Last Saturday I took a guided tour of Stade Pierre Mauroy, that will host the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from 21 to 23 November. To be honest, I’ve been quite disappointed by the guided tour: there’s not much to visit, it lasts around 40 minutes only and explanations by the guide were […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Former champion Li Na will be competition-ready in a Nike Dri-FIT Tech Polo.
Victoria Azarenka will pair the Nike DF Vaportouch Tank with the Novelty Knit Skirt.
Juan Martin del Potro will don the Nike Advantage UV Stripe Crew.
Federer will wear the Nike Premier RF Crew. Roger Federer signature shoe, the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour:
Serena Williams will take to the court in a sleek Nike Wrap Knit Dress.