Roland Garros 1990: Defending champion Sanchez loses in the first round

From Hard courts: real life on the professional tennis tours, by John Feinstein: Arantxa Sanchez had been having an inconsistent year, and few people gave her much chance to defend her title. But even fewer people thought that Mercedes Paz, her doubles partner, would be the person to knock her out of the tournament. Paz […]

Roland Garros 1983: Yannick Noah defeats Mats Wilander

Yannick Noah, Roland Garros 1983

From Game, set and deadline by Rex Bellamy: The men’s singles champion of France is a Frenchman – for the first time since 1946. Yannick Noah, aged 23, subdued Mats Wilander, last year’s winner, by 6-2 7-5 7-6 in two hours and 24 minutes here yesterday. We could only guess what was going on inside […]

Roland Garros 1967: Françoise Durr defeats Lesley Turner

Françoise Durr, Roland Garros 1967

From Game, set and deadline by Rex Bellamy: French tennis will long remember this sweltering Sunday afternoon. At 4.20 the crowded centre court of the Stade Roland Garros – its four vast banks ablaze with colour, like giant flower-beds – almost bust asunder with noise and movement. France was saluting its first women’s singles champion […]

Roland Garros 2015: Lacoste players outfits

John Isner Roland Garros 2015 outfit

Lacoste revealed its players outfits for Roland Garros. Men will be wearing pieces of the LT12 capsule collection: John Isner: David Goffin: Jérémy Chardy: Women will be wearing the SS15 tennis collection, dress for Alizé Cornet: Top and skort for Elena Vesnina: Also read: A visit to Lacoste showroom Introducing Lacoste LT12 racquet and follow […]

Barcelona Open 2015: Kei Nishikori retains his title

Kei Nishikori posing with the trophy, Barcelona Open 2015

Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title by beating Pablo Andujar 6-4 6-4 in the final to win his ninth career title. The Japanese will be one of the players to watch at the upcoming French Open.

Draganja and Kontinen claim the 2015 Barcelona Open title

Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen, Barcelona Open 2015

Marin Drahanja and Henri Kontinen defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-3 6-7 11-9 to claim the Barcelona Open title. It’s their third win this year, following victories in Marseille and Zagreb.