French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass has served up a capsule collection of sportswear for fans attending the next French Open.

Chantal Thomass Roland Garros capsule collection

Chantal Thomass designed the 11 pieces collection with a bit of a humour and a feminine touch. The collection includes polo shirts, polo dresses, pleated skirts but also a printed scarf and an umbrella.

Chantal Thomass Roland Garros capsule collectionpolo-noir-thomass
polo-rose-thomass robe-noire-rose-thomass
 tshirt-motif-thomasstunique-noire-blanc-thomass

The capsule collection designed by Chantal Thomass for the coming Roland Garros tournament will be available in the Roland- Garros boutiques starting May 24th.

Source: Vogue.it

Roland Garros

Except for qualifiers, there are no ticket sales at the stadium itself before or during tournament. All bookings have to be made before the event. The tickets sell out really fast, so you better be prepared.

The events

Rafael Nadal

Qualifiers – 20 to 23 May

Tickets for the stadium during the qualifiers give the bearer access to the entire public area within the stadium. Courts 6 to 18 have unreserved seating and are open to all. Court Suzanne Lenglen is also open to all spectators to watch players from the main draw practising before the tournament starts.

Roland Garros Kids’ Day – 24 May

Roland Garros Kids’ Day is a charity event, devoted to fund raising for charitable organisations. On Kids’ Day, exhibition matches are scheduled on the three main courts, with plenty of other activities and practice sessions on the other courts and throughout the stadium.

French Open – 25 May to 8 June

Follow our 2014 French Open coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Legends Trophy

The Legends Trophy (Trophée des Légendes) brings together twenty-four of history’s greatest champions, grouped according to age in the two men’s draws, and twelve former women’s tennis stars. It is a great opportunity to watch some former champions play in a friendly and funny atmosphere.
Matches are played on court 1 and court Suzanne Lenglen during the second week of the French Open.

Wheelchair tennis tournament

The wheelchair tennis tournament is held on courts 7, 9 and 11 during the second week of the French Open.
All wheelchair tennis matches can be watched by holders of outside courts tickets.

The courts

Court Philippe Chatrier

Court Philippe Chatrier was built in 1928 as Roland Garros’s centerpiece and remains its principal venue, seating 14,840 spectators. The stadium was known simply as “Court Central” until 1998, when it was renamed for Philippe Chatrier, the long-time president of the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) who helped restore tennis as a Summer Olympics sport in 1988.

Court Suzanne Lenglen

The secondary Roland Garros stadium with a capacity of 10,068 spectators, the court Suzanne Lenglen was built in 1994. Suzanne Lenglen, born in 1899, was the first female tennis celebrity and one of the first international female sport stars, named La Divine (the divine one) by the French press.

Court One

Nicknamed the “Bullring” because of its circular shape – is a favorite among serious tennis fans because of its relatively small size ( 3,800 seats) and feeling of close proximity to the action.

Outside courts

Courts 2, 3 and 7 are the main outside courts and have been the scene of some stunning French Open upsets in the past. In the early rounds of the tournament, outside courts are also the place to be to watch the top players practicing (check out my pics of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur at practice).

Tickets for courts Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and one give access to the outside courts. On main show courts you will be assigned an allocated seat for the whole day. On the outside courts, seating is on a first come first served basis, there is no allocated seat.

The tickets

Serena Williams

Individual tickets

3 types of individual tickets are available:

Individual all day tickets

Evening Visitors from 25 May to 1 June: Tickets to one of the show courts from 5pm.
– book your evening ticket online from 5pm the day before your visit.
– come to the ticket office at Gate B – Mousquetaires the day of your visit.

Afternoon visitors from 25 May to 1 June: Tickets to the outside courts and all the public areas from 3pm.
– book your afternoon ticket online from 3pm the day before your visit
– come to the Gate I – Suzanne-Lenglen the day of your visit
– enter the Grounds directly from 3pm.

Multi day passes

Multi-day passes offer a better rate than tickets bought separately. Packs available:
– qualifying 2 and 4 days passes
– week end: Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June
– first week: Sunday 25 May to Sunday 1 June
– second week: Monday 2 to Sunday 8 June
– semifinals: Thursday 5 and Friday 6 June
– finals: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June

VIP packages

All VIP packages include:
– one ticket to the Court Philippe-Chatrier or Suzanne-Lenglen, in category Loge, 1 or 2
– dedicated services: lounges, dining, hotels …

VIP packages are on sale since January 15th. All the details here.

