […]

Serena Williams, US Open 2214

We Don’t Know What the Story Is (and That Is Why We Watch)

This is a guest post by Margaret The Open already felt … uncertain, since one of my favorites couldn’t defend his championship. An American attending an American tournament, when much had been made of the steadily vanishing number of Americans in the Men’s Singles Draw, I wondered if the tournament’s “big story” would be a […]

Sles, McEnroe, Clijsters and Bahrami

Optima Open 2014: Seles, Clijsters, McEnroe and Bahrami

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here). Last match of the day: a mixed doubles exhibition with Kim Clijsters, Monica Seles, John McEnroe and Mansour Bahrami! It’s always a pleasure to see these great champions play and have […]

Henri Leconte

Optima Open 2014: Henri Leconte vs Greg Rusedski

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here). Second match of the day: crowd favorite Henri Leconte against Greg Rusedski. Rusedski won the match 7-5 6-3 but as expected Henri stole the show on court (let’s say Rusedski is […]

Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Cash

Optima Open 2014: Pat Cash vs Goran Ivanisevic

My reports on the Optima Open are finally online! This match took place on Saturday, August 16th (read my complete Optima Open report here). First match of the day between two Wimbledon champions: Pat Cash (1987) and Goran Ivanisevic (2001). An entertaining match with lots of interactions between the players and the public. Cash and […]