• 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.

  • Rafa Nadal at practice

    Roland Garros 2016: Rafa Nadal at practice

    Today was my first day at Roland Garros. I arrived just in time to watch the end of Rafa‘s training with uncle Toni on court Suzanne Lenglen. Rafa mostly worked on his backhand and drop shots. Here are a few pictures, enjoy!

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Djokovic and Wawrinka

2014 Western & Southern Open: players at practice

Thanks to Peg, who covered the Cincinnati Masters for Tennis Buzz, a few pictures of players practicing: Sam Stosur: Svetlana Kuznetsova: Lucie Safarova: Jelena Jankovic:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Coda: Stars and Flowers – Cincy report #8

At the Western and Southern Open, I saw lines for autograph signings stretching out from the Midwest Sports tent (where Berdych was stationed Monday morning) and the Western and Southern tent (where ticketed signings were conducted with Sharapova, Murray, Wozniacki, and others). The crowds at the entrance to the players’ center were thick at the […]

Steve Johnson

The Mixed Zone – Cincy Report #7

At the Western and Southern Open, the “mixed zone” is an area to the left of the entrance to the players’ lounge. The windows are similar to the backdrop in the main interview room, so that the logos of the tours and the sponsors appear in the photos and broadcasts of interviews conducted there. This […]

Taylor Townsend

Interviews and Press Conferences – Cincy Report #6

Peg is covering the Western & Southern Open for Tennis Buzz. Enjoy her behind the scenes of the tournament (more to come!): At the Western and Southern Open, interviews are conducted in a variety of settings, including on the ESPN stage, which was set up Sunday morning: By mid-week, swarms of spectators crowded around the […]

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Rafa, Serena, Vika, Li Na and Genie introduce the Fall’14 Nike Tech Collection

The new Fall 2014 Tech Pack collection, featuring an updated Tech Windrunner and all-new Tech Butterfly, arrives on nike.com/sportswear August 21, and at select retailers August 28.

1990 Cincinnati Open: Edberg beats Gilbert, becomes No.1

Extract from Hard Courts by John Feinstein Cincinnati had been favored stop on the tour since 1979, when it had become The ATP tournament. For years it was the only tour stop that contributed funds to the players’ pension funds. It was also a prime example of how a tournament could grow by promoting itself […]