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    Do you really know what clay is made of?

    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 […]

  • 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 the […]

  • Serena Williams

    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 […]

  • Optima Open

    Optima Open 2014 report

    I spent a day in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, last month to attend the third day of the Optima Open, the Belgian stop of the ATP Champions Tour. It was the second seniors event I attended this year after the World Tennis Day showdown in London last March (find all the recap here). Situated in the heart […]

  • Marin Cilic

    2014 US Open: Cilic defeats Nishikori, wins first Grand Slam title

    One week before the start of the US Open, I did attend the Optima Open, the Belgian stop of the ATP Champions Tour. Goran Ivanisevic was taking part to the tournament, and after his match against Pat Cash, he talked a bit about his protege Marin Cilic, said Cilic was playing really well and that […]

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40 Love: WTA celebrates 40 years

The WTA will honor four decades of growth and achievements throughout 2013 with a season-long integrated marketing campaign named 40 LOVE, which was launched this week in Indian Wells. The WTA will honor historic milestones, headlined by a celebration of women’s tennis and the champions of the WTA at an event that will include the […]

Lacoste Andy Roddick Spring/Summer 2013 collection

Check out some pics of the Andy Roddick Lacoste Spring 2013 Collection, available at Lacoste. Lacoste Men’s Spring/Summer Roddick Striped Polo This Andy Roddick signature polo features features a ribbed collar, two-button placket, all-over stripes, contrast coloring along hem, embroidered Lacoste patches on right sleeve and upper back, and a large Croc applique on left […]

Indian Wells 2013 recap part 2

This is a guest post by Ruari Grant. This post was also published on the AndBeThere blog. You can connect to us via: Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Our Website | Flickr | Via Email As always, I would like to thanks Tennis-Buzz. A few rounds of top tennis have gone by since my post about the early part of the tournament, and there has been a lot of […]

Train like a pro with Nike and Serena

Nike Training Club debuts a new workout with tennis star Serena Williams. Serena’s Core Power workout features some of her favorite core-strengthening moves that have helped her stay at the top of women’s tennis for more than a decade. The 15-minute workout includes basic exercises done with stability balls and resistance bands, making them great […]

Indian Wells 2013 recap part 1

This is a guest post by Ruari Grant. This post was also published on the AndBeThere blog. You can connect to us via: Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Our Website | Flickr | Via Email I would like to thank Tennis-Buzz for this opportunity. Well the first Masters 1000 event of the 2013 season is now well and truly underway, with all the seeds having completed their first […]