How to order tickets

There are only 3 ways to (legally) buy tickets:
– the official Roland Garros website
– the Viagogo Roland Garros exchange ticket website
– official French Open agencies that propose exclusively VIP tickets and corporate hospitality offers. You can find the complete list here.

Roland Garros website

Ticket sales open to the general public on March 12th. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, so check out the website in advance to plan what days and courts you would like tickets for.

– create an account on rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com
– choose your event (French Open, Qualifyings, Roland Garros Kids Day, Evening visitors, Wheelchair tennis tournament, Perrier Legends Trophy)
– choose your offer (Packs or Individual tickets)
– select the court and date of your choice
– when you have selected all your tickets, enter your payment details

You will then receive an email confirmation with all the details to retrieve you e-tickets.
The e-tickets need to be printed and will be scanned at the entrance gate of the stadium, where a pass will be printed in the name of the ticketholder. These will be checked against an ID to enter the stadium.

Viagogo Roland Garros exchange ticket website

From April, you can also purchase and resell tickets via the Roland-Garros / Viagogo ticket exchange. You can buy tickets up until the day of the event, depending on their avalaibility.
To purchase tickets on Viagogo:
– create an account on viagogo.fr/rolandgarros
– once you have logged in, a list of events will appear
– choose your tickets
– enter the holder’s name for each ticket: you can’t change holder’s name once the order has been confirmed
– enter your payment details

You will then receive an email confirmation with all the details to retrieve your e-tickets.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here, I’ll try to answer the best I can.

Philippe Chatrier court

VIP packages are now on sale on the tournament’s official ticketing website: rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com.

All VIP packages include:
– one ticket to the Court Philippe-Chatrier or Suzanne-Lenglen, in category Loge, 1 or 2
– dedicated services: lounges, dining, hotels …

Check out more details below:

VIP pack La Brasserie

Includes:
– category 2 seat on Philippe Chatrier court
– lunch at La Brasserie Les jardins de Roland Garros
– VIP entrance
From €175 to €620

VIP pack La Divine

Includes:
– box or category 1 seat on Suzanne Lenglen court
– access to the Suzanne Lenglen reception lounge
– dining
– VIP entrance
From €215 to €450

VIP pack L’Open

Includes:
– box or category 1 seat on Philippe Chatrier court
– access to the Philippe Chatrier reception lounge
– all you can eat buffet
– VIP entrance
From €340 to €1445

VIP pack Les Mousquetaires

Includes:
– category 1 seat in a private box with access to the Philippe Chatrier court
– access to the Les Mousquetaires lounge with direct view and access to Philippe Chatrier Court
– lunch box
– Roland Garros branded gift
– VIP entrance
From €375 to €1065

VIP pack The player

Includes:
– category 1 seat on Philippe Chatrier court
– guided tour around the stadium
– meeting with French tennis players
– welcome breakfast at La Brasserie Les jardins de Roland Garros
– lunch box
– Roland Garros branded gift
– parking space
From €495 to €1050

VIP pack Parisian dream

– two days and one night stay at the Shangri-La, a 5-Star luxury Parisian hotel
– shuttle service from the hotel to the Roland Garros stadium
– a box seat or a category 1 seat on Philippe-Chatrier Court
– lunch at La Brasserie Les jardins de Roland Garros
From €1125, for 2 or 4 persons. All the details here.

To purchase your VIP packs:
– create an account on rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com/
– choose your offer
– select the date of your choice
– enter your payment details
and that’s it. You will then receive an email confirmation with all the details to retrieve your e-tickets.

If you have any questions about the French Open 2014 tickets, feel free to ask here.

The French Tennis Federation has unveiled the official poster for Roland Garros 2014, designed by Spaniard Jean Uslé.

He chose to depict the dramatic yet civilised clash between tennis players, showing the net, the ball and the epic action in a colourful baroque work.

Roland Garros 2014 poster

Horrible as usual…This was Roland Garros 2013 poster, designed by David Nash:

poster Roland Garros 2013

and Roland Garros 2012 poster by Hervé di Rosa:

poster Roland Garros 2012

A 5-year old kid would do better, don’t you think?