adidas announced the signing of rising star Alex Zverev. It’s adidas second big signing after Tomas Berdych earlier this year. Other adidas tennis ambassadors include 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The future looks bright in stripes. Welcome to the club, @alexzverev123. Alexander "Sascha" […]
Article by Franck Ramella for l’Equipe Magazine, translation by Tennis Buzz: Since 1983, Les Petits As tournament welcome players aged from 12 to 14 who sometimes write the beginning of a long story. Like Richard Gasquet, winner in 1999 after a victory of Nadal in the quarterfinals. Q: Before we speak about the young ones, […]
Everyone told me to enjoy the match but I wanted to win Interview by Stern, translation by Tennis Buzz After her Australian Open victory, Angelique Kerber is at the zenith of her career and in the footsteps of her idol Steffi Graf. “Everything that happened for the last two weeks is amazing”, said Kerber after […]
Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares, playing their first tournament together defeated Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau 6-4 4-6 10-5 to capture the mixed doubles crown in Melbourne. On Saturday, Soares won the doubles title pairing Jamie Murray. They beat veterans Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek (80 years combined) 2-6 6-4 7-5 in the final. .@jamie_murray's […]
Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz: Yesterday Amélie Mauresmo was the biggest fan of her protege, Andy Murray, but ten years ago she captured her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Flashback. Q: Do yo remember exactly your route to victory here in 2006? Ouch! (Thinking…) I start with the Chinese Sun. Right? Then […]
And that makes it three Grand Slams in a row for Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Their 7-6 6-3 victory over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka extend their unbeaten run to 36 matches. It is Martina Hingis’ 21th Grand Slam title: 5 in singles, 4 in mixed doubles and now 12 in women doubles.
Lucas Pouille’s coach Emmanuel Planque talks about the Canadian’s improved game. Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz “Apart from Djoko, I don’t see anyone who can beat him here.” I told you that just after the match against Lucas (Pouille). I was a bit stunned after the match. I re-watched the match several times […]
Gael Monfils reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the first time after a 7-5 3-6 6-3 7-6 win over 74th ranked Andrey Kuznetsov. The Frenchman had an easy ride to the the last 8, beating Yuichi Sugita (124), Nicolas Mahut (63) and Stéphane Robert (225); but he’ll be the underdog on Wednesday as he faces […]
I was on my way to the court Chatrier to watch Federer’s first round match against Lacko when I saw a big crowd around court 12. I moved closer and saw Rafael Nadal hitting with Feliciano Lopez. Sorry for the not so good quality of the pictures, but I was quite far away from the […]
Some pictures of Serena Williams at practice a few hours before her first round match against French player Alizé Lim. Follow our Roland Garros 2014 coverage on Tennis Buzz and stay tuned for more pictures and videos. If you attend the tournament and want to share your pictures, videos or stories, please contact us.
1989 marks the 25th anniversary of Michael Chang lone Grand Slam title at Roland Garros (read more about his victory here). Kei Nishikori, winner in Barcelona and finalist in Madrid will not repeat Chang’s feat this year as he lost to Martin Klizan in the first round. Here are some pictures of Kei Nishikori at […]
The tournament is already over for the Australian Open champion: Li Na was ousted by French youngster Kristina Mladenovic in the first round. Kristina Mladenovic, No. 103 (picture below) had won only one match at Roland Garros in her previous five appearances. Enjoy these pictures of Li Na at practice on Friday on Court Suzanne […]
Richard Gasquet practised twice on Court Lenglen on Friday. First with Paul-Henri Mathieu and then a few hours later with a Spanish player (not sure about that, I didn’t recognize him). Gasquet seemed frustrated by his game at times and still bothered by his back pains.
On May 27, 1987, wild card Eric Winogradsky (No. 152) defeated recent Australian Open champion Stefan Edberg (No.3) 7-6 7-6 7-5 in the second round of the French Open. In this interview, Winogradsky talks about his exploit and tells he would have preferred to win the doubles final with his friend Mansour Bahrami. Interview by […]